2013-2014 Season Series Events

An Evening with Hal Linden

Date & Time

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7 PM

Hal Linden spices up the stage with a dose of nostalgia and a dash of legendary star quality. With a 65-year career in the entertainment business, Hal Linden is best known for his portrayal of the police precinct captain in the hit television series, Barney Miller, for which he earned multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. In 1957, he made his Broadway debut in the musical Bells Are Ringing opposite Judy Holliday and has continued to perform in more than 20 Broadway and off-Broadway productions including Pajama Game, A Christmas Carol, Chicago and Cabaret. In 1971, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The Rothschilds. Backed by a 7-piece band, Linden performs some of America’s greatest songs and Broadway hits. You will get decades worth of knowledge and talent and an entire concert filled with an assortment of poise, entertainment and timeless melodies.
Voiceplay Holiday Concert

Date & Time

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7 PM

Formerly 42Five, Voiceplay comes together to create a new form of entertainment singing songs we all love, from the ’60s to the tunes of today, including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World.” This award-winning a capella quintet is the entertainment for all ages, for all families and for all size audiences. Now you can hear their arrangements of holiday classics and original songs. From the trumpet to the drums, you’ll hear it all from their voices without a glimpse of shiny brass or drumsticks scattered on the floor. This new, innovative group is setting the bar high and using their technique to bring to life vocal impossibilities. Not only do they melt audiences with their flawless harmonies, their charming sense of humor is sure to create a stir in the hearts of everyone.

The Merry Wives of Windsor, American Shakespeare Ctr

Date & Time

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7 PM

Urban legend claims that Queen Elizabeth asked Shakespeare to write a play featuring “the fat knight in love.” In the effervescent The Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff may not be truly in love, but he is certainly in lust. The objects of his desire, two clever Windsor wives, team up to outsmart and outmaneuver one of Shakespeare’s wittiest and most beloved bad boys. Shakespeare blends romance, farce, and festival in his liveliest and most affectionate portrait of domestic life in Elizabeth’s England. Audiences now, as then, cannot resist this comic confection.

The American Shakespeare Center is based in Staunton, VA, and hosts an internationally acclaimed theatre company that performs Shakespeare’s works under their original staging conditions. Home to the ASC’s resident troupe and the ASC on Tour, the Blackfriars Playhouse has been established as one of America’s premier Shakespeare destinations.

John Berry

Date & Time

March 22, 2014 at 7 PM

Using his tenor voice as a spiritual tool, John Berry is a moving, inspiring performer that has the power to touch the hearts of both his loyal fans and newest concert-goers. John recorded and marketed six albums on his own Clear Sky Records label. His regional popularity and those early discs eventually attracted him attention on Music Row. Capitol Records signed him in 1992 and it was then that he had a string of hits including “I Think About It All The Time,” “Change My Mind,” “Kiss Me In The Car,” “What’s In It For Me,” and the #1 Grammy-nominated single “Your Love Amazes Me.” In 1995 he received the Horizon Award and a nomination for Top Male Vocalist by CMA. His performance of the title track CD, O Holy Night, led to his most enduring legacy. John Berry on vocal and guitar adds fiddle and back-up vocal to entertain with a celebration of life, love, faith and good music.
Bach to the Future

Date & Time

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7 PM

Bach to the Future is composed of chart-topping pianist Michael Silverman, pioneer of cutting-edge electronic percussion Rob Silverman, musical-arrangement connoisseur Matt Bollinger and electric violinist Andrew Driscoll. Each musician is a renowned artist in his own right. Michael is an Emmy Award winning composer who has written music for hundreds of film and television productions on CNN, ABC, A&E. Rob is the author of the best-selling “Drumset 101,” Andrew is a Berklee School of Music graduate and has performed with Luciano Pavarotti, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and it was Matt’s interest in arranging Bach’s cello suites for six-string electric bass that was the creation for this unique quartet. Bach to the Future uses unique instruments like the keytar, zendrum and violectra to put a modern twist on the musical stylings of Bach and Beethoven adding a little jazz here, African and Latin rhythms there and a whole lot of personal panache to every part of the show.