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<lst>Vpstart Crow

9005 Church St.

Suite 203

Manassas, Va.

703-365-0240

www.vpstartcrow.org/

Vpstart Crow, the region’s only professional theater company, will begin its fall season with "The Nerd," playing at the Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas, Oct. 4 through Oct. 25. To purchase single tickets go to www.tickets.com or call 1-800-955-5566.

C.A.S.T. (Community Alliance Supporting Theatre)

P.O. Box 160

McLean, Va. 22101

www.castinmclean.org

CAST in McLean is the Community Alliance Supporting Theatre in McLean, an award-winning, community-based theater group specializing in musical theatre. C.A.S.T. is in its tenth year, producing musicals in order to stimulate interest in musical theater. Performances are located at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

McLean Theatre Alliance

www.telgo.com/mta

McLean Theatre Alliance is comprised of theater professionals and community members committed to bringing theater to McLean for the past five years. It strives to bringing McLean a roster of entertaining stage productions for the entire family.

<bt>Interact Theatre Company

1221 Mottrom Drive

McLean, Va. 22101

703-848-2632

703-848-2665 (fax)

http://interacttheatre.com

The Interact Theatre Company, now in its eighth year, is a group of professional artists. The Interact Company performs main stage and commissioned performances around the area.

Elden Street Players of Herndon

P.O. Box 5006

Herndon, Va. 20172

www.eldenstreetplayers.org

The Elden Street Players are in their fifteenth season. As a group, the Players produce original works and dramas not normally seen in community theater. The Elden Street Players Realm of New Works presents staged readings of new plays from local playwrights, supporting the local theater scene. The intimate setting of the Industrial Strength Theatre, located in Herndon at 269 Sunset Business Park on Spring Street in Herndon, allows no audience member to be more than 20 feet away from the open-arena stage. The Players' next show is "Suburb," opening August 1. For ticket reservations and information, call 703-481-5930.

Great Falls Players

P.O. Box 11

Great Falls, Va. 22066

www.gfonline.org/GFPlayers/Show.cfm?ShowID=Home

Great Falls Players produce non-musical plays. Performances are located at the Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, or at the Alden Theatre, in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Prices for all shows at the Alden Theatre are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Tickets for Great Falls Grange are available only at the door.

Pied Piper Theatre

Center for the Arts

9419 Battle St.

Manassas, Va.

703-330-2787

www.center-for-the-arts.com/pied_piper_theatre.htm

Pied Piper Theatre, a youth theater company, works in association with the Center for the Arts to promote youth theater and activity, working with children between the ages of 8 and 18. Pied Piper Theatre puts on three major musicals a year. The 2003-2004 season will feature "Jack and the Giant" in the fall, "The Hobbit" in the winter and "The Sound of Music" in the spring. Pied Piper Theatre and the Center for the Arts also run a theater summer camp for children age 5 to 18. Starting in September, Pied Piper Theatre and the Center for the Arts will be located at the Candy Factory on Battle Street in Old Town, Manassas.

<bt>Reston Community Players

2310 Colts Neck Road

Reston, Va.

703-435-2707

www.restonplayers.org

Reston Community Players is in its 38th season. It will begin its fall season with "City of Angels." The play will run Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 24-Nov. 15, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and Nov. 9, at the Reston Community Center CenterStage Theatre, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, 703-476-1111, or 703-476-4500 during business hours.

Springfield Community Theatre

P.O. Box 202

Springfield, Va. 22150

703-866-6238

http://www.sctonline.org/

For over 40 years the Springfield Community Theatre has provided nonprofit, community-based theater for the Springfield area. Events are in association with St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. Visit www.sctonline.org or call 703-866-6238 for more information.

The next show is "Side by Side by Sondheim" in October.

Vienna Theatre Company

Vienna Community Center

120 Cherry St. S.E.

Vienna, Va. 22180

703-242-6423

www.httpcity.com/vtcshows

The Vienna Theatre Company started in 1974. A nonprofit organization, Vienna Theatre Company is the resident company of the Vienna Community Center. Tickets are $8 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. They are available at the Vienna Community Center. Call or visit the Web site for details.

The Alliance Theatre

4201 Stringfellow Road

Chantilly, Va.

703-263-2085

www.thealliancetheatre.org

The Alliance Theatre began March 2001 with its first production, Neil Simon’s "I Ought To Be In Pictures." Under the direction of Pat Kallman and her partner Elaine Wilson, the Alliance Theatre brings professional-quality theater to the community. The Alliance Theatre encourages community participation through open auditions for actors and crew members and a play writing contest at Chantilly High School. Alliance Theatre performances take place at local high schools, with the last two taking place at Chantilly High School.

Theater of the First Amendment

George Mason University

Fairfax, Va.

www.gmu.edu/cfa/tfa.html

The Theatre of the First Amendment is George Mason’s professional theater company. The Theatre of the First Amendment focuses on new works, rediscovered classics and family productions that embody the slogan, "We entertain ideas." Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com.

George Mason University Players

George Mason University

Fairfax Va.

http://www.gmu.edu/departments/theater

The GMU Players is a dynamic, student-run organization, supported by the Department of Theater. Students are given a wide range of opportunities to work on everything from student-run productions to professional productions with Theater of the First Amendment. The GMU Players exists in order to create production and performance opportunities in theater for GMU student and to bring live theater to the GMU community. Its mission coexists with the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Theater, with whom it enjoys a close working relationship. GMU Players are determined to bring artistic enlightenment to the lives of the GMU community and beyond.

The Center Company

Jewish Community Center

8900 Little River Turnpike

Fairfax, Va.

For Information and reservations, call 703-323-0880, ext. 39; box office, 24-hour voice mail, 703-323-7965.