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Alice in Wonderland LIVE! - Bright Star Touring Theater Production
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Alice in Wonderland LIVE! - Bright Star Touring Theater Production

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Best for grades Pre-K through 5th grade!

The Lewis Carroll literary classic is magically brought to life in this 45 minute adventure. Join Alice on her journey into the rabbit hole, packed with some eccentric and fantastical characters who take your audience on an imaginative ride. Since 1865 this literary classic has been a favorite among young readers and we can’t wait to bring it to life. Join the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and Alice on this adventure in Wonderland.

Starting at 1:00 PM and tickets are only $5! 

 

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DGCAC's Summer Theater Camp Production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

DGCAC's Summer Theater Camp Production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.

Our summer campers have been working all summer to present their version of this Disney classic. Grab your tickets today to see their production come to life!

On behalf of the cast, we would like to thank everyone for their support of this production. Disney is a licensor only of this stage play and is not a producer of this show.

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DGCAC's Summer Theater Camp Production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

DGCAC's Summer Theater Camp Production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.

Our summer campers have been working all summer to present their version of this Disney classic. Grab your tickets today to see their production come to life!

On behalf of the cast, we would like to thank everyone for their support of this production. Disney is a licensor only of this stage play and is not a producer of this show.

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DGCAC's Summer Theater Camp Production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

DGCAC's Summer Theater Camp Production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.

Our summer campers have been working all summer to present their version of this Disney classic. Grab your tickets today to see their production come to life!

On behalf of the cast, we would like to thank everyone for their support of this production. Disney is a licensor only of this stage play and is not a producer of this show.

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An Evening with Mendel: "Stories for Grown Folk"
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Mendel: "Stories for Grown Folk"

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A tour de force. Experience a new level of story telling. Discover a depth that broadens the scope of how one sees the world and oneself. It is liberating, fascinating, unique, honest and edgy. Her production includes a sparse, suggestive set, costumes, props and live music, making this a delectable feast for the eyes, the soul, and the imagination. It's a combination of Caribbean/British storytelling, performance art, stand-up comedy, live music from The Champagne Band, and pieces based on excerpts from previous shows and her books.

Mendel is a raconteur, a griot, an improvisational performance artist and a talented stage actor. She glides easily between characters, stories, and cultural sensibilities. She is skilled at talking about issues and concerns sometimes considered controversial. She normalizes healthy communications.

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Becoming Queen: Growing Up Fearless, Conscious & Fragile
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Becoming Queen: Growing Up Fearless, Conscious & Fragile

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 10th, 2018

Adapted from her memoir 'Dramas From a Bald Head Queen', Nina Brewton's 'Becoming Queen' examines her lived experiences as a Black girl growing up in Wichita, Kansas. Sharing stories that weave her family's discord and triumphs with her burgeoning love and appreciation for hip hop, Nina's coming of age takes audiences through a minefield that she must tread carefully and often.

Tickets are $10 and are available now.

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**Black Music Month Concert at King Lincoln Park!
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

**Black Music Month Concert at King Lincoln Park!

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The Annual Black Music Month Concert is going to be celebrated at King Lincoln Park this year, in conjunction with King Lincoln Park Day! Join us at 600 Jefferson Avenue on June 2nd for a day of fun, highlighted by our Black Music Month Concert. We're bringing the party to the festival with the incredible, Rare Essence! Bring the whole family out to enjoy some fun Go-Go music and the best part is, it's absolutely free! 

King Lincoln Park Day is brought to you by The City of Newport News (Special Events and Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Departments). For more information on the Festival, please click here!

 

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Hidden Gems Dance Series: Emerald
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Hidden Gems Dance Series: Emerald

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Join us for the fourth installment of the dance series dedicated to celebrating the 100th birthday of Newport News's own, Pearl Bailey. The conceptual focus of this night of dance is the emerald. With its viridescent hue, Kim Kerns was challenged with imagining a performance centered around the precious stone. We are very excited to present her creation, performed by Dienamik Force Dance Team, in honor of our own hidden gem, Pearl. 

The tickets are $10 and can be purchased below. 

