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The Odd Squad is Coming to Manassas and They Need Your Help

September 23, 2016
Contact: Press & Media Relations Coordinator (703-993-9808)

For general information about tickets, seating, parking, etc., for performances and events happening at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, please contact the ticket office directly at 703-993-7759.

Hylton Performing Arts Center: October 15 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.  


MANASSAS, VA, September 23, 2016 – Attention fans of the PBS KIDS series Odd Squad, oddness is coming to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on October 15 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Team up with Ms. O and new agents Orian and Oleanna in this live, interactive musical production. Odd Squad Live! is a laugh-out loud adventure where audience members participate in solving a seriously strange case. The role of “Agent Oleanna” in Odd Squad Live! will be played by Virginia native Jackie Reynolds, who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. 


With help from Ms. O back at headquarters, the agents and the audience will work together to save the day. Kids will put their STEM skills to the test and decode, decipher and unravel clues to stop villains like Father Time and Lady Terrible. Lucky audience members will even get to join the fun on stage and use amazing Odd Squad gadgets. 


Odd Squad is an Emmy Award winning series about a spy organization run by kids that investigates anything strange, weird and especially odd. Each episode follows kid agents as they track down villains, stop odd creatures and help people with odd conditions like The Jinx or The Sing-Alongs. Odd Squad is a little Men In Black for kids, mixed with Airplane and elements of Get Smart. Also embedded in each episode is a math lesson aimed at kids 4 to 8, leading to the expression: Odd is the problem, math is the solution. 


Odd Squad Live! is based on the PBS Kids series, Odd Squad, created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman with original music by Paul Buckley. It is produced by The Fred Rogers Company and Sinking Ship Entertainment. Major funding for Odd Squad is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting & the U.S. Department of Education. 


Ticket Information 


Tickets for Odd Squad Live are $15 for adults and $5 for children. 


The Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office 


The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Tickets available at the Hylton Performing Arts Center ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at HyltonCenter.org. Ticket office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. 


About the Hylton Performing Arts Center 


Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, has quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of civic collaboration and commitment to the arts. 


About George Mason University 


George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.