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February 2015

Robbie Limon as Hank WilliamsLovesick Blues:
The Life & Music of Hank Williams Sr.,
featuring Robbie Limon

Lovesick Blues is a 90-minute musical theater event which chronicles the significant phases of America’s most influential singer-songwriter as he drives his promising career to an early end. Robbie Limon gives an award-winning characterization of Williams’ life, supported on stage by a classic country-string quartet. All songs are full length renditions using instrumentsation and arrangements as recorded throughout the 1940s.
Tickets: $20 All Seats. Click below to purchase on-line

Main Street Theater presents:
Take 2 Life in Review

The most important thing in life is love and this Valentine’s weekend we’re celebrating all the different kinds of love that bind us together, much like a patchwork quilt. Our quilt of characters will be sewn together through music that spans generations. Featuring talented singers and actors young and old, do a “Take Two” and watch “Life in Review”.
Tickets: $23 Adult, $20 Student/Senior Call 540-751-9588 or email your reservation to KarlahLouis@aol.com
Friday, February 13, 2015 @ 8:00PM

Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 8:00PM

Sunday, February 15, 2015 @ 2:00PM

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

Dance Matrix presents:
Riding on Courage

This dance performance about strength and courage benefiting SPROUT, a therapeutic riding center for individuals with special needs.
Tickets: $25/person for purchase at the door
Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 7:30PM
Rescheduled to Sunday, February 22 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm

Chinese new yearChinese New Year Event

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep! Special performance by Washington Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute at 1:15 pm, with a demonstration and introduction to Chinese opera with episodes from “The Monkey King” and “Farewell to Concubine”. After the performance, we’ll move to the Lobby for lantern tiger riddles, refreshments and crafts like Dragon Puppets, Panda Masks, lucky bead bracelets and more.
Admission: $8/person Register in Webtrac using activity #263714-01 or call 540-338-7973 for more information
Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 1:00
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 1:00

The Edge:

An Evening of Dance

The Edge Performance company is a pre-professional contemporary dance company sponsored by Ballet Theater of Ashburn and Ashburn Academy of Dance. Ashburn Academy of Dance is a community ballet company established to bring dance performances to the residents of Loudoun County. The company provides the opportunity for dancers of all ages to participate in a variety of performances throughout the year. Ballet Theater of Ashburn brings the joy of dance to residents of nursing homes and retirement centers and performs at local festivals, libraries and bookstores within the community.
Tickets: $12/Adult, $8 student Reservations 703-723-8089
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 7:00PM

March 2015

VSA-AroundTheWorldIn80DaysVSA Presents: Around the World in 80 Days

VSA of Loudoun presents another sensational musical with an inclusive cast of all ages and abilities. Travel around the world with Phileas Fogg as he visits India, England, “The Wild West” and various other countries in this retelling of the classic novel.

Click to purchase tickets online: www.vsaloudoun.org

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7, 2015 @ 7:00PM

Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 2:00PM

Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14, 2015 @ 7:00PM

Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 2:00PM

Gallery CoffeehouseGallery Coffeehouse
Alex Little: Acoustic music

Our lobby gallery is the backdrop for our new performance series. Richmond musician and singer/songwriter Alex Little will perform acoustic guitar selections.
Tickets: $8 per person at the door. Coffee included.
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 6:30PM

LunasaLúnasa

Internationally recognized as the finest Irish instrumental band of recent times, Lúnasa has performed around the world, appearing at venues including the White House, the Hollywood Bowl and the Sydney Opera House. Now on tour from Ireland, Lúnasa is coming to Franklin Park to inaugurate a new tradition: a St. Patrick’s Day concert. Join us to hear the passion and virtuosity that has brought Lunasa to the forefront of authentic Celtic music.

This Gold Star performance is co-sponsored by Franklin Park Arts Center and Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.

Tickets: $55 for main section, $45 for rear section

Bob Brown Puppets: World on a StringBob Brown Puppets: World on a String

Visit some amazing places and puppet characters from Australia, China, The Congo, Egypt, France, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Ukraine and the good old USA. Bob Brown Puppets have been seen on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street!
Tickets: $5 All Seats. Pay at Door, Call to Reserve 540-338-7973
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Franklin Park Big BandFranklin Park Big Band

Franklin Park Big Band’s goal is to give local musicians a steady outlet to perform big band jazz, with music ranging from the Andrews Sisters to Michael Buble and everywhere in between. Currently the band contains 18 instrumentalists and 2 vocalists.

Tickets: $10 Individuals, $30 Families
Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 3:00PM Call to Reserve 540-338-7973

Gallery CoffeehouseGallery Coffeehouse
Readers Theater: Love, Loss and What I Wore

Our lobby Gallery is 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 sophistocated and cosmopolitan dramatic art that may make you laugh out loud or cry in the same night!
Tickets: $8 per person at the door. Coffee included.
Sunday March 22 @ 6:30

Jazz&COJazz&CO Dance

This outstanding group of dancers will present an uplifting evening of artistry and entertainment. Comprised of pre-professional dancers from the Loudoun School of Ballet, the company has a repertoire which ranges from hip hop to contemporary ballet, with works by resident and guest choreographers.

This weekend’s concerts benefit the Teri and Shari Malone Foundation. Sharon Mercke, Artistic Director.

Tickets: $12 Adult, $8 Senior/Student Pay at Door
Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 7:30PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 3:00 PM and 7:30PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 3:00PM

Gallery Coffeehouse: Poetry, Prose & Prompts

Our lobby Gallery is the backdrop for a new performance series. Share the gift of your words with fellow writers and other appreciative audience members in a low-key setting in the Franklin Park Arts Center gallery. No credentials required, and teen through adult writers are welcome. The only requirement is that content be suitable for a public audience.
Tickets: $8 per person at the door. Coffee included.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 6:30PM

April 2015

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

Gallery Coffeehouse: Alex Litttle: Acoustic music

Our lobby Gallery will be the backdrop for a new performance series. Richmond musician and singer/songwriter Alex Little will perform acoustic guitar selections. Coffee included.
Tickets: $8 per person at the door
Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 6:30PM

Carousel Puppets presents: Spring Fling

You will see bunnies, birds and a host of woodland creatures dancing their way into the season. Help the Jolly Frogs with their annual Frog Hop and clap along with the Bunny Hoppers, with a special appearance by Humpty Dumpty!
Tickets: $5/person Call to Reserve 540-338-7973
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Ballet Theater of Ashburn

The Ballet Theater of Ashburn will present a dance concert for the Malone Foundation.
Tickets: Call 703-723-8089 to reserve and for pricing.
Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Red MollyRed Molly

American powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for its gorgeous harmonies, musicianship, infectious song writing and warm stage presence. Laurie McAlister (bass) Abbie Gardner (Dobro) and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music: from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk, effortlessly blending their voices into their signature three part harmonies. Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, and Austin to Australia, Red Molly is now appearing at Franklin Park. Their latest CD, “The Red Album”, released in May 2014, was featured in USA Today.

Tickets: $35 for main section, $25 for rear section

A Gold Star Performance Sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.

May 2015

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!
Tickets: $23 Adult, $20 Senior/Student Email KarlahLouis@aol.com or call 540-751-9588
Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 8:00 PM Saturday, May 2, 2015 @8:00 PM Sunday, May 3, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

Footworks Percussive DanceFootworks 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.
Tickets: $18 Adults, $12 Seniors, $7 students, under 12 FREE www.LoudounSymphony.org
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.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

The Immortals

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

June 2015

The GullahThe Gullah

Circle Unbroken, 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

» View the schedule as published on webtrac.loudoun.gov