PAST PERFORMANCES + EVENTS

PAST PERFORMANCES + EVENTS

We have had the great pleasure of hosting a wide variety of programming here at Suffolk Center, such as the past performances and events listed below. Many thanks to the continuing support of our patrons, members, sponsors, staff, board members, and volunteers who foster the arts here in Suffolk. Please note that some links contained within these past program listings may no longer be valid.

CURRENT PERFORMANCES + EVENTS

THE VIRGINIA PEANUT STORY: PEANUT DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Wednesday
May 15, 2019
7:30pm

Location:
Birdsong Theater

Ticket Prices:
FREE and open to the public

After six years of interviews and filming , The Virginia Peanut Story is ready for screening. Producer Amy Drewry has worked with Western Tidewater Virginia Heritage, Inc. a nonprofit made up of historians, farmers, and others from Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, Sussex Counties and the City of Suffolk. The 57 minute documentary has been made for airing on public television. It was produced with support from Virginia Humanities and other local and regional foundations, businesses and individuals.

SUFFOLK CENTER CHILDREN’S CHORUS – “A NIGHT ON BROADWAY: A-Z”

Thursday
May 9, 2019
6:30pm

Location:
Birdsong Theater

Ticket Prices:
FREE and open to the public

The Suffolk Center Children’s Chorus will present their Spring performance “A Night on Broadway A-Z” on May 9, 2019. Hear songs from a variety of different Broadway musicals from the classics, Sound of Music, Oklahoma, and Mary Poppins, to more modern musicals such as, Dear Evan Hansen and Into the Woods. Don’t miss this fun-filled event! You’ll be smiling from ear-to-ear. Light refreshments to follow the concert.

HAMPTON ROADS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB EXHIBIT

May 30 – June 29, 2019

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

OPENING RECEPTION
May 30, 2019

5:30PM – 7:30PM
Free & Open to the Public

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY

Hampton Roads Digital Photography Exhibit

THE SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT: Global Communities : Resilient Communities

January 17 – 30, 2019

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

OPENING RECEPTION
January 17, 2019

6:30PM – 8:00PM
Free & Open to the Public

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY

2019 Young Artists & Authors Showcase

JOY UNFOLDING

October 25 – December 21, 2018

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

OPENING RECEPTION
October 25, 2018

5:30PM – 7:30PM
Free & Open to the Public

ARTIST WEBSITE
SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY
SPONSORED BY BLICK ART MATERIALS

The Art & Recycled Creations of Dale Wayne

THE ART OF THE CENTER: STUDENT & INSTRUCTOR SHOWCASE

September 19 – October 13, 2018

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

OPENING RECEPTION
*NEW DATE

September 19, 2018

5:30PM – 7:30PM
Free & Open to the Public

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY

An exhibit of work by SCCA students and instructors.

MASTERS OF SOUL

Saturday
May 11, 2019
8:00pm

Location:
Birdsong Theater

Ticket Prices:
$25 – $35 for Reserved Seating

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Back by popular demand! 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.

THE EMBERS FEATURING CRAIG WOOLARD

Friday
April 5, 2019
8:00pm

Ticket Prices:
$25, $30 & $35 for Reserved Seating

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SPONSORED BY: Mike Duman Auto Superstore
SPONSORED BY: Freedom Street Partners, Margie Wiley

Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music.

The Embers are widely considered a musical marvel and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. A true musical tradition with which many Americans have listened to from childhood to adulthood. The Embers consider the genre of Beach Music as “music with a memory” and have been creating lasting memories since its inception in 1958. Simply put – Heart and Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Feel Good Music.

THE NEXT GENERATION LEAHY

Saturday
March 23, 2019
8:00pm

Location:
Birdsong Theater

Ticket Prices:
$25 – $30 for Reserved Seating

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It is this drive to create music that has led the Leahy children to achieve so much, even at their young ages. Still all in elementary school, they are all accomplished multi-instrumentalists and released their first self-titled CD in December 2015.

Live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, vocals, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. The Leahy children, so in love with what they do, enamor audiences and keep them constantly coming back for more.

SOUL STREET DANCE COMPANY

Saturday
March 9, 2019
8:00pm

Location:
Birdsong Theater

Ticket Prices:
$25 – $30 for Reserved Seating

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Houston based Soul Street Dance Company is one of the most dynamic premier dance companies in existence. Their technical and artistic skills, stage presence and wit allow them to push the performance envelope to an amazing standard of excellence.

Although they are called a “Dance Company,” their talents far outstrip any one category. In addition to dance, Soul Street performers are actors, athletes (with uncanny strength), and lately, songwriters and musicians.

Soul Street has the amazing ability to totally engage audiences from ages two to two hundred. A huge repertoire and outstanding flexibility have earned them the title, “Rock Stars of the Educational Theatre World” and they’re working hard to expand these accolades worldwide!

From educational shows, workshops, full-fledged evening performances or any combinations of the aforementioned, Soul Street can bring it to you with an excellence that will leave you speaking of nothing else for days!

Movies at The Center – REMEMBER THE TITANS

Thursday
February 7, 2019

7:00pm

Ticket Prices:
$2 Donation and canned goods

Please join us for Movies at the Center presented by Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts in partnership with Suffolk Tourism. On Thursday, February 7, 2019, we’ll be showing modern classic film Remember The Titans. This is the true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other. Starring Denzel Washington, this 2000 film is rated PG and has a running time of 1 hour and 53 minutes.

JACKIE ROBINSON: A GAME APART Written & Performed by Mike Wiley

Tuesday
February 5, 2019
7:00pm

Location:
Birdsong Theater

Ticket Prices:
$15 for Reserved Seating

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Glimpse into the baseball legend’s life during a bygone era of separate and unequal locker rooms, whites-only hotels and restaurant back doors. Witness the humiliation of a star player showered with adulation on the field — but a second-hand citizen outside the stadium. Meet compatriots fighting the same battles between end zones, inside the ring, around the track. JACKIE ROBINSON: A GAME APART is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance and leadership.

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