Best & Worst 2016: Culture & Nightlife

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Altria Broadway Season?

The constant presence of the Broadway in Richmond series at the Altria theatre on these lists is patently confusing to me. I understand that it is an event that happens in town, and no doubt it is a big event that causes all sorts of parking havoc and a scramble to get tickets in time. But that is where the "local" element ends. There is no local talent, either on stage, in the design process, or behind the scenes, to make those shows possible. I am all in favor of more folks getting out to the theatre, but when we have 8+ professional, producing theatre companies just within Central Richmond, having the Altria season shut out local companies feels a bit like the we're the local italian restaurant being beaten out by the Olive Garden.

Annie C. 103 days ago