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SEPTEMBER 2017 AT THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER featuring: Under the Streetlamp Mannheim Rocket Orchestra   and more!

July 11, 2017
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.

(MANASSAS)—The Hylton Center released today its schedule of performances for September 2017, kicking off the upcoming 2017-2018 season of Hylton Presents and Matinee Idylls events. Tickets to individual performances go on sale Tuesday, August 1.  

The new season begins on September 16 with an electrifying show by retro sensation Under the Streetlamp. This dynamic vocal quartet features former stars of the Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys, who perform doo-wop, Motown, and classic rock tunes from the 1950s to 1970s. On September 26, the Hylton Center’s idyllic afternoons of delicious food and sublime music launch with the Mannheim Rocket Orchestra. The celebrated period-instrument ensemble will perform Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, among other classical works. Guests will enjoy a lunch and dessert reception with the artists, courtesy of The Inn at Vint Hill.

A full schedule of September 2017 performances is below. Unless otherwise noted, performances will take place in Merchant Hall at the Hylton Performing Arts Center located at 10960 George Mason Circle in Manassas, Virginia. Starting August 1, tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Hylton Center Ticket Office (open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.); by calling 888-945-2468; or through the Hylton Center’s website at HyltonCenter.org.

Hylton Presents andMatinee Idylls Performances


Hylton Presents
Under the Streetlamp

Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m.


Images: Under the Streetlamp


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.


Tickets: $54, $46, $32


Matinee Idylls

Mannheim Rocket Orchestra

Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30 p.m.


Images: Mannheim Rocket Orchestra


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.


Tickets: Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception: $47; Concert/Dessert Reception: $27

Other Performances and Events

Julia Dzikiewicz and Michael Fischerkeller

Iconographic Visions

Tuesday, September 12-Saturday, October 21

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery


Utilizing personal and appropriated iconic imagery, Iconographic Visions instigates social and political change and evokes compassion as the artists’ works compel the viewer to confront the tumultuous political climate and social issues facing us today.  


Evening receptions for Friends of the Hylton Center are held for the opening of each Gallery exhibition. Consider becoming a Friend of the Hylton Center today for exclusive access to these receptions and more! Contact 703-993-7150.


George Mason University

Galileo’s Science Café: Science for the Community

Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

Gregory Family Theater


“The Art and Science of Making Beer and Wine.”
Learn about the latest scientific and medical discoveries presented by University faculty.  


Tickets: Free


Arts Alive!

Sunday, September 17 at 12 p.m.


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!  More details will be announced at a later date.


Tickets: Free


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 35,000 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.

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Camille Cintrón Devlin
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703-993-8794 | cdevlin6@gmu.edu

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