Due to unforeseen circumstance D.L. Hughley will not be appearing with Musiq Soulchild at Chrysler Hall on Friday, January 14th at 8:30PM. The event will now be referred to as Love & Laughter with Musiq Soulchild and Friends (Special guest comedians TBA). There is a ticketing change to the Uniquely Yours Bridals Showcase at the Scope Exhibition Hall on January 16th –Tickets are not available on Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for this event are available at the Scope Arena entrance on the day of the event (Free for brides! Guests $10.00/cash only with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation). + Date Tuesday, January 11, 2011 VENUE Chrysler Hall TIME 8:15 PM EVENT Norfolk Forum presents: JIM WEBB Senior Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia and distinguished military veteran DESCRIPTION TICKET INFORMATION: While in many years the Forum sells out, there are still some season tickets (includes one ticket for each of the four speakers) available this year for $100. Season tickets are available by calling (757) 627-8672 or by purchasing online via the organization website. Series ticket sales for the four-speaker season will be available only through November 1st. Fri, Jan 14, 2011 Chrysler Hall 8:30 PM Love & Laughter with Musiq Soulchild and Friends On sale now $54.90 – $76.80 R&B artist Musiq (Soulchild)'s debut album, 2000's Aijuswanaseing, was recorded mostly at Touch of Jazz Studios in Philadelphia. Musiq's first single, "Just Friends (Sunny)," appeared on the soundtrack to Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, and two years later Musiq released his second album, the spiritual and personal Juslisen, which debuted at number one on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop charts. The following year brought the widely acclaimed Soulstar, and after moving to Atlantic, Musiq released Luvanmusiq (2007) and OnMyRadio (2008). 11:00 AM – 5:00PM Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase Featuring David Tutera Wells Theatre Visit www.ticketmaster.com for times VA STAGE presents: SCKBSTD Music and Lyrics by Bruce Hornsby Additional Lyrics by Chip DeMatteo Book by Clay McLeod Chapman Attucks Theatre 8:00 PM Churchin on Church Street Sunday, January 16, 2011 Exhibitio n Hall At Norfolk Scope January 18, 2011 February 6, 2011 Friday, January Tickets for this event are available at the Scope Arena entrance on the day of the event (Free for brides! Guests $10.00/cash only with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation). The Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase is the most spectacular show of the year and is expecting more than 120 vendors and fabulous fashions to make your wedding the most amazing event of the year. David Tutera, celebrity wedding planner, book author, gown designer and "dream maker" to the brides will be there meeting the guests, signing his books and MC for the Fashion Show portion of the day. Visit www.uniquelyyoursbridal showcase.com for more information and to register. On sale now $29.00 - $61.40 World Premiere! MultiGrammy Award winning artist and Hampton Roads native, Bruce Hornsby has created a new musical for the American stage. After a stranger moves into a small town and starts cruising the streets in his Dodge, the rumors fly. The next play in VSC's American Soil project, Horsby's haunting melodies and words continue in the Company's exploration of life in southeastern Virginia. On sale now $33.95 - $54.90 21st , 2010 Sat, January 22nd, 2011 A Yuletide Celebration: Beverly Crawford Chrysler Hall 8:00 PM Virginia Symphony presents: Carmina Burana Star 1310 is bringing the spirit of the season to the historic Attucks Theatre in Norfolk. It’s ―Churchin’ on Church Street‖ a yuletide musical celebration featuring one of the pre-eminent voices in gospel music, Ms. Beverly Crawford, the "Prince of Praise" Byron Cage and the First Baptist Church South Hill choir! It's a holiday musical mosaic of worship and praise you won't want to miss. On sale now $27.95 – $96.95 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Amy Coefield Williamson, soprano Scott Williamson, tenor Andrew Garland, baritone Virginia Symphony Chorus It is both sacred and profane. It is of romantic love, and carnal desire. The Virginia Symphony and Chorus, led by JoAnn Falletta, perform Carl Orff’s ecstatic “Carmina Burana.” You’ll know it when you hear it. If you have never experienced it – live in concert – prepare for an awesome experience. BARBER Symphony No. 1 