August 29 | Setting Up Your Online Profile

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new ticketing system, Spektrix! In this updated system, you’ll be able to access your information, ticket history, and any applicable member benefits in a comprehensive patron profile made just for you.

Have you purchased tickets with us before? Your profile is ready to be set up! Simply select the blue “Reset here” button at the bottom of this login page, enter the email address you’ve used to purchase tickets in the past, and select a new password. (Have multiple patron profiles? Contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or boxoffice@weinbergcenter.org for help in merging them!)

Are you a new customer? Setting up your patron profile takes only a few moments! Select the blue “Register now” button on this login page, enter your information and contact preferences, and you’re good to go.

Once logged in, there’s plenty to explore. You can update your personal details, addresses, and contact preferences at any time. Access any special offers that we may send your way, view and print your Print at Home tickets, and even see past orders.

Are you a Weinberg member? Once you’ve reset your password, you can see your membership level, start date, and expiration date on this page. And the best part is that Spektrix automatically recognizes your status as a Weinberg member… meaning that any special benefits you receive, including early access to tickets, won’t require an access code.

Don’t forget… You can access your account profile at any time by clicking the “My Account” button in the upper-right corner of any Weinberg Center webpage.

Have questions about your patron profile? Feel free to contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or boxoffice@weinbergcenter.org. Be sure to keep an eye out for further functionalities as we roll out additional login experiences later this season. See you at the theater!

August 3 | The 2017-2018 Season is Here!

Hooray! Our complete 2017-2018 season has been announced. This year we are proud to bring you thoughtful speakers, uproarious comedians, and captivating live music — plus family favorites, powerful plays, and classic films galore.

“Putting together a season is always an adventure, as our goal is to present a diverse list of events,” says John Healey, our Executive Theater Manager. “The upcoming season presents some old favorites, but quite a few newcomers that help us fulfill our mission.”

Our 39th season of live entertainment kicks off on September 29 with powerhouse singer Storm Large, best known for her work with the band Pink Martini. From there, our Live! Series will feature “America’s Got Talent” comedian Tape Face, rock n’ roll icon Darlene Love, Grammy-winning ensemble Chanticleer, veteran movie-riffers Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu, and a ton more. They will be joined by dozens of other talented performers, from celebrated favorites like Mandolin Orange to fresh faces like Alicia Olatuja.

We will once again host the Frederick Speaker Series, which is celebrating six seasons of bringing world-class leaders into the community. As previously announced, the lineup features Dr. Temple Grandin, Ted Koppel, Mitch Albom, and Rita Moreno. Word on the street is that tickets for these inspiring events will be the first to go… you’d better move quickly!

Our 2017-2018 Family Series will feature familiar and new characters alike in performances appropriate for all ages. Acrobats swing from the rafters, magicians make the impossible possible, and beloved TV characters jump to life on stage. Make it a family outing when you see Champions of Magic, Flip FabriQue: Catch Me!, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – LIVE!, Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas, and Catapult.

As part of our commitment to keeping the arts affordable, we’ll continue to showcase emerging artists in our pay-what-you-want Tivoli Discovery Series. The 2017-2018 lineup includes Bailen, The Commonheart, Cyrille Aimée, New Breed Brass Band, and Dead Horses. Take a chance and you just may discover your new favorite artist!

Honoring our roots as the former Tivoli movie palace, we’ll continue to present our beloved Silent Film Series, featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. The series begins November 4 with a screening of 1925’s stop motion spectacle “The Lost World.” The popular Flying Dog Film Series returns September 27 with “Tombstone” and will feature films such as “The Princess Bride” and “Dirty Dancing.”

Tickets to all shows are available to Weinberg Center members as of Thursday, August 10. Tickets will become available to the general public on Thursday, August 17 at 10am. Not a member? Join today for as little as $50 (or $35 if you’re under the age of 35)!

So, make your list and mark your calendars! Just a few days until those coveted tickets can be yours. See you at the theater!

