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Beginning October 18, 2021, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is required for all audience members. Details here.

October 2021

Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Songwriting Series for Military Kids Fall 2021

Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 1:00pm
Off Campus Location

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Join us in-person at Mason Community Arts Academy and George Mason University’s Fairfax campus for a six-week series designed for military kids and teenagers where they will learn songwriting skills in a collaborative, safe environment. Students may bring melo... Read more

Hylton on the Hill

Carly Harvey’s Kiss & Ride

Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 4:00pm
Hylton Parking Lot, Science and Technology Campus, Beacon Hall, 1011, Pre-function Lobby, Science and Technology Campus, West Side Campus Field and Hill, Science and Technology Campus

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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

Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Ukulele Workshop Series Fall 2021

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

Registration for this workshop has now closed.

At the end of the series, we will also offer a bonus workshop! If you have always wanted to sing and play the ukulele - but aren't feeling quite ready, get tips on how to improve your singing technique and your confidence in a bonus workshop on Zoom Nov... Read more

Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: Revenge and The Tempest

Wednesday, Oct 06, 2021 10:30am

“This Thing of Darkness I Do Acknowledge Mine”: Revenge and The Tempest

Speaker: Joyce Johnston

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org

The deposed Duke of Milan, betrayed by his own brother, has survived by buil... 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 Twenties – Then and Now

Saturday, Oct 09, 2021 7:30pm

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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 stories behind some of the most familiar piano works by Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and more. In Classics Declassified, Jeffrey Siegel acts as your musical detective and guide to unlock the intrigue and beauty of enchanting musical narratives by Mozart, Chopin,... 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, D.C. art scene in the 1970’s. Often using the simplest of tools--pencil, charcoal, and pastel, Sockwell was an internationally acknowledged master of non-represent... Read more

Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: A Lecture on the Play, “Dial M for Murder”

Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 1:30pm

Speaker: Susy Moorstein

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org

In this lecture, Susy Moorstein, director of Dial M for Murder, will share how a small community theater group produces a first rate performance. She... Read more

Manassas Ballet Theatre: Dracula

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

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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 eterna... Read more

Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: Sphinx Virtuosi – ZOOM CLASS

Monday, Oct 18, 2021 1:30pm
Virtual Event

Speaker: Members of Sphinx Virtuosi

This Zoom event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org 

Sphinx Virtuosi is a Detroit-based chamber music orchestra dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music. ... Read more

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Back to the Classics

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 7:30pm

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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 Concert... Read more

ARTfactory: Sweeney Todd

Friday, Oct 22, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 4:00pm
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 4:00pm

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NOTES: This performance contains R-rated content and is not appropriate for children.

The cast of Sweeney Todd will wear face coverings throughout the performance.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against ... Read more

CANCELED: US Navy Band: Awakenings

Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 3:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Navy Band Concert has to be postponed to a later date.

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Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: Embracing Police Reform

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 1:30pm

Speaker: Prince William County Chief of Police, Peter Newsham

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org 

Prince William County Chief of Police Peter Newsham will discuss police reform through the lens of 2021 and wh... Read more

Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: Lecture on Swingin’ with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Friday, Oct 29, 2021 10:30am

Speaker: Jim Carroll

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org

In this lecture, Jim Carroll, Artistic Director for the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, shares the history of this distinguished ensemble comprising the mo... Read more

Hylton Presents

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8:00pm

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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 perfor... Read more

Axial Dance: Scary Talented!

Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 12:30pm

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Join Axial Dance for Scary Talented, A Halloween Spooktacular!  Don your favorite Halloween costume and help Axial Dance celebrate the spookiest day of the year. Witches, bats, ghosts, zombies, and more take the stage in this family-friendly Halloween dance recital. 

$10, children under ... Read more

Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of a Reporter

Thursday, Nov 04, 2021 1:30pm

Speaker: Jed Duvall

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org 

Jed Duvall covered the Vietnam War for CBS News in 1970 and 1971. Saigon was his base--a place to get a shower before heading back to the bush to be wit... Read more

Sistas the Musical

Friday, Nov 05, 2021 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov 06, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 06, 2021 7:00pm
Sunday, Nov 07, 2021 3:00pm
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 7:00pm
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 3:00pm

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Somers Voice LLC presents "Sistas: The Musical"
Written by Dorothy Marcic
Directed by Angela Somers

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 t... Read more

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra: Picture of Pictures at an Exhibition

Saturday, Nov 06, 2021 7:30pm

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In addition to experiencing the dramatic, evocative sounds of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, audience members will explore works created by local, school-aged, visual artists who will share on canvases what the music inspires in them. 