ORFF Carmina Burana Friday, January 28th, 2011 – Sunday, February 20th, 2011 Little Hall at Chrysler Hall Fri, Jan 28th, 8:00 pm Sat, Jan 29th, 8:00 pm Sun, Jan 30th, 2:30 pm Fri, Feb 4th, 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 5th, 8:00 pm Generic Theatre presents: MISERY On sale now $21 by Steven King, adapted by Simon Moore Stephen King’s cautionary tale of fame and idolatry transforms onstage into a Sun, Feb 6th, 2:30 pm Fri, Feb 11th, 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 12th, 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 13th, 2:30 pm Fri, Feb 18th, 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 19th, 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 20th, 2:30 pm Sat, January 29th, 2011 Attucks Theatre 8:00 PM Jeanne Robertson Feb 5th, 9th, 11th and 13th , 2011 Harrison Opera House Feb 5, 2011, 8:00 pm Feb 9, 2011, 7:30 pm Feb 11, 2011, 8:00 pm VA OPERA presents: The Valkyrie masterpiece of escalating suspense in this frightening tale of entrapment and psychotic behavior. Annie Wilkes is an unbalanced devotee of romance novels written by Paul Sheldon, providing her with a much-needed escape from her pathetic life and her secret, violent past. After Annie rescues the injured Sheldon from a car accident, she seizes the opportunity to nurse her favorite writer back to health, but her tender loving care soon turns to terrorism as she demands that Sheldon write his latest novel according to her wish-fulfillment fantasies. On sale now $38.15 Humorist Jeanne Robertson is an expert in humor, whether regaling audiences with her experiences as a 6'2" Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant or outlining the steps to developing a sense of humor. Jeanne has been awarded every top honor in the speaking profession. Author of three books on humor, Jeanne has produced six DVD/CD humor programs in the last eleven years and can be heard daily on Sirius XM Radio's Laugh USA family comedy channels. She speaks two languages fluently: English...and Southern. On sale now $25 - $114 A fierce storm rages for a Feb 13, 2011, 2:30 pm Richard Wagner precious treasure All of Wotan’s might cannot prevent the fate that will separate father from daughter. Soar like a Valkyrie on the wind into Wagner’s epic narrative, told with music unmatched in larger-thanlife expressive power. Conductor: PETER MARK Stage Director: LILLIAN GROAG Sun, February 6th, 2011 Chrysler Hall 3:00 PM Virginia Symphony presents: A Seussical Adventure Performed in German with English Supertitles On Sale Now $27.70 Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concerts Benjamin Rous, conductor Series sponsored by Dollar Tree and concert sponsored by Capital Group Companies, Home of American Funds Tue, Feb 8, 2011 AND Wed, Feb 9, 2011 Chrysler Hall Feb 8th - 7:00 PM Feb 9th - 5:00 PM Feb 9th – 8:00PM Madagascar Live! Composer Robert Kapilow brings his creativity to one of the bestselling books of all time. Dr. Seuss’s story of Sam-I-Am’s love for green eggs and ham and his attempts to convince a neighbor to try some is an everlasting treat for children. Plus find out what happens when a young boy finds he can only communicate through special effects and percussion in the musical tale of Gerald McBoingBoing. On sale now $21.55 - $88.05 The brand new stage show aimed at family audiences stars the cast of popular characters from the beloved ―Madagascar‖ film series, including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and Friday, February 11th, 2011 Attucks Theatre 7:30PM Susan L. Taylor members of the madcap Madagascar crew, King Julien and the crafty penguins. On sale now $33.95 – $49.65 As the soul of Essence magazine for over three decades, Taylor was the driving force behind one of the most celebrated African American owned business success stories. A fourth generation entrepreneur, she flourished in her leadership role, building the brand and guiding it through a period of phenomenal growth to a readership of over 8 million. During this time she penned the popular ―In the Spirit‖ column and wrote the best-selling books, In the Spirit: The Inspirational Writings of Susan L. Taylor, and Lessons in Living and Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Lives. Now, as the Founder of National Cares Mentoring Movement, she shares her inspirational passion for empowering African Americans in a call to action to recruit mentors for at-risk youth. She continues to inspire hope and encourage us to reclaim our lives and create sustainable communities. Genuine, energetic, and spiritual, Taylor’s passion is to help people realize their strengths and take charge of their lives. She brings her gift of inspiration to every audience – sharing with them her prescription for adopting the best practices, both personally and professionally, that will help them find fulfillment and success in life. Friday, February 12th, 2011 Attucks Theatre 7:30PM Discovery Music Series presents: Marquise Knox Sunday, February 13th, 2010 Chrysler Hall 8:00 PM Anthony Bourdain On sale now $28.75 Marquise Knox is a blues prodigy, who exploded onto the St. Louis scene. His talents have already earned him performing rights with some of America's most notable blues performers such as blues legend and Grammy Award winners B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins and David "Honeyboy" Edwards. One of the most exciting young players to emerge in St. Louis, Knox embodies the soul and essence of a veteran bluesman, with his command of guitar and harmonica combining with his energetic showmanship. Knox recently released his debut album entitled Man Child and it is making its way up the charts. On sale now $44.70 - $55.15 Anthony Bourdain, the internationally acclaimed chef, author, and host of Travel Channel's ―No Reservations,‖ has been dubbed ―the bad boy of cuisine‖ for his rock star looks and blunt observations about the world of restaurants, chefs, and cooking. Bourdain, the executive chef at New York's famed bistro Les Halles, is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a candid, hysterical and sometimes shocking portrait of his life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into over 28 languages. His book, A Cook's Tour, published in conjunction with his series on the Food Network, was also a bestseller in the U.S. and the U.K. Other books include Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook, The Nasty Bits and No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach, an illustrated journal of Bourdain's travels. A contributing authority for Food Arts magazine, his work as appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Gourmet. He has shared his insights about team building and crisis management with the Harvard Business Review. Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – Sunday, February 20, 2011 Chrysler Hall Tue, Feb 15th, 8:00 pm Wed, Feb 16th, 8:00 pm Thu, Feb 17th, 8:00 pm Fri, Feb 18th, 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 19th, 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 19th, 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 20th, 1:00 pm Sun, Feb 20th ,6:30 PM Broadway Across America and Seven Venues presents: BURN THE FLOOR ―No Reservations,‖ nominated for an Emmy Award and widely popular all over the world, is currently in its fifth season, Bourdain continues to travel to the farthest reaches of the globe, exploring destinations from rural Laos to New Orleans. Tickets-2010-2011 Broadway Season Subscriptions on sale now. Burn The Floor Years before Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV, one sizzling show was setting stages ablaze around the globe. BURN THE FLOOR, the electrifying Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular that has thrilled audiences in more than 30 countries, brings the fire and passion of their live performance to the Chrysler Hall stage in Norfolk, for one week only, from February 15, 2011 through February 20, 2011. Friday, February 18th, 2011 Attucks Theatre 7:30PM Discovery Music Series presents: Anais Mitchell & the Hadestown Orchestra featuring the Michael Chorney Sextet BURN THE FLOOR is a breathtaking blend of Latin and Ballroom dance first conceived as a special performance at Sir Elton John's 50th birthday celebration in 1997. Two years later, the show made its world premiere in the U.K. and quickly took the globe by storm. BURN THE FLOOR comes to Chrysler Hall, bringing audience members this/close to the action and passion of the dancers. From Harlem’s hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the ChaCha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, BURN THE FLOOR takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance. The elegance of the Viennese Waltz, the exuberance of the Jive, the intensity of the Paso Doble - audiences will experience them all, as well as the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep, and Swing. On sale now $28.75 Singer, songwriter and guitarist Anais Mitchell grew up in Vermont and performs mainly in the American folk