July 27 | Meet Your 2018 Speakers

We are pleased to announce the complete lineup for the 2018 Frederick Speaker Series! The celebrated series is entering its sixth year, and its willingness to bring poignant and thought-provoking speakers and their stories to Frederick shows no signs of slowing. From inspirational topics to sensational perspectives, you’ll find it all in the 2018 Frederick Speaker Series. Here’s who’s who this season:

Dr. Temple Grandin is living proof that an individual can thrive against tough odds. Dr. Grandin was diagnosed with autism at a young age and did not even speak until she was four, but her parents fought to keep her out of institutions and in school. Though adversities and challenges were prominent in her adolescence, Dr. Grandin eventually thrived, developing a love for animals. Now, having been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2011, she has revolutionized the livestock industry by designing cattle facilities and working with heavy-hitters such as McDonald’s on animal welfare guidelines. The author of numerous books and the subject of an award-winning HBO film, Dr. Temple Grandin is ready to bring her inspirational story to the citizens of Frederick.

Ted Koppel is best known as the editor and anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” from 1980 to 2005. He continues to be one of the most trusted names in journalism and has won eight George Peabody Awards, 11 duPont-Columbia Awards (television’s equivalent of the Pulitzer), and 42 Emmys. With his trademark wisdom, wit, and warmth, Koppel takes the Weinberg stage to share his observations on the state of the U.S. and the world, providing unmatched analysis of the important foreign policy and political headlines of the day — and, of course, the people behind the scenes.

Mitch Albom is an internationally-renowned and bestselling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. From “Tuesdays with Morrie” to “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” his books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide, have been published in 45 languages, and have been made into Emmy award-winning television movies. A mainstay in American sports journalism, Albom will take his bow in Frederick by weaving personal stories and anecdotes with a captivating message about the potential in all of us for a giving, meaningful life.

Rita Moreno is one of the busiest actresses, singers, and dancers in show business. With star-making turns in “West Side Story,” “The Ritz,” and “The Electric Company” under her belt, the entertainment icon belongs to an elite group of only eight living performers to have won all four of the industry’s most prestigious awards: the Emmy, GRAMMY®, Oscar, and Tony. A Kennedy Center honoree for lifetime contributions to American culture and a recipient of the coveted Presidential Medal of Freedom, Moreno represents the intersection of selfless service and professional achievement. Appearing in Frederick for the first time, the feisty entertainer brings a sense of humor and wealth of personal stories to the stage, exploring the value of diversity, the power of language, and getting older without getting old.


Tickets for the 2018 Frederick Speaker Series will go on sale with the remainder of the Weinberg Center season. Members can gain early access to tickets on August 10 before they’re available to the general public on August 17. (Not a member? Awesome benefits, including early ticket-buying privileges, can be yours for as little as $35!)

These four distinguished guests will join the likes of past speakers that include Dr. Michio Kaku, Cal Ripken Jr., General Colin Powell, Jane Fonda, Tom Brokaw, Bryan Stevenson, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Will you be there, too? See you at the theater!

June 20 | Frederick’s Favorite Films

Since the dawn of movies in the 1890s, people have flocked to theaters and shelled out their cash in the hopes of escaping to a different world, if only for a few hours. Even though most movies provide that craved escape, they may not be particularly memorable or worth re-watching. But some films transcend time and circumstance. They are so moving — or funny, or shocking, or unique — that we carry them with us through our lives and look to them for comfort when we need them most. The art of storytelling through film, when executed masterfully, has the power to captivate audiences generations apart. Let’s take a look at some of Frederick’s favorite movies, and why people consider them to be “classics:”

Rona Mensah, Maryland Ensemble Theater and Weinberg Center for the Arts
“I love Raising Arizona. It’s so quirky. Holly Gunter yelling at Nicholas Cage always makes me laugh. It’s just so different, and I love it.”

