Rocky LaPorte Live!

With his unmistakable accent and his hilarious yet endearing delivery, Comedian Rocky Laporte is becoming more well-known by the day. His performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” brought him a standing ovation, and he’s been featured on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which is currently running on Comedy Central.

Rocky’s opened for the likes of, Louie Anderson, Garry Shandling, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Hootie and the Blowfish and the Righteous Brothers just to name a few. Hes done an enormous amount of charity work also. For St Jude’s for Children, N.F.L. Charities, Homeless shelters, cancer research and Police and Fire Dept fundraisers.

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YMCA Broadway Through the Ages

YMCA School of Dance presents

Broadway Through the Ages

Tickets: $12 each, Ages 3 & up

Tickets On Sale: Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 10:00 AM both on-line and at the box office

BE ADVISED: If you have a Voucher you must bring it to the Box Office to redeem for a ticket.  We will NOT be taking Reservations for Patrons without a Voucher.

Children who are only in one act will be receiving a voucher to bring in for a ticket.  These vouchers are ONLY available through YMCA School of Dance.  For further information about these Vouchers, please contact Katie Glover at: 301-663-5131, ext. 1275. 

Children Ages 3 and under do not require a ticket but they do not get a seat. However, if you would like a seat for your Child (Age 3 ONLY), please let the Box Office know and we can print you a Complimentary ticket. Read more »

ESP Goes Broadway

Elower-Sicilia Productions of Dance presents

ESP Goes Broadway

$12 – Adults

$10 – Seniors (62+) and Students (Ages 3-17 & College)

 

Elower-Sicilia Productions (ESP) of Dance and Music, LLC located at 15 Water Street in Thurmont, Md, is a family business founded in 1970 by Linda Elower-Sicilia.

Elower-Sicilia has dedicated her life to sharing her passion for dance and educating dancers in the art form, and providing a positive influence on students’ lives. Linda also founded the ESP Performing Company – a non-profit, touring performing dance company. Kara Sicilia Weedy is the current ESP Performing Company Director.

 ESP’s dance education, as created and designed by Linda, and as developed and evolved with her three daughters Kela Sicilia-Marceron, Kyra Sicilia-Fry and Kara Sicilia Weedy, focuses on technique, positive attitude, and respect.

 ESP has a history of training outstanding dancers. Many ESP students have gone on to pursue successful dance careers as teachers, directors, and performers with agent representation including performing in movies and on cruise ships.

24/7 Dance Studios “WE ARE ONE”

24/7 Dance Studios presents “WE ARE ONE”
Saturday June 6, 2015 –  1:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Sunday June 7, 2015 – at 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM
$12 per Ticket Ages 3 and Up – MATINEE
$16 per Ticket Ages 3 and Up – EVENING
Tickets on sale Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM
(Online and through the Box Office)

ATTENTION: if you are purchasing for this Event on Saturday morning 04/18/15, please read the following carefully:

1)      If you have ANY special needs – walkers, wheelchairs, vision impairment, etc. – you MUST contact the box office at 301-600-2828 for seating accommodations.

2)      The UPSTAIRS Seating is not available for these performances.

3)      There are additional fees when purchasing online or by phone. These fees are ONLINE = $1.75 per ticket + $5 processing fee for your order / PHONE = $5 processing fee for your order.

4)      Please make certain you are purchasing for the CORRECT show.

5)       No Phone Orders can be made until AFTER 10 AM on 04/18/15.

6)       The Air Conditioning will not be operational during the time of this performance. We hope you find this information helpful when making your purchase for this event.  We will NOT be issuing any refunds.  We apologize for this inconvenience and we thank you for your patronage and understanding.

7)       There are NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS.  All Sales are FINAL.

BUYING ONLINE VS. BUYING IN-PERSON

ONLINE:   Due to the high demand of ticket sales for these performances on their on-sale date, our ticketing software company (VENDINI) MAY enact a “crowd control” system.  Once there is a high enough demand, this policy will place you essentially in a line and will inform you of how many patrons are in front of you online.  If you attempt to back out of the transaction you are in, this policy will then move you to the back of the line.  Please remain patient – no patron can move any faster than what the system will allow. Also, given the high demand, you MAY NOT be offered a “pick your own seat” option.  This option is ONLY valid online when the sales demand is BELOW a certain level of demand.  The system will offer you the best seating available (i.e. closest to the stage) for the quantity you have requested.

