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2023 Spring Choral Fest

Spring Choral Fest

2023 Spring Choral Fest

Come celebrate with an exceptional afternoon of harmonies and melodies! The Spring Choral Fest welcomes the Chowan University Singers under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Thorburn, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Chowan University. This community event will also feature Suffolk Public School’s Center for Performance and Production Arts choral ensembles!

Chowan University Choir
The Chowan University Singers is an auditioned ensemble performing a variety of classical, sacred, and contemporary choral repertoire. In March 2022, the ensemble traveled to perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Previous performance trips have included concerts throughout North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Ireland and Italy.

Chowan Singers is under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Thorburn, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Chowan University. Dr. Thorburn holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Rochester, and he performs frequently as a vocal soloist and recitalist. The pianist for the choir is Dejuan Lee, a graduate of the Chowan University music program.

This performance will feature the Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, joined with the Chowan Community Chorus and accompanied by instrumental ensemble. One of the choral masterworks of the Baroque era, the Gloria is a joyous song of praise and thanksgiving in twelve movements using the traditional text from the Latin Mass.

PRE-SHOW FUN!
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April 23, 2023,
Sunday @ 3:30 PM

Genre: Multiple Choral Groups

Ticket Prices: $15 for General Admission Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

Visit Chowan University WEBSITE
Chowan University

BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to the Suffolk Foundation!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

2023 Spring Choral Fest

Crazy for PATSY CLINE

Patsy Cline

Katie Deal in ‘Crazy for PATSY CLINE’

Award-winning actress/singer/songwriter Katie Deal soulfully embodies country icon Patsy Cline. Deal gained national acclaim for her superbly authentic Patsy, starring in numerous tours of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline and Always… Patsy Cline. An accomplished country music artist, Deal received the Georgia Country Artist of the Year Award and is an honored member of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame. Columbus Free Press definitively states, “She’s pure Patsy.” Deal positively mesmerizes on classic hits including:

Walking After Midnight • I Fall to Pieces • Crazy, and many more!

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April 1, 2023,
Saturday @ 8 PM

Genre:
Patsy Cline Hits
Ticket Prices: $28, $36, $42 for Reserved Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to Dills Architects!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
Thanks to Smithfield Times!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

Crazy for PATSY CLINE

The Hurrah Players LIVE

The Hurrah Players Live ~ Big Show Announcement in JANUARY 2023!

Don’t miss the family-friendly fun of this new Hurrah Players musical coming in 2023! The Hurrah Players experience includes vibrant costumes, amazing sets, soaring songs, and professional choreography!

The Hurrah Players, Virginia’s leading family theatre company, presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid under the direction of Hugh R. Copeland, the founder and artistic director of The Hurrah Players Family Theatre Company and performing arts academy. Since its incorporation in 1984, The Hurrah Players have been and will continue to be, a shining example to both our students and our community that theatre arts can be a vehicle not only for educational enrichment but for the emotional and social well-being of the participants as well.

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March 25, 2023,
Saturday @ 2 PM

Genre:
Family Musical Theater
Ticket Prices: $22 / Youth, $28 /Adults for Reserved Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

Visit The Hurrah Players WEBSITE

BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Jim & Becky Habel

Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

The Hurrah Players LIVE

ICONS: A Tribute Show

ICONS

ICONS: A Tribute Show

ICONS is a tribute show packed with number 1 hits of some of the greatest women from the 60’s all the way to today. This show will keep you enthralled and have you dancing in your seats, as we celebrate some of the most iconic women in music. ICONS includes performances of your favorite hits from:

Janis Joplin • Whitney Houston • Mariah Carey • Cher • Celine Dion, and many others!

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March 11, 2023,
Saturday @ 8 PM

Genre:
Greatest hits of the 60’s to today!
Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35 for Reserved Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to Cross Realty!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

ICONS: A Tribute Show

Masters of Soul

Masters of Soul

MASTERS OF SOUL

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and Soul music. This show features stylishly costumed and choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by the TFC Dance band. Masters of Soul performs:

The Temptations • Gladys Knight & the Pips • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • The Four Tops • Diana Ross & The Supremes • The Jackson Five • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • Stevie Wonder • The Commodores, and many more!

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January 28, 2023,
Saturday @ 8 PM

Genre: Motown Soul
Ticket Prices: $30, $38, $45 for Reserved Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

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BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to Chorey & Associates Realty!
Thanks to Margie Wiley Freedom Street Partners!
Thanks to Mike Duman Auto Superstore!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

Masters of Soul

TIDEWATER WINDS “Santa Swings”

Tidewater Winds

TIDEWATER WINDS “Santa Swings”

Ring in the holidays with some of your favorite holiday classics! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a Tidewater Winds Big Band concert filled with virtuosity and glorious music of the holidays. The evening features pre-show family fun activities, holiday shopping, and photo-ops with Santa!

