Upcoming Events

miniature (c) Lavonne DonohueArt Exhibit:
Magical Miniatures

5th Annual Challenge Exhibit
Sponsored by The Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center

Regional artists and craftspeople in all media are invited to participate in Magical Miniatures, a juried creative challenge exhibition of simply small pieces and “doll house” scale miniatures, where one inch corresponds to one foot!

Works are on view July 25-August 25, 2014.
Reception Sunday, July 27th from 3 – 5PM

Last Ham StandingLast Ham Standing

Don’t miss this hilarious show full of laughs for the entire family. A group of talented performers take suggestions from the audience to create wacky scenes and funny improv games. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you’ll love Last Ham Standing, the other comedy meat!
Tickets: $12 Adults, $10 Students, $8 Children. Click Below to Buy Online.

XanaduThe Growing Stage: Xanadu

The year is 1980. Somewhere along the beach in Venice, California, Sonny Malone becomes frustrated with the mural he has painted of the nine muses of Greek mythology. After he storms off in frustration, the Muses come to life (I’m Alive) and Kira (a.k.a. Clio), Sonny’s Muse, hatches a plan to inspire Sonny to artistic greatness.
This is a Free Event
Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 1:00PM & Friday, August 8 at 7:00 PM

Joseph KeimThe Immortals

Last Show of the Seniors’ Showcase!

A two hour musical variety show of R&B, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Originals showcasing the seniors in the program Julia Hiser and Joseph Keim. This will be their last show in the program.
$7 All Seats. Available at the Door
Saturday, August 9, 2014 @ 7:00PM

SOM2The Sound of Music

The First Act: Teens Acting For A Difference presents the timeless Rogers and Hammerstein musical that is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.
$12 Donation to Tree of Life Ministries Call 540-338-7973 to reserve.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 2:30 and 7:30 PM

Tanabata CelebrationTanabata Celebration

We are hosting our own version of this traditional Japanese festival. Make Tanzaku and simple origami decorations for the bamboo tree in the gallery, learn the ancient tale of Orihime and Hikoboshi and celebrate with musical entertainment. Then at dusk, we will release peace lanterns on our pond with your own wishes written on them.
$5 All ages. Call 540-338-7973 to reserve.
Monday, August 11, 2014 @ 6:00PM

Barefoot Puppets: Ooey Gooey PoetryBarefoot Puppets: Ooey Gooey Poetry

Sometimes characters end up in sticky situations! Children’s literature is a true treasure trove. This lively puppet show for young audiences features timeless classics including The Three Little Kittens and Little Miss Muffet. Audiences also meet an entertaining circus worm (who meets an unfortunate fate!) and a young man named Jonathan who ate way too much cake. Shadow puppets, hand puppets, rod puppets, and even a humanette will delight families and children ages 3 & up.

$5 All ages. Call 540-338-7973 to reserve.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 10:00AM

Piedmont Arts: Legally Blonde, The MusicalPiedmont Arts:

Legally Blonde, The Musical

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Piedmont Arts is a 501c(3) designated charity supporting high school performing arts in Loudoun, in partnership with Franklin Park Arts Center.

Thursday, August 21, at 8:00 pm
Friday, August 22 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 pm

Sound of SleatSound of Sleat

The Celtic influenced Sound of Sleat is comprised of piper Bob Mitchell, multi instrumentalists Tabby Finch and Karin Lova, and guitarist Pat Egan. Expect a dancer or two and some surprises. If you’re a fan of the traditional Scottish sound—You’ll love Sound of Sleat.
$15 Adult, $12 Student/Senior in advance, $17/$14 at the door. Call 540-338-7973 to reserve.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 7:30PM

Just announced!

Exclusive pre-sale July 12-23 for members of The Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center:

Members: Your Event Access Code has been provided via postcard.

General ticket sales open July 24th

The Second CityThe Second City

The Legendary Second City Tour Group plays at Franklin Park Arts Center for the very first time. See the comedy created by some of the biggest names in the biz—mixed up with brand spankin’ new sketches performed by the red-hot comedy talent of today. Warning: The Second City Tour Group says you’ll laugh ’til your face hurts!

capitol-steps2014The Capitol Steps

They’re back! The Capitol Steps return to Franklin Park with a new version of their wild and wacky political humor. Join us for an evening or matinee performance by the group that’s put the “Mock” in Democracy since 1981—when Reagan was President and ketchup was a vegetable! Ever since then they’ve been poking fun at Presidents, Congress, the political establishment and life in America. The Capitol Steps have recorded more than 33 albums—including their latest: “How to Succeed in Congress without Really Lying”. This comedy troupe has been featured on national TV including ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS.

“They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league!” — Larry King

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