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May 13, 2011

Festival Williamsburg Showcases Lynda Carter in Broadway Spotlight

Audiences will find it nearly impossible to sit still for the lively lineup of luminaries scheduled to perform at the Williamsburg Lodge May 27, 28 and 29 for Festival Williamsburg. The events at the Lodge for the ninth annual musical weekend are presented by Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Arts Festival. A hotel package provides an opportunity for a weekend getaway – and a great start to the summer.

Tickets are still available for Festival Williamsburg performances Friday and Sunday at the Williamsburg Lodge, ChickCorea and Gary Burton, May 27; and Lynda Carter, May 29.

  • Jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton present an irresistible blend of improvisation and jazz favorites at 8 p.m. Friday, May 27 in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge. Tickets are $35 and $45 for reserved theater seating.
  • Saturday night’s performance of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is SOLD OUT.
  • Lynda Carter has been singing professionally since the age of 14. Her recent albums have landed on Billboard’s Top Ten, and she has performed to sold-out houses at Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington. She also played the role of Mama Morton in London’s West End production of “Chicago.” Carter will perform two cabaret-style concerts of favorites from Broadway and beyond at 5:30 and 8 p.m. in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge. Tickets for reserved table seating are $65 and $45.

    Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com or call 757-282-2822 or 1-800-982-2787.

    Colonial Williamsburg’s Spring Stories Package provides accommodations for two nights, daily breakfast, admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Area and a $100 activities card. The three-day, two-night package starts at $99 per person and is available through June 16. For more information, call 1-800-447-8679 or visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/visit/hotels/vacationpackages.

    Dining events at the Lodge for the festival weekend include the Friday Seafood Feast beginning at 5 p.m.; a prix fixe wine and dine dinner Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 9 p.m.; the music of the duo Me and Jo and light fare in the lobby lounge Saturday evening; Sunday brunch in the dining room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Flavors from the Chef’s Garden, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

    For more information on the Festival Williamsburg dining events, visit ColonialWilliamsburg.com. Reservations suggested by calling 757-229-2141.

    Established in 1997, the mission of the Virginia Arts Festival is to bring world-class performing arts to citizens and visitors, impact the lives of students through outstanding educational programs, commission new works of national and international significance and make a tangible difference in Hampton Roads through regional partnerships and positive economic impact through the generation of cultural tourism.

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

    Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at colonialwilliamsburg.com.

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown
    (757) 220-7280



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