Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Upcoming Events


Date: February 26
Time: 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Come get prepared for Cinderella auditions. This workshop will help young actors become more comfortable with and know what to expect from our next audition. They will be learning a song and dance and will perform for friends and family at the end of the workshop. You don't want to miss such a great opportunity! This workshop does not guarantee a spot in the show. Limited spots available for the workshop, so be sure to make reservations, by calling the box office, as soon as possible!


Producer: Dr. Dave and Geri Ann Webster
Show Dates: March 4 & 5
Show Times:  Friday at 7:00 pm
Saturday cocktail party at 6:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm
Ticket prices: $25 for Friday, $50 for Saturday

Don’t miss the biggest hits in the most fun fundraiser of the year! You’ll hear radio favorites from the 1950’s to 2011, all in the same night.


Audition Dates: March 7 & 8
 Audition Time:  5:00 pm
Show Dates: May 13-15 & 20-22

There will be roles for guys and girls ages 7 through adult.  Scripts will be available for 48 hour checkout beginning Tuesday, February 22.  This will be a three-pronged audition with reading, singing and learning a basic dance step.


Sponsored by: Arrington Pest Control and Texas A&M Central Texas
Show Dates:  April 8-10 & 15-17
Show Times: 7:00 pm Friday/Saturday, 2:00 pm Sunday 

Two drifters with delusions of living off the “Fat of the Land” arrive at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place.  Don’t miss this classic Steinbeck story brought to life on the Mainstage.   

Visit us at www.vlatheatre.com/season.html or call us at the theatre to reserve your spot today!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Civil War Cast Member Olga Pena

For those of you who have not seen The Civil War yet, get very excited because there's still one final weekend left to catch the performance!!! Because of this, we would like to introduce you to another one of our cast members, previous opera singer, Olga Pena. The Civil War is Olga's second performance at VLA, and she will also be a hit in our upcoming fundraiser Legends! She has been involved in theatre since the age of 9 and even received her degree in Music. Ms. Pena began her journey in Killeen in 2005 when she became a reporter for the Killeen Daily Herald. She later was promoted to Managing Editor for the newspaper, but after working in journalism for 8 years is now a 4th grade teacher. In her free time, she is committed to leading worship at her church, writing and producing contemporary Christian music, performing at special events, and most importantly raising her two children. Come see Olga's amazing performance in The Civil War at VLA Theatre. The Civil War will only be running through February 20, 2011, so don't miss out!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Although The Civil War will be running till February 20th, we are excited to share with you our upcoming fundraiser, Legends, which will be coming up on March 4, 2011 and March 5, 2011. This amazing performance will include our talented performers sharing popular Billboard Top 40 Hits including Fleetwood Mac's Landslide, sang by Priscilla Pierce, Alanis Morsette's Ironic, sang by Kristen Kerr, Maroon 5's This Love, sang by Jonnathon Molina, The Black Crowes' Remedy, sang by John Lohse, and many more. Before the peformance on Saturday, the 5th, a raffle will take place, which will include prizes such as electronics, jewelry, dinners, elegant baskets, and more! We will also have a live auction, which will include auction items such as trips to the beach and the mountains, a fish fry for 50, and a few other surprises! Mark your calendars and join us for this fun-filled, cocktail attire, event! I'll remind you that food and drinks will be served on Saturday! What's a better way to spend your evening than with great music, great prizes, great food and drinks, and great fun?!!! Friday night's show begins at 7:00 pm. Saturday night's show begins at 8:00 pm with festivities starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now at our box office and at vlatheatre.com.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rebekah, The Cannon

VLA Theatre is honored to be able to display, in our lobby, an artillery piece from Civil War history. The cannon, which is named Rebekah, currently sits in our lobby in honor of our upcoming musical, The Civil War. Donated to us from Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Martin, the cannon is a 3" Wrought Iron Rifle, which is also known as an Ordnance Rifle. This type of rifle was used from the Civil War through the Spanish American War as the first rifled artillery piece. Purchased from Paulson Bro's in 1996, the cannon Mr. Daniel Martin donated is a replica of an actual Civil War gun. Mr. Martin has participated in several war re-enactments with the cannon, as well as what he calls "Hoot-n-Shoot's" in order to allow re-enactors to be able to get experience with firing weapons. Mr. Martin has participated in re-enactments in Jefferson, Temple, Longview, and San Angelo. He also had the honor of displaying the cannon at the Fort Taylor State Park, in Key West, for several years. Please feel free to stop by and check out this exciting piece, as well as several other artifacts from the Civil War time period. The artifacts will be on display during the running of our musical The Civil War,  February 4, 2011 through February 20, 2011.