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1 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month through May
In The Alden Theatre
Free admission

Come enjoy foreign films selected by our staff, then stay after for a discussion backstage in The Alden’s green room. All movies are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

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*These movies are chosen for adult audiences and may contain mature content, language and themes.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22, 1 p.m.

12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month through June

In the Community Hall

Free admission

We’re kicking off this series with “new Disney Classics”—those that were loved during the '90s. Bring an indoor picnic and introduce your kids to the classic animated movies that you love. Sign up to our monthly e-news to find out which movie we will be showing. Click here to receive The Alden's monthly e-Newsletter.

Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12, 12:30 p.m.

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

"Antigone"btn buy tickets  (13+)

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

Live music begins at 1:30 p.m.

$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  (all ages)

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

Live music begins at 7 p.m.

$40/$30 MCC tax district residents 

 

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  (13+)

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

Live music begins at 1:30 p.m.

$40/$30 MCC tax district resident  

 

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.

btn buy ticketsFriday, May 3, 7-8:30 p.m.

$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.

New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players: “I’ve Got a Little Twist” btn buy tickets

Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.  (120 minutes)

$40/$30 MCC tax district residents 

 

A cabaret evening that demonstrates the timelessness of Gilbert and Sullivan, featuring ingeniously rewritten lyrics for G&S tunes, G&S numbers that are juxtaposed with more modern musical theatre, and, sometimes, classic Gilbert and Sullivan that is left intact and allowed to speak for itself. video

 

“The leading custodian of the G&S classics.” -New York Magazine

"All The Way Live"btn buy tickets

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

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents 

 

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.

For ages 14 and older. Technical training introduces students to many aspects of technical production, including safety issues, and is designed to assist local arts organizations with their productions. Volunteers who work in The Alden in a technical capacity are required to complete this training course, but these classes are open to anyone older than 14 years old. Participants may sign up for one or all sessions. Please wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement and closed-toe shoes with laces or Velcro, or loafers.

 

Please note: Participants age 16 or younger must have a parent or guardian present at the first session to sign a waiver before they can participate.

 

Instructor: Theatre Staff.

 

1 lesson @ 4 hrs, free, but preregistration is required.
Personnel Lift       3501.319          W, 6/5          7-11 p.m.
Intro                     3502.319          Tu, 6/18       7-11 p.m.
Lighting I              3503.319          Th, 6/20       7-11 p.m.
Lighting II             3504.319          Tu, 6/25       7-11 p.m.
Audio                    3505.319          Th, 6/27       7-11 p.m.

John Eaton in Concertbtn buy tickets

Saturday, June 8 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