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The Nutcracker Ballet in Herndon

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.

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McLean: ‘Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas’ Arriving to Alden

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.

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McLean: Marshall High Presents ‘Little Women’

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.

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Great Falls: Playing Baseball in the 1890s Great Falls

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).

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Springfield: Discovering the Value of Intelligence

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.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ Comes to Lorton

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.

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Delightful Comic Opera Comes to Fairfax

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.

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Sangster Hosts Veterans Day Assembly

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.

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Herndon: Classical Ballet Theatre to Present Classic Nutcracker

Classical Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker. Performed at the 520-seat Ernst Theater, this holiday classic includes all of the stunning costumes, dancing, and enchantment necessary to bring Clara’s dream to life. Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. at Ernst Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

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Vienna: A True Adventure

James Madison High School’s production of ‘Deadwood Dick’ engages the audience.

Hop on your horses and gallop on over to James Madison High School, because a night of cowboys, card games, true love, and lively fun awaits at their production of “Deadwood Dick.” Based on a popular series of nineteenth century dime novels by Edward L. Wheeler, “Deadwood Dick” follows the tradition of old Western melodrama, filled with mustached villains, dashing heroes, and lovely, woe-ridden heroines.

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Vienna: Steven Gellman to Release Holiday Album at Jammin Java

Singer/songwriter Steven Gellman celebrates the holiday season at Jammin Java on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. with the “Hearth & Home” album release concert. Jammin Java, named one of the best music venues in the country by Paste Magazine, is located at 227 Maple Ave East, Vienna.

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TheatreMcLean Presents ‘Don’t Drink the Water’

McLean High School's award-winning theatre company, TheatreMcLean, presents Woody Allen’s hilarious slapstick comedy “Don’t Drink the Water.” Playing for one weekend only, Nov. 18-20, at McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean.

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McLean: Joy, Tears and Laughter

“Broadway Bound” from Neil Simon at 1st Stage.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, “Broadway Bound” is a treasure from the fertile mind of Tony Award winning playwright Neil Simon. Under the fine, perceptive direction of Shirley Serotsky, “Broadway Bound” is a remarkable production full of family love and pain with plenty of humor.

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McLean: ‘John Eaton’s Holiday Songbook’ Comes to The Alden Dec. 17

‘John Eaton’s Holiday Songbook’ Comes to The Alden Dec. 17. Considered one of the foremost interpreters of American music, Eaton offers a combination of ultra-tasteful jazz, fascinating observations and humorous commentary. In a typical concert, he performs music from the vast treasure trove of American popular song and jazz. Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen are just a few of the great American composers he highlights.

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Week in Great Falls

Starshine Theater to Hold Auditions

Starshine Theater will present “Singin’ Our Lives !” ~ Your Story is Your Song ~ and will be holding auditions for ages 6 through 18 for actors, singers, dancers and musicians.