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Hylton Presents:

Under the Streetlamp

  • September 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm

The Hylton Presents season opens with a lively celebration of classic hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. In an evening of unforgettable entertainment, Under the Streetlamp transports audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits and flashy cars with their tight harmonies and slick dance moves. Former stars of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, Eric Gutman, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell, and Shonn Wiley exude the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack as they perform doo-wop, motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll favorites. Enjoy popular hits from The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles, plus a show-stopping salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that is guaranteed to bring down the house. A favorite of PBS audiences, this dynamic quartet comes to the Merchant Hall stage in an electrifying performance. Retro never sounded so good.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$54, $46, $32

Arts Alive!

  • September 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Celebrate the arts in Prince William County! The 6th annual Arts Alive! Festival, presented by the Prince William County Arts Council and the Hylton Performing Arts Center, features multiple stages of performances indoors and out, hands-on activities and demonstrations, food and craft vendors, and more!

This free event has something for everyone! Please check back for details.

Arts Alive/Novec/United Bank

One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

Presented by CAPAC and Mike Wiley Productions

  • September 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm
  • September 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Henry “Box” Brown was an African American born into slavery in 1816 in Louisa County, Virginia.  Although he was not subjected to physical violence, Henry’s story (the basis for One Noble Journey) demonstrates the cruelty of slavery was every bit as devastating to the heart as it could be on the body.  After his family was torn apart and parceled out to various beneficiaries of the estate, Henry devised an ingenious escape plan—sealing himself in a wooden box for shipment to friends and freedom in Philadelphia.

One Noble Journey also recounts the daring and miraculous quest for freedom of Elizabeth Craft and her husband William, who were born into slavery in Georgia.  Ellen Craft, who was very light skinned, disguised herself as a sickly, white gentleman traveling to Philadelphia for medical treatment.  Ellen and William, who acted as her slave throughout the journey, bravely traveled on public trains and steamers as they made their way up the eastern seaboard to Philadelphia.  Eventually they were forced to sail for England after the Fugitive Slave Law enabled slave hunters to pursue them even in free states.


Adults: $22 advance, $25 door

Seniors 65+: $20 advance, $22 door

Children and Students with ID: $15 advance, $17 door

Groups 10+: $18

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Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: Mannheim Rocket Orchestra

  • September 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Spend the afternoon indulging in the sublime with Mannheim Rocket Orchestra as they perform works including Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings. Under the direction of founder and clarinetist Richard Spece, Mannheim Rocket Orchestra is the premier period-instrument ensemble of Northern Virginia.

Enjoy lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists.

Lunch 12:30 p.m. / Concert 1:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception (following Concert)


Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $47

Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $27

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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