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Improv Master Class for Teens featuring Chris Ulrich  Tickets on sale August 1st.btn buy tickets

Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ulrich is a regular performer in the DC improv scene featured in the troupes King Bee, Nox! and Jive Turkey. He studied improvisational comedy at the Uprights Citizens Brigade and The Magnet Theater in New York, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater in Chicago and Los Angeles, and the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington.

This master class will explore collaboration, trust and being in the moment for improv performers. Participants will learn a number of games you can play just about anywhere, learn how to develop scenes, create characters within seconds, and learn exercises to help create "group mind" to better work and act together. Expect a high energy and active session! No improv experience is required, but it is designed for 9th-12th graders who are on an improv team, who are involved in theatre or are interested in improvisation.

$8/$5 for MCC tax district residents

Family Fun with Foley led by artists from “Recent Cutbacks”  btn buy tickets
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
$12/$8 for MCC tax district residents  Tickets on Sale August 1st.

The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean VA 22101

Foley (or the creation of sound in film and on stage) is one of the most creative and fun ways to play with storytelling. In this workshop, families will explore the sounds we can make with our voices and with everyday objects to imitate sounds of the world. With a mix of demonstration, trial and error, and games, this hands-on workshop explores the ways Recent Cutbacks makes and use sound in their shows and how you can too! This class is designed for those 8 and up, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register with them. 

Workshop and “Hold On To Your Butts” ticket combo: $26/$18 for MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase combo tickets

 

“Hold On to Your Butts” (PG-8)*   btn buy tickets
A Recent Cutbacks production
Saturday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.
$19/$14 MCC tax district residents. Tickets go on sale Wednesday Aug. 1.

The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean VA 22101

Sixty-five million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth... Twenty years ago, Jurassic Park, a movie about dinosaurs came out that ruled the box office. Now, two actors and two Foley sound effects artists perform a live, “shot-for-shot” remake that was named a “Critic's Pick” and “Top 10 Comedy Show of 2014” by TimeOut NY. Running time: 60 minutes. video


*Come at 2 p.m. for a Family Foley workshop with the experts from Recent Cutbacks.
Workshop and “Hold On To Your Butts” ticket combo: $26/$18 for MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase combo tickets

 

"Painfully funny…. Made us cry actual tears of laughter… a pure joy from start to finish." -“TimeOut NY”

“Die-hard fans of ‘Jurassic Park’ definitely don’t want to miss this, but then again neither should everyone else." -Victoria Teague, “New York Theatre Review”

“A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre  btn buy tickets
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. (performance is 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission)

$175/$135 MCC tax district residents  Tickets on sale August 1st - October 30.
Registration deadline: Oct. 30.

 


Join your friends and neighbors for a special outing to experience a DC holiday tradition: “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre. We’ll provide transportation and parking, theatre tickets, and Alden staff members to act as your personal concierges; you just show up and enjoy. video
Limited to 20 participants. Transportation departs from and returns to Dolley Madison Library.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: “Liner Notes” (All ages)  btn buy tickets

Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.   (90 minutes)

 $25/$15 MCC tax district residents     Tickets on sale August 1st.                                        

Collide with music's past and present through jazz standards, hip hop samples and actual liner notes from musicians of the civil rights movement in this multimedia concert experience. video

"Liner Notes brings to life the formative experience - dying out in the digital age - of falling in love with music through the engrossing text on the backs of records, in tape sleeves and in CD booklets".-Washington Post


"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

 

"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m.

$7/$5 MCC tax district residents  Tickets on sale August 1 (No fees for online purchase)


Crack that Shakespeare code with our expert hackers! Our Bard authorities from the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Potomac School return to prepare you for ASC on Tour's productions of "The Comedy of Errors" and "The Winter's Tale." (75 minutes)


"Speakers knew their stuff, got their thoughts across very well and were obviously enthusiastic about the material."-Audience member

Buy the package and save! All 3 American Shakespeare Center shows plus the Brush Up Your Shakespeare panel lecture. $110/$80 MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase package.

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

"Antigone"btn buy tickets

Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m.  (150 minutes)

$40/$30 MCC tax district residents

In the aftermath of her brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama. Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC holds startling relevance today, examining divinity, obedience, and law – and how love overcomes them all. video

“All this would be of purely historical interest were it not for the high quality of the ASC’s fast-moving productions, which are authentic (no sets, no scene breaks) but not antiquarian.” The Wall Street Journal

 

Buy the package and save! All 3 American Shakespeare Center shows plus the Brush Up Your Shakespeare panel lecture. $110/$80 MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase.

American Shakespeare Center On Tour

"The Comedy of Errors"btn buy tickets

Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.  (150 minutes)

$40/$30 MCC tax district residents  Tickets on sale August 1st.

In this rollicking farce, Shakespeare elevates Roman comedy to dizzying heights. Two long-separated twins, their two tricky servants (also twins), a jealous wife, and her lovelorn sister romp through this fast-paced comedy. Filled with mistaken identities and slapstick humor, The Comedy of Errors will have audiences laughing from the first confusion to the last. video

"Shamelessly entertaining.”--The Washington Post

 

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

"The Winter's Tale"btn buy tickets

Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m.  (150 minutes)

$40/$30 MCC tax district resident  Tickets on sale August 1

Shakespeare’s magnificent late play is a roller-coaster ride from romance to tragedy to comedy and finally to a place of transcendent beauty that few other works of art have ever gone. “A sad tale’s best for winter,” but after unleashing a wintry tempest onto his characters, Shakespeare ultimately conjures spring’s miraculous rebirth. video

“This Shakespeare moves… we feel the inexorable sweep of the action, but the poetry has a chance to breathe, too. And how wonderful to hear actors speak Shakespeare naturally. It is poetry come alive.” The Boston Globe

 Buy the package and save! All 3 American Shakespeare Center shows plus the Brush Up Your Shakespeare panel lecture. $110/$80 MCC tax district residents- Click here to purchase.

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