I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we are lucky in our corner of Virginia.
Coastal Virginians love and support the arts, from the visual to the performing to the culinary. By the way, what do we call people who live in Hampton Roads? Hampton Roaders?
I love a good Broadway musical. I love men and women who can sing and dance at the same time. I love elaborate sets and special effects that happen right before your eyes, no computer generated imagery. Seven Venues brings us Broadway every year at Chrysler Hall. They have just announced the 2016 – 2017 Broadway in Norfolk Season.
“We’re very excited to announce our 2016 – 2017 Broadway in Norfolk series. With such a variety of shows to choose from, from Broadway classics to Tony Award winning musicals, theatre lovers will be thrilled with the selection, “ said John Rhamstine, Director of SevenVenues.
First in the line-up is “Annie”, coming November 18 – 19, 2016. A perfect Broadway show for the whole family, featuring book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.
“Elf, the Broadway Musical” is coming December 16 – 18,2016, just in time for the holidays.
“This modern day classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.” Variety proclaims, “ Elf is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults.”
Next comes “Pippin”, “a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical,” from February 24 – 25, 2016. Pippin comes from the composer of Wicked and is full of “extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs.”
I can’t wait to see them all, but I am most looking forward to the last one in the season. “Motown the Musical,” is making its Norfolk debut at Chrysler Hall on April 4 – 9, 2017.
“Motown the Musical” tells the story behind all the classic hits of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five, and much more. This is the music of my life. I had a miniature jukebox in my bedroom, and my dad would bring home 45’s from his restaurant. We played those songs over and over again. I grew up in Detroit and saw them all, before they left Motown for the whole country.
It’s going to be a great Broadway in Norfolk season.
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