Herndon: Fresh, Summer Nights: Entertainment at NextStop Theatre
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Herndon: Fresh, Summer Nights: Entertainment at NextStop Theatre

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NextStop Theatre presents a summer series of entertainment at NextStop Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon.

Performances are most weekends and some weeknights, June 25-August 19, 2016.

Tickets are $20.

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Dulles Corridor audiences seeking summer evening attractions will not have far to drive. Herndon’s NextStop Theatre will be offering a lot of performances to whet the appetite. The entertainment will be offered at the NextStop venue as a series of one-night performances from a wide-range of local entertainers. The series runs from late June to mid-August on most weekends and some weeknights.

NextStop Board Chair Jeff Boatright (Herndon) is excited about the summer series. “I’m proud that NextStop’s core mission states a commitment to community-focused engagements. It gives me a lot of pleasure to share wonderful examples of that commitment to the local arts community, and by extension, the greater community that includes the residents and businesses within the Dulles Corridor.”

Evan Hoffmann, NextStop’s artistic director said, “Over the past few years we have seen that there is a strong desire in our community for opportunities to enjoy great music in an intimate and casual setting. This summer we will once again bring a wonderful and eclectic mixture of phenomenal artists to our community's backyard.

"When we first came up with the idea for the series, we thought we would be lucky to find a small handful of groups that might be interested in working with us. We were stunned when more than three dozen groups reached out to us and then totally blown away by the exciting, vibrant and remarkably eclectic mixture of performance ideas that they brought us," said Hoffmann.

Working with Grammy Award nominee Jim Van Slyke, a long-time member of the Northern Virginia musical community as a performer and a vocal coach, Hoffmann aims to have the entertainment series a joy for all tastes. The performances were selected after a rigorous process that included a formal written application. The selected performers received high marks for the excitement and unexpected entertainment they proposed to perform. The selected applicants will be offered a rent-free space to present their work to patrons.

The NextStop summer shows will include a number of cabaret acts with veterans from NextStop musical productions as well as the debut of singers new to local audiences. There will also be new play readings, experimental theatrical and devised productions, an interactive murder mystery and bilingual theater. Magic, bluegrass music, jazz, dance, and even an evening of staged combat are also scheduled.