Virginia Rep Children’s Theatre of Virginia: ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ on March 1 at Willow Lawn

Our Favorite Reptile is Back! 

Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre of Virginia opens Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive.  The show will run through April 5, 2013 with added matinees to accommodate the public school spring break schedule.  Based on the beloved children’s books, The House on East 88th Street and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber, the musical shares the magical adventures of Josh Primm and his misfit (but very special) reptilian pet – Lyle!  The original music and lyrics are by Bruce Craig Miler, Artistic Director of Virginia Repertory Theatre.


Under the direction of Chase Kniffen, this funny musical features old favorites and new faces:  Jan Guarino, Mark Persinger, Durron Tyre, Paul Major, Christie Jackson, and Kyle Cornell.  Chase is the Associate Artistic Director for Virginia Rep and won the 2010, 2011, and 2012 RTCC Award for Best Director of a Musical for his work on The Sound of Music, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Spring Awakening.  Most recently he directed Madeline’s Christmas. 

The show lasts about one hour and is best enjoyed by children 3 years and older with plenty of humor to entertain older kids and adults.

Ticket Information

  • Box Office 804-282-2620
  • Full Price Tickets:  $14 – $16
  • Discounted Group Rates available.

About Virginia Repertory Theatre

Virginia Repertory Theatre, located in Richmond, VA, combines the talents and strengths of two nonprofit companies that shared facilities, resources, and management teams for over a decade. Now the heritages of Barksdale Theatre (founded in 1953) and Theatre IV (founded in 1975) live on in their new form, as Central Virginia’s leading professional theatre company.

Virginia Rep presents national caliber productions of the great dramas, comedies, and musicals including classics, contemporary works, and world premieres, always seeking to demonstrate the unique power of theatre to engage, enthrall, educate, and inspire.  Productions are staged at four distinct venues:  the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre and Theatre Gym at the downtown Virginia Rep Center, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre of Virginia located at Willow Lawn, and Virginia Rep’s Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.

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