Oktoberfest

The 7th annual Oktoberfest will bring German music, dancing, and much more to Old Town Winchester! The festival will stretch most of the Loudoun Street Mall including The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum lawn and the Taylor Pavilion.

Inside the festival will be German-inspired food, beers, and global wine while also experiencing different parts of German culture. On Friday and Saturday, there will be a Best Dressed Lederhosen and Dirndl contest with the top prize being an overnight stay for two at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, WV. For live music, Lola the Organ Grinder will be playing German tunes all along the walking mall with her hand-crafted crank organ. The veteran high energy band “The Continentals” will be showcasing a wide repertoire of different ethnic styles of polka and waltz. On Saturday, The Original Bavarian Dance Club of Washington D.C., “Altwashingtonia Schuplattler Verein”, will be performing with over 30 costumed professional Bavarian dancers.

Other activities included in the festival are free caricature paintings, a free photo booth, and street performers.

Advanced online tasting package is $20, which includes six tastings and a 12oz glass beer stein. Tasting packages the day of the event are $25, which include the six tastings and 12 oz beer stein as well. General admission is free.

 

SSMT 2019 Downtown Cabaret Series

Pull up a bar stool and relax with a fun evening of casual cabaret performances featuring members of the 2019 Shenandoah Summer Theater (SSMT) company!

Doors open at 6:30; admission is free, but seating is limited. Come enjoy a beverage and a bite from the extensive menu in the Out of the Box Room at the Bright Box Theater in historic Old Town Winchester.

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Music Theatre: The Sound of Music

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre presents: The Sound of Music

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Music Theatre: Ragtime

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre presents: Ragtime

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America. This sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

June 27-July 7, 2019

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
(based on E. L. Doctorow’s novel by the same name)

Comedy Hypnotist

Comedy hypnotist Gary Conrad has performed in 49 states and 9 other countries for the last 25 years.

Nationally, Gary was last seen on ABC-TV’s “THE VIEW”, and has been on air with Danny Bonaduce, FOX-TV’s Mancow Muller, Opie & Anthony, Crook & Chase, Don & Mike, Dr. Dre & Ed Lover, Rick & Bubba, Big D and Bubba and many more TV and radio stations.

He has also shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Cher, Barbara Walters, Lenny Kravitz, Ron White, Bill Engvall, and even the late, great, Tiny Tim!

DUE TO MATURE CONTENT THIS SHOW IS 18+.

Così fan tutte

Set on Shenandoah Conservatory’s main proscenium stage and directed each year by a different distinguished guest artist, Main Stage Opera provides audiences with the full opera experience! The classic romantic comedy Così fan tutte follows two sisters whose devotion to their beloved fiancés is cynically put to the test by their own lovers with help from the conniving Alfonso and mischievous Despina. Mozart’s radiant score, performed by the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, is cleverly juxtaposed with one of the most bittersweet stories of deceit, fidelity and love.

Sung in Italian with English titles.

Duration: Approximately 170 minutes*

Sunset Series on the Garden Rooftop

Enjoy this informal, adults-only evening featuring live music and a cash bar. Wine and beer selections will be served on the garden roof top (weather permitting). No admission fee – come mingle and enjoy the beautiful views this spring & summer!

Apple Blossom’s Got Talent Semi-Finals

Looking For New, Unique, and Unusual Talent of All Kinds!

This is the Semi-Finals for the 2019 “Car Credit Nation: Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!“, held in Old Town Winchester at the Bright Box Theater. All of the ABGT events will be held on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm: February 13, March 13, Semi-Finals April 10, and Finals May 1. The Finals will take place in the middle of the week between “Wine Festival Weekend” and “Parade Weekend.”

Prizes include $2,000 plus perks for first place; $1,000 for second place; $500 for third place. There will be 80 G/A seats upstairs and 120 G/A seats downstairs at each event. Audition ticket cost is $5.00 for Upstairs (Screen View Only), and $10.00 for Downstairs (Live View).

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Silkroad Ensemble Concert

Founded by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble draws on a rich tapestry of traditions to create a new musical language—a uniquely engaging and accessible encounter between the foreign and the familiar that reflects our many-layered contemporary identities.

Tickets: $28

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Box Office:
(540) 665-4569

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

StageCoach Theatre Company Presents:

MOONSHINE MURDERS
Written and Directed by Terry Smith
Produced by Jerri Wiseman
Production Assistant: Thy Nguyen

It’s the Roaring Twenties. A mobster and madam meet at a local speakeasy to discuss moonshine and money. Despite a planned evening of comedy and music, someone put MURDER on the menu. Help the chief of police find answers before an all-out gang war breaks out. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre would look like a pillow fight compared to what will happen if he fails!

• Doors & Bar open at 4:30PM
• Show starts at 5:30PM
• Dinner Break at 6PM
• Show resumes at 6:45PM