Averett Arts Schedule

Charlotte’s Web

September 19-20, 2019 @ 7 p.m., September 21, 2019 @ 11 a.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)

Based on the beloved children’s novel by E.B. White, the Averett Theatre for Young People  Series brings you Charlotte’s Web, the story of Wilbur the pig, who is born the runt of the litter and thought too weak to live, and his friendship with Fern Arable, the little girl who saves him and adopts him.  We then meet a few barnyard friends but most importantly, Charlotte the spider, who truly saves his life.

DLANIEOUS – Funk and Groove Review

September 27, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Free Admission

Dlanieous Band has rocked and continues to rock audiences at every event with soulful renditions of music from yesterday and today. Featuring soul, R&B, blues, beach, funk, Motown and original tunes. Small band, big sound. The band members are seasoned artists who have traveled the world.

Coffeehouse Lecture Series – Stephen Davidson

October 8, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

Professor Stephen Davidson lives by the mantra. “Own yourself!”  He lived by it as a child who proudly wore wrestling and comic book T-shirts to school.  He lives by it as an adult who proudly wears wrestling and comic book T-shirts to holiday dinners.  And he wants to pass along that message to anyone else who will listen.  Mathematics is the conduit he uses for that message, and he wants to share his passion in his presentation on being a comic book collector.

Fall Student Art Show

October 21-December 2, 2019
Blount Library, Main Floor

A selection of student art work.

The Robber Bridegroom

November 7-9, 2019 @ 7 p.m., November 10, 2019 @ 2 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)

The Averett Theatre & Music Departments present a rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale set in eighteenth-century Mississippi. The show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother, her hen-pecked husband, a henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a rollicking country romp.

AU Cougar Band POPS Concert

November 22, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Free Admission

Averett Celebrates Christmas

December 5, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Free Admission

The Averett Music Department renews the tradition of “Averett Celebrates Christmas” with a collaboration of student and community performers. Join us to awaken your Christmas spirit.

Coffeehouse Lecture Series – Linda Lemery presents the Dr. Betty Heard Christmas Readings

December 10, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

Ms. Linda Lemery is a long-time Blount Library staff and adjunct faculty member of Averett University.  She has unlimited talents in creative writing, and loves to continually learn, gaining knowledge in many topics. She is an author and heavily involved with Danville’s Project Literacy. Lemery will delight children with her lively Christmas tales again this year.

Church Sisters in Concert

January 23, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Free Admission

Originally from the coal-mining district of Dickinson County, Va and then Danville, Va, The Church Sisters’ mesmerizing music chronicles their childhood with a haunting sound and bluegrass twist. Their roots extend through bluegrass and gospel, performing alongside legendary acts from a young age.

Coffeehouse Lecture Series – Travis Williams

February 4, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

Chief Flight Instructor Travis Williams tells all of his instructors that “the students’ job is to try to kill you. Your job is to not let it happen.  That is how they learn.”  He lives in a world where things have to be spelled out and followed precisely, where it truly is a matter of life or death.  This is a world he has been in since he was a little boy.  His grandfather was a plane owner and pilot who took Travis up all the time in his plane.  “Flying to me was just part of everyday life,” says Williams.  He will share his love and experiences of many years of flying.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

February 20-22, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)

The Averett Theatre Department is proud to present “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” This imaginative, zany comedy explores the paradox of modern technology’s ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. This play contains adult situations and adult language.

Winston-Salem State Singing Rams

February 27, 2020 @ 6 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Free Admission

For the third year in a row, Arts@Averett is proud to welcome back the Winston-Salem State University Choir to wrap up Black History Month. The Singing Rams are the oldest student organization on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.

Dr. Phillips and Friends Concert

March 15, 2020 @ 2:30 p.m.
West Main Baptist Church
Free Admission

Spring Student Art Show

March 16-April 20, 2020
Blount Library, Main Floor

A selection of student art work.

Musical Theatre Cabaret

March  19-21,  2020 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)

Hit songs from Broadway’s greatest musicals are quite often referred to as “Show Stoppers.” This will be an enjoyable night of music from your favorite musicals performed by the Averett Theatre Department.

Coffeehouse Lecture Series – Dr. Melanie Lewis

April 7, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

Dr. Melanie Lewis describes herself as “just a country girl,” and she is, but she is also a high- achieving, highly competitive woman who came to Averett as an athletic trainer who decided she wanted to teach. She has a wonderful side hobby of making wigs. The synthetic and human hair business is a multi-billion dollar industry.  Lewis will present on differences in synthetic and human hair and the wig-making process.

The Fox On The Fairway

April  16-18, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)

Join the Averett Theatre Department in a tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930’s and 1940’s. The play takes audiences on a hilarious romp which begins as Quail Valley Country Club prepares to take on archrival Crouching Squirrel in the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament. A charming madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf.

Spring AU Cougar Band Concert

April 24, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Free Admission

Averett Singers Concert

April 26, 2020 @ 2:30 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium
Free Admission


    Tickets

    Tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased in advance or on the night of the show from the Pritchett Auditorium Box Office 434-791-5867.

    Seating is general admission. Individual ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens.

    Season tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased for $36 for adult season tickets and $28 for students/senior citizens season tickets.

    Venue Addresses

    Pritchett Auditorium
    (in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center)
    150 Mountain View Ave.

    Blount Chapel(in Frith Hall)
    160 Mountain View Ave.

    Jut’s Café
    (in the Student Center)
    351 Townes St., First Floor

    Multipurpose Room
    (in the Student Center)
    351 Townes St., Second Floor

    Blount Library
    344 W. Main St.

    West Main Baptist Church
    450 W. Main St.