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PETER PAN – Pied Piper Theatre

Saturday, 01/20/2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Neverland awaits for all those who are young or young at heart, as Pied Piper Theatre brings to life James M. Barrie’s captivating classic tale of PETER PAN. Fly away with Peter to the land of the lost boys, pirates, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook! Enjoy the familiar and popular songs “I Won’t Grow Up,” “I’ve Got to Crow,” and “I’m Flying.” This rousing musical, complete with a pirate ship and 45 of the area’s most talented young actors, will entertain the entire family. PETER PAN will be presented on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, January 21 at 3:00pm. Performances are at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle in Manassas. Purchase tickets at the box office or order tickets on-line at hyltoncenter.org. Group tickets for organized groups such as scouts, school drama clubs, and church groups are also available by calling the Center for the Arts at (703) 330-2787. Directed by Kelly Glyptis with music directed by Veronica Sharpe, Peter Pan is a musical based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Morris Charlap with additional lyrics and music by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne. The show was originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins. Attachments

PETER PAN – Pied Piper Theatre

Saturday, 01/20/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Neverland awaits for all those who are young or young at heart, as Pied Piper Theatre brings to life James M. Barrie’s captivating classic tale of PETER PAN. Fly away with Peter to the land of the lost boys, pirates, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook! Enjoy the familiar and popular songs “I Won’t Grow Up,” “I’ve Got to Crow,” and “I’m Flying.” This rousing musical, complete with a pirate ship and 45 of the area’s most talented young actors, will entertain the entire family. PETER PAN will be presented on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, January 21 at 3:00pm. Performances are at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle in Manassas. Purchase tickets at the box office or order tickets on-line at hyltoncenter.org. Group tickets for organized groups such as scouts, school drama clubs, and church groups are also available by calling the Center for the Arts at (703) 330-2787. Directed by Kelly Glyptis with music directed by Veronica Sharpe, Peter Pan is a musical based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Morris Charlap with additional lyrics and music by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne. The show was originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins. Attachments

Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out

Sunday, 01/28/2018 2:00 PM

Follow the evolution of Celtic culture in Stepping Out, a high-energy extravaganza of sights and sounds presented by Dublin Irish Dance. These accomplished Irish step-dancers and musicians take the audience on a journey, exploring the history of the Celtic cultural experience through song and dance. This entertaining production reveals the influences that have shaped Irish music and dance throughout recent history: from the farms of rural Ireland in the 1800s to the Great Famine and the resulting mass migration to New York, where Irish and American cultures blended and influenced each other. Many of the artists in this ensemble have performed with popular acts like Riverdance, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. With the lightening-fast footwork of the step-dancers, the spirited melodies of an eight-member traditional Irish band, and the lovely sounds of their Irish vocalist, this performance is sure to amaze. Attachments

The Hollywood Special FX Show

Saturday, 02/03/2018

Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ever wonder how they did that? Now the whole family can get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects professionals who’ve worked on action-packed blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises, Guardians of the Galaxy, Phantom of the Opera, and Game of Thrones for thrilling and revealing insights that bring the audience closer to the action than ever before. Feel the heat from an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, be blown away by apocalyptic weather, and hold on tight through huge explosions! “Be prepared to be stunned. This really is a show unlike what you’ve seen before.” (Essex Chronicle) Recommended for ages 7 and up Disclaimer: This explosive family show will feature special effect sequences that include pyrotechnics, loud sounds, and more. For your safety and comfort, the audience will be protected by an impact-resistant glass during a portion of the show. Attachments

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, 02/08/2018 8:00 PM

All Beethoven Program! Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 “Eroica” Stefan Solyom, conductor Catherine Manoukian, violin One of Sweden’s oldest orchestras presents a dynamic concert that combines the traditional with the iconoclastic. Under the direction of Stefan Solyom, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) with its 61 musicians and violin virtuoso Catherine Manoukian perform a thrilling all-Beethoven program, including one of his most celebrated works, the Eroica Symphony. The HSO has performed at many prominent European venues, including three recent sold-out performances at the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg and in Vienna. Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter applauded the HSO’s performance of Beethoven’s Eroica as “…a brutally life-affirming spring river. A grand performance!” Attachments

