“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s stories collide in an unforgettable musical caper! When Horton the elephant hears a cry for help coming from a dust speck, he promises to rescue its tiny inhabitants because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

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

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, smARTS Series
January 20, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
January 20, 2017 12:15 pm Buy Tickets


“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide in an unforgettable musical caper! When Horton the elephant hears a small cry for help coming from a speck of dust, he promises to rescue its tiny inhabitants because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Free children’s books will be distributed prior to the show courtesy of Wonder Book and Video.

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly, Musicals
January 21, 2017 11:00 am Buy Tickets
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Silent Film Series

“The Iron Mask” (1929)

Douglas Fairbanks’ final silent film appearance, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ!

King Louis XIII of France is thrilled that his wife has bore a son – an heir to the throne. But when the she delivers twins, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution. He sends the twin to Spain to be raised in secret, to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D’Artagnan, off to a convent. D’Artagnan hears of this and rallies the three Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu outsmarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever, and enlists D’Artagnan to look after the young prince. Meanwhile, de Rochefort learns of the twins and Richelieu’s plans, and kidnaps the twin, raising him in secret. Many years later, with Richelieu dead and the young prince crowned King Louis XIV, Rochefort kidnaps the current king and places his twin on the throne. The former king is forced to wear an iron mask so as not to be recognized, and is held prisoner in a castle. D’Artagnan realizes that only his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis can help him derail Rochefort’s nefarious plot, but it comes at a price.

Directors: Allan Dwan
Writers: Lotta Woods, Douglas Fairbanks
Starring: Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier
Duration: 95 min
Genre: Adventure, drama, romance

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, SILENT FILM Series
January 21, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Flying Dog Film Series

“Footloose” (1984)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he’s in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can’t believe he’s living in a town where rock music and dancing are illegal. He finds solace in the company of Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely girl with a jealous boyfriend. Only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the dance ordinance and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople.

Directors: Herbert Ross
Writers: Dean Pitchford
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow
Duration: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, music, romance
MPAA: Rated PG for sexual references, some violence, and profanity

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
January 25, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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Frederick Speaker Series presents

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA all-time leading scorer, bestselling author, and U.S. Cultural Ambassador

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. A triumphant CML Leukemia cancer survivor, he has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially-relevant and politically-controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, he offers his perspectives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues as a nationally recognized speaker. His new political book, “Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White” was released in August 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.

In 2012, Abdul-Jabbar was appointed to be the U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is the founder and chairman of the Skyhook Foundation, whose mission is to “give kids a shot that can’t be blocked” by bringing educational opportunities to under-served communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. Abdul-Jabbar’s most recent projects include the HBO Sports documentary “Kareem: Minority of One,” which debuted in early November 2015 as HBO’s most-watched and highest-rated sports documentary. His debut fiction novel “Mycroft Holmes” — the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes’s savvy older brother — was released by Titan Publishing in September 2015. Following the success of his novel, the comic “Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook” was released in July 2016.

PNC Bank

ASL Sign Language2
ASL-interpreted performance

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
January 26, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Meet-&-greets available for an additional $75 each. Please contact the Box Office to purchase.

Frederick Film Festival presents

January 28, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
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Tivoli Discovery Series

Liz Vice

Devout songs in vintage, tambourine-shaking soul style.” –The New York Times

Infusing gospel, soul, and R&B with a love of storytelling, Oregon-based vocalist Liz Vice brings her timeless-yet-vibrant sensibility to the Weinberg stage. Overcoming a debilitating autoimmune disease in her youth, Vice found music offered a new lease on life. Now, this transcendent singer serves up deep-rooted spirituality, dynamic vocals, and illuminating lyrics in a concert you won’t soon forget.

You may also like: Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Music, R & B Music, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series, Vocalist
February 2, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Pay-what-you-want ($10 suggested donation)

American Conservation Film Festival presents

American Conservation Film Festival: Best of the Fest 2017

The American Conservation Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest” 2017 will feature a reception with Randy Motz (Windtalker) and a Flying Dog beer tasting prior to the screenings.

Films will include:

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Special Film Event, Special Film Events
February 3, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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February 9, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
February 9, 2017 12:15 pm Buy Tickets
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Jon Spelman: Facing the Bull

“A stunning wordsmith and riveting performer.” –The Washington Post

With his trademark humor and light-hearted honesty, master storyteller Jon Spelman regales audiences with the true tale of his journey with cancer, from diagnosis to recovery. An NPR collaborator and Emmy® award-winning performer, Spelman expertly juxtaposes fear, resilience, and fragility with the robust joy of just being alive.

Sponsored in part by:
Maryland State Arts Council

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series
February 10, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets Recommended for ages 13 and above.