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Events & Programs

The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas and Prince William County's vision is "a community enriched through the creative arts."

Our mission is to enrich the creative community by:

Engaging people of all ages
Celebrating diversity
Fostering innovation
Cultivating collaboration and communication

Shrek Swampfest CharactersPied Piper Theater

The Center for the Arts’ nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre (PPT) welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain.

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Rooftop Productions

Rooftop Productions, the Center for the Arts’ theatre company, now entering its 10th year, brings a refreshing variety of classic drama, comedy, and musical entertainment to the community.

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Upcoming Events & Programs


Age 8-18
(3 weeks) July 31 - Aug. 18
Mon. - Fri. 9am-3pm rehearsals - Performances 8/18 @ 7pm & 8/19 @ 2pm

New this summer!  Pied Piper Theatre presents an exciting 3 week intensive production of – ANNIE, Jr. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Gregory Theater.  New York City in the 1930’s sets the stage for a young Annie who has been left on the doorstep of an orphanage and is now seeking her parents.  Billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, and his secretary, Grace Fairchild, help in the search.  Directed by Kelly Glyptis and choreographed by Kimberly Geipel, rehearsals are scheduled Mondays-Fridays 7/31-8/18 from 9am-3pm.  Actors should plan to be available for all rehearsals and for performances on Friday, 8/18 at 7pm and Saturday, 8/19 at 2pm.  Depending on enrollment, some roles may be double cast.  Sign up today to be a part of this award-winning musical based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie.  (Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin.  Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols.  Originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Icarus Productions.  Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®.  By permission of The Tribune Content Agency, LLC.  Annie Jr is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com)


Ages 14 - Adult
July 31 - Aug. 16
Mon./Wed. 6:30-8:30pm  

Instructor:  David Johnson

The Actor’s Approach is designed for high school, undergraduate, and community theatre actors who are eager to continue their passion for acting into college or area theatre.  Delve into the fundamentals of the most relevant acting methods while integrating the actor’s full instrument – the body, voice and mind.  Hone your skills through theatre games, exploration and scene study to discover what acting techniques work best for you and how to make honest and organic choices in developing a role.


Ages 5-10
August 4, 2017
Fri. 6-8pm

Parents, come enjoy First Friday dining and shopping specials throughout Historic Manassas while your children dabble in the arts at the Candy Factory! On Friday evenings June 2nd, July 7th & August 4th our downtown district will become an open air festival of dining, music, shopping & more. Enroll your children in two-hours of art & theatre play at the Center, while you join the grown-up fun that awaits around every corner! Pre-registration required.

Course Fee includes $5.00 Supply Fee

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Dance Programs

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at the Center for the Arts. Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome.

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Arts on the Go

The Arts on the Go project consists of three self-contained interactive exhibits, each with a distinct theme.  Two modules (Habitats and Energy Matters) have been designed for use in elementary schools, and a third module (PowerUP!) has been created for middle school students.

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