The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company is a new, non-profit arts organization based in the Tri-cities established to inspire creative expression, and to transform and unify the community through theatre, art, music and dance.
The Illuminated Stage was born when three talented artists harnessed the culmination of many years of professional experience and training. At a pivotal moment in their journeys, these artists were brought together by unanticipated circumstances or, as they prefer, the “mystical nature of the creative process”!
At this moment, they realized their shared roots ran deep and their paths had crossed far too many times to ignore. They decided to shine a bright light on a dream that began as a tiny spark in each of their hearts individually and, in due course, collectively. The spark grew brighter as energy and momentum moved their dream along. Once this spark was ignited, it became an unstoppable force of creative desire that glows stronger and brighter every day.
When Ann Easterling, Julie Fulcher-Davis and Steve King came together to produce Soldier, Come Home for Hopewell’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2015, the creative process was rewarding and the audience reception was overwhelming. They had touched a need in our community. When it was all over, and even before that, they knew they had to do more—and three years later, The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company is on its way.
The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company produced A Christmas Memory, a musical holiday treat for the entire family, at the Beacon Theater in December 2018.
Based on the classic short story by Truman Capote, with book by Duane Poole, music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall, A Christmas Memory is the tale of a friendship for the ages.
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P.O. Box 294, Hopewell, VA 23860, US