David Siegel

Freelance Reporter

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Feeling the ‘Heat’ at GMU

"In the Heat of the Night" by L.A. Theatre Works at GMU Center for the Arts.

Gripping detective mysteries are not only on the television or streaming on the Internet. They can be found in a live theater production coming to the George Mason University Center for the Arts courtesy of the touring company, L.A. Theatre Works. The show is "In the Heat of the Night".

Bayla Whitten to Perform Carole King's Songbook in Fairfax

"Bayla Whitten is a remarkable talent, with one of the best voices in Washington, D.C." said Matthew Gardiner, associate artistic director, Signature Theatre. "She has graced Signature’s stage several times since she played Beth in our production of "Merrily We Roll Along" in 2007, and is a very important part of the Signature family."

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Irresistible American Music from WWII Era

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents “I'll Be Seeing You.”

It was a golden age for popular music, even as the guns of war were loudly sounding. It was the era of music by Gershwin, Kern, Carmichael, Ellington done up to perfection by touring Big Bands. It was a time when some couples danced together and others kept in touch by letter with return address from far-away places in Europe or the Pacific.

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Beyond Limitations

Connecting with contemporary dance at the Alden with Christopher K. Morgan.

No need to travel far to see a performance of the best in the professional contemporary dance. It is right here at McLean's Alden Theater, as Alden's resident Contemporary Dance Company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (CKM&A) returns.

Humor to Hold One's Own As 50 Approaches

A singular performer is coming to the area. Annabelle Gurwitch, who co-hosted TV's "Dinner and a Movie," has been seen on a wide variety of television shows including "Seinfeld" and is the author of "I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50" will be at the JCC of Northern Virginia. She will be doing her signature comedic riffs on marriage, parenting and insights into turning middle-aged.

Uplifting, Magical Dance

Reston's Gin Dance Company making impressions.

"Through dance, we deliver our ideas, stories and emotions across without saying a word," said Shu-Chen Cuff, artistic director of the Reston-based Gin Dance Company.

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McLean's Unruly Theatre Opens for Business

Teen troupe to present anti-bullying play.

The Unruly Theatre Project (UTP), a new professional teen theater troupe, has been established in McLean.

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Let Good Times Roll

Funny, touching look at newly empty nesters in the city in NextStop’s production of ‘Sylvia.’

NextStop's upcoming comedy "Sylvia" is by master American dramatist A.R. Gurney whose work has not been performed before at the Industrial Strength Theater. The comedy looks at a middle class couple, now empty-nesters, who move back into the city, leaving their comfortable suburban life. Oh what surprises are in store for them.

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Show for All Ages

Reston Community Players brings the family musical ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ to CenterStage.

Technical artisans were completing the finishing touches to transport a comic strip to life. Set decorator Bea Morse was nimbly sewing cushions for an oversized couch for the Reston Community Players (RCP) musical, "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

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Delightful Trick and Treat

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at the Workhouse Arts Center.

The "edgy, fresh, bold, and daring" Unquiet Theatre is giving audiences a Halloween trick and treat with its production of the delightfully screwball musical "The Rocky Horror Show."

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