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Aiken & Friends Fest, North Branch
Fri. & Sat., Sept. 22 & 23
Evening Concerts $20 each; Classes $10
Weekend pass (includes one class) $30
Sat. Afternoon Concert FREE

Coastal VA’s premier original music festival comes to North Branch. Fri. at 7:00PM, Songwriters-in-the-Round. Enjoy three writers' music and conversation about their writing and inspiration. Sat. at Noon, concurrent, 60-minute workshops in guitar, songwriting or indie music promotion. 2-5PM: FREE Concert On The Quad featuring sets by three bands. LOCAL MUSICIANS: Bring your instrument and join the jam in the Pickers Tent! Sat. at 7:00PM, Tall Tales & Troubadours with the Mike Aiken Band.
Legally Blonde The Musical
Big League Productions
Fri., Oct. 6 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery. This action-packed production, based on the popular movie, explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
Symphonie Dramatique
Cas Public
Sat., October 14 at 7PM
Ages 8+   All tickets $10

The story of Romeo and Juliet told through dance, in an adaptation created especially for young people.  Eight dancers tell the tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers with contagious energy, shedding new light on the most famous love story of all time.
Crankie Storytelling
Katherine Fahey
Sat., Nov. 11 at 7PM, Tickets $20
Sun., Nov 12 at 3PM, Tickets $15

A variety of shadow puppet crankies based on songs and tales. The crankies are intricate papercut scrolling artwork, through which shadow puppets appear. Katherine Fahey has performed nationally at festivals, Puppet Slams, the Baltimore, Seattle, and Sandglass crankie festivals, Artscape, schools, libraries, and universities.
Nobuntu
Sun., Nov. 19 at 2PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

This powerful female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to afro jazz to gospel. Their voices, energy and breath-taking performance on stage is an experience that inspires and touches people of all cultures and walks of life.
video Music of the Season
Tim Farrell
Thurs., Nov. 30 at 1 & 7PM

With so many guitarists trying to make their mark these days, it’s not easy being a trailblazer. Yet, that perfectly defines Tim Farrell. His fingerstyle playing displays an elegant simplicity that celebrates the purity of the acoustic guitar. Come and enjoy Farrell’s melodic grace as he performs a colorful array of seasonal favorites sure to bring warmth and good cheer to your holiday season.
Christmas with The Annie Moses Band
Sun., Dec. 3 at 2PM
The Annie Moses Band’s unique combination of chamber strings, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms transform your favorite songs of the season into pure excitement. These virtuoso musicians combine the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. Share this very special performance with your loved ones this season!
Live from WVL Radio Theatre
It’s a Wonderful Life

Tues., Dec. 5 at 2PM & 7PM
Tickets: 2PM $15; 7PM $20

It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the station afloat. This clever 1940s radio-style stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls, a tale that remains as fresh and relevant as ever.
The Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet
Fri., Dec. 8 at 4 & 8PM
Tickets: $40 & $50

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dancers have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. Beloved Russian fairytale characters add to the whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets this Nutcracker apart.
Nutcracker Tea Party
RVCC Grand Conference Room A
Fri., Dec. 8 at 6:30PM
Tickets: $30/adults $25/children
Between performances of
Great Russian Nutcracker by Moscow Ballet!

For an extra-special Nutcracker experience, we invite you to attend our popular Nutcracker Tea Party. This unique holiday event, perfect for children and their families, will be held between performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker. It’s a wonderful way to make lasting holiday memories with your loved ones!
A Christmas Carol
Nebraska Theatre Caravan
Sun., Dec. 10 at 2PM
Tickets: $40 & $50

This celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and tells this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Featuring a cast of 24 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.
Chousensha – The Challengers
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
Fri., Jan. 26 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Borrowing on thousands of years of Japanese Taiko tradition, this wildly entertaining group of energetic young drummers presents a high-energy spectacle of athleticism, superhuman coordination, and heart-pounding intensity. With a massive drum made from a 400-year-old tree as the centerpiece, Chousensha – The Challengers is the story of a strong, passionate, and continuous beat based on the sound of the heartbeat in every one of us.
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sat., Feb. 3 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Established in 1954, The Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Dance maker Paul Taylor is a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

One of the most exciting, innovative, and delightful dance companies in the entire world. NEW YORK TIMES
Peking Acrobats
Fri., Feb. 16 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Plate spinning! Pole climbing! Chair balancing! This troupe of elite gymnasts, cyclists, jugglers and acrobats leave audiences breathless, defying gravity with amazing displays of strength, balance, agility, grace and artistry. Prepare to be astonished—but don’t try this stuff at home!
The Gruffalo
Tall Stories
Sun., February 25 at 1PM &
3:30PM*
Ages 3+   All tickets: $10

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Voces del Sur
Sun., Mar. 4 at 2PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Voces del Sur is a glimpse into the mysterious land of Andalucía, the Southern region of Spain known as the “cradle of flamenco” that has been the home to a diverse group of cultures. From these many “voces” (voices), Flamenco Vivo, one of America’s premier Spanish dance companies, pays tribute to the region’s rich and unique cultural traditions.
Hup
Starcatchers
Thu., March 15, 2018 at 9AM & 10:30AM
Fri., March 16 at 9AM & 10:30AM
Sat., March 17 at 10am & 2:30PM
Ages: 0 - 24 months    All tickets: $10

Hup is an enchanting musical experience that combines live classical music with a heart-warming storyline in a beautiful performance specially designed for very young children.
Rhythm of the Dance
The National Dance Company of Ireland
Sat., Mar. 17 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the thundering sound, dizzying speed and unique artistry of Irish step dance at its best! As seen on PBS in 2013, this richly costumed show includes world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the Young Irish Tenors. It’s no surprise that Rhythm of the Dance one of the most popular and successful Irish step dance shows on tour today.
Olive & Pearl
Treehouse Shakers
Mon., April 9 at 10AM & 1:30PM & 4PM
Ages 2+ All tickets: $10

Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, this enchanting tale about a little girl and her grandmother takes the youngest theatregoers on a sensory journey filled with wonder, surprise, and delight.
The Young King
Slingsby
Sun., April 15 at 1PM & 3:30PM
Ages 8+ All tickets: $10

This coming of age story grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The achingly beautiful language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally-acclaimed theatre company, Slingsby.
Air Play
Acrobuffos
Fri., April 20 at 7PM
Ages 7+ All tickets: $10

Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, and balloons have a mind of their own.
The Polar Bears Go Up
Fish And Game/ Unicorn Theatre
Sat., April 21 at 10AM &
2:30PM*
Ages 2+ All tickets: $10

Two lovable polar bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. Now, they must step up and explore unknown territory: the sky above their heads.
Machine de Cirque
Fri., Apr. 27 at 8PM
Tickets: $20 & $30

Courageous, touching and funny, the five guys of Machine de Cirque masterfully handle a teeterboard, juggling clubs, unicycles, drums, and even bath towels! Energizing and daring, Machine de Cirque will move you, dazzle you and make you laugh with its stunning feats.
Pss Pss
Compagnia Baccalà
Sat., May 5 at 7PM
Ages 8+ All tickets: $10

Unique, funny, and very charming, two modern-day clowns sweep us up in a timeless and riveting performance brimming with comic mishaps and infectious mayhem. An hour of pure happiness!
Farfalle
Compagnia TPO
Mon., May 14, 2018 at 9, 10:30AM and 2:30PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9, 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Ages 4+ All tickets: $10

Farfalle creates an innovative, magical relationship between children and performers. Wondrous, other-worldly “sensory gardens” take audiences on a magnificent interactive journey through the story of a butterfly’s life cycle.
 
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