July 2021

Gallery Exhibition: Changing Landscapes: The Digital Age, Encroachment, and Eventual Outcomes

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 10:00am

Changing Landscapes: The Digital Age, Encroachment, and Eventual Outcomes

Tuesday, August 31 – Sunday, October 10, 2021

 “The Digital Age has brought upon us a binary kaleidoscope fog blanketing both perception and reality.  I think of my artwork as not only beyond the fog, but also behind the curta... Read more

Arts Alive! 2021

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 12:00pm

A co-production of the Prince William County Arts Council and Hylton Performing Arts Center,  this annual family-friendly arts festival features Prince William County Arts Council members and other community performers and fine artists. Enjoy hands-on activities for all ages, multiple stages of perf... Read more

Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Ukulele Workshop Series Fall 2021

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021 7:00pm


Have you always wanted to try the ukulele? Musicians of all skill levels are invited to try one of ours in seven weeks of workshops with Glen McCarthy, instructor at the Mason Community Arts Academy and at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the Veteran community thro... Read more

Hylton on the Hill

The U.S. Army Band Downrange

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 4:00pm

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Join The U.S. Army Band Downrange for a free celebratory concert to kick off the 2021-2022 Hylton Center season. Downrange is a part of the most prestigious military band in the U.S. Army ... Read more

Hylton on the Hill

Bumper Jacksons

Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 4:00pm

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Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful styl... Read more

Queen of People's Hearts

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 7:00pm

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Angela Knight Music Productions presents this brand new musical that brings one of the most beloved figures of our time to life: Diana, the Princess of Wales.  From her privileged yet obscure beginnings to her untimely death in the streets of Paris, this compelling score of contemporary,... Read more

Hylton on the Hill

The Grascals

Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 4:00pm

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Straight from Nashville, The Grascals, make their debut appearance at the Hylton Center with a lively outdoor performance filled with Bluegrass and classic country tunes. This six-piece band won over audiences at the Grand Ole Opry with their blend of modern sophistication steeped in tra... Read more

Hylton on the Hill

Carly Harvey’s Kiss & Ride

Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 4:00pm

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2021 Wammie Award-winning artist Carly Harvey leads the energetic ensemble Kiss & Ride in a lively fusion of original music, blues classics, and unique arrangements of pop favorites for their Hylton on the Hill outdoor performance. Based in Washington, D.C., Carly Harvey’s rich and emoti... Read more

Prince William Little Theatre: Dial "M" for Murder

Friday, Oct 08, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 09, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 2:00pm
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 2:00pm

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Set in the early 1950’s in London, England, tennis pro Tony Wendice marries beautiful Margot, who has exactly what Tony loves: beauty and money. The suspenseful plot thickens as Tony schemes to murder his wife for her money and an American mystery writer, plus a cool, inquisitive investi... Read more

Manassas Chorale: The Roaring ‘20s – Then and Now

Saturday, Oct 09, 2021 7:30pm

Join the 100-voice Chorale, its smaller Ensemble, and the top choirs from select local high schools as they celebrate popular tunes from the 1920s, as well as favorite stage and screen melodies of 2020.

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Hylton Presents

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Classics Declassified

Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 2:00pm

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Uncover the mysteries behind some of the most familiar piano works by Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and more in Classics Declassified. Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel acts as your musical detective and guide to unlock the intrigue and beauty of Beethoven’s “Farewell So... Read more

Gallery Exhibition: Carroll Sockwell

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 10:00am

Grey Compositions

Tuesday, October 12 – Sunday, November 14, 2021

Carroll Sockwell (1943-1992) was a prominent figure in the Washington, DC art scene in the 1970’s. Often using the simplest of tools--pencil, charcoal, and pastel; Sockwell was an internationally acknowledged master of non-representat... Read more

Manassas Ballet Theatre: Dracula

Friday, Oct 15, 2021 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 3:00pm

Streaming begins Oct. 30

Manassas Ballet Theatre (MBT) returns to Merchant Hall for a thrilling 2021-22 season, starting with the chilling classic, Dracula. This dramatic and seductive production transports the audience to Transylvania after dark where the taste of blood promises eternal youth. The ... Read more

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Back to the Classics

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 7:30pm

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO) returns to Merchant Hall with a program featuring classical music royalty. With a few months left in Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, the MSO celebrates with acclaimed violinist, Emil Chudnovsky, performing Beethoven's extraordinary Violin Concerto in D Major... Read more