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Teens With A Purpose - 2018 Slam Fest
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Teens With A Purpose - 2018 Slam Fest

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Teens With a Purpose is pleased to enter its tenth year of collaboration with Youth Speaks Inc. and Brave New Voices, as seen on HBO, as we present to Southeastern Virginia the 2018 Hampton Roads Youth Poetry Competition Season and Festival.

The Festival, now in its 10th year, has become a much anticipated experience, a festival of competitive performance poetry that blends written tradition with lyricism, positive music and stage acumen in a way that profoundly affects and entertains youth and audiences of all kinds. Here young poets fearlessly tell their stories, in their own words to be shared with their generation and the community at-large. They meet students from different cities and with different background who come together to share their mutual love for the art form - spoken word POETRY.

Each year teens come together in this Olympic style competition. The six finalists qualify to represent all of Hampton Roads at Brave New Voices, the world’s largest youth poetry festival and event. BNV brings together youth poets from 50 states and countries like South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland and England. The competition take place this year in Houston, July 18th - 22nd.

2018 Hampton Roads Youth Poetry Competition Season & Festival Events:

  • Hear This! Regional Youth Poetry Festival with Workshop - Sat. March 31st 3pm to 7pm at I.C Norcom H.S. 
  • Slover Library, Norfolk, - Wed. April 4th 6pm to 8pm Youth Poet Laureate
  •  Zeiders American Dream Theatre, Virginia Beach - Fri. April 13th 6pm to 9pm Middle School Event
  • Chrysler Museum, Norfolk – Sat. April, 21st 12pm to 4pm Qualifying Slam
  • Downing-Gross Cultural Art Center, Newport News - Sat. April 28th, 4pm to 7pm Finals
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Part II - The 20th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival with Jennifer Holliday
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Part II - The 20th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival with Jennifer Holliday

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For 20 years, the Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival has brought a plethora of amazing artists to the city of Newport News. To mark this monumental milestone in honoring the legacy of our "First Lady of Song", we are proud to present two unforgettable concerts with iconic figures in Jazz music. 

On Friday, April 20th, join us at the Ella Fitzgerald Theater for an amazing night with Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist, Jane Monheit. Drawing inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald herself, you can hear the emotion in Jane's soul-stirring voice. Opening for the evening is singer/songwriter and Richmond-native, Jon Bibbs.

On April 27th, we bring to you the legendary Jennifer Holliday. She catapulted to stardom 35 years ago in the smash Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, with her show-stopping performance as Effie "Melody" White, the iconic role which garnered her a Tony Award for Best Actress in A Musical.  She was discovered at age 17 while singing in her church choir in Houston, Texas by dancer Jamie Patterson, who persuaded her to move to New York City, where she made her Broadway debut in Vinnette Carroll's Your Arms Too Short To Box With God as a featured soloist.  Beyond Broadway, Ms. Holliday appeared as Lisa Knowles on the Fox TV dramedy, Ally McBeal.  She has also enjoyed a successful recording career, winning Grammy® Awards for her mesmerizing performances of "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going” (1982) and Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday” (1985).  Ms. Holliday has also received rave reviews for her first album in two decades, The Song Is You (2014).

You can see both of these women of jazz this year for the 20th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival. Now offering a combo pack to see both shows for a discounted price. The Combo Pack is only available when purchased over the phone (757-247-8950) or in-person at the box office. It cannot be purchased online.

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Part I - The 20th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival with Jane Monheit featuring Jon Bibbs
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Part I - The 20th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival with Jane Monheit featuring Jon Bibbs

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For 20 years, the Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival has brought a plethora of amazing artists to the city of Newport News. To mark this monumental milestone in honoring the legacy of our "First Lady of Song", we are proud to present two unforgettable concerts with iconic figures in Jazz music. 

On Friday, April 20th, join us at the Ella Fitzgerald Theater for an amazing night with Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist, Jane Monheit. Drawing inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald herself, you can hear the emotion in Jane's soul-stirring voice. Opening for the evening is singer/songwriter and Richmond-native, Jon Bibbs.

