FCPS Fifth Grade Honors Chorus

Each year for the past 28 years, Frederick County Public Schools has sponsored an Honors Chorus Festival for select 5th graders from all FCPS Elementary Schools.  All 5th graders have the option to audition for Honors Chorus.  Upon the conclusion of the auditions, the accepted students from throughout the county then prepare and perform at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

The concert is also video taped and later aired on Channel 18.

Tickets are available at the Weinberg Center Box Office the evening of the show.

2013-2014 SEASON, All Performances, Special Event
April 23, 2014 7:00 pm


April 24, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

The smARTS Series

Teacher from the Black Lagoon & Other Story Books

Theatreworks USA presents:


Friday, April 25 – 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. (1 Hour in length)

An exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Each story is not only entertaining but has a message as well.  Featured storybooks: Teacher From the Black Lagoon , Dogzilla, Grumpy Bird,  I Want My Hat Back  ,Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse , Love Splat, Splat the Cat, The Grasshopper and the Ant.

Recommended for Grades -K-4th in connection with FCPS language arts curriculum.

2013-2014 SEASON, All Performances, smARTS Series
April 25, 2014 10:00 am Buy Tickets
April 25, 2014 12:15 pm Buy Tickets
Diane Rehm


A Conversation with DIANE REHM

Introduced and interviewed by her friend and fellow journalist Knight Kiplinger, with Q&A from the audience.

In 1979, Diane Rehm took over as host of WAMU’s mid-day program, Kaleidoscope, and in 1984, the name was changed to The Diane Rehm Show. In all the ensuing years, Rehm has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our time. In 2010, The Diane Rehm Show won a Shorty Award in the news category. Also in 2010, Rehm won a coveted George Foster Personal Peabody Award in honor of her more than 30 years in public broadcasting.

Rehm’s show has grown from a small local morning call-in show to one of public broadcasting’s most-listened-to programs with more than 2.6 million listeners across the country. Diane’s guests include many of the nation’s top news makers, journalists and authors. Guests include former president Bill Clinton, General Tommy Franks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Julie Andrews and Toni Morrison. The National Journal calls Rehm “the class act of the talk radio world.” The Diane Rehm Show is distributed by National Public RadioNPR Worldwide, and SIRIUS satellite radio.

During Rehm’s speaking engagement with the Frederick Speaker Series, she will be joined on stage by Journalist Knight Kiplinger, Editor-in-Chief and President of Kiplinger Washington Editors, publishers of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Kiplinger.com. He will both host the evening and interview Rehm from the stage.

Knight Kiplinger joined Kiplinger in 1983, after 13 years in daily newspaper journalism, the last six as Washington bureau chief of the Ottaway Newspapers division of Dow Jones. A frequent speaker before business audiences, he has appeared on NPR, CNN, Fox and CNBC, among other networks. He oversees the weekly Kiplinger Letter and writes the Money & Ethics and My Point of View columns in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He majored in government at Cornell University and did graduate study in international economics at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.

A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the event. Reception tickets are an additional $75, and 100% of the proceeds from the reception will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.

2013-2014 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series
April 25, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
In The Mood


April 26, 2014 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
April 26, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

MD Regional Ballet

Maryland Regional Ballet – CINDERELLA

Composer Sergei Prokofiev based “Cinderella” on the Russian version of the fairy tale, where the title character is tormented by her stepsisters and her stepmother and is living a life of drudgery. The family receives an invitation to the Prince’s ball one day, with Cinderella excluded. Her fairy godmother appears, however, and prepares her for the ball with the help of the season fairies, who give her magical gifts of shoes, a cloak, coat and tiara. Cinderella is sent to the ball, where she meets the Prince and falls in love.

Kristi Sharrer-Holland, president of Maryland Regional Ballet, said the organization’s first production of “Cinderella” in Frederick was in 1993, and the show rotates every three years, along with “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty.”

“The score is absolutely magnificent and haunting,” she said of why the show is so special. “It conjures up the true sadness that Cinderella must have felt at her station in life.”

2013-2014 SEASON, All Performances, Special Event
May 3, 2014 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
May 4, 2014 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
Tom Brokaw



Legendary Newsman, NBC News and New York Times Best-selling Author

Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign.

From Los Angeles, Brokaw went to Washington as the White House correspondent during Watergate and as the principal back up for John Chancellor as anchor of NBC Nightly News. Next stop: New York and TODAY followed by his appointment as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

He took over Meet the Press for the 2008 campaign when his close friend and colleague Tim Russert died.

In addition to his daily news gathering responsibilities, Brokaw reported on more than thirty documentaries covering subjects ranging from AIDS, Los Angeles gangs, race, education, medicine, immigration and global warming.

He has an impressive list of firsts, including the first interview with Mikhail Gorbachev; the first network report on human rights abuses in Tibet accompanied by an exclusive interview with the Dali Lama; the only American network anchor to report from Berlin the night the Berlin wall came down.

In 1998 Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation, one of the most popular non-fiction books of the 20th century. He followed that with five other books, including BOOM! Voices Of The Sixties and most recently, The Time Of Our Lives.

He is also a popular essayist for publications ranging from The New York Times to Rolling Stone and a wide assortment of other periodicals and newspapers.

Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition.

2013-2014 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series
May 7, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra

May 9, 2014 7:00 pm
Frederick Childrens Chorus logo

The Frederick Children's Chorus

May 10, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
MMPAC Our World

Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center

MMPAC: Our World, Our Dance

Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center presents


$13.50 per ticket per Show

$10.00 for Show C if you buy ALL 3 Shows

Tickets on sale Saturday, April 5, 2014 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.}

ATTENTION: if you are purchasing for this Event on Saturday morning 04/05/14, 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 2 & Under do not require a ticket but do not get a seat; they may be seated on a lap.



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.  We CANNOT perform exchanges that morning.  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.

We will NOT be accepting phone orders until Tuesday morning.

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

2013-2014 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements, Community Event
May 17, 2014 1:00 pm Buy Tickets
May 17, 2014 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
May 18, 2014 1:00 pm Buy Tickets
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