Hylton Presents

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8:00pm

Swingin’ with the Met

Calling all Jitterbugs! Come celebrate the Big Band Era with the coolest cats in town, Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Artistic Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this distinguished ensemble comprising the most remarkable jazz performers in the... Read more

Sistas the Musical

Saturday, Nov 06, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 06, 2021 7:00pm
Sunday, Nov 07, 2021 3:00pm
Friday, Nov 12, 2021 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 7:00pm

<span data-contrast="auto">After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s, through the Girl Groups of the ‘60s, to the empowerment o... Read more

Mason Fall New Dances Concert

Friday, Nov 12, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 8:00pm

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Step out of this cool autumn weather and into a performance filled with diverse choreography and talented dancers. Join us in supporting the School of Dance as we present Fall: New Dances. 

Tickets: $15 full, $10 students, staff and seniors, $7 groups of 10 or more. 

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Hylton Presents

The War and Treaty

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 7:00pm

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A Concert Celebrating Veterans and the Arts

Drawing on traditional folk, country, R&B, and spirituals, The War and Treaty have earned praise for their dynamic and passionate performances. Named Americana Music Awards 2019 Emerging Act of the year, this husband-and-wife duo of Mich... Read more

Gallery Exhibition: Zia Palmer

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021 10:00am

Women of the Same Blood

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – Sunday, January 9, 2022

Zia Palmer is an artist, photographer, archivist, and family historian based in the D.C. metro area. Through analog photographic processes, Palmer records the often slow changes in communities, landscapes, and architecture,... Read more

Mason Opera Performance

Friday, Nov 19, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 3:00pm

Please join Mason Opera for our production of Pauline  Viardot's  charming and lyrical Cendrillon, a telling of the Cinderella story with a distinctly French flair. The composer has gained much attention recently, and her works are being rediscovered and reevaluated in the light of her remarkable ca... Read more

Virginia National Ballet: The Nutcracker

Friday, Nov 26, 2021 2:00pm
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 6:30pm

Usher in the holidays with Virginia National Ballet’s (VNB) popular annual production of The Nutcracker! This professional, full-length version features outstanding international soloists and professional students from VNB’s school, beautiful choreography, and magical sets and costumes.  VNB’s encha... Read more

Northern Virginia Ballet & Academy of Russian Ballet: The Nutcracker

Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 6:00pm

<span data-contrast="auto">Start your holiday season off with Northern Virginia Ballet & Academy of Russian Ballet’s traditional production of this beloved classic ballet.  Join Clara on her enchanted journey through waltzing snowflakes and the kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.  Exquisite costuming, ... Read more

Hylton Presents

A Chanticleer Christmas

Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 4:00pm

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It would not be the holidays without Chanticleer gracing the stage at Merchant Hall with their singular harmonic blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass. Welcome back our favorite holiday treat, spreading peace, joy, and a cappella with their festive holiday program, ... Read more

Osbourn Park High School

2021 Annual Messiah Sing-A-Long

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 7:00pm
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Mason School of Dance

Mason Dance Innovations Concert

Thursday, Dec 02, 2021 8:00pm
Friday, Dec 03, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 8:00pm

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Dance Innovations is a showcase of new dances by George Mason University's School of Dance. 

Tickets: $15 full, $10 students, staff and seniors, $7 groups of 10 or more. 

Tickets will go on sale in August.

Free Tickets for Mason Students

A limited quantity of free student tickets wi... Read more

Manassas Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Color and Light

Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 3:30pm

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) annual family concert tradition continues with an exploration of musical colors and features Fairfax High School junior flute soloist, Irina Lin, performing Charles Griffes’ Poem. Audiences will also enjoy the world premiere of Virginia composer Jonathan Romeo... Read more

Hylton Presents

Jane Lynch’s A Swingin’ Little Christmas

Sunday, Dec 05, 2021 7:00pm

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Featuring Kate Flannery, Tim Davis, and the Tony Guerrero Quintet

What if two of your favorite comedy mavens decided to partner up for a hilarious, surprisingly tuneful Christmas cabaret spectacular? Genius! A Swingin’ Little Christmas stars Jane Lynch (Glee’s Sue Sylvester, The M... Read more

