June 29, 2012
Coyote Run’s Final Performances Held at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre
Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre hosts Coyote Run for their last two performances. Coyote Run in Concert: All good things must come to an end will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.
After 12 wonderful years of touring, recording and performing before countless thousands of enthusiastic fans, the band is retiring. These two final shows will be filled with remembrances, hilarious stories from the road and the signature Coyote Run sound. General admission is $20 and seniors/students are $17.
Additional Live PerformancesDean Shostak’s Crystal Concert features master of glass instruments Dean Shostak with a glass violin, spectacular new instruments from around the world including Benjamin Franklin’s glass armonica in this amazing concert. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., July 2, 4, 27, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. All seats $7.
T. Jay & Josh Everhart brings together T. Jay of MTV’s Rap Fix live and Williamsburg’s own Josh Everhart together at the Kimball Theatre. After being handpicked by MTV’s Sway to air on Rap Fix Live, T. Jay performs from his album “Nothin’ Less.” He will be ushered in by On The Map Music’s newest member Josh Everhart with his brand new release “Music from the Hart.” They will be joined by several other Virginia acts. Andrew Peterson brings his soulful acoustic sound to the stage along with the smooth flowing emcee, BEEWest, out of Norfolk, Va. For music downloads go to http://weonthemap.com; Twitter: @tjay501, @J_Everhart. This event takes place 8 p.m. Friday, July 13. All seats are $12.
Stories That Make a Difference: FISH Tales benefits a local charity. During this concert, Weavers of the Word Storytelling Collaborative tell stories about family, food and fish, while helping FISH to help your neighbors. Thousands in need in the Williamsburg community turn to FISH for food, clothing, household items and transportation to medical appointments. Help fill donation boxes by bringing canned or dry food donations. This concert is for adults and children who can listen like adults. This presentation takes place 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14. All seats are $7.
John McCutcheon in Concert brings what critics call “a little feat of magic” to the Kimball Theatre. This well respected and loved folksinger has mastered a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammered dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His 30 recordings have garnered seven Grammy nominations. But it is in live performance that John feels most at home. This concert takes place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21. All seats are $18. This event is sponsored by the James City County Rotary Club.
As You Like It, William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy where characters venture into the woods and return transformed, tells the tale of how we find true love (and our true selves) in nature. The story is told with the help of faithful cousins and vengeful siblings, city clowns and country clowns, wooing lessons and wrestling matches, poetic trees and prosaic sheep, men, women and women disguised as men. The Traveling Players Ensemble presents this event that takes place 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
A Grand Medley of Entertainments features an 18th-century traveling show! There should be amazing feats, strange beasts and fast-paced hilarity, but things aren’t going well for the company. Their misfortunes provide a comedy of errors for the entire family to enjoy. A colonial entertainment of such mirth, even Colonel Washington would have laughed! This event takes place 7:30 p.m. Mondays, July 2 through Aug. 20. Adults/youth, $18, children under six, $9
Conversation with a Founding Father: Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or Patrick Henry allows guests to talk with Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or the Marquis de Lafayette about issues that transcend time. Guests have the opportunity to ask questions. This program takes place 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays, July 3-Aug. 28 and Thursdays, July 5-Aug. 30. A Revolutionary City admission ticket or Good Neighbor Pass required.
18th-century Play Series: The Walking Statue allows guests to follow a fast-paced farce full of disguises, deceptions and devils that has entertained audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since 1710. The historically accurate costumes, sets and wordplay make this 18th-century tale of a father standing in the way of true love so much fun. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 12-Aug. 23. Tickets are $18 for adults and youth and $9 for children under six.
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. Other generous donors continue to make gifts to endow Kimball Theatre programming. Their names are listed on plaques in the theater lobby.
Located in Colonial 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. For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.