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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

Tickets: 

$15 Adults / $5 Children

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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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.”

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$46, $39, $28

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)

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$50, $43, $30

Resident Arts Partner:

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.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

$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.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$42, $36, $25

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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.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

$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.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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

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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.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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

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