On April 27th, we bring to you the legendary Jennifer Holliday. She catapulted to stardom 35 years ago in the smash Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, with her show-stopping performance as Effie "Melody" White, the iconic role which garnered her a Tony Award for Best Actress in A Musical.  She was discovered at age 17 while singing in her church choir in Houston, Texas by dancer Jamie Patterson, who persuaded her to move to New York City, where she made her Broadway debut in Vinnette Carroll's Your Arms Too Short To Box With God as a featured soloist.  Beyond Broadway, Ms. Holliday appeared as Lisa Knowles on the Fox TV dramedy, Ally McBeal.  She has also enjoyed a successful recording career, winning Grammy® Awards for her mesmerizing performances of "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going” (1982) and Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday” (1985).  Ms. Holliday has also received rave reviews for her first album in two decades, The Song Is You (2014).

You can see both of these women of jazz this year for the 20th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival. Now offering a combo pack to see both shows for a discounted price. The Combo Pack is only available when purchased over the phone (757-247-8950) or in-person at the box office. It cannot be purchased online.

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Rhyme Time! Adventures in Poetry
Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Rhyme Time! Adventures in Poetry

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Rhyme Time! Adventures in Poetry presented by Bright Star Children's Theatre

Best for Grades 3rd-8th

Join our duo of traveling actors, Lenny and Mabel – “The Greatest Actors in the World” – as they share their favorite poetry selections. From the mysterious origins of nursery rhymes to the homespun wisdom of folk poetry; from the lofty language of Shakespeare to the spoken word of modern times, this show is a perfect selection for National Poetry Month! Lenny and Mabel will capture the audience’s imagination while celebrating the magic of words!

Tickets are only $5 and are available now! 

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Young Lady You Are - Girls Empowerment Conference
Mar
31
12:45 PM12:45

Young Lady You Are - Girls Empowerment Conference

Sponsored by

Lions Bridge Financial Advisors

 

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Young Lady You Are is an event geared towards girls ages 12-17 in which they will explore the cultural and educational opportunities that their community has to offer. The goal of this program is to expose the young ladies of our community to creative and cultural avenues that will enhance their outlook on life, equip them to face opposition in a positive way, and become better women with bright, successful futures.

The event will feature an introductory activity followed by three, hour-long workshops. There is a dance workshop lead by Dreams in Motion Studio Owner and choreographer, Liza Infanzon-Smith. Local designer, Erika Randolph will lead a fashion/vision board workshop and a culinary arts workshop will be led by owner of Deliciously Done, Danielle Williams. The day will culminate in a presentation including a keynote address from motivational speaker, life coach, and children’s book author, Florenza Denise Lee. It will also include a panel discussion, and a performance from local poet Glo-Shines.

YLYA seeks to cultivate and nourish a warm, vibrant, supportive, convivial, and creative atmosphere for these young women to liberate their creativity and imagination at DGCAC, one of Newport News’s own “Hidden Gems”. They will be experience a network of both local and national creative talent that exposes feasible avenues to express themselves in successful ways- ways which would have otherwise remained “hidden” to them.

The registration deadline is March 26th, 2018. To view the women participating in this event, click here!

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. ALL ATTENDEES HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONTAINING THE FULL REGISTRATION FORM ON MONDAY, MARCH 26th. 

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Pearl 100 starring Nina Brewton
Mar
29
4:30 PM16:30

Pearl 100 starring Nina Brewton

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In 1918, a legend was born in Newport News, Virginia. On her 100th birthday, March 29th, we celebrate her legacy. Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center brings you Pearl 100 starring poet, author, and vocalist Nina Brewton. Join us in memorializing this iconic woman of American history in her birthplace. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is recommended and available here.

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Hidden Gems Dance Series: Pearl
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Hidden Gems Dance Series: Pearl

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Join us for the third installment of the dance series dedicated to celebrating the 100th birthday of Newport News's own, Pearl Bailey. The conceptual focus of this night of dance is the pearl. With its opalescent luster, the choreographer was challenged with imagining a performance centered around the precious stone. We are very excited to present their creation in honor of our own hidden gem, Pearl. 

The tickets are $10 and can be purchased below. 

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CANCELLED - Taylor McFerrin ft. Chantae Cann - 3Sixty Concert Series
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

CANCELLED - Taylor McFerrin ft. Chantae Cann - 3Sixty Concert Series

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Unfortunately, the 3Sixty Concert scheduled for March 10th with Taylor McFerrin and Chantae Cann has been cancelled. Refunds will be given to those who have purchased a ticket to this event and the promotional contest  has now ended. Thank you to everyone who participated. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your continued
support. 

