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Hylton Family Series:

The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn

Presented by Pushcart Players

  • October 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • October 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

The whole family will treasure this enchanting musical re-telling of a timeless storybook favorite. Through the power of love and nursery magic, a young boy transforms his beloved toy into a real rabbit. Together the Boy and his velveteen friend embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship. This award-winning theater company specializing in arts education for children has been Emmy-nominated twice and received numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. "The company’s creative team knows its business! Young or old, parent or grandparent, catch the Pushcart Players when and where you can!" (Independent Press)

Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades Pre-K–5

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$15 Adults / $5 Children

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Tuesday Guitar Lessons with Glen McCarthy

2017 - 2018 Veterans and the Arts Initiative Programming

  • October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Guitar lessons will take place on Tuesday evenings from September 5 – November 7 from 7-8 p.m.

Have you always wanted to try the guitar, or are you looking for tips to improve your technique? Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this new ten-week series of guitar lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at the Potomac Arts Academy and at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center. 

  • 10-week guitar lessons are FREE to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families.
  • 10-week guitar lessons are also open to the general public for a $250 fee (Lesson fee proceeds support the Veterans and the Arts Initiative).

The minimum age to participate in guitar lessons or workshops with a parent is 9; the minimum age to participate without a parent in the room is 14; and the minimum age to be left at George Mason University without a parent on the premises during class time-only is 16.

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Special offer:Drop in for an hour of music or bring a friend on the first Tuesday of each month! On September 5, October 3, and November 7 a free sample guitar workshop will be offered from 8 to 9 p.m. to anyone who wishes to participate.  Please RSVP to hylton@gmu.edu, especially if you would like to borrow a guitar for the workshop!

Sponsors: Music for Life; Potomac Arts Academy


Supervision of Minors on Mason Campus/ Property
Please be advised that due to University policies, NO minors under the age of 16 are allowed to stay on campus unaccompanied by an adult before or after regular program hours

Absences – Fall/Spring Group Classes
Please contact your instructor if you need to miss a class/lesson. Make-ups will only be scheduled when the class/lesson has been cancelled by the Public School weather announcements or by the instructor with prior notice. Hylton Performing Arts Center  is not required to make up classes/lessons due to participant’s illness or non-attendance.

Withdrawal/Refunds for Fall/Spring Group Classes
Notice of withdrawal from instruction and all requests for refunds before classes begin must be made in writing to Hylton Performing Arts Center. Verbal notice or requests from students or parents cannot be accepted. A cancellation fee of $50 will be assessed for paying participants for all withdrawals from the class.  Requests for withdrawal/refund made at least one week prior to the first class are 100% refundable, less the cancellation fee. Requests for withdrawal/refund made less than 7 days prior to the first class but BEFORE the THIRD class will result in a 50% refund of the tuition. There is no refund after the third class.  

Refund Payments
Refund checks will be issued through the Office of Accounts Payable at George Mason University, or through our online registration system (for credit card transactions only). Refunds are processed within 30 days of notification.

Cancellation
The Hylton Performing Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet sufficient enrollment. A full refund will be given in this event.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSURE POLICY     

Hylton Performing Arts Center will follow the George Mason University (www.gmu.edu) closure decisions for inclement weather.  Please be aware that there may be times when Mason remains open and we decide to close due to weather concerns.  In any closure event we will make announcements on the website as well as through social media.

Please continually monitor the website homepage and our social media channels for ALERTS!

Galileo’s Science Café

Science for the Community

  • October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

“Cells that Eat Snacks: How Breast Cancer Cells Stay Alive,” presented by Dr. Virginia Espina.  Learn about the latest scientific and medical discoveries explained by university faculty. 

This event is Free.

Annie Stokes/Charm City Junction

A double bill
This performance is part of the American Roots Series. 

  • October 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Indie-folk musician Annie Stokes followed by Charm City Junction join forces for a combined evening of music, drinks, and food.  Virginia native Annie Stokes brings her band and signature lilting voice, poetic lyrics, and fingerpicking guitar style to town in a concert that fuses city sounds and country soul with a rootsy and authentic feel.  Baltimore’s Charm City Junction puts a new spin on old-timey music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music.  Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, the button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition.  

