Oct 22


Uplifting Theatre for Youth Opens at Shenandoah Conservatory

Shenandoah Conservatory Youth Theatre presents “Bless Cricket, Crest Toothpaste, and Tommy Tune” by Linda Daugherty, under the direction of Wade J. Fransen, on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, as well as Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Glaize Studio Theatre on Shenandoah University’s main campus. 

Critically acclaimed children’s playwright Linda Daugherty spins an uplifting tale about a teenage girl learning to cope with her brother’s Down syndrome. Pressures to conform to middle school social standards ignite an inner struggle in Cricket, who must learn to overcome her embarrassment and stand up for her family. 

“Bless Cricket, Crest Toothpaste, and Tommy Tune” runs on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Glaize Studio Theatre on Shenandoah University’s main campus in Winchester, Va. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $9 for seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Shenandoah University Box Office at (540) 665-4569 or visit www.ConservatoryPerforms.org. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.

Media Information

  • High-resolution photography, including artist headshots and a selection of production images, are available upon request. Full artist biographies are also available upon request.
  • For additional background information and interview requests, members of the media may contact Emily Burner, (540) 545-7334 or eburner@su.edu.

Shenandoah University is the private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts institution, located in Winchester, Va., with an enrollment of more than 4,000 students. Shenandoah’s close-knit community is rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge. Shenandoah empowers its students to help the human condition and to be principled professionals and leaders wherever they go.