IN-PERSON:   Please make certain you know many seats you require for each show prior to approaching the counter.  We CANNOT perform exchanges that morning (from 9 AM until 11 AM).  We also ask that you do not use cell phones in line while waiting to make you purchase.  You may NOT ask the box office staff for ticket purchases made online to be printed and picked up on that Saturday UNTIL 11 AM.  Seating availability goes very quickly because online sales are happening at the same time as sales at the box office.

Please call the Box Office for any special needs you may have, or if you are experiencing problems with you online purchases.  301-600-2828

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Sold Out

The performance of MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER scheduled for Sunday April 26, 2015 has had a change in the TIME of the performance.  It is now 7:00 PM.  Thank you.

MMPAC DANCE ON

Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center presents

MMPAC DANCE ON

$13.50 per ticket per Show

$10.00 for Show C if you buy ALL 3 Shows

Tickets on sale Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM

(Online and through the Box Office)

{The BUY PACKAGE link here is ONLY for buying for ALL 3 Shows, same # of tickets per Show. If you are buying for All 3 shows with a different quantity of tickets per show, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or purchase tickets in person.}

ATTENTION: if you are purchasing for this Event on Saturday morning 04/11/15 , please read the following carefully:

1)      There is a limit of 12 tickets per PURCHASER.

2)      If you have ANY special needs – walkers, wheelchairs, vision impairment, etc. – you MUST contact the box office at 301-600-2828 for seating accommodations.  We do not have an elevator.

3)      There are additional fees when purchasing online (or by phone). These fees are ONLINE = $1.75 per ticket + $5 processing fee for your order (PHONE = $5 processing fee for your order).

4)      If you are purchasing all 3 shows AND need the same number of seats per show, you may use the BUY PACKAGE deal online to make that purchase.  Otherwise, you must purchase tickets through the box office to receive the special pricing available for Show C. (This applies ONLY if you are purchasing for all 3 shows.)

5)      Children Ages 1 & Under do not require a ticket but do not get a seat; they may be seated on a lap.  All other patrons must have a ticket to enter the theater proper.

6)       There are NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS.  All Sales are FINAL.

7)       The Air Conditioning will not be operational during the time of this performance. We hope you find this information helpful when making your purchase for this event.  We will NOT be issuing any refunds.  We apologize for this inconvenience and we thank you for your patronage and understanding.

 

BUYING ONLINE VS. BUYING IN-PERSON

ONLINE:   Due to the high demand of ticket sales for these performances on their on-sale date, our ticketing software company (VENDINI) enacts a “crowd control” system.  Once there is a high enough demand, this policy will place you essentially in a line and will inform you of how many patrons are in front of you online.  If you attempt to back out of the transaction you are in, this policy will then move you to the back of the line.  Please remain patient – no patron can move any faster than what the system will allow. Also, given the high demand, you may not be offered a “pick your own seat” option.  This option is only valid online when the sales demand is below a certain level of demand.  The system will offer you the best seating available (i.e. closest to the stage) for the quantity you have requested.

IN-PERSON:   Please make certain you know many seats you require for each show prior to approaching the counter.  THERE ARE NO EXCHANGES.  We also ask that you do not use cell phones in line while waiting to make your purchase.  You may NOT ask the box office staff for ticket purchases made online to be printed and picked up on that Saturday – due to the high volume of sales on that date, we ask that you wait until the following Tuesday to pick up these tickets.  Seating availability goes very quickly because online sales are happening at the same time as sales at the box office.

Due to the high volume of orders we expect on Saturday April 11, 2015, we will NOT be accepting any phone orders for these performances until AFTER 12:00 PM that Saturday.

Please call the Box Office for any special needs you may have, or if you are experiencing problems with your online purchases.  301-600-2828

Americana Tasting

An Americana Music Festival would be incomplete without the American tastes from Chef Bryan Voltaggio. Born and raised in Frederick, Maryland Chef Voltaggio has partnered with the Weinberg Center to offer foods from several of his acclaimed restaurants – VOLT, RANGE and Family Meal – prior to the concerts at the 2nd Annual Americana Festival.

With a tasting ticket you will enjoy pre-show dinner in the theater’s main lobby and upstairs veranda from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and desserts after the show. Dinner will be served at multiple food stations with an unlimited amount of tastings.

