Virginia Ballet Theatre and Todd Rosenlieb Dance are coming together again for a live performance in the intimate Benjack Studio Theatre in Downtown Norfolk on November 12, 13 at 8pm & November 14 at 4pm to showcase the best in professional modern dance and ballet in Coastal Virginia.
This concert promises to bring new work and new perspectives to the stage. Along with a world premiere work by Virginia Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Ricardo Melendez titled “Patterns and Movements”, an experimental dance work with music by American contemporary composer Carolina Shaw ‘Partita for 8 voices’ winner of the 2013 Pulitzer prize for music combining voices and energetic shapes, Virginia Ballet Theatre will feature a fan favorite “I Hoagy” to the vivacious music of Hoagy Carmicheal. TRDance will feature a new work by Artistic Director Todd Rosenlieb with live music by renowned violinist Jonathan Spence, a Hampton Roads native.
This fall concert will be a powerful and provocative evening of dance showcasing the virtuosity and artistry of the our company dancers like never before.
Now in the 16th Season of Todd Rosenlieb Dance and the 60th Anniversary year of Virginia Ballet Theatre, this live-concert experience will be for audiences and admirers of dance and performance, old and new.
Please mark your calendars! The ODU Symphony Orchestra will be performing alongside the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in a special side-by-side performance at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach! This performance features renowned conductor and VSO Music Director Laureate JoAnn Falletta, as well as our very own Dr. Brian Nedvin singing music from Carmen, plus music by retired ODU composer and Eminent Scholar Adolphus Hailstork.
Georges Bizet: Selections from Carmen featuring Dr. Brian Nedvin, tenor Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” Adolphus Hailstork: Fanfare on Amazing Grace
Mike is a Virginia Beach Native. After graduating from Old Dominion University where he studied Fine Arts with a concentration in painting, Mike focused most of his energy on building a career in music. Combining his skills in the visual arts with his passion for music he has gone on to write, record, perform, tour, and create artwork for his numerous projects including counterfeit molly, Step Pets, Two Hand Touch, and as a solo artist. He has released several albums worth of original material over the years and has become a staple in the local music scene.
The Million Bulb Walk is BACK! Enjoy a magical, illuminated experience at the Norfolk Botanical Garden as you walk through more than a million holiday lights with family and friends. NEW Route, MORE Lights and an all NEW magical experience.
The event route is approximately 1 mile long and though this is a walking event, it is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility assistance devices.
Join us as we celebrate our return to the stage at long last! The University Dance Theatre presents solo and group choreography from established and emerging artists, performed by ODU Dance students in a wide variety of dance styles – jazz, hip hop, modern, streetdance fusion that celebrates Japanese culture, and more. Pieces this season include those from guest artist Cameron McKinney, ODU Dance faculty members Megan Thompson, James Morrow, Victoria Fink, Janelle Spruill, and Renata Sheppard, as well as from select student choreographers.
Where: University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk When: Weds-Fri, Nov 17-19, 7:30 pm; Sat, Nov 20, 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Tickets: bit.ly/ODUArtsTix, MWF 10-4 in the University Theatre Box Office, or at the door. Through Oct 31: $12 ODU Students/$14 General Beginning Nov 1: $15 ODU Students/$20 General
The Word is in collaboration with Zeiders American Dream Theater, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers, and Tidewater Writers.
Back IN PERSON: The Word is in collaboration with Zeiders American Dream Theater, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers, and Tidewater Writers.The Word welcomes diverse voices and fans of poetry, spoken word, and all forms of creative writing. We encourage all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the mutual adoration of words. The Z provides a platform for writers to share their work while fostering a comfortable, laid-back, and encouraging atmosphere. This is your chance to take the mic! Read your own work or share a favorite.
Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Those looking to speak/perform may sign up at the door. Please limit your performance to 5 minutes. Limited spots!
If you like to laugh, don’t miss these shows! Our resident comedy company is back for another season of quick witted and hilarious offerings. Improv, Sketch, Video and Stand Up: This company does it all! Performing in both the Main stage and the Studio Theatres, Plan B Comedy has something for everyone, get your tickets now and we’ll see you at The Z.
Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high energy, fast paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows.
November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022 . Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm to 10:00pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm. BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach (entrance at 2nd Street)
Drive your vehicle ON THE BOARDWALK through Nautical, Holiday, and Adventure Lands with a soundtrack signal playing traditional Holiday music on your vehicle’s radio.
Festive fish, musical crabs, and hard-working elves – all in brightly colored lights against the moonlit Atlantic Ocean – are the stars of BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach.
They are joined a 40-foot tall “dancing” Christmas Tree. The light display includes archways along the entire length of the spectacular light display with fish swimming overhead and spectacular light tunnels to drive through.
MAKE IT A NIGHT OUT
Families are encouraged to enjoy everything the Virginia Beach Resort features by Holiday-bundling BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach with dinner at one of the many fine restaurants or a visit to one of the exciting attractions at the Oceanfront. For information and specials, visit Atlantic Avenue Association’s website at www.atlanticavevb.com.
BEST FAMILY HOLIDAY EVENT
BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events” and one of American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America”! More than 20,000 families a year make this unique light show a part of their holiday celebration. This “Fanta-Sea” of lights will dazzle and amaze holiday visitors and locals alike.
The New Faces of Comedy is a showcase for the hottest up-and-coming talent the Push Comedy Theater has to offer.
This month don’t miss improv from The Green Team as well as a special set of Chicago-style improv from one of the Push Comedy Theater’s very own House Teams.
