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Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park

Sundays in July and August at 5 p.m.
McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
Free and open to the public

Hip-Hop Meets the Music of India
Sunday, July 22, 5 p.m.

Indian Violinist Nistha Raj and Grammy-nominated progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon present a collaboration that mixes genres of music native to each of their cultural upbringings, Hindustani Classical music and acoustic Hip-Hop and D.C.’s Go-Go. Video 

“When you think of Indian classical music, you probably don’t expect to hear beat box, or strains of jazz, and even rock. But that’s exactly what Nistha Raj is all about. The violinist is mixing classical Hindustani music with modern sounds to bring it to a new generation of music lovers. ” NPR Tell Me More

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays in July and August at 5 p.m.
McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
Free and open to the public

Kara and Matty D
Sunday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m.

One of our favorite summer bands is back, but this time they are performing for the kiddos! Video

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Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park

Sundays in July and August at 5 p.m.
McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
Free and open to the public

Morgan Taylor’s “Music of Gustafer Yellowgold”
Sunday, Aug. 12, 5 p.m.

Two-time Grammy® Nominee, Morgan Taylor and his band will play perennial favorites and dig deep into the wild and hip back catalogue for this rare, non-video version of his nationally heralded Gustafer Yellowgold show. Tasteful, smart and FUN songs for everyone! Video

The animated character of Gustafer is the brainchild of singer and illustrator Morgan Taylor, whose band accompanies Gustafer on various adventures on CDs and DVDs and in popular multimedia shows that appeal to both kids and grownups. (Gustafer Yellowgold has opened for Wilco.) Recently the New York Times described Taylor, who as an adult rocker has shared bills with the Smithereens and Bob Dylan, as "a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss." –Time Magazine

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Intro to Djembe Drumming and Drum Circle  btn buy tickets

Friday, Nov. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.

Old Firehouse 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA 22101

$12/$8 for MCC tax district residents  Fee includes admission and drum rental for the event.  Tickets on sale August 1st.

Back by popular demand! Join The Alden for a creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class for families. Participants will learn the elements of Djembe Drumming from artist Kofi Dennis and then use those skills in a group drum circle. This class is designed for those eight and up, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register with them.

Alden Spring Production Auditions for: “Winnie-the-Pooh”

Dramatized by Kristin Sergel, from the Stories of A.A. Milne

Produced with special arrangements with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY


Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 15, 7-9 p.m.: Open Auditions

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m.: Call Backs

at The Alden


It’s story time for Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, but Pooh won’t hear just any story, he wants to hear a story about himself, because “he’s that sort of bear.” Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of the forest creatures, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit, on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. There is a reason this beloved story has become a classic for all ages—the themes are universal and the characters are silly, yet charming.

Youth actors will work with The Alden’s team of theatre professionals to bring this story to life with full sets, costumes and technical elements on The Alden’s stage.


Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., from late January through mid-March

Performances: Saturdays and Sundays, March 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2 p.m., in The Alden

Who can audition: Students between the ages of 10-16 who live in the MCC Tax District

To schedule an audition time, please email Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov with your date and time preference: 7, 7:30, 8 or 8:30. Please specify your age and address in your email.

Additional rehearsals may be required if deemed necessary by the director and producer. Because theatre-making is a group activity, attendance at each rehearsal, tech rehearsal and performance is mandatory unless approved in advance by the producer.

If cast, participation Fee: $150/actor

"The Wizard of Oz" 

A Vital Theatre Production
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Saturday, February 2 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  (60 minutes)

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents  Tickets on sale August 1st.

Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through the eclectic world of Oz. This one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the classic tale by L. Frank Baum will have you singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” dancing with the munchkin puppets and clicking your heels all the way home. video

“they sing and dance, because this is a Vital Children's Theatre production, and that's what they do best” - Off-Off Broadway Review


The Okee Dokee Brothersbtn buy tickets

Saturday, February 23 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  (60 minutes)

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents  Tickets on sale August 1st.

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music and hope that it will inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. video

The Okee Dokee Brothers are four-time winners of the Parents’ Choice Awards, three-time Grammy® nominees and one-time Grammy® Award winners for their recent albums.

“Like the great Woody Guthrie, they’ve tapped into that magic quality of folk music to bridge the age gap and connect listeners young and old with their universal message.” – UTNE Reader

The Joshua Show btn buy tickets

Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m.  (60 minutes)

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents  Tickets on sale August 1st.

In this award-winning family production with live music, tap dancing, physical comedy and multiple styles of puppetry, we meet a modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, Joshua Holden. Joshua’s puppet sidekick, Mr. Nicholas is feeling down and it's up to Joshua and his cast of puppet characters, including the Wonderbook and Larry the Lint to help his best friend find the joy in being yourself. video

Joshua Holden was named one of "20 Theatre Workers You Should Know" by American Theatre Magazine and is a Best Performance and Fan Favorite winner from Puppeteers of America’s National Festival.

"All The Way Live"btn buy tickets

Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m.  (60 minutes)

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents  Tickets on sale August 1.

In this interactive show, everything is “all the way live” and history is revived through hip-hop lenses. World-renowned hip-hop artists collaborate on the spot to “remix” everything from the alphabet to folktales. The remix unfolds with dance, rhyme, music…and you! “So open your ears and watch with your eyes. We can turn it up… ALL THE WAY LIVE!“ video

“Paige Hernandez is the complete performer package personified. She has a lot of energy, and possesses a million dollar smile…Her rapping and rhyming skills match Harrell’s making them a winning team.”

--Broadway World


B FLY Entertainment’s Founder, Paige Hernandez, has been commissioned by the National New Play Network, the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theatre, The Kennedy Center and the Glimmerglass Festival. She is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, an Individual Artist Award-winner from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Kennedy Center “Citizen Artist Fellow” and was named one of the “Six Theatre Workers You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine.

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