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Season 9

January 2017

Virginia Opera

Virginia Opera: Deep River, the story of Marion Anderson

Be a witness to Ms. Anderson’s incredible journey to her rise to a pre-eminent spot among the world’s concert artists in spite of racial attitudes of the times, which she met with courage, grace and determination.
Tickets: $8 All Seats --Call to Reserve 540-338-7973
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @10:00AM
Last Ham Standing

Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv

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! Appropriate for ages 5 & up
Note New Ticket Pricing: $14 Adults, $12 Students, $10 Children
Danny Knicely, Will Lee and John Flower

Danny Knicely’s 11th Annual Concert
Featuring: Will Lee, John Flower & special guest Ricky Lee

Danny Knicely, Will Lee & John Flower will perform music from an upcoming CD project scheduled to be released in June. The Album will include songs with three part harmonies, hot instrumentals, and even a couple a cappella numbers. Danny and John are both known for their work with David Via and Corn Tornado, while Danny and Will released a well-received duet album called Murders Drownings and Lost Loves, but the three first performed together as part of the award winning Magraw Gap. They navigate a deep and intuitive current of time, melody and harmony that will move you.

  • Danny Knicely: mandolin, guitar
  • Will Lee: banjo, guitar
  • John Flower: bass
  • Ricky Lee: guitar
Ricky Lee

Legendary guitarist Ricky Lee played with Bluegrass pioneer, Ralph Stanley, banjo wizard, Raymond Fairchild and The Bluegrass Tarheels. His influence on Bluegrass and flat-picking is immeasurable. Featured with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys in the early 1970s, he inspired a younger generation to take the guitar to new heights as a lead instrument in Bluegrass Music.

Purchase tickets at www.dannyknicely.com $20 All Seats in advance, $25 at the Door

Gallery Coffeehouse: Readers Theater

Performance group BITWC ”Imagine That!” presents “Moonlight and Magnolias” - 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind. It’s just not working. So he sends for screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls director Victor Fleming. He locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Coffee included, in a real mug.
Tickets: $8.00/person
Sunday, January 22, 2016 @ 6:30PM

February 2017

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Celebration

(All ages) Celebrate the Year of the Rooster, wear the lucky colors gold, brown and yellow, enjoy arts and crafts, solve Lantern Tiger Riddles and enjoy refreshments and entertainment. This program is also a reception to celebrate the opening of our yearly Youth Art Show.
Tickets: $10/person, $35 /family call to reserve 540-338-7973
Saturday, February 4, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Geronimo Production Company: The Importance of Being Earnest

(Ages 16 & up) Travel back to 1894—the Victorian age—at the height the British Empire and the English aristocracy was dominant, snobbish and rich, and experience the story Oscar Wilde described as a "trivial comedy for serious people." Click dates below to purchase tickets online.
Tickets: $12/Adults, $10/students, $8/senior, children General Seating

Gallery Coffeehouse: Writers Night Out

(Ages 16 & up) Give your Muse a night on the town! We’ll respond to fun, innovative writing prompts and experiment with different forms of poetry, fiction, and memoir. Creating safe space for tender new works of art is a priority, and sharing is optional. All writers, both novice and experienced, are invited to join the party! Leaders: Lisa Colburn and Sue McCollum are certified Amherst Writers & Artists facilitators who lead writing workshops in Loudoun County. To learn more, visit www.marketstreetwriters.com and www.writingfordiabetes.com
PAY AT DOOR $8/person
Sunday, February 12, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Dragon Feathers

Bob Brown Puppets: Dragon Feathers

(Ages 2 & up) Long ago and far away when folks wanted to proclaim something as silly, ridiculous or just complete nonsense, they would shout out the phrase “Dragon Feathers”! This production is filled with silly, ridiculous and nonsensical dragons doing all sorts of hilarious things!
Tickets: $5/person Call to Reserve 540-338-7973
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Rainbow Fish

