December 13, 2016

What happens when you shuffle a deck of cards? This Christmas season the audience will mix a deck of musical numbers for a special SHUFFLE Concert. Study the menu of Christmas carols, classical masterpieces, Broadway and popular music and select your favorite.

Upcoming Events


Senior Art Show

December 1, 2016 – December 16, 2016

View the work of the senior students graduating this December

christmas feast

An Olde English Yuletide Feaste

December 3, 2016

Imagine yourself transported to the time of Queen Elizabeth I. In a hall illuminated by candlelight, trumpets sound a fanfare as the Yuletide Feast begins.
Dinner entertainments include rollicking dances, madrigals and instrumental music performed by the court minstrels.

Recent Updates


C*MAR Creative Cult Induction

SSU alums and friends of VRCFA, C*MAR are teaming up with local artisan and faculty member Wayne Stump to start a “Creative Cult.”  Creative folks in the Portsmouth area looking for a supportive environment to talk about their work, get feedback and encouragement and maybe even collaborators are invited to the Induction ceremony on Tuesday, […]

Call For Entries – Second VRCFA After Dark

Thanks to the interest and response to our last After Dark event, we are putting out a call for entries for our next show on Friday, November 4. Right now we are looking for artists interested in participating in showing and selling their art.  We will be accepting applications with work samples until October 21. […]

Child Care Available For Selected Performances

Vern Riffe Center and Shawnee State University Children’s Learning Center are launching a pilot program to provide child care during 10 performances in the 2016-2017 season. if successful, we hope to expand it to other campus events. Our Child Care page has more information and details about how to make arrangements.

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