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December 17, 2022,
Saturday @ 7:30 PM

Genre: Holiday
Ticket Prices: $22, $28, $34 , youth $15 for Reserved Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

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Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

Visit Tidewater Winds WEBSITE
Tidewater Winds

Photos with Santa!

BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to Lake Prince Woods!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

TIDEWATER WINDS “Santa Swings”

Red, White & Brews

Red White Brews

Red, White & Brews ~ A Veteran’s Day Celebration!

Join us Downstairs at the Center for an evening of country rock, dancing, and fun! Red, White & Brews is a Veteran’s Day celebration featuring great beers and performances by local bands, ‘Cool Tones’ and ‘Stolen’.

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November 19, 2022,
Saturday @ 7:30 PM

Genre: Country Rock
Ticket Prices: $20 in advance| $25 at the door. General Admission Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Taylor Ballroom

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

COOL TONES

COOL TONES

STOLEN

STOLEN

BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
Thanks to Tidewater News!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

Red, White & Brews

The CHRIS MICHAEL Experience

The Chris Michael Experience

The CHRIS MICHAEL Experience

Chris Michael is a celebrity entertainer who has performed his unique mix of beatboxing, sleight-of-hand, mind-reading, and even dangerous stunts for thousands of thrilled audiences all over the world. His creative mind has worked behind the scenes of ‘America’s Got Talent’ along with 3 other national television shows. He is currently the performer of choice for the Washington Redskins, U.S. Army, and even the FBI!

PRE-SHOW FUN!
Chris Michael will hold a FREE Magic Show WORKSHOP for kids on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 3 PM at the Suffolk Center. Space is limited, please register in advance by calling 757.923.2900 or register ON-LINE!

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October 29, 2022,
Saturday @ 7 PM

Genre: Family Comedy Magic Show
Ticket Prices: $18 /Youth, $28 /Adult for Reserved Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

Visit Chris Michael’s WEBSITE

BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to Parr Funeral Home!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

The CHRIS MICHAEL Experience

The LION KING Experience Jr.

The Lion King Experience Jr. OCT 15

The Hurrah Players present
THE LION KING EXPERIENCE JR. 

Disney’s The Lion King Experience Jr is a live musical adaptation of the 1994 animated film, bringing the wonderful music and adventures of the Pride Lands to life onstage based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor, music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice. Disney’s The Lion King Experience Jr is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Additional music and lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer. Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi.

The Hurrah Players, Virginia’s leading family theatre company, presents The Lion King Experience Jr under the direction of Hugh R. Copeland, the founder and artistic director of The Hurrah Players Family Theatre Company and performing arts academy. Since its incorporation in 1984, The Hurrah Players have been and will continue to be, a shining example to both our students and our community that theatre arts can be a vehicle not only for educational enrichment but for the emotional and social well-being of the participants as well.

PRE-SHOW FUN!
Details coming soon!

BUY TICKETS

October 15, 2022,
Saturday @ 2 PM

Genre: Family Musical Theater
Ticket Prices: $22 /Youth, $28 /Adult for Reserved Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now!
*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

Visit Hurrah Players WEBSITE

BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to Nansemond Insurance Agency!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

The LION KING Experience Jr.

KYIV CITY BALLET of Ukraine

Kyiv City Ballet

Kyiv City Ballet TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
To reserve more than 4 Tickets per performance please contact the Suffolk Center’s Box Office at 757.923.2900.

Kyiv City Ballet 
September 19-22, 2022

Kyiv City Ballet on Stage in France

‘Our mission is to bring joy to audiences through our ballet.’
– Kyiv City Ballet

Visit Kyiv City Ballet WEBSITE
DONATE to Kyiv City Ballet’s OPERATION WHITE STORK!

The Kyiv City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ivan Kozlov, announced on June 14, 2022 a U.S. Tour from September 15 to October 25, 2022. The Fall tour is a US premiere and marks the Kyiv City Ballet’s first United States performances ever.

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is honored to be one of the major cultural arts centers across the country that are coming together to open their doors and their hearts to welcome the Kyiv City Ballet, in-residence at the Suffolk Center September 19- 22, 2022. It is very clear this company and their artistry will have great appeal to non-dance and dance audiences alike.

“We are honored to share the beauty of ballet with US audiences, through Ukranian artists” said Ivan Kozlov, Artistic Director. Touring the States for the first time with a range of ballets makes an important global statement. It demonstrates the resilience of the Ukrainian people.”

