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11/16/18—The McLean Community Center and the Old Firehouse Teen Center will open on time. All classes will be held as scheduled.

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In this workshop, families will explore the sounds we can make with our voices and with everyday objects to imitate sounds of the world! 

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
$12/$8 for MCC tax district residents. btn buy tickets
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean VA 22101

Foley (or the creation of sound in film and on stage) is one of the most creative and fun ways to play with storytelling. In this workshop, families will explore the sounds we can make with our voices and with everyday objects to imitate sounds of the world. With a mix of demonstration, trial and error, and games, this hands-on workshop explores the ways Recent Cutbacks makes and use sound in their shows and how you can too! This class is designed for those 8 and up, and for families to participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register with them. 

Workshop and “Hold On To Your Butts” ticket combo: $26/$18 for MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase combo tickets 

This class is suitable for both beginners and those who have taken improv classes in the past. Improv comedy is a great way for kids and teens to express themselves and gain confidence. Focusing on creativity and teamwork, The Alden’s improv comedy classes for youth teach improv fundamentals such as “yes, and” in a supportive environment. Class participants will perform during (the) Unruly Theatre Project’s show on Friday, March 22, at The Old Firehouse Center.

8-11 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $145/$125 MCC district residents.
3001.319          M, 1/14-3/18          6:30-7:30 p.m.
No lesson on 1/21 and 2/18.

12-16 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $145/$125 MCC district residents.
3002.319          M, 1/14-3/18          7:30-8:30 p.m.
No lesson on 1/21 and 2/18.

"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m.

$7/$5 MCC tax district residents  (No fees for online purchase)

 


Crack that Shakespeare code with our expert hackers! Our Bard authorities from the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Potomac School return to prepare you for ASC on Tour's productions of "The Comedy of Errors" and "The Winter's Tale." (75 minutes)


"Speakers knew their stuff, got their thoughts across very well and were obviously enthusiastic about the material."-Audience member

Buy the package and save! All 3 American Shakespeare Center shows plus the Brush Up Your Shakespeare panel lecture. $110/$80 MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase package.

btn buy ticketsFriday, May 3, 7-8:30 p.m.

$12/$8 for MCC tax district residents  Fee includes admission and drum rental for the event. 

Back by popular demand! Join The Alden for a creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class for families. Participants will learn the elements of Djembe Drumming from artist Kofi Dennis and then use those skills in a group drum circle.

This class is designed for those eight and up, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register with them.

For ages 14 and older. Technical training introduces students to many aspects of technical production, including safety issues, and is designed to assist local arts organizations with their productions. Volunteers who work in The Alden in a technical capacity are required to complete this training course, but these classes are open to anyone older than 14 years old. Participants may sign up for one or all sessions. Please wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement and closed-toe shoes with laces or Velcro, or loafers.

 

Please note: Participants age 16 or younger must have a parent or guardian present at the first session to sign a waiver before they can participate.

 

Instructor: Theatre Staff.

 

1 lesson @ 4 hrs, free, but preregistration is required.
Personnel Lift       3501.319          W, 6/5          7-11 p.m.
Intro                     3502.319          Tu, 6/18       7-11 p.m.
Lighting I              3503.319          Th, 6/20       7-11 p.m.
Lighting II             3504.319          Tu, 6/25       7-11 p.m.
Audio                    3505.319          Th, 6/27       7-11 p.m.