Join us for a very special open house and learn about the lessons, the connections and the music therapy breakthroughs from the first five A Place To Be families. Our parent panel discussion will start at 3:00 p.m. Also meet our music therapists and enjoy light refreshments. This is the first event in our year-long 10 Events for !0 Years celebration, leading up to A Place To Be’s 10th Anniversary in September of 2020! Bring a friend and introduce them to A Place To Be and Music Therapy! Hope you can make it! Event is FREE but RSVP is required. RSVP to email@example.com
Two great shows under one roof! Enjoy our interactive Music & Emotion show now touring Loudoun County elementary schools and then join Amy Stone as she premieres Reach Out, a new Same Sky Project production touring middle schools this fall. Both shows are sure to move your heart and spirit!
This is the second event in our year-long 10 Events for 10 Years celebration, leading up to A Place To Be’s 10th Anniversary in September of 2020! Bring a friend and introduce them to A Place To Be and Music Therapy! Hope you can make it!
Join us for one of our most popular signature events, showcasing the music therapy work of our clients as they put on a show that lets you experience holiday music like you never have before. Our Performance-Based Music Therapy Model offers opportunities, like this recital, for our clients to showcase their progress and music therapy accomplishments while creating an outlet for self-expression, joy and connection to others in a safe space. These public performances also offer a chance for the audience to transform their perceptions of themselves and others. Our beautiful winter recital has become a Loudoun County must-attend holiday tradition. In December of 2018, our popular winter recital, held at the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, performed to a standing room only audience of more than 600 people. Admission to this event is FREE! Bring the whole family!
Join our Co-Founders, Tom Sweitzer and Kim Tapper for a special parent forum covering the topics of music therapy, self-care and connection! Our popular parent forums are FREE, but RSVP is required. Email Sierra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for the culmination of our summer Musical Theatre Camp as we present Holy Cow! An Udderly Amazing New Musical. This lively original musical set on the fictitious Acorn Acres Farm brings together some endearing farm animals and dedicated farm hands as they try to help farmer Sally save her beautiful farm from Barbecue entrepreneur T-Bone Smokes. More than 40 campers from A Place To Be’s inclusive Musical Theatre Camp will come together to showcase their work with music, dance and beautiful costumes and sets. Don’t miss this chance to experience the magic of A Place To Be, support your community and learn more about music therapy all while enjoying a fun day at the theater for the whole family! Tickets are $10 at the door.
Friday June 28, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Saturday June 29, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Sunday June 30, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Join the Inova Stoke Survivor Choir, Different Strokes for Different Folks, for its annual community spring concert. “Hot Stuff” and “Dancing in the Moonlight” are just a couple of songs on the ticket for this upbeat concert full of 70s music. Come have some fun, and experience the benefits of music therapy. the event is FREE!
Celebrate with our clients and their families as they showcase their progress and music therapy accomplishments through performing original artistic creations or choosing songs and music that are meaningful to them. Our recitals focus on creating an outlet for self-expression, joy and connection to others in a safe space to allow our clients opportunities to push themselves further in their goals, provide an outlet for them to feel validated and supported by the audience, and offer a chance for the audience to transform their perceptions of themselves and others. Don’t miss this opportunity to Experience A Place To Be! FREE Admission.
Join A Place To Be Co-Founder, Kim Tapper, to explore this unique transition time for yourself and your loved one. Event is FREE but RSVP is required. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Join us at The Hill School for The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event!
Brought to Middleburg with the generous support of Ken Dreyfuss and Teresa Wheeler
Tickets $25 Buy online at absolutebrightness.eventbrite.com
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey of the Outer Critics Circle & Off Broadway Alliance Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance
Written and Performed by James Lecesne
(Creator of the The Trevor Project and Academy Award winning short film, Trevor)
Directed by Tony Speciale
Original Music by Duncan Sheik
When 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey mysteriously disappears from a small, New Jersey shore town, the secrets of the townspeople are brought to light, and everyone is forced to examine the effect of one boy’s life on a fractured community. Adapted from Lecesne's novel of the same name, this 70 minute solo show begins with the discovery of Leonard’s disappearance and follows the criminal investigation to its startling conclusion. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he’s gone, Leonard Pelkey becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how we live, who we love and what we leave behind.
