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Ferguson Center For The Arts

1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA, USA
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With the opening of the second phase of this $55-million, 300,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art performing arts facility in September 2005, the City of Newport News and Christopher Newport University emerged as a distinctive location for the presentation of world-class performing arts programs. This world-class facility provides a focus for the arts on the Virginia peninsula and serves as catalyst for cultural and economic growth and personal enrichment. The Ferguson Center for the Arts’ superb acoustics and support facilities serves world-renowned talent, regional companies and a variety of community and collegiate arts groups serving as a vital affirmation of the significance the arts play in our daily lives and in our community. An architecturally bold and dynamic environment, the Ferguson Center for the Arts is a remarkable undertaking, not only for the world-class facilities and breathtaking design, but also by its broad roots in the community and its potential for far-reaching effects. Designed by Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners, the New York architectural firm that has created some of the most celebrated buildings in the world, this facility provides one of the most dramatic vistas in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is rivaled by few communities in America. The Ferguson Center includes a 1,700-seat Concert Hall proscenium theatre, a 500-seat Music and Theater Hall, and a 200-seat Studio Theatre. The Ferguson Center is host to over five hundred events annually including University, community and professional performances. Professional performances will range from Broadway musicals to world-class symphony orchestras to family performances to popular entertainers. Phase one of this remarkable complex opened in September 2004 with an intimate performance by Tony Bennett in the Music and Theatre Hall. The grand opening of phase two was celebrated in September 2005 with a performance featuring Michael Crawford and the New York Pops, capped one month later with a sold-out performance by renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. Christopher Newport University is an up-and-coming, public liberal arts college, led by former U.S. Senator Paul S. Trible. CNU is located on the Virginia peninsula adjacent to the colonial triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown; two and one-half hours from Washington, D.C; and 45 minutes from Virginia Beach.
Jan 27, 2020 - Jan 27, 2020
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
Musical Revival
Jersey Boys
Apr 27, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Apr 15, 2016 - Apr 17, 2016
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2015
Nov 13, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
Jersey Boys
Feb 17, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Hello, Dolly!
Nov 15, 2013 - Nov 15, 2013
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Ain't Misbehavin'
May 01, 2009 - May 03, 2009
Musical Revival Revue
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Feb 27, 2007 - Mar 04, 2007
Music by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Original Comedy
Peter Pan
Jan 28, 2006 - Jan 29, 2006
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
They're Playing Our Song
Mar 10, 1981 - Mar 15, 1981
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Musical Original Comedy Romantic Comedy