Tickets: $25, $30 day of performance

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Presented by F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical

Additional sponsors: Anna and Randall Edwards, Miller Toyota of Manassas, United Bank, NOVEC

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American Roots (F.H. Furr Plumbing, Anna and Randall Edwards, Miller Toyota of Manassas, United)

Hylton Presents:

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Bria Skonberg, trumpet/singer

  • October 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Named as a Millennial “Shaking Up the Jazz World” by Vanity Fair, Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg joins Mason’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a swinging evening of fresh beats and brassy standards. Musical Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this distinguished ensemble comprising some of the metro area’s finest jazz musicians in a concert featuring the versatile Skonberg. Her soulful, sultry voice and extensive trumpet dexterity fuses modern pop with jazz, creating unique allure. In 2016, she released a debut LP of original compositions titled BRIA showcasing her broad range from the bluesy instrumental “Down the Deep” to the Brazilian-flavored “How Can It Be.” The Wall Street Journal called Skonberg one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” and she was recognized in 2016 as one of DownBeat magazine’s “25 for the Future.”

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Oct 7, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$46, $39, $28. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on September 26, 2017

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In the Company of Laureates

Presented by The Poet Laureate Circle

  • October 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Poets Laureate from the region and multiple states will present readings of their work, workshops, and offer book signings.  Come explore your literary side! 

This event is Free.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Mason Arts at the Hylton Center
Mason School of Theater
A Mason Fringe Production   By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mary Burgess

  • October 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • October 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café leads a stranger at the next table to get involved — with a dead man — and a lot of loose ends. This wildly imaginative comedy, by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Sarah Ruhl, is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Tickets:
$20 Adult; $10 students, staff, seniors and groups

FRINGE SPECIAL: Buy a ticket to both Fringe plays Dead Mans’ Cell Phone and 1984 and receive half-off your second ticket!

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on September 26, 2017

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1984

Mason Arts at the Hylton Center Mason School of Theater

  • October 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • October 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Adapted by Robert Owen, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr.
Based on the novel by George Orwell
Directed by Brooke Gorsica

Lies are called truths, political enemies are demonized, scapegoating divides the populace, rational critique is harshly denounced… and Big Brother is watching. Orwell’s last work is a prescient take on a dystopian society.

$20 Adult; $10 students, staff, seniors and groups

FRINGE SPECIAL: Buy a ticket to both Fringe plays Dead Mans’ Cell Phone  and 1984 and receive half-off your second ticket!

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on September 26, 2017

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Hylton Presents:

Tango Buenos Aires

The Spirit of Argentina

  • October 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is considered the most authentic tango ensemble performing today. Take a journey to this South American country as dancers dazzle audiences with sensual moves and playful dramatics, while the musicians entice with melodies of romance and nostalgia. This program traces the evolution of tango through the musical compositions of Carlos Gardel, a central figure in the history of tango, and his collaborations with composer Astor Piazzolla. The Spirit of Argentina showcases the breadth of styles and range of emotions that have made tango the cultural phenomenon that it is. “Crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” (The Washington Post)

Free Beginners’ Tango Class

Arrive early and join us for a FREE beginners’ tango class led by instructors from Tango Mercurio starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13! Space is limited and advance RSVPs are required. Please complete this form to RSVP. The class is only open to ticket holders for the Tango Buenos Aires performance, and signing up in couples is highly encouraged.

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After the class, we invite you to stop by our concessions stand in the lobby and enjoy a glass of fine Argentine wine. Bars are cash only.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Oct 13, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on October 3, 2017

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Manassas Chorale: A Hylton Home Companion II  

  • October 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

The Chorale takes a page from Prairie Home Companion with a variety of songs and skits in a radio show format. So well received was the last performance of this kind at the Hylton Center, the Chorale reprises the popular format with all new music! Singers, soloists, instrumentalists, and announcers combine forces for an evening you won’t want to miss. 

