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The Hot Sardines

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8:00pm

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The 2019–2020 season opens with an evening of sensational entertainment by this hot New York-based jazz ensemble group known for their brassy horn arrangements, rip-roaring piano tunes, and smoky vocals. “The charismatic front-runners of vintage jazz” (The Guardian), The Hot Sardi...Read More


Larry, Steve, and Rudy - The Gatlin Brothers

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 7:00pm

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Welcome country and gospel music legends Larry, Steve, and Rudy—The Gatlin Brothers to the Merchant Hall stage in a special Hylton Center Extra! performance. Their storybook careers began in the small town of Abilene, Texas in 1955, when Larry was 6, Steve was 4, and Rudy was 2. Inspired by ...Read More


The Second City

Friday, Oct 04, 2019 8:00pm

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Greatest Hits (Vol. 59)

There is nothing quite like live sketch comedy, especially when it’s performed by the renowned satirists of The Second City. Prepare for laugh-out-loud entertainment that zings with spontaneity and good fun. For 60 years, the hilarious troupe that inspired ...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Spellbinding Bach

Saturday, Oct 05, 2019 2:00pm

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Become a classical music insider with Jeffrey Siegel, virtuoso pianist and consummate storyteller at this concert full of the glorious, captivating music of the ever-popular J.S. Bach. In demand with classical music lovers and newcomers alike, this unique “concert with commentary”...Read More


Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 4:00pm
Monday, Oct 07, 2019 10:30am

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Lightwire Theater Company

Calling all space enthusiasts! Lightwire Theater Company uses glow-in-the dark puppets, electro-luminescent wire, movement, and dance to present a visually stunning theatrical experience that is out of this world. In an imaginative story without words, jo...Read More


Prince William Little Theatre: Judgement at Nuremberg

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 2:00pm
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology
Presented By: Prince William Little Theatre

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This play centers around a military tribunal before which four Nazi judges stand accused of crimes against humanity. Themes addressed include non-combatant war crimes against a civilian population, the Holocaust, and examines the post-World War II geopolitical complexity of the ac...Read More


Manassas Chorale: Broadway's Best

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7:30pm

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Magical melodies find their way from NYC’s Great White Way to Merchant Hall in this showcase of famous Broadway tunes. The full 100-voice Chorale, its smaller Ensemble, and the top choirs from select local high schools perform favorites from a variety of musicals in this sensation...Read More


Matt Haimovitz with Simone Dinnerstein

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 2:00pm

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Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Glass: Partita No. 2 for Solo Cello
Glass: Mad Rush for Solo Piano
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2

Marking Ludwig van Beethoven’s upcoming 250th birthday in 2020, this sublime concert juxtaposes this cl...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: Jazz in Motion

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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Manassas Ballet Theatre opens its season with a sultry night of dance set to contemporary and classic jazz tunes in Jazz In Motion, a collaboration with the Kim Reynolds Band and vocalist Mark Luna that blends original contemporary choreography with jazz standards, original jazz w...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Terra Voce

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 12:30pm

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Featuring Maria Yefimova, piano

Join the flute-cello duo Terra Voce for a refreshing afternoon concert of chamber music treats. Comprised of flutist Elizabeth Brightbill and cellist Andrew Gabbert, Terra Voce is known for its eclectic and genre-expanding programs that mix classica...Read More


Cirque Mei

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 8:00pm

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Elite Circus Artists and Acrobats from the Hebei Province, China 

Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this ensemble of elite circus performers thrills young and old alike with their amazing feats of agility, strength, and poise. This spectacular performance is a colorful a...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Innovative Brilliance

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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The Manassas Symphony season opens with David Pedraza, principal viola of the Symphony of the Americas, performing William Walton’s Concerto for Viola. Also included, Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 in E minor, the first symphony written by an African American woman to have been p...Read More


Bumper Jacksons

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 8:00pm

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The Bumper Jacksons create a unique fusion of bluegrass and big-brass that’s all their own, inspired by early American traditions and interwoven with their original impulses. They paint the story of America from New Orleans jazz halls to Appalachian campfires featuring potent voca...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Brass 5

