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Thank you to our sponsors this month!
Our kind sponsors are helping to make this special online programming possible.
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How does it work?

Welcome to our brand new At Home With The Wayne campaign - a series of online, digital content to continue in our commitment of delivering diverse programming through (and despite) the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pay What You Will Content available to everyone

All of our At Home With The Wayne programs and special features are Pay What You Will and will provide a variety of online materials that entertain, inspire, enrich, and enlighten our audiences. While these are challenging times for all of us, the necessary response to COVID-19 has been especially difficult for venues like the Wayne Theatre. We rely on the support of patrons like you. Please continue to support us in any way that you can. You can make a donation, become a Partner In The Arts member, purchase tickets for upcoming shows, or purchase a gift certificate by calling us at 540-943-999.

For our Facebook Live Stream Events:

Each Wednesday evening, at 7:30 pm EDT, we are pleased to present a special Facebook Live video. If you have a Facebook account, you can simply GO HERE to join our Live Stream on Facebook, at 7:30 pm, every Wednesday night. There, you'll also find previously-recorded video content; and for even more, please scroll down on this page.

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previous live stream videos

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movies at the wayne

We invite you to watch these classic films from your home and enjoy the special video introduction messages, each week, from Jimmy Overton: Find Jimmy's video messages here.

Movie Schedule:

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Backstage Shenanigans

(Wed. June 23, 2020)

Let's take a look backstage - see the fun that happens behind-the-scenes and watch as lifelong friendships are made!

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Acting Tip Tuesday

(Tues. June 2, 2020)

Join Acting Coach & Director, Lesley Larsen for all kinds of ways to get extra creative, break through a rut, and do something a bit out of the box. Join Lesley as she introduces you to one of her favorite ways to stretch her creative muscles. Lesley also shares some other ideas for your Quarantined Artist Date. (Watch the video linked below to for fun ideas!)

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song of encouragement

(Sun. May 31, 2020)

At Home With The Wayne is an online programming series by the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, VA. In this video, we are pleased to share the inspirational song of strength and empowerment, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by our friend Karen Palumbo.

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singing with sarah

(Thurs. May 28, 2020)

Our At Home With The Wayne series is pleased to present another installment of our "Singing with Sarah" video series. In this video, join vocal coach, Sarah Cramer, as she shows us a fun activity to teach rhythm at home!

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behind the scenes tour

(Wed. May 27, 2020)

Join Hank Fitzgerald and his guest hosts: Tracy Straight, Chris Graham, and Rick Wheeler as they take us on a tour that shows us some of what goes on backstage and in the greenroom at the Wayne.

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acting tip

(Tues. May 26, 2020)

Watch as Lesley gives you the tools to properly introduce yourself in an audition! Sounds easy enough, right? Right?? Keep watching to see just how complicated it can be.

Make sure you record your slate for Lesley this week (May 26-30th) and email it to <education@waynetheatre.org> for some brief feedback! We'd LOVE to see your work.

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songs of encouragement

(Sun. May 24, 2020)

We are pleased to share the inspirational song of strength and empowerment, "Out Of Hiding" by our friend Taylor Farnsworth. Taylor was featured in our productions of My Fair Lady and Sister Act here at the Wayne Theatre.

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a look at choreography on the stage

(Wed. May 20, 2020)

In this video, you're invited to join Hank Fitzgerald for a Look At Choreography On The Stage.

Special thanks to our choreographers: Cory Willis, Emmanuel Kikoni, Anne Rosenberger, and Sarah Christensen!

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singing with sarah

(Thurs. May 14, 2020)

Join vocal coach Sarah Cramer and her special guest artist as she takes us through a journey of various musical styles!

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The Role of theatrical makeup

(Wed. May 13, 2020)

Join Director of Original Programming at the Wayne Theatre, Hank Fitzgerald, as he shares a look at the magic of makeup for the stage!

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Acting Tips

(Tues. May 12, 2020)

Join Director Lesley Larsen as she shares great physical warm-up techniques for performers.

