Shows are continuing through the summer at the Jean C. Smith Amphitheater at Locust Shade Park at 4701 Locust Shade Drive in Triangle where people can see performances that range from ballet, to puppetry, to classic rock, to poetry, to painting, to a cabaret, to a symphony orchestra.
- Somers Voice LLC will present “A Cabaret” in the park from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on July 18. The free show includes singers, dancers, actors, musicians, and spoken word artists.
- The Dale City Recreation Center Intensive Showcase will present excerpts from the well-known ballets La Bayadere, Giselle, and The Nutcracker at 5 p.m. on July 31 and Aug. 14. Guest artist Justine Kelly, the director of the Ardent Dance Company out of Chicago, will also offer a contemporary piece. Audience members will have the chance to move along with the dancers during an interactive portion of the free show.
- Blue Sky Puppets will present “The Three not so Little Pigs” at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 19. The wolf in the show is a vegetarian and the pigs rock out on guitars in the offbeat version of the classic children's tale. Admission is $5.50.
- Reptile World, between at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, will give audiences the chance to see a large variety of big, colorful, and gentle reptiles from around the world. The show will entertain and teach the audience the difference between reptiles, mammals, and birds and why reptiles are important to the environment. Admission is $5.50. Children under two get in free.
- The Bull Run Cloggers’ “Returning to Dance” will offer a handclapping, fast-paced, country dance show featuring dances to Top 40. Celtic, swing music in modern Irish, Canadian step dancing, Appalachian and modern clogging. Admission is $5.50. Children under two get in free.
- The Manassas Symphony Orchestra will appear at the amphitheater between 3 and 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 22 where the orchestra will present a free pops concert.