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

Five beloved children’s stories come to life in an exciting musical revue! From “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days” to “Interrupting Chicken,” “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride,” and contemporary classics like “The Dot,” join the adventure and delve into your favorite storybooks.

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.

Honors Chorus

Students from Frederick County Public School’s 5th grade Honors Chorus grace the stage of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This year’s guest conductor will be Brent Talbot.  This year also marks the 32nd anniversary of the FCPS Elementary Honors Chorus – an auditioned group of 5th grade students representative of the top 5% of their school’s grade enrollment.  These students rehearse on their own, with their music teachers, and with a professional conductor to prepare for this special concert.  The program represents a wide spectrum of musical genres, and showcases the remarkable talent of our elementary singers.

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.

The MADS: Live Movie-Riffing with MST3K’s Frank Conniff & Trace Beaulieu

Push the button, Frank!

Join “Mystery Science Theater 3000” madmen Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made, with live comedic riffing in the style of their Peabody award-winning TV series. Pop in for one movie or make it a double-feature — then stick around for a free meet-and-greet following the shows.

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“It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946)

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs is proud to present a FREE Movie Screening of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life!”

A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for, and a life he never wanted to live. As he ages, he sees his youth, dreams and opportunities pass him by. Unknown to George, all of his friends and family have been praying for him to get through those hard times. Told through the point of view of a group of angels, he is met by his guardian angel Clarence, as he contemplates ending his life.

Directors: Frank Capra
Writers: Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay)
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Duration: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless

“Consistently funny and occasionally breathtaking.” –Dallas Morning News

Back by popular demand, the stars of the Emmy®-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present an evening of extraordinary improv comedy. Using audience contributions to create hilarious and original scenes, don’t miss this side-splitting live version of the hit television gameshow.

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Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

“One of the finest shows I’ve ever seen!” -KGO Radio

From the birth of rock ‘n roll in the 1940s to the glory years of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, all the way through ‘80s MTV, composer/lyricist Neil Berg pays tribute to the fascinating stories and groundbreaking music of everyone’s favorite genre. With a cast of Broadway headliners and rock ‘n roll icons, this star-studded show pays tribute to five decades of legends, from Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley to The Who, Aerosmith, Springsteen, Journey, and more.

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Dead Horses

“All I know is that I can’t stop listening… But don’t take my word for it. Take a listen for yourself.” –The Huffington Post

Milwaukee-based folk band Dead Horses has cultivated a soulful roots sensibility well beyond their years, fueled by the powerful musical and literary prowess of bandmates Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff. With a timeless sound informed as much by early prose à la Whitman as modern Americana music, it’s a can’t-miss evening for music lovers of all varieties.

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Cartoon Fest 2018

Experience vintage animations as they were meant to be seen… on the big screen!

The 2018 Cartoon Fest will feature the works of a famous animator to be announced at a later date. Don’t miss this fantastic annual festival that’s fun for the whole family!

 

“Tombstone” (1993)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

After a successful career as a lawman in the 1880s, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona in the hopes of getting rich in obscurity. There, he is reunited with his brothers and his old friend Doc Holliday. Earp’s hopes for a quiet retirement are dashed when a band of outlaws called The Cowboys start causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence. The Cowboys’ climactic confrontation with Holliday and the Earps is based on real life events from the gunfight at O.K. Corral.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Writers: Kevin Jarre
Starring: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott
Duration: 130 minutes
Genre: Action, biography, drama
MPAA: Rated R for violence

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery