Drama, Theater, Shows, and Auditions

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CURRENT PRODUCTIONS

Openings through September 15 (and previews).

 

Aldersgate Church Community Theater, “The Tempest,” July 18-Aug. 3.  http://acctonline.org

Aldersgate Church Community Theater, “Murder on the Nile,” opens Oct. 12.  http://acctonline.org

The Alliance Theatre, “Shrek, the Musical,” Aug. 1-10.  www.thealliancetheatre.org

The Arlington Players, “The Wedding Singer,” opens Oct. 3. http://beta.thearlingtonplayers.org/auditions

Castaways Repertory Theatre, “A Comedy of Errors” (Shakespeare by the Water), July 19-Aug. 2.  www.castawaystheatre.org.

Castaways Repertory Theatre, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opens Oct. 24. www.castawaystheatre.org

Fauquier Community Theatre, “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe (youth production)” Aug. 8-17.  http://fctstage.org/

Fauquier Community Theatre, “Far From Home – A USO Show,” opens Oct. 3.  http://fctstage.org/

Little Theatre of Alexandria, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,”  Aug. 2-23.  www.thelittletheatre.com.

Little Theatre of Alexandria, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Sept. 13-25.  www.thelittletheatre.com.

Little Theatre of Alexandria, “The Rocky Horror Show,” opens Oct. 25.  www.thelittletheatre.com.

McLean Community Players, “The Game’s Afoot,” opens Sept. 26.  www.mcleanplayers.org.

Port City Playhouse, “Black Hole,” Sept. 12-27.  http://www.portcityplayhouse.com/

Prince William Little Theatre, “The 39 Steps,” opens Oct. 31.  www.pwlt.org.

Providence Players of Fairfax, “Of Mice and Men,” opens Oct. 3. http://www.providenceplayers.org/

Rockville Little Theatre, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” opens Oct. 10.  http://www.rlt-online.org/

Rooftop Productions, “Moon over Buffalo,” opens Nov. 7.  www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Silver Spring Stage, “One Act Festival,”  Aug. 7-24. www.ssstage.org.

Silver Spring Stage, “God of Carnage,” opens Sept. 19. www.ssstage.org.

Virginia Ballet Company, “Precedence: a diverse concert of dance,” Aug. 10. http://www.virginiaballetcompany.org/

Zemfira Stage, “Spamalot,” Aug. 15-29. http://zemfirastage.org/

 

AUDITIONS 

Through September15.

 

Aldersgate Church Community Theater, “Murder on the Nile,” Aug. 9, 10.  http://acctonline.org

British Players, “Aladdin” (panto), Sept. 13, 15.  http://www.britishplayers.org/Auditions.html

Little Theatre of Alexandria, “The Rocky Horror Show,” Aug. 16, 17.  www.thelittletheatre.com.

Pickwick Players, “The Secret Garden,” Aug. 16, 21.  http://www.thepickwickplayers.com/

Prince William Little Theatre, “The 39 Steps,” Aug. 6, 7, 9.  www.pwlt.org.

Rooftop Productions, “Moon over Buffalo,” Aug. 16, 23.  www.center-for-the-arts.org.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Put your listings/announcements here: 

 

Season announcements.

Seeking directors or staff.

Theatre stuff offered.

Props, furniture and other stuff wanted.

Special notices to the theater community.

Classes/Workshops

 

(Notices from NVTA member groups are free.  Text may be edited for length or format.   Notices from non-NVTA groups are now accepted at $5.00 per line.)

SEEKING DIRECTORS OR STAFF

Prince William Little Theatre is looking for Directors for its 2015-2016 season. All shows perform at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in the Gregory Family Theater on the Manassas campus of George Mason University.  Directors may submit up to three titles for one or both of the slots.

  • October/November 2015 – A Mystery or Thriller
  • March 2016 – A Comedy

Also looking for director proposals for a Musical for the first show of our 2016-2017 season to be performed in July 2016.  Directors who are interested should see the PWLT website for a Director Proposal form. www.pwlt.org.  Please submit proposals and resume to Don Petersen, PWLT Season Selection Committee Chairperson at curmudgeondon99@yahoo.com by December 31, 2014.  www.pwlt.org.  [From Don Wilson]

 

 

PRODUCTIONS

 

 

Little Theatre of Alexandria.  Upcoming productions:

  • Spamalot – August 2, 2014 through August 23, 2014. Tickets may be ordered online at www.thelittletheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 703-683-0496. TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST AND A NUMBER OF PERFORMANCES ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT so ORDER your tickets SOON!!!
  • A Streetcar Named Desire – September 13, 2014 through September 28, 2014 Tickets may be ordered online at www.thelittletheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 703-683-0496.
  • The Rocky Horror Show – October 25, 2014 through November 15, 2014
    Tickets may be ordered online at www.thelittletheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 703-683-0496. There will be midnight performances for this production so look or ask for them  when you order tickets!!
  • A Christmas Carol – December 5, 2014 through December 20, 2014. Tickets may be ordered online at www.thelittletheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 703-683-0496.  [From Mary Beth Smith Toomey]

 

Virginia Ballet Company and School presents Precedence, a diverse concert of dance, at 4:30 pm on Sunday 10 August, at the Ernst Theatre, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale VA.  Tickets are $20.  Buy tickets online at http://www.virginiaballetcompany.org/orderTickets.php  or at the door.  [From Terrence W. Walsh]

 

The McLean Community Players present the area premiere of Ken Ludwig’s mystery/thriller/farce The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays.  The Edgar Award–winning play opens Friday, September 26 and runs weekends through October 12 at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.  The play opens in December 1936 with the cast of the long-running Broadway hit Sherlock Holmes, brought together at the Connecticut castle home of William Gillette, the show’s author and star, to solve both an attempted murder and a successful murder at the theater.  During their solution attempts, there is yet another murder, and Broadway’s Holmes and his actor colleagues are the suspects.  Bodies appear, disappear, and reappear.  There are hidden rooms, hidden microphones and other gadgets, murder, mayhem, many misunderstandings and a surprise ending.   Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees on Sept. 28 and Oct. 12 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20 and are available at McLean Players.orgor 866-811-4111.  For further information, see McLeanPlayers.org .  Through a cooperative agreement with the Washington Metropolitan Ear, audio description services for individuals with vision challenges will be available at the October 11 performance.  [From Cathy Farnsworth]

 

AUDITIONS

 

Prince William Little Theatre is holding auditions for “The 39 Steps,” a melodramatic play adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!  Director:  Don Petersen.  Auditions will be held Wednesday August 6 and Thursday August 7, 7-10 p.m., also Saturday,August 9, 1-5 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church (lower level), 9750 Wellington Road, Manassas, Va. Check the PWLT website www.pwlt.org for character descriptions and audition specifics.  Six performances are scheduled for the Hylton Performing Arts Center, October 31-November 9.   [From Don Wilson]

 

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile is the Fall production at Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) directed by Roland Branford Gomez and produced by Jayn Rife, Becky Patton and Eddy Roger Parker. Auditions* will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22308 in Wesley Hall on the following dates:  Saturday, August 9th at 2 p.m. and Sunday, August 10th at 7 p.m.  Callbacks:  Monday, August 11th @ 7 p.m.  Roles are available for 8 males aged 18 – 70 and 5 females aged 20 – 80.  All roles are open and some doubling may occur. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of all conflicts to the audition. Current headshot and resume appreciated. Rehearsals will begin August 12th.   Performance dates are:   October 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 25 and 26th on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.  October 12, 18, 19 and 26thon one Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.  For character descriptions, see our website www.acctonline.org.  *Note:  If you are interested in auditioning but cannot make any of the scheduled audition or callback times, please email us at accttheater@gmail.com.  We will do our best to accommodate another time.  [From Jayn Rife]

 

Little Theatre of Alexandria.  Upcoming auditions:

  • The Rocky Horror Show Saturday – August 16 from 12:00PM to 5:00PM and Sunday – August 17 at 7PM. Come prepared with 16 bars of an uptempo rock song to show your range and power and dressed in comfortable clothes. See the LTA website at www.thelittletheatre.com under the Auditions tab for detailed information.
  • A Christmas Carol.  Saturday – September 27 from 1:30PM to 4:30PM
    Sunday – September 28 at 7:00PM.  Additional information will be on the LTA website www.thelittletheatre.com under the Auditions tab soon.  [From Mary Beth Smith Toomey]

 

 

The Pickwick Players’ Fall Musical:   “The Secret Garden” – Announcing Auditions:

Auditions:  Saturday, August16th, Noon – 2 pm, Hamilton LDS Church, 15 N. Reid St., Hamilton, Va. and  Thursday, August 21st, 6:30 – 9 pm, Ashburn Library,  Hay Rd.  Ashburn, Va.

Performance Dates:   Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22,  Leesburg, VA.

Please respond to thepickwickplayers@gmail.com  to indicate intent to audition. [From M. Reynolds]

 

Rooftop Productions auditions MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig

Auditions are scheduled at the Center for the Arts on Saturdays, August 16 and 23 from 1:30-4:30pm and will consist of cold readings from the script.  No monologues required.  Call 703-330-2787 for auditions.  Performances:  Fridays and Saturdays, November 7-22, 2014 at 8pm at the Kellar Theater, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Director:  Ted Ballard.  Synopsis:  The hilarious farce, Moon Over Buffalo, centers on George and Charlotte Hay, once headlining stars of the 1930’s and 40’s. But it’s now the 1950’s and their stars are fading.  At the moment, they’re relegated to playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in a rundown theater in in Buffalo, New York with only 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. www.center-for-the-arts.org  [From Anne Ridgway]

 

Pied Piper Theatre is holding auditions for HONK! on September 5 and 6 at the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle St., Manassas, VA.  Directed by Mike Stirling,HONK! is a musical adaptation  of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of the ugly duckling.  With music by George Stiles and book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, HONK! won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2000.  Actors, dancers, and singers ages 8-18 are needed for over 40 characters in this heartwarming and humorous musical.  Despite reassurance from his mother, Ida, Ugly feels very different from the other animals on the farm who are eager to point this out to him.  When Ugly ventures out from the farm, he encounters a world full of unique characters including Cat, Greylag the Goose, Queenie, Lowbut the Hen, and Penny the swan.  Three performances are scheduled for November 15 and 16 in Manassas.  All auditions are by appointment only.  Call the Center for the Arts at (703) 330-2787 to sign up for auditions.  Website:  www.center-for-the-arts.org.  [From Anne Ridgway]

 

 

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS:

 

 

Pied Piper Theatre Summer Camps open the final Theatre Express! musical theatre day camp for ages 8-12 at the Hylton Performing Art Center.  This 2 week camp runs from Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-22 from 9am-3:30pm with directors and guest artists teaching acting, improvisation, dance, music, mime, stage make-up, stage combat and much more.  Students work on a musical theatre presentation to be performed for family and friends on the last day of camp.  Directed by Vincent Worthington, Shakespeare on the Roof for ages 13-22 also opens August 11 with two weeks of rehearsals from 1-4:30pm and a final performance at the Kellar Theater at the Center for the Arts on Friday, August 22 at 6:30pm.  Additional August camps and workshops include Stage Combat-sword work, beginning August 2, Acting & ImprovisationFootlights & Fairy Tales, and new this year, Introduction to World Drumming with Kevin Powell in a special workshop on August 23.  Register on line today at www.center-for-the-arts.org or call (703) 330-2787.  [From Anne Ridgway]

 

Virginia Ballet Company & School has a variety of dance programs.  From contemporary to ballet, we have a class for you.  Adult classes, too!  Enjoy classes at the VBC studio, 5595 Guinea Road, Fairfax, VA 22032.

  • SUMMER:  Daytime classes continue through August for dance students from pre-school through high school.  Daytime and evening classes are available for adults.
  • SEPTEMBER through JUNE:  Registration is open for regular classes that begin September 8th.  For more information call 703-249-8227 or go to www.VirginiaBalletCompany.org .   [From Terry Walsh]

 

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