Events

SkateTacular Dreams on Ice
1/26/2018  Waynesboro City

Join an all-star cast of world famous professional ice skaters, singers, dancers, and cirque acts as they glide across the stage in an ice experience like no other. Introducing "Skateacular Dreams On Ice": the first ever ALL ORIGINAL live sung ice musical, featuring a one of a kind soundtrack from Mirror Mirror Music. Follow the skaters as they dream through the seasons in search for eternal winter, but beware nothing is more powerful than your imagination. For in a moment you could be skating right into a fiery solstice or winter storm. It’s up to the audience to help Ella find her path back to her winter dream. This new age ice show is a great interactive show for all ages. Featuring a wonderful storyline that is sure to connect with all audiences worldwide. An amazing mix of the music of today with a twist of cirque and comedy.

Monday Movie Classics
1/29/2018  Waynesboro City

Movie classics at 2pm - 7pm.

Jan. 8: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (1967) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
Jan. 15: “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962) Bette Davis, Joan Crawford
Jan. 22: “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1939) Robert Donat, Greer Garson
Jan. 29: “Howard’s End” (1992) Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson
Feb. 5: “Cape Fear” (1962) Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum
Feb. 12: “The War of the Worlds” (1953) Gene Barry, Ann Robinson
Feb. 19: “The Last Picture Show” (1971) Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges
Feb. 26: “Singin’ In the Rain” (1952) Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds
March 5: “The Searchers” (1956) John Wayne
March 12: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
March 19: “The Seven Year Itch” (1955) Marilyn Monroe
March 26: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946) Lana Turner, John Garfield
April 2: “I Know Where I’m Going” (1945) Wendy Hiller
April 9: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston
April 16: “Matewan” (1987) Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones
April 23: “Hud” (1963) Paul Newman, Patricia Neal
April 30: “M.A.S.H.” (1970) Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould
May 7: “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) Henry Fonda
May 14: “American Graffiti” (1973) Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard
May 21: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) Fredric March
June 4: “Psycho” (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh
June 11: “Chinatown” (1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
June 18: “A Tale of Two Cities” (1935) Ronald Coleman
June 25: “Annie Hall” (1977) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

First Fridays Downtown
2/2/2018  Harrisonburg City

Stroll the streets of downtown Harrisonburg the first Friday of every month and enjoy extended hours at many shops street sign First Fridays Downtown and businesses while viewing art and enjoying performances by local artists, musicians, and more.

This monthly event is led by the Arts Council of the Valley in partnership with more than thirty downtown businesses and countless regional creators in the visual, performing, and literary arts. First Fridays runs from 5pm until 8pm.

Since 2009, the Darrin-McHone Art Gallery, the Arts Council's visual arts space, has presented over 50 month-long art exhibitions by some of the area's leading artists. Our exhibition openings take place on the First Friday of the month.

 

The Burt Bacharach Songbook
2/2/2018  Waynesboro City

Join us for an evening of song with the music of Burt Bacharach. A six time Grammy Award winner, Bacharach is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. The performance will be starring Wanda Eaves-Taylor and the valley's best vocalists. Join us as we take you on a journey of some of the best songs ever written. The show includes all time favorites "Close to You", "Walk on By", "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" and many more!

The Burt Bacharach Songbook
2/3/2018  Waynesboro City

Join us for an evening of song with the music of Burt Bacharach. A six time Grammy Award winner, Bacharach is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. The performance will be starring Wanda Eaves-Taylor and the valley's best vocalists. Join us as we take you on a journey of some of the best songs ever written. The show includes all time favorites "Close to You", "Walk on By", "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" and many more!

Cantus - Discovery of Sight
2/4/2018  Harrisonburg City

Hailed by The Washington Post as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power,” Cantus is among the finest a cappella vocal ensembles known worldwide for its musical versatility, “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) sound, and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Working without a conductor, Cantus is dedicated to performing vital and enduring music, creating programs that are accessible to a wide range of audiences. Discovery of Sight features seasoned masterpieces like Richard Strauss’ Traumlicht and Franz Shubert’s Die Nacht, as well as newer works including Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque and a world premiere commission by Gabriel Kahane. At its heart, however, Discovery of Sight revels in the mystery, science, and poetry of what it means to truly “see.” Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cantus has released 17 albums and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Chorus America’s highest honor, the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence (2009). This performance features a guest appearance by JMU’s Madison Singers. www.cantussings.org

Monday Movie Classics
2/5/2018  Waynesboro City

Movie classics at 2pm - 7pm.

