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Paul Anka in Concert

Hylton Center EXTRA!

  • December 1, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka dazzles in a performance featuring his biggest hits, including “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, “Diana”, “She’s A Lady", and “My Way.”  With song-writing credits ranging from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson, and Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show” theme, this Academy Award-nominee takes the Hylton Center stage for a Hylton Center EXTRA! exclusive.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

Tickets:
$100, $80, $60

Concert sponsored by Cecil Pruitt, Jr.

Hylton Center EXTRA!  Sponsors: NOVEC; Buck and Julie Waters, The Waters Foundation

Available for pre-sale only to Subscribers and Friends beginning July 24.

Become a subscriber by calling the Ticket Office at 703-993-7700 or become a Friend of the Hylton Center and gain early access to this presale.

$100, $80, $60

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Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Silver Passport  

  • December 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Kick off the holidays by joining the MSO (following the Manassas Christmas Parade) for its fifteenth annual family concert. The afternoon includes music from around the world and the premiere of a new work based on author Bob Staake’s brand new children’s book, Book of Gold.

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Manassas Symphony Orchestra Season are Available Now!

Download the Manassas Symphony Orchestra 2017-2018 Subscription Form pdfAccess 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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Clara’s Christmas

Presented by Asaph Dance Ensemble

  • December 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm
  • December 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Based on the well-known “The Nutcracker” Clara’s Christmas is about a young girl who discovers hope, joy, and the true meaning of Christmas. 

Individual tickets go on sale September 1.

Tickets:
$30 adults, $20 seniors (65+) and students (12 years and younger)

Gallery Exhibit: Ephemeral Treasures  

Works by Zofie Lang and Mojdeh Rezaeipour

  • December 5, 2017

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Exhibit runs through January 20, 2018

Ephemeral Treasures features work exploring the precious and evanescent magical nature of dreams, visions, fairy tales, desires, hopes, and elusive longing through the collage and assemblage works of Zofie Lang and Mojdeh Rezaeipour. Through delicate collages featuring encaustic details incorporating foraged materials, Mojdeh Rezaeipour’s work evokes tender and forceful imagery asking the viewer to reflect upon the mesmerizing everyday encounters that connect our inner and outer worlds. Zofie Lang’s elaborate and intricate assemblages delve deeply into our subconscious to reveal themselves as magical vessels of transformative imagination prompting the viewer to contemplate the tender and forceful imagery and become lost in a world of dreamlike wonderment and curiosity. Often working with wood and photography, both artists create new realms filled with story and introspection through a fierce accumulative culmination of purposefully found and mindfully reconstructed elements. 

More information about the artists can be found on their individual websites.

Mojdeh Rezaeipour: www.mojdehr.com 

Zofie Lang: zofielangfairytales.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

Annual Messiah Sing-A-Long 2017

Presented by Osbourn Park High School   

  • December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Students from Osbourn Park (OP), Patriot, and Brentsville District High Schools join forces once more under the direction of OP choir director Dominick Izzo for their annual Messiah Sing-A-Long.  The show features an all-student choir and orchestra with professional soloists.  Handel’s timeless work resonates through Merchant Hall in an evening of joyous music.  Sing-along with Manassas-area music students by bringing a score, or just come and listen!

Individual tickets go on sale October 1.

Tickets:
$15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students (5-17 years)

Hylton Presents:

American Festival Pops Orchestra

Holiday Pops: Sounds of the Season

  • December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Celebrate the Christmas season with Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra in its annual family concert of cheerful carols and cherished holiday tunes. This jovial evening includes a program of sentimental favorites including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride,” and culminates in a rousing sing-a-long, in which the audience members get a chance to share in the experience. Under the baton of founder and artistic director Anthony Maiello, these talented musicians from the greater D.C. area perform favorites that are guaranteed to fill you and your family with holiday warmth and merriment.

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Holiday Performance Series Sponsor: Insight Wealth Management 

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Dec 8, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$55, $47, $33

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Christmas at the Movies

Presented by Angela Knight Ministries  

  • December 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Join Angela and friends as they bring you Christmas scenes and songs from the silver screen, including “Rudolph”, “Home Alone,” and “The Grinch.”  You’ll hear holiday favorites accompanied by dancing, beautiful costumes, and hilarious antics.  Don’t miss this annual Christmas tradition!

Individual tickets go on sale October 1.

Tickets:
$25 adults, $20 seniors (60+) and military (with ID), students (13 years and younger)

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Manassas Chorale: Around The World… It’s Christmas  

  • December 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Travel the globe with the Chorale as it sings carols and songs of the season from many countries. You’ll hear personal favorites, as well as new melodies. Let the Chorale, accompanied by a twenty-piece orchestra, take you on a “world tour” in only two hours.

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Manassas Chorale Season are Available Now!

Download the Manassas Chorale 2017-2018 Subscription Form as a PDFAccess 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 Mason students and children (18 years and younger)

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Hylton Presents:

Dailey & Vincent: Spirit of Christmas

  • December 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Come enjoy a country Christmas as this award-winning band returns to our stage for a holiday concert of country and bluegrass favorites. Dubbed the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” by Country Music Television, Dailey & Vincent are extolled throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting Bluegrass bands in America. They chose to record their live DVD and PBS TV special for sold-out audiences in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall because of its excellent acoustics, and now they’re coming back to share their talents and wit for a special holiday treat. Their contagious and spirited music has earned them numerous awards, including three Grammy® Award nominations, four Dove awards, one Emmy Award nomination, and 14 International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Get in the spirit with this exceptional holiday experience.

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Holiday Performance Series Sponsor: Insight Wealth Management 

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Dec 10, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$60, $51, $36. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 28, 2017

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Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker  

  • December 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm
  • December 19, 2017 - December 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • December 22, 2017 - December 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

The magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince comes to life with the help of an ensemble cast and the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Known for its exquisite costumes, choreography, and scenery, MBT’s production of The Nutcracker has become Northern Virginia’s go-to family holiday tradition.

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

$75, $65, $55, $45, $35

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A Christmas Chaos

Presented by Prince William Little Theatre

  • December 15, 2017 - December 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater Family Friendly Event

A hilarious backstage comedy, this play pokes fun at the classic novel and everything that can go wrong with a theatrical production. The Royal Shakespeare Company hasn’t arrived as promised to perform their stirring rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” so Prince William Little Theatre’s intrepid band of hapless actors and technicians must put together their own production in only seven hours!

What a pity they are not quite up to the task, even though they give it their all.  This entertaining play focuses on the poor but dedicated thespians doing their best while chaos ensues around them. From kids fighting over who gets to play Tiny Tim, a confused actor who thinks she’s in another show, and a haughty lead actor to an actor playing both Bob and Mrs. Cratchit and an out of control director, the thrown-together props and costumes, ridiculous scenery, and tons of flubs and confusion make for an uproarious performance that will have audiences in stitches. Presented with permission from Heuer Publishing.

Individual tickets go on sale October 1.

Tickets:
$20 adults, $17 seniors, students, and military, $13 children under 12 years

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