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Valley Playhouse Presents: If There’s A Rock & Roll Heaven

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Local playwright and director Jay Zehr brings his newest comedy to the stage at Court Square Theater with the world premiere of “If There’s A Rock And Roll Heaven.” Rock legend Del Marvel of the Dinosaurs of Love is on his death bed. His son Freddie is left to deal with a series of increasingly wacky characters attempting to cash in on the estate while also trying to keep his own hilarious love life straight in this irreverent farce.

“If There’s A Rock and Roll Heaven” features a large cast of local theater veterans and newcomers including Rebecca Wishon Rogers, Douglas Alan Diehl, Howie Jeffries, Bill Bleecker, Elaina LaBerge, Kathleen Holter, Dennis Lee, Heidi Jablonski, Leah Moore and Brigid Banks.  Mark your calendar for exciting live theater this August at Court Square Theater!

Suggested Audience: PG-13

SHOWTIMES:

August 6th-8th at 7:30 pm
August 9th at 3:00 pm
August 13th-15th at 7:30 pm
August 16th at 3:00 pm

TICKETS:

Adults : $12 in Advance / $14 at the Door
Seniors/Students : $10 in Advance / $12 at the Door

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* Thursday (8/13) is “Pay What You Will Night”

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United Nations of Comedy Presents: Funnyman Skiba

Funnyman Skiba PosterThe United Nations of Comedy Series celebrates its seventh visit to Court Square Theater with one of the funniest comedians on the circuit … Funnyman Skiba. Skiba has shared the stage with some of today’s top comedians, including Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle and Martin Lawrence, and is a four-time “Comic View All-Star” … a rare title to hold. Skiba is also a regular on “TV One” as well as a co-host on The Raheem DeVaughn Radio Show.

Skiba has been featured on many national tours and performed in many countries. As the exclusive host of the United Nations of Comedy Tour, he is one of the most sought after comedians today, and Harrisonburg will finally get the chance to see what all the hype is about. Scheduling Funnyman Skiba was no easy task due to his extensive touring schedule, but the city is in for a real treat. Buckle your seat belts and get ready for the comedic ride of a lifetime!

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, August 29th
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00

TICKETS:

Adult: $20
Student: $15 (ID & Door)
Chamber of Commerce Member: $18 (ID & Door)

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MSG Acoustic Blues Trio with Bob Driver

MSG Blues Trio

 

M.S.G. – The Acoustic Blues Trio performs traditional Piedmont blues. Their style of music has been influenced by the likes of Archie Edwards, Etta Baker, and Cephas & Wiggins. This band can raise the roof with some old-fashioned house party tunes, make you laugh with their witty originals and make you weep with blues ballads! They each perform with the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation Band and have performed at numerous regional festivals, including: Richmond Folk Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Artscape, and Bayou Boogaloo. They have also had the honor of performing on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.

Opening the night is local blues guitarist Bob Driver

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PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, September 12th at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$14 in advance/$18 at the door

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 The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show

Fred EaglesmithThe heart of rock and roll is alive and well with Fred Eaglesmith’s 20th album, Tambourine. Fusing together all of Fred’s past influences, the result is pure rock ‘n ‘roll reminiscent of 1966.

Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today’s music industry as one could be. Never operating within anyone’s boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere. While blazing his own often colourful path he has avoided most of the traps and pitfalls of his peers, his career reads like a manual on how to succeed in music today without trying to fit into the traditional business models.

Tambourine was recorded live off the floor using an eight-track analogue console capturing the entire band playing together in the same room. Created during a month long session in an old hall in the hamlet of Vittoria, Ontario, Fred consciously stayed far away from anything that is popular in the mainstream music right now. The result a combination of Eaglesmith’s craftsmanship in songwriting and a fusion of rock ‘n’ roll circa 1966, Motown, and even Tejano influences. Never one to shy away from taking chances with his music and career direction, Tambourine is no exception.

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PERFORMANCE:

Thursday, November 12th at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$22 in advance/$26 at the door

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Tusk : The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

TUSK Photo TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, TUSK leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

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SHOWTIME:

Thursday, March 24th 2016 at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$20 In Advance, $24 At Door

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