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songs of encouragement

(Sun. May 10, 2020)

We are pleased to share songs of strength and encouragement during this unprecedented time in our history. It's our hope that these songs will offer peace and comfort; and we are pleased to present this video from our friend, Whitney Novotny, as she shares the song: "Hold Me Fast".

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singing with sarah

(Thurs. May 7, 2020)

In this video, join vocal coach Sarah Cramer as she shares some tips on how to conduct like a pro...but also with a twist!

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a moving look back at musicals

(Wed. May 6, 2020)

We love musicals. In today's video from the At Home With The Wayne programming series by the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, VA, join Hank Fitzgerald as he leads us on a look back at some of our musicals at the Wayne Theatre.

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acting tips tuesday

(Tues. May 5, 2020)

Ready for an intergalactic acting tip?  Join Lesley as she breaks down two exercises to help boost your imagination and get you thinking like your character.

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singing with sarah

(Thurs. April 30, 2020)

Join Sara Cramer as she leads us through some Vocal Warm-Ups that we can do right from home! Let's get singing!

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technical COMPONENTS of theatre

(Wed. April 29, 2020)

Let's go behind-the-scenes for an inside look at some of the technical components of theatre, exploring components like sound and lighting with Hank Fitzgerald.

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Acting Tips Tuesday

(Tues. April 28, 2020)

Join Lesley and actor and educator Cassy Maxton-Whitacre as they break down two facial warm up techniques and a vocal warm up that can help release tension and prepare you for speaking, singing - and even that next Zoom meeting! WARNING: This video contains absolutely ridiculous footage of actors warming up. Laughter may occur. BONUS: Tongue Twister Graphic

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songs of encouragement

(Sun. April 26, 2020)

We hope that you'll be uplifted by this beautiful song, "Trust In You", as performed by Heather Harlow.

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history of the boogie kings

(Fri. April 24, 2020)

Learn about the history of the Boogie Kings with J.T., Richard, and William.

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singing with sarah

(Thurs. April 23, 2020)

Join Sarah Cramer as she shares helpful tips on how to choose just the right audition song.

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Costumes & Wigs Wednesday

(Wed. April 22, 2020)

Do you know the Three R's in Costume Design? Don't miss this video with Hank Fitzgerald to learn all about those Three R's!

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STORYTELLING WITH BARB LAWSON

(Tues. April 21, 2020)

We have a special treat to share with you. Storyteller, Barb Lawson, has recorded this fun telling of the story of The Golden Bird. Check it out, below.

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Acting Tips Tuesday

(Tues. April 21, 2020)

How's your memory? In this video, one of our directors, Lesley Larsen shares some helpful tips on Memorization. Check it out...and "remember" to support the Wayne Theatre with a Pay What You Will donation. Every.single.donation makes an impact on the work that we do at the Wayne Theatre.

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songs of encouragement

On a regular basis, we are pleased to share various songs of hope and encouragement during this challenging season. We hope that these songs help to inspire you towards courage and fearlessness as we stand strong together.

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little shop of horrors

Singing With Sarah (Thurs. April 16, 2020)

In this video, join Sarah as she gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the vocal coaching sessions for the cast of Little Shop of Horrors at the Wayne Theatre. Special Guest: CJ Desantis

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little shop of horrors

Costumes and Wigs Wednesday (Wed. April 15, 2020)

Watch as Hank takes us behind the scenes for a look at the wild wigs and crazy costumes for this deviously delightful musical!

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little shop of horrors

Acting Tips Tuesday (Tues. April 14, 2020)

Join Lesley as she breaks down two techniques that can help you to quickly develop a solid character. SPECIAL GUEST: Josh Donohue.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Singing with Sarah (Thurs. April 9, 2020).

In this video, Sarah shows us just how the cast of The Importance of being Earnest creates music from unconventional items. Watch to learn more!

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Costumes & Wigs with Hank (Wed. April 8, 2020).

