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10-Week Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series

Beginner Guitar Workshop from 7 - 7:45 p.m. Advanced Guitar Workshop from 8 - 8:45 p.m.

  • April 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • April 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • April 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this ten-week series of lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center. Information and registration at HyltonCenter.org/veterans.

Free for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers; $250 for the general public


Click here for more information for participants of the guitar lesson series and guitar workshops, including information about minimum ages of participation, absences, and inclement weather policy.

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Hylton Presents:


you & me

  • April 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

For more than 45 years, these Swiss entertainers have dazzled and delighted audiences of all ages with their unique form of silent visual and whimsical theater. A playful yet compelling experience, Mummenschanz offers timeless and lighthearted insights into the human condition with the creative use of shadow and light and the ingenious manipulation of common objects. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. In this brand new creation, you & me, the Mummenschanz troupe brings to life their famous large-scale masks and revives a tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time. “Mummenschanz succeeds brilliantly because of its originality, exceptional ingenuity, sense of surprise, and deft satirical touches.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Apr 7, 2018) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30

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Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera

  • April 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

The Virginia Opera, honored by the General Assembly as the “Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” presents a program of opera favorites performed by the Company’s talented young professionals of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program. Catch these rising stars in a program featuring highlights from Virginia Opera’s 2017/18 season.

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 Menu:

Mixed Green Salad w/parmesan peppercorn dressing
Cornbread w/butter
Rouse Ratatouille served over rice (vegetarian)
Penne New Orleans
Hummingbird Cake
Iced Tea (unsweetened)


Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $47

Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $27

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Matinee Idylls 17/18 Okra's

The Mason Cabaret in Concert

  • April 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Directed by James Gardiner and Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joseph Walsh

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Party for a Cause!

8th Anniversary Gala After Party

  • April 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Just as the Gala winds down, the best party in town begins – and both support the arts! You'll enjoy:

•        Craft cocktails by KO Distilling

•        Late-night snacks and sweet desserts

•        Dancing with D.C.'s premier band Keynote

•        Relaxing in the Jazz Lounge

•        More fun surprises!

Don’t miss the area's party of the year! All proceeds raised from the Gala and After Party benefit the Hylton Center's many performances and programs. After Party tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online at HyltonCenter.org/give/galas/ 

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

This performance is part of the American Roots Series. 

  • April 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Their progressive bluegrass sound has quickly turned this Grammy-nominated band into industry pioneers through their exploration of new sounds and concepts rooted in tradition.  Performing on the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, and vocals, the band combines its collective musical mastery with traditional bluegrass.  With an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Associations) award and four nominations to their name, this “bluegrass/newgrass stew” of instrumental, vocal, and songwriting talent has inspired a massive shift in the bluegrass paradigm. 

Tickets: $25, $30 day of performance

Buy all four performances in this series for $80. View the full series.

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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:

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Beethoven and Friends

  • April 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel closes our season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center with three 18th century musical masters who were contemporaries of each other. In Beethoven and Friends, Jeffrey Siegel performs Haydn's delightful Sonata in D, Mozart's brooding, contemplative Fantasy in D minor, and Beethoven's passionate, stormy Sonata Pathétique, while offering witty and insightful commentary about the music and composers before playing each piece. Piano music enthusiasts and newcomers alike cherish Jeffrey Siegel’s beloved “concerts with commentary” series that makes everyone feel like a classical music insider. An interactive Q&A will conclude this program.

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$42, $36, $25

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Hylton Family Series:

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre

  • April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm
  • April 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the New York Times best-selling picture book about construction vehicles by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld demonstrates the importance of teamwork, follow-through, hard work, and bedtime rituals. Founded in 2004, the Bay Area Children’s Theatre works to enrich children’s lives, inspire their imagination, and introduce them to lifelong enjoyment of theater.

Recommended for ages 3–8; Pre-K–Grade 3


$15 Adults / $5 Children

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