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HURRAH PRESENTS DISNEY

Saturday
MARCH 26, 2022
2:00 pm

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

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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.

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.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is a beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

HURRAH PRESENTS DISNEY

THE DRIFTERS

The Drifters

Saturday
October 2, 2021
8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$32, $38, $42 & $48  for Reserved Seating

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The Drifters

The Drifters, one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups, are the second most successful recording artist of all time, according to Billboard Magazine. Through a historical journey, which included no less than 5 legendary lead singers, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll.

They were the first musical group to sell 2 million records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof”. They were the first African American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Along with fellow inductees the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes, the Drifters were in the first class of Rock & Roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame. Their classic tune “Under The Boardwalk” is the most played R & B record of all time. 20 other million sellers followed.

The Drifters had 17 Top 40 songs, with 5 Top 10’s (In Billboard Top 100) including:
• Up on the Roof
• Under the Boardwalk
• This Magic Moment
• There Goes My Baby
• Dance with Me
• Spanish Harlem
• Stand by Me
• On Broadway … The list of hits goes on and on!

PRE-DRIFTERS FUN!
Before THE DRIFTERS take the stage at 8 PM … step outside by the Center’s iconic fountain with the Boogie On The Bay Shag Club, from 7:00-7:45 PM. Join the pro’s and sharpen your shag moves! Adult Beverages available outside for purchase.

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.

THE DRIFTERS

CHOWAN UNIVERSITY CHOIR

Chown University Choir

Sunday
April 24, 2022
3:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
$10  General Admission Seating

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Chowan University Choir
Sponsored By:
Charles and Juanita Pond
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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.

Chowan University Choir

The Chowan University Singers and Men’s Chorus, the premier touring choral ensembles of Chowan University, combined with the Chowan Community Chorus, will present a special concert at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. This classical choral concert will feature the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré.  The Chowan Singers and Community Chorus will perform this classic choral masterwork. Additionally, the Chowan Singers and Men’s Chorus will sing works ranging in style from classical a cappella music to contemporary gospel, including choral standards by Felix Mendelssohn, Thomas Tallis, and Alice Parker.

Chowan Singers is a select ensemble that consists of 18 students, about half of whom are music majors. Chowan Singers has presented numerous concerts throughout North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the group has traveled in recent years to perform in Ireland, Italy, and New York City.

Chowan Singers, Men’s Chorus, and Community Chorus are under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Thorburn, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Chowan University. Dr. Thorburn holds degrees from the University of Rochester and Yale University. Paula Pressnell, Artist in Residence at Chowan, is the collaborative pianist for the choirs. Mrs. Pressnell is a cum laude graduate of Salem College, where she was a piano student of Clemens Sandresky.

CHOWAN UNIVERSITY CHOIR

DELLA MAE

Della Mae

Saturday
November 13, 2021
8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$35.00 – General Admission

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Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association

Pre-Show FUN at 7 PM

Come early to see members of  Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association, playing traditional instruments that define the Bluegrass sound.

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Performance SPONSORED BY:
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Della Mae

A Nashville-based, all-female string band, has a completely original style – sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrant original music that conveys an expansive musical vision. With timeless lyrical truth-telling and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility, they stand alongside such roots-conscious acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Della Mae were IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, named among Rolling Stone’s “10 bands to watch for in 2015,” and have since traveled with the US State Department to over 18 countries spreading peace and understanding through music.

Their mission as a band is to showcase top female musicians and to improve opportunities for women and girls through advocacy, mentorship, programming, and performance.

COVID-19 protocols:  Based on the artist’s request, the Della Mae show will require all patrons to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID test within the last 48 hours. For this show, all patrons must wear a mask and provide photo ID upon arrival. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
DELLA MAE

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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Performance SPONSORED BY:
Jim & Becky Habel
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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
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PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY:
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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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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 yoursel to the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by these legendary artists with a performance by Masters of Soul!

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

Mark Schultz

Saturday
January 11, 2020
7:00 pm

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

Mark Schultz is a contemporary Christian music artist. He has been nominated for numerous Dove Awards, winning his first at the 2006 Dove Awards when the CD/DVD Mark Schultz Live: A Night of Stories & Songs was named Long Form Music Video of the Year.

