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August 24, 2007

From the 18th century to the 21st century, CW's Kimball Theatre offers an array of entertainment in September and October

18th-century vaudeville in “Grand Medley of Entertainment” to a musical featuring feuding New York gangs in “West Side Story,” Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre brings an eclectic mix of theatrical, musical and comedic performances to the stage in September and October. Performances include:

  • Founding Fathers, Sept. 4–7, 13–14, 18, 20–21, 25, 27–28, Oct. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18–19, 23, 25–26, 30, noon. Meet one of Colonial Williamsburg’s Founding Fathers—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry. Reservations are required. Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or a Good Neighbor Pass required.
  • Lady Washington Remembers, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and 28 at 11:30 a.m. Ticket: General admission, $5, senior/students, $4.
  • Grand Medley of Entertainment, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Colonial Performance ticket: $12.
  • 18th-century Play Series: The Guardian, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 8 p.m. Colonial Performance ticket: $12.
  • Dean Shotak’s Crystal Concert, Sept. 1–2, 17, 19, 24, 26, Oct. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 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. Ticket: All seats $5.
  • The Kimball Theatre and Virginia Premiere Theatre present Smith! Being the Life and Death of Cap’n John by Ivor Noel Hume. Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. The year is 1631 and Captain John Smith, the legendary hero of Jamestown, lies dying. As his faithful servant, his doctor, and a serving girl struggle to keep Smith alive, they unravel the mystery of Smith’s life of high adventure, court intrigue, betrayal and triumph. This historical drama by award-winning writer and archaeologist Ivor Noel Hume is an intimate and haunting portrayal. Ticket: General admission $15, seniors/students $12.

    “The K of D: A Supernatural Thriller by Laura Schellhardt” moves from the 18th to the 21st century. Charlotte’s twin, Jamie, was hit by a car. He kissed her with his dying breath and Charlotte inherited “the Kiss of Death.” Now revenge is coming to a small Ohio town. Originally created at the ACT Theatre in Seattle and developed at the renowned Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Festival and the Kennedy Center, this supernatural thriller comes to Virginia Premiere Theatre for its first fully staged production prior to its Washington, D.C., world premiere. Mary Wadkins plays 17 characters from ages 12 to 70 in an evening of chilling, theatrical wizardry that is sure to make you believe. Rebecca Taylor directs. Previews are Sept. 11–12 at 7:30 p.m. The play opens Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen Sept. 18–22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13 for adult language. Tickets: $18, $16 students/seniors/military, special preview price $9 (Sept. 11–12 only).

    If it’s laughter you’re after, “The Second City Touring Company: One Nation, Under Blog” can be seen at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. Performing a special medley of classic scenes, songs and improvisation, the Second City Touring Company is always original, daring and hilarious. Their alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, John and Jim Belushi, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joan Rivers, John Candy, Stephen Colbert and many more. Ticket: General admission $25, seniors/students $20. Clean Comedy Night features Bone Hampton and special guest Donna East on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles-based comedian Bone Hampton is a favorite comic everywhere he performs! He has worked clubs all across the United States, and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CMT, BET and TBN! As an actor, he has appeared on “Medium” and “My Name is Earl.” Special guest Donna East is New York’s “Queen of Clean” and has performed in every A-list club in New York City! She also has appeared on NBC and Lifetime networks as well as a recent segment for “Onion TV.” Ticket: General admission $15, seniors/students $12.

    Music lovers will be treated to a wide range of performances. The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Pops Over America! Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. Janna Hymes-Bianchi conducts the works of great American composers George Gershwin, John Williams, Irving Berlin and more! Enjoy free wine, popcorn and other treats under the big top. Bring a friend or three and give them a grand introduction to the Williamsburg Symphonia. Ticket: All seats $35. The College of William and Mary Sinfonicron Light Opera Company presents An Onward Spectacle: Gala 2007 Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Join us for an exciting journey through Sinfonicron’s musical history as the company recalls those dramatic, beautiful and sometimes downright hilarious moments of Gilbert and Sullivan’s work. You will also be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of Sinfonicron’s 2008 production of “The Pirates of Penzance.” Ticket: All seats $15.

    The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Subscription Concert #1 Oct. 16-17 at 8 p.m. The concert features Berstein’s “Three Dances” from “On the Town,” Shostakovich’s “Concerto #1 for Piano” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major.” Tickets: $42, $30. Advance tickets are available through the Williamsburg Symphonia; please call (757) 229-9857.

    New Kent High School and Astor College present West Side Story Oct. 23-24 at 7 p.m. New Kent High School has formed a theatrical partnership with Astor College in Kent, England, and is performing a professional-quality production of the classic musical “West Side Story.” The cast is comprised of high school-aged students from Astor College and New Kent High School. Ticket: Adults $7, student/faculty $5.

    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. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre Box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit

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