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‘Mulan’ Comes to Burke

Northern Virginia Players present Disney classic.

The cast of Northern Virginia Players production of "Mulan" sings their ensemble number "Keep 'em Guessing."

The cast of Northern Virginia Players production of "Mulan" sings their ensemble number "Keep 'em Guessing." Photo by Caroline Paxton

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From left, back row: Sara Smith, Grace Rolle and Kyrie Johnston; front row: Hannah McGregor and Karinna Johnston in Northern Virginia Players’ production of "Mulan."

Story updated 6/1/12.

Northern Virginia Players will perform Disney’s "Mulan Jr." during the production's final weekend at Burke Community Church.

The heartwarming tale begins when the Huns have invaded China, and it’s up to misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor. Mulan is a celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit, includes musical favorites such as “Honor to Us All.”

“This production features 64 actors ranging in age from 6 to 18,” said Ann Eul, the show’s co-director along with Kate Wittig. Both have worked with children in theater for many years.

“This is an amazing production,” Wittig said. “It’s about good vs. evil, courage and honor, music, dancing, humor and action. It’s really for all ages.”

Northern Virginia Players is an all home school theatre troupe giving young people from all backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles the opportunity to produce professional quality plays while providing outstanding entertainment to the community.

In honor of those who serve, Northern Virginia Players will donate 10 percent of the ticket proceeds for the Memorial Day weekend shows to the Wounded Warrior Project. “We want to thank our men and women in uniform for their courage, honor and service,” said Eul.

Show dates are June 1 and June 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Burke Community Church, 9900 Old Keene Mill Road. For tickets and information, visit www.NVPlayers.com or call 703-866-3546.