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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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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Mandolin Orange

“Effortless and beautiful.” –NPR

Breakout Americana duo Mandolin Orange strikes a new chord in celebration of their latest album, “Blindfaller.” Laced with bluegrass, country, and folk, their soaring original harmonies are delighting sold-out audiences nationwide. With stirring lyrics about the passage of time and life on the road, this talented pair returns to Frederick with a refined-yet-rustic sound NPR calls “effortless and beautiful.”

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Classic Albums Live: The Wall

“Thrilling!” –The Toronto Sun

Experience Pink Floyd’s bold concept album “The Wall,” performed note for note, cut for cut… live on stage. Recreating the beauty and depth of emotion in hit songs like “Comfortably Numb” and “Nobody Home,” celebrate the anthem of a generation in this unique concert event. Don’t miss a nostalgic rock ‘n roll recital by the group the Toronto Sun calls “thrilling!”

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The Midtown Men

“…as good as popping Meet the Beatles on my turntable for the first time!” –Time Magazine

Back by popular demand, celebrate the best of the 1960s with this musical tour de force! Featuring four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” this concert event combines authentic choreography and costumes with a lineup of nostalgic favorites, from The Beatles to Motown. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance from the group the NY Daily News says “sounds as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits!”

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The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before is a mystery. Rife with humor and political jabs, The Mountaintop explores what may have transpired in those overnight hours between M.L.K. Jr. and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Now, 50 years after his death, glimpse the human side of a civil rights legend in this Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, presented in a unique radio-theater style.

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In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue

Regretfully, this performance has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be issued if desired; patrons may also choose to transfer their tickets to another show or leave their account credit on file. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or boxoffice@weinbergcenter.org with questions.

Celebrate America’s greatest generation with the music that moved the nation’s spirit! Now in its 24th year, In the Mood features the timeless melodies and rhythms of the big band era, including “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and many more. With authentic arrangements, costumes, and choreography, the fabulous String of Pearls big band orchestra and patriotic entertainers will have audiences aged 8 to 98 cheering for more!

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Rhiannon Giddens – The Freedom Highway Tour

“Detailed, strongly conceived and powerful in its music, singing and songs, Rhiannon Giddens’s Freedom Highway will get to you, and stick with you.” –The Wall Street Journal

Freedom Highway is full of songs [that] sound like they’ve been lurking around the American subconscious for centuries, passed along by oral tradition or via song collectors and academics until they found their way to this particular singer, to this particular album, to this particular moment in history.” –Uncut

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, banjo player, and fiddler Rhiannon Giddens brings her prodigious voice and fierce spirit to Frederick once again. Co-founder of the GRAMMY®-award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and a fan favorite on CMT’s “Nashville,” this powerhouse musician returns to the Weinberg stage in celebration of her latest release, “Freedom Highway.” Don’t miss as original, traditional, and civil rights-era songs combine in an emotionally-charged musical exploration of history.

Join us for a 6:30pm pre-show lecture exploring the importance of music in African American history by Dr. Terry Scott of Hood College’s M.A. Humanities program.

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Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By Ken Ludwig

Laughter is elementary, my dear Watson! The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one and renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the case. Witness five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters, and venture deep into a world filled with disguises, silly accents, and murderous deceit. All is not what it seems… do you know whodunit?

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Photo by Mark Gavin.