The Alden Theater
May 11 • 8pm
You are cordially invited to the marriage of flamenco and jazz music officiated by passionate dance. Furia Flamenca combines flamenco's gypsy heritage with modern flamenco choreography to create an elegant balance of motion and energy, and this newly-expanded program the company will dance to jazz/flamenco music composed for them.
May 15 • 7:30pm
Classics of the Silent Screen Series:
John Barrymore in "The Beloved Rogue"
The charismatic and larger than life John Barrymore (of the illustrious acting family and grandfather of Drew) is in his prime as the legendary 15th century poet and thief, François Villon in this lavish Hollywood production sporting beautiful detailed sets and artfully atmospheric photography. A snowy, wintery Paris is the setting with ever the vagabond Villion, gallivanting about with his cronies while encountering intrigue and treachery in the form of King Louis XI (Conrad Veidt) and sparring romance with the King's lovely ward (Marceline Day).
May 25 • 2pm
Grey Seal Puppets Presents:
"Barker Bill's Wagtime Revue!"
For ages 4+. "Barker Bill's Wagtime Revue!" is a collection of vignettes performed in an old fashioned traveling one ring circus. With a central theme of perseverance and bundled together with a sprinkle of whimsy and general frivolity the vignettes are brought to life by a band of Ragtime hound puppets. The show has a wonderful canine twist.
June 12 • 8pm
Charlotte's Web Auditions
Students ages 9-14 are welcome to audition for this year's production of Charlotte's web. This summer program runs from June 24-July 24, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7pm – 9pm No rehearsal on July 4th. The program will include classes in basic acting, improvisation, music, dance and character work as well as rehearsals for the show. There is a $100 activity fee for participants who are cast. Performances will be on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:30pm and 7:30pm.
To reserve an audition time contact Kathy Herr at
1st Stage Theater
May 24 - June 16 • Times vary, see website
With brilliantly British wit and charm, a “spirited” séance gone decidedly wrong, Crabby and irritable novelist Charles Condomine suddenly finds himself face to face with the ghost of his deceased wife, Elvira, much to the chagrin of his current spouse, Ruth. Love and marriage devolve into laughter and mayhem when Ruth is united with Elvira on the “other side.” Together, the paranormal pair of blithe and spicy spirits haunts their hapless husband with hilarious consequences contrived, concocted, and delivered by the celebrated Noel Coward.
McLean Community Players
May 3 & 4 • 8pm
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
May 4 • 8pm
Route 66 to Paris
Maestra Burns inaugural season comes to an end but not before she takes us on a magnificent journey that begins on Route 66, a seven-minute cross-country travelogue by Michael Daugherty. Our travels take us to Tennessee where we indulge in soprano soloist Courtenay Budd’s performance of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Leonard Bernstein’s Glitter and Be Gay. Then it’s off to Paris where we dance to Ravel’s La Valse, his tribute to Johann Strauss. In George Gershwin’s An American in Paris we soak up the sights and energy of the 1920’s French capital, complete with honking taxicabs!
Great Falls Studios
Katie’s Coffee House
Revolving Art Exhibition
This is an ongoing event that features new displays every month. It is an exhibition of art by the members of Great Falls Studios, mounted in cooperation with Katie’s Coffee House.
The coffee house is located at 760 Walker Rd.
Call 703.759.3309 for more information.
Seneca Hill Animal Hospital
Revolving Art Exhibition
An exhibition of art by one or more members of Great Falls Studios that changes periodically. It's mounted in cooperation with the Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa, and is ongoing with new displays every three months. Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa, 11415 Georgetown Pk.
Call 703.450.6760 for more information.
Great Falls Foundation for the Arts
Revolving Art Exhibition
Constantly changing art exhibition by 14 painters in a loft studio. Includes portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and abstract pieces. Open daily whenever an artist is at work. 1144 Walker Rd, Ste G at the Leigh Corners Shopping Center (near Dante Restaurant). Same entrance as Magic Scissors, Atelier is at the top of the stairway.
Vienna Arts Society
May 18 • 4:30 - 6:30pm
Ticket to Art!
Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant Street, NW, in Vienna. Enjoy wine and light refreshments at the Vienna Arts Society's annual Benefit Raffle and Silent Auction to raise funds to support the fine arts in our community. A lottery system guarantees participants an original work of art donated by members. Artworks are on display Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am - 4pm, April 30 - May 18. The Arts Society is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Committee for Helping Others, a local non-profit supporting those in need. For tickets, contact the Art Center: 703-319-3971 www.ViennaArtsSociety.org. Drop by the Vienna Art Center the Second Sunday of each month, 2 - 4pm to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments and art activities: Sunday, May 12, Ticket to Art Preview; Sunday, June 9, Feathers and Fur exhibition.
May 2 - 28
Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm
Thunder Knocking on the Door
Thunder Knocking on the Door is an intoxicating musical fable filled with humor, heart and the extraordinary music of three-time Grammy award winner Keb' Mo'. Once upon a time in a small Alabama town, a mysterious, Blues-playing stranger named Marvell Thunder arrives at the door of the Dupree family. A mythic figure with supernatural powers, Thunder has come to challenge the son and daughter of Jaguar Dupree, the only man who ever outplayed him on the guitar in a "cutting contest." Since its premiere at Arena Stage in 1999, Thunder has played to sold out houses in theaters around the country.
Dance to the Music & Art
Some artists listen to music while they paint to keep their heads clear, but for McLean’s own Christine Walters, music isn’t just an inspiration, but a part of her artistic process.
Walters is a performance artist who paints while listening to live DJ music, and her work derives from the beats and rhythms she hears. Be it in an abandoned warehouse, storefront, or even in her own backyard, the artist creates a party atmosphere when painting and dancing to the music becoming part of the art through photographs. Read more...
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