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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 

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Sixty-five million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth... Twenty years ago, Jurassic Park, a movie about dinosaurs came out that ruled the box office.

 

A Recent Cutbacks production
Saturday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.
$19/$14 MCC tax district residents. Tickets go on sale Wednesday Aug. 1.
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean VA 22101

Sixty-five million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth... Twenty years ago, Jurassic Park, a movie about dinosaurs came out that ruled the box office. Now, two actors and two Foley sound effects artists perform a live, “shot-for-shot” remake that was named a Critic's Pick and Top 10 Comedy Show of 2014 by TimeOut NY. Running time: 60 minutes. video

 

"Painfully funny…. Made us cry actual tears of laughter… a pure joy from start to finish." - TimeOut NY

 

“Die-hard fans of ‘Jurassic Park’ definitely don’t want to miss this, but then again neither should everyone else." -Victoria Teague, “New York Theatre Review”

 

* Come at 2 p.m. for a Family Foley workshop with the experts from Recent Cutbacks.
Workshop and “Hold On To Your Butts” ticket combo: $26/$18 for MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase combo tickets

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: “Liner Notes” (All ages)  btn buy tickets

Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.   (90 minutes)

 $25/$15 MCC tax district residents  

                                          

Collide with music's past and present through jazz standards, hip hop samples and actual liner notes from musicians of the civil rights movement in this multimedia concert experience. video

 

"Liner Notes brings to life the formative experience - dying out in the digital age - of falling in love with music through the engrossing text on the backs of records, in tape sleeves and in CD booklets".-Washington Post


"The Wizard of Oz" 

A Vital Theatre Production
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Saturday, February 2 at 1 p.m.  (60 minutes)

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents 

 

Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through the eclectic world of Oz. This one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the classic tale by L. Frank Baum will have you singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” dancing with the munchkin puppets and clicking your heels all the way home. video

 

“they sing and dance, because this is a Vital Children's Theatre production, and that's what they do best” - Off-Off Broadway Review

 

"Winnie the Pooh"btn buy tickets
An Alden Production

Saturdays and Sundays, March 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2 p. m.
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

 

It’s story time for Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, but Pooh won’t hear just any story, he wants to hear a story about himself, because “he’s that sort of bear.” Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of the forest creatures, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit, on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. There is a reason this beloved story has become a classic for all ages—the themes are universal and the characters are silly, yet charming. Performed by talented McLean area youth.

 

"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.

"Winnie the Pooh"btn buy tickets
An Alden Production

Saturdays and Sundays, March 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2 p. m.
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

 

It’s story time for Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, but Pooh won’t hear just any story, he wants to hear a story about himself, because “he’s that sort of bear.” Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of the forest creatures, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit, on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. There is a reason this beloved story has become a classic for all ages—the themes are universal and the characters are silly, yet charming. Performed by talented McLean area youth.

 

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

"Antigone"btn buy tickets

Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m.  (150 minutes)

$40/$30 MCC tax district residents

In the aftermath of her brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama. Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC holds startling relevance today, examining divinity, obedience, and law – and how love overcomes them all. video

 

“All this would be of purely historical interest were it not for the high quality of the ASC’s fast-moving productions, which are authentic (no sets, no scene breaks) but not antiquarian.” The Wall Street Journal

 

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.

American Shakespeare Center On Tour

"The Comedy of Errors"btn buy tickets

Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.  (150 minutes)

$40/$30 MCC tax district residents 

 

In this rollicking farce, Shakespeare elevates Roman comedy to dizzying heights. Two long-separated twins, their two tricky servants (also twins), a jealous wife, and her lovelorn sister romp through this fast-paced comedy. Filled with mistaken identities and slapstick humor, The Comedy of Errors will have audiences laughing from the first confusion to the last. video

 

"Shamelessly entertaining.”--The Washington Post

 

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

"The Winter's Tale"btn buy tickets

Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m.  (150 minutes)

$40/$30 MCC tax district resident  

 

Shakespeare’s magnificent late play is a roller-coaster ride from romance to tragedy to comedy and finally to a place of transcendent beauty that few other works of art have ever gone. “A sad tale’s best for winter,” but after unleashing a wintry tempest onto his characters, Shakespeare ultimately conjures spring’s miraculous rebirth. video

 

“This Shakespeare moves… we feel the inexorable sweep of the action, but the poetry has a chance to breathe, too. And how wonderful to hear actors speak Shakespeare naturally. It is poetry come alive.” The Boston Globe

 

 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.