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September 2017

Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv night

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: $14 Adults, $12 Seniors, $10 kids --click date below to purchase

Loudoun School of Ballet: Out of Darkness
Suicide Awareness Benefit Concert

An evening of Music, Rap and Dance with JAZZ&CO DANCE, Lucidious and WDZ. Produced in co-operation with the Loudoun Ballet Performing Arts Company. PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED.
Tickets: $20 Pay at Door
Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 4:00PM

American and British Artsong
Featuring Maddy Curtis and Ben Curtis

Brother and sister singing sensation Ben and Maddy Curtis perform songs from our own American landscape to beautiful folk song from across the pond presented with corresponding romantic and expressive artwork. Be prepared for beautiful poetry set musically by Vaughn Williams, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson and many more including hits from American musicals.
Tickets: $15 --click date below to purchase

October

Loudoun Symphony: Beer, Brats and Bravo!

Loudoun Symphony, your community orchestra kicks off its 28th season with a delightful chamber concert to celebrate fall. The concert will be followed up with beer and brats at a local restaurant.
Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors (65+), Youths 12 and under FREE (click date below to purchase) Food and beverages will be sold separately offsite.
L’Tanya Mari sings Ella Fitzgerald

Ella at 100

Join us for a centennial celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday with a tribute concert by the L’Tanya Mari’ Sextet!
The acclaimed jazz vocalist, L’Tanya Mari’ will be paying tribute to the immortal Ella Fitzgerald. She will be performing and swinging such gems from Ella’s career as “A Tisket, A Tasket,” “Mr. Paganini,” “Mack The Knife” and “Cotton Tail” with her band. The special night will also feature L’Tanya Mari’ telling stories about Ella Fitzgerald’s colorful life and career.
Gold Star Performances are presented by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.
Tickets: $30 Reserved Seating » Get your tickets now!
Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 8:00PM

Gallery Coffeehouse:
Readers Theatre presents Brooklyn Boy

Novelist Eric Weiss, critically celebrated but unsuccessful, "arrives" when his autobiographical novel becomes a best-seller. He is suddenly on the inside of everything: town cars, television studios, the Sunday book review. As his career takes off, his personal life stutters. Coffee and laughter guaranteed!
Tickets: $8 Pay at Door
Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Franklin Park Arts Center 10th Anniversary Party!

One of our 10th anniversary events that happen on the 10th of every month! Have a tour of the Arts Center, enjoy pastries and coffee and take a photo in our photo booth area. special giveaways to the first 50 people to arrive. All ages are welcome!
Tickets: FREE
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Main Street Theater Productions: Oklahoma

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors, Students & children
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Bob Brown Puppets: Clowning Around

Clowning Around will leave you shouting with laughter as his merry marionettes perform feats of skill and daring usually found only "under the big top"! This show is a continual changing collage of clever clowns who juggle, sail through the air on a flying trapeze, roller skate, blow up balloons, and cavort their way into your hearts. Fun and fantasy, mirth and merriment, laughter and amazement all mixed together to the sound of a jolly circus band.
Tickets: $5 Pay at Door
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am

10-10-10 Concert: YazooZazz

Robin Cunningham, Kathy Farmer and Jeanine Greene are a jazz singing trio, spreading the joy of vocal harmony. YazooZazz performs the music of the “Sisters” groups and more, with an emphasis on the music of the Boswell Sisters. The Boswells are relatively unknown in the US but were the rock stars of the 1930s and they spawned groups like the Andrews Sisters. 50-60 minute concert.
Tickets: $10
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Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv night

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: $14 Adults, $12 Seniors, $10 kids --click date below to purchase

Farm 2 Fashion: Reception & Awards Party

Original works of “Agricouture” will be on display the entire month of October. At the reception, cash prizes will be awarded for “Most Creative,” “Most Agricultural,” and “Most Fashionable” projects. Fiddlin’ Dave and Morgan will perform live Loudoun-grown music on the Arts Center stage, and other Loudoun farm products will be served as refreshments, including sandwiches from the Cattlemen’s Association. Co-presented by Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center, Loudoun Arts Council and Loudoun County Economic Development’s Rural Economic Branding Subcommittee
Tickets: FREE ----click date to reserve

Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains Celebration

Danny Knicely and the Furnace Mountain Band perform for the Friends of Blue Ridge Mountain’s 10th Anniversary. Proceeds benefit the “Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains Endowment for Environmental Education Activities” Fund.
Tickets: Fundraising event -- tickets should be purchased in advance by clicking date below
$75 Premium Seating (includes reserved seating ticket & reception
$60 Patron (includes ticket and reception)
$35 Special -ages 25 and under (Includes ticket and reception)

Sounds of the Blue Ridge with Furnace Mountain Band
Benefit Concert for the Friends of the Blue Ridge

