Since it first opened in 1972, Chrysler Hall has been a premiere performing arts center in Norfolk, Virginia, located in the downtown section of the city. The venue has been a hub of culture in the area, and is home to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Ballet. The beautifully designed venue also hosts multiple Broadway shows and serves as Norfolk’s primary concert and theater venue. In addition, the Chrysler Hall has a studio theater in the lower levels which serves as the home of the Generic Theater. The venue is owned and operated by the City of Norfolk.
This season, the venue will be home to a series of amazing shows that you really wouldn’t want to miss. Get your Chrysler Hall tickets at the earliest if you want to watch great shows.
About Chrysler Hall
So, what makes this venue so special? A quick look at the Chrysler Hall reveals that it has been in business for over 40 years and hosts more than 140 events every year. The average attendance usually goes up to more than 150,000 patrons annually. Chrysler Hall hosts acclaimed shows and artists ranging from major Broadway productions to contemporary artists and from comedy events to family theater and classical concerts. The hall has something for everyone in terms of entertainment and the entire experience.
The Generic Theater at the Chrysler Hall is a unique place that is considered to be a cultural hub of the Hampton Roads area. It is widely referred to as the area’s “off-Broadway” playhouse. Since the 1980s, it has delighted audiences with wonderful plays and off-beat theater fares. The Generic is known for promoting plays with artistic merit, especially those that might not be given a chance on other stages. It features a complete season of shows, along with an annual “New Plays for Dog Days Festival” during the summer, bringing to light the local works in their home Chrysler Hall (also known as the “Little Hall”).
Stage Left Lounge
The Stage Left Lounge gives the audience a chance to refresh and relax with drinks, appetizers and desserts before the performances. The lounge has an airy and comfortable atmosphere, with a large bar area and cozy seating. Along with this, the lounge offers a view of the downtown Norfolk skyline, through a wall of glass, making the entire experience all the more enjoyable for the patrons.
Events to Look Forward to at the Chrysler Hall in 2018
This year, the famous venue is jam-packed with back-to-back amazing events. Once you have the details of these events, you wouldn’t want to miss any of them.
An adaption of Jane Austin’s famous story, by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, is going to take you through the perfect modern romance experience. Enjoy as sparks fly when the vibrant Elizabeth clashes with the enigmatic Mr. Darcy.
The multiple Tony Award winning phenomenon is all set to return to the stage at Chrysler Hall from 23rd till 28th January, 2018. Presented by Cameron Mackintosh, this new production of Alain Boubill and Claude-Michel Schonberg is set to wow audiences. Set in 19th century France, Les Miserables is a compelling story of passion, heartbreak and undying resilience of the human spirit. With fan favorite songs such as “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own”, the musical is going to leave you spellbound. The uplifting story has been one of the most celebrated musicals in the history of theater, and continues to fill venues to this day.
Shen Yun is going to take you on an enlightening journey through 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture, with a unique artistic vision. The phenomenal production will allow you to completely immerse yourself in the traditions of Chinese culture, complete with the classical Chinese dance. The scenographic effects along with the original score make Shen Yun a unique experience. And it is an experience that is most certainly going to take your breath away!
Cate Blanchett, the Academy Award winning actress has praised it – “Extraordinary. It was exquisitely beautiful”. Donna Karan, the fashion designer has also praised the production - “Mesmerizing! Reclaiming the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China”.
Beautiful tells the inspirational story of Carole King’s amazing journey to stardom. Based on the actual life events of Carole King, the musical features an array of beloved songs, including “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”, You’ve Got A Friend” and “I Feel The Earth Move”.
In the musical, King goes from being a part of the hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to her relationship with Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and eventually to becoming one of the most successful solo acts of all time. Along the way, Carole King created music that was pretty much the soundtrack to an entire generation.
Directed by Mark Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince, Beautiful won two Tony Awards at the 2014 ceremony and a Grammy Award at the 2015 ceremony.
This will be an experience unlike any other, especially for diehard fans of the movie and the book. Featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, this show is going to bring you the film in a live orchestra experience. Audiences will get to relive the magical journey of Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts through a high-definition featuring of the movie, along with a live rendition of John Williams’ original score for the movie. This will certainly be a treat for anyone who is a fan of the movie and just can’t get enough of it!
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In addition to the above shows, other shows to watch out for at the Chrysler Hall this year include the Festival of Laughs with Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and Arnez J, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, John Brennan, Robert Plant, Virginia Symphony Classics, Geno Auriemma, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets in Concert and many more.
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