The day before Ukraine was invaded in February 2022, the Kyiv City Ballet unknowingly took one of the last flights out of Kyiv. The company flew to Paris to begin a long planned tour. They have not returned home. The country of France sheltered them and the company has been performing throughout France, and now Europe, since the invasion began.

Kyiv City Ballet Classes SEPT 20 & 21
The Barre Master Class – SEPT 20, 5:30 PM
Adult Ballet Master Class – SEPT 20, 7:00 PM
Kyiv City Ballet Repertoire SEPT 21
Kyiv City Ballet Tribute to Peace: SEPT. 21
Kyiv City Ballet MEET & GREET SEPT 22
Kyiv City Ballet ‘MEET & GREET’: SEPT. 22, 5 PM
Kyiv City Ballet Swan Lake SEPT 22
Kyiv City Ballet ‘SWAN LAKE’: SEPT. 22, 7PM

The Kyiv City Ballet’s residency at the Suffolk Center includes; Education, Outreach, and Performances.

September 20th & 21st: Suffolk Center will host interactive Kyiv City Ballet Workshops, Demonstrations, and Master Classes on Tuesday, September 20th and Wednesday 21st working with local schools and dance companies throughout Virginia during Kyiv City Ballet’s residency in Suffolk, VA.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022: We are thrilled to share that Kyiv City Ballet will perform two evening performances on the Center’s Birdsong Theater stage. On Wednesday, September  21, 2022 at 7:00 PM patrons will delight in a performance of two ballets, comprising a special ‘Tribute to Peace’ Ukraine Repertoire:

  • A Tribute to Peace (choreography by Ekaterina & Ivan Kozlov) a neo-classical work,
  • Men of Kyiv (choreography by Pavlo Virsky) a Ukrainian folk dance.

Thursday, September 22, 2022: Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Kyiv City Ballet perform their full-length performance of Swan Lake on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM (choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Ivan Kozlov).

For an extraordinary opportunity the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts will host a ‘Meet & Greet’ Finale Reception for guests to mingle, enjoy refreshments, and take photos with the Kyiv City Ballet. This special opportunity will take place prior to Swan Lake on Thursday, September 22, 5:00 – 6:30 PM in the Center’s Taylor Ballroom. Meet & Greet Reception tickets are limited.

Kyiv City Ballet, founded in 2012, mission is to bring joy to audiences through ballet by bringing exemplary artists to theaters around the world. In the past decade, the company has successfully toured throughout dozens of countries on four continents.

Two of Ukraine’s prima ballerinas: Krystina Kadashevych and Oksana Bondarenko will perform with the company on their US tour. The company’s principal dancer is Vsevolod Maevskiy, a former soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet and Kozlov’s former student.

Ivan Kozlov
Ivan Kozlov

Ivan Kozlov
Since 2014, Ivan Kozlov has been the executive of the theater, “Kyiv City Ballet” with which he has successfully toured Europe and the world. Choreographer and teacher Ivan Anatolievich Kozlov was born on December 13, 1982. He is the Ex-Premier of the National Opera of Ukraine, The St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet, IBT (Internationale Ballet Theater), and the Mariinsky Theater.

In 2000, after graduating from the KGHU (Kyiv State Choreographic School), under the tutelage of the Honored Artist of Ukraine, Vladimir Denisenko, Ivan Kozlov was invited to join the ballet troupe of the National Opera of Ukraine, and simultaneously to the world-famous troupe of Boris Eifman in St. Petersburg. He worked as an artist in both troupes.

During his work in the theater of B. Eifman, Ivan performed the leading parts in the following repertoire: “Red Giselle”, “Don Quixote”, “Russian Hamlet”, “Anna Karenina”, and “The Brothers Karamazov”. In the troupe of the National Opera of Ukraine, he performed the leading parts in the ballets Swan Lake, Giselle, Spartacus, Don Quixote, Viennese Waltz, and many others. Ivan Kozlov worked under contract as a leading soloist of the “Internationale Ballet Theater” in the United States.

From 2007 to 2010, he was the premier of the ballet troupe of the Mariinsky Theater, where he performed the leading parts in nearly the entire repertoire of the theater, as well as in numerous concert numbers. Ivan is a laureate of many ballet competitions, including the Serge Lifar International Competition (2002, silver medal) and the X Moscow International Competition (2005, silver medal).

Kyiv City Ballet Swan Lake
Kyiv City Ballet Swan Lake Image
We Thank our Kyiv City Ballet Sponsors!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

KYIV CITY BALLET of Ukraine