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 12:30pm

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The Art of Fun

Virginia’s own Brass 5 will charm with a lively and fun concert that shines with playful banter and impressive musical range. The virtuosic quintet, with founder Gerald Pope on trumpet, Brian Quakenbush on trumpet, Rodney Overstreet on horn, Ed Griffin on trombone, ...Read More


Taj Express

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 8:00pm

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The Bollywood Musical Revue

This international sensation explodes onstage with the look and feel of the Indian Bollywood movies that have been entertaining people around the globe for generations. Taj Express follows the story of one man’s passion and another’s genius, and is pack...Read More


Circo Comedia

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 4:00pm

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In the tradition of the Quebec Circus, Circo Comedia brings thrills, comedy, stunts, magic, and eccentricity to delight and amaze the whole family. Direct from Montreal, “straight man” Jean Saucier juggles, cycles, balances, and performs magic atop dizzying heights, while Patrick ...Read More


The Crooked Road On Tour

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 8:00pm

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With New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters and Martha Spencer

Take a journey along The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail with the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters and Martha Spencer in a concert of mountain music and dancing that celebrates Southwest Virginia’s rich musical t...Read More


Aquila Theatre: The Odyssey

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 7:00pm

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Aquila Theatre presents a breathtaking new dramatic adaptation of Homer’s epic The Odyssey. The story centers on Odysseus, the Greek military mastermind behind the Trojan War. Once he claims victory after a decade-long war, he sets sail for home desperate to reunite with his dear ...Read More


Chanticleer

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 Yorker), this su...Read More


CAPAC: 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)

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, articulated by Langston Hughes’ poetic narrative, scrip...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 Light and Music S...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, along with their s...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 Leroy Anderson’s “...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...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!

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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Asaph Dance Ensemble: Clara's Christmas

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

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. 

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

This performance is family friendly.

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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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Northern Virginia’s popular production of The Nutcracker returns in a festive holiday celebration. Sweet Clara, naughty Fritz, dancing dolls, Drosselmeyer, and the Nutcracker Prince embark on a dreamy journey of fantasy and sweets. Enjoy this magical performance for all ages, feat...Read More


The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Jan 31, 2020 8:00pm

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Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Vladimir Lande, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Pavel Milyukov, violin

Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture to The Tzar's Bride
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Led by Russian-American Vladimir Lande, winner...Read More


Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 8:00pm

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Ellington, Basie, and Bird

Travel back to the swinging Big Band era with Northern Virginia’s favorite jazz ensemble as they celebrate the jazz greats of the 20th century in a high energy concert. In Ellington, Basie, and Bird, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra performs a program that fe...Read More


The Rainbow Fish

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 1:00pm
Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 4:00pm

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Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Dive under the sea into the shimmering and colorful world of The Rainbow Fish with this heartwarming stage adaption of Marcus Pfister’s treasured storybook as well as two of his companion tales Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. The s...Read More


Kevin Burt and Big Medicine

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 8:00pm

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Fresh from winning three awards at the 2018 International Blues Challenge, singer, guitarist, and harmonica player, Kevin Burt, performs a soul-stirring evening of rich and rootsy blues. A self-taught musician from the heart of Midwest, Kevin shines on stage, winning audiences ove...Read More


National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2:00pm

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Volodymyr Sirenko, conductor
Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano

Mykola Lysenko: Overture to Taras Bulba
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Dvorák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Celebrating their Jubilee 100th concert season, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukrai...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Tidewater Guitar Quartet

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 12:30pm

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Brighten your day with the energizing classical guitar ensemble, Tidewater Guitar Quartet. The talented foursome, comprising Sam Dorsey, Cliff Morris, John Boyles, and Todd Holcomb, come from the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra, one of the only orchestras of its kind in North America. ...Read More


Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Friday, Mar 06, 2020 8:00pm

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Experience the pageantry and elegance of classical ballet with the Russian National Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. The whole family will be charmed by this age-old tale of the redemptive power of true love. When the evil fairy Carabosse isn’t invited to the royal chri...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: American Idols

Saturday, Mar 07, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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The MSO showcases three great American composers: Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and Howard Hanson. Copland’s Quiet City evokes scenes of New York in the early 20th century, while Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story captures the rhythmic fervor of NYC in the early...Read More


