Tidewater Stage

Tidewater Stage is the professional theatre of Regent University. Through our summer season, we bring together top talent from Hampton Roads, the Regent Theatre community and professional guest artists from across the country. There’s something to delight everyone in a Tidewater Stage season from toe-tapping musicals to spine-tingling thrillers to thought-provoking new works. Join us this summer for a season you’ll never forget!

Summer Season

Tidewater Stage is currently on hiatus. We won't be producing a summer season in 2019, but stayed tuned for future announcements in the coming year. Many thanks to all of our faithful patrons and donors. We'll miss seeing you this summer!

Past Performances

Corporate Sponsors

Tidewater Stage is invested in enhancing the quality of life in the Hampton Roads community. By exchanging unique benefits with our Corporate Sponsors, we build partnerships to enhance the quality of life in Hampton Roads. If you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities for your business, please contact us at tidewaterstage@regent.edu.

Learn about our corporate sponsorship levels and benefits.

Gold Level Sponsors

Holly Harrell Design

Silver Level Sponsors

Westminster Canterbury.

Bronze Level Sponsors

Navis Pack and Ship



Tidewater Stage would not be possible without the support of generous donors who share our passion for top-quality, positive-value, professional theatre. Won't you consider joining our enthusiastic family of donors today? Sponsorship levels range from $100-$5,000+ and each one comes with a unique set of benefits, our small way of saying “thank you” for believing in the mission of Tidewater Stage.

Learn about our individual sponsorship levels and benefits.

2018 Individual Sponsors

Bruce and Diane Clark

Ted and Lisa Digges

Mr. and Mrs. John Nadlicki
Mike and Cris O'Brien
Patricia Heft and William Stobo
Rich and Beth Papworth
Jim and Jean Mascaro
Gary and Debi Lupton
Howard E. Knott, Jr.
Don and Nancy McNeeley

CAPT. and Mrs. Paul F. Siebeking, USN RET
Andrew and Juliet Quicke
Sandra Simpson
Carol Seim
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Streit
Melissa Troiano
Loretta and Ceciil Chapman
Carl and Rebecca Ullrich
Mark and Susan Atkins
Cynthia Baker
John and Susan Bookless
Barbara Black
Jean Morgan
Mae Vernon

About Us

Eric Harrell

Tidewater Stage turns six years old this summer!

It all began as a dream of the theatre faculty a decade ago: to create a professional summer theatre at Regent University. Since its inception, Tidewater Stage has showcased your favorite MFA actors from our Professional Actor Training Program working alongside stellar faculty, familiar alumni faces and prominent professionals from Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Seattle and the U.K.

Over the past six years, we’ve produced a little bit of everything from beloved musicals like Pump Boys and Dinettes and Forever Plaid, to classic comedies such as Barefoot in the Park and The 39 Steps to challenging new plays like Freud’s Last Session and The Christians. And this summer, we’re expanding again with our first thriller: Dial M for Murder.

You’ll recognize the title, and perhaps you’ve seen the famous film adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock. But Frederick Knott’s chilling stage play is where it all began, and this one has more twists and turns than your favorite roller coaster. It’s an intellectual thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end. Scott Rollins makes his Tidewater Stage debut as Tony, whose plans to murder his wife go terribly awry, leading him into a very different game of deception and mayhem. Alumni favorites Lynn Kenny Richards (Barefoot in the Park) and John Forkner (Freud’s Last Session, The 39 Steps) round out our trio of talented leads.

Originally, we had announced The Odd Couple (female version) as our second summer show. Unfortunately, due to licensing issues we’ve had to cancel the production. This summer we’ll be a little slimmer with a single production of Dial M for Murder, but we’ve extended the run to three weekends so you have more opportunities to see the show.

It's going to be a summer of thrills and chills at Tidewater Stage. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Eric W. Harrell
Producing Artistic Director
Tidewater Stage