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Valentine Pops

Saturday, 02/10/2018 8:00 PM

The talented musicians of the American Festival Pops Orchestra set an amorous mood for you and your loved one in a performance of romantic standards just in time for Valentine’s Day. This concert features some of the 20th century’s most popular love songs and film scores including the love theme from Titanic, "My Heart Will Go On," and music from The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Under the esteemed leadership of conductor Anthony Maiello, the most accomplished musicians in the region come together for this special evening to present an exciting and nostalgic program of romantic and memorable music. Attachments

Walnut Street Theatre Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Sunday, 02/11/2018 7:00 PM

Madcap mastermind Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo) reinvents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, into a hilarious romp about everyone’s favorite detective and his most famous case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the mystery of the curse before it dooms the newest heir. With only five energetic actors playing the roles of more than 40 quirky characters, this production from America’s oldest theater company takes the audience on a sidesplitting caper through the Devonshire moors, crowded railway stations, foggy London streets, and gloomy baronial mansions, where the duo searches for clues, runs into dead ends, and puzzles out the truth for the shockingly funny conclusion. Attachments

AIDA by Virginia National Ballet

Saturday, 02/17/2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Don’t miss the World Premiere Ballet AIDA set to Verdi’s stunning music. The first full-length ballet of AIDA, this heart-wrenching story of two lovers from warring countries who must choose between love or country is choreographed by Rafik Hegab, who brings a unique, authentic Pharonic flavor to the production and its beautiful sets and costumes. This stellar troupe of dancers hailing from the US, Brazil, and Japan also bring their own unique backgrounds to the work. 2pm adn 7:30 pm at the Hylton. http://hyltoncenter.org/calendar/1114/ Attachments

Ten Strings And A Goatskin

Saturday, 02/17/2018 8:00 PM

Ten Strings And A Goatskin This performance is part of the American Roots Series. February 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm Gregory Family Theater Enjoy an evening of folk fusion in an intimate cabaret setting with this young acoustic power trio from Prince Edward Island. The musicians, who perform on violin, guitar, and percussion, transform tradition with vigor, curiosity, and sparks of goofy humor. This mesmerizing performance of traditional and original music is inspired by the musicians’ Atlantic Canadian histories and roots and infused with pop and world rhythms. Food and beverage available for purchase. $25, $30 day of performance Buy all four performances in this series for $80 Attachments

Soprano Soiree

Tuesday, 02/27/2018 12:30 PM

Enjoy a captivating afternoon of arias, duets, and trios sung by three acclaimed sopranos: Jennifer Decker, Kelly Glyptis, and Angela Knight. This talented trio with piano accompaniment charms in a program of musical treasures inspired by the artists’ favorite repertoire. Enjoy lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists. Lunch 12:30 p.m. / Concert 1:30 p.m. Dessert Reception (following Concert) Prices: $27 Concert and Dessert Reception; $47 Lunch, Concert and Dessert Reception Attachments

Concert - Silver Jewels

Saturday, 03/03/2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Celebratory season continues with piano soloist Carlos Ibay playing Piotr Tchaikovsky's gorgeous Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor. The evening is capped off by Antonin Dvorak's tragically beautiful Symphony No. 7. Attachments

Danú

Sunday, 03/04/2018 7:00 PM

A leading traditional Irish ensemble comes to the Hylton Center for this big pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration of festive Celtic music. Praised by The Washington Post for their “vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy,” Danú performs both ancient Irish music and new repertoire for a lively, flawless performance. Mason’s University Singers, a talented student ensemble from George Mason University’s School of Music, join them onstage for a one-of-a-kind experience. Hailing from Ireland’s old counties, this award-winning ensemble has thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America with stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Symphony Space in New York. The virtuoso players are renowned for their mastery of authentic Irish instruments—flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki—which is matched by gorgeous vocals in English and Gaelic. Bring the whole family to enjoy this entertaining evening of Celtic music! Attachments

