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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.
Tickets available online at www.piearts.org
Thursday, August 21, at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 2:30 and 7:30 pm

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 were 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! John and Joan Gardiner’s private collection of doll house art is also on on display.

Sound of SleatSound of Sleat

The Celtic influenced Sound of Sleat is comprised of piper Bob Mitchell, multi instrumentalists Tabby Finch and Karin Loya, 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

Last Ham Standing

Last Ham StandingDon’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 Adult, $10 Student, $8 Child. Click Below to Buy Online

Barefoot Puppets presents: Dreamtime

Emus, crocodiles and frogs — oh my! Experience the magic of “The Land Down Under” in this performance inspired by Aboriginal folktales. A mother platypus tries to get her young one to sleep by sharing three stories from the Australian Dreamtime. In these “How and Why” tales, you’ll learn how the emu became a flightless bird, why the platypus looks so strange and meet a giant, bloated, ocean-swallowing frog!
September 10, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Tickets: $5 per person, ages 3 & up. Pay at door.

The Barnstormers: Good Old Time Music

Americana at its best! Slim Harrison and the Barnstormers have been performing traditional American roots folk music since 1980. They perform for all kinds of venues including schools, folk festivals, and history events. They have performed for the Smithsonian Institute and for former Vice President Gore at his residence. Good old time music that is timeless and for all ages.
Tickets: $15 All seats. Click Below to Buy Online

The Second CityThe Second City

The Second City is the leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With theatres in Chicago and Toronto, Training Centers in those cites as well as Hollywood, 11 full time touring ensembles, thriving corporate communications and theatricals divisions as well as television and film operations, The Second City has been called “A Comedy Empire” by the New York Times.
A Gold Star Performance Sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center

Tickets: $45 & $35. Click below to purchase online.

Art in the Park

Create original artwork at outdoor stations using the natural inspiration of Franklin Park. Group and individual art projects will be located in several places outdoors in the park near the Arts Center. Watercolor painting by the memorial gardens, nature prints by the pond, clay in the shade, weaving and more!
Admission: $8/person or $25/family ages 3 &up. Pay at door.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Music Got Me Here: an intimate musical experience with Tom Sweitzer

Join Tom Sweitzer (Music Therapist, Actor, Director and Composer) as he takes you through his journey of how Music saved his life. The 75 minute show is all original compositions.
***Recommended for adults and students above 14 years of age.***
Tickets: $15 Adult, $12 Students/Seniors. Call (540) 687-6740 to reserve.
Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 7:30PM

Jerry Bresee and Jazz Friends

Franklin Park Arts Center begins a new series which will feature jazz artists from the area. Quartet, Sextet, guest artists—anything and everything goes! If you love jazz standards—you’ll love this afternoon of music.
Tickets: $15 All Seats. Click below to purchase online.

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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

Tickets: $35/$45.

Presented by The Friends (Special Gold Star Performance)

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