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News Releases @ TCC

Nov. 3-7, Nov. 11-13
TV show “Bewitched” was based on this original Broadway comedy

Left, Nickie Holroyd played byJames Hendrick; center, Gillian Holroyd played by Becca Johnson; right, Aunt Queenie played by Linda Lang

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Oct. 18, 2010) – The Theatre Department of Tidewater Community College opens its season with the popular comedy, Bell, Book and Candle, by John Van Druten.

The production runs Nov. 3-6 at 8 p.m., Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 11-13 at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, TCC Chesapeake Campus.

This delightful comedy, originally staged on Broadway in 1950, was the basis for the popular TV series Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery. The story, in brief: Modern-day witch Gillian Holroyd lives in a New York City apartment with her Siamese familiar, Pyewacket. One day, a handsome man, who is engaged to another, walks into her building and captures Gillian’s fancy. Deciding she wants him, Gillian casts a spell over him . . .

Tickets: Adults $8; seniors and students $5; performance information, 822-5219, or call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For location, visit http://www/tcc/edu/welcome/locations.


TCC Theatre provides students and audiences an opportunity to experience dramatic works ranging from classical to contemporary to the experimental. The Theatre Department produces three plays each season, staged in three venues – the Studio Theatre at the Chesapeake Campus, the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk, and the outdoor Shakespeare in the Grove theatre on the Chesapeake Campus.


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit