Performances

Old and new, tried and true audience favorites. Music from around the world. Performances perfect for the little ones – and much, much more all on stage at BlackRock starting this fall. Prices are all-inclusive for the 2017-2018 Season.

Interested in taking a group to see the show? Groups of ten or more get a discount. Call Patron Services at 301.528.2260 or email info@blackrockcenter.org to take advantage of this offer.

So Much to See, So Much to Do, So Close to Home

    School Matinee: Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny

    Field Trip | Friday, Feb 9, 2018 | 10:15 AM | $10

    Based on the classic children’s books by Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia – creators of the sold-out 2014 performances of Fancy Nancy the Musical at BlackRock. The hour-long staged adaptation brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. Read more…
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    Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny

    Family, Puppetry, Theater | Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 | 11:00 AM | $15

    Based on the classic children’s books by Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia – creators of the sold-out 2014 performances of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” at BlackRock. The hour-long staged adaptation brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. Read more…
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    globalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music

    World Music | Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $21-35

    The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being created right here in the United States. The Mexican-American communities of Arizona and California have emerged as hotbeds of musical creativity, merging styles that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities between Mexico and the United States. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s most exciting bands, forging inspired new paths for the fabled Latin sound. Read more…
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    Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny

    Family, Puppetry, Theater | Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 | 3:00 PM | $15

    Based on the classic children’s books by Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia – creators of the sold-out 2014 performances of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” at BlackRock. The hour-long staged adaptation brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. Read more…
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    LITTLE STONES

    Film | Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $7

    LITTLE STONES weaves together the personal stories of four women artists, from across the world, who dedicate their lives to empowering women and survivors of gender based violence. They use their unique art forms to express and help eradicate the atrocities of domestic violence, human trafficking, extreme poverty, and female genital mutilation. Read more…
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    Pinkalicious the Musical

    Family, Musical Theater | Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 | 1:00 PM | $18-24

    Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents, and eventually develops Pinkititis—an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe! When her hue goes too far, Pinkalicious must find a way out of this predicament. Read more…
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    Pinkalicious Cupcake Tea Party

    Family, Pre-Show Party | Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 | 2:30 PM | $15

    Come dressed in your most pinkatastic attire to join Pinkalicious and her friends for a pre-show party with delicious, pinkariffic cupcakes before the 2:30 PM performance of Vital Theatre Company’s Pinkalicious the Musical . Read more…
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    Pinkalicious the Musical

    Family, Musical Theater | Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $18-24

    Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents, and eventually develops Pinkititis—an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe! When her hue goes too far, Pinkalicious must find a way out of this predicament. Read more…
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    Ivy League of Comedy: Fabulously Funny Females

    Stand-up Comedy | Friday, Mar 9, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $17 – 25

    Celebrate International Women’s Month with The Ivy League of Comedy’s Fabulously Funny Females! Three hilarious comedians bring their brilliant wit to Blackrock Center for the Arts. Read more…
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    Dervish

    Celtic, Family, Folk, World Music | Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 | 7:00 PM | $25-35

    Dervish is a high-energy Irish band that is just plain hot. Anticipate phenomenal, virtuosic drumming and vocals from Cathy Jordan and some awesome accordion, fiddle and flute playing. Read more…
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    Big Sonia

    Film | Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $7

    “Natonal treasure”, local celebrity, Holocaust Survivor – Sonia (90) has just been served an evicton notice for the last (and most popular) shop left in a dying suburban mall. Following Sonia on the motivational speaker circuit (even as she navigates her own struggles) BIG SONIA explores what it means to be a survivor. Will you let your trauma define you? Or will your past make you stronger? Read more…
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    Seldom Scene

    Bluegrass/Country | Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $32-45

    Over 40 years since they played together at jam sessions in a Bethesda basement, The Seldom Scene have become one of the greatest contributors to the progression of bluegrass. Their performances include bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even classical pop. Read more…
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    Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

    Blues, Rock | Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $25-35

    This nine-piece powerhouse group puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of eight men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. While each of the Birds is capable of lighting up the stage with jaw-dropping displays of musicianship, it’s clear they’re focused on delivering the band’s infectious music as a single entity. Simply put, the band’s live show is explosive. Read more…
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    Beau Soir Ensemble

    Chamber, Classical | Sunday, Apr 8, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $15-25

    The Beau Soir Ensemble is a flute, viola, and harp trio from the Washington, DC area dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire spanning a variety of musical genres. Known for their exciting performance style and diverse programming, this ensemble continues to attract a strong fan base through its acclaimed performances. Read more…
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    Fatoumata Diawara & Elikeh

    World Music | Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $21-35

    A joyous mix of the vibrant and understated, combining songs and rhythms about love, global themes and empowerment with arresting melodies soaring over intricate guitar and drum arrangements. Music inspired by Wassoulou tradition, Togolese rhythms, jazz, rock and blues producing a unique contemporary folk sound, with a distinctly African spin. Read more…
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    Ghost Town to Havana

    Film | Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $7

    Ghost Town to Havana is a street level story of mentorship in tough circumstances. Two youth baseball coaches, Nicolas from Havana and Roscoe from Oakland, meet on video and decide they want to play each other. When they meet in Cuba, it’s joy and baseball versus murder and poverty. Read more…
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    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Bluegrass/Country, Western Swing | Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $21-35

    A BlackRock Debut – the Hot Club of Cowtown has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away.” Read more…
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