Hampton Arts announces celebratory 35th anniversary season

by | Jul 14, 2022 | What’s Happening

The curtain rises on a dynamic season as Hampton Arts celebrates 35 years of presenting performing and visual arts. Bold and exciting programming brings the very best to venues both historic and new, including The American Theatre, The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center, the Hampton Coliseum, and a newly upgraded Studio Theatre.

“It’s been a long intermission, and we’re enthusiastic to welcome audiences back for this anniversary season,” says Richard M. Parison, Jr., Hampton Arts artistic director. “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.”

Hampton Arts also welcomes the addition of a new performance space. The grand opening of the Studio Theatre offers audiences a more personal experience with artists in an intimate venue. The “Life is a Cabaret” series inaugurates the space, featuring drag legend Coco Peru, jazz artist Liz Terrell, and Desiree Roots celebrating the career of Nancy Wilson.

Tickets start at $35, Flex Pass subscriptions offer early access and customization, and restaurant partners offer day-of discounts for a night to remember.

The upcoming American Theatre productions include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (jazz and swing, Dec. 17); DC’s Reflecting Fools (political satire, Oct. 15); The Acting Company’s “The Three Musketeers” (Jan. 27, 2023); Dee Dee Bridgewater (jazz, Feb. 11, 2023); Melissa Manchester (Feb. 25, 2023). Comedy @ The Coliseum will present Margaret Cho on March 11, 2023. The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center hosts the Hampton Holiday Fine Arts Bazaar (Dec. 10–22) and “From the Sea to the Stars,” a curated exhibition on space exploration and nautical history (April 22–June 17, 2023).

Tickets can be purchased through the FLEX-8 Subscription when guests purchase eight or more tickets to select shows. For more information, visit theamericantheatre.org or call (800) 745-3000.