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Herndon: Theater to Inspire Conversation

‘Guerrilla Theatre Works: At What Cost?’ at NextStop in Herndon.

Opening NextStop Theatre’s summer 2016 series of one-night only performances is a show about a very contemporary social issue; the search for home in an unsafe, complex world.

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Theater with Punch

1st Stage’s “Floyd Collins”; Original, stunning musical.

A daring musical awaits patrons at 1st Stage Theater. It is the award-winning, rarely produced, “Floyd Collins.”

Tysons’ 1st Stage Wins Major Theater Honor

Lolita Marie received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play.

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Fairfax: Mischief and Spies

Providence Players present comedy ‘Red Herring.’

Just in time to help divert an audience to escape from the real world comes “Red Herring” from the Providence Players.

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Reston: Hilarity Without Bounds

Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to CenterStage.

They are back. The Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) is returning for its regular appearance at Reston’s CenterStage.

Herndon: Fresh, Summer Nights: Entertainment at NextStop Theatre

Dulles Corridor audiences seeking summer evening attractions will not have far to drive. Herndon’s NextStop Theatre will be offering a lot of performances to whet the appetite.

Herndon: Stage Magic Comes to NextStop Theatre

Musical ’City of Angels’ at Herndon stage.

Hollywood’s 1940s golden age of fearless private eyes and wise-cracking femme-fatales working as partners to solve crimes while testing the boundaries of love is next for Herndon’s NextStop Theatre. It is “City of Angels,” a multi-Tony Award winning musical.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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."

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Fairfax: Beauty of the American Songbook

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Spring is arriving with its jaunty cherry blossoms and daffodils.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Herndon: Connections Between Sisters On Stage and Off

NextStop to present ‘Crimes of the Heart.’

The relationship between sisters can be so powerful.

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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‘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.