genre. She began writing and performing songs at the age of seventeen. During this period, Mitchell made several trips to the Middle East, Europe and Latin America and her travels influenced her music, as well as her passion for literature and journalism. Sat, February 19th, 2011 Harrison Opera House 7:00 PM Rick Steves: Broadening Your World View Through Travel Her sweet, girlishly sprite voice ushers in comparisons to Cyndi Lauper, Shawn Colvin and Joanna Newsom. Hadestown, a recording of Mitchell's folk opera was released by Righteous Babe in March 2010. Mitchell’s manager Slim Moon described it as "the story of Orpheus and Eurydice set in postapocalyptic Depressionera America." Guest singers on the album include Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. On sale now $44.45 Rick Steves is traveling to Hampton Roads! On Saturday, February 19th, Travel Writer and PBS television host Rick Steves is bringing his travel expertise the Harrison Opera House. February 22 - March Wells Theatre Tue, Feb 22nd, 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 23rd, 8:00 pm VA STAGE presents: The Rick Steves - author of over 50 European travel guidebooks and host of the public television series, Rick Steves' Europe— believes that thoughtful travel expands our world view. Rick’s lectures have helped millions of Americans enjoy maximum travel thrills per mile, minute and euro…and become better citizens of our planet. Rick will share how the other 96 percent of the world sees our nation and explore how his social activism has grown naturally out of his travel experiences. Rick’s just back from lots of travels and will also take questions from the audience. On sale now $29.00 - $55.15 13, 2011 Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 Chrysler Hall Fri, March 4th, 2011 Harrison Opera House Thu, Feb 24th, 8:00 pm Fri, Feb 25th, 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 26th, 4:00 pm Sat, Feb 26th, 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 27th, 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 1st, 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 2nd, 8:00 pm Thu, Mar 3rd, 8:00 pm Fri, Mar 4th, 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 5th, 4:00 pm Sat, Mar 5th, 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 6th, 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 8th, 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 9th, 8:00 pm Thu, Mar 10th, 8:00 pm Fri, Mar 11th, 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 12th, 4:00 pm Fri, Mar 12th, 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 13th, 2:00 pm 8:15 PM 8:00 PM Last 5 Years Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown Discover a whole new spin on romance. In this new musical, time is relative as a young couple's story plays out backwards and forwards, from two different points of view. Witness love come and go in this tender and funny look at the classic boymeets-girl-boy-looses-girl scenario. The rich musical score incorporates classical, jazz, pop, Latin and rock styles, and has critics likening Brown to a present-day Sondheim. Norfolk Forum presents: DANIEL PINK Best-selling author on the changing world of work TICKET INFORMATION: While in many years the Forum sells out, there are still some season tickets (includes one ticket for each of the four speakers) available this year for $100. Season tickets are available by calling (757) 627-8672 or by purchasing online via the organization website. Series ticket sales for the four-speaker season will be available only through November 1st. On sale now $51.85 Critics and peers agree: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2010 with a stop Brian Regan Sat, March 5th, 2011 Sunday, March 6th, 2011 Chrysler Hall Chrysler Hall 8:00 PM 3:00PM Virginia Symphony Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles Virginia Symphony: Afternoon at the Museum at Norfolk’s Harrison Opera House. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base. In March Brian will set the record for most consecutive shows by a comedian at Abravanal Hall in Salt Lake City with five sold out performances. The previous record was four shows set by Jerry Seinfeld in 2005. On sale now $27.95 – $96.95 Benjamin Rous, conductor The original cast of the Broadway sensation Beatlemania has reunited for the Classical Mystery Tour, a nostalgic tribute to the Fab Four from Liverpool. These Beatles look-a-likes join the VSO to perform more than 20 of their classic hits, like Eleanor Rigby, Yesterday, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Hey Jude—all sung and played exactly as originally written. ―Twist and Shout‖ down memory lane with ―John,‖ ―Paul,‖ ―George,‖ and ―Ringo‖ and experience the music of The Beatles like never before – Live! On sale now $27.95 Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concerts Benjamin Rous, conductor Anna Celenza, author & narrator Series sponsored by Dollar Tree and concert sponsored by Capital Group Companies, Home of American Funds Friday, March 11th, 2011 – Sun, March 27th, 2011 Little Hall at Chrysler Hall Fri, Mar 11th, 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 12th, 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 13th, 2:30 pm Fri, Mar 18th, 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 19th, 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 20th, 2:30 pm Fri, Mar 25th, 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 26th, 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 27th, 2:30 pm Generic Theater presents: The 3Penny Opera What could a funnylooking gnome, an old Italian castle, and a ballet of baby chicks possibly have in common? They’re all famous pictures turned into music by Modest Mussorgsky! More than 100 years ago, the famous Russian composer created Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by paintings and drawings by one of his dearest friends. Now, the VSO helps you re-create these pictures in your imagination by playing excerpts of Mussorgsky’s work arranged for orchestra. Don’t miss this unique concert experience that will have everyone in the family ―seeing‖ music through the mind’s eye. On sale now $21 by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill As seen through the eyes of two 20th century geniuses, The 3Penny Opera is a revolutionary musical theatre masterpiece, first performed in Berlin in 1928. Brecht’s brittle, sardonic tale creates a world of beggars, thieves and prostitutes in the colorful, exotic musical saga of Mack the Knife, Polly Peachum and the gritty underworld of Soho. Weill’s jazzy, inventive Saturday, March 12, 2011 Attucks Theatre 7:30PM Discovery Music Series presents: Frazey Ford score captures the ironic tone of the lyrics. Derived from John Gay's 1728 The Beggar's Opera, The 3Penny Opera creates a stunning, cabaret world that, eighty years after its premiere, remains an outrageous and cunning satire of society. Produced in association with Core Theatre Ensemble. On sale now $28.75 Whether it was her family’s emigration to Canada in the ’70s, or exploring Asia with her mother and sister in the ’80s, Canadian singersongwriter Frazey Ford is a soul well traveled. Best known throughout the last 10 years as a member of the critically acclaimed Vancouver trio The Be Good Tanyas, Ford is now ready to tell her own story with a solo album she describes as being ―moved by motherhood, earth and land.‖ Her solo debut Obadiah, which was released in July of 2010, is a collection of songs handcarved by the hardships and exaltations of life, and stained with the rich colors of soul and folk music that fueled artists like Joni Mitchell, Ann Peebles, Neil Young, and Donny Hathaway. After a period of stillness, it’s the sound of Ford finding herself once again. Jenny Charlesworth of The Georgia Straight wrote that Ford’s songs "swing with a mellow neo-soul beat enlivened by buttery Saturday, March 12, 2011 Chrysler Hall 8:00 PM Virginia Symphony: Prokofiev and Brahms vocals‖. Ford cites Rhythm and Blues singers Ann Peebles, Roberta Flack, and Donny Hathaway as musical influences and she credits her free spirited parents and being a mother as strong influences on her songwriting. On sale now $27.95 - $96.95 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Olga Kern, piano Celebrate the romantic genius of Johannes Brahms. JoAnn Falletta leads the great and noble Fourth Symphony and Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medal winner Olga Kern plays Prokofiev’s blistering Third Piano Concerto. March 19th, 23rd, 25th and 27th , 2011 Harrison Opera House March 19, 2011, 8:00 pm March 23, 2011, 7:30 pm March 25, 2011, 8:00 pm March 27, 2011, 2:30 pm VA OPERA presents: Madama Butterfly Giacomo Puccini RAUTAVAARA Isle of Bliss PROKOFIEV Concerto for Piano No. 3 BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 On sale now $25 - $114 Die with honor rather than live in disgrace This fragile ―Butterfly‖, willing to sacrifice everything for a man who isn’t worthy of her, is blind to the heartbreak and humiliation