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Learn about the history of flamenco music and dance in this five-session, lecture/discussion led by Estela Vélez de Paredez, artistic director of Furia Flamenca. This passionate, rhythmic style of dance and music has a fascinating history that originated in southern Spain, and Estela will enlighten participants and engage the group in passionate, informal dialogues. This is not a dance class, but is for anyone who wants a well-rounded and enhanced audience experience with flamenco!

16 years-Adults
5 lessons @ 1.5 hrs, $125/$90 MCC district residents
3001.318          Sa, 1/20-2/24          1-2:30 p.m.
No lesson 2/10.

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.
Auditions and Call Backs will be held at the McLean Community Center Program Space located at:
6645 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22101 (in the McLean Square Shopping Center)


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, 5:30 p.m. 
$310/$240 MCC tax district residents.*

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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. Read this preview article on Broadway World. 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.

Pick up from Dolley Madison library parking lot at 5:30 p.m. returning to Dolley Madison at 11:30 p.m.

* 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 Monday, Jan. 22.

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.

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“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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Join The Alden and master artist Kofi Dennis at the Old Firehouse for an introductory to djembe drumming skills and improvisation. Included in this class is a chance to put your new skills to the test playing as a group in a community drum circle. This class is designed for children age eight and older and we recommended that families participate together.

8+ years
1 lesson @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $15/$10 for MCC tax district residents. $7 each additional person/$5 MCC district residents. Fee includes admission and drum rental for the event.
3053.318          F, 3/2          7-8:30 p.m.

The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, VA 22101

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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Walnut Street Theatre presents: “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”
by Ken Ludwig
Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m.
$215/$165 MCC tax district residents.*

Laughter is elementary, my dear Watson! The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one and Sherlock Holmes—along with Dr. Watson—must crack the case. Witness five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters and venture deep into a world filled with disguises, silly accents and murderous deceit. Upon arriving in beautiful Frederick, Md., you’ll join a very special surprise VIP guest for brunch at Volt Restaurant and get some free time in historic downtown before attending the hilarious whodunit. Before returning to McLean, our group will have a private tour of the historic Weinberg Center, built in 1926 as an opulent silent-movie cinema.

* Includes round-trip transportation to Frederick from McLean, brunch at Volt (excluding alcoholic beverages) with a special surprise VIP guest, a ticket to “Baskerville,” a private tour of the historic Weinberg Center for the Arts and free time to linger in Frederick. Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 1.

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