The Green Team is a brand new group of fresh-faced improvisers, mentored by Push Comedy veterans, who bring you a fast-paced, high-octane dose of Whose Line Is It Anyway-style improv.
Push Comedy Theater House Teams feature some of the funniest and most well-trained local improvisers who perform a Chicago-style of improv called “The Harold”. This form of improv is so difficult to master that it isn’t performed anywhere else in the 757 – except for Norfolk’s own Push Comedy Theater!
Here comes the future… The New Faces of Comedy.
The New Faces of Comedy Third Thursday of the Month at 8pm
Hi Everybody! The “Jam” is a monthly show dedicated to presenting diverse improv performers and performances in the 757 comedy community. We’ll have a show full of fun and short-form improv games, standup and more!
A portion of the ticket sales will go directly toward Push Comedy Theater’s Diversity Scholarship
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Norfolk at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak.
160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Here we come bigger and better this holiday season with your favorite queens performing live on stage. Hosted by Trinity The Tuck and Peppermint. It’s a magical night of fun with holiday classics and naughty shenanigans – with our all-new production.
Cohosted by Trinity The Tuck and Peppermint, Norfolk’s performances will also feature Miz Cracker, Kylie Sonique Love, Heidi N Closet, Jan Sport and Denali.
All ages welcome – but remember – this is The Naughty Tour! Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. There will be a 20-minute intermission. Presented by Murray & Peter. Get tour info at www.DragFans.com
With a dream of emulating the close-harmony guy groups of the 1950s, like The Four Aces and The Four Freshman, a quartet of high school chums create their own group, The Plaids. Their dreams of recording an album end when the car they’re driving in to their first professional gig collides with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles‘ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. This is where our story begins as our boys are granted one final wish to return to perform the show they never got to do in life. In addition to the hilarious script, the show includes such immortal hits as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Moments to Remember,” “No, Not Much,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Heart and Soul,” “Shangri-La,” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.”
Kick off the holiday season Downtown with the traditional illumination of the Downtown Norfolk skyline as well as other free mini-activations throughout the evening, including:
– Unveiling of new holiday art installations in the NEON District – Free Santa photo op – Dancers, Marching Bands, and Siren City Pipe Band – Performances by The Rhythm Project and other outdoor music and entertainment by the Virginia Arts Festival – Snow Magic on Granby – Rudolph Ride from The Plot – Night one of the 7th Annual Great Hot Cocoa War
All culminating with the traditional illumination of the Downtown Norfolk skyline at 7pm!
The 2021 holiday season is sure to be merry and bright in Downtown Norfolk with many ways to continue your holiday traditions or start some new ones! There are plenty of fun and family-friendly activities planned to keep things festive all season long — and it all kicks off on Saturday, November 20! Head Downtown to enjoy everything going on during this magical evening and throughout the holiday season.
160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror — as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Whether it’s cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity.
“The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightlywound talent and authenticity.
Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market.”
The incomparable Danny Clay has taken The Luther Experience to sold-out performances all over the United States, South Africa, Amsterdam, Glasgow, and the UK. Experience the spirit of Luther Vandross through the incomparable vocals of Danny Clay, in his first concert appearance in Virginia!
Plan B Comedy is coming over for holiday leftovers. Watch Plan B perform some improv comedy that’ll cure that holiday food coma and leave you asking for seconds! Come check out their unique brand of quick, smart, fun comedy. Seventh year running!
A national exhibition of artworks inspired by momentous artists and artistic movements. From Da Vinci to Banksy and everyone before, after and in between, ICON features 2D and 3D artworks inspired by artists and/or artistic movements!
Opening reception – November 18th from 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Mills Entertainment is pleased to bring you this theatrical production with enhanced safety protocols in place. In addition to the safety measures put in place by our venue partners, Mills Entertainment requires all attendees over the age of two to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, any patron who is experiencing a fever or is not feeling well is encouraged to stay home and will be extended a flexible refund policy.
While the show must go on, we are committed to bringing live entertainment back safely and creating an environment for our audience members, crew and cast members to enjoy this experience with an added level of protection.
Interested in socially distanced seating? We have options! Priced at $39.95 per ticket, socially distanced seating is available on the Dress Circle, and Right and Left Balcony Boxes for this performance.
This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage! The Elf on the Shelf: The Musical is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and heartfelt moments that will bring the family together, this joyous and uplifting celebration will leave audiences captivated by the splendor of the season.
Complete your The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical experience with our exclusive post-show photo opportunity, featuring Scout Elves! Photos will take place in front of a magical North Pole backdrop. VIP packages are included in the Gold Circle seats at each venue
Space for the exclusive opportunity to meet and pose for a photo with a Scout Elf is limited, purchase your VIP ticket today!
“In 1993, hip-hop would be forever changed by the emergence of the gritty, Shaolin style of the seminal rap clique, the Wu-Tang Clan. Straight from the streets of Staten Island , New York , a unique conglomerate of nine individually exceptional lyricists flourished. Fondly referred to as the Wu, RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, GZA, U-God, Masta Killa, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, released the epic album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. This debut garnered rave reviews because it provided listeners with a fresh approach to hip-hop. Moreover, the Wu set trends in a time when hip-hop’s radio play and sales were championed largely by west coast artists. The Wu style was soon imitated. Their grimy, sparse beats and incredibly diverse lyrical flows, which creatively drew from Kung-Fu flicks, became the musical blueprint for many hip-hop cliques. To this day, the Wu-Tang’s impact on hip-hop culture is unyielding. The Wu not only influenced the state of music as a group but also as individuals…”