September 8, 2011
Live Comedy and Concerts Featured at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre in September and October
Three of America’s funniest moms – Leslie Norris Townsend, Michelle Krajecki and T.R. Logan – perform at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre during Girls’ Night Out at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Television and film credits for these three funny ladies include Star Search, Comedy Angels and Carline’s Comedy Hour and much more. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students and military.
The Kimball Theatre features a variety of concerts, comedy and drama throughout September and October. Guests can enjoy a variety of performances from blues, folk music, classical saxophone and a popular musical based in 1930’s Berlin. Bobby “Blackhat” Walters, blues instrumentalist and vocalist and the “Blues Entertainer of the Year” in 2004 and 2005, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. General admission is $15, and all proceeds will be donated to local charities.
City Arts Café presents Simon & Garfunkel: A Tribute Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. In honor of the 70th birthdays of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, this benefit concert features the band’s iconic tunes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. All proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations furthering music education including Williamsburg Youth Wind Ensemble and the Youth Orchestra.
A concert saxophone recital, Come Down Heavy!, showcases the talents of saxophonist Jason T. Laczkoski, pianist Joshua Russell and violinist Anna Draper at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Laczkoski recently completed the work on his debut CD of the same name, which features all the musicians on this tour. The CD was funded in part by a national grant competition sponsored by the Co-Op Press Fund which Jason won in January of this year. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and children under six are free.
New Kent High School and Astor College present Cabaret at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26. Set in 1931 Berlin, as the Nazis are rising to power, the plot centers on the tenuous existence and turbulent life of cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her pursuit of American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Laced with the increasing tension and unrest of the political climate, Cabaret offers the audience the fun of the music and laughter of the Kit Kat Klub, but also the realization that these characters are little more than pawns in the growing Nazi machine of the 1930s. This production has been a year in the making and boasts a joint cast of high school students from New Kent High School in New Kent County, Va., and Astor College of the Arts in Dover, England. General admission is $7 and students $5 with valid admission.
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents its Subscription Concert #1 at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1. Works by Debussy, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn will be performed. Tickets are $34 and $48 and are available by calling (757) 229-9857.
If it’s laughter you’re after, the Kimball Theatre offers a performance where nobody knows what’s going to happen next. Don’t miss the Second City’s Laugh Out Loud Tour at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. From the famed comedy troupe that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and improvisation. Not recommended for children. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and students.
ShowStoppers Productions will present Nunsense, winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards. This hilarious international hit tells the story of a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook. The show will run at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for seniors, students and military.
The Williamsburg Storytelling Collaborative presents Stories that Make a Difference: Ghouls and Gore! at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets are required but free of charge and can be obtained by calling 1-800-HISTORY. Donations will be taken at the door. Join us this Halloween season dressed as your favorite ghoul. While you’re in a story-induced zombie state, sign up to give blood at a future event! This is not a children’s program, but school-age children are welcome – if they dare to come. All proceeds will go to blood drives and disaster relief efforts.
Live from the 18th-century Stage
Conversation with a Founding Father gives guests the opportunity to talk to Patrick Henry, George Washington or Thomas Jefferson about issues that transcend time. The interactive program begins at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 27, except Oct. 25. A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor card gains admission into this program.
A Grand Medley of Entertainments is a variety show where anything that can go wrong, does! This popular family program takes place every Monday at 7:30 p.m. from Oct. 3-24. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages six-17 and $6 for children under six.
The 18th-century Play Series introduces a new production of The Walking Statue, or The Devil in the Wine Cellar at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Oct. 6-27. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages six-17 and $6 for children under six.
For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.
Located in Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, the 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.