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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Opens at Waterworks

An evil queen, who is actually a witch, constantly asks a magic mirror who is the fairest in all the land. Fearing that her beauty is being eclipsed, the queen orders her huntsman to take the rival Snow White into the woods to be killed. Rather than harm her, the huntsman tells Snow White to […]

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“The Kitchen Witches” Heat Up the Waterworks Stage

After the success of the Waterworks Players recent production of RENT, they had to begin “from scratch” (as every new production must) with auditions for their next show, The Kitchen Witches, an award-winning comedy by Canadian playwright, Caroline Smith.  Director, Dudley Sauve, could be mistaken for a chef since he chose the perfect “ingredients” (cast […]

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Rent Opens at Waterworks Players

Audiences are in for a musical treat when Rent opens this Friday at Waterworks Players in Farmville.  The playhouse has been transformed to the gritty feel of New York’s lower east side for Jonathan Larson’s rock opera that documents a year in the lives of struggling artists, AIDS suffers, and homeless people trying to survive […]

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Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon Opens at Waterworks Players

Brigadoon, the 1947 Lerner and Loewe musical, is a romantic tale set in the highlands of Scotland with only one day to find love. Inspired by Friedrich Gerstacker’s 19th-century tale Germelshausen, Brigadoon tells the story of two game-hunting Americans who stumble upon a Scottish village that disappears in the Highland mist and returns for only […]

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A Review: Cinderella in the Kingdom of Prince Edward

A prince in search of true love, a wicked stepmother who pits her equally selfish daughters against the kind-hearted Cinderella, a fairy godmother, a pumpkin coach, a lost glass slipper.  You know the story, right? Come to the Waterworks Players’ third Christmas pantomime for a delightfully different take on Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale, Cinderella. […]

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Waterwork’s Proof Adds Up

Audiences are in for both an intellectual and artistic treat when attending the Waterworks Players’ production of David Auburn’s hit show Proof. An experienced, talented cast brings to life a smart, tightly-written drama with some surprising twists and turns. The play itself focuses on the reclusive daughter of a recently-deceased brilliant mathematician. Dealing with Robert’s […]

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What If Jesus Were from Georgia???? Don’t Miss Cotton Patch Gospel

Set in rural Georgia and complete with live music, The Greatest Story Ever Retold – Cotton Patch Gospel, music and lyrics by Harry Chapin, promises to delight audiences of all ages. Waterworks brings this toe-tapping full-length musical to the Heartland this weekend, September 21 and 22, and next weekend, September 28 and 29, at the […]

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‘Whodunit’ or ‘Whowuzit’

Have you been wondering how you might acknowledge, as opposed to celebrate, Halloween this year? You need to search no farther than the Waterworks Theatre. The present play Murderer is most appropriate for Halloween because it is a macabre treat filled with tricks. Another Shaffer takes a mundane love triangle and introduces twists and turns which hardly […]

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Waterworks Theatre Gives a Glimpse of its Life!

Life in the Theatre is one of David Mamet’s earlier plays, but its age has only added to the play’s potency. The playwright drags us backstage into the dressing room of a small town repertory theatre, where two actors are preparing for their next production. Robert, portrayed by Dudley Sauve, is an old hand at the […]

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Murder at Rutherford House

The Waterworks Playhouse has been temporarily transformed into the elegant Rutherford Mansion, and you are invited for dinner and a mystery. As this is no ordinary play, upon arriving at the fifth annual dinner party commemorating Lord William Rutherford’s death, you will receive a new identity; in this guise, you can play the part of […]