Tickets on Sale for Grand Opening Weekend at Hylton Performing Arts Center

Posted: April 1, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: March 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Tickets for the grand opening weekend events at the Hylton Performing Arts Center go on sale Thursday, April 1, through tickets.com, 888-945-2468 (daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

Internet orders may be placed through tickets.com or the Hylton Performing Arts Center web site.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at Mason’s Center for the Arts box office (in the lobby of the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus), Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sponsored by Novant Health, the grand opening weekend events will take place on Friday, May 21, through Sunday, May 23, on Mason’s Prince William Campus. The events will include

  • A performance by Leahy will kick off the weekend events on Friday, May 21, at 8 p.m. in Merchant Hall. This Canadian octet of brothers and sisters celebrates its Irish and Scottish roots with fiddle-driven music, meticulous step dancing and captivating vocals. The performance will be followed by a reception for the entire audience. Tickets are $34, $42 and $50.
  • On Saturday, May 22, at 8 p.m., the American Festival Pops Orchestra will perform in Merchant Hall. Under the direction of Anthony Maiello, professor of conducting in Mason’s School of Music, the concert features Lisa Vroman, a Broadway sensation who starred in “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables,” and Thomas Pandolfi, piano virtuoso. This performance will be followed by a reception for the entire audience. Tickets are $75 and $125.
  • The entire community is invited to experience the Hylton Center’s resident arts groups at Hylton Family Day on Sunday, May 23, from noon to 5 p.m. Families can enjoy performances by local theater, dance and music ensembles such as VpStart Crow Productions, Manassas Ballet and the Woodbridge Flute Choir. Tickets are $10 for adults; children age 17 and younger are free. Picnic fare will be available for purchase.

The Hylton Performing Arts Center will announce the artists of the inaugural season of the Hylton Presents series at a press conference at noon on May 12 and will begin accepting subscription orders at 1 p.m.

For more information about the grand opening weekend events and how to purchase tickets, visit the Hylton Performing Arts Center web site.

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