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btn buy ticketsPresented by Barter Players
by Catherine Bush with music by Ben Mackel
Saturday, Jan. 6, 11 a.m.
at Churchill Road Elementary School
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

Aesop is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, able to weave fantastic tales with timeless lessons of truth. Join Aesop and his friends in this exciting musical adventure and experience fables such as "Androcles and the Lion," "The Oak and the Reed," "The Fox Without a Tail," "The Beast in Love," "The Tortoise and The Hare," and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" brought to life as only the Barter Players can. For ages 4 and up.

Specific seats for this event are not guaranteed. Seating is first-come, first-served on the day of the show.

For ADA seating, please contact evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 571-296-8385 

Presented by The Barter Playersbtn buy tickets
Adapted from Jack London by Catherine Bush
Saturday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m. 
at Churchill Road Elementary School
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

For ages 12+. In this gripping tale, a heroic dog named Buck is kidnapped from his master’s home and forced to serve as a sled dog in the Alaskan Gold Rush. In his struggle to survive, he quickly learns the “law of club and fang” while giving his unswerving loyalty to the man who saves his life. In the end, Buck must choose between living in a man’s world and answering the call of the wild. One of the most acclaimed productions in Barter Player history. 

Specific seats for this event are not guaranteed. Seating is first-come, first-served on the day of the show.

For ADA accomodations, contact evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 571-296-8385

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William Rhoden: “Activist Athletes”
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m.
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
$20/$10 MCC tax district residents

From John Carlos and Tommie Smith to Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James, brave black athletes have used their fame as a platform for social activism. William Rhoden, former New York Times sports journalist and author of “Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete,” will discuss how those in the sports world fight for social justice.

For ADA seating, please contact evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 571-296-8385

Grown-Up Quote-Along Movie
Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m.
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
Admission and popcorn are free. Prop bags are $5 each. Supplies are limited and advance purchase is recommended. Click here to purchase your prop bag.

This is kind of a big deal. Break out of your glass case of emotion and join the Channel 4 News Team for a night of ridiculous fun. We’re 72% sure that you’ll love it.

*Those under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m.
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
Free admission

“Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened” tells the story of “Merrily We Roll Along,” the Stephen Sondheim/Hal Prince musical that opened to enormous fanfare and closed after just 16 performances. Directed by one of the musical’s original cast members, it features interviews with the creators and original cast of the now-classic show as well as rare and never before seen footage from the rehearsal process.

Alden Spring Production
"The Snow White Variety Show"
Script by Brian D. Taylor. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado
Open Auditions: Mon. & Tue., Jan. 29 & 30, 7-9 p.m.
Call Backs: Wed., Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m.

Who can audition: Students between the ages of 10-16 who live in the MCC tax district.

This is a part talk show, part reality show dramatic retelling of a classic story you thought you knew! The dwarves team up to share their own side of Snow White’s story. Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., from early February through mid-March 2018.

Performances: Sat. and Sun., March 10-11, and 17-18, at 2 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.

Participation Fee: $150.

To schedule an audition time, please email Danielle Van Hook with your date and time preferences. Please specify your age and address in your email.

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World Premiere “Light Years” by Robbie Schaefer
Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. 
$310/$240 MCC tax district residents.*

Eddie From Ohio’s Robbie Schaefer crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait featuring award-winning actor Bobby Smith. Enriched with beautiful folk-rock music, inventive lyrics and Robbie’s disarming humor, “Light Years” is a deeply personal tale of Schaefer’s father’s escape from Nazi Germany and how this experience affected the father/son relationship. Before the show, you’ll enjoy a scrumptious Italian dinner at Osteria da Nino with a VIP to be announced. Robbie will join the group after the performance for a private talkback.

* Includes round-trip transportation from McLean, dinner at Osteria da Nino (excluding alcoholic beverages), a ticket to “Light Years,” exclusive time with a Signature Theatre staff member and a private talkback with composer and star, Robbie Schaefer. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 10.

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Valentine’s Day Quote-Along Movie
Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
Admission and popcorn are free. Bring your own non-alcholic beverage. Prop bags are $5 each. Puppies not included. Supplies are limited and advance purchase at is recommended. Click here to purchase prop bag.

Don’t sit at home writing in your very sad handwritten book. Get your best gals (and guys) together for this high-larious movie. There will be plenty of fun, including an ugly bridesmaid dress contest and free tattoos. Not really on that last one.

*Don’t even think about coming if you’re under 17 years old.

btn buy ticketsWoolly Mammoth Theatre
“Familiar” by Danai Gurira
Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m.
$215/$165 MCC tax district residents.*

Danai Gurira isn’t just a formidable force as Michonne on “The Walking Dead”; she’s also a Tony?nominated playwright. Her latest play has been called “fiercely funny” by The New York Times, and Woolly Mammoth has perfected the art of producing her work, having staged all of Gurira’s rowdy and affectionate shows. We’ll be joined by two artists from the “Familiar” creative team for a delicious pre-performance brunch at Dirty Habit. A member of Woolly Mammoth’s staff will facilitate the discussion, allowing you to dig deeper into this theatrical experience.

* Includes round-trip transportation from McLean, brunch at Dirty Habit (excluding alcoholic beverages) with members of the “Familiar” creative team and a ticket to the show. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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btn buy ticketsSunday, March 4, 2 p.m.
at the Old Firehouse
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

For ages 7+. Doktor Kaboom is an over-the-top German physicist with a passion for science that knows no bounds. Sporting chrome goggles, orange lab coat, motorcycle boots and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with his explosive comedic style of science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate and entertain!

For ADA seating please contact evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov 571-296-8385

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