Launch Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center

Averett Arts Schedule: 2021-22

THEATRE FOR YOUTH PRODUCTION

BEN AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH by Bathsheba Doran
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)
Averett Faculty, Staff, and Students are free

  • September 16, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • September 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • September 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Megan and Ben are orphaned siblings alone in the world. She earns pennies as a human statue — painted silver — while her little brother draws marvelous portraits with only a stubby pencil. One fateful day, his artwork catches the eye of the malicious Mrs. Crawley, who has a scheme to make millions with a magic paintbrush. When she captures Ben and puts him to work, it’s up to Megan and their new friend Pierre to help him escape, discovering the value of kindness and bravery along the way. An enchanting story from olden times comes to life in this modern-day fairy tale.


SCOTLAND ROAD by Jeffrey Hatcher
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)
Averett Faculty, Staff, and Students are free

  • October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • October 22, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • October 23, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

In the last decade of the twentieth century, a beautiful young woman in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic. The woman, Winifred, is taken to an isolated spot on the coast of Maine where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her for six days. His goal: to crack her story, get her to confess she’s a fake, and reveal her true identity; his one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called “Scotland Road.” By the play’s end, one of the characters is dead, all the character’s identities have been questioned, and John and Winifred’s shared secret is revealed as they make one final journey to Scotland Road.


MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW

ALL TOGETHER NOW
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)
Averett Faculty, Staff, and Students are free

  • November 12. 2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • November 13, 2021@ 7:00 PM
  • November 14, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
  • November 14, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Hit songs from some of Broadway’s greatest musicals, featuring songs of hope for these troubling times. This is an enjoyable night of music from some of your favorite musicals. This production is a fundraiser for the Averett University Theatre Department.


AU Cougar Band POPS Concert

Friday, Nov.19, 2021 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Free Admission


Averett Celebrates Christmas

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 @ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Free Admission


PETER AND THE STARCATCHER by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)
Averett Faculty, Staff, and Students are free

  • February 17, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
  • February 18, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
  • February 19, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes to starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Come enjoy this Peter Pan foundation story as we follow a nameless orphan boy on his journey to becoming the boy who will never grow up.


HEAD OVER HEELS original conceived by Jeff Whitty, Music and Lyrics by The Go-Go’s
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens (60+)
Averett Faculty, Staff, and Students are free

  • April 7, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
  • April 8, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
  • April 9, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
  • April 10, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

A jukebox musical featuring the songs of The Go-Go’s and based on Philip Sidney’s The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, Head Over Heels is the story of what happens when the royal court of Arcadia is threatened by the mystical Oracle of Delphi with the loss of its “Beat,” the divine power that ensures the kingdom’s prosperity. King Basilius, whose own title is at stake, forces the members of the royal family and court on a journey to the woods in an attempt to escape the Oracle’s seemingly unavoidable prophecies. Through a plot containing usurped kingship, unlikely lovers, and gender-fluid disguises, Head Over Heels preaches unconditional love and acceptance of yourself and everyone you know, no matter their gender or sexual identity, and uses some of the greatest pop rock hits of the late 20th century. This production contains adult language and situations.


AU Cougar Band Spring Concert
Friday, April 22@ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Free Admission


Averett Singers Spring Concert
Sunday, April 24 @ 2:30 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Free Admission


Season Tickets are $40.00 for adults and $32.00 for Senior Citizens

Funding for the Arts@Averett series has been generously provided by the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust.


    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.