Creative Consortium

NOW (New Orchestra of Washington) – Outside the Bachs: A Holiday Concert!

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 – $45

‘Tis the season, but think Outside the Bachs with a family-friendly musical tour spanning the entire globe!

We’ll start out in Brazil with Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasilerias, which combines Brazilian folk and pop music with that of Bach.  Soprano Laura Choi Stuart then leads us to Germany with Bach’s joyous Cantata BWV 51. France is next with Bizet’s Jeux d’Enfants, a collection of whimsical songs inspired by children’s games. And our grand finale brings us Russia and one of the most beloved of holiday traditions, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. You’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time!

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Bel Cantanti Opera: Champagne Toast

December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 – $45

Sparkling famous songs and arias from popular opera and operetta. Join us for an evening toasting all that makes opera great!

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UpCounty Theatre: Now and Then

January 10, 2020 - January 17, 2020

A funny and ultimately moving story about love, regrets, and second chances. Jamie is a young aspiring pianist working as a bartender. He is closing up for the night when an amiable older gentleman, who seems to know the place very well, enters and engages him in friendly conversation. Then Jamie’s girlfriend Abby comes in.

At that, the gentleman offers them a thousand dollars – each – to sit and just talk for one hour. They both could use the money and with some reluctance, agree. At that, they hear an incredible, unbelievable story…that they don’t believe. But it changes their lives. A surprising fable about what it means to really love someone.

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Happy Theater: Five Spoons

January 25, 2020 - February 1, 2020
$15 – $20

Interactive community building theater piece for adults and children alike. Five miniature stories are creatively told and woven together into a greater story about our personal connection to the world and to each other.

Through physical theater, storytelling, audience interaction and object-based theater we meet five people who live next to us – people who may be living without vision, or hearing, who have movement limitations, or are lonely, angry, sad…. How do they see, hear or feel the world, and how do we see, hear or feel them?

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Magnifying The Word

February 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $30

Solo Mics, a Spoken Word Performance Series by Story Tapestries Ensemble This interactive show brings nationally renowned spoken word artists and poets to the stage as well as in the creative lab where personal stories are sprung with imagery and a truth magnified by the passion to be heard. Snap your fingers and be blown […]

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MacMillan Pipe Band

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 – $45

Traditional Scottish bagpiping for today with one of our region’s premiere practitioners of the Highlands musical traditions!

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Story Tapestries: The Fastest Plane

March 5, 2020 - March 7, 2020
$10 – $15

Dive into the ocean, soar above the mountains and fly through the jungle. Leave the program swinging like a monkey, singing like a bird and eager to celebrate stories from around the world!

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Kuchipudi Dance Academy: Holi Festival of Colors

March 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30 – $45

Kuchipudi Dance Academy: Holi Festival of Colors Presented by Kuchipudi Dance Academy A traditional Indian spring festival open to one and all! With a shopping mart, celebration concert, and the biggest outdoor paint fight in Montgomery County. Come dressed to play! Kuchipudi Dance Concert Only Buy Online Paint Fight Only Buy Online

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Happy Theater: Nest

March 14, 2020
$25 – $45

An interactive, multi-sensory show about the life cycle of a bird for families with children from 6 months to 4 years old.

In a nest in a tree, an egg is kept warm. Then a Baby Bird hatches! The Baby is fed and nurtured by the Tree Fairy, and both the Baby and the Fairy begin to explore what it means to grow up, and to learn how to fly, and what it means to be a parent. Take the journey with your own Baby Bird!

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Next Generation Arts Council: Beauty and the Beast Jr.

March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020
$30 – $45

A delightful and unique production of the Disney classic “by Kids 4 Kids.”

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