Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis: "Grits & Glamour Tour," May 3
The Temptations & The Four Tops, May 11
The World's Greatest Teen Idols, featuring Peter Noone, David Cassidy and Micky Dolenz, May 18
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, Nov. 11
Shanghai Ballet, "The Butterfly Lovers," Nov. 21
Moscow Festival Ballet, "Cinderella" and "Swan Lake," March 9
Momix — "Botanica," April 24
Forbidden Broadway: "Alive & Kicking!" Oct. 4-5
"Hello, Dolly!" starring Sally Struthers, Nov. 15-16
Cirque Dreams: "Holidaze," Nov. 26
"Memphis, The Musical," Jan. 17-18
"Rock of Ages," Feb. 28-March 1
The Broadway Dolls, March 15
Distinguished Speaker Series
Frans Johansson, author of "The Medici Effect," Sept. 19
Terry Bradshaw, Hall of Fame quarterback, Oct. 30
James Carville & Mary Matalin, political pundits, Feb. 20
Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian, April 17
Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss, Nov. 12
Blue Man Group, Jan. 30-Feb. 2
Virginia Opera expands
Virginia Opera plans to bring three of its main stage performances to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach in the coming season.
The Norfolk-based company will present three of its five productions there, including Mozart's "The Magic Flute" (Nov. 15-16), Bizet's "Carmen" (March 28-29) and Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a co-production with the Virginia Arts Festival (May 16-17).
Prices for the Sandler Center package range from $110 to $327 and are available through Virginia Opera's box office and online at http://www.vaopera.org. Single tickets will go on sale in August.
The company also announced it was postponing a production of "The Girl of the Golden West" that was to take place in January 2014.The Puccini opera originally was scheduled to be mounted by Lyric Opera Virginia before that company canceled its fully staged productions for financial reasons. Virginia Opera agreed to pick up the opera so that Lyric Opera subscribers would not lose out.