Please Help Hurrah Bridge The Gap

For over 36 years Hurrah’s doors have been open wide to all. Those with the ability to pay for classes and camps and those with the passion to learn but not the financial resources. We have spent almost four decades providing an outlet for students to learn about themselves and to reach for something more. Like everyone right now, we are looking at a hard financial future during this trying time that feels unending.

Once a year we present a new Disney musical at the largest venue possible for us. This year we had to postpone it by order of the City and in light of the current outbreak, a mere hour and a half before the curtain went up on Opening Night. I don’t know who was more upset, the 3,000+ ticket holders who had their hearts set on seeing Moana Jr. or our cast of 60+ students who were utterly heartbroken. They had to gather their things and clean out their dressing rooms together to go home, for an unknown amount of time. We know that postponing this show was the right thing to do for our community and we will remount our production when it is deemed safe, but there are many costs accrued that we can never make up.

With the Governor’s announcement to close schools for the rest of the academic year, that means our whole Spring Session of classes and Spring Break Camp have been cancelled. These Classes and Camps make up half of our programming and income and serve over 250 children and teens. We are working to keep our students creative, active and positive with optional class assignments and video classes free of charge because Hurrah is a family who are weathering the crisis together. At this current time, we don’t know when we will be able to offer our Classes and Camps again, hopefully this Summer, but we just don’t know.

We Need Your Help!

We need help to keep our staff working, we need help to keep our buildings operational, we need help to remain operational as an organization. We need help to bridge this gap, so that when we all come out of this on the other side, there is still a Hurrah with doors wide open for our students and families.

How you can Help:

  • Donate what you are able to our Bridge The Gap Campaign.
  • Donate your tickets or tuition back to Hurrah as a tax deductible donation.
  • Purchase a Family or Individual Membership for our 37th Season, which gets you discounts on next season’s tickets as well as the option to purchase tickets before the public.
  • Set up monthly donations to support us.

Thank  you for your support of community businesses and non-profits during this time, nothing is too small, and every bit of help matters right now!

Please help Hurrah Bridge The Gap

For over 36 years Hurrah’s doors have been open wide to all. Those with the ability to pay for classes and camps and those with the passion to learn but not the financial resources. We have spent almost four decades providing an outlet for students to learn about themselves and to reach for something more. Like everyone right now, we are looking at a hard financial future during this trying time that feels unending.

Once a year we present a new Disney musical at the largest venue possible for us. This year we had to postpone it by order of the City and in light of the current outbreak, a mere hour and a half before the curtain went up on Opening Night. I don’t know who was more upset, the 3,000+ ticket holders who had their hearts set on seeing Moana Jr. or our cast of 60+ students who were utterly heartbroken. They had to gather their things and clean out their dressing rooms together to go home, for an unknown amount of time. We know that postponing this show was the right thing to do for our community and we will remount our production when it is deemed safe, but there are so many costs accrued that we can never make up.

With the Governor’s announcement to close schools for the rest of the academic year, that means our whole Spring Session of classes and Spring Break Camp have been cancelled. These Classes and Camps make up half of our programming and income and serve over 250 children and teens. We are working to keep our students creative, active and positive with optional class assignments and video classes free of charge because Hurrah is a family who are weathering the crisis together. At this current time, we don’t know when we will be able to offer our Classes and Camps again, hopefully this Summer, but we just don’t know.

We Need Your Help!

We need help to keep our staff working, we need help to keep our buildings operational, we need help to remain operational as an organization. We need help to bridge this gap, so that when we all come out of this on the other side, there is still a Hurrah with doors wide open for our students and families.

How you can Help:

  • Donate what you are able to our Bridge The Gap Campaign.
  • Donate your tickets or tuition back to Hurrah as a tax deductible donation.
  • Purchase a Family or Individual Membership for our 37th Season, which gets you discounts on next season’s tickets as well as the option to purchase tickets before the public.
  • Set up monthly donations to support us.

Thank  you for your support of community businesses and non-profits during this time, nothing is too small, and every bit of help matters right now!

The Hurrah Players | Making Dreams Come True

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Shows Produced

We have produced over 184 family-friendly shows over the last 36 years.

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Patrons Per Season

Each season we host 18,450 patrons whom attend our performances.

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Years of Teaching

We have proudly taught performing arts classes for 36+ years and counting.

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campers per year

We host 400+ fabulous students for our Spring/Summer camps.

About The Hurrah Players

The Hurrah Players, Inc., Virginia’s Leading Family Theatre Company, is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization committed to unite and advance communities through accessible, quality, family-friendly performances and education.

The Hurrah Players take pride in bringing families together; either as participants in learning about, or performing in, live theatre, and as audiences of quality family entertainment.

Support of our Annual Fund allows us to develop more educational programs and offer more experiential opportunities to the youth and families of Hampton Roads. This support also keeps our tuition fees and ticket prices as low as possible in order to be accessible to a broad demographic.

Hurrah Players' Principals

Learn & Grow

To provide an environment where people of all ages can become involved and learn about the performing arts, develop their talents and grow as individuals.

Confidence

To encourage self discovery, the development of new skills and confidence to enable students to reach their fullest potential in life.

Character

To provide affordable performing arts training that promotes the building of strong character for all, regardless of race, religion, creed, or socioeconomic background.

self-discipline

To foster self-discipline in the areas of time management, focused attention, diligent effort, and perseverance.

Upcoming Show Spotlight

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION

Disney Moana

"What Can I say Except You're Welcome!"

Hurrah is honored once again to work with Disney Theatricals to bring Disney Moana Jr. to Hampton Roads!

Music and Lyrics by Opetaia Foa'i, Mark Mancina, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Based on the Disney film Moana. Book Adapted by Susan Soon He Stanton. Music and Orchestrations adapted and arranged by Ian Weinberger. MOANA Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

SANDLER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

August 28-29

suffolk center for cultural arts

September 19

Class & Camp Information

The Hurrah Players offers a variety of classes for all skill levels and ages. We proudly host a Spring Break Camp and three Summer Camps. Our camps focus on Acting, Musical Theater, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Come join the fun!

Grateful Hurrah Players Highlight

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"Hurrah gave me a purpose and helped me discover my passion. I had such a sense of fulfillment at a young age because of The Hurrah Players and Hugh Copeland. It set the track for my career and life."

- Grant Gustin | The Flash
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"Hugh was a mentor to me and was able to show me at a young age I was different and an instrument that could tell stories and move people and touch people's hearts."

- Adrienne Warren | Starring as Tina Turner on Broadway
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"Through kindness, acceptance and love, Hurrah became a place most of us call home and people we call family. I can never replace the collection of incredible memories I have or the lessons I have learned. I believe anyone who joins will inevitably begin to feel this way and become part of our family."

- Victor Spence | Hurrah Player Alumnus & Board Member

Contact Us

- Main Offices -

485 St. Paul's Blvd.,
Norfolk, VA 23510

- Phone | Email -

757-627-5437

hurrah@hurrahplayers.com