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December 2019

InTune Music Studio: Winter Recital

Sunday, Dec 01, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Dec 01, 2019 4:00pm

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Join the students and faculty of InTune Music Studios for their annual Winter Recital. 

Tickets: $10, free (children 3 and under)

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Sunday, Dec 01, 2019 4:00pm

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A Chanticleer Christmas

Unwrap holiday magic as Chanticleer returns to the Hylton Center to usher in the season with a festive program of Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, gospel melodies, and Christmas carols. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yo...Read More

2019 Annual Messiah Sing-A-Long

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Osbourn Park High School

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Students from Osbourn Park (OP), Patriot, and Brentsville district high schools join forces under the direction of OP’s Choir Director, Dominick Izzo, for their annual Messiah Sing-A-Long.  An all-student choir and orchestra with professional soloists perform Handel’s timeless masterpiec...Read More

Creative & Performing Arts Center: Langston Hughes' Black Nativity

Friday, Dec 06, 2019 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: The Creative and Performing Arts Center (CAPAC)

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Creative & Performing Arts Center (CAPAC) ushers in the holidays with a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ wrapped in a modern and soul-stirring classic. More than just a musical, this joyous theater experience depicts Christmas through the lens of African-American culture, articul...Read More

Mason Opera: Offenbach's Mesdames de la Halle

Friday, Dec 06, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 07, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec 07, 2019 8:00pm

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Music by Jacques Offenbach, Libretto by Armand Lapointe

Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with Mason Opera and its exciting December production of Mesdames de la Halle, a comic one-act opérette bouffe by Jacques Offenbach, with libretto by Armand Lapointe. First performed in Paris...Read More

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Story Time

Saturday, Dec 07, 2019 3:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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Usher in the holidays with this beloved family concert for all ages! George Pekarsky, high school violinist and concertmaster of the American Youth Philharmonic, performs Sarasate’s captivating Carmen Fantasy. The concert concludes with the MSO’s exclusive Indoor Ligh...Read More

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Sunday, Dec 08, 2019 4:00pm

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A Celtic Family Christmas

This musical powerhouse couple opens a window into their festive family traditions with a rollicking afternoon of Celtic music, lively step dancing, and heartwarming family stories. Cape Breton’s own Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, alon...Read More

Gallery Exhibition: John Grunwell

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 10:00am


December 10 – ­ January 18

Situated within the traditions of multiple art traditions, the Entelechies represent an effort to explore the forces that have shaped our Universe. Whereas artists such as Mondrian and Pollack embraced abstraction to express spiritual ideas, the Entelechies ins...Read More

Swing Machine: 7th Annual Christmas Extravaganza!

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 7:30pm

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Swing Machine Big Band gets the holiday season off to a jazzy start with blazing brass, thumping beats and traditional Christmas tunes whipped up into a boogie-woogie frenzy!  This is the 18-piece band's 7th Annual Christmas concert, featuring members of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the A...Read More

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 8:00pm

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’ as the American Festival Pops Orchestra ushers in the season with its annual holiday concert. A beloved tradition at the Hylton Center, the uplifting evening includes treasured classics like Lero...Read More

Prince William Little Theatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 7:00pm
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 2:00pm
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 7:00pm
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology
Presented By: Prince William Little Theatre

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When Charlie Brown becomes overwhelmed by the materialism he witnesses during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests he direct the school Christmas pageant. Accepting the challenge, Charlie Brown works to restore proper holiday spirit and turns to Linus for help with finding the true meanin...Read More

Manassas Chorale: Resounding Joy

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 7:30pm

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Embrace the spirit of the season through joyful carols and festive songs! Familiar tunes and exciting, new arrangements are accompanied by the Chorale’s live orchestra.  Add candlelight selections and you’ve got an evening to remember!

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Asaph Dance Ensemble: Clara's Christmas/Handel's Messiah

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 3:30pm
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 7:30pm

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Clara’s Christmas is the inspiring interpretation of the traditional ballet, The Nutcracker.  This performance highlights the true meaning of Christmas and will create holiday season memories that last year-round. Back by popular demand, also on the program is Handel's "Messiah" choreogr...Read More

Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 7:30pm
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 7:30pm
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 3:00pm
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 3:00pm
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 7:30pm
Monday, Dec 23, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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Alert for Buying Tickets Online: Some customers are experiencing delays when purchasing tickets online. We are working with the vendor to resolve this issue. Please call the Hylton Center Ticket Office at 703-993-7759 or the Manassas Ballet Theatre Ticket Office at 7...Read More

December 2019

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