Tickets Now Available for Reston Community Center’s 2023/2024 Professional Touring Artists Series

Tickets Now Available for Reston Community Center’s 2023/2024 Professional Touring Artists Series

Audiences will once again enjoy the exciting Professional Touring Artist Series presenting bestselling authors, brilliant musicians, hilarious comedy and incredible talent from around the world in the CenterStage at Reston Community Center. Tickets for the 2023/2024 season are now available to Reston residents and employees as of August 1, and they will be available online August 8 to the general public.

The season opens with a delightful conversation between veterans of the stage, large and small screens as well as CenterStage favorites, Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody. Great thinkers of today include Rev. William J. Barber, V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Kwame Alexander. There will be plenty of laughs with Negin Farsad, Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)”, Mr. Vaudeville, Jen Kober and Jeffrey Jay. Take a musical journey with Lúnasa, Okaidja Afroso, Dan and Claudia Zanes, Robin Spielberg and Trout Fishing in America. Don’t miss the gorgeous imagery of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance company. “We are thrilled to have a full slate of exceptionally gifted performers joining us for the 2023/2024 season,” said RCC Arts and Culture Director, Paul Douglas Michnewicz. “These artists, and the artists we bring to the Reston Multicultural Festival and local schools, will assure a year of cultural feasting for the whole community.”

Here is the 2023/2024 PROFESSIONAL TOURING ARTISTS Series lineup, more details are available at or by using the links in each title:

National Heritage Award Fellows at the Reston Multicultural Festival

Saturday, September 23, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free – Reston Town Center

The National Heritage Fellowships are the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts.

A Conversation with Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody

Saturday, September 30, 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

$40 Reston/$60 Non-Reston

Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody share family stories, professional anecdotes and glimpses into their 40-plus years of (mostly) marital bliss.

A Screening of “We Feed People”

Monday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Oscar-winning director Ron Howard spotlights renowned chef José Andres and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen. Screening followed by a discussion with Restonian Nathan Mook, executive producer.

Nefesh Mountain – Jewish/Bluegrass Band

Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Nefesh combines elements of Appalachian bluegrass, Celtic folk and Eastern European melodies with messages of inclusivity, diversity and hope.

Negin Farsad – Comedian

Sunday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.

$20 Reston/$30 Non-Reston

Negin is a regular panelist for NPR. Her book, “How to Make White People Laugh,” was called “frank and hilarious,” and The Austin Chronicle calls her a “master humorist.”

Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)”

Saturday, December 16, 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

$25 Reston/$35 Non-Reston

The RSC returns to take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays.

Dan & Claudia Zanes – Music for All Ages

Sunday, January 14, 2024, 2:00 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes and Haitian American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes perform a mix of old and new songs from near and far.

Rev. William J. Barber
MLK Keynote Speaker & Luncheon

Monday, January 15, 2024, 11:00 a.m.

$5 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Rev. William J. Barber is the President of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, championing various civil rights movements.

Kwame Alexander – Children’s Author & Poet

Sunday, February 4, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, producer, New York Times bestselling author of 38 books and regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition.

Robin Spielberg “Moonlight & Love Songs”

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 8:00 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Enjoy an evening of heartwarming tales and beautiful music performed by one of America’s favorite pianists.

“Soul to Soul” – African American & Jewish Music

Sunday, February 18, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

“Soul to Soul” brings together African American and Yiddish American experiences in a deeply stirring musical presentation.


Sunday, February 25, 2024, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

$25 Reston/$35 Non-Reston

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival, Lúnasa is a Reston favorite and one of Ireland’s most renowned music groups.

V (formerly Eve Ensler) – Author & Playwright

Sunday, March 3, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

$20 Reston/$30 Non-Reston

V is a Tony Award-winning playwright and activist, and the author of “The Vagina Monologues.”

Shenandoah Conservatory and Friends “Slavic Dreams”

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Violinist Akemi Takayama and her musical colleagues perform a concert celebrating their history.

Mr. Vaudeville

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 2:00 p.m.

$5 Reston/$10 Non-Reston

Mr. Vaudeville finds himself in a predicament of theatrical confusion that creates a hilarious afternoon of magic, mayhem and vaudeville comedy.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 8:00 p.m.

$25 Reston/$35 Non-Reston

The internationally renowned ensemble, rooted for more than 50 years in African American traditions and modern dance legacy, brings both the iconic and the innovative to the stage.

Trout Fishing in America

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 8:00 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Trout Fishing in America is the longstanding, four-time Grammy-nominated musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet.

Okaidja Afroso “Jaku Mumor” The Ancestral Spirit of Ghana

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 8:00 p.m.

$15 Reston/$20 Non-Reston

Okaidja Afroso ushers in a fresh breeze of musical flavors from the shores of Ghana’s Gulf of Guinea.

Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the CenterStage, located at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. Additional information about each performance and full schedule is available online at

Tickets went on sale for Reston residents and employees on August 1 at 4:00 p.m. and are available for everyone else and online on August 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Box Office business hours are as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Two hours prior to curtain time for each performance.

About Reston Community Center

Reston Community Center offers thousands of positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston, Va. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning, and creates and sustains community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, TTY 711 or visit the website at Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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