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Seven very different animals seek shelter from the winter cold and snow in a large hollow stump. The cuddly, hand-crafted rod-puppets will enchant any child as the characteristics of each animal are revealed through a unique and descriptive poem and song.

Machinal is inspired by the real-life case of convicted murderer Ruth Snyder.

Back by popular demand, VF Dance Theater takes children on an exciting adventure that explores Thanksgiving. This interactive show encourages children to count, read, move, and solve problems. Known for their athleticism and comedy, VF Dance Theater engages young audiences with this unique holiday performance. Great for the entire family; recommended for ages 3 and up. Performance is followed by a craft.

Dubbed “musical comedy joy” by The New York Times.

Please walk slowly yet maybe fast… into this new world and you might have just discovered Paranormal Cirque!

Don’t miss Scena’s witty take on the battle of the sexes in this brazen, classic play with all-female cast. T

As You Like It, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery.

Billy Elliot Music by Elton John; Book and lyrics by Lee Hall Directed and choreographed by Matthew Gardiner

All 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance. While the 1984 miners’ strike squeezes his family and splits his town, Billy’s passion for ballet first divides, then ultimately unites, the community—and changes his life in extraordinary ways.

Your eyes are limited in how much and how far they can see. Expand your eye’s view of the sky and see how different it looks through a telescope. Explore images from the Hubble Space Telescope and others to reveal the hidden universe.

Take a futuristic journey through our Solar System on a mission to discover a new home to colonize.

Once there was a boy who dreamed a star could be his new friend—if only he could catch one. He tried climbing to the top of the tallest tree. He tried flying in a paper rocket ship. But nothing worked. Just when the boy was about to give up, he discovered something as dazzling and special as the star he was seeking!

Virginia National Ballet presents its 6th annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 23rd, 2018, at 2pm and 7 pm. VNB’s Nutcracker sold out early last year, so be sure to order early to secure your seats!

All 11-year-old Billy wants to do is dance.

Back for a 4th year! The Ghosts remind the stingy mercenary, Ebenezer Scrooge, that ‘mankind should be his business’ …a haunting reminder to everyone. Dicken’s carol of redemption seeks to reclaim Scrooge’s heart and in its song, elevates us all. A classic told how only LCT can do it. Sure to become a family tradition for many years to come. Merry Christmas!

The Northern Virginia Ballet presents its traditional and family-friendly version of this beloved holiday classic

Begin the Christmas season with a sumptuous concert of seasonal favorites and classical standards performed by “the world’s reigning male chorus” (New Yorker).

Celebrate the holidays with SAAM and The Washington Ballet. Acclaimed Artistic Director Julie Kent gives an introduction of how the ballet of the nation’s capital puts on their annual performance of The Nutcracker before dancers perform excerpts from the charming holiday classic. Enjoy holiday crafts, a scavenger hunt, and tasty winter treats from the Courtyard Cafe. Is this your event? Contact us about featuring it on this site or in our newsletter!

The Creative and Performing Arts Center (CAPAC) ushers in the holiday season with a glorious celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ wrapped in the much-anticipated, modern and soul-stirring classic Black Nativity by Langston Hughes.

Students from Osbourn Park, Patriot, and Brentsville District High Schools join forces under the direction of OP’s Choir Director, Dominick Izzo, for their annual Messiah Sing-A-Long