1 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month through May
In The Alden Theatre
Come enjoy foreign films selected by our staff, then stay after for a discussion backstage in The Alden’s green room. All movies are shown in the original language with English subtitles.
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*These movies are chosen for adult audiences and may contain mature content, language and themes.
Wednesday, April 24, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 1 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.
New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players: “I’ve Got a Little Twist”
Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m. (120 minutes)
$40/$30 MCC tax district residents
A cabaret evening that demonstrates the timelessness of Gilbert and Sullivan, featuring ingeniously rewritten lyrics for G&S tunes, G&S numbers that are juxtaposed with more modern musical theatre, and, sometimes, classic Gilbert and Sullivan that is left intact and allowed to speak for itself. video
“The leading custodian of the G&S classics.” -New York Magazine
12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month through June
In the Community Hall
We’re kicking off this series with “new Disney Classics”—those that were loved during the '90s. Bring an indoor picnic and introduce your kids to the classic animated movies that you love. Sign up to our monthly e-news to find out which movie we will be showing. Click here to receive The Alden's monthly e-Newsletter.
Wednesday, May 8, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. (60 minutes)
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents
In this interactive show, everything is “all the way live” and history is revived through hip-hop lenses. World-renowned hip-hop artists collaborate on the spot to “remix” everything from the alphabet to folktales. The remix unfolds with dance, rhyme, music…and you! “So open your ears and watch with your eyes. We can turn it up… ALL THE WAY LIVE!“ video
“Paige Hernandez is the complete performer package personified. She has a lot of energy, and possesses a million dollar smile…Her rapping and rhyming skills match Harrell’s making them a winning team.”
B FLY Entertainment’s Founder, Paige Hernandez, has been commissioned by the National New Play Network, the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theatre, The Kennedy Center and the Glimmerglass Festival. She is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, an Individual Artist Award-winner from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Kennedy Center “Citizen Artist Fellow” and was named one of the “Six Theatre Workers You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine.
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.
Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
$30/$20 MCC tax district residents
John is a local legend: spectacular jazz pianist, brilliant historian, and quite funny to boot. Join us for an afternoon of Great American Songbook tunes.
"Pianist John Eaton practices a special kind of alchemy. He takes the familiar and makes it fresh, renders the old new and exciting. It's no easy trick, but Eaton is a master at it..." —The Washington Post