  • “Platinum-selling, Dove award-winning artist”
  • Sold over 13 million records
  • 13 no. 1 Singles over career
  • 20 Dove Award Nominations
  • 2 Dove Awards
  • Beacon Award Recipient
  • American Songwriter Award
  • Completed a 3,500-mile cross country bicycle ride to benefit orphans and widows.
  • One of his songs was selected as the US Army’s “Be Safe-Make It Home” campaign.
  • Named one of Christian Music Today’s Top Male Vocalist.

Daniel Heffington

Daniel Heffington is a folk/pop artist who pairs unforgettable melodies with driving rhythms. The Virginia-based singer/songwriter is known for the energy and passion of his live performances that feature soulful vocals and poignant lyrics.

Mark Schultz

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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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

Love Local! Red, White & Brews

Saturday
November 16, 2019
7:00 pm
Doors Open at 
6:30 pm for BBQ & Beer 

Ticket Prices:
$20  for General Admission
Special Discount: 10% OFF and FREE BBQ Dinner for Veterans, Active Military and First Responders that purchase an event ticket.
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Suffolk Ruritan Club
Suffolk Ruritan Club BBQ
Featuring Nansemond Brewing Station
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Featuring MoMac Brewing
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The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts honors our Veterans, Active Military and First Responders. We appreciate their sacrifice to keep America free and thank them for their service to our Country at LOVE LOCALS –  ‘Red, White & Brews’ on Saturday, November 16, 2019, doors open at 6:30 PM.

LOVE LOCALS – “Red, White & Brews” is a Veterans Day Celebration inviting everyone to come out and remember the service men and women. Enjoy local BBQ, local craft beer tastings and tap your toes and sing-a-long to your favorite local bands featuring  Stolen, Cool Tones, and Just Us.

LOVE LOCAL Food!
The Suffolk Ruritan Club is bringing their world-famous BBQ, with coleslaw & baked beans to Red, White & Brews. As a BONUS, the Suffolk Ruritan Club is offering a FREE BBQ DINNER to Veterans, Active Military & First Responders that purchase a ticket! “The Ruritan’s are all about helping our Veterans and we are honored to provide them with a down-home BBQ dinner.” shared Jimmy Franks, Suffolk Ruritan Club.

LOVE LOCAL Beverages!
LOVE LOCAL will showcase local Craft Beers by MoMac Brewing and Nanesmond Brewing Station before the show and during the two intermissions. Both breweries are offering free tastings and pours for purchase. Local favorite Three Brothers Distillery will create two signature craft cocktails for guests to imbibe: ‘Lover’s Punch’ and ‘Fall Into Love’.

LOVE LOCAL Bands!
Red, White & Brews features performances by three local bands: JUST US, COOL TONES and STOLEN. Each group is so proud to be apart of this Veterans Day Celebration and eager to share their favorite songs with concertgoers on the Suffolk Center’s BirdSong Theater stage.

JUST US will have guests singing along to Classic Country – songs by Merle Haggard, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, and Alabama. JUST US Band member Bill Daughtry shared that the group has been practicing non-stop and they can’t wait to play their favorite song … ‘The next one on the playlist.”

THE COOL TONES deliver Classic Rock, with crowd favorites by Van Morrison and Steely Dan. Tim Daniel said the band’s favorite song to perform is Neil Young’s classic ‘Cinnamon Girl’. The Suffolk Center even installed a special dance floor knowing The Cool Tones performance would release the urge to shake a leg. Adding that they are super excited to be playing in honor of our veterans.

STOLEN is the third band to take the stage with their ‘Acoustic Everything’ style. Patrons will love hearing favorites by Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, and Jimmy Buffet. Win Winslow shared the band’s favorite song is Jamey Johnson’s ‘In Color’ but no show would be complete without the Zac Brown Band’s ‘Chicken Fried’. All three bands will share the stage for an extra special heartfelt tribute to all our Veterans, Active Military and First Responders.

Love Local! Red, White & Brews