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Alden Theatre

Alden Theatre An intimate, 383-seat performing arts venue presenting international touring artists. Located in the McLean Community Center just inside the Beltway and minutes from I66 and the GW Parkway, the Alden offers a full season of performances by touring artists in our gorgeous, 383-seat venue.

You'll see the same acts that come to DC's 1,000+ capacity theatres but with the experience of having them in your living room. From rock to comedy, modern dance to film, puppetry to bluegrass - and even drag queen ballerinas - the Alden is an ideal venue for nearly every genre of performing arts. The Alden also presents outdoor concert series, and our educational opportunities include workshops with performing artists, classes and talk-backs with experts.

Operating as usual

๐’๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž!Join us Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. for a discussion with Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez and NFL lineba...
08/10/2022

๐’๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž!

Join us Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. for a discussion with Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez and NFL linebacker Shaquem Griffin about challenging the myths and stereotypes surrounding mental health issues.

๐Ÿ”— http://ow.ly/jkYJ50Kh7fo

Look who's coming to The Alden!The Boy Band Project transports you back to a time when the boy band phenom dominated pop...
08/09/2022

Look who's coming to The Alden!

The Boy Band Project transports you back to a time when the boy band phenom dominated pop culture. These boys recreate the sounds and choreography of your favorite boy bands, from NKOTB to One Direction.

๐Ÿ“† Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
๐Ÿ”— http://ow.ly/UsCa50KfQms

We've been to a lot of these ๐Ÿ˜‹
08/09/2022

We've been to a lot of these ๐Ÿ˜‹

We bet you haven't been to more than five of these ๐Ÿ˜‰

โœจ๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’'๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’โœจThe Sons of Mystro are brothers who use their violins to interpret reggae classics and Amer...
08/04/2022

โœจ๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’'๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’โœจ

The Sons of Mystro are brothers who use their violins to interpret reggae classics and American pop songs by artists like Al Green, LMFAO, Bob Marley and Dua Lipa.

๐Ÿ“… Saturday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m.
๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

Have you heard the news? ๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ‘€ The Alden Theatre's 2022-23 Season lineup is here (and it is ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’!)Check out the full lis...
08/03/2022

Have you heard the news? ๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ‘€

The Alden Theatre's 2022-23 Season lineup is here (and it is ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’!)

Check out the full list of artists coming to McLean ๐Ÿ”œ http://ow.ly/thmo50K9E6M

๐Ÿ“ฃ ANNOUNCING OUR 2022-23 SEASON! ๐Ÿ“ฃRead about who's coming to The Alden in our latest newsletter!๐Ÿ“ฌ http://ow.ly/HVP850K8X...
08/01/2022

๐Ÿ“ฃ ANNOUNCING OUR 2022-23 SEASON! ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Read about who's coming to The Alden in our latest newsletter!

๐Ÿ“ฌ http://ow.ly/HVP850K8X5v

07/31/2022

If you're missing DuPont Brass, then you'll just have to use your imagination. (See what we did there?)

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.We have too ...
07/29/2022

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.

We have too many Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park to name, so we're highlighting them all ๐Ÿคฉ (btw, don't miss DuPont Brass is this Sunday at 3๏ธโƒฃ in McLean Central Park!)

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.Did you thin...
07/28/2022

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.

Did you think we *weren't* going to include (the) Unruly Theatre Project's 2022 McLean Day performance? ๐ŸŽญ

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.Back in 2011...
07/27/2022

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.

Back in 2011, Aasif Mandvi joined us for a show we won't soon forget!

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.The Okee Dok...
07/26/2022

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.

The Okee Dokee Brothers (who have performed here more than once!) always put on a fantastic show ๐Ÿช•

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.Remember the...
07/25/2022

This week, we're highlighting previous Alden events and programs that we've especially loved over the years.

