David Siegel | Stories

Back to profile

David Siegel

Stories by David

Tease photo

McLean: A Family Musical Starring Poultry

‘Chicken Dance’ comes to the Alden Theater, McLean Community Center.

Light-hearted musical silliness from colorful family fare will soon arrive at the McLean Community Center.

Tease photo

Fairfax: ‘Great Performances’ Continue at Mason

Center for the Arts announces next season’s ‘Great Performances.’

Once again, George Mason University Center for the Arts will dazzle audiences with a wide array of celebrated artists from around the world with its upcoming 2016-17 “Great Performances” series.

Tease photo

It All Started in Vienna

Sam Ludwig making it big on professional stage.

Sam Ludwig is an award winning professional actor who has not forgotten his Vienna, Va. roots.

Tease photo

McLean: Zingers and Slammed Doors Galore

McLean Community Players present “Unnecessary Farce.”

A happily buoyant McLean Community Players (MCP) cast and crew described what audiences can expect at the uproarious production of the award-winning “Unnecessary Farce.”

Tease photo

Reston Community Players Salute Iconic Beauty

Our Town” at CenterStage.

A masterpiece of American theater, “Our Town” is the enduring tale of small town life.

Tease photo

1st Stage’s Presents “Proof

A disarming production

In a satisfying character driven play about the fragility of the mind, rich with intriguing dialogue about genius and fears of mental illness, 1st Stage has created a disarming production of “Proof.”

Tease photo

Film Festival Returns to Fairfax, Bigger and Bolder

Northern Virginia International Film Festival to be held at Angelika Film Center April 21-30.

Returning for its second year, the Northern Virginia International Film Festival will continue to “create a slice of Hollywood in Northern Virginia; this year is even bigger and bolder” than its inaugural season at the Angelika Film Center in the Mosaic District, said Fernando Mico, founder and director.

Tease photo

McLean: Carnival Ride of Entertainment

New York Neo Futurists at the Alden

Headlined by Mike Puckett, a 2008 Centreville High School graduate, the New York Neo Futurists return to the Alden by audience demand.

Tease photo

Fairfax: Magical, Fictional ‘Almost, Maine’

Providence Players present a romantic-comedy aimed directly at the heart.

Love can be so utterly complex, yet so invigorating as the unexpected comes into view. But then what?

Tease photo

Fairfax: Award-Winning ‘in a word’ Receiving Area Premiere

A dark comedy at Fairfax’s Hub Theater.

Fans of new plays have an opportunity to take in a “beautiful and funny play” about regular people trying to make sense of a family mystery, said Helen Pafumi, artistic director, Fairfax’s Hub Theatre.

Reston: Celebrating Pinter, Poetry Month

Reston’s CenterStage celebrates Harold Pinter and National Poetry Month with actor Julian Sands.

Be smitten by the works of Nobel recipient Harold Pinter who wrote romantic verses to his wife such as this; "You are my life, And so I live."

Tease photo

Fairfax: Beauty of the American Songbook

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Spring is arriving with its jaunty cherry blossoms and daffodils.

Tease photo

Fairfax: Gifted Dancers, Thrilling Artistry

George Mason University School of Dance presents Dance Gala.

“These are exciting times for the Mason School of Dance; we want to share our excitement with all of Northern Virginia,” said Susan Shields, director School of Dance, George Mason University.

Tease photo

Lorton: ‘Warrior Art’ on Display

Workhouse creating arts opportunities for active and retired Service members.

A year ago, the Workhouse Arts Center launched a “Military and the Arts Initiative.” It was initially a collaboration with Fort Belvoir, the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC).

Tease photo

Inner Peace Through Dance and Movement

Richmond Ballet II and Pulitzer Prize winner Sarah Kaufman at the JCCNV

Movement and dance are beautiful to behold.

Tease photo

Lorton: Cultural Diversity Sculpture

Work by Foon Sham on display at Workhouse Art Center.

Arts Council of Fairfax County Strauss Fellowship recipient, and internationally-renowned artist Foon Sham, who lives in Fairfax County, has created the large scale detailed work entitled “Culture House.”

Tease photo

Fairfax: "Fantasia" at Mason

Legendary animated ‘Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert’ at Center for the Arts Feb. 27.

