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Chef

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Chef Movie Poster1 696x1024 Court Square TheaterWhen Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.

-Starring Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johannson, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, & Robert Downey, Jr.

SHOWTIMES:

Wednesday 7/23 – Thursday 7/24: 4:30, 7:15

Friday 7/25: 3:30

Saturday 7/26: 4:00, 9:45

Sunday 7/27 – Wednesday 7/30: 4:00

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The Grand Seduction

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The Grand Seduction Poster 709x1024 Court Square TheaterThe small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French (Gleeson) leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis (Kitsch) he employs – along with the whole town – tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently.

-Starring Brendan Gleeson & Taylor Kitsch

SHOWTIMES:

Friday 7/25: 1:00

Saturday 7/26 – Sunday 7/27: 1:30, 7:15

Monday 7/28 – Wednesday 7/30: 7:15

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Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun

Live Theater Presented by The Valley Playhouse

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ktmkts poster final 11 662x1024 Court Square TheaterWritten by Norm Foster, directed by Jay Zehr

Canadian playwright Norm Foster’s Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun is a perfect blend of comedy and drama, well-written and compelling from beginning to end. It tells the story of a mentally challenged young man and a pregnant young woman and reveals their developing relationship with humor, sensitivity and a real-life honesty that will keep the audience entertained and enthralled. Receiving high praise throughout Canada, Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun has been described as ”funny, heroic and heartwarming and riveting from start to finish.”

Directed by Jay Zehr  Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun features a cast of Playhouse veterans and new actors to our stage including Rebecca Wishon, Jan Kirby, Howard Jeffries, Daniel Mintz and Jennifer Murch.

PERFORMANCES

Thurs. August 7 – Saturday August 9 at 8:00 PM

Thurs. August 14 – Saturday August 14 at 8:00 PM

Sundays August 10 & 17 at 3:00 PM

TICKETS

$12 General

$10 Seniors or Groups of 10 or More

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ConcorDance Contemporary

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ConcorDance contemporary presents Communitas, a summer dance concert. This Crozet, VA-based professional dance company presents their 6th production which features nine dancers, three choreographers, and a violinist, uniting San Diego, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville.

 

PERFORMANCE:

Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$10 in advance, or at door

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Special Craft Beer Night Celebration & Film

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From Grain to Growler’ is a short-form documentary focusing on the explosion of craft beer culture across the State of Virginia. Take a Penny Productions has traveled all over the Commonwealth to cover all aspects of the culture – including breweries, beer festivals, and craft beer bars and pubs.

SHOWTIME:

Thursday, August 21

Doors open at 7:00 PM

Film starts at 7:30 PM

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Danny Knicely CD Release Show

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At this concert, Danny Knicely will be releasing a new guitar album that focuses on the true and natural tone of exquisitely fine acoustic instruments in the hands of master musicians. Danny plays a vintage D-18 Martin guitar and is accompanied by Wyatt Rice, rhythm/lead guitarist for the Tony Rice Unit, and twice named International Bluegrass Music Association’s Bassist of the Year, Mark Schatz, from Nickel Creek and the Claire Lynch Band. The album features  old-time and bluegrass flat-picking, open string swing, dreadnaught jazz, and includes cameo performances by Danny on mandolin and vocals.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these exceptional musicians perform this music live in concert.

www.DannyKnicely.com

PERFORMANCE:

Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 PM

TICKETS:

$16 in advance

$18 at the door

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An Evening with Ellis Paul

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“Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an Artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential of his music.” - New York Times

Ellis Paul’s songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the 14 Boston Music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he plays. Since emerging from the Boston music scene, Ellis Paul’s music has been consistently recognized and celebrated worldwide. His 16 releases and loyal, enthusiastic audiences reinforce this acclaim and have since cemented his place as one of America’s most talented songwriters.

With 16 CDs, a concert DVD, and a book of poems and short stories to his credit, Ellis’ songs have been featured on the soundtracks to documentaries, TV shows and big Hollywood films such as The Farrelly Brother’s ‘Hall Pass’, ‘Me, Myself & Irene’, and ‘Shallow Hal’. Ellis is a true American troubadour, performing over 150 tour dates a year, for over 20 years all around the world. He has shared the stage with some of the top names in the music world including: Pete Seeger, John Mayer, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin, and multi-platinum band Sugarland, among others.

www.ellispaul.com

PERFORMANCE:

Friday, Sept. 19 at 8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

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Songwriters in the Round featuring Trent Wagler, Sarah Siskind, & Scott Miller

Join us for an intimate evening with three accomplished singer/songwriters on stage together sharing their songs and the stories behind them.

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Trent Wagler

Trent is the lead singer and principal songwriter for The Steel Wheels. The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival. The Steel Wheels also host the annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival in July at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt Solon, VA.

www.TheSteelWheels.com

 

 

Sarah Siskind

“Sarah Siskind is one of very few songwriters that is a true student of American music. Her lexicon is incredible and her voice…well, she’s a teacher.” – Bon Iver

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“She continues to be one of my favorite singers and songwriters. She absolutely knocks me out.” – Bonnie Raitt

“One of our favorite singers storming SXSW this year.” (2012) – TIME Magazine

Sarah Siskind has been called “the best female singer/songwriter in America today” (Steve Binder, legendary TV director/producer) and “an artist you must hear now” by Spin Magazine. She has toured with Bon Iver (he has also famously covered her “Lovin’s For Fools”) and The Swell Season, had songs recorded by Alison Krauss (the GRAMMY nominated “Simple Love”), Madi Diaz and many more. Armed with a striking vocal style and solid guitar-work, mostly on her beloved vintage electric Gibson, Sarah is a regular NPR performer with features on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, World Cafe with David Dye, All Songs Considered, Song Of The Day and most recently NPR’s Mountain Stage.

