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Hylton Performing Arts Center

Mission Statement

The Hylton Performing Arts Center entertains, educates, and enriches the Northern Virginia community by providing diverse and accessible arts experiences in state-of-the-art venues.

Vision Statement

The Hylton Performing Arts Center, through community partnerships, will create an exciting, stimulating, vital arts experience that expands cultural awareness, and integrates the arts into the region’s social, economic and community fabric.

About Us

Working together, Prince William County, the City of Manassas, George Mason University, the Commonwealth of Virginia along with many generous private donors and local business members within the community, have brought the Hylton Performing Arts Center from a dream to a reality.

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is a shining example of what a successful community partnership can achieve. Join us for an amazing performance experience, rent our facility to create your own customized experience, or support the Hylton and help grow our fundraising base so we may continue to offer “arts for all” in your own backyard.

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Press Releases

  1. Thursday, April 7, 2011

    HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE “SLEEPING BEAUTY” Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 8 p.m.

    “Real Russian energy and passion,” says San Diego.com about this remarkable company that was created to preserve the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet, as well as invigorate it by embracing new dance developments from around the world. Making its Hylton Performing Arts Center debut, Russian National Ballet Theatre presents “Sleeping Beauty,”the magical tale of the beautiful princess who waits in slumber to be awakened by the kiss of her prince. The company’s talented Russian dancers perform Petipa’s brilliant choreography, considered by many to be the crowning jewel of his career, to a magnificent score by Tchaikovsky, and the production is further enhanced by dazzling sets and stunning costumes. The ballet will be presented in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall on Tuesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. This performance is family friendly, and tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. A pre-performance discussion will be held one hour prior to the performance in the Hylton Center’s Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. Novant Health is the Grand Opening Season Sponsor of Hylton Presents at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Minnieland Private Day School, Inc. is the Performance Sponsor of the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Sleeping Beauty” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

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  2. Thursday, March 24, 2011

    HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES 2011-12 SEASON OF PERFORMANCES

    Weeks before the conclusion of a stellar grand opening season, the Hylton Performing Arts Center announced its 2011-12 season at a press conference at its elegant, state-of-the-art performing arts venue on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus on Thursday, March 24. A partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the private sector, the Hylton Center opened to the public in May 2010, providing both a permanent home for local and regional performers and ensembles and a world-class venue where the Northern Virginia community can gather to experience outstanding performing artists of national and international renown. Novant Health also announced the renewal of its Hylton Presents season sponsorship for 2011-12.

  3. Monday, March 7, 2011

    THEATER OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT PRESENTS “LIVE WIRE” AT THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

    Theater of the First Amendment, George Mason University's professional theater company in residence, recreates the distinctive look, exciting sound and nostalgic feel of the classic radio days of the 1930s with “Live Wire,” featuring a selection of authentic shows drawn from Mason’s extensive Federal Theatre Project archives. Spanning a range of styles from “Living Newspaper” to mystery and musicale, Theater of the First Amendment’s original staging of “Live Wire” in 1992 was broadcast by National Public Radio. Directed by Rick Davis, “Live Wire” will be performed in the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Merchant Hall in Manassas on Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m.

  4. Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    THE CASTLETON FESTIVAL AND HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENT CASTLETON FESTIVAL AT THE HYLTON

    The Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Castleton Festival this summer for the Castleton Festival at the Hylton. For the first time, the Castleton Festival musicians and singers will present three concerts at the Hylton Center in Manassas, in addition to the annual festival at the Castleton Farms estate in Rappahannock County, Va., held June 25 through July 24. These three performances will be exclusive to the Hylton Center, and Maestro Lorin Maazel, founder and artistic director of the Castleton Festival, will conduct each of these Castleton Festival at the Hylton concerts in the Hylton Center's Merchant Hall. On Thursday, July 7 at 8 p.m., the Castleton Festival brings a concert version of Gershwin's beloved opera, "Porgy and Bess" to the Hylton Center. In this concert version, the Castleton Festival artists perform some of the most memorable music of all time from this cherished opera, including “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You is my Woman Now,” “I Loves You, Porgy,” “A Woman is a Sometime Thing,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” and “Summertime.” Patrick Blackwell and Reyna Carguill perform the roles of lovers Porgy and Bess, while John Fulton sings Crown and Chauncey Packer portrays Sportin’ Life. On Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m., Castleton Festival at the Hylton continues with two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini - "Il tabarro" and "Gianni Schicchi." "Gianni Schicchi" will feature baritone Corey Crider in the title role, and Joyce El-Khoury as Gianni Schicchi's beloved daughter, Lauretta. El-Khoury is currently a member of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. On Thursday, July 21 at 8 p.m., Castleton Festival at the Hylton culminates with a concert of American music commemorating the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) featuring opera star and mezzo-soprano (and Washington, D.C. native) Denyce Graves. The concert will feature an evening of great American music by Ferde Grofe, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Foster. Joshua Weilerstein, winner of the 2009 Malko Competition for Young Conductors, will conduct Bernstein's "Symphonic Dances" from "West Side Story."

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