awaiting her when Lt. Pinkerton finally returns. In one of the most emotionally shattering conclusions in all of opera, a clash of two cultures results in the ultimate sacrifice in the face of dishonor. Conductor: JOSEPH WALSH Stage Director: DOROTHY DANNER Sunday, March 20th Scope Arena 6:00PM Winter Jam 2011 Saturday, March 26, 2011 Attucks Theatre 7:30PM Discovery Music Series presents: Joe Louis Walker Sat, March 26th, 2011 Chrysler Hall 8:00PM Virginia Symphony presents: Piano Fireworks Performed in Italian with English Supertitles Christian Music's Largest Annual Tour! Doors will open at 5:00 pm. Only $10 at the door. No tickets required! Featuring Newsboys, David Crowder Band, Kutless, Francesca Battistelli, Red, Newsong and Speaker Tony Nolan. Plus, get there early for the prejam party with Sidewalk Prophets and Chris August. On sale now $28.75 Grammy Award-winner Joe Louis Walker is one of the most heralded bluesman of our time. Born in San Francisco, Walker was part of the Bay area blues scene in his teens where he played on stage with such tutors as John Lee Hooker, Thelonius Monk, the Soul Stirrers, Steve Miller and Jimi Hendrix. Walker played President George Bush’s inauguration, helped President Bill Clinton induct B.B. King into the Kennedy Centre Awards, and has toured the world. He was recently named the winner of the 2010 Living Blues Awards – Critics’ Poll as ―Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar).‖ On sale now $27.95 - $96.95 Jesús Amigo, conductor Susan Starr, piano ―A star of the first magnitude!‖ raves The New York Times of Susan Starr. ―Superb artistry,‖ declares the Moscow Press. Susan Starr joins the Virginia Symphony for Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto. Plus Schumann’s lively Symphony No. 3, the Rhenish. Tue, Mar 29, 2011 Chrysler Hall 8:00 PM James Taylor With Very Special Guest Ben Taylor March 29 April 17, 2011 Wells Theatre Visit www.ticketmaster.com Or www.vastage.com for times. VA STAGE presents: Radio Golf by August Wilson Sat, Apr 2, 2011 Chrysler Hall 8:00 PM Virginia Symphony presents: Three Broadway Divas MOZART Sumphony No. 36, Linz MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Piano No. 1 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, Rhenish On sale now $79.35 –$100.30 The legendary James Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multiplatinum awards and 5 Grammy Awards for a catalog running from 1970's Sweet Baby James to his Grammy Award-winning efforts Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002), to his Grammy Awardnominated Covers, his last solo release. Above all, there are the songs: "Fire and Rain," "Country Road," "You’ve Got A Friend," "Mexico," "Shower The People," "Your Smiling Face," "Carolina In My Mind," "Sweet Baby James," and many more. On sale now $29.00 - $55.15 Ivy League-educated businessman Harmond Wilks could become Pittsburgh's first AfricanAmerican mayor. But will secrets from the past derail him from his country-club future? Funny and fast-paced, Radio Golf joins Fences and The Piano Lesson in August Wilson's awardwinning ten-play cycle exploring AfricanAmerican life in the 20th Century. On sale now $27.95 - $96.95 Benjamin Rous, conductor Debbie Gravitte, vocalist Jan Horvath, vocalist Christiane Noll, vocalist Sun, Apr 3, 2011 Chrysler Hall 3:00 PM Virginia Symphony presents: The Classical Clown Enjoy a night of knock ’em dead showstoppers by three of Broadway’s leading ladies: Jan Horvath, Christiane Noll and Debbie Gravitte. You’ll ecognize all the blockbuster show tunes: Glitter and Be Gay, Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina, Let Me Entertain You, At the Ballet, Defying Gravity, and dozens more. It’s glamorous entertainment from the Great White Way! On sale now $27.95 Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concerts Benjamin Rous, conductor Dan Kamin, buffoon soloist Series sponsored by Dollar Tree and concert sponsored by Capital Group Companies, Home of American Funds Sat, Apr 9, 2011 Chrysler Hall 8:00 PM Virginia Symphony presents: Scheherazade! What happens when a clown takes the stage and battles the conductor for control of the orchestra? Nothing short of a symphonic showdown set to the usually serious sounds of Beethoven, Grieg, Britten and Stravinsky. By the time it’s over, the mime conducts, the conductor becomes a mime, and even the musicians get into the act as Dan Kamin draws everyone into this merry Comedy Concerto. On sale now $27.95 - $96.95 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Joe