NextStop to present ‘Crimes of the Heart.’
The relationship between sisters can be so powerful.
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.
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.”
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.
“Romeo and Juliet” at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.
Fall in love again this Valentine’s weekend with “Romeo and Juliet.”
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Fresh, entrancing musical evening
She wowed judges and audiences alike performing on season six of “American Idol.”
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.”
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.
Hub Theatre premiers ’Wish List.’
Fairfax’s professional Hub Theatre has developed its own welcoming way to celebrate the holiday season.
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.
Two venerable Fairfax County performing arts institutions are joining forces for a singular holiday season experience for the whole family.
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.”
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.”
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.
‘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.
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.
‘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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Have no fears of flying off into Offenbach’s delicious musical parody of the legend of Orpheus pursuing his wife Eurydice into the Underworld.
Opening its 18th season, the Providence Players are in a heartfelt, uplifting comic mood presenting “Calendar Girls.”
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.
“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.
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.”
Book-lovers rejoice; the local treasure “Fall for the Book” is arriving for a week-long stay. This year’s celebration will feature over 150 authors representing a wide-gamut of genres.
Season opening performance on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Plenty of reasons to celebrate the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) about to begin its 59th season as Fairfax County’s flagship orchestra. This year, under the baton of music director Christopher Zimmerman, the FSO will celebrate the genius of Beethoven’s masterpieces while featuring the coming generation of virtuoso classical pianists.
Just the name “Silk Road” conjures up travel to exotic locales and remarkable cultures. Reston’s CenterStage (RCC) will be providing an opportunity to travel the Silk Road with Northern Virginia’s own QuinTango as the group brings a remarkable performance to audience’s ears and eyes.
“We are a show about a sisterhood of women in a bonded group; thinking and doing what others didn’t expect,” said Diane Sams, co-producer and a featured actor in the upcoming McLean Community Players production of Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls.”
No need to brush up on your Shakespeare to relish NextStop Theatre’s season opening production, “Kiss Me Kate.” With music and lyrics by the legendary Cole Porter, the show is a Tony Award-winning sophisticated, comic twist based upon Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes, “Taming of the Shrew.”
Workhouse Arts Center debut for Pocket Change Theatre’s “Midsummer on a Playground.”
Continuing to bring Fairfax County fresh, youthful performing arts talent to audiences, the Workhouse Arts Center has a special family-friendly treat in store.
“Leto Legend” a heartfelt comedy about a supermom.
“I am intrigued by the modern day super-heroines. There has been a shift in superheroes that have gifts simply bestowed on them to ones who have to work and train really hard to become heroes, and these hard workers tend to be female,” said Helen Pafumi, artistic director, Hub Theatre.
The Workhouse’s monthly “2nd Saturday ArtWalk” has been showcasing the diverse work of visual artists. “It is a unique time to meet the artists and watch them create new pieces,” said Joseph Wallen, performing arts director.
McLean Community Players to present “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
“A provocative musical story about issues surrounding who can we trust and believe,” said Anne Norland describing “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the McLean Community Players (MCP) summer production.
“The Good Counselor” presented at 1st Stage.
If you are seeking out magnetic theater that deals with unsettling, yet real-life, family issues and a search for the truth, make your way to 1st Stage. Under the confident, wise direction of Alex Levy, Kathryn Grant’s award winning “The Good Counselor” is an evening of riveting performances.
The one-man show is a lampoon and theater of the imagination of all things James Bond.
Dive into the world of that suave secret agent, James Bond, as he plants the British flag in a live theater production at the Workhouse. Bond won’t be alone either; the production will have a wealth of eccentric characters; good and evil, male and female, along with original music adding urbane flair to the action and antics.
Providence Players to Present “The Glass Mendacity.”
“The Glass Mendacity,” the name alone draws quizzical smiles with its off-kilter, double-take title. It is a parody play created by mixing and mingling Tennessee Williams’ iconic dramatic characters and situations into a lighthearted comic production.
“A Man for All Season” arriving at NextStop Theatre.
“The show may be set in 16th Century England, but the issues raised have little changed over the centuries”, noted Todd Huse, who plays the central role of Thomas More in the upcoming production of “A Man for All Seasons” at NextStop Theatre.
New season to feature crowd favorites and debuts of new performers.
There was a buzz of energy in the jam-packed foyer of the Center for the Arts at George Mason University. Northern Virginia performing arts lovers were ready to learn of the 25th anniversary season of “Great Performances at Mason!”
“Persistent Voices” to explore the effect of AIDS.
The visionary choreographer Daniel Phoenix Singh is returning to Reston CenterStage with a premiere of his newest dance theater work, “Persistent Voices.” Singh is known for crossing cultural and artistic boundaries in his dance works. He wants his works to communicate to an audience as “a vehicle for social change and community development.”
Sweet innocence is arriving as “Barefoot in the Park” makes a rare appearance, courtesy of the McLean Community Players (MCP). Written by Neil Simon, one of America’s premiere comic writers, the play centers on an unlikely newlywed couple moving into a tiny fifth-floor walk-up apartment in New York City.
Masterful production to run through May 3 at Tysons.
High accolades are due for the 1st Stage production of “Old Wicked Songs,” a play powered by a heart-tugging premise, precise high-caliber acting, with an evocative set and piano music from composer Robert Schumann that opens anyone’s heart to tenderness.