A NEW DIGITAL CONCERT SERIES FROM ASC’S TALENTED ARTISTS

Who wouldn’t want to join our company’s music master Chris Johnston for a concert from the Blackfriars stage? Throughout the year, Chris and special guests will put on an exciting showcase of contemporary, acoustic music, streamed LIVE.

Most Recent Show


Sunday, April 25 @ 7:30PM

Welcome back to Live @ Blackfriars! This month Chris Johnston is joined by Brandon Carter, Elleon Dobias, John Harrell, Sam Saint Ours, and Zoe Speas to celebrate bringing the lights back on at ASC! This lively mix of original pieces, accompanied by familiar favorites, is the perfect kickoff to the upcoming Actors’ Renaissance Summer.

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A Christmas Carol 2020

Welcome back to Live @ Blackfriars! This month, the 2020 Holiday Season acting troupe will appear to perform some of your favorite seasonal songs. Expect tunes that are new and old, familiar and novel! ASC’s Chris Johnston hosts this extra special December concert.


Sunday, september 20 AT 7 PM

We are changing things up this month! Cellist James Wilson, regular artist with the Staunton Music Festival, performs a captivating solo recital at Blackfriars Playhouse.

The program features Bach’s Cello Suite in G, Valentin Silvestrov’s musical memorial to Bach, and “After Reading Shakespeare” by American composer Ned Rorem. ASC’s Chris Johnston hosts.


Sunday, August 16 AT 7 PM

Othello Production Photo

This month, the entire Summer 2020 SafeStart Season acting company will join Chris, performing the songs they sing before, between, and during both Othello and Twelfth Night!

Get a taste of our SafeStart Season and celebrate our re-opening alongside a gaggle of familiar ASC faces! This is the perfect way to spend a Sunday night at home & finish off our official opening weekend…


Sunday, JuLY 5 AT 7 PM

Celebrate July 5 with Chris Johnston from the Blackfriars stage! On deck are several stupendous special guests, including ELDR, a band that spreads ‘love and music’ all the way from Nashville, and a segment from political satirist MARK RUSSELL appearing from his home with a pre-recorded message for the ASC audience!

Join us for this bigger- and better-than-ever Live @ Blackfriars concert!


Sunday, June 14 at 7 pm

This month, Chris Johnston will have a duo as his guest! ASC actors, local entrepreneurs, multi-talented musicians, and real-life #CoupleGoals Benjamin & Lauren Reed will get the spotlight this Sunday!

Watch and listen as Chris, Benjamin, and Lauren navigate a number of contemporary, acoustic numbers together on June 14!


Sunday, May 24 at 7 pm

The Inaugural Live @ Blackfriars concert

This month, Chris Johnston will be joined by Broadway and the Blackfriars’ songstress Nancy Anderson and 2020 Ren Season actor/professional folk singer Sylvie Davidson! [Click to read their bios.]

This talented trio will be harmonizing at an appropriate distance and broadcasting live from the beautiful Blackfriars Playhouse. Who knows, they might even pull out a few special treats from ASC’s world-premiere musical The Willard Suitcases!


Stay tuned for a new Live @ Blackfriars concert each month!
All part of ASC’s new dual citizenship in the virtual and physical worlds. Since audiences can’t come to the Blackfriars, ASC is bringing the Playhouse to you.