Tickets: $20 adult; $15 senior, military, and... 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 Michael Tro... 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 3:00pm
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 3:00pm

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Join George Mason University’s Mason Opera for its production of Pauline Viardot's opera Cendrillon, a charming, comical, and lyric telling of the Cinderella story with a distinctly French flair. Viardot’s works are being rediscovered and enjoyed in the light of her remarkable career as ... Read more

Virginia National Ballet: The Nutcracker

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

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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.  ... Read more

Northern Virginia Ballet & Academy of Russian Ballet: The Nutcracker

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

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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, Russian hand-pa... 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, featur... 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

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. 


Free Tickets for Mason Students

A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two Tuesdays prior to the ... Read more

Manassas Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Color and Light

Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 3:30pm

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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 Jo... 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 Marvelou... Read more

Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: A Visit to Singapore

Monday, Dec 06, 2021 10:30am

Speaker: David and Mary Pace

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org

Join David and Mary Pace on a visit to Singapore. Tour a city which is also a country, with incredible beauty everywhere, zero crime, and no tra... 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 heartwarming ev... 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

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

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

This performance has been canceled. 

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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

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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. ... Read more

Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: Dopamine: The Real Story of Its Role In Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, Dec 17, 2021 1:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Rebekah Evans

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit lli-manassas.org

Dopamine is one of the most famous neurotransmitters in the brain, known to many as the 'pleasure molecule' and often associated with drugs of abu... Read more

Gallery Exhibit: 10th Annual Prince William County Public Schools Student Exhibition

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 10:00am

January 11 –February 20

Featuring expressive and original works of art, this student artwork from Prince William County Public Schools represents the creative talents of students from elementary to high school. The visual arts program in PWCS prepares students to be visually innovative and to develo... Read more

Dance Etc. School of the Arts: 40th Winter Concert

Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 2:00pm

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From performances at Disney World to Super Bowls and the Macy’s Day Parade, Dance Etc. School of the Arts, directed by Ann Boyle, has wowed audiences for 40 years. Join them for this performance featuring select students and program highlights.

$20

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ARTfactory Pied Piper Theatre: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 7:00pm
Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 3:00pm

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A pumpkin coach, glass slipper, and well-fed mice are only a few of the requisite elements that bring this "happily ever after" tale to life. Enjoy musical favorites including In My Own Little Corner; Impossible, and Ten Minutes Ago. The young and young at heart alike will be captivated ... Read more

Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Spring 2022 Guitar Workshop Series

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 01, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 08, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022 7:00pm

Registration required to participate. Registration for this workshop will open starting late November/early December.

Have you always wanted to try the guitar? Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their guitars — or try one of ours — in eight weeks of workshops with Glen McCarthy, inst... Read more

Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Picturing You! Collage and Self-Portraiture

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 7:00pm
Wednesday, Feb 02, 2022 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Registration required to participate. Registration for this workshop will open starting late November/early December.

How many of us take the time to look in a mirror and think about who that person is staring back at us? This workshop is about exploring what defines us and makes us unique from our ... 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 Philharmonic Orc... Read more

Mason School of Theater

Mason Cabaret

Friday, Feb 11, 2022 8:00pm

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Conceived by Erin Gardiner and James Gardiner 
Directed by Erin Gardiner and James Gardiner 
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh 

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, The Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line up of stellar vocalists offering showstoppers, ballads, and duets ... Read more

Va National Ballet - The Beatles! Tango Nights; and For those we lost

Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 7:00pm

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Enjoy three premieres starting with The Beatles!, a contemporary ballet to the Beatles greatest hits, played live by a Beatles Tribute Band.  Next on the program, Tango Nights, a sensuous neo-classical ballet to the music of Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. And closing the performan... Read more

Nice & Wonderful Productions

Miss Virginia USA & Miss Virginia Teen USA Preliminary Competition

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 2:00pm

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s most beautiful, brilliant, and inspiring young women come together in one spectacular event.  These young ladies will grace the stage in a high-caliber production number, glamourous evening gown competition, electrifying swimsuit competition (active wear for Teens) and... Read more

Nice & Wonderful Productions

Miss Virginia USA & Miss Virginia Teen USA Final Competition

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 8:00pm

Come see who will represent Virginia at the nationally televised MISS USA 2022 Pageant and MISS TEEN USA 2022! The Commonwealth of Virginia’s most beautiful, brilliant, and inspiring young women come together in this exciting final competition. These young ladies will grace the stage in a high-calib... Read more

Hylton Presents

Ballet Hispánico

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 8:00pm

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Artists-in-Residence
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. Ballet ... 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-generatio... Read more

Gallery Exhibit: Jenny Wu

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022 10:00am

In the Aggregate

February 22 –April 3 

Jenny Wu transforms liquid paint into sculpture built from layers of latex paint poured on glass, color over color, to form a thick cake-like aggregate. Once dried, the material is cut into small brick-like forms and assembled in vibrant patterns on a flat surf... 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 locall... Read more

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Amadeus!