SWAN LAKE

Friday, 03/09/2018 7:30 PM - Saturday 03/10/2018

Manassas Ballet Theatre starts 2018 with a superstar of classical ballets, Swan Lake. Join the international cast of dancers as they weave the tale of the Swan Queen Odette, her love Prince Siegried, and the terrible curse cast by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. For the ballet aficionado and newcomer alike, Swan Lake is an absolute must-see on the ballet bucket list. The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra sets the mood with Tchaikovsky’s score, while the custom costumes and scenery, including a new lake backdrop painted by our own scenic designer, help the story unfold on stage to bring this stunning ballet to life. Attachments

SWAN LAKE

Saturday, 03/10/2018 3:00 PM - Sunday 03/11/2018

Manassas Ballet Theatre starts 2018 with a superstar of classical ballets, Swan Lake. Join the international cast of dancers as they weave the tale of the Swan Queen Odette, her love Prince Siegried, and the terrible curse cast by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. For the ballet aficionado and newcomer alike, Swan Lake is an absolute must-see on the ballet bucket list. The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra sets the mood with Tchaikovsky’s score, while the custom costumes and scenery, including a new lake backdrop painted by our own scenic designer, help the story unfold on stage to bring this stunning ballet to life. Attachments

Moscow Festival Ballet Cinderella

Friday, 03/16/2018 8:00 PM

Fifty graceful dancers from this world-renowned ensemble perform a ballet for the whole family. Cinderella is based on the well-known fairy tale about the kind but mistreated step-daughter and step-sister who is forbidden to attend the royal ball. When her fairy godmother magically appears, Cinderella’s fate is wondrously transformed. With enchanted melodies, opulent costumes, lavish scenery, and hilarious physical comedy, this performance is a family friendly treat for all to enjoy. Attachments

Mummenschanz: you & me

Saturday, 04/07/2018 8:00 PM

For more than 45 years, these Swiss entertainers have dazzled and delighted audiences of all ages with their unique form of silent visual and whimsical theater. A playful yet compelling experience, Mummenschanz offers timeless and lighthearted insights into the human condition with the creative use of shadow and light and the ingenious manipulation of common objects. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. In this brand new creation, you & me, the Mummenschanz troupe brings to life their famous large-scale masks and revives a tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time. “Mummenschanz succeeds brilliantly because of its originality, exceptional ingenuity, sense of surprise, and deft satirical touches.” (San Francisco Chronicle). Attachments

Math in Motion: What Dance can tell us About Motor Control

Thursday, 04/12/2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Arts and Engineering are not typically considered complimentary approaches, but it takes technical competence to be a successful artist, and artistic skills to be a great engineer and scientist. For example, dance choreography requires coordinating the music, lighting and body motions to establish the mood and intention of the piece. In a similar way, scientists define a question, form a hypothesis and intricately coordinate experiments and analyses to rigorously test the theory. A unique collaboration between the George Mason School of Dance and the Department of Bioengineering is currently combining these approaches to examine how the human brain is able to precisely control movement. We are specifically examining dancers' ability to adjust trained body motions from one spatial layout to a new, untrained layout. This is similar to performing on different stages with little practice, such as one performance at the Kennedy Center followed by a performance at the Hippodrome. These transformations between different spatial layouts are very mathematically complex, yet dancers are able to perform these computations effortlessly, revealing a highly sophisticated motor system. Thus, this study is a unique opportunity to quantify our sense of body awareness and examine the high level of intelligence required to perform complex motor skills. Our insights may be useful for understanding the development of motor expertise, which has implications for motor development, training and rehabilitation. 6:00PM: Doors open, food and beverages available 7:00PM-7:30PM: Scientific Discussion 7:30PM-7:45PM: Q&A 7:45PM-8:30PM: Meet the Scientist and Networking Reception Attachments

