Theater, Music, Dance

Theater, Music, Dance

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," presented by the McLean Theatre Alliance, will run from Feb. 17 through March 4 at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Based on the "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles M. Schultz. Showings are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15, with discounts for seniors, students, residents and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the Alden Theatre Box Office or by calling the box office at 703-790-9223 or Ticket Master at 703-573-SEAT. For information and group pricing call 703-790-0128. Visit

The Sunday Celtic Concert Series is running Feb. 19 and 26 and March 5 and 12. Seatings are at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. by the fireside in the Snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Space is limited. Book early.

The Wakefield Chorale, a group which shares a love for performing all kinds of music in a friendly atmosphere, is looking for men and women for our 2006 spring and summer singing season. All rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings from 7:30–10 p.m. at Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. Call Dale at 703-938-8044.

Salsa Dancing. Free salsa dance lessons are offered every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at eCitie Restaurant and Bar, on the 8300 block of Tyco Road, Tysons Corner.

Swing Dancing takes place every Wednesday night at the Potomac Swing Dancing Club Room, 146 Maple Ave. E. Beginning jitterbug/Lindy hop lessons are at 7:30 p.m., and dancing continues 8:30-11 p.m. Club members pay $10 for the lesson and dance, $6 for dance alone. Nonmembers pay $12 for lesson and dance, $8 for dance alone. Call Donna Barker at 703-978-0375 or visit

Voce Chamber Singers, a 20-member mixed choral ensemble, is taking auditions for its 2005-2006 concert series. There are openings in all voice parts, and all soloists are selected from within the ensemble. Voce rehearses on Monday evenings, September through May, in Vienna and performs in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Auditions are scheduled by appointment. To schedule an audition, leave a message at 703-277-7772 or send an e-mail to More information is available at

The McLean Youth Orchestra has openings for all positions. Musicians ages 12-18 can schedule auditions by calling Pauline Anderson, director, at 703-451-2399.

The Master Singers of Virginia is taking auditions for its 11th season. Singers in all voice parts are encouraged to audition. The Master Singers is the premiere a capella choral ensemble in Northern Virginia concentrating on 20th and 21st century choral music. This 28-voice ensemble performs three major concert programs each season, each of which is performed three to four times, as well as other engagements throughout Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., area. Visit To schedule an audition call Diana Manfredi, president, at 571-213-6306.

JAM! Jazz McLean, a teenage jazz band directed by Rob Holmes meets every Monday from 6-8 p.m., at the Old Firehouse Teen Center in McLean. Bring an instrument. Call 703-893-0910 or visit

'Banjo Man.' The Banjo Man, Frank Cassel, performs a musical children's show every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for 45 minutes at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. A donation of $5 per child is recommended. Call 703-255-1566 or visit