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The complete 2017-2018 season will be announced on Thursday, August 3 at 10am.

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Tickets for the complete 2017-2018 season will go on sale to Weinberg Center members on Thursday, August 10 at 10am.  Receive early access when you become a member for as little as $50!

Tickets for the complete 2017-2018 season will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 17 at 10am.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances
August 3, 2017 10:00 am

Operation Finally Home welcomes

Craig Morgan: American Stories Tour

With Mac Powell & Aly Beaird

Chart-topping singer Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, celebrated outdoorsman, and Army veteran. With signature hits including “Bonfire,” “When I’m Gone,” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” the award-winning entertainer takes the stage with patriotic songs and personal stories celebrating American values and the true meaning of home.

Mark your calendars! The complete 2017-2018 season will be announced on August 3 at 10am.

Sponsored by
WFRE

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music
September 30, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Rocklands Entertainment presents

Red Green: I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe Tour

“Remember, you may have to grow old, but you don’t have to mature.”

After 20 years on TV’s “Possum Lodge” as the infamous handyman who believes that “anything is possible if you use enough duct tape,” comedian Red Green is at it again. Don’t miss as the laugh-a-minute mainstay known worldwide for his humor, insight, and wisdom explores life and the people one encounters along the way… with a few side trips!

Mark your calendars! The complete 2017-2018 season will be announced on August 3 at 10am.

You may also like: Kathleen Madigan

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, LIVE Series
October 12, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Upfront, Inc. presents

Tape Face

“If you see one comedian…this is the one!”
-Adelaide Sunday Mail

Every so often, something magical reminds us that we all have an inner child yearning to be entertained. Through wry, charming humor and hilarious mime, this “America’s Got Talent” finalist has created an international phenomenon that must be seen up close and personal. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll ultimately end up like Tape Face himself: lost for words.

Tickets are now available to Weinberg Center members. Not a member? Join today for as little as $50 and access your tickets early! Tickets will become available to the general public on August 17 at 10am with the complete 2017-2018 season.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, LIVE Series
October 15, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Tickets on sale to Weinberg Center members 6/16 at 10am. Tickets on sale to public 8/17 at 10am.

WCRH 90.5 presents

Steven Curtis Chapman: SCC Solo

“The Michael Jordan of Christian music.”
-TNT

Five-time GRAMMY®-winner Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. With a career spanning thirty years and chart-topping hits like “Live Out Loud,” “Do Everything,” and “Love Take Me Over,” the industry legend weaves a rich tapestry of musical worship, sharing intimate details of his personal journey and the stories behind his most beloved songs.

Mark your calendars! The complete 2017-2018 season will be announced on August 3 at 10am.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music
October 29, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Speaker Series presents

Dr. Temple Grandin

Accomplished Autistic Author and Leading Animal Welfare Expert

Please note that the correct date for this event is January 18, not January 28 as previously included in some materials. Thank you for your understanding!

Tickets for the 2017-2018 season will become available to Weinberg Center members on Thursday, August 10 at 10am. Want early access to the best seats? Become a member today! Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 17. Join our email list to be reminded when they become available.

Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Grandin’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy and intensive teaching enabled Grandin to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard, but mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Grandin to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College in 1970. In 1974 she was employed as Livestock Editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and also worked for Corral Industries on equipment design. In 1975 she earned her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University for her work on the behavior of cattle in different squeeze chutes. Grandin was awarded her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989.

She has done extensive work on the design of handling facilities. Half the cattle in the U.S. and Canada are handled in equipment she has designed for meat plants. Other professional activities include developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry and consulting with McDonalds, Wendy’s International, Burger King, and other companies on animal welfare.

Following her Ph.D. research on the effect of environmental enrichment on the behavior of pigs, she has published several hundred industry publications, book chapters, and technical papers on animal handling, plus 63 refereed journal articles and ten books. She is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, where she continues her research while teaching courses on livestock handling and facility design. Her book “Animals in Translation” was a New York Times bestseller and her book “Livestock Handling and Transport” now has a third edition, which was published in 2007. Other popular books authored by Grandin include “Thinking in Pictures,” “Emergence Labeled Autistic,” “Animals Make us Human,” “Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach,” and “The Way I See It.”

Grandin has received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute. She was named a Distinguished Alumni at Franklin Pierce College and received honorary doctorates from McGill University, University of Illinois, and Duke University. She has also won prestigious industry awards including the Richard L. Knowlton Award from Meat Marketing and Technology Magazine, the Industry Advancement Award from the American Meat Institute and the Beef Top 40 industry leaders, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism. Articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, People, Time, National Public Radio, 20/20, The View, and the BBC. She was also honored in TIME Magazine’s 2010 “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.” In 2011, Grandin was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. In 2012, Grandin was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. HBO has recently premiered a movie about Grandin’s early life and career in the livestock industry. The movie received seven Emmy awards, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award.

ASL Sign Language2

ASL-interpreted performance

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
January 18, 2018 7:30 pm Meet-and-greets available for an additional $75.

