February 23, 7:00 PM - March 9, 10:00 PM @ Hermitage Museum & Gardens
This is the third year the two arts organizations (Virginia Stage Company & Hermitage Museum & Garden) have collaborated to present an adults-only immersive performance series throughout the Hermitage mansion.
The 2019 theme is a futuristic western where visitors will tour Miss Kitty’s various rooms throughout the museum while enjoying beverages and spicy entertainment. Local artists will contribute designs and props. Ages 18+ only
Tickets for Opening Night are $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Thursday performances are $25 for all tickets and Friday and Saturday tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online only at TheHermitageMuseum.org.
March 6, 7:30 PM - March 10 @ Wells Theater
Adapted from Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's first novel, this play explores race and class during the post-Great Depression era. Young Pecola Breedlove prays for Shirley Temples' blue eyes, sure that love and acceptance will follow; but for a young black girl in Ohio in the 1940's, fitting in is easier wished for than done. This poetic narrative illuminates the destructive powers of racism, colorism, and how the dynamics of family and community can lift us up or tear us down. Produced in collaboration with Norfolk State University Theatre Company.
March 8 - March 10 @ The Little Theatre of Norfolk
Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.
“Agnes of God” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
by John Pielmeier
Directed by Kathryn Strouse
March 9, 8:00 PM @ Attucks Theatre
Since being signed to the Trippin' N' Rhythm record label in 2009, Cindy Bradley has blossomed into a powerful and charismatic presence on the contemporary jazz festival circuit, earning seven number one Billboard singles along the way. Cindy has performed everywhere from the Seabreeze Jazz Festival to Dubai Jazz Fest. She won Best New Artist at the American Smooth Jazz Awards, Brass Player of the Year and Best New Artist at the Contemporary Jazz Awards, and named Debut Artist of the Year by the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival and Smooth Jazz News.
March 9, 8:00 PM @ Chrysler Hall
Jeffrey Biegel returns to the VSO for one of the most-loved concertos of all time, Grieg’s Piano Concerto. This concerto is among Grieg’s earliest important works and the only concerto the composer completed. Written in just a month in the summer of 1944, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 was intended to be “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit.” This triumphant and electrifying composition has remained one of his most popular works.
JoAnn Falletta , conductor
Jeffrey Biegel , piano
Bantock : Kishmul’s Galley
Grieg : Piano Concerto
Prokofiev : Symphony No. 5
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