Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve!

All aboard the choo-choo train! Follow the musical adventures of Disney Jr.’s hip-hop train conductor Genevieve and her dancing, beatboxing engineer DC. A Parent’s Choice Award winner featuring diverse, catchy music the entire family can enjoy, Choo-Choo Soul is sure to have audiences of all ages dancing in the aisles!

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
February 20, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

Flying Dog Film Series

“Fargo” (1996)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

Jerry Lundegaard is in a financial jam and is desperate for money. He concocts a plan to have his wife kidnapped and to demand ransom from her wealthy father, which is to be secretly split between Jerry and the perpetrators. Jerry – who’s not the smartest man – hires a couple of uninspired criminals from the frozen northern reaches of Fargo, North Dakota for the job. When a local police officer takes notice, things begin to slip from bad to worse as Jerry helplessly watches on.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi
Duration: 98 min
Genre: Crime, drama, thriller
MPAA: Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
February 22, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Speaker Series presents

Elizabeth Smart

Abduction survivor, motivational speaker, and bestselling author

Elizabeth Smart was abducted on June 5, 2002, sparking what would become one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Fortunately, the police safely returned Smart back to her family on March 12, 2003 after being held prisoner for nine grueling months. Because of this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and national legislation, even testifying before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction. The Founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, Elizabeth has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions.

Elizabeth has chronicled her experiences in the New York Times bestselling book, “My Story.” In addition, she and other abduction survivors worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors guide, titled, “You’re Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment.” The guide is meant to encourage children who have gone through similar experiences not to give up but to know that there is hope for a rewarding life.

Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery continue to motivate parents, law enforcement, and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. She emphasizes vigilance by “everyday” people and the belief that hope always exists to find every missing child. Elizabeth’s example is a daily demonstration that there really is life after a tragic event.

ASL Sign Language2
ASL-interpreted performance

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
February 23, 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

The 2017 Oscar-Nominated Shorts

Don’t miss your chance to see all of the 2017 Oscar-nominated shorts up on the big screen before the Academy Award ceremony! The animated shorts program starts at 7:00pm and the live-action shorts program starts at 9:00pm.

The Best Short Film: Documentary nominees screen the following day at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. For more information, please visit thef3.com/OscarShorts/documentary.html.

 ANIMATED SHORTS

-Borrowed Time – dirs. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, USA
-Pearl – dir. Patrick Osborne, USA
-Piper – dir. Alan Barillaro, USA
-Blind Vaysha – dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada
-The Head Vanishes
-Asteria
-Happy End
-Pear Brandy and Cigarettes – dir. Robert Valley, Canada and UK (Parental guidance recommended)

LIVE ACTION SHORTS

-Ennemis Interieurs – dir. Selim Aazzazi, France
-Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark
-Sing – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary
-Timecode – dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain
-La Femme et la TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Special Film Event
February 24, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets General admission

Teelin Irish Dance Company: Celtic Storm

“Leave your expectations behind and step across the threshold to a place where old customs are ignited with a modern flare.”
–IrishCentral

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, experience the graceful beauty and thundering beats of percussive Irish dance and music. Based in Columbia, Md., this award-winning company has enthralled audiences around the world with their cutting-edge choreography. Whether you’ve seen them before or you’re new to the excitement, don’t miss this amazing and ever-evolving spectacle!

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Dance, Irish, LIVE Series
February 25, 2017 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

Tivoli Discovery Series

Matt Andersen

Deftly exploring both the personal and political, musical powerhouse Matt Andersen has a commanding stage presence and formidable following. With nearly 10 million views on YouTube, a European Blues Award, and a JUNO nomination among his many accolades, this singer/songwriter is fusing gospel and soul for an evening of musical discovery unlike any other.

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

Circo Comedia

“Physical dexterity and bad boy clowning for 60 some minutes of one-ring (half-ring?) entertainment.” –Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

It’s family entertainment at its finest with the unpredictable thrills, side-splitting laughs, and daredevil stunts of Circo Comedia! Following in the tradition of the Quebec Circus, multi-talented duo Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté combine physical finesse, acrobatics, and magic to take comedy to new heights.

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

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2016-2017 SEASON, Acrobats, All Performances, Educational, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly
March 3, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Bria Skonberg

“Poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” –The Wall Street Journal

Back by popular demand, trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg returns with her distinctive medley of classic jazz, world percussion, and old soul. An emerging powerhouse on the New York jazz scene, Skonberg’s unique ability to reimagine standards through a modern prism has her “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (The Wall Street Journal).

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Jazz, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
March 4, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Reads presents

Frederick Reads: Bill Bryson

“Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.” -Chicago Sun Times

Bestselling author Bill Bryson has established himself as one of the worlds most beloved and prolific commentators by finding delight in the minutiae of travel and the subtleties of culture. He has chronicled everything from hiking the Appalachian Trail in the immensely popular “A Walk in the Woods” – named one of TIME magazine’s “All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books” – to capturing the zeitgeist of the Roaring Twenties in “One Summer: America 1927.”

Bryson shot to prominence in the United Kingdom with “Notes from a Small Island,” a humorous travel book that takes readers on an exploration of Great Britain, which was also adapted for television. He received further widespread recognition for “A Short History of Nearly Everything,” a book widely acclaimed for its approachable communication of science. With more than twenty books in circulation, it is his unique comic sensibility that continues to entertain.

For all the acclaim, the award-winning Bryson is as unassuming as any Iowa-born, British citizen can be. He charms audiences with the same warmth, goofy wit, and dry, self-effacing humor that has made his work so universally appealing.

The film adaptation of Bryson’s popular book “A Walk in the Woods” starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte premiered in September 2015.

Presented in part by:

C Burr Artz TrustFCPL.LOGO_1P_CMYK  Frederick Community College
Maryland State Arts Council Plamondon Hospitality Partners

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, FREE Event, Speaking Engagement, Special Event
March 5, 2017 7:30 pm

THEATREWORKS USA PRESENTS

Freedom Train

Explore the true story of Harriet Tubman and her journey to guide over 300 slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Featuring traditional African American spirituals like “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” experience a musical retelling honoring and the power of the human spirit.

Recommended for grades 3-9 in connection with the FCPS social studies curriculum.

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, smARTS Series
March 9, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
March 9, 2017 12:15 pm Buy Tickets