Frederick Speaker Series presents

Ted Koppel

Legendary Anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline”

Tickets for the 2017-2018 season will become available to Weinberg Center members on Thursday, August 10 at 10am. Want early access to the best seats? Become a member today! Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 17. Join our email list to be reminded when they become available.

During more than 50 years that he has worked as a professional journalist, Ted Koppel has embodied the term “eyewitness to history.” He covered John F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963, Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Koppel also covered a succession of ten conflicts as an ABC News war correspondent, beginning with Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia in 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971 and finally as an embedded correspondent with the 3rd armored infantry division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

He covered Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign in 1968 and historic visit to the People’s Republic of China in 1972, and Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East in 1973 and 1974. Koppel was with Mikhail Ghorbachev inside the Kremlin on the last day of the Soviet Union and was the first journalist to interview Nelson Mandela at his home in Suweto, South Africa upon his release from 27 years in prison.

Over the course of 26 years as anchor and managing editor of “Nightline,” Koppel became the longest serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history. After leaving ABC in 2005, Koppel and his colleagues produced 20 hours of documentaries for the Discovery Network, where he served as managing editor. Since then, he has worked as a contributing analyst for BBC America and a special correspondent for the NBC News magazine program, “Rock Center.”

In 2012, New York University named Koppel one of the “100 outstanding journalists in the United States in the last 100 years. When he left ABC News after 42 years, he was the most honored reporter in that network’s history, having received more Overseas Press Club awards than the previous record holder, Edward R. Murrow, and eight George Foster Peabody awards. Television’s equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize is the Columbia-DuPont award; Koppel has won 12. He has also been awarded 42 Emmys, including one for lifetime achievement.

Koppel’s most recent book “Lights Out,” a 2015 New York Times bestseller, examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways for America to prepare for a cyber-catastrophe. Koppel serves as commentator and non-fiction book reviewer for the National Public Radio. He is also a contributing columnist to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. As of February 2016, Koppel has undertaken a new assignment for CBS News as Senior Contributor to “The CBS Sunday Morning Show.”

ASL Sign Language2

ASL-interpreted performance

You may also like: Dr. Temple Grandin, Mitch Albom, and Rita Moreno

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
February 22, 2018 7:30 pm Meet-and-greets available for an additional $75.

Frederick Speaker Series presents

Mitch Albom

Bestselling author, columnist, and radio host

Tickets for the 2017-2018 season will become available to Weinberg Center members on Thursday, August 10 at 10am. Want early access to the best seats? Become a member today! Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 17. Join our email list to be reminded when they become available.

Author, philanthropist, columnist, and sports reporter Mitch Albom is an inspiration around the world. His books have sold over 35 million copies and have been translated into over 40 languages. His breakthrough book, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” became an international phenomenon with over 14 million copies sold. Now in its twentieth year, “Tuesdays with Morrie” remains one of the top-selling memoirs of all time, and was adapted into an Emmy award-winning TV movie produced by Oprah Winfrey, starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria.

Albom has founded 10 charities, including nine in the Detroit area, including S.A.Y. Detroit, which operates a family health clinic; A Time to Help, a volunteer organization; and A Hole in the Roof Foundation, which repairs faith-based homeless shelters. He also directs the Have Faith Haiti Mission in Port Au Prince, which helps impoverished children and orphans.

A columnist for The Detroit Free Press since 1985 and a panelist on ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters,” Albom has been named the #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) 13 times. In June 2010 he received the APSE Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement, the biggest prize in sports journalism, and in June 2013, he was inducted into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

Albom hosts two radio shows on WJR-AM. He has appeared on “The Today Show” and “Charlie Rose,” and his articles have been featured in The New York Times, GQ, and Sports Illustrated. Currently, he is developing an hour-long TV show for TNT.

Albom’s books “The First Phone Call from Heaven” and “Have A Little Faith” were both #1 New York Times bestsellers. His beloved book “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list and sold nearly five million copies in its first year; Albom also wrote the screenplay for the ABC TV movie starring Jon Voight and Ellen Burstyn.

His latest book, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,” debuted at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list. In 2017, Albom announced that the sequel to “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” is near completion, and that his next work will be about the children of the Have Faith Haiti Mission.

ASL Sign Language2

ASL-interpreted performance

You may also like: Dr. Temple GrandinTed Koppel, and Rita Moreno

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
March 15, 2018 7:30 pm Meet-and-greets available for an additional $75.

Frederick Speaker Series presents

Rita Moreno

Award-winning singer, dancer, and actress

Tickets for the 2017-2018 season will become available to Weinberg Center members on Thursday, August 10 at 10am. Want early access to the best seats? Become a member today! Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 17. Join our email list to be reminded when they become available.

At just 82 years young, Rita Moreno remains one of the busiest stars in show business. In January 2014, Moreno received the Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her first book, “Rita Moreno: A Memoir,” instantly became a New York Times Bestseller. In 2011, she premiered her one-woman show, “Life Without Make-Up,” an original play about her life and appeared regularly as Fran Drescher’s mother in the TVLand series “Happily Divorced.” She has recently begun production on the Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “One Day at a Time,” for Netflix. This creative diversity has been the hallmark of Moreno’s nearly 70-year career.

