County of Fairfax, Virginia
The Robert Ames Alden Theatre
at the McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101
Media Contact: Sabrina Anwah
Director of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
Teens Dance Their Way from High School into Adulthood in “Tap Kids”
McLean, Va.—The McLean Kids Performance Series at The Alden continues on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. with New York Stage Original’s production of “Tap Kids,” which tells the story of high school students coming of age. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for McLean tax district residents. The theatre is located inside the McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Ave.
Created by choreographer Lisa Hopkins and composer Philip David Stern, the show features a diverse cast of eight skilled tap dancers and tells the story of a group of teenagers in their final months of high school as they come to terms with teenage love, their first big dance, graduation and pending adulthood. Highlights of the show include dancing on lunch trays in the cafeteria, forging friendships over a game of basketball and emotional drama at the school dance. Finally, at graduation, the teens are launched into their futures. The story is told in amazing, high-energy tap routines that astonish both teens and adults.
“Tap Kids” takes the long-cherished American art form of tap dance to new heights in this exciting production that has enjoyed tremendous success domestically and internationally. “High School Musical” may have the hits, but ‘Tap Kids’ has the moves.”—Journal News
Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.
About the Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.
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The Robert Ames Alden Theatre is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden Theatre is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.