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Burlesque queen turned detective comes alive on stage in June

In much the same way a spore can lay dormant for decades — and even centuries — before conditions are just right for its germination, Velda, burlesque queen turned detective, became encysted in Ron Miller’s mind, 20 years before her birth, entirely unbeknownst to the local author and illustrator.

Halifax County Little Theatre selects spring comedy

For theatre-goers, the name Neil Simon equates a good time:  “The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Come Blow Your Horn,” and numerous others.  

Concert Calendar

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Halifax County High School Auditorium, South Boston … U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus March 29, 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Gazette-Virginian. Admission is free, but ticket required. Contact the Gazette-Virginian for more info, 434-572-3945 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Auditions next week ‘Velda: Girl Detective’

Auditions for “Velda: Girl Detective” will be held at 7 p.m. April 3-4 at The Prizery in South Boston.

‘Dreamgirls’ opens Thursday at the Prizery

Dreamgirls. The term has been known to illicit strong reactions: visions of sequins and fluffy hair, snippets of songs and scenes, emotional reactions to the story and a soundtrack to die for.

Music students featured at Prizery class

Music teachers Toni Howell, Andrew Liggitt, Bryan and Kevin  Matheson, Tim Duncan and Roberta McCrowell will host a masterclass to highlight the music of J. S. Bach on Saturday, March 31, at 9 a.m. in The Prizery auditorium.

Student production kicks off Crossing of the Dan celebration

 

The curtain will rise on Thursday at 7 p.m. in The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre, as the Halifax County Middle School Crossing of the Dan players, singers and musicians present the story of the historic Crossing of the Dan.

The Jungle Book” opens Friday in South Boston

Rehearsals for Halifax County Little Theatre’s “The Jungle Book” reached a new high over the weekend as costumes and headpieces arrived to bring the colorful story from 19th-century India to vivid life on The Prizery stage.