May 3, 2006
Kimball Theatre starts summer with sizzling live performances
Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre features a diverse array of live performances, including many varied concerts and historical plays, during May and June. Williamsburg’s new local radio station, WTYD Tide Radio, presents a series of music events to mark their first anniversary. The Skookum Music Series kicks off with recording artist Ben Lee on May 6 at 8 p.m. Arrive early for the Ben Lee performance and enjoy food and cake from 6-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Other featured artists include Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Glen Phillips on June 25 at 8 p.m. The rock band, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, known for their insightful lyrics, has a solid fan base and a growing national buzz, as well as a new album titled “Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers.” Tickets to this show are $12. Glen Phillips, who was the lead singer and main songwriter for Toad the Wet Sprocket, has released three solo albums with the fourth due in mid-2006. Concert tickets are $15.
The Kimball Theatre also is hosting two ensembles. At 8 p.m. on May 20, the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble presents “A Look Back at the Music of Broadway and Hollywood.” This concert features the “Overture to Candide,” the theme from “Schindler’s List” and “The Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” among other favorites. Adult tickets are $12, senior and student tickets are $8. At 8 p.m. on May 26 and 27, the Williamsburg Symphonia presents “Subscription Concert #5,” featuring works from such well-known composers as Faure, Mozart and Beethoven. Tickets to this event are $37 and $27. For tickets or information, call (757) 229-9857.
“Successful Campaign: A Concert of Fifes and Drums” will be presented by The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums with the Connecticut Valley Field Music. This concert of patriotic fife and drum music from the 18th and 19th centuries on May 19 at 8 p.m. This program is part of Drummer’s Call weekend. Tickets are $6.
The Kimball Theatre and Playwrights Premiere Theatre presents “Winning Liberty Land: An American Musical Comedy About How History is Made” with performances June 13, 20, 25 and 27 at 5 p.m. A tale of American citizenship for the whole family, this performance features original music and dancing. General admission tickets are $12; senior and student tickets are $10.
“Ear to Ear: The Passage of African Music Through American Slavery” is a live CD release concert for the new Colonial Williamsburg African-American CD project presented by the Foundation. The evening will feature dancing, African drumming and vocal performances of rare, early African-American music. Tickets are $12.
“Jefferson and Adams,” by Howard Ginsberg, will be conducted June 30 and July 1 at 7:30 p.m., and July 2 at 3 p.m. This popular play tells the compelling story of two renowned American Founding Fathers. General admission tickets are $12 while senior and student tickets are $10.
For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com. Advance tickets for all performances are available by calling toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or by visiting any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet.