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btn buy ticketsBack by popular demand! Join The Alden for a creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class for families.

 

Friday, Nov. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
The 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. 

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.

In this workshop, families will explore the sounds we can make with our voices and with everyday objects to imitate sounds of the world! 

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
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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 for families to 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 

btn buy ticketsA 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

 

"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”

 

* 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

btn buy ticketsSunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. (performance is 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission)
$175/$135 MCC tax district residents. Tickets on sale August 1 - 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.

As per Ford's Theatre's regulations "No one under the age of 5 will be admitted to mainstage performances. All patrons regardless of age must have a ticket."

Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m.  (120 minutes)
$50/$35 MCC tax district residents.

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No one is safe from these political satirists, their up-to-the-minute musical spoofs and (in)famous Lirty Dies. video

 


"The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life." —Former President George H. W. Bush 

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

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  

                                          

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.  (60 minutes)

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents 

 

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

 

John Eaton in Concertbtn buy tickets

Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m.

$30/$20 MCC tax district residents

 

John is a local legend: spectacular jazz pianist, brilliant historian, and quite funny to boot. Join us for an afternoon of Great American Songbook tunes.

 

"Pianist John Eaton practices a special kind of alchemy. He takes the familiar and makes it fresh, renders the old new and exciting. It's no easy trick, but Eaton is a master at it..." —The Washington Post

The Okee Dokee Brothersbtn buy tickets

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

$20/$15 MCC tax district residents 

 

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