*This show contains mature language. Not recommended for children under 17.
Join us for a conversation on accessible housing options in Loudoun County. Our Co-founder, Kim Tapper, will be joined by special guests with expertise in local residential options. The event is free but RSVP is required to Sierra@aplacetobeva.org to save your space!
This is our only public showing of Abira and the Mountain this semester. The event is being held in partnership with Fairfax County SEPTA and ConnerStrong Foundation. Event is FREE but tickets are strongly recommended. Get Tickets
Abira and the Mountain is A Place To Be's newest original family production of a fairytale about acceptance, empathy and love. Abira is a princess in a wheelchair who is strong, innovative and beautiful, but she often feels secluded and lonely inside the castle. One day she decides to travel through her kingdom to see what she’s been missing. There, she meets others with disabilities, mental health and life challenges, and she discovers that she can use her own life experiences to help them live better lives while also increasing her own self-worth. The original musical, written by and starring A Place To Be’s Ryan Perry and Amy Stone is currently touring Loudoun County Middles Schools as part of The Same Sky Project. Same Sky Project productions, have delivered messages of hope and resilience through staged productions to Loudoun County’s public schools for the past seven years.
This performance is sensory sensitive.
Join us for a special Parent Forum with A Place To Be Co-Founder, Tom Sweitzer, MMT, MT-BC. The parent forum is open to parents of clients 12 & up and will include discussions on the impact of music therapy on our individual clients, the growth of music therapy nationwide, and how our music therapy services are being used. The event is free but please RSVP to Sierra@aplacetobeva.org to save your space!
Enjoy a beautiful evening of dance knowing proceeds from the show will benefit A Place To Be and Darby's Dancers. Tickets are $25/adults, $15/ages 3-18 and are available online and then at the door. Purchase Tickets Now (Scroll to state of Virginia, the event can be found under Ballet Theatre of Ashburn).
Please join for a Sweet Valentea Open House! We’ll have the Just Flow Heart art exhibit by Carla Hakim O'Brien on display and a Heart Flow painting station for kids. We'll be listening to our new Someone Big album to be released March 1, 2019, and enjoying love songs performed by A Place To Be clients. And of course we’ll be serving tea, strawberry lemonade and incredibly delicious tiny tea sandwiches and sweets provided by Lori Price! The event is free but please RSVP to Sierra@aplacetobeva.org to save your space.
The Stroke Comeback Center in partnership with A Place To Be presents Mind Matters. featuring Keynote Speaker, Kathleen Howland, Ph.D. Kathleen, a nationally renowned lecturer, clinician, teacher and advocate professor of Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music and a consultant at A Place To Be, will speak about venturing the gap between music, science and wellness and how to unlock the beauty and power of music and apply these tools to our everyday lives.
This informative and engaging event includes a seated luncheon, presentation and performance by local stroke choir, Different Strokes for Different Folks.
Full program information including tickets and sponsorship is available online
A Place To Be's newest original family production focusing on acceptance, empathy and love. Don't miss your chance to see Abira and the Mountain which will tour Loudoun County middle schools as part of The Same Sky Project throughout the fall.
Tickets $10 at the door!
A MOTHER'S WILL tells the story of Ann-Charlotte Robinson, an inspiring woman that takes the stage in a production based on her son's suicide. Created by Tom Sweitzer and music therapy non-profit A PLACE TO BE, the rock opera A WILL TO SURVIVE was performed in front of thousands of high school students and on the Kennedy Center stage. The stage production spread a message of hope and encouraged young people to reach out in times of need.
This locally-produced documentary short will be followed by a live music performance and a Q&A.
100% of ticket sales will be donated to A PLACE TO BE
A Place To Be performers are debuting at the Creative Cauldron venue in Falls Church, VA with another original production, Coming of Age, a cabaret addressing the important issues of teens and mental health. Join us for a night featuring songs about the struggles that teens go through, from anxiety, bullying and depression, to having that uncomfortable talk with your parents about romantic intimacy. Recommended for families with high school freshman and older.
Click here to reserve tickets on the Creative Cauldron website
General Admission $22 - Seniors/Military $20 - Students $18
Tables for two with wine $55 - Tables for four with wine $110