(PICTURED: Ginger Minj will star in the the musical “Xanadu” November 2 at the American Theatre in Hampton)
BY JEFF MAISEY
Last evening, Hampton Arts announced its 2019-20 season during a VIP ceremony at the American Theatre.
Now in its 32nd season, the programming continues to be as diverse and eclectic as ever. The season kicks off October 5 with the “Broadway Under the Stars Gala” featuring a performance by Nova Payton and honoring Jay Pharoah and Beverly Diamonstein.
Season highlights include the following noteworthy performances scheduled at the historic American Theatre:
Tiffany, October 12
David Sanborn Jazz Quintet, November 9
Jane Monheit, November 30
Debbie Boone Christmas, December 7
CeCe Winans Christmas, December 14
Coastal Virginia Bluegrass & Brew Festival with Ladies of the Crooked Road and more, January 24-26
10,000 Maniacs, March 21
“God Help Us” starring Ed Asner, April 25-26
New mini-series for the upcoming season are”Conversations With…” and “Windows on the World.”
Highlights from “Windows on the World” include Cirque Mei (October 26) and Che Malambo (March 7).
The “Conversations with” series includes Donna Brazile (October 11), Rich Lowry (November 14), and Parkland survivor David Hogg (November 23) on the topic of gun violence.
Theater highlights include the musical “Xanadu” (November 2) and “Mrs. Krishnan’s” (February 7-8).
For the entire schedule: www.theamericantheatre.org
The Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center will continue its continuing thematic exhibitions as well as the new “Materials” (May 16-June 30, 2020).
For the full schedule: www.charlestaylorvisualarts.org