Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company presents

December 15, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
December 16, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 16, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
December 17, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company presents

A Christmas Carol

Recommended for grades 5-10 in connection with the FCPS language arts curriculum.

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.

The smARTS Series presents weekday performances for students! All FCPS reservations must be made through the FCPS Elementary VPA office. Tickets are required for homeschool groups of less than 25 and the general public. Download a smARTS Series brochure.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, Holiday, Past Performances, Plays, smARTS Series
December 12, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
December 13, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets

Maryland Regional Ballet presents

The Nutcracker

The stunning artistry of the Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. Under the direction of Joyce Morrison and featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet, it’s a holiday tradition at its finest.

You may also like: A Christmas Carol and Teelin Irish Dance Company

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Dance, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly, Holiday, Past Performances
December 8, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 9, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 9, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 10, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

B.P.O. Elks Lodge #684 & Friend Entertainment USA

Shadows of the 60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown

Back by popular demand! Join us for a jolly blast of holiday cheer as we pay tribute to Motown’s legendary stars, including The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and more. Featuring exquisitely designed costumes and dazzling choreography, the unforgettable hits of the ’60s combine with your favorite holiday songs for a concert event sure to put you in the seasonal spirit.

You may also like: Darlene Love and Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, LIVE Series, Music, Past Performances
December 2, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs presents

“It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946)

Sold Out

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs is proud to present a FREE Movie Screening of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life!”

PLEASE NOTE: We are filled to capacity with Reservations at this time.  However, if we have any empty seats in the house at 15 minutes prior to the show time of 7:00 PM, these seats will become available on a first-come-first-served basis.

A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for, and a life he never wanted to live. As he ages, he sees his youth, dreams and opportunities pass him by. Unknown to George, all of his friends and family have been praying for him to get through those hard times. Told through the point of view of a group of angels, he is met by his guardian angel Clarence, as he contemplates ending his life.

Directors: Frank Capra
Writers: Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay)
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Duration: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Family-Friendly, FREE Event, Holiday, Past Performances, Special Film Event
December 1, 2017 7:00 pm Sold Out This is for RESERVATIONS only; no tickets will be printed.
This event is sold out.

Ornament

These aren’t your mama’s Christmas carols! Acclaimed tribute group Ornament faithfully reproduces the wintery rock sound of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with lights, smoke, and even lasers. Featuring your favorite holiday carols spectacularly reimagined, this 11-piece orchestra is a holiday must-see… even for the Scrooges among us!

You may also like: Simply Three and Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, LIVE Series, Music, Past Performances
November 30, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Flying Dog Film Series

“Edward Scissorhands” (1990)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

A kind inventor is almost finished piecing together his latest creation when fate prevents him from completing his most important project. Edward may seem dangerous, with scissors instead of hands, but when a compassionate Avon lady comes calling, it’s clear that things are going to be changing for him after having been alone in the large empty mansion. What they both don’t realize is that the most important change of all won’t be found in him but in the residents of the sleepy suburb he will be calling home and a young teenage girl whose eyes will be opened.

Please note: This film has replaced the previously-announced screening of “The Princess Bride” for the same date due to licensing restrictions. All tickets for “The Princess Bride” will be honored for “Edward Scissorhands” if so desired. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 with further questions or to process an exchange or refund.

Directors: Tim Burton
Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Duration: 105min
Genre: Drama, romance, fantasy
MPAA: Rated PG-13

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series, Past Performances
November 29, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Flying Dog Film Series

“The Princess Bride” (1987)

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, this screening of “The Princess Bride” will be replaced with a screening of “Edward Scissorhands.” All tickets for “The Princess Bride” will be honored for “Edward Scissorhands” if so desired. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 with further questions or to process an exchange or refund.

When a young boy is sick and bedridden, his grandfather decides to read aloud to entertain him. The story revolves around Buttercup, a young woman who, in the wake of her true love Westley’s untimely death, is betrothed to the sinister Prince Humperdink. When Buttercup is kidnapped as part of a plot to start a war between Humperdink’s country and its neighbor, a masked stranger races the clock to save her before Humperdink can, who plans to use Buttercup as pawn in a much larger evil plan. To save Buttercup, the masked stranger must battle the band of misfits who kidnapped her using his swashbuckling skills and wit, which makes for a story filled with humor, mystery, and above all, romance.

Directors: Rob Reiner
Writers: William Goldman
Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin
Duration: 98 min
Genre: Adventure, family, fantasy
MPAA: Rated PG

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series, Past Performances
November 29, 2017 7:30 pm Ticket-holders: please see information below and contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828.

Junie B. Jones

Recommended for grades K-5 in connection with the FCPS language arts curriculum.

Hooray, hooray! Everyone’s favorite first grader is back in a musical combining three Junie B. classics. From new friend woes to lunch lady hairnets and a one-man band, it’s all captured in her Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal. (And you know what? She might even like first grade, after all!)

The smARTS Series presents weekday performances for students! All FCPS reservations must be made through the FCPS Elementary VPA office. Tickets are required for homeschool groups of less than 25 and the general public. Download a smARTS Series brochure.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, Past Performances, smARTS Series
November 29, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
November 29, 2017 12:15 pm Buy Tickets