www.SarahSiskind.com

Scott Miller

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Combining the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller, Virginia-bred Scott Miller first made a name for himself as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with the superb pop/rock band The V-Roys, before establishing himself as a solo artist to watch on his first album with his ad hoc group The Commonwealths, Thus Always to Tyrants.  His latest release, 2012′s CoDependents, is a duo project with fiddle player Rayna Gellert.

www.TheScottMiller.com

PERFORMANCE:

Thursday, October 30

8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

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Daria: World Music For Children

In partnership with Harrisonburg’s Explore More Discovery Museum, Arts Council of the Valley Presents: An Evening with Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou

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Called “an ambassador of song” by US newspapers, Daria has traveled around the world to create music that uplifts and empowers. A 2007 and 2008 “Parent’s Choice“ winner, Daria’s CD’s are currently playing around the globe from Australia to South Africa, to Europe and South America as well as across the US in homes, preschools, schools and on several Native American Reservations. The Christian Science Monitor says … “When Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou makes music, the world listens — literally! ”

www.DariaMusic.com

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, Nov. 8th at 10:00 AM

TICKETS:

General Admission: $5.00

Children 3 & Under: Free Admission

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Oh Brothers! A Special Night of Traditional Bluegrass with The Bluegrass Brothers and The Martin Brothers & Aspen Run

Join us for an evening with two of the mid-Atlantic region’s finest traditional bluegrass ensembles.

 

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The Bluegrass Brothers are a high energy bluegrass band and a must see show for a traditional bluegrass delight! They have all grown up in bluegrass music families in Southwest Virginia and it is evident very soon after they hit the stage. They have made many musical accomplishments over numerous years, and their vocals and musicianship are second to none. The Bluegrass Brothers are one of the finest bluegrass shows in the country, and they are friendly country folk. They perform from coast to coast and in a most soulful, heartfelt manner. They have earned fans from several countries and everybody says: “We want The Bluegrass Brothers back next year!”

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The Martin Brothers & Aspen Run offer a straight-ahead bluegrass experience! Based in Maryland near the bluegrass hotbeds of Baltimore and Washington DC, the band is heavily influenced by the sounds of Jimmy Martin, The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Johnson Mountain Boys and Del McCoury; a regular traditional Bluegrass 101 course of study. While some of the members look young, they started early…and they definitely capture the vibe of the masters as they play throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, November 15 at 7:00 Pm

TICKETS:

$18 in advance, $22 at the door

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Catie Curtis

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Catie Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring throughout the US for 20 years and releasing 13 CDs. Her credits include touring with Lilith Fair, and winning the Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (with co-writer Mark Erelli) and recording a duet with Kris Kristofferson. Her songs appear in numerous films and TV shows. She has been called a “folk-rock goddess” by the New Yorker, and has performed at the White House several times.

Her eleventh recording, Stretch Limousine on Fire (©2011, Compass) delivers some of the finest material of her career: ten original songs that push at her own musical boundaries and explore “the difficult edges of passing events” in life, harsh realities
that are tempered with moments of fleeting beauty. That vibe is spirited, unique, and best embodied by the album’s title track. “Stretch Limousine on Fire” is an infectious song whose central image takes on the idea that “when bad things happen, you sometimes take comfort in realizing they happen to everybody.” It’s this portrayal of universal life experiences, wrapped in Curtis’ brand of evocative songwriting, that continues to her earn fans and impress critics.

www.CatieCurtis.com

PERFORMANCE:

Sunday, Nov. 16th at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$15 in advance, $18 at the door

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Nothin’ Fancy

Nothin Fancy Pic Court Square TheaterNothin’ Fancy formed in 1994 as a bluegrass band to compete in a bluegrass competition. Since then, they have grown in popularity, releasing 11 full length albums, while continuing to perform at festivals all across the United States, Canada and Norway, including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. They have successfully hosted their own Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival every year since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia.

www.NothinFancyBluegrass.com

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, Dec. 13th at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$15 in advance, $18 at the door

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Hank Williams Sr. Tribute Concert

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For many years now, Court Square Theater presents a country, honky tonk, swingin’ extravaganza of musical friends collaborating to bring to life classic songs from the real roots of country music. GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with IBMA Female vocalist of the year, Claire Lynch, and Prairie Home Companion regulars, Robin & Linda Williams. Add to that a fabulous band and you’ve got a great country show – one that sells out every year!

HANK WILLIAMS was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “The Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya”. He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. In the six years of his recording career, Hank Williams songs created the definition of the perfect country song. This popular show brings together an all-star cast of friends who get together just once a year to celebrate the songs of a country music idol.

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, December 27 at 8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$24 in advance, $28 at the door

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Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

Bill Yates Pic 2 Court Square TheaterDue to Bill’s continuing activity and popularity in the Bluegrass genre, he has most recently been deemed as “The Ambassador of Bluegrass” by not only his friends and adoring fans, but by his peers as well. The current Bill Yates & The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band lineup that performs on stage today includes: Bill Yates on vocals, Mike Phipps on the “Charlie Waller” sound-alike vocals, Rick Briggs on banjo and vocals, Larry Kirk on upright bass and vocals, and Mark Clifton on the resophonic guitar (dobro) and vocals. This ensemble puts their heart and soul into each performance and tries to satisfy that musical hunger for the multitude of Country Gentlemen fans around the country; especially those that truly miss Charlie Bill Yates Pic 1024x675 Court Square TheaterWaller’s magical voice, and do their best to recreate, as close as possible, the way the songs were originally performed and sung.

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PERFORMANCE:

Tuesday, Jan. 13th at 7:30 pm

TICKETS:

$12 in advance, $15 at the door

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