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The Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre

<bt>* The Alliance Theatre is a community theater that puts on both adult and children’s productions. In the past, the theater company has produced "I Ought to be in Pictures," "The Fourposter" and "I Hate Hamlet."

In the summer, the theater runs a program for adults and children. Through it, Alliance has produced "Oliver," "The Music Man," “Cats,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and "Honk." The summer plays usually involve around 50 children and 25 adults.

The Alliance Theatre usually performs at Chantilly High School or Centreville High School. For information, call 703-220-8101 or contact Pat Kallman at pbkallman@cox.net or Elaine Wilson at ewilson16@cox.net.

<sh>Westfield Summer Stage

<bt>Westfield Summer Stage is sponsored by Westfield Theatre Boosters and provides a fun, summer musical-theater performance opportunity for middle- and high-school students in Northern Virginia. Summer Stage is a four-week acting workshop, culminating in a full musical-theater production performed in July. Students are admitted by auditions held in the spring. Past shows include "Grease," "Peter Pan," "Snoopy," "Beauty and the Beast," and "High School Musical." For more information, visit www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com or call 703-488-6439.

<sh>2nd Flight Productions

<bt>*2nd Flight Productions is a theater company for Chantilly, Centreville and Manassas. The company is a not-for-profit organization and was formed by local performance artists from the area. The company is in its sixth year and will be holding auditions for its fall production of "Six Degrees of Separation" on Aug. 27 and 28 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Waddell Theatre on NOVA’s Loudoun Campus.

President Shannon Khatcheressian is a theater director at Chantilly High School. The company is looking for individuals to work on-stage, as well as behind the scenes. Call Shannon Khatcheressian at 703-927-5438.

<sh>Capital Cabaret

<bt>* Capital Cabaret is a new song-and-dance group featuring some of the area’s most talented performers. It performs show tunes from many famous Broadway musicals.

“Americans invented musical theater and so many of us grew up with it,” said producer Elaine Wilson. “It’s a toe-tapping show and the type of thing people love because it has music from all the eras.”

The group is comprised of Westfield High Theater Director Scott Pafumi; and Alliance Theatre veterans Jim Mitchell, Charlie Manship and Annie Ermlick, all of Centreville; and Cathy Arnold, Stacy Crickmer and Joe Philipoom, all of Chantilly.

Both Crickmer and Ermlick do the choreography, and Manship accompanies the vocalists on the keyboard. Mitchell’s son Pat, a Westfield High graduate, is in charge of sound, and Chantilly High graduate Lori Hubbard does the lighting.

Capital Cabaret will perform at conventions, schools, conferences, club meetings, community events, retirement communities and fund-raisers. And Philipoom will write custom songs for people’s special occasions.

To book a show, contact ewilson16@cox.net.