Holiday Season Masonic Theatre ‘Puttin’ on the Glitz’ NEW YEAR’S EVE

Take a look.  Happening downtown CFVA at the Theatre during the Holiday’s plus ‘Bring in the New Year’ Historic Masonic Theatre Style, ‘Puttin on the Glitz.’

Cashore Marionettes – Saturday, December 10th, 2016 – 3:00 pm  alleghany-highlands-arts-council-cashore-marionettes-dec-10-2016

A performance by the Cashore Marionettes is a celebration of life. The program consists of a collection of engaging piecese incompassing a broad range of themes, each delivered with a simplicity that expresses the essence of the moment.

The program is a series of touch portrayals and poignant scenes from every day life set to stunning music by composers: Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethovan and Copeland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the performance explores a range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary.

Shenandoah Ballet presents: The Nutcracker – Saturday, December 10; 7:00pm & Sunday, December 11; 3:00pm The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is based on the E.T.A. Hoffman tale, “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice”. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same. Clara dreams of her beloved Nutcracker winning the battle against the Mouse King, journeys through the land of the Snow Queen and her King and arrives in the Land of the Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The ballet, set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score, was first performed in 1892 by the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the Kirov Ballet.
The Shenandoah Academy of Dance directed by Missy Belcher Floyd, produced the beloved classic in its entirety for Rockbridge County’s audiences. Now in 2016, Shenandoah Academy of Dance brings The Nutcracker to The Historic Masonic Theatre! Floyd will continue to invite participants of all ages and levels of experience from Clifton Forge and Covington local studios to perform in this production, as well! Experience the magic that is The Nutcracker with the Shenandoah Ballet this December.

Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ – Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 – 7:30 pm Christmas Carol

This spectacular musical adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a feast for the soul as well as the eyes. We watch Scrooge reflect on the passages or Christmas Past, Present and future and feel the transformation of a human heart.

Drama, song and dance will ignite the holiday spirit in all who attend and the new Masonic Theatre is the perfect location.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at the Historic Masonic Theatre – Saturday, December 17th, 2016 – 1:00 pm et

Free admission. Donations are appreciated.

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

The Sway Katz Holiday Swing – Saturday, December 17th, 2016 – 7:30 pm sway-katz

You told us, and we listened. After an unforgettable performance on our July 1st grand re-opening weekend, we asked these swingin’ Katz back to provide the soundtrack for ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. Take a well-deserved break from the long lines, endless to-do lists, and hustle and bustle of the season. You deserve to swing this holiday season. Consider this our gift to you!

The Eve at the Historic Masonic Theatre – Saturday, December 31st, 2016 – 8:30 pm to 12:30 am eve


Now that the renovation is complete, we’re bringing our festive New Year’s Eve celebration, The Eve, back to The Historic Masonic Theatre. This year’s theme is ‘Puttin’ on the Glitz!’, so let’s party like it’s 1905 (the theater’s original dedication date). Enjoy scrumptious heavy hors d’oeuvres, swingin’ live music, and a champagne toast at midnight. Say farewell to 2016 and celebrate the arrival of 2017 in our elegant 111-year-old historic landmark! Cocktail attire recommended. Tickets are limited, so order yours today.

$45 per person

Theatre Calendar:  Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main St
Clifton Forge, VA  24422

Visit Clifton Forge VA (CFVA) information about Historic Downtown, Eateries, Lodging and more:

CFVA is an easy stop with interstate 64 east/west exits at each end of town.

Enjoy one of the towns eateries – The Club Car Shop & DeliVic’s Family Restaurant, 42 Deli, Bella Pizza Pasta and Subs or food & your favorite beverage at the renown Jack Masons Tavern Va. Fine Dining at Cafe Michel. A must visit is the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center. You will love the small town feel, friendly citizenry and strolling the community to center of town through the historic district.

– beautiful scenic Alleghany Highlands
C&O Railway Heritage Center
– art galleries, music venues, Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
Clifton Forge School of the Arts
– pristine rivers with multiple access points
– recreation parks, walking/hiking trials
The Red Lantern Inn Trip Advisor Excellence award.
– downtown shopping district, browse Livy’s Closet or several of the town’s antique stores

Clifton Forge, VA has much to offer and more to come.

You may just decide to live here in CFVA.

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