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Shadows of the 60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown

Back by popular demand! Join us for a jolly blast of holiday cheer as we pay tribute to Motown’s legendary stars, including The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and more. Featuring exquisitely designed costumes and dazzling choreography, the unforgettable hits of the ’60s combine with your favorite holiday songs for a concert event sure to put you in the seasonal spirit.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, LIVE Series, Music
December 2, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Maryland Regional Ballet presents

The Nutcracker

The stunning artistry of the 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.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Dance, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly, Holiday
December 8, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 9, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 9, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 10, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company presents

A Christmas Carol

Recommended for grades 5-10 in connection with the FCPS language arts curriculum.

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.

The smARTS Series presents weekday performances for students! All FCPS reservations must be made through the FCPS Elementary VPA office. Tickets are required for homeschool groups of less than 25 and the general public. Download a smARTS Series brochure.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, Holiday, Plays, smARTS Series
December 12, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
December 13, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company presents

December 15, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
December 16, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
December 16, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
December 17, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

The Frederick Children’s Chorus presents

The 23rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Join us for an annual tradition, 23 years in the making! The Frederick Chamber Singers is the senior level ensemble of the Frederick Children’s Chorus. In the tradition of the sing-along, the Chamber Singers will lead the enthusiastic audience of adults and youth through the well-known choruses of Messiah by G. F. Handel. From the tender “For unto us a Child is Born” to the celebratory “Hallelujah,” Messiah brings to life the drama of the story of the coming of Christ, His suffering, and concludes with exquisite “Amen.” Singers return year after year to the Weinberg Center to revel in the beauty and intricacy of this masterwork. Families make it an annual holiday tradition, and general admission seating allows friends to meet up and sit together.

Artistic Director Judith DuBose will lead the thirty-voice chorus, accompanied by a twenty-piece orchestra, and enhanced by four professional vocal soloists. Each soloist brings to life the words of the Old and New Testament, telling the story of the event celebrated around the globe. Hundreds of singers fill the auditorium, waiting for their turn to sing, and listeners will have the opportunity to sit among them. Singers may bring your score, or purchase one in the lobby, and listeners may follow the lyrics in the program.

The Frederick Children’s Chorus has a thirty-two-year history of presenting breath-taking concerts in and around historic Frederick County. In 2013 the chorus Touring Ensemble was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in Choral Festival directed by the esteemed director, Anton Armstrong. The Chamber Singers consists of high school aged vocalists who annually present this community event. These finely trained singers have been praised for their sensitive artistry and exquisite intonation.  Recently, members of the chorus performed Hymn to St Cecilia by Britten, Rejoice Earth and Heaven by Buxtehude, and Mass of the Children by Rutter.

Artistic Director, Judy DuBose

Judith DuBose is a choral director, clinician and advocate for music activities in school and community settings.  While a music teacher in Montgomery County she taught general music and vocal music in elementary and middle schools.  Prior to teaching in Montgomery County, she taught middle school and high school in Frederick County, MD. She holds a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester State University (PA) and a M.S. in Music Education-Kodály Methods from Loyola University of Baltimore (MD).  She has completed three levels of certification from Choral Music Education Institute, Doreen Rao, Artistic Director.

Mrs. DuBose is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Frederick Children’s Chorus, which she established in 1985.  The Frederick Children’s Chorus, under her direction, has performed throughout the U. S. and has established a reputation for excellence in artistry and musicianship.  In 1995 the chorus expanded to include the Frederick Chamber Singers, a chorus for select high school aged singers.  This ensemble annually presents The Messiah Sing-along at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD.

Mrs. DuBose is an active member of The American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA), Chorus America, and MUSIK (OAKE). She is a popular elementary and middle school clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Holiday, Vocalist
December 19, 2017 8:00 pm

99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents

Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler

Touring together for the first time, country music icons Kellie Pickler (“Red High Heels,” “I Wonder”) and Phil Vassar (“Just Another Day in Paradise,” “American Child”) take the stage in support of their upcoming single. From chart-topping hits to beloved holiday favorites, the award-winning entertainers are sure to delight in a country Christmas concert unlike any other.

Save! Receive a $15 discount when you purchase balcony tickets to Tracy LawrenceJoe Nichols, and Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

Sponsored by
WFRE

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, LIVE Series, Music
December 22, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Flying Dog Film Series

“Trading Places” (1983)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

Louis Winthorpe is a well-off businessman who bickers with his bosses about whether it’s a person’s environment or heredity that determines how well they do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into street hustler Billy Ray Valentine, he assumes Valentine is trying to rob him and has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, Winthorpe’s bosses at the firm decide to make a wager about what would happen if Winthorpe was stripped of his job, home, and social life while Valentine was given Winthorpe’s job. Hilarity ensues when each tries to adhere to the other’s lifestyle.

Directors: John Landis
Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Duration: 116 min
Genre: Comedy
MPAA: Rated R for language, some nudity/sexuality, and drug content

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
December 27, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

The Deanna Bogart Band – New Year’s Eve Eve

“The longtime Washington favorite has won almost two dozen Wammies on the strength of her keyboard skills alone. Her vocal charms and songwriting talent have always been evident.” –The Washington Post

Why wait until New Year’s Eve to start the party when you can dance the night away with a Weinberg favorite? Winner of more than 20 Washington Area Music Awards, this pianist and saxophone star is back and ready to jam. A unique fusion of the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sound creates a prelude to 2018 you won’t want to miss!

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Photo by Jim Mimna.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, Jazz, LIVE Series, Music
December 30, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

January 6, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

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! Hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute around, “1964” recreates an early Fab Four concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. A perennial favorite on the Weinberg stage, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind salute to the boys from Liverpool.

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Photo by Steven Gardner.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Tribute Act, Tribute Band
January 12, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets