Maryland Ensemble Theatre returns to the Weinberg Center for the sixteenth straight year with their annual production of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future once again remind us of the true meaning of the holidays in this heartwarming adaptation that will delight audiences of all ages! The show, which received five stars in Maryland Theatre Guide last year, runs the weekend of December 20th.
Maryland Ensemble Theatre's FUN Company
The Frederick Children’s Chorus
The Frederick Children’s Chorus will present the 20th annual Messiah Sing-along at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Performers on stage will include a thirty-voice chorus, twenty-piece orchestra, and four soloists, led by Judith DuBose, Artistic Director. In the audience will be several hundred singers, waiting for their turn to sing, and listeners who have the opportunity to sit among the singers. Each year for eighteen years an enthusiastic audience has gathered, ready to sing the well-known choruses of Messiah by G. F. Handel.
Flying Dog Brewery
Happy Hour begins at 6:30 PM in our Outer Lobby!
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe
Runtime: 101 minutes
Frank, a TV Network President and a modern day Mr. Ba Humbug, places everybody else last, but his holiday spirit changes when he is visited by three zany ghosts.
Why wait until New Year’s Eve to start the party? Dance the night away with the Deanna Bogart Band! Experience the Maryland-based award-winning blues musician and her band as they fuse the energy of the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sounds.
Deanna Bogart’s live concerts are a one-of-a-kind experience. The multi-instrumentalist blues and boogie pianist/saxophonist/singer/ songwriter combines the energy of 1930s style boogie piano blues with pretty much everything—going anywhere she’s musically compelled to go. Bogart began to develop her unique style in the Maryland-based band Cowboy Jazz, a western swing group. She later played R&B with the Washington D.C.-based Root Boy Slim and launched her own band in 1988. Bogart has amassed more than 20 WAMMIES (Washington Area Music Awards), and has received The Blues Music Award for Horn Instrumentalist of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010, as well as a nomination for Piano Player of the Year in 2013. She is an avid educator and mentor and has played for U.S. troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt, including an historic concert at the Pyramids. Bogart is accompanied by band mates Scott Ambush (bass), Dan Leonard (guitar) and Mike Aubin (drums).
FLYING DOG MOVIE SERIES
Spend a Saturday afternoon with animation on the big screen. Featuring classic cartoons from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s as they were meant to be seen … on a movie screen!
A fantastic event for the whole family. Join us for this unique experience in Frederick. Only at the Weinberg Center.
Flying Dog Movie Series
A Silent Film featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer organ!
Organist: Michael Britt
Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.
Frederick Speaker Series
Oscar®-winning actress, New York Times best-selling author, activist, fitness expert
Jane Fonda’s work on stage and screen has earned numerous nominations and awards, including Oscars for Best Actress in Klute (1971) and Best Actress in Coming Home (1978), and an Emmy for her performance in The Dollmaker.
Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry with the release of Jane Fonda’s Workout in 1982 then followed with the production of 23 home exercise videos, 13 audio recordings, and five books–selling 17 million copies all together. In May 2005, Random House published Fonda’s memoir, My Life So Far, which immediately went to #1 on The New York Times bestseller list. That same spring, Monster-in-Law, her first film in 15 years, also became the #1 box office hit making Fonda the first person to simultaneously have a #1 book and #1 movie.
Fonda is the founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at the Emory University School of Medicine. Fonda also sits on the boards of Women and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Women’s Media Center (which she co-founded in 2004), and V-Day. A former UN Goodwill Ambassador, she is a frequent speaker on a variety of subjects including: motivation, health and wellness, business, women’s issues, achievement and perseverance.
Frederick Film Festival and the Weinberg Center for the Arts
The Maryland International Kids FilmFest (MIKFF) welcomes you to our 5th annual festival held on January 17 at the beautiful Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland. You will be amazed at the wide-ranging films for the young and the young at heart presented at this event. Nearly 50 films over the course of the day as well as animation workshops, and special feature in the early evening.
The MIKFF is committed to providing quality, entertaining fim programming for young people. This festival is the only film festival in the region aimed entirely at the younger set. Programs will be organized by age to insure that presentations are age-appropriate.
Do not miss this opportunity to see world-class children’s film in as gorgeous a setting as the Weinberg Center.
Mills Entertainment and Gables Grove Productions presents
Come Join Sid the Science Kid and all his pals in this live stage show!
Sid, Gabriela, Gerald and May invite you and your family to join them as they take an incredible journey through the five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch, and discover that there’s a very special, super-duper sixth sense! Teacher Susie leads the kids and the audience through a musical adventure jam packed with special sensory effects that fill the theatre–sure to engage sight, smell, sound and more! Jive to the music from the hit PBS Kids television series and join Sid and his friends as they explore lots of interactive moments with the audience that will bring out the curious scientist in your kid!
Find out “What’s the Big Idea?” with Sid the Science Kid: LIVE!
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents
Brahms’ Violin Concerto
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Jonathan Carney, violin
Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks”
Mozart: Symphony No. 35
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jonathan Carney takes the stage to perform the beloved violin concerto of Brahms.
About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland with innovative education and community outreach initiatives.
The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s leadership has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences.
In recent years, Marin Alsop and the BSO have been regularly invited to Carnegie Hall, including Maestra Alsop’s debut in February 2008, a critically acclaimed appearance later the same year to perform Bernstein’s Mass, further performances in November 2010 and again in November 2011 for a performance of Honegger’s dramatic oratorio Jeanne d’Arc au Bucher. The Orchestra under Maestra Alsop undertook their first domestic tour in March 2012 to the West Coast, including a three-day residency at the University of California, Berkeley.