From Our Editors
Virginia Stage Company’s mission is to “enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality.” This mission has lead VSC to become one of southeastern Virginia’s leading theater destinations, with more than 70,000 people a year attending their productions each year. This is partly because of the high quality of their productions, partly because of the many musicals that have premiered here before hitting Broadway, and partly because of its majestic location: Wells Theatre. Deserving of its National Register of Historic Places listing, this century-old testament to neoclassical Beaux-Arts architecture is a palace of ornate red and gold, frescoed ceilings, and hanging balconies that matches in grandeur what the Virginia State Company provides in splendor. In addition to performing at the Wells Theatre, VSC further lives up to its mission by performing around the community.