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July 2, 2010

Kimball Theatre Hosts Concerts, Storytelling and Theatrical Performances in July, August

Enjoy a variety of lively events from foot-tapping performances by Dean Shostak to the Traveling Player’s rendition of the Shakespearian comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre in July and August.

July


  • “This is Our Country”: An Evening with Pianist Don Irwin, July 3, 7:30 p.m. Hear pieces by George Gershwin, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and others. All tickets are $22.
  • A Youth Variety Show, July 10, 3 p.m. Members of several youth groups showcase their talents in a variety show. The event is free, but tickets are required.
  • Rocky Mountain High in Concert, July 10, 7:30 p.m. As a part of the Williamsburg Charity Concert Series, the James City County Rotary Club presents Rocky Mountain High, a local tribute band that plays music by singer-song writer John Denver. Proceeds from this event go to the Rotary Club’s Charitable Foundation, which supports nonprofit agencies and organizations in the Greater Williamsburg area. All seats are $15.
  • Coyote Run in Concert: A Retrospect, July 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m. Combining intelligent lyrics inspired by history, legend, poetry and myth with Celtic rock’s muscular and energetic style, Coyote Run has talent that cannot be matched. General admission is $18, seniors/students are $15.
  • Celtic Revolution—A Tribute to Irish Thunder and Emerald Beat, July 23, 25 at 7:30 p.m., July 24 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Celtic Revolution celebrates nine years of Williamsburg performances. Retired choreographer Dara O’Shea Delap will make a guest appearance. Eleven-time World Irish Dance Champion Colm O’Se and the Three Irish Tenors are also featured guests. All seats are $25.
  • Recovery Rocks, July 30, 7 p.m. Step 3 entertainment presents Recovery Rocks, a fundraiser that will benefit Angels of Mercy, a medical clinic that serves individuals in the Greater Williamsburg area who lack insurance or money to receive medical attention. Recovery Rocks features music by national recording artist George Walsh. Robbin Thompson also performs. All seats are $20. For more information about Step 3 Entertainment and the Recovery Rocks concert series, please visit www.step3entertainment.com.
  • Stories that Make a Difference—Tales for Those With Tails: A Storytelling Benefit Concert to Support the Heritage Humane Society, July 31, 3 p.m. Animal and story lovers will enjoy an afternoon of stories and songs on the enduring bond between animals and people. Tickets are required, but are free of charge. Guests are encouraged to bring monetary donations. For more information about the concerts or the Williamsburg Storytelling Collaborative, visit www.storiesthatmakeadifference.weebly.com.

August


  • Love’s Labour’s Lost, Aug. 3 and 4, 8 p.m. The Traveling Players Teen Ensemble performs Lover’s Labour’s Lost, one of William Shakespeare’s earliest comedies. In Lover’s Labour’s Lost, King Ferdinand and his three friends swear not to speak to women so they can avoid distraction and dedicate their attention to their studies. Watch the drama that unfolds as the Princess of France and her three beautiful sisters arrive for an extended visit and King Ferdinand and his friends begin to regret their oaths. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors/students.
  • An Evening with Ross Milam—Classics, Aug. 13, 9 p.m. Ross Milam, a local artist and activist for public schools, hosts a one-man concert that features jazz, big band, show tunes and pop classics. Guests are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies that will benefit children’s homes. All seats are $20.
  • Swinging in the Summer, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. The Williamsburg Swing Orchestra invites you to an evening of swing big band classics. Musicians and vocalists perform favorites by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, the Count Basie orchestras and others. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors/students.
  • Stories that Make a Difference—Giving Voice, Giving Hope to Children: A Storytelling Benefit Concert to Support Colonial CASA, Aug. 28, 3 p.m. An afternoon of stories highlights children’s innocence and joy. This concert supports the Colonial Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), an organization dedicated to providing children with safe and permanent homes. For more information about the Colonial CASA, visit www.colonialcasa.org. Tickets are required, but are free of charge. Guests are encouraged to bring monetary donations. For more information about the concerts or the Williamsburg Storytelling Collaborative, visit
    www.storiesthatmakeadifference.weebly.com.

    Located in Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, the beautifully restored Kimball Theatre presents films, live performances, musical concerts, and special programs. Creative programming alliances with the College of William and Mary, community organizations and Colonial Williamsburg link the past with the present. The 410-seat theater also houses a 35-seat screening room which enables the theater to offer films to the community seven days a week, even when live performances are staged in the main theater. For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.history.org.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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