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November 2018

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

November 30 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

Brighten your holidays with this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits! Combining theater and eye-popping technology performed in complete darkness, Lightwire brings stories to life in ways that will mesmerize children of all ages. The troupe has been featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and returns to The American Theatre after last year’s enchanting sold-out performance. Lightwire Theater’s original story follows a young bird named Max who gets blown off course and…

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December 2018

The Manhattan Transfer Holiday Show

December 1 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

The Manhattan Transfer kicks off a harmonic holiday season as the vocal group brings its signature sound to The American Theatre. Expect an evening of spectacular singing that has earned the group an astounding 10 Grammy Awards for its unique arrangements and performance style. The Manhattan Transfer’s incredible vocal power has entertained worldwide audiences for more than four decades. During this special time of year, the group delivers a remarkable performance of holiday favorites from its hit albums, The Christmas…

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Hampton Roads Philharmonic: Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites

December 9 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$20

Come hear the sounds of the season as the orchestra presents a program of holiday favorites including “The Nutcracker,” “Sleigh Ride,” “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and a special guest appearance by the Golden Baton raffle winner. You won’t want to miss this fan-favorite program for the whole family! Tickets $20* * Additional fees may apply.

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January 2019

Winter Wonderettes

January 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, they use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great 60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! Showcasing festive costumes, stellar voices, and fantastic vocal arrangements, Winter Wonderettes is a terrific way to…

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Barefoot Puppets: Trickster Tales

January 19, 2019 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$10

Can a spider defeat an elephant in tug-of-war or overpower a python? With Anansi the Spider, world famous trickster, all things are possible… if you only have a plan! Traditional West African stories come to life with expressive rod puppets, original music, and lots of puns. A high-energy show with lots of laughs! Tickets $10 * Additional fees may apply.

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Coastal Virginia Bluegrass and Brew Festival

January 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

Dustbowl Revival FRIDAY JANUARY 25 at 8PM Celebrating its 10th anniversary and fourth studio album, Dustbowl combines funk and folk for a unique Americana sound that genre-hops into a time-bending dance party you won’t want to miss. Steep Canyon Rangers SATURDAY JANUARY 26 at 8PM From Carnegie Hall to festivals nationwide, this Grammy Award-winning group redefines bluegrass with their signature sound, including hits from their latest hit album, Out in the Open. Jackass Flats SUNDAY JANUARY 27 at 3PM Virginia’s…

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February 2019

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

February 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35.

Anticipate a concert packed with uplifting music inspired by deep African traditions as Ladysmith Black Mambazo celebrates 50 years as “South Africa’s cultural ambassador to the world.” Their coveted vocals are some of the most sought after in the music industry and have included recordings with artists such as Josh Groban, Melissa Etheridge, Dolly Parton, and the legendary Paul Simon. Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s rich harmonies have secured their place as South Africa’s most successful and celebrated singing group. Winner of…

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The Havana Cuba All-Stars

February 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

The rhythms and sounds of Cuba come alive in an electric evening that celebrates Cuba’s music and dance styles. Representing some of the country’s greatest musicians, The Havana Cuba All-Stars spice up The American Theatre with melodies and beats from the cha-cha and rumba to the salsa and signature “Son Cubano.” Inspired by the colorful tapestry of Cuban music, the All-Stars’ “Asere” (meaning “Friendship”) Tour also features three of Cuba’s finest dancing couples. Performing with a band of rousing musicians,…

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

February 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

This is a rare opportunity for an upclose- and-personal evening with one of the century’s most acclaimed musicians. Branford Marsalis and his jazz quartet bring more than 30 years of experience to the stage and have long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind are measured. Some might gauge Branford Marsalis’s success by his numerous awards, including three Grammys and (together with his father and brothers) his citation as a Jazz Master by the National…

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Love Letters

February 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

From the brilliant mind of award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney, Love Letters is a tribute to what makes a life: Love. Legendary actors Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, who co-starred in the hit television series Family Ties for seven seasons, take to the stage to portray Melissa and Andy, childhood friends who exchange letters through the years — physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created…

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March 2019

An Evening with Ann Hampton Callaway & Amanda McBroom

March 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

Two legendary female vocalists. One spectacular evening. Experience a rare opportunity to see Ann Hampton Callaway and Amanda McBroom together onstage. A born entertainer, Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the Great American Songbook. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs around the world. Amanda McBroom, known for writing the number one Billboard hit, “The Rose,” has had her songs recorded by some of the…

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Hampton Roads Philharmonic: Young Artist Competition Showcase

March 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$20

Winners from the third annual Young Artist Competition will perform chosen selections of concertos and virtuosic showpieces with the orchestra. Be inspired by the best of the future generation of performers that Hampton Roads has to offer. Tickets $20, Additional fees may apply.

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Dailey & Vincent

March 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music with a unique sound that seamlessly blends bluegrass, traditional country, and gospel music. The five-time Grammy Award winners have performed together for more than a decade, and while they’re now on Season Three of their nationally broadcast television series, The Dailey & Vincent Show on RFD-TV, nothing can compare to a rousing evening…

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The Jungle Book

March 23, 2019 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$10

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved jungle story comes to life in a vivid, theatrical staging filled with wonderment and adventure. Follow orphan Mowgli as his adoptive family of wolves, panthers and bears teach him about friendship. Jungle dangers abound as he encounters the hungry python Kaa and Bengal tiger Shere Khan, but with the help of his loving protectors, Mowgli remains safe and happy. A Virginia Rep on Tour Production. * Additional fees may apply.

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Avery*Sunshine

March 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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Let the sunshine in! Billboard-topping Avery*Sunshine has captivated worldwide audiences with her riveting stage performances, candid and often humorous banter, and optimistic anthems about life. Self-described as “a cross between Bette Midler and Oprah Winfrey,” her distinct sound and far-reaching presence have graced some of the world’s greatest venues, including Madison Square Garden and Smokey Robinson’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute. Avery*Sunshine’s latest studio album, Twenty Sixty Four, captures her signature sound with soulful in-the-pocket grooves, sublime ballads,…

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April 2019

The Swingles

April 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that comprise today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when acappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft, and their repertoire has grown to include a huge variety of music, including new…

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An Acoustic Evening with Shawn Colvin

April 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35.

Shawn Colvin illuminates the American Theatre with her signature sound and storytelling, proving why fans around the globe continue to celebrate her unique musical gifts. With a celebrated career spanning nearly three decades, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards Show, paving the way for female singer/songwriters.   A singular and enduring talent, this intimate concert offers fans old and new the opportunity to experience Colvin’s warmhearted and…

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Riddick Dance Company: Lavender Thorned Heel on the Backside

April 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$25.

This explosive dance collaboration with spoken word illuminates the writings of activist Audre Lorde and the freedom to love. Exploring themes of rejection, devotion, purity, and empathy, this testament of love promises to be a mastery of movement and storytelling.

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