“If you like Disney today, you owe it to yourself to see the beginnings of what came before contemporary Disney features such as ‘Frozen’ or ‘Toy Story,’ said Rob Farr, professor, Film History, George Mason University in a recent interview.

Tease photo

Herndon: Connections Between Sisters On Stage and Off

NextStop to present ‘Crimes of the Heart.’

The relationship between sisters can be so powerful.

Tease photo

1st Stage Receives Six Helen Hayes Nominations

The Helen Hayes Awards, now in its 32nd year, recognizes outstanding achievement in more than 90 professional theatres across the Washington metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia.

Reston: Mary Poppins, the Musical’ Arriving at CenterStage

With magical playfulness and practical common sense all charged up with about 30 unforgettable musical numbers, such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” be ready to welcome the next Reston Community Players production, “Mary Poppins, the Musical.”

Tease photo

Haunting Wounded Souls, Interconnected Lives

For those seeking out a singular achievement into unapologetic mature themed theater, 1st Stage’s production of “When the Rain Stops Falling” will etch itself into audience thrall.

Tease photo

Fairfax: Sweet Dreams to Entice

“Romeo and Juliet” at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

Fall in love again this Valentine’s weekend with “Romeo and Juliet.”

Tease photo

‘1776’ the musical arriving at the Alden

"I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.

Tease photo

Fairfax: World’s Distinguished Military Bands at Center for the Arts

Band of the Royal Marines and Band of Scots Guards performing Jan. 23.

Pomp, pageantry and stirring music from Great Britain’s esteemed military musical institutions will command attention with their extraordinary sights and sounds as they perform at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

Tease photo

Shakespeare at Alden

Alden Theatre welcomes American Shakespeare Center and ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare.’

Back by popular demand the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) on Tour brings its unique hallmark to William Shakespeare performances at the Alden Theatre.

Tease photo

A Night of Laughter and Jazz

Talented comic and music artists appearing at Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.

At 23 years old Haskins is a world-class trumpet player and composer/arranger. He is the originator of “ImproviStory,” a concept in which storytelling drives the creation of improvised music springing from audience interactions.

Tease photo

A Diva’s Story Next for Reston Community Players

Tony Award winning ‘Master Class’ at CenterStage.

Who could resist a play with the main character described as “the Kardashian of her time,” asked Kate Keifer, co-producer of “Master Class,” the upcoming Reston Community Players production. “Audiences will be blown away” in this Tony Award winning play written by Terrence McNally about diva Maria Callas.

Tease photo

The Absurd Beauty of Everyday Life at Herndon's NextStop

NextStop brings area premiere of ‘Middletown.’

A quirky comic play with profoundly heartfelt themes is coming to Herndon. Written by award winning, contemporary playwright Will Eno, “Middletown” is a “modern companion to the beloved Thornton Wilder classic, ‘Our Town,’” said Evan Hoffmann, NextStop artistic director.

Tease photo

Holiday Dance Thrills at Center for the Arts

Captivating tap with Savion Glover.

Bursting with holiday cheer the Tony Award winning Savion Glover returns to the Center for the Arts with a memorable evening of miraculous tap footwork and plenty of charm and wit called “Savion Glover with “DANCE HOLIDAY SPeCTaCULaR.”

Soulful singer Melinda Doolittle at Reston's CenterStage.

Fresh, entrancing musical evening

She wowed judges and audiences alike performing on season six of “American Idol.”

Tease photo

Tender Comedy About Substance Over Mere Beauty

Providence Players presents ‘Snow White and the Family Dwarf.’

There are cheeky dialogue, comic turns and magical moments intended to treat everyone with the utmost respect and love in the Providence Players upcoming production of “Snow White and the Family Dwarf.”

Timeless Yuletide Classic

Alden Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol,” a musical from Virginia’s Theater IV.

“We wanted to present a quality holiday program with fun music for families with younger children to enjoy”, said Kathleen Herr, director of youth programs, McLean Community Center.

Holiday Musical with Universal Appeal

Hub Theatre premiers ’Wish List.’

Fairfax’s professional Hub Theatre has developed its own welcoming way to celebrate the holiday season.

Tease photo

Charming “Harvey” from 1st Stage

Screwball comedy with terrific performances.

