Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical 2024 Bentley Musical: "Dido & Aeneas"

The Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Endowment for the Performing Arts was established in 2004 by a gift from Mrs. Bentley to enable Washington and Lee to present a major musical or operatic production at the Lenfest Center annually or to support other facets of the performing arts in years when such a production is not feasible.

Through the generosity of the Bentley Endowment, the Departments of Music and Theater, Dance and Film Studies will present the Bentley Opera, Dido & Aeneas, Winter of 2024.

Bentley Musicals/Opera include:

2024: Bentley Opera: Dido & Aeneas

2023: BEEHIVE the 60s musical

2022:  tick, tick...BOOM!

2021: LITTLE WOMEN, the Broadway Musical 

2020: Considering Matthew Shepard


2017 Fall: The Addams Family, A New Musical 

2017: Theory of Relativity

2016: Legally Blonde

2015: Monty Pythons Spamalot

2014: Mr. Cauliflower Will Be At Home

2012: Bye Bye Birdie

2011: Cabaret

2010: Chicago and Assassins

2009: The Secret Garden

2008: Little Shop of Horrors

2007: Kiss Me, Kate

2006: Pirates of Penzance

2005: A Blossoming of the Arts