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The Sterling Playmakers announce the upcoming auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," based on the book written by Barbara Robinson. This show will be produced by April Bridgeman and directed by Liz Smith. Auditions will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 28, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, 1-4 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. The cast consists of 27 parts for children and adults. Ages 5 and up. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and holiday poetry as well as Christmas Carol singing. Visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com.
The American Shakespeare Center (formerly Shenandoah Shakespeare Express) will perform "Henry V" by William Shakespeare Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., in the Waddell Theater on the Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, Sterling. Tickets are $5 and must be reserved in advanced. Ticket reservations can be made by calling 703-948-7701 or e-mailing Natalie V. Safley email@example.com.
As part of the Loudoun County Public Library’s One Book-One Community, branches of the library system will be hosting a Reader’s Theatre presentation of selections from "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. The sessions are scheduled for Ashburn Library, Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.; Rust Library, 34D Catoctin St., Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.