Colin McGuire, Frederick News-Post
“My favorite classic movie is also my favorite movie of all time: Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart’s cynicism and wit is unmatched in any form of any era of American cinema ever and he’s at the absolute top of his game here. Meanwhile, Ingrid Bergman plays the One Who Always Gets Away with the perfect amount of charm, seduction, ambivalence and strength. Plus, it’s a love story. And who doesn’t like love stories?”

Marlene England, Curious Iguana
“I love The Sound of Music. When I was in fourth grade I played the role of Marta in my town’s production — I still remember the words to the songs!”

Keri Amorosi, Celebrate Frederick
“A classic movie to me is one that no matter at one point I wonder across it I just have to watch it.  For me that is The Shawshank Redemption. I have always been a fan of watching a book or short story adapted to big screen and Shawshank did not disappoint. An intriguing driving story set against amazing locations and memorable score make this not so short movie one of my favorites.”

Whitney Hahn, Digital Bard
I would have to say that the movie I have probably watched (and quoted) the most is the The Princess Bride. I love the action, the comedy and the characters. For pure looks, it would have to be Blade Runner. Dystopian movies are fairly common now, but in 1982, it was edgy, and the world Ridley Scott created was so rich, gritty and real.”

Melissa Joseph Muntz, Visit Frederick
“If I had to pick a favorite classic movie, I don’t think I could choose between Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz. I have easily watched both of these movies more times than I can count and I still love everything about them. The music, the costumes, the nostalgic feeling they evoke. I also love the fascinating stories behind the making of these classics. There is something to be said for films that are so brilliant that they don’t need modern technology to impress audiences over 50 years later.”

Grace Cassutto, New Spire Arts
My favorite classic movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark. I love Raiders because Indiana Jones is a Nazi-punching, whip-wielding, artifact-saving archeology professor. Add in a bada** love interest, a John Williams score, and a Wilhelm scream and you’ve got a perfect classic movie.”

Leigh Adams, Ausherman Family Foundation
“One of my favorite movies is Hook starting Robin Williams as Peter Pan. I think I could quote the entire movie!”

Branden McGee, Flying Dog Brewery
“One of my favorite classic movies is Good Will Hunting.  How can you not like the line ‘Do you Like Apples? Yeah. Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?’”

Tom England, Dancing Bear Toys
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is my favorite classic film. It’s just such a bizarre movie and I’ve always appreciated Dick Van Dyke’s acting.”

Leeann Dickerson, Downtown Frederick Partnership
I’ll watch Under the Tuscan Sun anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Accidentally moving to Tuscany, then buying (and restoring) a villa has to be the single greatest accident a person can make. I don’t think it’s possible to watch this movie without at least a slight desire to pack your bags and head out on the next ‘Gay Tour of Italy.’”

Bob Miller, WFMD
Raiders of the Lost Ark would have to be my favorite classic movie. It combines everything I like in a movie. It has a throwback feel of your Saturday matinees. It also combines humor, adventure, and great special effects. It’s a great curl under the blanket with a bucket of popcorn movie.”

Stacey Collins, PNC Bank
1999’s The Matrix. The movie that gave action movies a futuristic makeover. And, it opened up a whole new perspective on the time space continuum and what could be possible. Favorite quote: ‘Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.’”

This year, we’ll play host to the Frederick Film Festival yet again. The event aims to provide access and exposure to the art of film, and to cultivate film appreciation through exhibition of films and other film-related educational activities. Come join us from June 23-25 and get a look at the best up-and-coming film directors. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see work by someone who is destined to direct a “classic.”

See you at the theater!

June 13 | A Day in the Life: Manager of Development


What does a Manager of Development do all day? What even IS a Manager of Development? Here at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Rebecca O’Leary handles memberships, sponsorships, grants, and other fundraising duties in an effort to generate dollars in support of our mission and programming. We couldn’t present the world-class live events that we do without our members and sponsors… or without our Manager of Development! Sneak a peek as Rebecca shares her typical day.