Burgstaller, trumpet Sensuous, exotic, even erotic, ―Scheherazade‖ brings the Virginia Symphony’s season to a breathtaking close! Experience this Tue, Apr 12, 2011 – Apr, 17, 2011 Harrison Opera House Apr 12th - 8:00 PM Apr 16 – 8:00PM Apr 17th – 2:30PM Virginia Arts Festival presents: RAPPAHANN OCK COUNTY Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Chrysler Hall 8:15 PM Norfolk Forum presents: DAVE BARRY Wellknown American humorist and Pulitzer Prizewinning writer spectacular showpiece conducted by JoAnn Falletta. Plus, blazing masterworks performed by trumpet virtuoso, Virginia Beach native, and former member of the Canadian Brass, Joe Burgstaller. Onsale to General Public Sun, 1/30//11 7:00 AM Rappahannock County: a new music theater piece about life during the Civil War. A moving new music theater work cocommissioned by Va Arts Festival to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Its creators, renowned composer Ricky Ian Gordon and Broadway librettist Mark Campbell were inspired by real diaries, letters, and personal accounts from the period. Enter the lives of Virginians at war black and white, rich and poor, soldiers, nurses, widows, survivors through Gordon and Campbell's haunting songs on a stage transformed by projections of Civil War photography, illustrations, and documents. Be among the first to experience this unforgettable new production! * For the enjoyment of all patrons, children under 6 are not permitted to attend. TICKET INFORMATION: While in many years the Forum sells out, there are still some season tickets (includes one ticket for each of the four speakers) available this year for $100. Season tickets are available by calling (757) 627-8672 or by purchasing online via the organization website. Series ticket sales for the four-speaker Fri, Apr 15, 2011 Attucks Theatre 8:00 PM Virginia Arts Festival presents: HOUSE AND SINNETT: SOUL AT THE ATTUCKS Fri, Apr 22, 2011 Chrysler Hall 8:00 PM Virginia Arts Festival presents: MUSIC OF MICHAEL JACKSON Friday, April 22, 2011 – Sunday, May 15, 2011 Little Hall at Chrysler Hall Fri, April 22nd, 8:00 pm Sat, April 23rd, 8:00 pm Sun, April 24th, 2:30 pm Fri, April 29th, 8:00 pm Sat, April 30th, 8:00 pm Sun, May 1st, 2:30 pm Fri, May 6th, 8:00 pm Sat, May 7th, 8:00 pm Sun, May 8th, 2:30 pm Fri, May 13th, 8:00 pm Sat, May 14th, 8:00 pm Sun, May 15th, 2:30 pm Generic Theatre presents: Bubbling Brown Sugar season will be available only through November 1st. Onsale to General Public Sun, 01/30/11 at 7:00 AM $33.95 If you like great bands like Earth Wind & Fire and The Ohio Players, youâ™ll LOVE House & Sinnett. Drummer Jae Sinnettâ™s new 10-piece powerhouse soul ensemble will tear down the house with their original takes on soul, funk, R&B, blues and rock. With great singing, horn work and a tight rhythm section, House and Sinnett will have you dancing and singing the night away! Onsale to General Public Sun, 01/30/11 at 7:00 AM $44.45 - $76.80 From his early years with Jackson 5 to his megahit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. This spectacular show takes you through this storied performerâ™s career, from ABC through Beat It, Rock With You, The Way You Make Me Feel, and many more with a dynamite cast that includes American Idol contestant and former Miss Virginia Beach Felicia Barton. Celebrate the irresistible music of the King of Pop! On sale now $21 by Loften Mitchell based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire Return to Harlem’s golden days of black entertainment: Irene, John and Checkers, three middle-aged entertainers who have been in showbiz for many years meet a Sat, Apr 23, 2011 Chrysler Hall Fri, Apr 29, 2011 Scope Sat, Apr 30, 2011 Sun, May 1, 2011 8:00 PM Virginia Arts Festival presents: JOSHUA BELL Fri, Apr 29 - 7:30 PM Sat, Apr 30 - 7:30 PM Sun, May 1 - 2:30 PM Virginia Arts Festival presents: VIRGINIA INTERNATIO NAL TATTOO young couple in Harlem. The entertainers lead the young Jim and Ella back to the days of Swing and Blues, when black entertainers in Harlem’s nightclubs once fascinated the white visitors, as it was in the extravagant Cotton Club, Small’s Paradise and in the Savoy Ballroom. Irene, John and Checkers bring many legendary black show numbers to life again. Onsale to General Public Sun, 01/30/1107:00 AM $39.20 - $102.95 For more than two decades - since his headline-making debut at age 14 - violinist Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. "Bell," Gramophone Magazine states simply, "is dazzling." Hear