November 8, 2006
Kimball Theatre offers a variety of spectacular holiday entertainmnt
From the fiddle to the orchestra, Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square provides guests with a musical good time this holiday season.Christmas with the Coyotes, November 24–November 26 at 7:30 p.m. Join us in a Williamsburg holiday tradition as Coyote Run, the mid-Atlantic region’s most popular Celtic group celebrate the holidays Coyote style. General admission $12, seniors/students $10.
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents the Holiday Pops Concert, December 2 and December 3 at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra will perform its annual program featuring holiday favorites sure to please the entire family. Featured soloists are Branch Fields, Jane Hanson, Gayla Johnson and Vance Stallings. All seats $20.
A Williamsburg Christmas, December 4 at 3 p.m. Join Trio String Wind for a heartfelt and compelling blend of seasonal music ranging from Celtic through classical with hammer dulcimer, flutes, psaltery, Celtic harp, guitar, harmonica, whistles, melodica and bodhran. All seats $9.
The American Boychoir in Concert, December 5 and December 6 at 7:30 p.m. A holiday concert presented by the American Boychoir, whose musical sophistication, expressive power and innovative programming have established its reputation as the premier U.S. concert boys’ choir. General admission $32, seniors/students $30.
An Appalachian Christmas, December 7 at 3 p.m. Join Kelly Kennedy and friends as they musically travel to Appalachia with violin, voice, guitar, dulcimer, drums, and dancing. Enjoy the wild, dark, foot-stomping tunes from the backwoods and hollows of the Southern mountains. In the words of songs, stories and journals, you’ll hear how the early settlers kept Christmas alive and gave us traditions for a new world. All seats $10.
Virginia Premiere Theatre presents The Holidays with Halliday: An Old-Fashioned Big-Town Treat, December 8 and December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and December 10 at 2 p.m. Direct from Danny’s Skylight Cabaret in midtown Manhattan, Virginia Premiere Theatre welcomes the incomparable Ms. Lynne Halliday for a Times Square taste of big-town holiday cheer. Featuring cabaret classics and holiday songs both old and new, this delightful treat will take you back to a time when The Supper Club and The Carlisle were flooded with black ties, tails, and evening gowns and the cabaret was the place to be. For tickets, visit www.vptheatre.com or call (804) 725-3645. General admission $20, seniors/students $15, children 12 and under $10.
Songs and Stories for a Virginia Fireside, December 9 at 3 p.m. Explore Virginia’s rich and diverse musical heritage with songs, tales, and tunes designed to “drive the cold winter away.” Join recording artist Bob Zentz for a musical journey from the mountains to the sea presented with a sense of history, humanity, and humor on a variety of usual and unusual acoustic instruments. All seats $9.
Fiddling Away the Holidays, December 12 and December 19 at 4 p.m. Master fiddler John Turner keeps a Colonial Williamsburg Christmas tradition by singing, playing and laughing in the holiday season. This informal, fun program brings joy to the season. Included is the not-to-be-missed “Twelve Days of Christmas” as only John and his eclectic collection of whistles and instruments can provide. All seats $6.
I Saw Three Ships, December 14 at 2 p.m. Uniquely dynamic and varied, Virginia Sky commemorates the 400th anniversary of Jamestown in a distinctly seasonal manner on hammer dulcimers, Celtic harp, flutes, whistles, psaltery and plucked dulcimer. All seats $8.
Robert Hodge in Concert, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. In an event that always generates excitement, Robert Hodge brings his unique talents to this special concert celebrating the holiday season. Hodge is an international entertainer who has consistently drawn great acclaim from critics and fans alike. All seats $20.
An Irish Christmas Celebration, December 15 at 3 p.m. Join Kelly Kennedy and friends as they demonstrate the energy, pathos and beauty of Irish music at Christmas. Enjoy the jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs of the West, the haunting carols of 17th-century Wexford, and the set and ceili dances from all over Ireland performed on fiddle, bodhran, concertina, guitar, piano and voice. All seats $10.
Celebrate the Season: Don Irwin in Concert, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. Ever-popular pianist and Steinway artist Don Irwin returns to Williamsburg for his annual holiday concert. Traditional favorites and classical virtuosity combine for an array of show-stopping melodies. All seats $20.
A Yuletide Celebration with the Itinerant Band, December 17 at 3 p.m. Come in for a holiday visit as the Itinerant Band presents traditional yuletide music, performing tunes and songs from the old and the new worlds. Enjoy the carols and seasonal music that have been a part of celebrations with family and friends throughout the holidays. All seats $8.
The Victorian Christmas Magic-Lantern Show, December 21 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Authentic, 1890s projected extravaganza—the kind of show that led to movies! For adults and children ages 6 and up. General admission $12, seniors/students $10.
Christmas Music from the Jefferson Collection, December 22 at 3 p.m. Enjoy sonatas, ballads and songs from the musical collection of Thomas Jefferson sung and performed on violin, cello and guitar and narrated by Thomas Jefferson. Join character actor Bill Barker (Thomas Jefferson), John Turner, Lee Welch and Sara Glosson for music that Jefferson collected, played, and enjoyed in his travels here and abroad. All seats $10.
Bottom of the Punch Bowl, December 23 at 3 p.m. Fynesound’s Sharon Knowles, John Knowles, Karin Loya, Linda Rice-Johnson, Kim Lyons and Rachel Smith take you back a couple of hundred years with traditional tunes played in the heyday of Scottish and Irish traditional music. Fiddle, harp, cello and voice will lead you in a whirl around the centuries. All seats $10.
Remember Me? December 26, December 28 and December 30 at 8 p.m. Mary and Brian have an ideal marriage. They live in a lovely apartment with a view, their children are grown and they pride themselves on being best friends. On an ordinary Sunday, Brian leaves to play tennis. While he is gone, Mary’s old college flame shows up and professes his undying love…or does he? A comedy by Sam Bobrick. All seats $16.50.
An Acoustic Christmas, December 29 at 2:30 p.m. The Miller-Rowe Consort from Spartanburg, S.C., presents a concert of Christmas carols and music of the season, especially arranged for the unique combination of hammer dulcimer and classical guitar. All seats $9.
For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com. 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.