One of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies, “Macbeth” dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power. Performed by The Acting Company, and directed by Ian Belknap, this production is backed by the 40-year-plus history of one of America’s finest acting troupes. Founded in 1972 by the legendary John Houseman and current Producer Margot Harley, The Acting Company promotes theater and arts education all across America. It has been honored with multiple Obie, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and Audelco Awards and is a Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theater. Noted alumni include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm and David Ogden Stiers. Macbeth will be performed at the Ferguson Center’s Music & Theatre Hall in Newport News on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME - It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals! It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family! Don't miss the All Access Pre-Show! Starts one-hour prior to showtime available to all ticket-holders. See animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes, and enjoy the circus fun. Also, go behind the scenes at the Animal Open House. Open to all ticket-holders, 90 minutes prior to showtime. Learn about circus animals, see how they live, eat and play. The circus will at the Hampton Coliseum April 15-19. Enter now to win a four pack of tickets!
A smash at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a "perceptive joy, thanks largely to Melody's canny comic timing" (The Times), this quirky one-woman (and one-dog) show poses hilarious and yet thoughtful questions about our human fascination with celebrity and beauty. Based on her own experiences, performer and artist Victoria Melody weaves a wildly witty tale of how an average 34-year-old became a beauty queen and how her unruly pet basset hound, Major Tom, became a championship show dog. Victoria Melody: Major Tom is part of the Virginia Arts Festival. This show will be performed April 14-19 at 8 p.m. in the Robin Hixon Theater in Norfolk. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Fusing the fire and soul of Latin cultures from around the world with the breathtaking technique of contemporary dance and classical ballet, this spectacular company has created its own style in which theatricality and passion propel every move. Dancing works by choreographers from Venezuela, Cuba, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia, Ballet Hispanico has performed for audiences numbering more than 2 million around the world. Ballet Hispanico is performing as part of the Virginia Arts Festival. The show will be at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk on April 10 at 8 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music companies, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show, all new for 2015. Shen Yun uses performing arts to present stories that bring to life the inner essence of China. This includes ancient legends, characters, and tales from history, and representative events from the modern world. Shen Yun Performing Arts presents classical Chinese dance, song, and music with choreography ranging from grand processions to legions of thunderous drums, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in synchronized patterns. Shen Yun will be at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk on April 11 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and April 12 at 2 p.m. We’ve got tickets to the Saturday night and Sunday afternoon shows. Enter now to win a pair!
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