Saturday, Mar 05, 2022 7:30pm

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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 ... 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 David Ge... 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

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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 ni... 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

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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 ... Read more

Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Exploring Self & Social Identity with Women Veterans: A Hybrid Mixed Media Workshop

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022 7:00pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Ctr, CVPA Shared Classroom, Science and Technology Campus, Virtual Event

Registration required to participate. Registration for this workshop will open starting late November/early December.

Want to make art? Join us for this three-part hybrid workshop, in-class or virtual, that explores Women Veteran’s self and social identity through mixed media. Learn how to combine s... Read more

Virginia National Ballet/Gainesville Ballet

Virginia National Ballet: Snow White

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 2:00pm

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Back by popular demand, Rafik Hegab’s original version of Snow White first enchanted audiences in 2017.  Featuring delightful choreography, hilarious scenes with the seven dwarves, whimsical sets and costumes, and a fantastic musical score based on the Disney movie.  Fun for the whole fa... 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, you’ll hear the vibrant works of Scott Joplin, Aaron Copland, Ma... Read more

Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Collaborative Quilt Workshop

Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 1:00pm
Sunday, Apr 03, 2022 1:00pm

Registration required to participate. Registration for this workshop will open starting late November/early December.

Join us for this two-part family workshop — no quilting or sewing experience required! Combining easy fiber arts and mixed media techniques, you will create your own unique quilt squ... Read more

Ordway Conservatory Youth Ballet: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 4:00pm

Take a fantastical journey with young Charlie who wins a Golden Ticket to magical and mysterious chocolate factory. Willie Wonka, Oompa Loompas, and other fun characters bring this beloved tale to life.

$23 adult; senior (65+), military, $18 youth (ages 21 and under)

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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... Read more

Gallery Exhibit: Jayne Matricardi

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022 10:00am

Motherscape

April 5 – May 22

Jayne Matricard’s Motherscape features the artist’s paintings, mixed media works, and poetry that explore the psychological landscape of motherhood. The exhibition shines light on the hidden struggles of motherhood and reckons with the mythologies and societal expectatio... 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 perfo... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Broadway Chorale Showcase

Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 8:00pm

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The University Chorale presents a series of Broadway classics for their 2022 spring showcase. The Broadway Showcase is a popular feature of the choral program at Mason each spring semester. Students assist with the design, coaching, and creating choreography for the production.

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Asaph Dance Ensemble: Thoughts of Spring: Mixed Program

Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 3:30pm

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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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CAPAC Annie, Jr.

Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 3:00pm
Sunday, Apr 17, 2022 3:00pm
Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 3:00pm
Sunday, Apr 24, 2022 3:00pm

A precocious young orphan’s luck changes when she is chosen to spend time as a guest at the home of wealthy businessman Oliver Warbucks.  Annie charms her way into the hearts of his household staff, and even the gruff “Daddy Warbucks” can’t help but learn to love the little girl. 

$10 in advance, $1... Read more

Hylton Presents

Acrobuffos

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 comedy tr... Read more

Hylton Center 12th Anniversary Gala

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 6:00pm

The Hylton Center’s annual in-person gala returns in 2022 with double the festivities! The 12th Anniversary Gala will be a two-day celebration that supports the Hylton’s artistic performances, Education Initiative, Veterans and the Arts Initiative, Hylton Center endowment, and more. Join us on Frida... 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, television, ... 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 wit... Read more

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Reflection and Hope

Saturday, May 07, 2022 7:30pm

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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... Read more

Northern Virginia Ballet & Academy of Russian Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Sunday, May 08, 2022 2:00pm
Sunday, May 08, 2022 7:00pm

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Fall under the spell of this fairytale classic.  Upon being cursed by malevolent Carabosse, Princess Aurora is doomed to eternal slumber that can only be ended by the kiss of true love. Supported by award-winning dancers, gorgeous costumes and sets, this production is not to be missed. 

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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 Maiell... Read more

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra

OBCO Goes to the Movies: A Tribute to John Williams

Sunday, May 15, 2022 3:00pm

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Enjoy an afternoon at the movies!  This tribute to the film scores of John Williams is sure to delight with music from some of the composer’s biggest hits: Summon the Heroes, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jurassic Park and Star Wars.

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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 3:00pm

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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 s... Read more

Independence Nontraditional School: Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, Jun 02, 2022 6:00pm
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Manassas Chorale: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Friday, Jun 03, 2022 7:30pm

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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 mov... Read more

October 2021