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Hylton Presents:

Mummenschanz

you & me

  • April 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

For more than 45 years, these Swiss entertainers have dazzled and delighted audiences of all ages with their unique form of silent visual and whimsical theater. A playful yet compelling experience, Mummenschanz offers timeless and lighthearted insights into the human condition with the creative use of shadow and light and the ingenious manipulation of common objects. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. In this brand new creation, you & me, the Mummenschanz troupe brings to life their famous large-scale masks and revives a tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time. “Mummenschanz succeeds brilliantly because of its originality, exceptional ingenuity, sense of surprise, and deft satirical touches.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$50, $43, $30

Matinee Idylls:

Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera

  • April 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

The Virginia Opera, honored by the General Assembly as the “Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” presents a program of opera favorites performed by the Company’s talented young professionals of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program. Catch these rising stars in a program featuring highlights from Virginia Opera’s 2017/18 season.

Enjoy lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists.

Lunch 12:30 p.m. / Concert 1:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception (following Concert)

Tickets:

Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $47

Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $27

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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Hylton Presents:

Keyboard Conversations™ with Jeffrey Siegel

Beethoven and Friends

  • April 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel closes our season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center with three 18th century musical masters who were contemporaries of each other. In Beethoven and Friends, Jeffrey Siegel performs Haydn's delightful Sonata in D, Mozart's brooding, contemplative Fantasy in D minor, and Beethoven's passionate, stormy Sonata Pathétique, while offering witty and insightful commentary about the music and composers before playing each piece. Piano music enthusiasts and newcomers alike cherish Jeffrey Siegel’s beloved “concerts with commentary” series that makes everyone feel like a classical music insider. An interactive Q&A will conclude this program.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$42, $36, $25

Hylton Family Series:

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre

  • April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm
  • April 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the New York Times best-selling picture book about construction vehicles by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld demonstrates the importance of teamwork, follow-through, hard work, and bedtime rituals. Founded in 2004, the Bay Area Children’s Theatre works to enrich children’s lives, inspire their imagination, and introduce them to lifelong enjoyment of theatre.

Recommended for ages 3–8; Pre-K–Grade 3

Tickets:

$15 Adults / $5 Children

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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