A COMMUNITY THEATRE MANAGED BY THE COLONIAL BEACH PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION

Thank you to those who attended "Pygmalion"

Our production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion turned out to be a great success, lauded by most who attended. We were sold out most every night at our new venue in downtown Colonial Beach at 108 Hawthorn.

Those of you who attended Pygmalion were able to see the progress we have made at out new venue since our previous play last November. At a recent meeting, the CBPAA Board voted to proceed with raising the back row of seats (our 5 "nose bleed" seats) and further improve the tech booth, raising it to see over the back row and constructing the wall between the booth and the audience. At the same time we will be adding more railings in the audience to make it even safer for attendees.

The improvements we are making would not be possible without the support of donors who have been most generous. Our progress is a bit ahead of schedule as a result. We are most grateful, but are still in need to meet or goal of making our venue the greatest little playhouse in Virginia! The DONATE button on this page is available for credit card donations of any size. Or mail a check to P.O. Box 31, Colonial Beach, VA 22443. Our non-profit federal ID is listed at the bottom of this page.

 

Along with plays, our new space will be used for other performing arts events, including jazz performances. In early October we hosted a fashion show sponsored by Hawthorn Mercantile which was very popular. Other events may include piano or dance recitals, stand-up comedy, small musical groups (singers or instrumental), indoor movies, etc. etc. Our intimate venue will be a year-round performance space that serves the community and attracts people from all over Virginia and Maryland.

We are sad to announce that we will be unable to stage our comeback production of Nunsense due to cast unavailability. The good news is that we are replacing it with a musical review called A Gilbert and Sullivan Fun Fest, opening June 11. Check out our Next Production and Ticket pages. The Playhouse is also making plans for productions in late fall and near the end of the year.

For information about A Gilbert and Sullivan Fun Fest, click here>>

DURING 2020 WE MADE TWO SHORT VIDEOS FOR THE COLONIAL BEACH OSPREY FESTIVAL WEB SITE. TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS, CLICK HERE.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT

COLONIAL BEACH PLAYHOUSE . . .

Last night two of my friends and I went to the Colonial Beach Playhouse to see the Savannah Sipping Society. We were absolutely delighted and laughed all the way through the play! It was funny and also moving. The actresses were perfection and the stage ladies really got their groove on !! I hope that all of you beach people take the time to see this little gem of a play.

DS, Colonial Beach

From the simple stage of the community center, and with minimal props and sets, the audience is transported to the magical realm of this heart-moving children’s classic "Charlottes's Web." Its powerful messages about life and love are conveyed through 15 talented, enthusiastic actors, three of whom are just of elementary school age.

Fredericksburg Free Lance Star

Folks, the play was great...  We had 5 folks from Richmond come up - had dinner at Denson's, drove around the Point and ended up at the play...  Perfect evening and great memory with friends!!!  Thanks to all who were a part of getting this project/Playhouse together!! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in beautiful Colonial Beach!!

BS, Colonial Beach

Attended production Friday night!! Another wonderful production!!! Performance, stage, sound effects, etc. was OUTSTANDING!! Colonial Beach Playhouse is a WONDERFUL addition to our community.

TT,  Colonial Beach

A fun play. All did a great job. I highly recommend to CB residents. Go have a good laugh.

SD,  Colonial Beach

As a relatively new organization, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. Click the VOLUNTEER button for more information.

All live performances prior to 2021 were staged at the Colonial Beach Community Center
717 Marshall Ave, Colonial Beach, VA.