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Friday, 04/20/2018 8:00 PM

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen This performance is part of the American Roots Series. April 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm Gregory Family Theater Their progressive bluegrass sound has quickly turned this Grammy-nominated band into industry pioneers through their exploration of new sounds and concepts rooted in tradition. Performing on the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, and vocals, the band combines its collective musical mastery with traditional bluegrass. With an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Associations) award and four nominations to their name, this “bluegrass/newgrass stew” of instrumental, vocal, and songwriting talent has inspired a massive shift in the bluegrass paradigm. Tickets: $25, $30 day of performance Buy all four performances in this series for $80 Attachments

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Beethoven and Friends

Saturday, 04/21/2018 8:00 PM

Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel closes our season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center with three 18th century musical masters who were contemporaries of each other. In Beethoven and Friends, Jeffrey Siegel performs Haydn's delightful Sonata in D, Mozart's brooding, contemplative Fantasy in D minor, and Beethoven's passionate, stormy Sonata Pathétique, while offering witty and insightful commentary about the music and composers before playing each piece. Piano music enthusiasts and newcomers alike cherish Jeffrey Siegel’s beloved “concerts with commentary” series that makes everyone feel like a classical music insider. An interactive Q&A will conclude this program. Attachments

BAY AREA CHILDREN’S THEATRE Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Sunday, 04/22/2018

Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the New York Times best-selling picture book about construction vehicles by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld demonstrates the importance of teamwork, follow-through, hard work, and bedtime rituals. Founded in 2004, the Bay Area Children’s Theatre works to enrich children’s lives, inspire their imagination, and introduce them to lifelong enjoyment of theatre. Recommended for ages 3–8; Pre-K–Grade 3 Attachments

Astrobiology and the Search for Life on Other Worlds

Thursday, 05/03/2018 6:00 PM

By: Dr. Michael Summers Recent discoveries in astronomy and robotic space exploration have shown that all of the requirements for life, such as liquid water, elemental carbon and other raw materials, as well as useable energy, are all commonplace in our solar system and elsewhere in the galaxy. We have also found that there are at least six locations in our own solar system that are habitable for simple life - the subsurface oceans inside three of the moons of Jupiter, two moons of Saturn, and there are even strong suggestions of a subsurface water ocean inside Pluto. It appears that habitability is commonplace! These developments, along with the discovery of thousands of exoplanets (planets that orbit other stars), of which hundreds are Earth-like, has energized the search for life elsewhere - so much so that the study of exoplanets and the search for signatures of life on other worlds are now central goals of NASA’s space exploration efforts. In this talk I will show some of the most surprising results in our studies of other planets and discuss their implications for life elsewhere. Attachments

Colin: Son, Marine, Hero

Friday, 05/18/2018 7:30 PM - Saturday 05/19/2018

Manassas Ballet Theatre closes our 2017-18 season with an original and very personal ballet, Colin: Son, Marine, Hero. MBT is proud to once again present this full-length ballet, showcasing the story of Artistic Director Amy Grant Wolfe’s son Colin, who lost his life in Iraq to a roadside bomb in 2006. Colin debuted in November 2014 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center after Wolfe expanded her original one act ballet, gathering inspiration by interviewing Colin’s commander and fellow Marines during the summer of 2014 and adding new layers to the original heart of the story. The ballet Colin continues to evolve for this season’s presentation as Wolfe incorporates new ideas to further enhance the story. The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra will perform the original score by acclaimed composer Mark Menza. Attachments

Colin: Son, Marine, Hero

Sunday, 05/20/2018 3:00 PM

Manassas Ballet Theatre closes our 2017-18 season with an original and very personal ballet, Colin: Son, Marine, Hero. MBT is proud to once again present this full-length ballet, showcasing the story of Artistic Director Amy Grant Wolfe’s son Colin, who lost his life in Iraq to a roadside bomb in 2006. Colin debuted in November 2014 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center after Wolfe expanded her original one act ballet, gathering inspiration by interviewing Colin’s commander and fellow Marines during the summer of 2014 and adding new layers to the original heart of the story. The ballet Colin continues to evolve for this season’s presentation as Wolfe incorporates new ideas to further enhance the story. The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra will perform the original score by acclaimed composer Mark Menza. Attachments


 

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