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The American Theatre

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125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
(757) 722-2787 https://www.hamptonarts.net/

February 2020

Linda Eder in Concert

February 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

This spectacular Leap Year concert is as rare as Linda Eder’s exquisite vocal prowess! From pop and standards to jazz and country, Eder has been enchanting audiences since she first burst onto the scene on the televised talent competition Star Search. Eighteen solo recordings later, she’s become a worldwide phenomenon. Eder’s latest album, If You See Me, pays tribute to Broadway and beyond, delivering her unique song interpretation of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Wildhorn, and more —chosen from a wish list…

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March 2020

Che Malambo

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

The heart-throbbing world of malambo comes alive in this brand new production! Inspired by the precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song of the gaucho (South American cowboy), renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas transforms Malambo’s origin as a test of agility, strength and dexterity into a sexy and spectacular stage performance. Witness these cultural rituals come to life through zapeteo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses; the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos; and whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords weighted with…

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Young Artist Competition Showcase

March 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$20

Winners from the fourth annual Young Artist Competition perform chosen selections of concertos and virtuosic showpieces with the orchestra. Be inspired by the best of the future generation of performers that Coastal Virginia has to offer!

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10,000 Maniacs

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

Get ready for an exhilarating evening of chart-topping hits! 10,000 Maniacs have been entertaining fans for nearly 40 years with their “proudly eclectic” style, and today tours with a six-piece line-up that’s sure to have audiences on their feet. From their early beginnings in Jamestown, New York, to sold-out concerts around the world, 10,000 Maniacs have always found inspiration just outside of the mainstream with songs like “These Are Days,” “Because the Night,” and “More Than This.” Recent albums such…

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April 2020

Town Mouse and Country Mouse

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$10

When fast-talking Town Mouse touts the abundant riches of the big city, Country Mouse is tempted to move there. Will all of the town’s offerings become irresistible or will Country Mouse feel the tug of a different kind of riches left behind? Watch this rock and roll hoedown musical and find out. Adapted from one of Aesop’s fables, this fun-filled reimagining reminds audiences of all ages to appreciate and value what they have in life. A Virginia Rep on Tour…

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A Night with Buddy Holly

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

Do you ever wish you could turn back the hands of time to hear one of history’s most celebrated musical legends perform? Now is your chance! Award-winning entertainer Robbie Limon brings Buddy Holly to life in an intimate portrayal of one of the forefathers of rock and roll. Framed as an insider’s look into band rehearsal for Holly’s 1959 “Winter Dance Party Tour,” Limon captures the essence of Holly in the height of his career through anecdotes and favorite hits…

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Emily Asher’s Garden Party

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

Forget the tea and scones and get ready for an evening of hot jazz! Known as a celebrated bandleader, trombonist and vocalist, Emily Asher leads a versatile musical ensemble down a garden path of jazz greats. Together, they draw from Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Duke Ellington’s sophisticated melodies to the soulful music of New Orleans brass bands. Asher has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Bennett and Chaka Khan, and has also produced four albums that run…

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Visions of the Protest

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$25

Riddick Dance Company Collaborating choreographers David Riddick and Marshall Sweeney push the boundaries of contemporary choreography for an evening of visual storytelling through spoken word, dance and music. Drawing from iconic inspirations including Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Maya Angelou, Paul Robeson and others, Visions of the Protest is an emotional journey of the struggle for equality and a celebration of diverse voices.

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God Help Us!

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

The American Theatre, 125 East Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663 United States
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$35

A Political Comedy Starring Ed Asner Inspired by today’s headlines, God Help Us! is a hilarious, unifying and thought-provoking snapshot of the current partisan landscape. Ed Asner (Up!, Elf, The Mary Tyler Moore Show) stars in this brand new play, which dives into the epicenter of today’s polarizing politics with plenty of laughs along the way. Two opposing pundits find themselves confronted by God (the legendary Asner), a wise, sarcastic and wildly funny character who is offended by what America’s political leaders have done…

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