Reviews

Legally Blonde is a joyous, rousing treat

Waterworks Players’ Legally Blonde: The Musical is a joyous, rousing treat that brings community to community theater by casting student-actors from Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College along with an ensemble of seasoned Waterworks actors from the Farmville community and beyond. Although five of the 11 cast members are making their debuts at Waterworks Theater itself, […]

Review of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Julia Palmer Calling all theater lovers! You do not want to miss the Waterworks Players production of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. If this play is new to you, the catchy title provides just a hint of the originality and fun that await discovery. This production is community theater at […]

Fuddy Meers review

by Jes Simmons Buy tickets Waterworks Players’ performance of Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire is an evening of surprises, shocks, poignancy, and laughter. Lindsay-Abaire wrote Fuddy Meers at the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program, and it was first performed in 1999. In 2016, Lindsay-Abaire returned to Juilliard as co-director of the same […]

Into The Woods Review

Once upon a time, a Baker and his Wife were having a very, very bad day- they hadn’t a bun in the oven, in more ways than one. But what else should they expect when they live in a land of fairy tales and their next door neighbor is a witch? Promised a child in […]

Strong cast delivers outstanding performance

Waterworks Players have done it again. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is yet another successful production in a now long line-up of shows that are delivering first-class community theater to Farmville. Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1962) opened on Broadway in October of 1962 and won several top awards including a Tony Award […]

“May The Farce Be With You” Review

Once upon a time in a town far, far, far. . . . Were you thinking Farmville? Why, yes, it is Farmville and since it’s December, it’s time for Waterworks Players’ much anticipated annual pantomime. While common in Great Britain, pantomimes, or pantos as the Brits say, are not as familiar here in the U.S. […]

Review of “Rehearsal for Murder” by Wade Edwards

Rehearsal for Murder, an inventive, droll whodunit presented by the Waterworks Players, opens in Farmville on Friday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the Waterworks Theatre and continues through next weekend.  First produced as a 1982 CBS movie starring Robert Preston and Lynn Redgrave, the production is based on the teleplay by Richard Levinson and […]

Les Misérables Review

Winner of the 1987 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score, the long-running smash musical Les Misérables opens in Farmville on Friday as the Waterworks Players stage Victor Hugo’s sweeping story of insurrection, redemption, pain, and love.  Set in mid nineteenth-century France, the tale recounts the journey of Jean Valjean, who, having […]

Greg Tsigaridas, Rhonda Brock-Servais, Brett Hursey, and Jeff Bardwell

Small Doses Review

What’s a great antidote for overcast days, long nights and bone-rattling cold?  A good post-Valentine’s laugh, of course, and that’s exactly what The Waterworks Players’ current production provides.  Small Doses, a sampling of 10-minute plays by Brett Hursey, is just what the doctor ordered. Crisply directed by Hursey, these seven vignettes paint our all-too-human foolishness […]

Driving Miss Daisy: A Review

Driving Miss Daisy is a curious theatrical event.  Because of the hugely popular movie version that reprised Morgan Freeman as chauffeur Hoke Coleburn and featured Jessica Tandy as the redoubtable Miss Daisy—the role for which, at 81, she finally won a well-deserved Oscar—many Daisy lovers have never experienced Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play as a […]