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December 30, 2011

Kimball Theatre Offers Live Performances This January, February

Come in out of the cold and into the Kimball Theatre to enjoy a variety of music and dance programs in January and February.

Live performances offered this January are:

  • “An Afternoon with the Touring Ensembles of St. Patrick’s College,” presented by ACFEA Tour Consultants, brings a musical extravaganza from St. Patrick’s College, Sydney, Australia. As part of their first ever U.S. tour, the eight ensembles perform classical, jazz, folk and popular works by composers such as Haydn, Swearingen, Ellington, Golson, Tchaikovsky and more. This program begins at 4 p.m. on Jan. 4. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling 1-800-HISTORY. Unclaimed ticketed seats will be given away 10 minutes before show time.
  • “Masterworks Subscription Concert #2,” presented by the Williamsburg Symphonia, boasts a program including Mozart, piano soloist Grace Fong, Haydn and more. This event will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24. Admission is $34 and $48. Tickets are available through the Williamsburg Symphonia by calling (757) 229-9857.

    Kimball Theatre’s live performances offered this February include:

  • “The Legend of the Luna Moth, the Fairies, & the Monarchs,” presented by Institute of Dance Community Programs, this magical journey begins with a very hungry caterpillar. The plight of the chrysalis can only be determined by the fairy doctor and fashionable assistant. This event will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Admission is free but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling 1-800-HISTORY. Unclaimed ticketed seats will be given away 10 minutes before show time.
  • “The College of William and Mary’s Botetourt Chamber Singers Gala Concert” dazzles the crowds with “A Swingin’ Affair,” featuring songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and showcases the very talented singers from the Bots with performances by the W&M Jazz Ensemble, Paul Bhasin, director, the Wham Bam Big Band and the ever popular Harris Simon playing both piano and harmonica. All proceeds from the concert support the W&M Choral International. This event takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. All seats are $15 with $10 student rush tickets available the day of the performance.
  • “The Lemon Project Celebration of Dance,” presented by the College of William and Mary, Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance, presents guests an hour-long performance featuring choreography by Leah Glenn, assistant professor of dance at the College of William and Mary. The concert showcases the talent of current William and Mary students, alumni and local African and Native American musicians. This is the kickoff event leading up to the second annual Lemon Project Symposium. This program takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. Admission is free but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling 1-800-HISTORY. Unclaimed tickets will be given away 10 minutes before show time.
  • “Robert Hodge in Concert: Listen to My Heart” returns to the Kimball Theatre for a spectacular celebration of Valentine’s Day. A local favorite, internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist showcases his versatile repertoire in a concert including standards, pop songs, Broadway show stoppers and also some of the romantic classics from his “Listen to My Heart” CD. This event is taking place one night only at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. All seats are $25.
  • “A Valentine Concert: Featuring Steinway Artist Don Irwin” features Don Irwin’s expert styling of favorite melodies that will forever change their view of the piano. His orchestral adaptations of contemporary themes have thrilled audiences around the world. Guests who have a special song dedication to the ones they love can send the request to don@donirwin.com. This program is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14. All seats are $24.
  • “Masterworks Subscription Concert #3,” presented by the Williamsburg Symphonia, includes performances of Bach, Mozart, Raskatov and more. This event will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb 21. Admission is $34 and $48. Tickets are available through the Williamsburg Symphonia by calling (757) 229-9857.
  • “An Evening with the Presidents: The Roles and Relationship of the Executive to the Legislative Branch,” presented by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, presents presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison in a discussion about how they as presidents interacted and negotiated with the Congresses of their time. This event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth 6-17, children under 6 are $5.
  • “Betsy Q: A Benefit Concert for VCE Family Focus” brings singer/songwriter Betsy Q’s delightful children’s music to the Kimball Theatre. Betsy Q has been performing original music from her five-album collection since 1991. In her one-woman show, the audience is encouraged to interact with her while she performs songs that are clever, educational, and entertaining. Her music is appropriate for children of all ages, while her messages are embraced by the young at heart. This program takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Adult tickets are $7, seniors/students/children are $5, and children under one year old are free.
  • “Williamsburg Youth Orchestras Winter Concert” invites guests to enjoy a winter concert featuring the debut of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras’ new music director and symphony conductor, Michelle Basile. The Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” selections from the “Mother Goose Suite” by Ravel, and the rousing “Montagues and Capulets” movement from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet Suites.” The String Orchestra conducted by Karey Sitzler features Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Capriole by English composer Peter Warlock. WYO’S popular annual raffle will be held at intermission with chances to win many prizes! Visit www.wyomusic.org for more information. This event will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets for adults are $8, students and children are $2.

    For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

    In 1999, Colonial Williamsburg benefactors Gretchen and the late Bill Kimball made a major gift to renovate the historic facility and to transform it into the multipurpose Kimball Theatre. The 35-seat screening room was underwritten by a grant from the Gladys and Franklin Clark Foundation.

    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.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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