VA Arts Festival, Apr. 23-May 10 Features Buckley, Rigby, Hedda

News   VA Arts Festival, Apr. 23-May 10 Features Buckley, Rigby, Hedda
 
The second annual Virginia Waterfront International Arts Festival looks like smooth sailing, with performers ranging from Itzhak Perlman to the all-female vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 to a Gershwin 100th Anniversary Celebration with Virginia Symphony and pianist Andre-Michel Schub rounding out the classical music section of the festival.

The second annual Virginia Waterfront International Arts Festival looks like smooth sailing, with performers ranging from Itzhak Perlman to the all-female vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 to a Gershwin 100th Anniversary Celebration with Virginia Symphony and pianist Andre-Michel Schub rounding out the classical music section of the festival.

Theatrically speaking, the festival features the following:

* A new production of H.M.S. Pinafore by the Virignia Opera, conducted by Peter Mark, April 24 at 8 PM and April 26 at 2:30 PM. Harrison Opera House, Norfolk.

* A Chorus Line presented by Virginia Musical Theatre, April 24 at 8 PM, April 25 at 2 & 8 PM, and April 26 at 2 PM. Virginia Beach Pavillion Theatre.

* An evening with Broadway's Betty Buckley, April 25 at 8 PM. Ogden Hall, Hampton University. * A Midsummer Night's Dream, presented by the Virginia Stage Company (directed by Charlie Hensley) and the Virginia Symphony (conducted by JoAnn Falletta), May 1 and 2 at 8 PM, and May 3 at 2:30 PM. Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

* The Broadway-bound national tour of the musical Peter Pan, starring Cathy Rigby, May 5-8 at 8 PM, May 9 at 2 PM and 8 PM, and May 10 at 2 and 7:30 PM. Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

* The Theatre of the Millennium's revisionist staging of Hedda Gabler, directed by Christopher Hanna, May 5-9 at 8 PM and May 10 at 2 PM. Theatre at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk.

* An international bilingual production of The Tempest, presented by Serpent Child Ensemble, April 30-May 3 at 7:30 PM. Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Other festival highlights include the Universal Ballet of Korea (on its first North American Tour) performing Swan Lake.

For a complete schedule of events, call (757) 664-6492 or see the Website www.vaintlartsfest.com.

--By Rebecca Paller

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