“With their potent vocals, this 10-man a cappella outfit gives you plenty of reason to raise a glass.” –People
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis… think again. Neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, Straight No Chaser has emerged as an international phenomenon. Back by popular demand for the third straight year, don’t miss as ten unadulterated human voices come together to make extraordinary music with a sense of humor.
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“It’s impossible not to laugh!” -The New York Times
“A rollicking girls’ night out!” -Boston Globe
“You’ll love it. It’s hilarious. Go see it.” -Joy Behar, The View
Back by popular demand! Four women meet at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 16 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®
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Italian-American crooner Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti first took the world by storm as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” earning the coveted Golden Buzzer from Heidi Klum herself. A former pizza delivery boy turned superstar, this old soul pays homage to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and all the Rat Pack favorites you remember. With a larger-than-life personality and flawless vocals, it’s a don’t-miss concert event sure to make you swoon.
Meet-and-greets are available for an additional $40. A portion of the meet-and-greet proceeds will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Meet-and-greets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or during online checkout. Passes will be mailed to purchaser for all online purchases.
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This month, we have three landmark silent films screening here at the Weinberg Center… all with live accompaniment on our mighty Wurlitzer organ! As works of art, the films can speak for themselves, but how many people know the stories behind the films? Here are just a few fun facts you should know before catching these classics on the big screen:
Harry O. Hoyt’s “The Lost World” (1925) – November 4 at 3:00pm
- “The Lost World” was the first full-length feature film made in the United States that used stop motion animation for its monsters.
- In 1922, before the film’s release, Willis O’Brien’s special effects were shown to the public in some test footage. The effects were so ahead of their time, The New York Times ran a front-page feature calling the film’s world and monsters “extraordinarily lifelike,” and that “if fakes, they were masterpieces.”
Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger” (1927) – November 4 at 8:00pm
- The film is considered to be the start of Hitchcock’s famous psychological-thriller style, which was so shocking at the time that its producer, Michael Balcon, almost shelved the film and ended Hitchcock’s career.
- The film is based off of Marie Belloc Lowndes’ book of the same title, which was based off of a landlady’s anecdote about renting a room to the infamous killer Jack the Ripper.
Alan Crosland’s “The Beloved Rogue” (1927) – November 25 at 8:00pm
- This classic film was lost for over 40 years until a tinted and toned copy was discovered in film pioneer Mary Pickford’s personal film collection during the late 1960’s.
- This was child actor Dickie Moore’s film debut. He is best known for his lead role in the 1933 classic “Oliver Twist.”
See you at the theater!
There’s nothing better than ushering in the holidays with live entertainment! From classics like The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol to musical favorites from Chanticleer, Kellie Pickler, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute, and more, there’s something for everyone at the Weinberg Center this holiday season.
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas
November 24, 2017 | 2:00pm
Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias light up the stage in this magical tale of a young bird named Max who gets separated from his family and ends up at the North Pole. From the acclaimed semi-finalists of “America’s Got Talent,” let this theatrical tale told entirely through moving light characters brighten your holiday season.
November 25, 2017 | 12:00pm
The popular tuba comrades of Frederick return with a variety of brassy Christmas hits, delighting audiences of all ages in an annual Weinberg Center tradition! Join us for an afternoon of holiday fun with as many as 80 regional tuba and euphonium players performing 4-part Christmas carols. This holiday favorite enters its 16th year this season, featuring players ranging from ages 9 to 70!
November 25, 2017 | 3:00pm
Join us for this beloved Weinberg Center tradition! Enjoy a caroling sing-along featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ, a viewing of the silent film “Soup to Nuts,” and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
November 28, 2017 | 7:30pm
GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world for its seamless blend of twelve male voices. Now, “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) ushers in the holidays right here in Frederick, putting their fascinating spin on beloved seasonal standards. Don’t miss this holiday kickoff full of old and new favorites for all ages, from classical to jazz, contemporary favorites, and everything in between.
November 30, 2017 | 7:30pm
These aren’t your mama’s Christmas carols! Acclaimed tribute group Ornament faithfully reproduces the wintery rock sound of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with lights, smoke, and even lasers. Featuring your favorite holiday carols spectacularly reimagined, this 11-piece orchestra is a holiday must-see… even for the Scrooges among us!
“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
December 1, 2017 | 7:00pm
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.
Shadows of the ’60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown
December 2, 2017 | 8:00pm
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.
Maryland Regional Ballet presents
December 8, 2017 | 8:00pm
December 9, 2017 | 2:00pm & 7:00pm
December 10, 2017 | 2:00pm
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.
Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company presents
A Christmas Carol
December 15, 2017 | 7:30pm
December 16, 2017 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
December 17, 2017 | 2:00pm
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 Frederick Children’s Chorus presents
The 23rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along
December 19, 2017 | 8:00pm
In the tradition of the sing-along, the Frederick Chamber Singers will lead an enthusiastic audience through the well-known choruses of Messiah by G. F. Handel. 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.
99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents
Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler
December 22, 2017 | 7:00pm
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.
The Deanna Bogart Band – New Year’s Eve Eve
December 30, 2017 | 7:30pm
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!
Fall is in full swing and winter is just around the corner. That’s right, it’s already November… and over at the Weinberg, we’re all thankful for everything happening this month at the theater. Here’s just a few events that you won’t want to miss:
1 | Experience The Commonheart in this month’s pay-what-you-want performance
Gritty vocals, rocking riffs, and brass horns all come together with this month’s Trivoli Discovery Series act, The Commonheart! Don’t miss the massive 10-piece band as they blend the best of blues, soul, and gospel music. November 2 at 7:30pm
2 | Bask in an evening of bluegrass with Dailey & Vincent
One of America’s most exciting bluegrass duos, Dailey & Vincent, are coming to the Weinberg! Don’t miss out on the one-of-a-kind Grammy-nominated duo hailed by CMT as “the rock stars of bluegrass.” November 3 at 8:00pm
3 | Celebrate America’s veterans with “Pershing’s Own”
Celebrate Veteran’s Day with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” as the 65-piece band honors veterans with an evening of classic music, as well as popular favorites and instrumental features. November 11 at 7:30pm
4 | Watch Simply Three bring two musical worlds together
Old school training meets new school sound when the “highly imaginative” (Maine Today) trio Simply Three returns. The string trio has captivated international audiences with their classical spin on modern hits, including Adele, Coldplay, and more! November 17 at 8:00pm
5 | The MADS bring movie-riffing madness to the theater
“Mystery Science Theater 3000” madmen Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu team up once again to take on the worst movies ever made with live comedic riffing. You won’t want to miss this night of madness, or the free meet-and-greet after the show! November 18 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm
6 | Catch the spirit of the season with Lightwire Theater
The “America’s Got Talent” take Frederick by storm with an electrifying holiday event. With dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias, you won’t want to miss this magical show hailed by Rolling Stone as “absolutely incredible.” November 24 at 2:00pm
7 | Weinberg Winterfest is back!
The beloved Weinberg tradition is back! This year’s Winterfest features caroling along with our mighty Wurlitzer organ, a showing of the classic silent film “Soup to Nuts,” and we’ll even be joined by Santa and Mrs. Claus! November 25 at 3:00pm
8 | Ring in the holiday spirit with Chanticleer
Don’t miss Chanticleer – hailed by The New Yorker as “the world’s reigning male chorus” – as they kick off the holidays with old and new favorites. With their blend of classical and jazz, the “precise, pure, and deeply felt singing” of this choral group is not to be missed! November 28 at 7:30pm
9 | Edward Scissorhands is back on the big screen
Flying Dog’s film series continues with a viewing of the 1990 cult classic “Edward Scissorhands.” Tim Burton’s story follows a gentle man with scissors for hands who’s brought into a new community after a life lived in isolation. Don’t forget to come early for happy hour before the movie! November 29 at 7:30pm
10 | Finish off the month with a rockin’ night of holiday favorites
Your favorite holiday tunes are coming to the Weinberg, but with a new twist thanks to Ornament! The 11-piece orchestral tribute group faithfully reproduces the acclaimed sound, sights, and spectacles of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. November 30 at 7:30pm
See you at the theater!