Nellie McKay Performs December 2 in Norfolk

Nellie McKay Performs December 2 in NorfolkSinger-songwriter Nellie McKay will perform on Saturday, December 2 at 8 PM in the Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, Norfolk in another partnership by Virginia Arts Festival & North Shore Point House Concerts.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.vafest.org, by phone at 757-282-2822 or by visiting the Virginia Arts Festival box office located at 440 Bank Street in Norfolk between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Nellie McKay puts her spin on classics by artists ranging from Steve Miller to Cole Porter and Doris Day to the Beatles and Frank Zappa. Her original songs touch on subjects as far-ranging as her beloved dog to political and environmental issues.

In addition to releasing six albums, McKay has earned a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It. Nellie's music has been featured on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS and Nurse Jackie.

Discover the singer The New Yorker calls "funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented" in this intimate concert.

North Shore Point House Concerts is one of the premier house concert series in the country. The series has featured such artists as Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, Chuck Prophet, Alejandro Escovedo, The Secret Sisters, Della Mae, The Black Lillies, Steve Forbert, Jimmy LaFave, Kevin Welch, Marshall Crenshaw, Lloyd Cole, Eliza Gilkyson, Kim Richey, Dave Alvin, Aoife O'Donovan, Chris Smither, Mary Gauthier, Peter Case, Jim Lauderdale, Tom Russell, and dozens of others. For more about the series, visit www.northshorepoint.com or follow the series Facebook page @northshorepoint.

Since 1997, the Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the cultural scene in southeastern Virginia, presenting great performers from around the world to local audiences and making this historic, recreation-rich region a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world. The Festival has presented numerous U.S. and regional premieres, and regularly commissions new works of music, dance, and theater from some of today's most influential composers, choreographers and playwrights. The Festival's arts education programs reach tens of thousands of area schoolchildren each year through student matinees, in-school performances, artists' residencies, master classes and demonstrations.


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