9:00am: When I arrive at the Weinberg Center, I chat for a few minutes with Ashley, the Manager of Marketing and Jef, the Box Office Manager, before checking my email and voice messages. Today I have a request from a member to update their email address on file. Maintaining up-to-date contact information for our members is really important so that members receive communications from us, such as thank you letters, greeting cards, and renewal notices. In addition, members enjoy special perks – such as early access to new shows! – and their access codes are communicated to them via email.

10:00am: Speaking of thank you letters, I have a lot to get into the mail today! Thank you letters and receipts go out once a week for folks starting a new membership or renewing an old one. It’s really extraordinary that so many great folks want to support the arts in Frederick, and the Weinberg Center – so, I want to make sure that they know they are a valued part of the Weinberg Center family.

12:00pm: Mail call! Several membership renewals have come in the mail today. Membership renewals are processed once a week, so I take the renewals that came in today’s mail and make any necessary updates in our database before placing them in a folder with renewals that came in the mail earlier in the week. Tomorrow, I’ll process them all through our system.

1:00pm: Part of the funding that makes it possible for the Weinberg to present quality arts programming comes from grants, and one of our grant applications is due today. I double check that the application is completely filled out and that all of the signatures are in place, and that all of the attachments (such as our budget, proof of being a non-profit, and a list of our Board of Directors) are included. Fortunately, the foundation administering the grant is located in downtown Frederick, so I get to enjoy a walk in the beautiful spring weather and hand-deliver the grant package. On the way back, I meet Ashley at Rex’s to grab a huge chicken Caesar salad – it’s been a busy first part of the day, and I’ve worked up an appetite!

2:00pm: After spending all winter doing research, writing a script, and training tour guides, we’ve recently launched free backstage tours of the Weinberg Center that let visitors take a look at areas that are normally off limits to the public. There are over 40 people gathered in the lobby for today’s tour! While I’m upstairs checking out the number of participants, I notice that the invitations for an upcoming Tivoli Society pre-show reception have arrived, after being designed and sent to the printers last week. I grab the box and head back downstairs to start stuffing and addressing the invitations.

3:00pm: While I’m getting Tivoli invitations ready for the mail, our intern is hard at work alphabetizing autographed photos from many of the famous faces who have graced the Weinberg stage over the years. When he finishes alphabetizing, the photos will be placed in chemically inert polyester sleeves and housed in an archival binder, thus ensuring that they will be preserved for generations of future Weinberg visitors to enjoy. This is a process we began almost a year ago, and has been made possible by a kind grant from the Community Foundation of Frederick County.

4:00pm: After the Tivoli invitations are ready to go out in tomorrow’s mail and Ashley and I head over to Voila to take our (almost daily) tea break, I take on the final project of the day: brainstorming sponsor pairings for next season. The Weinberg Center is also very fortunate to have a number of generous corporate donors as well as individual members and foundation gifts. With the current season winding down, and the next quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about which shows on the calendar our corporate partners might be interested in sponsoring. This part of my job is a little bit like matchmaking!

5:00pm: At the end of the workday, I answer any final emails and head out the door. I want to catch a group class at the gym before heading to my electric bass guitar lesson. After that, it’s home to cook dinner with my husband and catch up on some reading, or maybe some Netflix binging.

See you at the theater!

June 9 | We Want to Hear From You!


Our season is drawing to a close, and we’d love to hear from you about which series of shows you enjoyed the most. Here’s a quick refresher…

Live! Series

Our Live! Series brought a variety of entertainment to the Weinberg stage, with shows ranging from a performance of Dark Side of the Moon to William Shatner himself! Mandolin Orange, Straight No Chaser, The Sicilian Tenors, David Sedaris, and more world class acts graced our stage (and signed our green room wall!) this past season with the Live! Series.

