October at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Posted: October 8, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

The Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Prince William Campus is offering music, theater and dance this month, including a performance of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” just in time for Halloween.

  • Friday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Manassas Chorale presents “The Sensational Sixties,” Merchant Hall. Hear the 90-voice Manassas Chorale and guest instrumentalists perform “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “Hey, Jude,” “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” “People” from “Funny Girl” and many other favorite songs from the 1960s. Tickets: $15 adults; free age 12 and under.
  • Friday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. American Voices with Crystal Gayle, Larry Gatlin and Andy Cooney, Merchant Hall. The voices of Grammy Award-winning artists Crystal Gayle and Larry Gatlin are authentic, timeless and unbeatable — they won the Academy of Country Music’s Award for Best Female and Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively, in 1979, and have been delighting countless fans ever since. Andy Cooney’s dynamic stage presence and outstanding interpretations of Irish music make him one of the busiest entertainers in America. This spectacular trio performs some of their own huge hits as well as favorites from the American songbook. Tickets: $50, $42, $34. Family friendly: tickets for youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult.
  • Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, at 8 p.m.; Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, at 2 p.m. Prince William Little Theatre presents Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” adapted by Victor Gialanella, directed by Don Petersen and produced by Dave Warner, Gregory Theater. Young Victor Frankenstein has everything going for him: a loving family, a genteel and adoring fiancé and a privileged life at the family estate in Europe. Then his ill-fated miscalculation of the power of science and hubris lead to a creation so horrible and unimaginable that nothing and no one he loves will escape unscathed. Adapted for the stage by Victor Gialanella, this dark gothic play steers clear of the modern stereotypes of one of literature’s most infamous “monsters” and will leave you haunted and amazed. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students age 12 and up/seniors; $8 under age 12.
  • Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. Ella Jenkins Family Concert, Merchant Hall. By singing music that transcends language and cultural barriers, the popular Ella Jenkins shares what she has learned from children of many cultures across the globe for more than four decades. She encourages active participation using music from diverse cultures. With her ukulele, usually a harmonica, sometimes a guitar, occasionally a piano and many small percussion instruments, she takes listeners on a multilingual, multicultural journey — teaching the art of communication through music. Tickets: $15 (general admission).
  • Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m., Manassas Ballet Theatre presents “Anna Karenina,” Merchant Hall. True to the classic Tolstoy novel, this original production of “Anna Karenina” portrays the lives of Russia’s elite in the late 19th century. The story centers on the star-crossed Anna and her rendezvous with destiny. Choreography is by Inna Strabova, formerly of the Eifman Ballet. This production includes a lush score performed by 38 chairs of the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Tickets: $45, $35 and $25.
  • Saturday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m., Dancevert presents “Day of the Dead,” Merchant Hall. A joyous artistic expression of the Latin American holiday celebrating the cycle of life. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

For tickets, visit the box office, charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit hyltoncenter.org. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center.

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