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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
Saturday 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!
Sense and Sensibility
Aquila Theatre
Sat., Oct. 7 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

One of Jane Austen’s most popular novels, Sense and Sensibility revolves around the lives of two sisters whose only hope is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy, adapted for the stage in a bold and exciting new production.
Tuesdays With Morrie CANCELLED
Jamie Farr
Tues., Oct. 17 at 7PM

Due to an inability to secure visas for the Canadian participants in this production, the tour of Tuesday's With Morrie starring Jamie Farr has been cancelled. Please contact the box office to return or exchange your tickets. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
Babylon
Sandglass Theater
Fri., Oct. 20 at 7PM
Tickets: $20
Sat., Oct.. 21 at 3PM
Tickets: $15 (special matinee pricing)

The fallen mythic civilization of Babylon becomes a metaphor for the destruction and destabilization that is leading much of the world into a refugee crisis of mythic proportion. Performed by five actors/singers/puppeteers, the puppets bring to life seven refugees at a metaphorical hearing about their need for asylum.
The Capitol Steps
Sat., Oct. 28 at 8PM
Tickets: $35 & $45

With these equal opportunity satirists poking fun at all side of the issues, an evening with The Capitol Steps may be the only thing sure to earn bipartisan support. Their latest album is titled Orange is the New Barack. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy?!
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.
The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)
Reduced Shakespeare Company
Sat., Dec. 2 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is festive, funny, physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send-up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions. Let the RSC rekindle the joy, inner child, and familial dysfunction inside us all!
Christmas with The Annie Moses Band
Sun., Dec. 3 at 2PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

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.
A Chorus Line
Big League Productions
Sat., Jan. 20 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

The singular sensation is back!. A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the chorus line of a Broadway musical. Funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest, A Chorus Line won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1975. This exciting production features the groundbreaking direction and choreography of Michael Bennett.
Chousensha – The Challengers
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
Fri., Jan. 26 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

This wildly entertaining group of energetic young Taiko drummers presents a high-energy spectacle of athleticism, superhuman coordination, and heart-pounding intensity. With drums that weigh up to half a ton, the Yamato drummers’ staggering display of physical strength and their trademark infections energy will leave you feeling totally exhilarated. Continually challenging themselves to reach greater heights, this spirited performance celebrates the strength, hope, dreams and courage in all of us. Feel the uninterrupted vibration of the beat throughout our bodies. We will never lose!
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
The Mountaintop
LA TheatreWorks
Fri., Feb. 9 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagination of events that took place the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Rife with humor and political jabs, this exciting radio-theatre production features a first-rate cast and live sound effects. Contains some mature language.
It’s Dark Outside
The Last Great Hunt
Sat., Feb. 10 at 3 & 7PM
Tickets 3PM/$15, 7PM/$20

From creators of international smash-hit The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer comes an epic western about redemption and dementia. As the sun sets, an old man goes wandering into the night. He is swept up in a surreal western, on the run from a mysterious tracker hell-bent on hunting him down. A heartfelt exploration of dementia told through puppetry, mask, animation and live performance, this award-winning adventure tells the tale of an old man chasing his memories as they escape into the wild.
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!
Voces del Sur
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
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.
Tea For Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty
Elaine Bromka
Fri., Mar. 9 at 2 & 7PM
Tickets: $15

Tea For Three is an intimate portrait of three remarkable first ladies who suddenly found themselves in the limelight. Emmy-award-winning actress Elaine Bromka stars in this deeply moving and witty one-woman play in a performance hailed as a “subtle feat of brilliant acting.”
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.
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.
 
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