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Saturday, December 5, 2015 • 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015 • 3:00pm
The City Ballet School presents The Nutcracker

NutcrackerInternationally acclaimed artist Brooklyn Mack (The Washington Ballet) and Andrea Faria star join The City Ballet School and the Western Maryland City Ballet Company in “The Nutcracker” Saturday, December 5th and Sunday December 6th at the Maryland Theatre. Experience the magic of ballet this holiday season as you join Clara on her enchanted journey to the land of sweets. Set to Tchaikovsky’s stunning score, this magical ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your family. The Nutcracker is sure to capture your heart and become one of your favorite Christmas traditions. Featuring a full cast, brilliant costume and prop design, and theatrical magic, “The Nutcracker” is a family favorite and a special Christmas tradition.

Dec 5 @ 2:00PM - Click here for tickets
Dec 5 @ 7:30PM - Click here for tickets
Dec 6 @ 3:00PM - Click here for tickets

Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Home for the Holidays

December 12, 2015 • 7:00pm
December 13, 2015 • 3:00pm

"Home for the Holidays" is the most anticipated concert of the year in the MSO season. This longtime holiday crowd-pleaser has become a tradition for many families throughout the four-state region. Guest artists and local choirs join the MSO in offering a delightful mix of carols, seasonal favorites, and the popular sing-a-long, led by Santa Claus! The concert is the perfect way for the young and young-at-heart to usher in the most magical time fo the year.

Kenny Rodgers ChristmasTuesday, December 15, 2015 • 7:30pm
Kenny Rogers: Once Again It's Christmas

Grammy® Award-winner Kenny Rogers has delivered hit after hit for more than five decades, covering everything from country and soul to rock and pop. His hits include "Lady," "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town," "The Gambler," "She Believes in Me," "Islands in the Stream," "We've Got Tonight," and "Buy Me A Rose." See Kenny live as he performs an evening of classic Christmas songs and his most famous hits. Joining Kenny for this holiday performance is special guest, Grammy® Award-winning Country singer Linda Davis ("Does He Love You").

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BISFAFriday, December 18, 2015 • 7:30pm
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
BISFA Holiday Spectacular

This special, one-night only production will feature the diverse talents of the entire student body. Colorful costumes and seasonal sets complement a montage of songs, dances, stories, and visual images that warm the heart and inspire everyone to remember what the holiday season is truly about. This is an event the whole family will enjoy!

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Saturday, December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm
An Irish Christmas

An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table – joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and celebration of life.

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great traditions of Irish mythology, enjoy superb music-making, singing of Christmas carols and great storytelling, all led by an award-winning cast of Irish dancers, in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of magic!

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January 8, 2016 • 8:00pm
Joe Bonamassa
All-acoustic Performance

Joe BonamassaAs Joe Bonamassa enters his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work.  Bonamassa's career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 17 solo albums in the last 15 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures.  He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in public schools. In 2013, Bonamassa earned his first GRAMMY ® nomination for Best Blues Album and in 2015 his fourteenth #1 Billboard Blues Album (more than any other artist) with the release of Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks. 2014’s new studio album Different Shades Of Bluedebuted at #8 on Billboard's Top 200 and was his highest charting album, first top 10, and biggest sales week ever. Bonamassa will fulfill a childhood dream when he headlines two shows at the iconic Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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CarmenFebruary 13, 2016 • 8:00 pm
February 14, 2016 • 3:00 pm
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet’s Carmen

Be seduced by Bizet's intoxicating melodies, and the sultry sounds of Spain, as his riveting tale of love and lust comes alive in a semi-staged production by the MSO and HUB Opera Ensemble. The Hub Opera Ensemble is devoted to brining quality professional opera to communities where the art form is not yet represented. The Ensemble provides opportunities for aspiring young artists and business professionals to reach out to the community and share their passion for opera and performing arts education.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 • 7pm
An Evening with the Beach Boys
VIP Tickets include a Meet & Greet experience prior to the show. VIP ticket holders should arrive 75 minute prior to showtime.

Beach BoysYou can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. And now in 2013, their Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing), and it’s companion The Warmth of the Sun marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.

Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth - and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play - it’s where life is renewed and made whole again.

Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from sundrenched summer festivals to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events worldwide. In 1974 Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a tempest that rocked the music world.

In addition to founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards) - Jeffrey Foskett (guitar/vocals), Brian Eichenburger (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals) round out the band.

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Tickets on sale December 4 at 11 AM. 
Ticket prices: $65, 75, 95 and $150

USA National Miss State Scholarship Pageant (MD, DC and VA) Sunday, February 21, 2016 • 2pm
USA National Miss State Scholarship Pageant (MD, DC and VA)

Join us February 20-21, 2016 as The Maryland Theatre hosts the Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia State Scholarship Pageants for young women ages 4-25.

