The Nutcracker

The stunning artistry of 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

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Dance, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly, Holiday
December 9, 2016 8:00 pm Buy Tickets Group rates available for Groups 20+ through Box Office directly
December 10, 2016 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Group rates available for Groups 20+ through Box Office directly
December 10, 2016 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Group rates available for Groups 20+ through Box Office directly
December 11, 2016 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Group rates available for Groups 20+ through Box Office directly
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Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company presents

A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the classic novel by Charles Dickens. A show for all ages, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.

Recommended for grades 5-10 in connection with the FCPS language arts & literature curriculums.

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, smARTS Series
December 15, 2016 10:00 am Buy Tickets
December 16, 2016 10:00 am Buy Tickets
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December 16, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
December 17, 2016 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 17, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
December 18, 2016 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
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The Frederick Children’s Chorus

22nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along

The Frederick Children’s Chorus will present the 22nd 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.


2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Holiday, Vocalist
December 20, 2016 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents

Diamond Rio

GRAMMY® award-winning country supergroup Diamond Rio celebrates twenty-five years of making music with an unforgettable evening of holiday tunes and favorite hits. It’s all the number one songs you know and love, from “How Your Love Makes Me Feel” and “One More Day” to “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” and “In a Week or Two.” Don’t miss this seasonal treat that’s sure to have you singing along!

You may also like: Arlo Guthrie: Running Down the Road Tour

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
December 21, 2016 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Silent Film Series

“The Strong Man” (1926)

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of our landmark theater with the film that screened on the Tivoli’s opening night. Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ!

A meek Belgian soldier fighting in World War I receives letters and a photo from “Mary Brown,” an American girl he has never met. He becomes infatuated with her, even though there’s long distance to contend with. After the war ends, the young Belgian journeys to America as assistant to a theatrical “strong man,” Zandow the Great. While in America, he searches for Mary Brown… and he finds her, just as word comes that Zandow is incapacitated and the little nebbish must go on stage in his place.

Directors: Frank Capra
Writers: Arthur Ripley, Hal Conklin
Starring: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor
Duration: 75 min
Genre: Comedy

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, SILENT FILM Series
December 23, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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Flying Dog Film Series

“When Harry Met Sally…” (1989)

Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?

Harry and Sally meet after they finish college in Chicago and embark on a road trip together to New York. They don’t hit it off, particularly because Harry believes that a man and a woman can never be just friends. Over the next 10 years, they occasionally bump into each other, and soon become great friends. They share the more intimate details of their lives with one another – hopes, dreams, failures and successes – though there’s no guarantee that the friendship will last after they sleep together.

Directors: Rob Reiner
Writers: Nora Ephron
Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
Duration: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, romance
MPAA: Rated R for sex-related dialogue

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
December 28, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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Cartoon Fest 2017

Experience vintage animations as they were meant to be seen… on the big screen! Honoring the works of Tex Avery, the 2017 Cartoon Fest will feature many of the characters he created, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more. Don’t miss this fantastic annual festival that’s fun for the whole family!

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Family-Friendly, Special Film Event
January 7, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
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1964: The Tribute

“The best Beatles tribute on Earth!” -Rolling Stone

All you need is love … and a little bit of John, Paul, George, and Ringo! Join us for a Fab Four celebration hailed by Rolling Stone as the “best Beatles tribute on Earth.” A perennial favorite on the Weinberg stage, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind salute to the boys from Liverpool.

You may also like: Shadows of the 60’s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Tribute Band
January 13, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Upfront Inc. presents

Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus Tour

“[Madigan is] the funniest woman in America.” -Lewis Black

Winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian, Kathleen Madigan is a favorite on late night talk shows and nationally-syndicated radio alike. With a refreshing take on life’s absurdities and a brand-new Netflix special (“Bothering Jesus”) under her belt, this first-rate funnywoman returns to Frederick for a night of laughs like no other.

You may also like: The Frederick Speaker Series

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, LIVE Series
January 14, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets