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Wynonna & The Big Noise: A Simpler Christmas

December 20, 2014 - 8:00 pm

$45, $55, $65, $80

Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories.  Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna's ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer's true gift.  Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna's rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic 30-year career.  Charting countless singles including 20 #1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline."  




From Tidewater to the Northern Lights
Miller Studio Theatre

January 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

$20

Ken Waldman has drawn on his 25 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes that combine into a performance uniquely his. Nine CDs mix Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. Eight books include six poetry collections, a memoir, and a children's book. Since 1995 he's toured full-time, often as Alaska's Fiddling Poet, performing at arts centers, festivals, colleges, and clubs across the continent. Here at the Sandler Center, Ken will be joined by a pair of multi-instrumentalists, Brian Vollmer from New York state, and Dan Margolies, a History professor at Virginia Wesleyan. The evening will appeal to anyone who enjoys traditional string-band music, smart poetry, acclaimed storytelling, or Alaska. Begin the evening in Virginia Beach, then journey to the Real Alaska and back. www.kenwaldman.com and www.banjoandfiddle.com

"A solid old-time fiddler . . . Waldman's originals are worth noting."  --Fiddler Magazine

"Might tempt you to plan a road trip with a journal under one arm and a fiddle under another."  --Boston Globe

"Renegade Americana."  --Denver Post

 

There will be four student matinees of "From Tidewater to the Northern Lights" geared for younger audiences, grades 3-8. These shows will be offered January 14-15 at both 10:00am and 12:00pm. For reservations or field trip planning for these daytime matinees, please contact our Education Coordinator, Christine Layne, at (757) 385-2549 or clayne@sandlercenter.org.




Sid the Science Kid LIVE: Let's Play!
Education Series

January 21, 2015 - 10:00 am & 12:00pm

$10, $15, $20, $25

"Sid the Science Kid" comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world around them. With wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, as they explore their five senses through fun games and experiments and by asking curious questions and finding fascinating answers. Teacher Susie is also along to keep the music flowing as the kids explore the world around them with audience interactive activities, cooperative problem solving and plenty of laughs to go around. There is even a surprise sixth sense revealed by Teacher Susie. SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing and excited to figure out more about the great unknown together.




Mystic India

February 6, 2015 - 8:00pm

$35, $45, $55, $65

Mystic India: The World Tour is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India's transition into modern India.  The show features renowned musicians, brilliant dancers, breathtaking aerialists and acrobats, and 750 opulent costumes. The colorful costumes and elaborate sets have been custom designed in India's film capital by a team of 40 designers and workers over the course of two years. The team of diverse, impeccably trained dancers combine authentic Indian and modern techniques bringing the streets of Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony. Audiences can expect an explosion of colors and energy as they travel on a celebratory journey through Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, and even through the progression of Bollywood films via a stunning visual display that fuses dance, theater, and spectacular special effects. Director Amit Shah says, "If you have ever wanted to visit India, Mystic India is your direct flight there."




Dancing Pros Live

February 13, 2015 - 8:00 pm

$45, $55, $65, $75

The world's finest dancers will battle it out on stage in DANCING PROS: LIVE!, and the audience will choose the winner! Starring "Dancing With The Stars" pro Karina Smirnoff (head judge), and featuring Edyta Sliwinska & Chelsie Hightower, this unforgettable live dancing competition is hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show "Growing Pains."

For the first time together on stage, see professional dancers from "Dancing with the Stars," "So You Think You Can Dance" and dance champions from around the world compete with one another for top prize! Watch in awe as they perform a variety of dance styles including Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Freestyle Samba and the Jitterbug. Using electronic voting remotes, the audience will become part of the show and vote for their favorite couple. Unlike reality TV shows, there is no waiting until next week for results; the winning couple is announced at the end of the show!

 

Prepare to be dazzled by amazing caliber celebrity and professional dancers, singers from "American Idol" and "The Voice," a glamorous set, stunning costumes, group numbers and unbelievable dance moves! From high voltage kicks to seductive strides, these famed competitors demand everyone's attention as they rival one another on the dance floor for a chance to win your vote!