this Grammy Award-winning artist in a breathtaking program of music by Tchaikovsky - and order your tickets early, as this will surely be one of the most in-demand events of the season. *** For the enjoyment of all patrons, children under 6 are not permitted to attend. On sale now $29 - $133.70 The Tattoo Experience Unforgettable! You have to see it to understand why audiences are so passionate about the Virginia International Tattoo! Once you've experienced the pulsepounding beat of the drums, the heart-swelling spectacle of precision drill teams and marching bands, the call of the pipes, the roar of the crowd - you'll understand why the American Bus Association has put our Sat, May 7, 2011 – Sat, May 28, 2011 Attucks Theatre May 7th - 8:00 PM – Glenn Wilson May 14th – 8:00PM Ada Rovatti Virginia Arts Festival presents: Attucks Jazz Club Tattoo on their must-see list of the most exciting events in the world. No wonder audiences from across the United States and around the world return to the Virginia International Tattoo again and again! * For more information on the Tattoo, visit vafest.org/tattoo. * Price includes $1 for Va Arts Festival Endowment. No recording devices. No babes in arms, everyone must have a ticket. *** SAVE ON GROUPS OF 15+, CALL 757-282-2819. Onsale to General Public Sun, 01/30/1107:00 AM $28.75 May 21st – 8:00PM Gary Thomas Friday, May 13, 2011 – Sunday, May 15, 2011 Chrysler Hall Fri, May 20, 2011 Chrysler Hall May 28th – 8:00PM Mark Turner May 13th - 8:00 PM May 14th – 8:00PM May 15th – 3:00PM 8:00 PM Virginia Arts Festival: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Virginia Arts Festival presents: AMADEUS Onsale to General Public Sun, 01/30/11 7:00 AM $28.75 – $87.30 The genius of Alvin Ailey blended the bold invention of modern dance with an American spirit seen through the African-American soul in performances that invoke celebration and hope. This fabled company celebrates two milestones in this Festival engagement: the 50th anniversary of Ailey’s signature work, Revelations, and the final year of Judith Jamison’s inspired leadership Onsale to General Public Sun, 01/30/11 7:00 AM $33.95 - $76.80 Peter Shaffer's electrifying Amadeus comes to life in a rare treat for theater-and music-lovers. The Tony Award-winning playwhich dramatizes the relationship between May 31, 2011 – June 5, 2011 Chrysler Hall Tue, May 31st, 8:00 pm Wed, June 1st, 8:00 pm Thu, June 2nd, 8:00 pm Fri, June 3rd, 8:00 pm Sat, June 4th, 2:00 pm Sat, June 4th, 8:00 pm Sun, June 5th, 1:00 pm Sun, June 5th, 6:30 pm Broadway Across America and Seven Venues presents: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Amadeus Mozart and composer Anotonio Salieri, who envied and resented Mozart's effortless genius-is presented in a sumbline mix of music and dialogue under the direction of two incomparable women: Vivienne Benesch, artistic director of Chautauqua Theater, and music director, maestro JoAnn Falletta. Hear music from some of Mozart's most beloved works- including The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Requiem- fully realized in this inspired collaboration. "Deeply moving, thrilling... worth the trip." Tickets-2010-2011 Broadway Season Subscriptions on sale now. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the Tony Award® winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal embarks on its North American Tour. Audiences will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Jerome Robbins’ original Broadway direction and choreography. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes ―Tradition,‖ ―Matchmaker, Matchmaker,‖ ―If I Were A Rich Man" and ―Sunrise, Sunset,‖ FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a timeless classic. No other musical has so Mon, Jun 20, 2011 Scope 7:30 PM Virginia Arts Festival: MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theatre with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. On sale now $28.75 - $97.75 More than 300 singers...their own superb symphony orchestra...and a 150-year history that includes performances for ten U.S. Presidents: the great Mormon Tabernacle Choir has built a musical tradition that stands alone, createing concerts that linger in teh memory. "It was a thrill in a thrillfilled life... a truly emotional experience. This choir undoubtedly has an importance greater than entertaining or even momentarily uplifting an audience" (Walter Cronkite). Hear this towering American musical momument live!
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