She belongs to an elite group of only eight living performers who have won entertainment’s grand slam of the industry’s most prestigious awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy. Her Oscar win came in 1962 as spitfire Anita in the film version of “West Side Story,” for which she also won a Golden Globe. Her Tony win was for her 1975 comedic triumph as Googie Gomez in Broadway’s “The Ritz.” Moreno was awarded a Grammy for her 1972 performance on “The Electric Company Album,” based on the long-running children’s television series. She has won not one, but two Emmys: the first for a 1977 variety appearance on “The Muppet Show” and the following year for a dramatic turn on “The Rockford Files.”

Over the decades, she has collected dozens of other show business awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995. A favorite of Chicago audiences and critics, Moreno received the city’s coveted Joseph Jefferson Award in 1968 as Serafina in “The Rose Tattoo” and in 1985 was awarded the prestigious Sara Siddons Award for her hilarious portrayal of Olive Madison in the female version of “The Odd Couple.”

Moreno was born Rosa Dolores Alverio in Humacao, a small town near the Puerto Rican rain forest. At age 5, she moved with her mother to New York where she soon began dance lessons. She made her Broadway debut at just 13 in “Skydrift,” starring Eli Wallach. Then, in true Hollywood tradition, a talent scout spotted her and arranged for the teen to meet MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, who signed her to a film contract.

Her Hollywood career advanced steadily, including early films with stars such as Richard Widmark, Esther Williams, Mario Lanza, Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power and Gary Cooper. She appeared in “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly and was featured as Tuptim in the classic “The King and I” with Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. Although early roles sometimes found her typecast as a Mexican spitfire or Indian maiden, she also broke the Latina mold playing an Irish teacher, an Italian widow, a female evangelist, a proper Englishwoman and a Southern belle. After her Academy Award for “West Side Story,” Moreno was acknowledged as a major big-screen talent.

Other significant film appearances include: “The Night of the Following Day” with Marlon Brando in 1967, with James Garner in “Marlowe,” as Alan Arkin’s girlfriend in “Popi,” and in Mike Nichol’s production of “Carnal Knowledge.” She reprised the role of Googie Gomez in the film version of “The Ritz,” followed by Alan Alda’s “The Four Seasons,” Columbia Pictures’ acclaimed “I Like it Like That” and “Angus” with George C. Scott.

Her long stage career has included starring roles on both sides of the Atlantic. In London, she appeared in Hal Prince’s 1962 production of “She Loves Me” and in the 1997 West End run of “Sunset Boulevard.” In New York, she has starred in Lorraine Hansbury’s “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,” opposite Robert Shaw in “Gantry,” and with Jimmy Coco in “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” She received a Tony Award nomination for her role in “The National Health” in 1974.

Moreno has guest starred on a wide variety of television productions in the U.S. and abroad. She is proud to have been a featured artist for many years on “The Electric Company,” the highly regarded educational show for children. She starred in her own TV series based on the film 9” to 5.” In 2007, she starred in the CBS series “Cane” and most recently she was one of the leads in the highly acclaimed HBO series “OZ.” Moreno’s latest endeavor has been in cabaret. where she has met with great critical success.

She is involved with a number of civic and charitable organizations and events. Moreno has served on the National Endowment for the Arts and as a Commissioner for the President’s White House Fellowships. She has also served as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. At a White House ceremony in June 2004, Moreno was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. The medal is the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian and ranks only second to the Congressional Medal of Honor as the nation’s highest award. It is conferred on individuals for a lifetime of meritorious service. In 2007, Moreno was inducted into the California Hall of Fame by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2010, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama as well as the Here I Stand Award for activism in the arts and the HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award. In December 2016, she received a Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture.

ASL Sign Language2

ASL-interpreted performance

You may also like: Dr. Temple Grandin, Ted Koppel, and Mitch Albom

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
April 6, 2018 7:30 pm Meet-and-greets available for an additional $75.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of live entertainment!

Looking for the perfect present for that hard-to-shop-for person? Weinberg Center gift certificates never expire, and come in a wide range of denominations. They can be used for any performance of the recipient’s choice!

PURCHASING A GIFT CERTIFICATE | Gift certificates can be purchased online by clicking the orange BUY TICKETS button above, by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street. If you have trouble printing the gift certificate, please call the Box Office during normal business hours.

SHIPPING | We can mail your gift certificate purchase to you or the recipient of your choice. If we are shipping the gift certificate to anyone other than the purchaser, please specify that person and their address in the “Shipping To” field when purchasing online.

GIFT CERTIFICATES NEVER EXPIRE | Please note that our gift certificates print with a date of June 30, 2018 on them. However, there is no expiration date.

REDEEMING A GIFT CERTIFICATE | Gift certificates can only be redeemed at the Box Office. They may be used for any performance, without restriction. Please call ahead (301.600.2828) to reserve your tickets in advance, then bring your gift certificate(s) with you in person to redeem for hard tickets.

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