Sandler Center announces 2011/2012 Great Performance Series 5th Season Celebration

Subscription Packages on Sale Today

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach’s premier cultural venue, is pleased to announce its upcoming 2011-2012 Great Performance Series. The upcoming season will feature concerts by popular, country, and jazz music legends, dance, holiday, and family entertainment. The upcoming season is packed with world renowned performers, Grammy-Award winners and student matinees as the Sandler Center continues to build on the successes of its record breaking fourth season.


Subscription packages are available today. Get the best seats in the house, and be the first to purchase tickets to Diana Krall by selecting one of three subscription options!   


By choosing 10 or more events, patrons will receive a 20% discount on each ticket purchased, invitations to special receptions, pre-sale ticket purchasing opportunities, and exclusive access to the VIP Founder Room.

By choosing 8 or more events, patrons will receive a 15% discount on each ticket purchased, invitations to special receptions and pre-sale ticket purchasing opportunities.

By choosing 5 of more events, patrons will receive a 10% discount on each ticket purchased.


Visit or call the box office at (757) 385 – ARTS for additional details.


Single tickets for the 2011-2012 Great Performance Series go on sale July 22, 2011.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

August 26, 2011 at 8:00pm - $40, $50, $60, $70

Five-time Grammy winner performs hits from her newest album, The Age of Miracles, and all her greatest hits including Passionate Kisses and I Feel Lucky.


Kingston Trio

September 16, 2011 at 8:00pm - $25, $35, $45, $50

Winners of two Grammys and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, The Trio’s trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sound produced hits including Tom Dooley, MTA and Tijuana Jail.


LeAnn Rimes

September 17, 2011 at 8:00pm - $45, $55, $65, $75

Country music star brings her Grammy Award-winning hits including How do I live and Blue to a dynamic live performance.


Willie Nelson

October 21, 2011 at 8:00pm - $43, $54, $74, $90

A legendary American country music singer-songwriter and social activist.


Parsons Dance and East Village Opera Company: Remember Me

October 27, 2011 at 7:30pm - $21, $26, $35, $45

A high-energy mix of contemporary American dance, opera and rock music re-telling a classic story of tragic love.


Gladys Knight

November 11, 2011 at 8:00pm - $50, $65, $82, $97

Seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has recorded hits including Midnight Train to Georgia and Every Beat of My Heart.


Ricky Skaggs

November 18, 2011 at 8:00pm - $35, $45, $55, $70

Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winner who has produced several #1 hits through his cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas, inspirations and style.


Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

December 14, 2011 at 7:30pm - $35, $45, $55, $75

The world’s most beloved choir, founded in 1498, has delighted music lovers across the globe with their voices of unforgettable beauty, featuring Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces and favorite Holiday selections.

Martin Short

January 19, 2012 at 7:30pm - $37, $47, $57, $70

Legendary comedian, actor, writer, singer and producer, whose comedic career stretches over 4 decades.


Clifford the Big Red DogTM - Live!

January 25, 2012 at 10:00am, Noon, and 7:00pm - $10, $15, $20, $25

Character Dinner and Meet & Greet Packages Available. The classic children’s sotry celebrates its 50th year of teaching timeless values through a musical with memorable songs and entertaining choreography. (Recommended for Ages 3-7)


Diana Krall

February 17, 2012 at 8:00pm - $60, $80, $100, $150 No Discounts

Modern jazz vocalist and pianist brings her classics including When I Look in Your Eyes, Almost Blue, and Quiet Nights.


Golden Boys – Frankie Avalon, Fabian, & Bobby Rydell

February 23, 2012 at 7:30pm - $50, $65, $80, $125

Featuring three of the most popular teen idols of the late '50s and early '60s, The Golden Boys have proved to be an overwhelming live concert success.



February 28, 2012 at 10:00am and Noon - $10, $15, $20, $25

The inspiring journey of a boy who discovers his strength, voice and home through the power of poetry. (Recommended for Ages 9+)


Cirque Musica

March 10, 2012 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm - $27, $37, $47, $57

An all-encompassing experience that artistically blends the grace and thrills of today’s greatest cirque performers with the top classical and POPS music featuring veterans of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Cirque du Soleil.


Chieftains: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 11, 2012 at 7:30pm - $40, $50, $60, $75

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains as they mark their 50th year of bringing traditional Irish music performances to

the world!


Tao: The Art of the Drum

March 15, 2012 at 7:30pm - $25, $35, $45, $50

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming in this worldwide phenomenon.


Magic School Bus – Live!

March 22, 2012 at 10:00am and Noon - $10, $15, $20, $25

From the arctic to the equator, Mrs. Frizzle and her class learn how conservation, recycling, and alternative energy can make a difference. (Recommended for Ages 5-8)


April 10, 2012 at 7:30pm - $23, $29, $39, $49

Dancers and musicians present a unique fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira, a traditional dance/martial arts form.


About the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts:  With 1300 seats, the Sandler Center is an adaptable, acoustically superb space suited for virtually every kind of live performance. In addition to performances for audiences of all ages, the Sandler Center enriches the life of the Virginia Beach community with arts education programs, including student matinees, in-school performances, and master classes with renowned artists.