 

"Dancing Pros: You Pick the Winner is a high-energy experience packed with top talent. Enjoy the wow!" -ABC News

 

"Top notch dancing from the best in the world and a live fan vote for the winner. If you like Dancing with the Stars you'll love the drama, excitement and unpredictability of Dancing Pros." -People Magazine

 

"Super talented dance masters go head to head." -WNVR, Chicago




Riders in the Sky

February 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm

$30, $40, $50, $60

Riders in the Sky are truly exceptional. By definition, empirical data, and critical acclaim, they stand "hats & shoulders" above the rest of the purveyors of C & W - "Comedy & Western!" For more than thirty years Riders in the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"

 



Kathy Griffin

February 17, 2015 - 7:30 pm

$55, $60, $65, $80

When it comes to dishing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders, Kathy Griffin is outrageously wild and downright hilarious!  This two-time Emmy winner, NY Times best-selling author, five-time Grammy nominee, and Broadway darling will have you laughing out loud as she shares candid observations about everyday life, her dating experiences, and embellished celebrity tales.


Kathy Griffin is recommended for adult audiences. 

 



Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

February 20, 2015 - 10:00 am & 12:00pm

$10, $15, $20, $25

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend Sarah Bradford narrate her adventurous life, we share in the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave women who changed the world through her courage. Accurate and deeply moving, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad is at turns inspiring, heart-warming, and comical, full of the good humor, determination and the charity of its subject. Your students will find a new appreciation for Harriet Tubman and a deeper understanding of her times.

 



The Virginia Roots Ensemble

March 5, 2015 - 7:30 pm

$20

The Virginia Roots Ensemble explores the music of bygone Virginia musicians. Based on the Library of Virginia's exhibition, Virginia Roots Music: Creating and Conserving Tradition, the 2-hour multi-media presentation highlights photographs and recordings of the 1920s and 1930s. The concert features musical traditions of the Old Dominion, especially the jubilee-style gospel quartets of Tidewater Virginia, string-band music of southwestern Virginia, and Piedmont or East Coast blues.




Dog Loves Books
Education Series

March 11, 2015 - 10:00 am & 12:00pm

$10, $15, $20, $25

A picture-book treat for the youngest dog lovers.

 

Dog loves books SO much he opens his very own bookstore. At first he's short of customers. But that's all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends—or fun. And when customers begin arriving, he knows just which books to recommend.

 

Louise Yates's expressive little white dog—and his many expressive doggie customers—extend an irresistible invitation to the very youngest to try reading. It's fun!




Washington Saxophone Quartet

March 19, 2015 - 7:30pm

$20

WSaxQ is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States. Since 1997, recorded arrangements by the Washington Saxophone Quartet have aired daily throughout the United States on NPR's broadcasts of "All Things Considered." Concert audiences enjoy their connection to WSaxQ when they discover they've been listening to the quartet's music during afternoon "drive-time." And it often comes as a surprise that they've been hearing four saxophones! The instruments evoke the refined sounds of a string quartet, the rich harmonies of an organ prelude, and the excitement of a jazz sax section. 




STOMP

March 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

$40, $50, $60, $80

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.




African Children's Choir - 2nd World Music Event to Benefit ACCESS the Arts

March 31, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Donations only.

For donations please Contact: Doris Salem, Asst. Director, Sandler Center Foundation
Tel:  757-385-0227   Email: dsalem@vbgov.com


The African Children's Choir was founded in 1984 by Ray Barnett. The Choir is made up of children from some of Africa's poorest communities. For the last 29 years, the Choir has traveled around the world showing the world the beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of the African Child. The Choir raises funds that currently support around 7,000 children, providing them with care and an education.

Music for Life, the parent organization of the Choir, currently cares for children in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, and Ghana.




Price is Right Live!

April 23, 2015 - 7:30 pm

$45, $50, $55, $70

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "Come On Down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show.  From Plinko™,  to Cliffhangers™,  to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show. 

 

Playing to near sold-out audiences for nearly nine years, the Price Is Right Live! has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets.

 

If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.