MILOS

Sunday, Mar 08, 2020 4:00pm

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The Voice of the Guitar 

Chart topping, classical guitar phenom MILOŠ makes his debut at the Hylton Center in a thrilling concert that charts the guitar’s evolution and its impact on music for the past 300 years. With his unsurpassed technical mastery, Miloš Karadaglic performs Sp...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: Les Sylphides and More

Friday, Mar 13, 2020 7:30pm
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 7:30pm
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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Manassas Ballet Theater presents Les Sylphides, a ballet blanc widely thought of as the first ballet to be created about mood and without a storyline. The professional MBT company dancers are accompanied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra in a performance that presents a fre...Read More


Prince William Little Theatre: Sister Act

Friday, Mar 13, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 2:00pm
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 20, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology
Presented By: Prince William Little Theatre

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This feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film has audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is placed in protective custody where she is the least likely to be found: a convent! Filled with gospel music and outrag...Read More


Manassas Chorale: One Voice, Many Voices

Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 7:30pm

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The Manassas Chorale and the Voices United Workshop Choir join forces for a breathtaking evening of sacred music. Led by Artistic Director Becky Verner and a nationally-known guest clinician, over 150 singers will raise the roof in this celebratory program. Marvel at the united ef...Read More


Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 2:00pm

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This joyous company comes direct from Mexico to share its country’s rich cultural gifts of dance, music, folklore, and costumes. In this spellbinding performance, Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano showcases its country’s finest music and dance, pulsating with h...Read More


Broadway Princess Party

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 4:00pm

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Starring Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Courtney Reed

Dust off your tiaras and head for this charming concert in which three of Broadway’s original and most beloved princesses perform their signature songs as well as many other treasured musical theater numbers. Two-time Tony nomine...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 12:30pm

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A Taste of Opera

Whet your appetite for opera with an inspired program of musical delights performed by some of Virginia Opera’s most talented artists. Soprano Laquita Mitchell, Mezzo-soprano Leah Heater, Tenor Brian Cheney, and Baritone Marco Nisticò—from the opera company’s 2020...Read More


I Draw Slow

Saturday, Apr 04, 2020 8:00pm

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Appalachia meets the Emerald Isle with the energetic Dublin ensemble I Draw Slow. Fusing American folk and Irish storytelling traditions, I Draw Slow is shaking up the alternative country-bluegrass music scene with their thoughtful lyrics, close harmonies, and innovative instrumen...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: The Joyous Music of Beethoven

Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 2:00pm

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Enjoy the classics with Jeffrey Siegel, virtuoso pianist and brilliant storyteller, in his popular “concerts with commentary” performances. Celebrate the 250th birthday year of an iconic composer’s most uplifting music. Siegel performs an all-Beethoven program including the humoro...Read More


Asaph Dance Ensemble:

Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 4:00pm
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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 8:00pm

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The Hylton Center welcomes banjo superstars Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn in a special concert sure to captivate, with their unique mix of alternative bluegrass that is both familiar and boundary-pushing. The husband and wife duo, who met at a square dance, are each banjo icons in their ow...Read More


The Okee Dokee Brothers

Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 1:00pm
Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 4:00pm

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Bluegrass and American roots music fans, bring your youngin’ to experience the down-home Americana folk music you love with the four-time Parents’ Choice Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers. Long before the duo won four Parents’ Choice Awards, Joe Mailander ...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: From the Old World and New

Saturday, May 09, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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Manassas Symphony’s season closes with the return of piano soloist Joseph Kingma playing Beethoven’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor. Advanced string players from local schools join the MSO for a finale of Antonín Dvorak’s glorious Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”.

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Manassas Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote

Friday, May 15, 2020 7:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:30pm
Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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MBT’s season closes with the sensational and spicy, classical ballet Don Quixote. Set in Barcelona and known in the ballet world as “Don Q,” this work incorporates all of the critical elements – longing, love, loss, and in the end, a wedding! The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra ...Read More


Manassas Chorale: My Favorite Decade!

Friday, May 29, 2020 7:30pm

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Join the Manassas Chorale and the Greater Manassas Children’s Choir in a showcase of music from across the decades. Listen for your favorites in this musical time machine of melodies and harmonies that have stood the test of time.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

This perfo...Read More