Family Series

Wholesome entertainment for the entire family is brought to the Weinberg stage in our Family Series. From Disney favorite Choo Choo Soul to our perennial Tuba Christmas, the entire family was enjoying our shows this season, which also included Dinosaur Zoo Live, The Aluminum Show, and Seussical! Our Family Series was a well rounded delight to young and old!

Tivoli Discovery Series

Your favorite genres, emerging artists, any price to enter. Our pay-what-you-want Tivoli Discovery Series highlights up and coming artist and brings them to the Weinberg stage! In a more intimate setting, patrons are able to discover a new favorite artist or style of music as some of you did this season with the Quebe Sisters, Zora String Quartet, or Girls Guns and Glory. Our Tivoli Discovery Series is sure to keep bringing unknown yet extremely talented artists to the Weinberg!

Frederick Speaker Series

The Frederick Speaker series is an open door to thought-provoking conversation, fresh ideas, and entertaining evenings. This past year we were very fortunate to welcome Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elizabeth Smart, Dr. Bennet Omalu, and of course, Bill Nye! The Frederick Speaker Series has been and will continue to be a highlight amongst the Frederick community in seasons to come.

Silent Film Series

Accompanied by our mighty Wurlitzer organ, classic silent films are shown at the Weinberg, harkening back to our original days as a silent movie theater. This season we showed silent classics such as The Freshman, The Iron Mask, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on Halloween with a costume contest in tow! We even celebrated our 90th anniversary with the same film that was screened on opening night in 1926: The Strong Man!

Flying Dog Film Series

A good time is in store for anyone attending our Flying Dog Film Series! Screenings of “cult classic” films such as Top Gun, Happy Gilmore, Fargo, and Footloose are held and we partner with Frederick’s own Flying Dog brewery for a pre-film happy hour!


There it is! Which of the series did YOU enjoy the most? Let us know your thoughts here and stay tuned to find out what we have in store for you in our upcoming season!

See you at the theater!

May 31 | Summer at the Weinberg


Summer is upon us, which means our stage will be dark for a few months… but, downstairs in the office, our staff is working harder than ever! In anticipation of the 2017-2018 season, webpages must be created, repairs must be made, and artists must be contracted, among many other tasks. We spoke with a few staff members to see how their routines differ during the summer months:

John Healey, Executive Theater Manager

John, who is responsible for overseeing all programming, takes advantage of the summer months by working hard to book the next season! He spends his days searching for new acts to bring the the Weinberg Center that will delight and enrich the Frederick community. Once he selects an artist or show, he contacts the artist’s agent and arranges the performance. Logistics will need to be arranged and incorporated into the contract, including hospitality, travel arrangements, and more. From here, the staff begins the process of preparing the new season!

Jef Ciber, Box Office Manager

There is a lot of monetary talk in Jef’s summer while he preps for the new season. As shows are booked, he begins to delineate price points for the tickets. He works with John and Ashley to determine how show prices should be tiered in an accessible manner, which can include free or low-cost events like our Tivoli Discovery Series. Jef also has to be familiar with the artists contracts, ensuring that their complementary tickets are held and that contractual obligations like correct billing are met. Summer is the time for Jef to build all of the new events into our ticketing system, and to get ready for our season announcement and on-sale! For more about Jef’s busy days, check out his Day in the Life!

Ashley Birdsell Lewis, Manager of Marketing

Ashley spends most of her summer crafting the brochure for upcoming 2017-2018 season. This will be the first information that the public will see about this year’s shows and will serve as the brand for the rest of the year! Her work begins in early May when she begins collecting assets (photos, videos, and bios) from artists that are scheduled to appear. From there, with the help of her co-workers and designers, she builds the brochure, spending much of the summer editing and finalizing. The smaller brochures, rack cards, and ads are created based on the first design. What you see when the season is announced on August 3rd is much of Ashley’s hard work! For more about Ashley’s busy days, check out her Day in the Life!

