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DISNEY’S MOANA, JR. by The Hurrah Players

Hurrah Players present a surprise Disney Musical!

Saturday
OCTOBER 23, 2021
2:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$20 Youth, 18 & under – $25 Adult for Reserved Seating

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*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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Hurrah Players WEBSITE
Performance SPONSORED BY:
Jim & Becky Habel
Thanks Bayport Credit Union!
Thanks Suffolk News Herald!

Disney’s MOANA JR

The Hurrah Players are once again thrilled to be one of the first companies to perform a new Disney Jr. show onstage with the support of Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney’s Moana JR. is a musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. Moana JR. features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony®, GRAMMY, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Celebrating the rich stories of Oceania and based on the beliefs and cultures of the people of the Pacific Islands, Moana was developed in collaboration with an Oceanic Trust – a group of anthropologists, cultural practitioners, historians, linguists, and choreographers from the Pacific Islands. The same respect and attention to detail used to develop the film was carried forward in the creation of this stage adaptation and our director and choreographer has worked to study Polynesian storytelling culture to bring to this production.

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, consistent with the governor’s policy. For children’s classes and programs (including the October 23 performance of Moana, Jr.), masks are required by all attending.
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.
DISNEY’S MOANA, JR. by The Hurrah Players

JIM NEWSOM & THE CLOUDLESS SKY

Saturday
October 30, 2021
6:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
$17 Cabaret-Style Seating

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The Cloudless Sky
Jim Newsom WEBSITE
PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY:
Marcus D. Gersbach & Co. LLC
The Counter Top Man, LLC
KEYT COMPANIES - Construction & Real Estate
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!

Jim Newsom and the Cloudless Sky

Jim Newsom is an award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is well known and highly regarded throughout southeastern Virginia. His current band, Jim Newsom and the Cloudless Sky, includes Gail Keller Smith on piano, keyboards and steel drum, and Rick Jebavy on the drums.

The band’s latest album, Peace Love Happiness, is Jim’s ninth album overall. Released in February, 2021, the recording features fourteen new originals written since his 2018 CD, New Set of Dreams. Unlike that recording, on which Jim played all the instruments himself, Peace Love Happiness is a group effort recorded with social distancing measures in place during the depths of the pandemic.

Jim’s original songs cover a wide range of styles and touch on a diverse range of subject matter. Besides the title track, Peace Love Happiness includes his reflection on a lifetime of musicmaking in “I Am Not a Jukebox,” as well as a melodic consideration of the fact that “The Days of Being Bob Dylan Are Gone.” “Our Finest Hour” offers hope, even in the midst of difficult times. “My Daddy’s Records” is a remembrance of growing up tuned into the classic hits of the ‘60s while also enjoying the “sassy, brassy big band” music of his parents’ generation. “One Kiss” is a joyous piece of reggae-infused fluff enhanced with Gail’s steel drum accompaniment.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jim grew up in Suffolk, Virginia, graduating from Suffolk High School and Virginia Tech. A professional musician for fifty years, he is also a highly regarded music writer and critic whose work has been published in the All Music Guide, PortFolio Weekly and VEER Magazine and other publications. He is well known throughout the area as a television and radio personality, having hosted programs on the local PBS and NPR affiliates, WHRO-TV and FM, since 1983.

www.jimnewsom.com

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, consistent with the governor’s policy. For children’s classes and programs (including the October 23 performance of Moana, Jr.), masks are required by all attending.
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.
JIM NEWSOM & THE CLOUDLESS SKY

MASTERS OF SOUL

Masters of Soul

Saturday
February 5, 2022
8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$25, $28, $35, & $40  for Reserved Seating

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*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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WE THANK EVENT SPONSORS:
Sponsor: Chorey & Associates RealtySponsor: Suffolk News Herald
Sponsor: Duke Automotive
Masters of Soul WEBSITE

Masters of Soul

Don’t miss your chance to step back in time and feel the magic when Masters of Soul (formerly Masters of Motown) returns to Suffolk Center. Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. The 90-minute show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band.

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country’s history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast consists of three lead male vocalists and three lead female vocalists backed by a four-piece band of seasoned musicians who’ve been touring together for decades. Masters of Soul has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls.

Masters of Soul performs:

  • Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • The Temptations
  • The Four Tops
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Barry White
  • Sam and Dave
  • James Brown – and many more!

Treat yourself to the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by these legendary artists with a performance by Masters of Soul!

The Plaid Turnip Restaurant, located on the first floor of theSuffolk Center, will be open for pre-show dining. GREAT Food &  GREAT Music ~ what a perfect evening! The last pre-show seating is 6:30 PM, Masters of Soul starts at 8 PM. Call the Plaid Turnip Restaurant at 757.923.9740 to reserve your table today!

The Plaid Turnip
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, consistent with the governor’s policy. For children’s classes and programs (including the October 23 performance of Moana, Jr.), masks are required by all attending.
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

VSO HOLIDAY BRASS

VSO's Holiday Brass

Friday
December 17, 2021
7:30pm

Ticket Prices:
$28, $31, $34, $37  for Reserved Seating

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*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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Virginia Symphony Orchestra WEBSITE
Performance SPONSORED by:
Thanks to Margie Wiley Freedom Street Partners
Thanks to Mike Duman!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
Thanks to our VSO Sponsors!

Virginia Symphony Orchestra ~ Holiday Brass

The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections in an all-new program. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that have made this concert a new holiday tradition! This year the Suffolk Center will add special seasonal surprises too!

The Virginia Symphony is at the center of the Hampton Roads arts community, and in many ways serves as the cultural cornerstone for the region. Each year, the orchestra presents a series of Classics, Pops and Family concerts. The VSO annually performs more than 140 Classical, Pops, Family, Education, and Outreach concerts in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Williamsburg, reaching more than 200,000 concert goers every year.

Come early, the pre-show festivities start at 6:00 PM. Local favorites Pourfavor Suffolk and The Mad Batter will have delicious hot cocoa & treats available for purchase. The Doorway Singers will be crooning as you shop Jester’s Gallery Shop, stroll the art galleries, and meet the Artists. Make sure you leave time for a visit with the Jolly Ole Elf himself, SANTA, and a heart-warming family photo.
 
Everyone will enjoy the evening’s holiday sing-a-long and delight in a performance by Viva Vivace, Nansemond River High School’s choral ensemble.
Don’t miss this quintessential holiday experience!
VSO HOLIDAY BRASS