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The Alden Holds Auditions for Spring Production of “Winnie-the-Pooh” for youth age 10-16


McLean, Va.—The Alden in McLean is holding open auditions for its spring production, “Winnie-the-Pooh,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 15; call backs will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.


The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits, but it is recommended to schedule an audition in advance by emailing Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov.


The show is dramatized by Kristin Sergel, from the Stories of A.A. Milne and produced with special arrangements with The Dramatic Publishing Company. Only students ages 10 to 16 years old, who live in the Small District 1A-Dranesville are eligible to audition. Selected youth actors will work with The Alden’s team of theater professionals to bring the classic story to life with full sets, costumes and technical elements on The Alden’s stage. Actors who are cast in the show will pay a participation fee of $150.


Because theater-making is a group activity, attendance at each rehearsal, tech rehearsal and performance is mandatory. Rehearsals will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from late January through mid-March. Performances will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 9, 10, 16 and 17, at The Alden.

For more information or to schedule an audition time, contact The Alden’s Youth Theatre Programs Director Danielle Van Hook at danielle.vanhook@fairfaxcounty.gov. Please specify the participant’s age and mailing address in the message.


For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. For ADA accommodations, contact Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 571-296-8385.

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: