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Unlikely Musical Heroes Take Center Stage in Tysons

1st Stage presents ‘Airness,’ Dec. 5-29.

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Shakespeare at the Alden Theatre

American Shakespeare Center on Tour returns to McLean.

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Seductive, Witty Tale of Generational Friction in Tysons

Regional premiere of ‘Trying’ at 1st Stage.

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Heart-Pounding ‘Volta’ Comes to Tysons

Cirque du Soleil celebrates the adventurous spirit.

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Logan Festival Returns to 1st Stage in Tysons

Solo Performance Festival brings three new plays.

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McLean Community Players Presents ‘Seussical’

Family summertime musical at the Alden Theatre.

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Midsummer Night with the Heat of Tango in Tysons

QuinTango performs at 1st Stage.

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Life in Black and White in Tysons

“The Member of the Wedding” at Tysons 1st Stage.

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Happy Times at Alden Theatre in McLean

New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ musical cabaret “I’ve Got a Little Twist” On Saturday, May 4.

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Shakespeare at Alden Theatre in McLean

American Shakespeare Center returns.

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Backbeat Underground Comes to 1st Stage in Tysons

Soul-jazz group in a special musical event.

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Wrapped in Family, Faith and Anguish in Tysons

1st Stage presents ‘The Brothers Size.’

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Honoring Dr. King in McLean

McLean Community Center celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday with special appearance by performance artists Liner Notes.

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Holiday Family Entertainment at Its Best in Tysons

1st Stage presents ‘A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.’

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Music in McLean from the Magical Age

Tysons McLean Orchestra to perform ‘Great Gatsby Night’ at Vinson Hall in McLean.

ARTSFAIRFAX to Present Arts Awards

Event recognizes extraordinary contributions of artists and arts organization and those who support the arts.

‘Fall for the Book’ Festival Returns

Book festival connecting readers with national and local authors.

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‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Vinson Hall in McLean

McLean Community Players provide madcap delight.

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Logan Festival Returns to 1st Stage in McLean

Festival showcases some of the nation’s notable solo performing artists.

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Masterful Comedy in Falls Church

Providence Players to present Neil Simon’s ‘California Suite.’

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Appealing Musical ‘Fly By Night’ in Tysons

Area premiere at 1st Stage.

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Cirque du Soleil’s Dazzling ‘Luzia’ at Tysons II

Performances to June 17, 2018 under the Big Top.

‘Natural Shocks’ at 1st Stage in Tysons

Special reading of award-winning Lauren Gunderson’s “Natural Shocks” as part of national effort to raise awareness of gun violence.

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‘Harvey’ Comes to Great Falls

McLean Community Players presents Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy at Great Falls Grange.

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An Entertaining Evening, and More in Tysons

‘The Farnsworth Invention’ at 1st Stage

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Honoring Activist Athletes on Dr. King’s Birthday

Author William Rhoden is featured speaker at McLean Community Center’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday.

Activist Athletes

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Tysons’ 1st Stage’s Engrossing ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’

Non-conformist artist as disruptor of family and community.

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A Look Into the World of the Incarcerated

1st Stage in Tysons presents “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.”

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Summertime Theater Fun in McLean

McLean Community Players presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

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One-of-a Kind Artistry Comes to 1st Stage

The Logan Festival of Solo Performance, July 6-16.

The Logan Festival of Solo Performance, July 6-16.

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‘Ma Rainey’ Comes to Tysons

1st Stage present ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.’

1st Stage present ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.’

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‘Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors’ in Vienna

Better Said Than Done to perform at Jammin’ Java.

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Aquila Theatre’s “Our Trojan Wars” at Alden Theatre.

Aquila Theatre brings “Our Trojan War” to the Alden.

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Edgy, Unconventional Dark Comedy — 1st Stage at Tysons presents ‘Trevor.’

A rewarding tale about miscommunications in a family generating plenty of laughs before a heart-wrenching turn of events makes “Trevor” at 1st Stage a moving exploration of one family’s unusual bonds.

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McLean Community Players present musical ‘Company’ at The Alden.

Funny and Bittersweet

Under the direction of Sharon Veselic (Herndon), the McLean Community Players (MCP) are bringing a fresh perspective to Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award winning musical “Company.”

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McLean to Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy

McLean Community Center Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Chuck D.

On Sunday Jan. 15 the McLean Community Center will celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by observing his birthday, a Federal and Commonwealth of Virginia public holiday.

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McLean: Joy, Tears and Laughter

“Broadway Bound” from Neil Simon at 1st Stage.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, “Broadway Bound” is a treasure from the fertile mind of Tony Award winning playwright Neil Simon. Under the fine, perceptive direction of Shirley Serotsky, “Broadway Bound” is a remarkable production full of family love and pain with plenty of humor.

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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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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 Symphony Celebrating 60th Season

Orchestra deepens community ties.

Sixty years and counting. Since 1956, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra has been a leading orchestra, while remaining committed to community involvement.

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Cirque du Soleil magical ‘Kurios’ Under the Big Top at Tysons II

The dazzling, fantastic world of Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” will be under the famous blue-and-yellow Cirque du Soleil Big Top at Tysons II.

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McLean: ‘Footloose’ coming to Alden Stage

McLean Community Players present musical July 8-24.

School is out for the summer with vacations coming, but the McLean Community Players (MCP) take on the musical “Footloose” will give local audiences a reason to have a “staycation.”

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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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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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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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