Hylton Presents

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Friday, Dec 10, 2021 8:00pm

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

Ding-dong, ding-dong, Christmas bells are ringing. Gather with the American Festival Pops Orchestra and special guests for its annual Holiday Pops concert, which is sure to make spirits bright! A beloved tradition with our audiences, this heartwar... Read more

Prince William Little Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Touring Version)

Friday, Dec 10, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 7:00pm
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 2:00pm
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 7:00pm
Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 2:00pm

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The classic story of the mean-spirited, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life in this cautionary tale about money and happiness. One cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge finds himself alone and visited by three spirits who show Scrooge his last chance to escape a horrible fate. The Touring Versi... Read more

Manassas Chorale: Sing Gloria!

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 7:30pm

Get into the spirit of the season with the full Chorale and its 20-piece live orchestra in this popular concert of festive carols and popular holiday songs the whole family will enjoy! 

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Asaph Dance Ensemble: Handel’s Messiah & The Nutcracker: Clara’s Christmas

Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 3:30pm
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 7:30pm

The Nutcracker: Clara’s Christmas is an original and inspiring interpretation of the traditional ballet, this production weaves the true meaning of Christmas into the classic story of Clara, the Nutcracker, and the land of sweets. This performance will create holiday season memories that will last y... Read more

Manassas Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 7:30pm
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 3:00pm
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 7:30pm
Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 3:00pm
Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021 3:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 3:00pm
Thursday, Dec 23, 2021 3:00pm

Streaming begins December  24

Northern Virginia’s popular production of The Nutcracker returns for eight performances in this 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 m... Read more

Hylton Presents

The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, Feb 05, 2022 8:00pm

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Lech Walesa Freedom Tour
Wojciech Rodek, conductor
Pawel  Wakarecy, pianist

Lutoslawski: Mala Suite
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, The Great

Traveling far from the thriving cultural hotspot in Gdansk on the Baltic Sea, the Polish Wieniawski Philharmo... Read more

Hylton Presents

Ballet Hispánico

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 8:00pm

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Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years

Founded 50 years ago by National Medal of Arts recipient, Tina Ramírez, Ballet Hispánico is a renowned Latinx dance organization and was recently recognized by the Ford Foundation as one of America’s Cultural Treasures. B... Read more

Hylton Family Series

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 1:00pm
Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 4:00pm

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Direct from the Vegas Strip, the Hylton Center welcomes Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. The whole family will be awe-struck by the juggling feats of Gregory Popovich along with the circus tricks of his adorable and spotlight-stealing furry and feathered friends. A fifth-generation ci... Read more

Hylton Presents

L.A. Theatre Works: Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 8:00pm

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Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director
By Gregg Oppenheimer

Lucy’s biggest scheme ever? Persuading the CBS studio heads to air I Love Lucy in the first place! Stroll down memory lane in this behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s best-loved TV shows of all time. From 1951... Read more

Matinee Idylls

Lena Seikaly Trio

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 1:30pm

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Called “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), jazz vocalist and Washington, D.C.-area native Lena Seikaly performs a sumptuous afternoon of jazz standards. Her rich mezzo-soprano voice is not only making waves locally, b... Read more

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Amadeus!

Saturday, Mar 05, 2022 7:30pm

Brian Woods, praised for his thoughtful and dynamic performances, joins the Manassas Symphony Orchestra for an all-things-Mozart concert to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major. Tchaikovsky’s homage Suite No. 4 (“Mozartiana”) opens the concert and Mozart’s engaging Symphony No. 38 (“Prague”) c... Read more

Hylton Presents

Velocity Irish Dance

Sunday, Mar 06, 2022 4:00pm

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Get ready for Velocity Irish Dance, a high-octane celebration of the past, the present, and—most especially—the future of Irish dance. In their exhilarating performance, two dancing wunderkinds—James Devine (the Guinness World Record holder for the Fastest Feet in the World) and D... Read more

Manassas Ballet Theatre: Gaite Parisienne & More!

