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June 26, 2007

Kimball Theatre to feature wide array of summer performances

The Kimball Theatre offers a variety of live performances throughout the summer, from a classic play by William Shakespeare to a thrilling concert by Martin Sexton.

Performances featured in July and August include:

  • Founding Fathers, July 5, 10, 12-13, 17, 19-20, 24, 26-27, 31, Aug. 2-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21, 23-24, 28, 30-31, 1:30 p.m. Meet one of Colonial Williamsburg’s favorite founding fathers –Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry or George Washington – on stage for a live performance of historic proportions. Reservations are required. Ticket: A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor Pass is required. Reservations are required.
  • Lady Washington Speaks with the Children, July 8, 15 at 2 p.m. Ticket: Admission $5, seniors/students $4.
  • Lady Washington Remembers, July 8, 15 at 3:30 p.m. Join Martha Washington for stories of times past from the perspective of America’s premiere first lady. Ticket: Admission $5, seniors/students $4.
  • Grand Medley of Entertainment, July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 8, 13, 20, 22, 27, 7:30 p.m. Part circus, part carnival and part vaudeville-like entertainment, “Grand Medley of Entertainment,” brings an 18th-century traveling show to the stage. Ticket: Colonial performance ticket is $12.
  • 18th-century Play Series. The Virginia Company of Comedians present “The Guardian” on July 5, 12, 19 and Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 8 p.m. Ticket: Colonial performance ticket is $12.
  • Jefferson and Adams, July 1 at 3 p.m. “Jefferson and Adams” examines the beginning of the American identity through the voices of some of our favorite founding fathers. Renowned character historian Bill Barker portrays Thomas Jefferson, Abigail Schumann is Abigail Adams and Sam Goodyear is John Adams This play is presented in cooperation with the Jefferson Legacy Foundation. Ticket: Admission $12, seniors/students $10.
  • Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert, July 2, 4, 6-7, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, Aug. 1, 20, 22, 27, 29 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dean Shostak performs an exciting concert featuring music and stories of Benjamin Franklin’s glass armonica. This multimedia concert also includes spectacular new and antique glass instruments such as the glass grand harmonicon and glass violin. Ticket: All seats $5.
  • Smith! Being the Life and Death of Cap’n John, July 3, 5, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31, Aug. 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 at 5 p.m. Did Smith fall in love with the Powhatan princess Pocahontas? Was there an attempt on his life? Did the Jamestown Council conspire against him? This historical drama by award-winning writer and retired Colonial Williamsburg archaeologist Ivor Noel Hume is an intimate and haunting portrayal of one of the Jamestown Settlement’s most intriguing characters. Ticket: Admission $15, seniors/students $12.
  • Coyote Run in Concert, July 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the release of Coyote Run’s sixth album, “Places,” a live CD recorded in Williamsburg, Va., and Troy, N.Y. This album features their signature “New Celtic Alternative” sound. This critically acclaimed band headlines major festivals all over the eastern half of the United States and plays countless concert and music halls, pubs and clubs. Ticket: General admission $15, seniors/students $12.
  • 88 Great Reasons For Hearing Don Irwin in Concert!, July 14 at 8 p.m. Since a piano has so many keys, Steinway artist Don Irwin figures he should use them all. You should hear what happens when he does. You can! Ticket: All seats $18.
  • Ear to Ear: The Passage of African Music Through American Slavery, July 25 and Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Travel on a musical journey from Africa to the Caribbean and on to America. Experience the roots of 18th-century African American music during this lively musical concert. Enjoy the intricate rhythms of Africa and discover how African music was reshaped and transformed into a distinctly “soulful” African American musical sound. Join in the musical performance and learn to play along with the traditional African instruments provided. Ticket: Colonial performance ticket is $12.
  • Up and Away to the Hits of Yesterday, July 27 and Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. Anthony Lee Wood, along with a very talented cast of performers and musicians, will take you on a journey back in time to those big hits that stir up your fondest memories! You will hear such hits made popular by Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holly, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond and many, many others. The night will be filled with dynamic vocal stylings, beautiful costumes, and wonderful dancing. Ticket: All seats $20.
  • Taming of the Shrew, July 31 and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Shakespeare’s classic battle of the sexes. Watch over our loves as they disguise themselves, trick one another, struggle for power, and woo, all in the name of love. The play is presented by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the “Traveling Players” Teen Troupe. Ticket: General admission $12, seniors/students $8.
  • Robert Hodge in Concert, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. Pianist/vocalist Robert Hodge returns to the Kimball Theatre following a series of summer concert dates in Italy and Greece. This show will feature a variety of music from the American theater and Hollywood films, as well as classic standards, original compositions, and the dynamic showmanship that has made Robert Hodge a success wherever he appears. Ticket: All seats $20.
  • 2nd Flyte in Concert: A Tribute to the Byrds, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Byrds combined the upbeat, melodic pop of the Beatles with the message-oriented lyrics of Bob Dylan into a wholly original sound that would be branded folk-rock. 2nd Flyte is a “true” tribute band that will transport you back in time to experience the sights and sounds of a Byrds concert circa 1965. Back to an era where “flower power” and rock and roll was exploding on all fronts. Ticket: General admission $12, seniors/students $10.
  • Martin Sexton in Concert, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Martin Sexton grew up on the timeless sounds of 1970s radio. Renowned as a die-hard road warrior, Sexton has traveled the globe with his guitar slung on his back and a heart full of soul. His songs are intricate and spirited. His fans range from teenage students to jocks to musicians, from the East Village to Wall Street, tradesmen to doctors, black, white, young and old, all singing together in three-part harmony. The concert is part of Tide Radio’s Skookum Music Series. Ticket: All seats $20.
  • Clean Comedy Night, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tim Hawkins headlines this Clean Comedy Night with his hilarious combo of music and impersonations (Creed, Avril Lavigne, Carson Pressly)! Always a hit with audiences of all ages, Tim was a featured comic on the hit TV series “Bananas” and tours all across the United States making folks laugh. Tim’s high-energy show has been called “awesome,” “hilarious,” “incredible,” “spectacular” and “side-splittin’, cheek hurtin’, mascara runnin’ funny!” A don’t miss! Ticket: General admission $15, seniors/students $12.
  • The Cobham Consort in Concert, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. A Cobham Consort performance includes an entertaining and exciting mix of vocal and instrumental music featuring baroque guitar, mandolin, viola da gamba and various wind and percussion instruments. As well as hearing outstanding musical performances that capture the spirit and sound of the Colonial period, concert goers will also learn the stories behind the songs and tunes that were popular in 17th- and 18th-century Virginia. Ticket: Colonial performance ticket is $12.

    The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 1-9:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre Box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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