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Mistaken Identities, Lost Dogs and Colorists This Month at the Civic Center

Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents “Die Fledermaus”
8 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24 and March 1 and 2; 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 3.


On New Year’s Eve, Gabriel von Eisenstein is sent to jail for punching a police officer; however, he decides to evade jail for one night to attend Prince Orlofsky’s lavish party. His wife, Rosalinde, gets wind of his scheme and follows him to the ball in disguise as a Hungarian countess. Adele, their maid, also feigns an excuse to be released from work that night so she can go to the ball disguised as a Russian actress named Olga. Mistaken identities abound and frivolity ensues.

Presented fully staged with full orchestra.
Tickets cost $28, $26 for seniors 65 and older, and $24 for students.
Visit fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/Fledermaus for tickets and more information.

Civic Center Park Puppet Show presents “Rufus: A Story of Acceptance and Inclusion”
11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 and 12:30 p.m.


Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/registration and use course #29833 to register for the 11 a.m. performance, or course #29834 for the 12:30 p.m. show.

Rufus, a shy little dog, has lost his owner. Stuck in the rain and hungry, he meets the audience and asks for their help. He meets Dr. Tooth, a walrus dentist, who believes Rufus is “different looking.” Dr. Tooth learns the importance of acceptance and inclusion, and that Rufus is special because he’s different. Of course, everyone lives happily ever after. Features the world of Blue Sky Puppets.

Recommended for ages 2-10. Includes a craft project.
Tickets cost $4 for residents and $6 for nonresidents.

Rockville Concert Band presents “In the Footsteps of Russian Composers”
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.


Music of the 20th century St. Petersburg School, with guest conductor Steven Wampler. Featured composers include Gliére, Prokoviev, Tchesnokov, Bernstein (for Mstislav Rostropovich), Shostakovich and Stravinsky
No tickets required; $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit rockvilleconcertband.org.

Rockville Swing Band presents “Swing! Swing! Swing!”
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.


Featured vocalists are Stu Knazik and Jocelyn Knazik Phelps. With conductor Josh Frayer.
No tickets required; $5 suggested donation.

On Exhibition at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery
Meet the artists behind “The Colorists” — Holly Buehler, Sandy Fritter, Joanie Grosfeld, Jeanne Powell, Penny Smith and Kathleen Zeifang — 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery.

“The Colorists” will be on exhibition Feb. 25-March 22.
The Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible gallery, on the second floor of Glenview Mansion, is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and closed on official city holidays.

Buy tickets online and learn more about performances and events at Rockville Civic Center Park: Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre; call 240-314-8690; or visit the box office, 2-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more info, email [email protected].

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