Join Hank Fitzgerald as he discusses some of the Victorian costumes that are used for our production of The Importance of Being Earnest.  Hank also shares his tips for curling hair on your old Halloween wigs!

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Acting Tips with Lesley (Tues. April 7, 2020). Lesley is excited to share two exercises that the cast of The Importance of Being Earnest plays during their rehearsals. Joined by actors Jennifer L. Jones and Makayla Baker Paxton, Lesley teaches you how to play two classic Improv games. Be sure to take pics or videos of you playing these games at home (or online!) and post it to social media using #athomewiththewayne.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Frozen, Jr

Singing With Sarah (Thurs. April 2, 2020). As part of our At Home With The Wayne programming series, this segment features an inside look at a voice lesson and Sarah gives tips about maintaining proper breath support while singing.

Special Guest Appearance by Quinn Franklin.

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Frozen, Jr

Costumes & Wigs Wednesday (Wed. April 1, 2020). As part of our At Home With The Wayne programming series, we're pleased to share a behind-the-scenes look at some of the beautiful costumes of Frozen JR.In this fun video, Haley discusses some of the processes for costume design and shows you how to make your very own Elsa crown.

Make-Your-Own Crown Template:

TRACEABLE CROWN TEMPLATE - JPG

DOWNLOADABLE/PRINTABLE MATERIALS LIST

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And don't forget the hair! Check out the video below to watch as Hank shares a great tip for dealing with tangled doll or wig hair!

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Frozen, Jr

Acting Tips Tuesday (Tues. March 31, 2020). As part of our At Home With The Wayne programming series, Lesley Larsen discusses acting tips used in our production of Frozen, JR. In this video, Lesley shares instruction on 'Neutral Stance' and how it's applied.

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Frozen, Jr

Live Stream Video (3.29.20) - Check out our first-ever At Home With The Wayne Live Video recorded on March 29, 2020 on Facebook. It's a lot of Fun with Frozen JR. Check it out below.

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Frozen, Jr

As the response to COVID-19 temporarily closed our doors at the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, Virginia, our production of Frozen JR was postponed. However, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, that didn't stop these determined kids! They turned a social distancing "parking lot rehearsal" into a "parking lot performance" - one that was just as spirited and filled with hope and heart as any show on our stage. While the sound quality isn't ideal, we think that you'll be inspired by the tenacity and positive attitude of these young singers.

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Art exhibit

My Color Filled World

Painting, printmaking and drawing have been cornerstones of Jill Jensen’s work. She has used them separately to create finished works of art and since 1998 and has combined them in her fiber based work. Beginning in June 2001, Jensen started a weekly practice of making small art quilts and journaling on the back side of the quilt. One shape is chosen for the entire year. In 2017 she decided to create her weekly quilts as a single time line to mark the passage of the year.  Excited with how this timeline worked, she is continuing to use this method to carry on with her journaling and maintaining a regular studio practice. We invite you to explore this exhibit with us, virtually through the video below.

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...Stay Tuned For More At Home With The Wayne Content


You can make a difference!

The Wayne Theatre depends on the generosity of our contributors to entertain the Shenandoah Valley with the best artists and shows. With ticket sales funding just 40% of operations, sponsorships and donations help make each star-studded season possible. The Wayne Theatre Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Donations may be mailed to:

Wayne Theatre Alliance
P.O. Box 1821
Waynesboro, VA 22980

To make a donation by phone:

The Wayne Theatre Alliance is also able to take phone donations via Credit Card (Visa, MC, Discover and Debit Cards are all accepted). Please call 540-943-9999.

Partner in the Arts

Become A partner

Our Contributors love the arts and annually support The Wayne.  As a Partner in the Arts member, you’ll enjoy an “inside scoop” on performances before they’re announced to the general public, among other great benefits. Your support improves the quality of life in our community.

