October 10 – November 9, 2014
Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young readers as they watch a familiar story come alive on stage and teach them that sometimes it’s the most unlikely friends that prove to be the best.
Length: 1 hour & 15 minutes (+10 minute intermission)
Suggested for ages 5 and up.
In addition to playing guitar and singing, Lucas is playing the role of Lurvy.
The RichmondMom.com review titled "Charlotte’s Web Stays Beautifully True to The Novel" says: "Virginia Rep brings the cherished novel to life with exactly the right mix of love, nostalgia and honesty that makes you want to pick up the book and read it again.", "the young women sing time-honored songs such as You Are My Sunshine and Keep on the Sunny Side, beautifully anchored by the voice and music from Lucas Hall on the guitar.", "notable performances include Jessi Johnson and Paul Major as the uppity Goose and the Gander (respectively). Lucas Hall as the loveable Lurvy, Donathan Arnold as Avery, the hilarious and adorable Lamb played by Hanna Piper and Evan Nasteff as a sly Templeton." and "Charlotte’s Web is an excellent production for those who loved the book and a wonderful introduction for those who have yet to experience it." click here to read the full review
Richmond Family Magazine Theatre Review entitled ""Radiant" Charlotte’s Web is “Some Show” for Families" says: "Bravo Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theater…you’ve done it again!", "While not a musical, yesteryear songs are woven into the story. Our grandparents would immediately recognize every song and I’ll admit that when those talented narrators sang “You Are My Sunshine” I was missing my own grandma. (Kleenex a must.) However, not all of the songs are tearjerkers. One of my boys left the theater singing “Keep on the Sunny Side of Life.” The songs are backed by Lucas Hall who plays acoustic guitar just beautifully. (That’s some farmhand!)? - click here for the full review
The Richmond Theatre Critics Circle was established in 2008 with the sole purpose of recognizing excellence in Richmond-area professional theater through the nomination and presentation of an annual awards. It is the hope of the RTCC that this public recognition and celebration will bring more attention to the high calibre of live performance in central Virginia.
The annual black-tie event where the RTCC awards — or Artsies — are presented was organized not just as a celebration but as a charitable event with all proceeds benefiting the Theatre Artists Fund. This Fund provides emergency assistance to theater professionals who find themselves in dire financial circumstances, often because of a medical condition. Over the past three years, the annual Artsies events have resulted in several thousand dollars being contributed to the Fund.For more information about the RTCC awards go to rtccva.com
The summer season of public performances began during America's Bicentennial and continues today. These performances occur each Sunday in the summer beginning Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor Day weekend.
The Anniversary Performance takes place on the Sunday closest to March 23rd, the anniversary of the day on which Henry delivered his speech. The Veterans Day Performance takes place each November on the Sunday before Veterans Day. There is also a public performance as part of Court End Christmas. Court End Christmas is an annual Richmond tradition when many sites located in and near downtown Richmond throw open their doors to celebrate the coming holiday.
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For more information and public performance dates, go to www.HistoricStJohnsChurch.org
Killing Kennedy premiered on November 10th on the National Geographic Channel. Lucas played the role of a Dallas Police Officer (Officer Atwell).
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This Mariners’ Museum exhibition explores the aftermath of marine catastrophes through the perspective of those who have been cast adrift on the sea.
Description from the Mariners' Museum website:
SOS:Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!!
Immerse yourself in the chaos of sinking ships through a multi-media production. Experience the terror of witnessing a ship breaking apart and sinking... then hear the cries of passengers in a their struggle to survive. Feel the panic and anxiety as you realize you are lost, and alone in the ocean.
Lucas plays the role of a ship's captain in the middle of a terrible storm.
You can watch the video here - http://vimeo.com/54620968
Check out www.marinersmuseum.org/abandonship for more information
The Virginia Capitol Foundation, in partnership with Tim Reid & New Millennium Studios, produced this orientation film titled "Keepers of the Flame" which premiered October 25, 2012.
www.virginiacapitol.gov - www.nmstudios.com
Lucas played Carter Braxton, a delegate to the 2nd Virginia convention of 1775, at the convention where Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!" speech.
"High in the Appalachian Mountains and under a full moon, a timeless evil rises. An awakened predator whose savagery and ferocity are matched only by its insatiable appetite. Consumed by its legendary bloodlust, the creature begins the hunt for its oldest and most dangerous prey: Man. Special Agent Jack Driscoll has seen this before. The beast is his obsession and his nightmare. Now, he and his new partner must race against the rising moon to save a group of unsuspecting campers. Outmatched and unarmed, the frightened group must rally themselves to survive the night. As their numbers dwindle and their strength wanes, the group scrambles to answer the only question that will save their lives; how do you kill the unkillable?" - IMDB plot summary for The Feeding
The "minds and hearts of the people" began to change in Hanover County Virginia on December 1, 1763. It was at the old Hanover County Courthouse when an obscure country lawyer named Patrick Henry challenged the authority of the Church of England, and the King of England. In the "Parsons' Cause" as Henry's case became known, Patrick Henry thundered against the King's disavowal of a law passed by the Virginia House of Burgesses. In addition to thrusting Patrick Henry into the forefront of the Colonial legal and political circles, the Parsons' Cause established part of the foundation of the coming American Revolution.