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Magic In The Moonlight

Magic In The Moonlight Poster 691x1024 Court Square TheaterChinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family. He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT plays is the one that fools us all.

Written and directed by Woody Allen.

SHOWTIMES:

Friday, August 29 – Thursday, September 4

 - Daily: 7:00 PM, PLUS: 2:00 PM on Sat/Sun/Mon

TICKETS:

Adult: $9.50

Student/Senior: $8.50

Matinee (Before 5:00): $8.00

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man Poster 690x1024 Court Square TheaterIn present day Hamburg, a tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man arrives in the city’s Islamic community. Desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune, nothing about the man adds up. Is he a victim, thief, or an extremist bent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a British banker and a young female lawyer, both determined to defend the defenseless, as both German and US security agencies take increasingly close interest in the man’s case.

SHOWTIMES:

Friday, August 22 – Thursday, August 28

 - 2:00, 4:30, 7:15

Friday, August 29 – Thursday, September 4

 - Daily: 4:30 PM, PLUS: 9:10 PM on Fri/Sat/Sun

TICKETS:

Adult: $9.50

Student/Senior: $8.50

Matinee (Before 5:00): $8.00

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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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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Nickels & Wiener – Improv Comedy Duo

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Performing together for over 20 years, Nickels & Wiener is one of the few improv comedy duos found outside of Salt Lake City.  Rarely do you find people ignorant enough to attempt an improv show with just two people – but here they are.  Nick Nolte once described Nickels & Wiener like this – “Those jackholes stole my kid!  I mean really – no joke!  Sure, they brought him back, but all he could speak was German after that!!”.  If you’re looking for the kind of fun found in “Whose Line is it Anyway” or early “Saturday Night Live” – well, tough noogies.  But come see Nickels & Wiener anyway!

SHOWTIME:

Friday, September 12th @ 8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$7.00 in Advance, or 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

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Miss Gay Harrisonburg: An Enchanting Fairytale

Miss Gay Harrisonburg Pic Court Square TheaterJoin us September 20th, 2014 as Rhinestone Productions celebrates the 19th annual “Miss Gay Harrisonburg”, the longest consecutively running pageant in the community. We will take a walk into the Enchanting Fairytale and honor “Miss Gay Harrisonburg 2013-14″, Jessica Taylor, and her incredible reign as she crowns her successor to represent our community for the next year. A panel of five highly qualified judges will observe each contestant competing for the title. Each contestant will have four performance categories to display their uniqueness, beauty and talent. These categories consist of: Evening Gown, On Stage Question, Short Talent (solo talent) and Main Talent. Who will be the next Miss Gay Harrisonburg?

PAGEANT:

Saturday, September 20th

Doors at 7:00 PM

Curtains at 8:00 PM

TICKETS:

$10.00 at the Door, or in Advance

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Shel Silverstein’s “The Devil & Billy Markham”

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Written by Shel Silverstein, performed by Jonathan Stewart, with a musical accompaniment by Atoka Chase.

In this amazing rendition of a tall tale written in rhymed couplets, Billy Markham, a songwriter down on his luck,  loses a sucker’s bet with the Devil. This one-man show from the eccentrically creative mind of Shel Silverstein is sure to get you laughing. While most widely known for his children’s poetry and cartoons, please note that Shel Silverstein’s The Devil and Billy Markham goes far beyond “Where the Sidewalk Ends” … MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!

“A tour de force with the jokes coming Faust and furious.” – New York Post

“A rip Snorting, raunchy delight. Very, very funny.” -Associated Press

Preceding the show: Starting at 7:00, Paul Somers & friends will read original poetry in tribute to Shel Silverstein. Admission to the pre-show is free.

PERFORMANCE:

Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 26 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2:00 PM

TICKETS:

$7 in advance, $10 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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Court Square Theater is honored to be one of the select venues to host this year’s “Wild & Scenic Film Festival”

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Wild & Scenic On Tour partners with environmental groups, college and university groups, nature centers, and museums across the country to host the festival as a way to reach out into their communities and bring together an audience of diverse affiliations. The groups use the festival as a tool to raise awareness for their campaigns and recruit new activists. Using the tour as an outreach strategy is one of the primary goals of the tour and something we strive for with each venue. Our Wild & Scenic On Tour hosts bring the issues featured in these films to the local level to show how global issues affect everyone.

This year’s festival will feature the following films:

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Field Spotlight, Monique Pool
Fall Run
I Am Red
Stories of Trust: Calling for Climate Recovery: Montana
Return to the Tepuis
Paramos: Water for Life
Dying Green
Ryan’s Stories
 

SHOWTIMES/TICKETS:

Monday, September 29th at 7:00 PM

For further DETAILS and to PURCHASE TICKETS in advance, visit Wild Virginia’s Website

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Annual Latino Film Festival

Once again, Court Square Theater will host the annual Latino Film Festival of the Shenandoah Valley. The festival will run from October 1st through October 5th, and will feature films from Mexico, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.  All films run in Spanish with English subtitles. This year’s films will include:

Who is Dayani Cristal?

Who is Dayani Cristal Poster 762x1024 Court Square TheaterWho Is Dayani Cristal? tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. As the real-life drama unfolds we see this John Doe, denied an identity at his point of death, become a living and breathing human being with an important life story. Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award.

Mexico. 85 Minutes.

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SHOWTIMES:

Thursday, October 2 – 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 5 – 2:00 PM

TICKETS:

Special Student Discount: $5.00 with valid Student ID

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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God’s Slave

Gods Slave Poster Court Square TheaterBased on true events in Buenos Aires, God’s Slave tracks Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist, now assigned to execute a suicide bombing at a synagogue. Described as “riveting” by Anath White at RogerEbert.com, this gripping drama follows an Arab terrorist and Israeli secret agent as they embark on a collision course of clashing religious, political views.

Venezuela. 90 Minutes.

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SHOWTIMES:

Wednesday, October 1 – 9:30 PM

Friday, October 3 – 7:00 PM

TICKETS:

Special Student Discount: $5.00 with valid Student ID

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200 Letters

200 Letters Poster 707x1024 Court Square Theater200 Letters is a bilingual romantic comedy about the life of a “Nuyorican”, a Puerto Rican born in NYC. One night, Raul meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting New York. The night of their encounter, something dramatic happens and they are suddenly separated. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl. This adventure will have him traveling around the island in search of his love.

Puerto Rico. 97 Minutes.

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SHOWTIMES:

Wednesday, October 1 – 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 2 – 9:30 PM

TICKETS:

Special Student Discount: $5.00 with valid Student ID

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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The Amazing Catfish

 Court Square TheaterWinner of the International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI-Discovery) at the Toronto International Film Festival, Claudia Sainte-Luce’s feature debut tells the story of ailing matriarch Martha who, after befriending introvert Claudia in a hospital room, adopts her as a new member of her unruly family.

Mexico. 89 Minutes.

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SHOWTIMES:

Saturday, October 4 – 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 5 – 5:00 PM

TICKETS:

Special Student Discount: $5.00 with valid Student ID

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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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

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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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

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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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

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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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

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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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

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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