Alexandria Tree Lighting 2016
New Dominion Women's Club hosts fundraiser pairing drinks with hors d'oeuvres.
The New Dominion Women's Club of McLean held its annual Cocktails for a Crowd fundraising event on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Party Room in the McLean House in McLean to help kick off the holiday season.
“It’s fun to express your feelings and have a chance to entertain people,” explained Christian Pineda.
Providence Players present ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever.’
"We selected “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” because when we first mounted the show in 2012 it was such a resounding audience favorite,” said Jayne Victor, PPF Board President. “It is a delightfully funny show and has such a strong positive message for the Holiday season."
The Hub Theatre premieres ‘The Magi.’
Fairfax’s Hub Theatre is presenting the world premiere of “The Magi.” It is a riff from O. Henry’s famous short story about sacrifices people make for those they love. After all, to be and stay in love can mean making compromises.
CFTC presents ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.’
It’s WWII in England when four siblings make their way to a world called Narnia through a magic wardrobe. There, they have all kinds of adventures, including defeating the White Witch, the self-proclaimed ruler of Narnia. That’s the premise of the City of Fairfax Theatre Co.’s upcoming production, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” It’ll be presented Dec. 1-4 at Truro Anglican Church, 10520 Main St. in Fairfax.
Over 800 hand-made lanterns have been shipped from southern China to northern Virginia for the Chinese Lantern Festival at Roer’s Zoofari, the old Reston Zoo, in Vienna. All the lanterns in the festival are life-sized or oversized animals that stand at heights as tall as 55 feet, says George Zhao, spokesperson for the festival.
The Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon presents its condensed Children's Series Nutcracker.
The Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon presented its Children's Series Nutcracker, a condensed version of the popular holiday classic. The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman's story, "The Nutcracker and the House King." Next weekend, the Classical Ballet Theatre will perform Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the NVCC Annandale Campus, located at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.
New Holiday musical entertainment for children and families is on its way to the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center. It is an energetic, colorful production with original music based upon the NY Times best-selling book “Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas” by award-winning author Jane O’Connor with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser.
After you’ve polished off the last of the turkey this Thanksgiving and before you head into the holiday rush, bring the family to experience Marshall High School’s rendition of a beloved classic, “Little Women, the Musical” which opens on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Bringing a local player to life through history.
Take a look at the local 1890 Baseball Team, for example. The team was lined up in front of a fence that may have held their horses while they played. Four guys had bats, one or two guys had gloves, most seemed to be wearing riding boots. At least five were wearing the same type of baseball cap, apparently to show they were on the same team. (1890s Baseball Team, The N.F. Bradford, Sr. Collection, copyright Great Falls Historical Society).
Thomas Edison High School production explores deep themes of "Flowers for Algernon."
“Flowers for Algernon” is a play based off of a science fiction novel of the same title, written by Daniel Keyes. The novel was first released as a short story in 1958 and due to its popularity, was released as a full book in 1966. David Rogers then adapted the novel into a play in 1969.
A one actor performance on Dec. 3 at Workhouse Arts Center
Nationally known John Hardy will be performing his one-actor adaption of Charles Dickens’ iconic “A Christmas Carol” at the Workhouse Arts Center. “Even though it is the same story as the book, the experience of actually watching an actor move through the events of a play is vastly different than simply hearing the story or reading the book. I get entirely caught up in the story as I am doing the play, and the audience goes right along with me,” said Hardy.
Virginia Opera to perform “The Barber of Seville” at Center for the Arts.
A universally appealing comic opera, Rosinni’s “The Barber of Seville” contains instantly recognizable tunes that have made their way into pop culture. It "is truly one of the gateway operas, full of infectious tunes and hilarity that's remarkably easy to follow,” said Adam Turner, principal conductor and artistic advisor, Virginia Opera.
Viewpoints: Burke Students on Meaning of Veterans Day
Of the 970 students and 665 families at Sangster, which serves parts of Burke, Fairfax Station and Springfield, Principal Lisa Reddel said 175 families are associated with the school’s Military Spouses Group that welcomes newcomers and supports new to the area military families getting settled.