Home School Performing Arts

James River Performing Arts for Home School Students

One of the goals of the James River Home School Foundation is to offer and organize performing arts programs for the enrichment and development of home-schooled students. 
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Since its small beginnings in 2010, the drama ministry of CounterACT has grown by leaps and bounds! Today we've got a lot going on, and we want to keep you informed! Whether you were a member of one of our sell-out crowds for "Meet Me at Luigi's" last year, were inspired by the dramatic retelling of George Muller's life story in November, or just come to the Talent Showcase every year, we want to make sure you don't miss a thing!

The Candle Light Players are currently rehearsing "Club Family," a collection of comedy skits and sketches written by Martha Bolton. Make plans to join us on May 30th, or 31st at Chamberlayne Baptist Church for another Candle Light Dinner Theater!


And the CounterACT Drama Ministry Team is back! They'll be performing a challenging sketch at the upcoming Home School Revue. The team has also been invited to perform at Matthew Ward's 7:00 concert on May 10th at Grace Bible Church on Coalfield Road in Midlothian. Please come out and support them!
NarrowWay will be presenting "Binding Ties," the life story of Amy Carmichael published by BJU Press August 21 - 23rd with shows at 7pm each night and also 2pm on Saturday.


Wholesome, family-friendly entertainment for the community
Spring Production of Club Family

Club Family, a comedy sketch revue about the family, was written by Martha Bolton and will be presented May 30th, and 31st by the Candle Light Players,  a division of CounterACT Drama Ministries. This show talks about "our priorities - when they're on track, and when they might be a little bit off. It covers our lives together - the ups and downs, the good times and bad times, the thick and thin."
Be sure to join us at Chamberlayne Baptist Church Christian Life Center (215 Wilkinson Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227) on Friday, May 30th at 6:30pm, and Saturday, May 31st at 1:30pm or 6:30pm for this fun-filled family show. You don't want to miss this Candle Light Dinner Theater!

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Ticket Prices are as follows: Adults - $10
Children ages 4-10 - $6
Children ages 3 and under - free
Family Cap - $35
We are pleased to announce our cast members for this production:
Ryan Alloway
Holly Brown
Jonathan Carradine
Caitlyn Craig
Sarah Downer
Jordan Ferrell
Jacob Hair
Hannah Elizabeth Heath
Jordan Heath
Sarah Heath
Victoria Heath
Caitlyn Knutson
Annie Lowe
Ethan Lowe
Lexi Murphy
Mary-Catherine Satterwhite
Ananda Tol
Lucia Tol
Emma Wilson
Mackenzie Wolfgang
Show Dates: May 30, & 31
Rehearsals: Every Thursday from 4:15-5:45 at the JRHSF Campus (7401 Elkhardt Road, Richmond, VA 23225) beginning March 6th.
About the Candle Light Players
The CandleLight Players seek to place their "light" on a candlestick by providing the community with wholesome and fun entertainment that will glorify God, rather than hiding it under a bushel. Specializing in comedies and whodunits presented in a dinner theatre format, this group provides a unique opportunity for homeschooled students in 6th - 12th grades to act outside of a drama class.

The Performing Arts Expo and The Home School Revue
Saturday, April 25th 2015 at 7:00pm

Looking for a fun family-friendly show?

Make plans now to join us for the Home School Revue and enjoy a truly delightful evening filled with a great variety of entertainment. Not only will your whole family have a blast, you'll be showing your support of other local home educated students' desire to glorify God with their talents and you'll have the opportunity to learn more about performing arts opportunities available to your own family. It's a deal you just can't pass up!

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $5.00
Students: $2.50
Children under 5: Free
Family Cap: $15.00

Powhatan Auditorium
3910 Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA 23139

The Annual Performing Arts Expo exists to connect those within the home school community with local groups offering enrichment opportunities to home educated students.

The Home School Revue is a vital part of the annual Performing Arts Expo, an event held in April of each year. The Revue provides an opportunity for home schooled individuals to share their gifts with others in (and out) of the home school community. Groups who offer performing arts opportunities to home educated students also perform during the program, which gives students and parents looking for enrichment opportunities a chance to familiarize themselves with what each group has to offer.

The annual Home School Revue is sponsored by the James River Home School Foundation, and its goal is two-fold - to 1) give home school students/graduates an opportunity to share their God-given talents with the community, and 2) to give groups that offer extra-curricular activities for home schooled students a platform to perform and promote themselves within the home school community so that parents and students attending can learn of enrichment opportunities.

Contact Georgianna Mills at 804-794-4754 or email VACounterACT@gmail.com for additional information about the CounterACT Drama Ministry and the Performing Arts Expo and Home School Revue and find out how to get involved. Sponsored by CounterACT and the James River Home School Foundation. Visit us at www.jamesrivereagles.org