Theater Performances

The Miss Firecracker Contest
Klein Theatre
University of Mary Washington, duPont Hall

Friday, September 20, 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m.

Nothing reigns supreme in the steamy South like a good old-fashioned beauty pageant on the Fourth of July! Hot to claim the royal title of Miss Firecracker, Carnelle is eager to seize her best (and possibly last) chance at salvaging her somewhat tarnished reputation as Brookhaven, Mississippi’s Miss Hot Tamale.  With the aid of Popeye the seamstress and the encouragement of her cousins and erstwhile paramour, Carnelle can all but taste the queenly prize. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Beth Henley, The Miss Firecracker Contest is a slice of Southern life rich with laughter, tender moments, and eternal hope. Visit to learn more.

Purchase your ticket at the Klein Theatre Box Office in duPont Hall. $5 UMW ID, $10 students/senior citizens, $12 all others.


Les Miserables
Riverside Dinner Theater
95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22406

Friday, September 20, 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 1 p.m.

Widely acclaimed as the world’s favorite epic musical, this internationally beloved work, which tells the story of a journey into despair and triumph, is one of Riverside’s most-requested musicals. You will be touched and emotionally uplifted by its glorious music, grand staging, and tragic tale of love and conflict. Do you hear the people sing . . .? Visit to learn more.

Riverside Center is offering students and parents a $10 discount on Adult ($60) or Adult Priority ($65) Les Miserables tickets. UMW students must present their school ID and parents must accompany their students to the performance. To make reservations, please call Riverside Dinner Theater’s Box Office at 540/370-4300. Mention the Family Weekend special to receive the discount. Offer valid for September 20-22, 2013 only.