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12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month through June

In the Community Hall

Free admission

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, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 12:30 p.m.

LARD Dog & The Band of Shy (Family Friendly)btn buy tickets
Saturday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents


Parents’ Choice Award winners Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. Running time: 60 minutes  View the video

 

"This show is a full-on sensory experience! Such a treat for the eyes and ears, with surprises popping from every direction. I was afraid to blink for fear I'd miss something!” - SiriusXM's Kids Place Live

Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers
Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$40/$35 senior/$30 MCC tax district residents

In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence” and many more. Running time: 90 minutes   View the video


“The show was terrific! Audience LOVED it. The voices of Lee and Johnny were spot-on and the accompanying slide show added to the beauty of the show. - Gallo Center for the Arts

The Barter Playersbtn buy tickets
“Frosty”
(Family Friendly)
Saturday, Dec. 14, 1p.m. and 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills, and as they discover that the real magic of Christmas is love. Performed by Barter Players Encore Company. Running time: 60 minutes

 

John Eaton's Holiday Songbookbtn buy tickets

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. 
$30/$25 student and senior/$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 holiday songs from the Great American Songbook.

"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

The Capitol Stepsbtn buy tickets
Saturday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1

$55/$50 senior/$40 MCC tax district residents. 

 

No one is safe from these political satirists, their up-to-the-minute musical spoofs and (in)famous Lirty Dies. View the video

 

The Alden’s Youth Production
"Dorothy Meets Alice or The Wizard of Wonderland"

By Joseph Robinette
Based on the musical by Joseph Robinette and Karl Jurman.

 

Two of literature’s most famous young ladies meet at last when a young man puts off his book report until the last minute. Suddenly in a strange place, somewhere between Oz and Wonderland, familiar characters like the Cowardly Lion, the Mad Hatter, the Scarecrow and the White Rabbit need his help to unscramble their stories and avoid the Wicked Witch and the Red Queen. This hilarious, adventurous romp is filled with laughter and surprises at every turn.

Auditions at The Alden at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va. 22101
Open Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21 and 22, 7–9 p.m.
Callbacks (Invitation Only): Thursday, Jan. 23, 7–9 p.m. 

Who can audition: Students between the ages of 10 and 16 who live in the MCC tax district (Dranesville Small District 1A)

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7–9 p.m., from late January through March

Performances: Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29 and April 4-5 at 2 p.m. in The Alden

To schedule an audition time, please email Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov with your date and time preference: 7, 7:30, 8 or 8:30 p.m. Please specify your age and address in your email.

Additional rehearsals may be required if deemed necessary by the director and producer. Because making theater is a group activity, attendance at each rehearsal, tech rehearsal and performance is mandatory unless approved in advance by the producer.


If cast, there is a participation fee of $150/per actor.

Hiplet Ballerinas (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Saturday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$30/$20 MCC tax district residents

Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. It was specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances. Running time: 90 minutes plus 15-minute intermission  View the video

If ballet aims for the ethereal, hiplet, generally danced to pop music, is more concerned with earthiness. It has soulfulness, too; while the lower half of the body can be sharp and percussive, the upper half — how the arms connect with the back — conveys a natural flow. -New York Times

Damien Sneed’s “We Shall Overcome” (all ages)btn buy tickets
Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$45/$35 Senior/$20 MCC tax district residents

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.  View the video

“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.”-Wynton Marsalis

Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$40/$35 senior/$30 MCC tax district residents

"Reflejos Flamencos" ("Flamenco Reflections"), the newest production by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, celebrates the fundamental emotions that connect us while honoring the individual human spirit inherent in flamenco.  View the video

 

“An infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance” -The New York Times