Join us to celebrate our 10th anniversary...and carry forward our efforts to preserve, enhance, and celebrate the Blue Ridge with an afternoon concert with the Furnace Mountain Band featuring Danny Knicely. Dave Van Deventer, Aimee Curl, and Morgan Morrison followed by a reception with delectables catered by Savoir Fare and local wine from Twin Oaks Winery. * Proceeds will benefit the Friends endowment which is used to fund the Jane Pratt Blue Ridge Mountains Education Award and other stewardship initiatives

November

Loudoun Lyric opera presents:
The Tragedy of Madame Butterfly

A jewel box adaptation of Puccini's classic opera arranged by Helen Gregory and Gary Race. Featuring all of the main characters, famous arias and ensembles in an intimate setting.
Tickets: $27 Adults, $22 Senior Citizens, $17 College Students, $12 Youth, Free Children 6 & under
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Blue Sky Puppet Theater: Bananas

Dr. Broccoli tells Little Yellow and his mom about a talent show and health fair he's sponsoring. Her other two children, Little Blue and Little Red, want to participate in the talent show as well. Little Red's banana puppet helps teach him the difference between healthy food and unhealthy food. Together they teach the audience a song about good nutrition, "What'll I Eat Today." After the talent show performances, the audience gets to vote on a winner and join the little piglets in more singing. A fun and active puppet show for all ages
Tickets: $5 Pay at Door
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The Village Montessori School Players present:
A Wrinkle in Time

The Village Montessori School Players are bringing their annual production to the stage in a show about aliens, time travel, and the Power of Love.
Tickets: $10 Adults, $6 Children Pay at Door
Friday, November 17, 2017 @7:00 pm
Robbie Limon as Buddy Holly

An Evening with Buddy Holly
Featuring Robbie Limon

A 'based on a true story' happening in Greenwich Village, New York, in the late months of 1958. The audience is present during Buddy's band rehearsal as he prepares for the mid-western cavalcade of performers known as The Winter Dance Party of 1959. The stage vibe is intimate as Buddy's dialogue is totally directed at the audience; the tone is conversational and responsive to questions raised during the pre-show warm-up. Buddy's musical combo, The Crickets, opted to stay in Texas; therefore Buddy needs to rehearse his touring band. That is the show's premise which provides context for an evening of Holly favorites and those of the Everly Brothers and Little Richard.
Gold Star Performances are presented by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.
Tickets: $25 Reserved Seating » Get your tickets now!
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8:00PM
Tickets: $25 ----click date below to purchase

10-10-10 Concert: Terra Voce, classical duo

Terra Voce is known for lively and creative programs combining the diverse and the unexpected. Cellist Andrew Gabbert and flutist Elizabeth Brightbill thrill audiences with their virtuosity, engaging, conversational style of presentation, and their genre expanding programs that explore a wide range of musical styles, traditions, and cross-cultural influence. Contrary to what most would expect from a flute and cello, their arrangements test the limits of what is possible on just two instruments. Concert will be 50-60 minutes.
Presented with assistance from Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Tickets: $10 ----click date below to purchase

Loudoun Centre Theatre: A Christmas Carol

The Ghosts remind the stingy mercenary, Ebenezer Scrooge, that ‘mankind should be his business’ …a haunting reminder to everyone. Dicken’s carol of redemption seeks to reclaim Scrooge’s heart and in its song, elevates us all. A classic told how only LCT can do it. Sure to become a family tradition for many years to come.
Tickets: $12 in advance, $16 at the door ----click date below to purchase

Season 10 Gold Star Performances

The Fabulous Hubcaps

The Fabulous Hubcaps

One of America’s favorite show bands, The Fabulous Hubcaps were named Maryland’s 2015 Vocal Group of the Year and have been inducted into the Southern Legends Performing Arts Hall of Fame.. Performing together since 1974, this band’s flair for capturing the true likeness of the original artist will make you want to rock the night away. With sounds of Do-Wop, Country, Motown, Group Harmony, Rockabilly, Classic Rock and Roll, The Hubcaps will take you back in time on a journey you won’t forget!
Tickets: $27 Reserved Seating » Get your tickets now!
Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 8:00PM
Thomas Pandolfi

Thomas Pandolfi: Chopin and Familiar Classical Pieces

American pianist virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi will fill Franklin Park Arts Center with the classic music of Frédéric Chopin and more. The evening promises to be a night to remember.
Gold Star Performances are presented by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.
Exclusive U.S. tour representation by Sharon Parker, Agent parkersharon123@aol.com
Tickets: $25 All Seats Reserved Seating » Get your tickets now!
Friday, November 18, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Dr. Michael Mauldlinas Mark Twain

An Evening With Mark Twain

Dr. Michael Mauldlin’s intimate portrait of one of America’s most beloved and controversial figures, “An Evening With Mark Twain” is a hilarious and insightful recreation of an actual lecture that the world famous humorist and author would have given during his highly-acclaimed world tour.
Gold Star Performances are presented by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.
Tickets: $27 Reserved Seating » Get your tickets now!
Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 8:00PM

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