Welcome to Virginia
A holiday musical by Cameron Kent
Are you a small theatre looking for a funny and touching Christmas show that's easy to produce and is appropriate for all audiences? Welcome to Virginia is exactly what you need!
Snowbound at an interstate rest area in Virginia on Christmas Eve, Frank Loudman, a brash billionaire businessman, is trying to run away from Christmas to avoid a painful past. He finds himself stuck with a janitor, his homespun secretary, a homeless country musician, and a young widow who's extremely pregnant. Through a heartfelt and hysterical series of revelations from this motley crew of fellow cold-weather captives, Frank's frozen heart may have hope to rediscover the magic of Christmas.
It's available now through Eldridge Publishing. Click on the link below for video and music clips, plus licensing information. And Merry Christmas!
A Note from the Author
I love going to Christmas shows over the holidays because it always puts me in the Christmas spirit, but after a few years, I couldn’t find anything new and different, so I decided to create my own. I took what was in my heart about what I feel is the true meaning of the season and put it to words and music in a way that I felt was both entertaining and meaningful.
There’s a moment in the play where the cast talks about “anything can happen on a night like this.” That’s the heart and soul of the play… that people can change, grow, and heal old wounds on a magical night like Christmas Eve.
I wanted to write a play for small theatre companies that was easy to produce, but also funny, poignant, and contained memorable music. Above all, I wanted the play to carry a heartwarming message that makes people feel uplifted as they leave the theatre. I’m very proud that this play can be performed in front of any audience and any age group.