Main Street Theater presents: Once Upon a Mattress
If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and the Pea”, you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal alter post haste? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familliar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again after this production!
Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 @ 8:00 PM, Sunday April 26 @ 2:00 PM
Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 @ 8:00 PM and May 3 @ 2:00 PM
In the Gallery:
Fabric Fantasies II
Fiber art of all sorts:
Quilted pieces, light-weight wearables, fabric collages and mosaics, and fabric sculptures.
Sponsored by The Franklin Park Arts Center.
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents a uniquely American story: an exuberant fusion of live music, comedy, singing and a dazzling array of percussive dance forms rooted in different cultures. Since 1979, Footworks has represented American culture internationally, including a Smithsonian Institution tour of Japan and as guest artists with Riverdance in London. Founder and Artistic Director Eileen Carson is a NEA Choreography Fellow.
Tickets: $35 and $25 (obstructed view in rear of theater). Click below to purchase online
This Gold Star Performance is sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.
Gallery Coffeehouse: Alex Little, acoustic music
Happy Mother’s Day! Our lobby Gallery will be the backdrop for a new performance series. Richmond musician Alex Little performs a selection of acoustic songs. Coffee included.
Tickets: $8 per person at the door
Sunday, May 10, 2015 @ 6:30PM
Fizzical Fairytales presents: Far, Far, Far Away Tower
This Circus Theater Puppet Troupe will present a fairy tale like none other in an energetic and exciting way!
Tickets: $5/person Call to Reserve 540-338-7973.
Wednesday, May 13 @ 10:00 AM
Last 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 Adult, $10 Student, $8 Child. Visit www.lastham.com
or click below to buy online
Loudoun’s Got Talent
Loudoun’s Got Talent is an annual talent contest for solo performance by students in grades 9-12 who reside or attend school in Loudoun County. A preliminary round of auditions selects ten finalists to compete in concert. At the concert, the top three performers are selected by a panel of judges, including Maestro Mark Allen McCoy, in combination with the audience vote. The three finalists win scholarships of $1,000, $500 and $250 and the winner performs at a symphony concert during the following season.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Gallery Coffeehouse: Readers Theater: Almost Maine
Our lobby Gallery will be the backdrop for a new performance series. Readers Theater, presented by Imagine That!, will present one script each month with a handful of actors interpreting the written word using only their expressions and voice. A very sophisticated and cosmopolitan dramatic art that may make you laugh out loud or cry in the same night! Coffee included.
Tickets: $8 per person at the door
Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 6:30PM
Joey and The Waitress Band
Joey and The Waitress Band will perform music from their two CDs as well as some favorite covers. Loudoun360 says they are “a new local alternative acoustic band. Their sound has been described as Kings of Leon meets James Taylor.”
Tickets: $16 in advance/ $18 at door Call to Reserve 540-338-7973.
Selections to include Rock, Soul, Contemporary, R & B, Jazz Standards and originals by the members. The Immortals are a group made up of the best music students at Loudoun Music Instruction. Senior members for 2015 are Tyler “T” Scheerschmidt and Ryan “House” McCall..
Tickets: $7 All Seats Call to Reserve 540-338-7973 or email FMKeim@aol.com
Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Gallery Coffeehouse: Poetry, Prose and Prompts
Our lobby Gallery is the backdrop for a new series.
Tickets: $8 per person at the door, coffee included.
Sunday, May 31, 2015 @ 6:30PM
Coming in June 2015
The Gullah Journey from Africa to America – Born of slavery, the Gullah’s spiritual music transcends time and takes the listener on a journey through history. Audiences nationwide have been mesmerized by the South Carolina Sea Islands Gullah kinfolk, with their unique style and uplifting musical renditions. Join us as the Gullah recount their journey from Africa to slavery and finally freedom in America. This performance, starring Anita Singleton Prather as Aunt Pearlie Sue, is a rare treat you will remember for a lifetime. The Gullah performed to a sold out house at the Bush Tabernacle some years ago. Don’t miss their debut at Franklin Park. All ticket sales are final.
A Gold Star Performance Sponsored by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center
Tickets: $35 for main section, $25 for rear section
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