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Manassas Chorale Season are Available Now!
Download the Manassas Chorale 2017-2018 Subscription Form as a PDF. Access a Microsoft Word version here. Once filled out, mail it in to 10900 University Blvd, MS 5D2, Manassas, VA 20110, or scan it in and email it as an attachment to hylton@gmu.edu.

$20, $18 adults; free to GMU students and children (18 years and younger)

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Hylton Presents:

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

The Longevity of the Short Piece!

  • October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Experience the joys of classical music as Jeffrey Siegel returns to Merchant Hall with his signature Keyboard Conversations® program. This unique “concert with commentary” format is an opportunity to hear the finest piano literature performed by an extraordinary artist who also shares fascinating insights and background information about each work. In this concert, enjoy familiar, well-loved short compositions of Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and Gershwin. Praised by the Toronto Star as a “musical bridge-builder in action…Siegel showed just how illuminating the combination of words and abstract music can be.” An interactive Q&A will conclude this program.

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$42, $36, $25. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on October 3, 2017

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Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow  

  • October 20, 2017 - October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • October 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Just in time for Halloween, this spine-chilling performance by Manassas Ballet Theatre thrills with all-original choreography and an international cast of dancers. Accompanied by live orchestra, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow remains true to the original tale of a haunting legend that plays across the stage to a tragic end. 

For information about subscriptions to the Manassas Ballet Theatre, please visit manassasballet.org or call 703-257-1811.

$65, $55, $45, $35, $25

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Prince William Little Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank  

  • October 20, 2017 - October 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • October 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • October 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

This new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman is a story of hope that captures the claustrophobic realities of the daily existence of Anne, her family, and the handful of neighbors hiding in Nazi Germany.

Recommended for children ages 12 and up. 

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Prince William Little Theatre Season are Available Now!
Download the Prince William Little Theatre 2017-2018 Subscription Form pdf. Access a Microsoft Word version. Once filled out, mail it in to 10900 University Blvd, MS 5D2, Manassas, VA 20110, or scan it in and email it as an attachment to hylton@gmu.edu.

$20 adults; $17 seniors, students (12 years and older), and active and retired military; $13 children (12 years and younger)

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Gallery Exhibit: War and Recovery

Works by Martin J. Cervantez    

  • October 24, 2017

This exhibit runs through December 2, 2017

War and Recovery is an intimate look at life after military service, art therapy, and the never-ending challenge of keeping depression at bay.   Inspired by the artist’s urgency to create art as a therapeutic tool for mental awareness and health, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, this exhibition comprises a variety of mediums. The artist’s visionary, color-filled and disciplined mark making, meditative focus, and elaborately detailed works speak to his individual experience as a veteran, artist, and storyteller.

More information about Martin J. Cervantez can be found on his website:  www.martincervantez.com.

Evening receptions for Friends of the Hylton Center are held for the opening of each Gallery exhibition. Receptions feature hors d’oeuvres, wine or craft beer from a local winery or brewery, and a chance to meet each artist and hear about their work.  Fall Gallery receptions will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on September 28, November 9, and December 6, 2017.

Consider becoming a Friend of the Hylton Center today for exclusive access to these receptions and more! Contact Jacque Connor at 703-993-7150 or jconnor8@gmu.edu for more information.

Receptions will feature wine or beer from 868 Estate Vineyards, Bald Top Brewing, Crushed Cellars, and Otium Cellars.

Gallery Sponsors: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

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Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Silver Celebration  

  • October 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

The MSO kicks off its Silver Anniversary Season with favorite repertoire from 25 years of performances. This program features returning fellow American Prizewinning piano soloist Anthony Michael Cornet and concludes with Beethoven’s blissful Symphony No. 7.

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Manassas Symphony Orchestra Season are Available Now!
Download the Manassas Symphony Orchestra 2017-2018 Subscription Form pdf. Access a Microsoft Word version. Once filled out, mail it in to 10900 University Blvd, MS 5D2, Manassas, VA 20110, or scan it in and email it as an attachment to hylton@gmu.edu.

$20 adults; $16 seniors (62 +), active and retired military, and educators; free students (through college)

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