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

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

The Buzz McCafferty Quartet with Toby HarrisThe Buzz McCafferty Quartet with Toby Harris

We begin a NEW! Jazz series with this American songbook vocal jazz group featuring Buzz McCafferty, vocals; Sam Carolla, drums; Guy Stevens, electric bass; Toby Harris, tenor sax, and Jerry Bresee on electric guitar.
Tickets: $15 All Seats. Click below to purchase online.

Autumn on the Shenandoah (c) Gwen Casey-HigginsArt Exhibit:
Blandy Sketch Group

13th Annual Blandy Sketch Group Art Show

The Blandy Sketch Group meets monthly at the Blandy Experimental Farm in Clarke County, home of the State Arboretum of Virginia.

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. Click Below to Buy Online

DinoRock Puppet ShowDinoRock Puppet show

Dinosaur Rock premiered at The Smithsonian Institution’s Discovery Theatre in 1984, and has been performed at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, The Luther Burbank Theatre in Santa Rosa, CA, and in theatres and museums in 39 states in between. Interactive and energetic show for children and grown-ups alike! Show theme to be announced soon.
Tickets: $5/person, Call to Reserve 540-338-7973
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am

Dream of a Good Death

In an evening of music and history, Clark Hansbarger’s Dream of a Good Death traces the arc of the Civil War from its beginning to its end. Part folk opera, part multi-media lecture, this cycle of original songs follows the trials, hopes, fears and sacrifices of Civil War soldiers as they struggle through the Union conquest of Port Royal, the fires in The Wilderness, the killing fields of Cold Harbor, and the long siege of Petersburg. Joining Clark onstage are some of the Shenandoah Valley’s finest Americana musicians, including Mike Jewell, Allen Kitselman, and Gary McGraw. A National Endowment of the Arts Fellow and A PEN Syndicated Fiction Award winner, Clark’s writing has been featured on National Public Radio’s The Sound of Writing and in magazines such as Shenandoah, Witness, Web del Sol, and The Gettysburg Review.
Call to Reserve tickets: 540-338-7973
Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Franklin 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 maintaining a dance folder of 140 professional charts (musical arrangements) and another 150 concert oriented charts. Franklin Park Big Band is a volunteer organization and thus limits its engagements to 10-12 per year.

Tickets: $10 All Seats. Call 540-338-7973 to Reserve.
Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday. October 12, 2014 @ 3:00PM

The CrawdaddiesThe Crawdaddies

The Crawdaddies are a very popular group from the East Coast whose music combines some of Louisiana’s Cajun / Zydeco / Blues sounds with North Eastern’s Roots Rock / Americana / Ska influences to create a very unique sound that is all its own. They had the crowd up on their feet at our July 4th concert at Franklin Park and you will be dancing too!
Tickets: $15 All Seats. Click Below to Buy Online

Loudoun School of Ballet’s JAZZ&CO Dance

The Loudoun School of Ballet’s JAZZ&CO Dance, a pre-professional contemporary dance company directed by Sharon Mercke, entertains audiences of all ages with lively performances that blend dance disciplines ranging from traditional jazz and musical theater to modern and lyrical dance, hip hop and contemporary ballet. JAZZ&CO Dance offers the intensive training and performance experience that prepares students for professional dance careers. Past company members have studied at the nation’s top dance programs (NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Alvin Ailey, Point Park University, Indiana University), and have established careers on Broadway, with Disney and Norwegian Cruise Lines, as dance company members, and as respected teachers and choreographers.
Tickets: $10 Adult, $7 Student/Senior. Call 540-338-7973 to Reserve
Friday, October 24, 2013 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, October 25, 2013 @ 3:00 and 7:30PM
Sunday, October 26, 2013 @ 3:00PM

Oliver!Main Street Theatre presents Oliver

Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted tale, and OLIVER! is just such a show. Based on the Dickens novel, it will engage you with its pathos and drama, while delighting you with its outstanding musical numbers. Food, Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy and Reviewing the Situation are musical theatre classics. Dickens’ characters are brought to life — perhaps larger than life — with all their facets glowing in this Main Street Theater production.
Tickets: $23 Adult, $20 Senior/ Student To reserve contact karlahlouis@aol.com or call 540-751-9588
Friday, October 31, 2014 @8:00 pm

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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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