With impeccable comic mastery, 1st Stage has produced a priceless, crisp “Harvey,” the 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning play written by Mary Chase.

Tease photo

“A Fairfax Nutcracker” Presented by Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and Fairfax Ballet Company

Two venerable Fairfax County performing arts institutions are joining forces for a singular holiday season experience for the whole family.

Tease photo

Timeless Masterpiece of Broken Hearts

Virginia Opera’s “La Boheme” at Center for the Arts.

Soon, Northern Virginia audiences will be able to be transfixed by Puccini’s mesmerizing masterwork “La Boheme.”

Tease photo

Celebrating Diversity with Arts in Fairfax

The Arts Council of Fairfax County launches a ‘Global Arts Initiative.’

With the increasing demographic diversity of Northern Virginia, the Arts Council of Fairfax County has funded a “Global Arts Initiative.”

Unforgettable Medal of Honor Stories Comes to Reston

Stephen Lang to perform ‘Beyond Glory’ at Reston Community Center.

Stories of ordinary military service members doing extraordinary deeds during war-time will be presented at Reston’s CenterStage.

Provocative, Edgy Humor Comes to McLean

‘Big and Tall’ come to the Alden Theatre.

Late night, cheeky stand-up comedy, with plenty of sharp pointed takes on contemporary times will be front-and-center at the Alden Theatre.

Tease photo

A Ride on the Wild Side

A ride on the wild side with murder mystery at NextStop Theatre presents ‘Deathtrap,’ a murder mystery.

Experience why Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap” is one of the long-running suspense-thrillers in Broadway history.

Fairfax: ‘Dracula’ from L.A. Theatre Works at Center for the Arts

‘Dracula’ from L.A. Theatre Works at Center for the Arts

He’s back. And just in time for Halloween. “He” is that noted, undead vampire who has inspired so many imitators; “Dracula.” He and his cohorts are coming to town in the L.A. Theatre Works live theater production of that popular Goth cultural icon created by Bram Stoker a century ago.

'Romeo and Juliet' at GMU Center for the Arts

“That all the world will be in love” wrote Shakespeare. Such a deep wish for the ages from The Bard’s 400-year-old tragic tale of two young lovers hoping their feuding families would reconcile.

Tease photo

‘Shrek the Musical’ Opens Reston Community Players’ 49th Season

It really is a big, bright beautiful world. And love can surely conquer lots, even if you are a big green ogre named Shrek with some bad habits or a spirited princess named Fiona.

Tease photo

The Marcy & Zina Show Arriving at Reston’s CenterStage

Get ready for a winning musical evening with songs ranging from humorous tales of an unforeseen crush at a local Starbucks, to whom not to date, along with numbers about profound pangs of caring and affecting love ballads.

Tease photo

1st Stage Presents 'Now Comes the Night'

Crackling dialogue, powerful ideas and well-crafted artistry describe “Now Comes the Night” written by award-winning E.M. Lewis now playing at 1st Stage.

Tease photo

'Orpheus in the Underworld' Plays at GMU's Center for the Arts

Have no fears of flying off into Offenbach’s delicious musical parody of the legend of Orpheus pursuing his wife Eurydice into the Underworld.

Tease photo

Providence Players Open the Season with 'Calendar Girls'

Opening its 18th season, the Providence Players are in a heartfelt, uplifting comic mood presenting “Calendar Girls.”

Taking the Helm at Workhouse

Ava Spece named president and CEO of Workhouse Arts Center.

“The selection of Ava Spece to lead the Workhouse was due to her vast, deep appreciation and passion for the Arts as well as her strength, poise and character to help us achieve the dreams envisioned by the Workhouse,” said Tim Rizer, chair, Workhouse Arts Foundation Board.

Tease photo

Fairfax: 'ARTS by George!' Gala Features Broadway Superstar Bernadette Peters

“There is nothing like it anywhere else in the region,” said Rick Davis, dean, George Mason University, College of Visual and Performing Arts describing the upcoming ARTS by George! Gala evening.

Tease photo

Herndon: Comic and Heartfelt

One woman’s journey to motherhood at NextStop Theatre.

With plenty of wide-eyed sparkle based upon her own journey to motherhood, Ginna Hoben will be featured in the world premiere of “No Spring Chicken.”

Prev