This official state preliminary pageant will crown 18 young ladies to represent their states at Nationals 2016 this July in fabulous Boca Raton, FL. Featuring runway, evening gown, interview as well as other optional competitions, this promises to be an exciting event filled with glamour, excitement and fun! Saturday preliminary competitions begin at 3pm and are free to the public.

The Finale begins Sunday, February 21 at 2pm and features WHAG TV News Anchor, Taniya Wright as Mistress of Ceremony. You don't want to miss it!

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Kevin JohnsonSaturday, March, 12 2016 at 7:30pm
Hagerstown Community Concert
Kevin Johnson
Award-Winning Ventriloquist

Recognized as on of the world's top ten ventriloquists Kevin is mostly know for his appearance on NBC's America's Got Talent. Kevin started at San Diego's Legoland California where he has performed over 9,000 shows in 10 years. He has twice been honored as the "Best Male Performer" at ANY amusement park in the world. Kevin has always been known for his "clean comedy" and is loved and hilariously appreciated by audiences of all ages! Bring the kids and the young at heart!

Beethoven PastoralMarch 19, 2016 • 8:00 pm
March 20, 2016 • 3:00 pm

Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven’s Pastoral

Beethoven's charming masterpiece paints a picture of nature and man's feelings towards it. His affinity for nature and his love for walks through the rural areas outside of Vienna are captured in his sixth symphony. The oboe's finest attributes are beautifully exploited in this lyrical and nostalgic work by Vaughan Williams. As featured soloist for the concerto, the MSO's principal oboist Fatma Daglar will artfully use the lush sounds of her instrument to evoke the spirit of the countryside.

April 1 to 3, 2016
Maryland International Film Festival
Opening night, Friday, April 1st hosted by The Maryland Theatre

2015 Film Fest

The 5th Annual Maryland International Film Festival (MDIFF) welcomes film lovers to Hagerstown, Maryland -- nicknamed the "Hub City," as it's the center of the action in this gorgeous Maryland setting. Welcoming a broad array of feature-length, documentary, short-form, foreign, student, and animated works, MDIFF is a thrilling media platform ready to launch talented artists to new heights.

Independent filmmakers from across the globe regularly flock to MDIFF for its capacity crowds, exceptional hospitality, top-quality screenings, and countless networking opportunities with talented professionals. There's even a competitive category exclusively for high school and college students with an urge to step behind the camera.

The festival is proud to have Director, Joe Carnaharn (The Grey, The A-Team) as MDIFF’s Creative Director. – He brings years of Hollywood experience and programming expertise to help filmmakers thrive. Last year’s Best Feature winning film, Bereave just signed a distribution deal. The director shares, “I wish to take a moment to tell you that your hospitality and your wonderful festival helped our film stand out for distribution. Thank you for that and we'll be sending you more of our work in the future.” So join us for largest film festival in Western Maryland.

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Rhapsody in BlueApril 9, 2016 • 8:00 pm
April 10, 2016 • 3:00 pm
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Rhapsody in Blue

From the opening clarinet trill to the energized and rhapsodic passages, Rhapsody in Blue is a beloved American classic. A leading interpreter of the works of Gershwin, pianist Thomas Pandolfi takes on this iconic "jazz concerto" that added a new chapter to American musical history.

Commissioned and written entirely in the United States, the New World Symphony is one of the most popular works in the romantic repertoire and stands today as a triumphant tribute to the American spirit. Grammy-nominated composer Christopher Theofanidis has had performances by many leading orchestra s from around the world. The Baltimore Sun has called him "an unusually skilled, communicative composer." This new work entitled "Dreamtime Ancestors" has been commissioned for a world premiere by the MSO.

April 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd at 7:30pm
April 17th & 24th at 2:30pm

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid (The Musical)

BISFA Little MermaidIn a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World."

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Join 120 students from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Transform the Beautiful Maryland Theatre into the Magical Kingdom of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Tickets on sale December 18th at 11am

The Young IrelandersThursday, April, 28 2016 at 7:30pm
Hagerstown Community Concert
The Young Irelanders

21st Century Irish Ensemble

This eight-member Irish music, song and dance troupe uses authentic Celtic instruments. Fuses old world traditions with comtemporary flare in an eclectic repertoire of Irish, World Jazz and Pop.

Texas TenorsMay 7, 2016 • 8:00 pm
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
The Texas Tenors 

This trio of classically trained singers perform a one-of-a-kind mix of Broadway, classical, country, and gospel music with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. You've seen them on "America's Got Talent" and on their PBS Special "The Texas Tenors: You Should Dream." Now JD, Marcus, and John are bringing their breathtaking vocals, humor, and cowboy charm BACK to Hagerstown by popular demand!