Membership Levels

Associate Annual Membership – $75
Contributor Annual Membership – $150
Friend Annual Membership – $250
Patron Annual Membership – $500
Director Annual Membership – $1,000
Inner Circle or Encore Society Membership – $5,000 or more

Questions?  
Please call 540-943-9999

Sponsor a Show/Advertise in Playbill

Whether for a moment or for a lifetime, the arts touch people’s lives. Make a difference in the community by becoming a sponsor for a single performance or an entire season of programming. Or advertise in our playbill for ongoing reach to patrons of the theatre.

Questions?  
Please call 540-943-9999.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are available as individual or corporate gifts. It is a wonderful way to preserve a family’s legacy or to publicly show your commitment for culture in the Waynesboro community.

Questions?  
Please call 540-943-9999

Brick Campaign

You can be one of those who link the past to the future with a $125 donation. Not since the Wayne was opened in 1926 has there been a chance for you to put your thumbprints on the venerable structure and leave a mark for all those who pass by.

Seat Campaign

We invite you to join us in the opportunity and privilege of leaving an indelible mark on our historic treasure from 1926, the Wayne Theatre.

While partnering with us to bring a tremendous cultural resource to Waynesboro, you will also gain access to the actual naming of a seat, handsomely etched into the armrest itself. Through the link below, you can find more information about the naming opportunity for as many seats as you wish, through a tax-deductible donation.

Become part of the history of tomorrow by putting your name on a seat, remembering a loved one, or proudly displaying your company name. Gifting others with the naming of a seat is a timeless token of affection that will be cherished for years to come. Gift certificates are available upon request.

Please join us in this exciting venture of creating a New Waynesboro through a new Wayne. Securing the naming opportunity of a seat is very affordable, while leaving a lasting inspiration to all who will tangibly see your invaluable part in bringing this state-of-the-art facility to Waynesboro.

Seats are available for a one-time donation of $1,000 or $1,250 when paid over three years. The first-year installment must accompany the seat pledge card.

Questions?  Please call 540-943-9999.

Leaving a Bequest

A bequest is a way to continue support of an organization that shares your values and will extend those values into the future. WTA has a prepared codicil that can be used to direct a portion of your estate or retirement funds to the Wayne Theatre.

You can also have your lawyer write a bequest to WTA into your will. The funds can be directed to the operational budget or restricted to any of the following WTA accounts: Programming Fund, Building Fund, Subsidize Fund or Endowment.

Questions?  
Please call 540-943-9999.

AmazonSmile = Free Donations to the Wayne

Use AmazonSmile and support the Wayne Theatre with each purchase you make. It is easy and does not require a second account or password.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  When you use AmazonSmile.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Wayne Theatre Alliance. Support the Wayne Theatre by shopping at smile.amazon.com. Visit: smile.amazon.com

Chip-In App

Do you LOVE The Wayne Theatre? You now have a new way to support them through donations and by shopping in our community! Download the Beyond Chip-In App on your phone to get started. You can also text “DONATE WAYNE” to 609-375-0446 to donate without downloading the app. Will you CHIP IN?

Upcoming Events

Summer Celebration Benefit: Where The Stars Align
Wed
17
Jun

Summer Celebration Benefit: Where The Stars Align

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7:30 pm
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Summer Camp: Theatrical Make Up Class (Ages 8-17)
Mon
22
Jun

Summer Camp: Theatrical Make Up Class (Ages 8-17)

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10:30 am
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Summer Camp: Imagination Stage JR
Mon
22
Jun

Summer Camp: Imagination Stage JR

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11:00 am
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Summer Camp: Broadway Showcase JR
Mon
13
Jul

Summer Camp: Broadway Showcase JR

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12:30 pm
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Summer Camp: Imagination Stage KIDS
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13
Jul

Summer Camp: Imagination Stage KIDS

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3:00 pm
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Meet The Artist Reception - For The Love Of Trees
Thu
3
Sep

Meet The Artist Reception - For The Love Of Trees

For The Love Of Trees
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5:00 pm
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