Rebecca O’Leary, Manager of Development

Over the summer, Rebecca sets out to work with the Weinberg’s sponsors and valued members! She communicates with the sponsors regarding the upcoming season, informing them about upcoming shows and ascertaining how they would like to continue their relationship with the Weinberg. She also reaches out to our members for their annual renewals, organizes their yearly member reception, and makes sure that everyone is ready for when tickets go on sale! Rebecca is wonderful at maintaining our relationships with the Frederick community throughout the whole year, and the summer proves no exception.

Greg Davis, Technical Manager

Greg’s summers focus heavily on the maintenance of the Weinberg; this historic building doesn’t keep itself running! In preparing for the new season, Greg and his team oversee the cleaning and maintenance of the amplifiers, the cleaning of our many lighting fixtures, and the painting of the dressing rooms. It’s important to keep everything fresh and clean for our artists and audiences. Don’t worry… he won’t paint over our famous signature wall! Greg works hard with his technical crew to ensure that the Weinberg Center is up and running at 100% come the start of our our season this fall. The facility is in good hands with Greg!

While summer may be a bit different, it’s a fun time getting ready for our upcoming season and getting our audiences excited for what’s to come. Make sure you’re following along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news — and of course, reading our latest Weinberg Insider installments!

See you at the theater!

May 25 | Share Your Recital Photos With Us


As springtime fades into the summer, the Weinberg’s main programming events wind down — but don’t despair! Spring at the Weinberg means that dance recital season is in full swing. In addition to offering world-class shows and performances, we are proud to provide a space for the community to use for local productions and recitals. From Dance Unlimited to 24/7 Dance Studio, the YMCA to the Maryland Regional Ballet, MMPAC to Elower-Sicilia, we host a plethora of talented young dancers on our stage each spring.

As a tribute to the Frederick community’s dedication to the arts, we want to share your dance recital pictures with us! Now through June 2, send any favorite Weinberg Center recital photos from this year or years past to weinbergintern2@gmail.com. Please include the dancer’s name, age, dance studio, and year of the recital picture.

Selected photos will be included in a dance recital feature here on the Weinberg Insider blog in early June. So, show us your best moves — we can’t wait to see your photos so we can share them for everyone to appreciate.

See you at the theater!

May 23 | A Day in the Life: Arts Management Intern


Each semester, college students have the chance to gain real world, behind-the-scenes experience as an arts management intern at the Weinberg Center. Whether joining us from Hood College, the Mount, FCC, or somewhere further down the road, our interns play an integral role in supporting the Weinberg’s marketing and development teams. José Galarza, who joined us this spring during his final semester at Hood, gives you a sneak peek into this unique opportunity.

11:30am: After my classes for the day are over, I take a nice walk through Frederick as I head to the Weinberg Center. It’s really nice walking through the historic downtown streets and seeing all of the amazing stores and restaurants. Non-profits have been a great influence on my life ever since high school, so it is no doubt that I enjoy coming into the Weinberg Center and learning something new every day!

12:00pm: When I arrive, I am greeted by the wonderful Weinberg staff! Cynthia and David are handling the Box Office while Ashley, Rebecca, and Jef are busy prepping for the next season. I occasionally see Greg handling the stage and tech needs. First, I check both my email and Trello to-do list to see what’s on my schedule for today.

12:15pm: I use the sales tracking software and log the prior week’s sales onto an Excel spreadsheet. Ashley (the Manager of Marketing) and I use this special spreadsheet to see where our progress is in selling tickets for this season’s shows. The list is always long because of how many people love coming to the Weinberg – sometimes more than once!

12:30pm: After sales tracking is done, Rebecca (the Development Manager) hands me a list of people who have donated to the Weinberg Center within the last month. I love making donor phone calls because I get to interact with people who value the Weinberg and contribute their own money to help us successfully execute our mission. It’s great to pick up the phone and give them a big thank you for their contribution!

