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25th Anniversary Gala and Auction

This year the Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre celebrates 25 years of producing children’s theatre in Northern Virginia. Over the years, thousands of young people have performed in MVCCT productions, participated in classes and summer camps, and enjoyed the thrill of being involved in live theatre.

On April 29, MVCCT will celebrate this anniversary with a Gala and Art Auction at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington St. in Old Town. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and art preview, followed by a live auction at 8:30 p.m. The auction will feature a diverse array of prints and original art, in a variety of price ranges.

Proceeds from the Gala and Art Auction will benefit the artistic and educational programs of MVCCT, as well as support scholarships to participants in financial need.

MVCCT is collecting memorabilia including programs and photographs from former participants for a display and slide presentation. They are especially looking for items from early productions (1980-1990). Any former participants with memorabilia are asked to contact the office at 703-360-0686, or e-mail mvcct@verizon.net.

Tickets to the Gala are $20 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or information call 703-360-0686 or visit www.mvcct.org.

Tom Sawyer will be at Dominion Stage, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, on Friday, April 14 and Saturday April, 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 seniors and children. Call 703-683-0502.

“The Autumn Garden” will be performed through April 15 at The American Century Theater. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. matinees on April 15.

All performances are at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. Tickets including all senior and student discounts are $23-$29. Visit www.americancentury.org or call 703-553-8782.

Trumpet Vine Theatre Company presents “Whole Against the Sky,” written and directed by two-time Helen Hayes award nominee Paul Donnelly. The play explores the difficulty of forming and maintaining intimate relationships through the prism of a gay man, his family and his partners.

“Whole Against the Sky” runs through April 15 at Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run.

Showings are every Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20, or $18 for seniors and students. Group rates available.

Call 703-912-1649 or e-mail trumpetvinetc@yahoo.com to reserve tickets. Visit www.trumpetvine theatrecompany.org.

“Becoming George Sand.” MetroStage presents this look at George Sand, the legendary 19th-century, French feminist writer, April 19-May 28.

Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the professional theater, 1201 N. Royal St. Visit www.metrostage.org or call 703-548-9044 for info; 800-494-8497 for tickets.

“Love, Sex and the IRS,” A tax-time comedy about what happens when an out-of-work musician claims his male roommate as his wife.

At the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., April 22-May 13. Shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday Tickets $14-$17 at Visit www.thelittletheatre.com or call 703-683-0496.

Auditions for “Anything Goes” Aldersgate Church Community Theater’s 2006 summer musical production, will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 2-5 p.m., and Sunday, April 30 at 7-9 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Drive.

Callback audition is Monday, May 1 at 7:30 pm. Come prepared to sing 32 bars of a 20s, 30s, or 40s song (Cole Porter, Gershwin, etc.), and come dressed to move for a dance audition.

Accompanist provided, and no appointment required. Casting 15-20 adults and a few youth. All roles are open. Performance dates are June 23 through July 9, 2006, with live orchestra and music by Cole Porter. Please bring a photo, a brief synopsis of theater experience and training, and a list of conflicts from May 2 through July 9.

For additional information, call 703-765-2235, or 703-799-7061 (after April 16).