Please see the listings below; click on the show date to begin your ticket purchase. If you need assistance, feel free to call the Arts Center box office during regular business hours (M-F 9A-5P) at 540-338-7973
Independence Day at Franklin Park
Last Ham Standing
Tribute to Johnny Cash and 50 Years of Country Music
Tickets: $20 All Seats; Click Below to Buy Online.
Blue Sky Puppet Theatre:
Pre-show: One of the puppeteers teaches the audience the show’s theme song, “I want to Be Healthy, I want to Be Happy”. Bananas was written in partnership with the Children’s National Medical Center as part of their healthy kids/anti-obesity campaign and is loaded with audience participation.
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
The Growing Stage Theater Camp presents this popular musical with all your Peanuts Favorites–Lucy, Linus, Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
Last Ham Standing
The Growing Stage: Xanadu
Last Show of the Seniors’ Showcase!
The Sound of Music
The First Act: Teens Acting For A Difference presents the timeless Rogers and Hammerstein musical that is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.
$12 Donation to Tree of Life Ministries Call 540-338-7973 to reserve.
Barefoot Puppets: Ooey Gooey Poetry
Sometimes characters end up in sticky situations! Children’s literature is a true treasure trove. This lively puppet show for young audiences features timeless classics including The Three Little Kittens and Little Miss Muffet. Audiences also meet an entertaining circus worm (who meets an unfortunate fate!) and a young man named Jonathan who ate way too much cake. Shadow puppets, hand puppets, rod puppets, and even a humanette will delight families and children ages 3 & up.
Legally Blonde, The Musical
Thursday, August 21, at 8:00 pm
Friday, August 22 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 pm
Sound of Sleat
The Legendary Second City Tour Group plays at Franklin Park Arts Center for the very first time. See the comedy created by some of the biggest names in the biz—mixed up with brand spankin’ new sketches performed by the red-hot comedy talent of today. Warning: The Second City Tour Group says you’ll laugh ’til your face hurts!
The 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