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November 8, 2006

CW's Kimball Theatre embodies colonial spirit in its live performances

The Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square gives guests the opportunity to enjoy a variety of live performances this November and December.

  • Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry or George Washington, November 11, 14, 16–17, 21, 23–24, 28 and 30 and December 5, 7, 9, 12, 14–15, 19, 22–23 and 29 at noon. Reservations and a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or a Good Neighbor Pass required.
  • Martha Washington: Her Life and Times, November 19 at 1 p.m. General admission $5, students/seniors $4.
  • Martha Washington Speaks with the Children, November 19 at 11:30 a.m. General admission $5, students/seniors $4.
  • Martha Washington Remembers Christmas, December 17 at 11:30 a.m. and December 31 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. General admission $5, seniors/students $4.
  • Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert, November 10, 15 and 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., November 8 and 22 at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Dean Shostak performs an exciting concert featuring music and stories of Benjamin Franklin’s glass armonica. This multimedia concert also includes spectacular new and antique glass instruments such as the glass grand harmonicon and glass violin. All seats $5.
  • Dean Shostak’s Crystal Christmas, November 25, 27 and 29 and December 1, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 26–28 and 30 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dean Shostak’s popular holiday concert features the glass armonica, crystal handbells, glass violin and spectacular new instruments from around the world. All seats $5.
  • Crystal Christmas with Benjamin Franklin, December 4, 10 and 23 at 7 and 9 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with a special concert hosted by Philadelphia’s own Ben Franklin (Ralph Archbold) with Dean Shostak on glass armonica and violin, and Kelly Kennedy on piano, guitar and voice. All seats $12.

    18th-century Play Series

  • A Miss in Her Teens: November 16 and December 7 and 22 at 8 p.m. Colonial Performance Ticket $15.
  • The Guardian: November 9 and 30 and December 15 and 25 at 8 p.m. Colonial Performance Ticket $15.

  • Grand Medley of Entertainment, November 13, 20, 23 and 27 and December 11, 18, 27 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. December 3 at 8 p.m. Colonial Performance Ticket $15.

    WTYD—Tide Radio, Skookum Music Series:

  • Sonya Kitchell and Ben Taylor in Concert, December 17 at 8 p.m. As the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, Ben Taylor was born into a musical world with much promise. Sonya Kitchell is an eloquent songwriter, a dazzling singer and an old soul who just happens to be 17 years of age. Her debut album, “Words Came Back to Me,” is an understated, largely acoustic affair, seamlessly melding elements of jazz, R&B, folk and other forms in a song-serving way. General admission $15.

  • The College of William and Mary’s Department of Music presents, Cedars of Lebanon, Ashes of Andalusia, November 5 at 7 p.m. The Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, the Early Music Ensemble and the Botetourt Chamber Singers collaborate to present a unique rendition of the famous “Andalusia Suite” by the renowned Lebanese composer-lyricist team Mansour and ‘Asi Rahbani with full chorus and an orchestra of early European and authentic Arabic instruments. General admission $8, seniors/students $5.
  • The College of William and Mary Department of Film Studies presents, Infamous, November 7 at 7 p.m. Based on George Plimpton’s biography of Truman Capote and follows the famed author played by Toby Jones as he investigates the murder of a family in rural Kansas. The cast also includes Sandra Bullock, Jeff Daniels, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Hope Davis and Sigourney Weaver. Rated R. Writer-director Douglas McGrath and producer Christine Vachon will introduce the film and take questions following the screening. Vachon will also be available to sign her new book, “A Killer Life: How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond.” This event is free but tickets are required.
  • The College of William and Mary’s Sinfonicron Light Opera Company presents, Benefit Gala 2006, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a charming evening of entertainment full of fun and amusements. The company members will be sharing pieces from many Gilbert and Sullivan shows, including this year’s show, “The Mikado!” All seats $15.

    Preservation and Exploration in the Shadow of John Smith 2006 Jamestown Lecture Series:

  • The Buried Truth, November 14 at 7 p.m. Dr. William Kelso, director of archaeology, APVA Preservation Virginia.
  • Lost: Jamestown, Nevis, West Indies, November 28 at 7 p.m. Carter L. Hudgins, Hofer Distinguished Professor, University of Mary Washington.
  • The British Settlement of Barbados in 1627, December 12 at 7 p.m. Frederick H. Smith, assistant professor, College of William and Mary, Department of Anthropology. Tickets for individual lectures are $9. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HISTORY.

  • The William and Mary Jazz Ensemble in Concert, November 15 at 8 p.m. World-renowned New Orleans jazz saxophonist Donald (Duck) Harrison will join the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Evan Feldman, in a concert of big band standards and new classics. General admission $8, seniors/students $5.

    For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit Advance tickets for performances are available by calling toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or by visiting any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet.

    The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 1-9:15 p.m.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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