Jan. 8: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (1967) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
Jan. 15: “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962) Bette Davis, Joan Crawford
Jan. 22: “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1939) Robert Donat, Greer Garson
Jan. 29: “Howard’s End” (1992) Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson
Feb. 5: “Cape Fear” (1962) Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum
Feb. 12: “The War of the Worlds” (1953) Gene Barry, Ann Robinson
Feb. 19: “The Last Picture Show” (1971) Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges
Feb. 26: “Singin’ In the Rain” (1952) Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds
March 5: “The Searchers” (1956) John Wayne
March 12: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
March 19: “The Seven Year Itch” (1955) Marilyn Monroe
March 26: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946) Lana Turner, John Garfield
April 2: “I Know Where I’m Going” (1945) Wendy Hiller
April 9: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston
April 16: “Matewan” (1987) Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones
April 23: “Hud” (1963) Paul Newman, Patricia Neal
April 30: “M.A.S.H.” (1970) Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould
May 7: “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) Henry Fonda
May 14: “American Graffiti” (1973) Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard
May 21: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) Fredric March
June 4: “Psycho” (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh
June 11: “Chinatown” (1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
June 18: “A Tale of Two Cities” (1935) Ronald Coleman
June 25: “Annie Hall” (1977) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

The Wayne Theatre presents a series of six independent films. 

Sept. 7: “Deej”: Abandoned by his birth and presumed incompetent, "Deej" found not only a family but a life in words. In this collaboration a filmmaker and a nonspeaking autist navigate the challenges of representing autism. 

Oct. 26: “Oil and Water”: The true story of young men confronting one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo fights for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.”

Nov. 2: “Mind/Game”: A 'Black Mirror' inspired film set in a world where humans are used to play video games, anything could happen if this technology got into the wrong hands.

Feb. 8: “Little Stones”: Profiles of four women, each of whom are contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women's movement through their art.

March 15: “Big Sonia”: Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only survivors there who speaks publicly about her wartime experience. 

April 19: “Ghost Town to Havana”: The lives of two youth coaches and their players; one team in Oakland and one in Havana. 

 

Velvet Caravan
2/9/2018  Waynesboro City

Velvet Caravan is bringing its high-energy musical stylings to the Wayne Theatre. 

Based in Savannah, Ga., Velvet Caravan weaves thick threads of Latin and gypsy music into acoustic swing jazz. The quintet of guitar, violin, stand-up bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) has, over the past few years, emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene.  “We try to describe ourselves as a Gypsy Swing Band or Gypsy-Latin-Swing Band, or Gypsy-Tonk-Latin-Swing Band, or Southern-Gypsy-Tonk-Latin-Swing Band, or simply ‘European Redneck Music with a Classical Influence,’” explains the group’s co-founder, classically trained Venezuelan-born violinist Ricardo Ochoa. “None of these styles are intentional,” adds Ochoa. “They’re simply a reflection of who we are individually.”

The Steel Wheels - Wild As We Came Here
2/11/2018  Harrisonburg City

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels possesses a musical style that weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (upright bass) and Jay Lapp (mandolin) first started playing together in 2004. Six years later, they official branded themselves “The Steel Wheels,” a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains, industrial progress and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage. The name that evokes a sense of forward motion is reflected in The Steel Wheel’s latest album, Wild As We Came Here. By incorporating percussion and keyboards into its recording sessions for the first time, the group adds new textures to its compositions, as themes of discovery and perseverance run throughout the collection. www.thesteelwheels.com

Monday Movie Classics
2/12/2018  Waynesboro City

Movie classics at 2pm - 7pm.

Jan. 8: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (1967) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
Jan. 15: “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962) Bette Davis, Joan Crawford
Jan. 22: “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1939) Robert Donat, Greer Garson
Jan. 29: “Howard’s End” (1992) Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson
Feb. 5: “Cape Fear” (1962) Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum
Feb. 12: “The War of the Worlds” (1953) Gene Barry, Ann Robinson
Feb. 19: “The Last Picture Show” (1971) Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges
Feb. 26: “Singin’ In the Rain” (1952) Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds
March 5: “The Searchers” (1956) John Wayne
March 12: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
March 19: “The Seven Year Itch” (1955) Marilyn Monroe
March 26: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946) Lana Turner, John Garfield
April 2: “I Know Where I’m Going” (1945) Wendy Hiller
April 9: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston
April 16: “Matewan” (1987) Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones
April 23: “Hud” (1963) Paul Newman, Patricia Neal
April 30: “M.A.S.H.” (1970) Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould
May 7: “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) Henry Fonda
May 14: “American Graffiti” (1973) Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard
May 21: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) Fredric March
June 4: “Psycho” (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh
June 11: “Chinatown” (1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
June 18: “A Tale of Two Cities” (1935) Ronald Coleman
June 25: “Annie Hall” (1977) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Arts Education
2/15/2018  Waynesboro City

A passion for the performing arts can begin at an early age. The Arts Education performances give our youngest audience members the opportunity to experience live performing arts in our historic Wayne Theatre. Arts Education programs include: SOL connections with each performance; Q&A after each performance; Meet and Greet; Study Guides available at www.waynetheatre.org A great experience for traditional school classes and home schools. 

Apollo to the Moon: September 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 3-12

Dragons Love Tacos: October 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

The Cashore Marionettes: November 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - Grades 3-8

Pinocchio: November 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Junie B. Jones: December 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Freedom Train: January 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 3-9

Lightning Thief: February 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 2-6

Click Clack Moo: February 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-4

Flight School: March 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Arts Education
2/15/2018  Waynesboro City

A passion for the performing arts can begin at an early age. The Arts Education performances give our youngest audience members the opportunity to experience live performing arts in our historic Wayne Theatre. Arts Education programs include: SOL connections with each performance; Q&A after each performance; Meet and Greet; Study Guides available at www.waynetheatre.org A great experience for traditional school classes and home schools. 

Apollo to the Moon: September 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 3-12

Dragons Love Tacos: October 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

The Cashore Marionettes: November 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - Grades 3-8

Pinocchio: November 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Junie B. Jones: December 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

Freedom Train: January 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 3-9

Lightning Thief: February 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades 2-6

Click Clack Moo: February 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-4

Flight School: March 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm - Grades K-5

American Rhapsody-The Gershwin Big Band
2/16/2018  Waynesboro City

American Rhapsody-The Gershwin Big Band is a 17-piece band led by Michael Andrew, whom The New York Post called “the next ­Harry ­Connick, Jr…a natural bandleader,” brings George Gershwin’s music to life in this brand new program. The evening combines a seventeen piece band, vocalist Michael Andrew plus an additional vocalist and much more to perform “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The Man I Love” and many other time-honored Gershwin standards.

The Gershwin Big Band is a unique collection of world class jazz musicians assembled in the traditional big band configuration ideal for the Gershwin songbook. There is no ensemble more capable of complimenting the jazz influenced works of George Gershwin. With an incredible dynamic range and proclivity for swing and improvisation, the big band style is ideal for presenting the works of the Gershwins, who influenced American music at a time when big band was becoming the definitive sound of pop.

 

Monday Movie Classics
2/19/2018  Waynesboro City

Movie classics at 2pm - 7pm.

Jan. 8: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (1967) Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
Jan. 15: “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962) Bette Davis, Joan Crawford
Jan. 22: “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1939) Robert Donat, Greer Garson
Jan. 29: “Howard’s End” (1992) Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson
Feb. 5: “Cape Fear” (1962) Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum
Feb. 12: “The War of the Worlds” (1953) Gene Barry, Ann Robinson
Feb. 19: “The Last Picture Show” (1971) Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges
Feb. 26: “Singin’ In the Rain” (1952) Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds
March 5: “The Searchers” (1956) John Wayne
March 12: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
March 19: “The Seven Year Itch” (1955) Marilyn Monroe
March 26: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946) Lana Turner, John Garfield
April 2: “I Know Where I’m Going” (1945) Wendy Hiller
April 9: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston
April 16: “Matewan” (1987) Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones
April 23: “Hud” (1963) Paul Newman, Patricia Neal
April 30: “M.A.S.H.” (1970) Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould
May 7: “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) Henry Fonda
May 14: “American Graffiti” (1973) Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard
May 21: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) Fredric March
June 4: “Psycho” (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh
June 11: “Chinatown” (1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
June 18: “A Tale of Two Cities” (1935) Ronald Coleman
June 25: “Annie Hall” (1977) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Ray Chen
2/20/2018  Harrisonburg City

Winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today. Chen has appeared with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre National de France, where he performed in Paris’ Bastille Day 2015 concert televised to 800,000 people. Other highlights include his 2016 debut at the BBC Proms, where he appeared with the BBC Symphony at Royal Albert Hall in London, and his Carnegie Hall debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo in 2013. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Chen attended the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15. With quirky, online videos and a following of over two million on SoundCloud, Chen continues to attract new and younger audiences to classical music. He plays the 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius violin, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation and once owned by the famed Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim (1831-1907). With “rock-solid technique and lush sound” (Kurier), “Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin.” (The Washington Post) www.raychenviolin.com

Parade
2/20/2018  Harrisonburg City

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, this Tony Award-winning musical is based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia in 1913. Leo is plant superintendent of a pencil factory where 13-year-old Mary Phagan works. When the young girl is found murdered, Leo is immediately suspected, arrested and put on trial. With a book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a skillful score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving theatrical experience about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance—and the endurance of love and hope against all odds. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music.

Sister Act at the Wayne Theatre
2/22/2018  Waynesboro City

See our live performance of Sister Act, the Musical! When Deloris, a lively lounge singer, sees her mobster beau commit murder, she is relocated to a convent for her protection. Set up in the guise of a nun Deloris proceeds to upend the quiet lives of the resident sisters. In an effort to keep her out of trouble, they assign Deloris to the convent's choir, an ensemble that she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread attention.

Parade
2/24/2018  Harrisonburg City

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, this Tony Award-winning musical is based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia in 1913. Leo is plant superintendent of a pencil factory where 13-year-old Mary Phagan works. When the young girl is found murdered, Leo is immediately suspected, arrested and put on trial. With a book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a skillful score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving theatrical experience about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance—and the endurance of love and hope against all odds. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music.

Parade
2/25/2018  Harrisonburg City

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, this Tony Award-winning musical is based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia in 1913. Leo is plant superintendent of a pencil factory where 13-year-old Mary Phagan works. When the young girl is found murdered, Leo is immediately suspected, arrested and put on trial. With a book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a skillful score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving theatrical experience about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance—and the endurance of love and hope against all odds. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music.