HAMPTON — Hampton Arts, which helps to promote arts in the region, has announced plans to celebrate its 35th anniversary with a broad range of artists and performers.
“It’s been a long intermission, and we’re enthusiastic to welcome audiences back for this anniversary season,” said Hampton Arts Artistic Director Richard M. Parison, Jr. in a news release. “From Grammy-winning musical acts, bold theatrical productions, and family-friendly holiday fun to curated exhibitions from some of the most recognized visual artists in the region, this season is all about storytelling in its many forms.”
Some of the highlighted performances and events include:
- DC’s Reflecting Fools — The American Theatre — Oct. 15
- Hampton Holiday Fine Arts Bazaar — The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center — Dec. 10-11
- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — The American Theatre — Dec. 17
- The Acting Company’s “The Three Musketeers” — The American Theatre — Jan. 27, 2023
- Dee Dee Bridgewater — The American Theatre — Feb. 11. 2023
- Melissa Manchester — The American Theatre — Feb. 25, 2023
- Margaret Cho — The Coliseum — March 11, 2023
- “From the Sea to the Stars” — The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center — April 22-June 17, 2023
Hampton Arts is also welcoming the addition of a new performance space. According to the organization, the grand opening of the Studio Theatre will offer audiences a more personal experience with artists in an intimate venue. The ‘Life is a Cabaret’ series featuring drag legend Coco Peru, jazz artist Liz Terrell, and Desiree Rotts celebrating the career of Nancy Wilson will inaugurate the space.
Hampton Arts helps organize programming for venues including The American Theatre, The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center, and the Hampton Coliseum. A variety of ticket options are available starting at $35, as well as Flex Pass options.
“The arts are an integral part of the community,” said Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck. “We have been eagerly anticipating the return of Hampton Arts programming. The 35th Anniversary season reflects our legacy as a region committed to the arts and the possibility of what can be achieved when we’re steadfast in our dedication to cultural programming. I can’t wait to return to the theatre!”
For more information from Hampton Arts, including a full list of events, visit its official website.