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Fairfax: Opening Season with Double Delight

irginia Opera brings ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Pagliacci’ to the Center for the Arts.

Virginia Opera opens its 25th season at the Center for the Arts with a fascinating double bill not previously seen in Northern Virginia.

‘Rocky Horror Show’ Comes to Lorton

Workhouse Arts Center theater opens new season.

After over a year’s hiatus, the Workhouse Arts Center will be producing in-house productions of live theater once again. The productions will add to the already many offerings at the Workhouse. “We are very excited to return to in-house production starting with ‘The Rocky Horror Show,’” said Joseph Wallen, director of performing arts, Workhouse Arts Center.

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McLean: Androids Arrive at Alden Theatre

McLean Community Players present ‘Comic Potential.’

How timely in this day-and-age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that the McLean Community Players present the area premiere of the romantic comedy “Comic Potential.” The comedy centers on an android that seems to have human potential. Written by Alan Ayckbourne, the play was first produced in 1998 long before artificial intelligence was anywhere near what it is today.

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Fairfax: For Season Opening, ‘Amadeus’

Providence Players to perform the multi-Tony award winning play.

“Amadeus,” the multi-Tony award winning psychological mystery story about legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the Providence Players (PPF) opening production for its new season. “Amadeus is filled will great drama, tremendous humor, a touch of mystery and wonderful music. It is a perfect play to kick off the season and reconnect us with our audiences.” said Jayne Victor, Providence Players Board President.

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McLean: Tough Ethical Choices

1st Stage brings “Lobby Hero” to full life.

Convincing performances including a torrent of words award audiences with a shifting tale of humor, subtlety and rough edges in 1st Stage’s top-notch take on “Lobby Hero,” a rarely performed play by Kenneth Lonergan. It is a complicated, brash world that Longeran created; a world of people living on quicksand, where false moves are easy to make, especially when not well thought through.

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McLean: Alden’s New Season Opens With Martha Graham Dance Company

True to its moniker, “small stage, big talent,” McLean’s Alden Theatre new 2016-2017 professional performances season takes off with the world renowned Martha Graham Dance Company.

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Fairfax: Captivating Story-telling with Audience Direction

Better Said Than Done presents ‘You Choose the Adventure’ in Fairfax.

Drawing upon their own real life adventures, snags and snares, storytellers from Northern Virginia’s Better Said Than Done enthralled an audience at a recent Saturday evening at Fairfax’s Auld Shebeen. With adroit storytelling based upon unexpected real events, seven skilled storytellers enchanted patrons with theatrical accounts full of charm and wonder. The evening was called “You Choose the Adventure.”

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‘ReelAbilities’ Film Festival Arriving

Extraordinary stories of people differently abled.

A unique film festival dedicated to representing the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities is opening soon in Northern Virginia. It is the annual “ReelAbilities.” National in scope, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV is) partnering with local Northern Virginia organizations to produce the week-long event.

New Reston CenterStage Season Opens

Timeless songs from Kathy Matea and Bill Cooley on Sept. 17.

Grammy award recipient Kathy Matea is known as an uplifting singer, songwriter and musician. Matea can be a too infrequent performer in the Fairfax County area. Soon she and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley will open the 2016-2017 season of professional performances at Reston’s CenterStage.

New Reston CenterStage Season Opens

Timeless songs from Kathy Matea and Bill Cooley on Sept. 17.

Grammy award recipient Kathy Matea is known as an uplifting singer, songwriter and musician. Matea can be a too infrequent performer in the Fairfax County area. Soon she and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley will open the 2016-2017 season of professional performances at Reston’s CenterStage.

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