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.

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!

You may also like: Darlene Love and Storm Large

Photo by Jim Mimna.

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

“Absolutely incredible.” –Rolling Stone

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.

You may also like: Champions of MagicFlip FabriQue: Catch Me! and Catapult

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.

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You may also like: Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Nichols

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.

You may also like: A Christmas Carol and Teelin Irish Dance Company

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.

You may also like: Darlene Love and Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

Ornament

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!

You may also like: Simply Three and Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

Chanticleer

“The world’s reigning male chorus.” –The New Yorker

“They are, to put it directly, one of the world’s best.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“Precise, pure, and deeply felt singing.” –The New York Times

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.

You may also like: The MozART Group

Weinberg Winterfest

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.

Admission is free with with any cash or canned food donation; items collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. No ticket required.

Other events this day: Tuba Christmas and The Beloved Rogue

Photo courtesy of The Frederick News-Post.