Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Madcap mastermind Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo) reinvents Sir Arthur  Conan Doyle’s 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, into a hilarious romp about everyone’s favorite detective and his most famous case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the mystery of the curse before it dooms the newest heir. With only five energetic actors playing the roles of more than 40 quirky characters, this production from America’s oldest theater company takes the audience on a sidesplitting caper through the Devonshire moors, crowded railway stations, foggy London streets, and gloomy baronial mansions, where the duo searches for clues, runs into dead ends, and puzzles out the truth for the shockingly funny conclusion.

Tickets: $44, $37, $26
Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company 45 minutes before the performance.

American Festival Pops Orchestra

The talented musicians of the American Festival Pops Orchestra set an amorous mood for you and your loved one in a performance of romantic standards just in time for Valentine’s Day. This concert features some of the 20th century’s most popular love songs and film scores
including the love theme from Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On,” and music from The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Under the esteemed leadership of conductor Anthony Maiello, the most accomplished musicians in the region come together for this special evening to present an
exciting and nostalgic program of romantic and memorable music.

Tickets: $50, $43, $30
Pre-Performance Discussion with Bryan Kidd begins 45 minutes before the performance.

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Stefan Solyom, conductor
Catherine Manoukian, violin

Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 “Eroica”

One of Sweden’s oldest orchestras presents a dynamic concert that combines the traditional with the iconoclastic. Under the direction of Stefan Solyom, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) with its 61 musicians and violin virtuoso Catherine Manoukian perform a
thrilling all-Beethoven program, including one of his most celebrated works, the Eroica Symphony. The HSO has performed at many prominent European venues, including three recent sold-out performances at the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg and in Vienna. Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter applauded the HSO’s performance of Beethoven’s Eroica as “…a brutally life-affirming spring river. A grand performance!”

Tickets: $60, $51, $36
Pre-Performance Discussion with a Member of the Company begins 45 minutes before the performance.

Movie Magic Secrets

Ever wonder how they did that? Now the whole family can get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects professionals who’ve worked on action-packed blockbusters like The
Dark Knight Rises, Guardians of the Galaxy, Phantom of the Opera, and Game of Thrones for thrilling and revealing insights that bring the audience closer to the action than ever before. Feel the heat from an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, be blown away by
apocalyptic weather, and hold on tight through huge explosions!

“Be prepared to be stunned. This really is a show unlike what you’ve seen before.” (Essex Chronicle)

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Disclaimer: This explosive family show will feature special effect sequences that include pyrotechnics, loud sounds, and more. For your safety and comfort, the audience will be protected by an impact-resistant glass during a portion of the show.

Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children

Movie Magic

Ever wonder how they did that? Now the whole family can get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects professionals who’ve worked on action-packed blockbusters like The
Dark Knight Rises, Guardians of the Galaxy, Phantom of the Opera, and Game of Thrones for thrilling and revealing insights that bring the audience closer to the action than ever before. Feel the heat from an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, be blown away by
apocalyptic weather, and hold on tight through huge explosions!

“Be prepared to be stunned. This really is a show unlike what you’ve seen before.” (Essex Chronicle)

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Disclaimer: This explosive family show will feature special effect sequences that include pyrotechnics, loud sounds, and more. For your safety and comfort, the audience will be protected by an impact-resistant glass during a portion of the show.

Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children

Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out

Follow the evolution of Celtic culture in Stepping Out, a high-energy extravaganza of sights and sounds presented by Dublin Irish Dance. These accomplished Irish step-dancers and musicians take the audience on a journey, exploring the history of the Celtic cultural experience through song and dance. This entertaining production reveals the influences that have shaped Irish music and dance throughout recent history: from the farms of rural Ireland in the 1800s to the Great Famine and the resulting mass migration to New York, where Irish and American cultures blended and influenced each other. Many of the artists in this ensemble have performed with popular acts like Riverdance, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. With the lightning-fast footwork of the step-dancers, the spirited melodies of an eight-member traditional Irish band, and the lovely sounds of their Irish vocalist, this performance is sure to amaze.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company 45 minutes before the performance.
Tickets: $50, $43, $30

Star Wars Days

Coming from a galaxy far, far away…..
Star Wars Days returns on December 2nd and 3rd at Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, VA
Star Wars Days is a one of kind place for Star Wars, Sci-Fi, fantansy, Pop culture, STEM, comics and anime.
Enjoy great merchandise from our vendors and artists. (This is the place for your Christmas shopping.)
We have games, crafts, and a Jedi Training Academy for our young padawans.
Put out a bounty on your friends and have out bounty hunters take them away.
Enjoy panels and discussions.
Costume contests both days. Jedi mind tricks won’t work at our silent auction, only bidding!
Our gaming room with have board games, X-Wing Miniature tables and more.
Special Cub Scout activities and Boy Scout Merit Badge classes.
Tickets are available online now at www.StarWarsDays.com!
Proceed support local area Boy Scouts.

Sparks Youth Fitness Studio

New fitness studio for kids is having a grand opening and open house Saturday, November 18 10am-2pm. Free admission!

Green buffers

Green buffers are at risk – what’s up with that?

Over the long run, buffers raise property values and attract economic development. But developers say they consider buffers to be “unusable space” that limits profitability.

Join Prince William Conservation Alliance to hear the latest about ongoing efforts to protect green open space. Share your views, meet new friends and have fun.

Free. Buy your own beer, appetizers provided.

RSVP appreciated to alliance@ pwconserve.org or 703.499.4954

National Healthcareer Association certifications

Join Stratford University and National Healthcareer Association to explore certifications and education opportunities. Learn how NHA certifications can help improve earning potential, open doors for a rewarding career in healthcare, and give you the ability to access more opportunities. Take advantage of the Health Sciences programs that Stratford University has to offer.

This is a free event open to all Stratford University students, alumni, and the DC metro community.

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