ArtsPower presents: Rainbow Fish

(Ages 3 & up) The Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.
Tickets: $8/person Pay At Door CALL TO RESERVE 540-338-7973
Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Ballet Theatre of Ashburn and EDGE Performance Company

Ballet Theatre of Ashburn and EDGE Performance Company: Malone Benefit Dance Concert

Join us for an inspiring evening of contemporary dance with the performers of the Edge Company, the Ballet Theatre of Ashburn of dance’s resident contemporary dance company, committed to artistic excellence. The Edge Company is sponsoring a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing the artistic talents of students through scholarships.
Tickets: $20/adult, $10/child (ages 3-18) CALL TO RESERVE 703-723-8089
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Gallery Coffeehouse: Readers Theater

Performance group BITWC "Imagine That!" presents Loveletters with a handful of actors interpreting the written word using only their expressions and voice. A sophisticated, cosmopolitan dramatic art that may make you laugh out loud or cry in the same night!
Tickets: $8/person Pay at Door
Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Band Showcase

Loudoun Music Instruction: Band Showcase

Local music school Loudoun Music Instruction presents a showcase of seven bands.
Tickets: $10/person All Seats Pay at Door
Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

March 2017

Last Ham Standing

Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv

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! Appropriate for ages 5 & up
Tickets: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, $8 Youth--click below to purchase tickets

Gallery Coffeehouse: Comedy Cult

Join the spontaneous and talented crew of Loudoun Valley HS Comedy Cult Improv team as they take audience suggestions and create theatrical scenes and stories on the spot! Unique comedy at its best! Coffee included, in a real mug.
Tickets: $8/person at door
Sunday, March 5, 2017 @6:30PM
Madcap Puppets

Madcap Puppets: Monkey See, Monkey Do

There’s no business like monkey business! Max and Vinnie are expert zookeepers, but keeping the rascally monkeys from getting into trouble is easier said than done. When Mr. Cleaver, the zoo manager, decides to send one of the monkeys to another zoo, it’s time for their great escape! Go with the monkeys as they explore new exhibits at the zoo. Each one is a backdrop for exciting stories from around the world.
Tickets: $5/person ages 2 & up CALL TO RESERVE 540-338-7973
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Lunasa

Lunasa: traditional Irish music concert

Ireland’s finest traditional instrumental band returns to Franklin Park. Featuring flutist Kevin Crawford, violinist Colin Farrell, uilleann piper Cillian Vallely, guitarist Ed Boyd and acoustic bassist Trevor Hutchinson. Lúnasa’s innovative arrangements, virtuosity and passion have brought them to the forefront of Celtic Music and they will bring you to your feet.
Tickets: $35 Reserved Seating Click on date to purchase
Virginia Opera

Virginia Opera presents: An Evening of Arias and Duets

This delightful musical event featuring arias and duets from your favorite operas and operettas, promises to inspire, entertain, and provide an unforgettable experience.
Tickets: $10 Reserved Seating Click on date to purchase
Mark Forrest

Mark Forrest, International Irish Tenor

(All ages) ) Mark Forrest, one of Ireland's favorite tenors, returns to Franklin Park Arts Center with an evening of inspirational and uplifting music and song. The evening’s inspirational songs include Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, God Bless the U.S.A., The Impossible Dream.
Tickets: $25 Reserved Seating Click on date to purchase

Gallery Coffeehouse: Meet the Artist: Leanne Fink

Leanne Fink is an accomplished painter living in Loudoun County. She has been featured on the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour and has exhibited regionally as well. Learn about her process and what inspires her. Coffee included, in a real mug.
Tickets: $8/person Pay at Door
Sunday, March 12, 2017 @6:30 PM
Tarzan

VSA of Loudoun presents: TARZAN

Aaaaaah Aaaaaaaah AaAaAa aaaaaaaah!! VSA Loudoun proudly presents Tarzan! Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by Phil Collins, and adapted for stage by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Tickets: $15/person, $10/seniors and students General Admission Click below to purchase