Food tickets are $20 in advance or $30 on the day of the event. You must also have a ticket to the concert that evening to participate in this event.

There will also be a cash bar featuring an All American line-up of spirits and beers sponsored by James River Distillery and Commonwealth Gin.

The Menu is as follows:

  •      Zwiegel’s red hots, chili, aerated cheddar, scallions
  •      Deviled eggs, bacon jam, chives
  •      Fried chicken salad sandwich
  •      Buttermilk biscuit sandwich, VA ham, aged cheddar
  •      zesty tomato soup
  •      Cold corn chowder, pimenton oil, queso fresco
  •      Stone ground grits, poached egg, aged cheddar
  •      Cookies
  •      fiddle faddle
  •      s’mores rice krispys

For more information on Chef Bryan Voltaggio and James River Distillery, please visit www.bryanvoltaggio.com and www.jrdistillery.com.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Don’t miss five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter in a unique evening of intimate, acoustic performances. Featuring timeless hits and deep cuts from her beloved 13-album catalog, Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki). Known for hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Carpenter has sold over 13 million records, won five GRAMMY® Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals.

Artist Bio
Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter embarks on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this spring, including her one-night only stop at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter is joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).

Carpenter has spent the past year performing alongside world-renowned orchestras since the release of her debut orchestral album, “Songs From the Movie” (Zoë /Rounder), which was conducted and arranged by six-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Vince Mendoza. Carpenter’s world debut orchestral concert took place on January 24 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In March, she performed two milestone concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Mendoza, and was joined by special guests Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan. Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five GRAMMY® Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals.

www.marychapincarpenter.com

Special Guest Lúnasa

Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles).

Lúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band’s career and boast an impressive back catalogue of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums.

The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. They have been invited to appear at the White House.

www.lunasa.ie

Frederick Reads – ANN PATCHETT

Season of Wonder: Escape the Ordinary

Ann Patchett Interviewed by Maureen Corrigan

Best-selling author Ann Patchett is the keynote speaker for the 10th anniversary season of Frederick Reads. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME in 2012, Patchett will be interviewed by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan on-stage.

 

Ann Patchett is a celebrated author, a devoted reader and a champion of literary culture. She has written eight books and is a frequent contributor to many publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and The Wall Street Journal. She has served on the board of the Nashville Public Library Foundation and in 2011, when the last of Nashville’s bookstores had been shuttered; Patchett declared ”I have no interest in living in a city without a bookstore.” And so, in November of that year she opened Parnassus Books, a new refuge for the written word.

Patchett published her first story in The Paris Review while still a student at Sarah Lawrence College. Bel Canto, her fourth novel, was published in 2001 and was awarded the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. The world-renowned Lyric Opera Company of Chicago has commissioned a production based on that novel that will premiere in 2015. Her most recent novel State of Wonder was published in 2011. The Washington Post called that book “the smartest, most exciting novel of the summer” and Library Journal described it as “superbly rendered.” Patchett is also the author of three works of nonfiction including Truth & Beauty, which won the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage which NPR called “terrific and wide-ranging.”

Patchett’s interviewer, Maureen Corrigan, has been the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air for over 20 years. She is also a columnist for the Washington Post and the critic-in-residence at Georgetown University. In the past, she has written reviews for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and The Nation, among others. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism. In 2012, she served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Corrigan is also the author of two books of her own. Her titles include Leave me Alone I’m Reading and So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by Library Journal.

This event is free and no tickets are required. A fundraising reception precedes the event, and book sales and signing will follow. For more information, contact Donna Bannwolf at dbannwolf@frederickcountymd.gov or 301-600-1629.

Frederick Reads Exclusive Meet and Greet Reception

5:15–6:15 p.m.

$50 per person

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with both nationally known literary luminaries at this fundraising reception prior to the free main event. Attendees will receive a complimentary book and first-choice seating at the on-stage discussion following the reception. Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are required to attend the reception and can be purchased by contacting the Weinberg box office at 301-600-2828. Reception ticket proceeds help Frederick Reads bring notable authors to Frederick for free, public readings.

Frederick Reads is made possible by support from:

 

Curious Iguana, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick Women’s Civic Club, Friends of FCPL, Hood College, Literacy Council of Frederick County, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, Scott Key Center, Tourism Council of Frederick County, and other organizations and individuals