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With adjustments, the shows must go on

The Virginia Repertory Theater presented “The Little Red Hen” to LPS students and fourth graders at the Lancaster Middle School in late February. This recorded performance was available to schools for a week for students and families to view at any time during that week. Furthermore, Virginia Repertory Theater has added “Jack and the Beanstalk” to be enjoyed virtually later in the spring.

Many public events, planned prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, have required complete re-evaluation and re-working to be successful.

The Arts for Youth program of the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts (RFA) experienced cancellations as schools closed and performers were not on tour. The RFA made the adjustment with recorded performances online. Flexibility and creativity has been required to bring winter programs to be virtually broadcast through the schools. 

“The Lancaster Public Schools staff has shown a dedication to continue to bring ‘live’ art through virtual performances to our community’s students,” said RFA board president Jamie Tucker. “Furthermore, a partnership between the RFA and Chesapeake Academy will enable our foundation to extend these wonderful performances….

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