1:30pm: I need lunch, of course! I sometimes head to Flippin’ Pizza, which is right next to the creek. I enjoy their pizza the most because it reminds me of home. (Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker!)

2:00pm: Back to work. Archiving is not only preservation; it’s a continuous history lesson! I get to carefully clean and sort decades-old portraits and headshots, seeing the multitude of performers that once stood on the historic Weinberg stage. Whenever there is a portrait whose performer I cannot easily identify or Google, Ashley or Jef (our Box Office Manager) is able to name them without hesitation.

3:30pm: After archiving, I take a short break, strolling around the lobby to look at the displays and learn more about the history that has passed through these halls. It’s always a nice refresher – and a history lesson!

4:00pm: Who would have thought writing social media posts would be a challenge? Writing for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram actually takes some thought. I have to understand and articulate the “voice” of the Weinberg Center. But even if it takes time, I’m learning how to connect the Weinberg to the outside world, and we need to reach out to as many people as we can. Social media is a great tool for getting the word out about our shows!

5:00pm: Today went by so quickly! I get my things together and head back to Hood, bidding farewell to the wonderful Weinberg staff on the way out. Back at school, I’ll work on final projects and papers for the rest of the evening. I’m still a college student, after all!

See you at the theater!

May 8 | A Look Back: Our 2016-2017 Season


As flowers begin to bloom and the days grow longer, our 2016-2017 season is coming to a close. It’s been jam-packed with rockin’ musicians, laugh-a-minute comedians, stellar family entertainment, and so much more – so to celebrate, we thought we’d share a few highlights!

Long-time patron, member, and volunteer Monica was our first customer of the season. She snagged her tickets early for Bill Nye, Straight No Chaser, and more.

Our new curtain (courtesy of the First Energy Foundation!) went up in late September before the season began. Tech Manager Greg Davis was all smiles about the much-needed improvement!

The Midtown Men – four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys – kicked off the 2016-2017 season to a standing ovation!

Our friends from Flying Dog Brewery were in the house in October for a screening of The Big Lebowski… with wigs and White Russians, too!

Morticia and Gomez Addams stole the show at our Halloween costume contest, which was held before a screening of the silent film classic “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

Straight No Chaser took over our Instagram account in November to share some backstage hijinks. Their sold-out performance marked their second concert here at the Weinberg Center.

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited for our annual holiday tradition, Weinberg Winterfest! We love welcoming families to this free event each year, which features caroling along with our mighty Wurlitzer organ.

Our building turned 90 years old on December 26 – and we debuted a brand-new commemorative ornament to celebrate! These little beauties are available for sale year-round at the Box Office.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar kicked off the 5th annual Frederick Speaker Series in January, where he spoke about his legendary basketball career and his advocacy work off the court. Some lucky fans were able to meet him at an exclusive meet-and-greet after the event!

New this season, Keyote (of Frederick Keys fame!) joined us in the lobby before each Family Series event. There’s nothing like a hug from everyone’s favorite baseball mascot to get you excited.

In March, Mandolin Orange returned by popular demand, playing to a sold-out house. It was so fun to welcome them back – they last appeared in spring 2016 as part of our Tivoli Discovery Series.

Just last month, The Quebe Sisters hit the stage for a rollickin’ evening of Americana fiddling… but not before they took over our Instagram!

Our season was almost over when Bill Nye the Science Guy finally arrived in Frederick for not one, but TWO sold-out Frederick Speaker Series events! He was excited to help us promote our snazzy Weinberg Center mugs backstage at this recordbreaking show.

All photos are straight from our Instagram, which offers backstage sneak peeks and snaps on the daily! Of course, there were a number of other world-class events that took the stage for our 2016-2017 season, including William Shatner, Arlo Guthrie, and more. What events did you attend this season?

Psst… the 2017-2018 season is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 3 at 10am, when the complete season lineup will be announced. Make sure you stay up-to-date with the new season by subscribing to our email newsletter and following along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

See you at the theater!