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The 4th Annual "Ladies In Red" Concert & Award Show
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

The 4th Annual "Ladies In Red" Concert & Award Show

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Myra Smith presents the 4th Annual My Sister's Keeper: Ladies in Red Concert and Award Show. The event will celebrate women in Hampton Roads who have made a positive impact on those around them. The event will begin with a red carpet reception at 6:00 PM and the on-stage performance will begin at 7:00. Tickets are $15.

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

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Throughout February 2018, Downing-Gross brings you "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" as you have never seen it before! Journey with us into a world of wonder and pure imagination. Bring the entire family for an unforgettable show featuring the iconic characters that we all know and love. Tickets are only $10 and are available now!

 

Directed by Michelle Gilliam · Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley · Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald · Based on the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl · Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with music theater international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by mti. www.mtishows.com

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Frederick Douglass Live starring Nathan Richardson
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Frederick Douglass Live starring Nathan Richardson

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Join us in commemorating the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass for his 200th birthday. We are proud to present this live speaking event with author, poet, and Douglass historian, Nathan Richardson. Experience the words of this orator and abolitionist as you've never heard them before. 

Following the 7:00pm show, there will be a reception at no additional cost. 

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A Space of Her Own - Closing Ceremony
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

A Space of Her Own - Closing Ceremony

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The women of A Space of Her Own are coming together again for the closing of the exhibit to bring you the live performances and full exhibit as it was intended. If you missed the opening reception, this will be your final chance to meet the artists and experience the poetry and dance live before the exhibit leaves. Join us on Friday, January 26th at 7:00 PM. 

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Hidden Gems Dance Series: Diamond
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Hidden Gems Dance Series: Diamond

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Join us for the second installment of the dance series dedicated to celebrating the 100th birthday of Newport News's own, Pearl Bailey. The conceptual focus of this night of dance is the diamond. With its brilliant shine, choreographers were challenged with imagining a performance centered around the precious stone. We are very excited to present their creations in honor of our own hidden gem, Pearl. 

The tickets are $10 and can be purchased below. 

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Masego featuring Melanie Faye - The 3Sixty Concert Series
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Masego featuring Melanie Faye - The 3Sixty Concert Series

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On January 13th, the 3Sixty Concert Series will begin with a hometown hero that has been taking the music scene by storm. We welcome Masego back to Hampton Roads to kick off the concert trilogy, brought to you by 3Sixty Management and Consulting. Opening for the evening is Melanie Faye, whose soulful bluesy guitar performances have gone viral. Join us in celebrating these bright young stars. Tickets are general admission and doors will open at 7:30.

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Laughter As Medicine Productions - Living to Laugh Out Loud: The Ha-Ha-Holiday Edition
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Laughter As Medicine Productions - Living to Laugh Out Loud: The Ha-Ha-Holiday Edition

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"Living to Laugh Out Loud" is a family oriented comedy variety show. This December, get prepared for the "Ha-Ha-Holiday" edition! The sketch comedy will leave the audience in stitches, wanting more. So come out and enjoy a night of pure clean fun!

Presented in partnership with Laughter as Medicine Production, Inc. (LAMP)

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PJ Morton with Ashley Felder
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

PJ Morton with Ashley Felder

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Join us for an unforgettable night of music with one of our hidden gems, Ashley Felder and Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton. His latest project, GUMBO, is available now and has garnered him two Grammy nominations for 2018. See this amazing, multi-talented performer return to the Ella Fitzgerald Theater stage.

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Hidden Gems Dance Series: Ruby
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Hidden Gems Dance Series: Ruby

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Join us for the first installment of the dance series dedicated to celebrating the 100th birthday of Newport News's own, Pearl Bailey. The conceptual focus of this night of dance is the ruby. With its vibrant crimson hue, choreographers, Liza Smith and Janneice Haughton were challenged with imagining a performance centered around the precious stone. We are very excited to present their creation in honor of our own hidden gem, Pearl. 

"Our evening is in three acts: power, red and love.

In addition to dance, we have singers, spoken word and the Heritage Jazz band performing. To close the last act, we are using some of Pearl Baileys songs to depict the lifecycle of a relationship from crush, to courting, to love and the break up."

The tickets are $10 and can be purchased below. 

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