Friday, Mar 11, 2022 7:30pm
Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 7:30pm
Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 3:00pm

Streaming begins March 26

Full of amorous flirtation and fun, Gaite Parisienne is a one-act ballet first presented in 1938 by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. Set to the back drop of a popular Parisian club, vibrant characters of the day gather for a night of danci... Read more

Prince William Little Theatre: Sister Act

Friday, Mar 11, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 2:00pm
Friday, Mar 18, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 2:00pm

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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 outrageous d... Read more

Manassas Chorale: Wonder, Love and Praise

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 7:30pm

The Chorale joins forces with the Voices United Workshop Choir, a guest clinician, and a lively orchestra to “raise the roof” in this annual concert of sacred music that includes toe-tapping spirituals, beautiful melodies, and stunning arrangements.  

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Hylton Family Series

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 1:00pm
Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 4:00pm

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Bluegrass and American roots music fans, bring your youngins’ to experience the down-home Americana folk music you love with the GRAMMY Award-winning duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. Long before the duo won four Parents’ Choice Awards, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing grew up as chil... Read more

Hylton Presents

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Storytelling in Tones

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 2:00pm

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Become a classical music insider with virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel. Popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike, his unique “concerts with commentary” format gives the story behind the music. In this concert, Siegel explores enchanting musical narratives by Franz Sc... Read more

Hylton Family Series

Paddington Gets in a Jam

Sunday, Apr 03, 2022 1:00pm
Sunday, Apr 03, 2022 4:00pm

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Paddington is in the kitchen cooking up a batch of his favorite jam when he runs out of sugar! He goes next door to borrow a cup from his neighbor, Mr. Curry, who is frantically preparing for a visitor. Paddington volunteers to help, leading to hilarious chaos. Will Paddington be ... Read more

Matinee Idylls

Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022 1:30pm

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Virginia Opera returns with a passion-infused afternoon filled with drama, poetry, history, and romance. A small group of opera singers perform beloved arias, duets, and ensembles selected from recent and upcoming Virginia Opera productions. Experience rising opera stars performin... Read more

Asaph Dance Ensemble: Thoughts of Spring: Mixed Program

Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 3:00pm

A lively and thought-provoking mixed program, Asaph’s Director, Daniel Faudree, creates an artistic offering that combines the light-hearted with the heartfelt as an old favorite is brought back to life while bringing new and exciting works to the stage.

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Hylton Presents


Sunday, Apr 24, 2022 4:00pm

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Air Play

Umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, giant balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage with a spectacle the whole family will enjoy! Without words, the Acrobuffos enrapture audiences with a beautiful visualization of air itself. This physical co... Read more

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 8:00pm

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Known globally for his Tony Award-winning performance as Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, Broadway superstar Leslie Odom, Jr. presents a thrilling concert for the Hylton Center's 12th Anniversary Gala! Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted performer whose career spans theater, televi... Read more

Matinee Idylls

John Bullard

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 1:30pm

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Featuring Markus Compton

In a delightfully unusual pairing, banjoist John Bullard and pianist Markus Compton perform folk-classical fusion music. The charming blend of sound harkens back to the combination of harpsichord and lute, transforming the works of Bach and Vivaldi with th... Read more

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Reflection and Hope

Saturday, May 07, 2022 7:30pm

Colgan High School senior Angelina Seamster has been playing cello with the Manassas Symphony Orchestra since the 8th grade. Miss Seamster returns as a guest soloist to perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major. The orchestra closes the concert and its 21-22 season with Beethoven’s own favorit... Read more

Hylton Presents

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Broadway’s Best

Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00pm

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Featuring Lisa Vroman

The American Festival Pops Orchestra presents a musical tribute to Broadway in an evening of popular melodies, timeless ballads, and nostalgic favorites. Enjoy an evening of popular Broadway melodies, timeless ballads, and nostalgic favorites. Maestro Anthony... Read more

Manassas Ballet Theatre: Cinderella

Friday, May 20, 2022 7:30pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 3:00pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 7:30pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022 7:30pm

Streaming begins June 4

The magic of Cinderella closes out Manassas Ballet Theatre’s (MBT) 2021-22 season. Performed by MBT for only the second time in the company’s history, this fairytale ballet celebrates one of the most famous happily ever after stories ever told. A lush production set to the mu... Read more

Manassas Chorale: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Friday, Jun 03, 2022 7:30pm

Take a musical journey with the Chorale, its smaller ensemble, orchestra, and the Greater Manassas Children’s Choir for an evening of music that features “time" as a central theme (songs include “Yesterday,” “Today,” and “Tomorrow.”)  Student singers in Grades 2-8 join adults in this moving performa... Read more

July 2021