Remember the series of Drive-Thru Dramas back in 2020? ๐Ÿ’œ

Due to the heat advisory this weekend, the Lilโ€™ Maceo concert in McLean Central Park on Sunday, July 24, will be resched...
07/22/2022

Due to the heat advisory this weekend, the Lilโ€™ Maceo concert in McLean Central Park on Sunday, July 24, will be rescheduled to September. Please visit mcleancenter.org for more information.

Stay cool and hydrated this weekend!

It's almost time!Join us for โ€œThe History of the African American Spiritual" with Calvin Earl, a program about how ensla...
07/21/2022

It's almost time!

Join us for โ€œThe History of the African American Spiritual" with Calvin Earl, a program about how enslaved Africans in America created an original music genre known today as African American spirituals.

Free | Preregistration required: http://ow.ly/L3uq50K1gOZ

07/21/2022

Dear friends, unfortunately, the McLean Community Players production of โ€œThe Show Must Go On! A Musical Revue,โ€ which was scheduled for this weekend, has been canceled. You can find more information at mcleancenter.org.

We invite you to join us at McLean Central Park the next two Sundays for our remaining Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park! We hope to see you there.

07/20/2022

This Sunday and his band return to to pick up where they left off last Friday. Come get a second helping of FUNK!

Our own Sarah Schallern Treff was featured on last week's ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’š ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐‘ท๐’๐’…๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’•, produced by the Fairfax Count...
07/18/2022

Our own Sarah Schallern Treff was featured on last week's ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’š ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐‘ท๐’๐’…๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’•, produced by the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs. Tune in and enjoy! ๐ŸŽง

โžก๏ธ fairfaxcounty.gov/podcasts/

That "coming to McLean" mood ๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸคŸDuPont Brass is a unique, soulful brass ensemble hailing from the DMV with a sound that m...
07/15/2022

That "coming to McLean" mood ๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸคŸ

DuPont Brass is a unique, soulful brass ensemble hailing from the DMV with a sound that mixes jazz, hip-hop and R&B. Don't miss this Summer Sunday Concert in the Park!

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

What a PERFECT day for an outdoor concert! Come on down to McLean Central Park at 3 and hear Oh He Dead! This may be one...
07/10/2022

What a PERFECT day for an outdoor concert! Come on down to McLean Central Park at 3 and hear Oh He Dead! This may be one of the last times you can see them for freeโ€”they're gonna be huge before you know it.

Got plans for July 29 at 7 p.m.? Now you do!Join us for โ€œThe History of the African American Spiritual" with Calvin Earl...
07/08/2022

Got plans for July 29 at 7 p.m.? Now you do!

Join us for โ€œThe History of the African American Spiritual" with Calvin Earl, a program about how enslaved Africans in America created an original music genre known today as African American spirituals.

Free | http://ow.ly/6ZbY50JF3Ar

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07/06/2022

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Presenting the Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park lineup through the remainder of July! ๐ŸŽถ

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07/04/2022

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Happy from all of us at MCC! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Summer and live music just go together, just like D'DAT and McLean Central Park! Join us for an incredible musical blend...
06/30/2022

Summer and live music just go together, just like D'DAT and McLean Central Park! Join us for an incredible musical blend of the Native Southwest, jazz and hip-hop. ๐ŸŽถ

Summer Sunday Concert in the Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

POV: you're witnessing Hamlet and Laertes prepare to duel in the middle of Camp Shakespeare โš”๏ธ
06/28/2022

POV: you're witnessing Hamlet and Laertes prepare to duel in the middle of Camp Shakespeare โš”๏ธ

Reminder: ๐Ÿ“ฃ THIS WEEKEND! ๐Ÿ“ฃAn ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washi...
06/28/2022

Reminder: ๐Ÿ“ฃ THIS WEEKEND! ๐Ÿ“ฃ

An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washington, D.C. singer-songwriter Caroline Weinroth.

Summer Sunday Concert in the Park
๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

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06/23/2022

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Join us for โ€œThe History of the African American Spiritual" with Calvin Earl, a program about how enslaved Africans in America created an original music genre known today as African American spirituals.

๐Ÿ“† Friday, July 29, 7 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free
โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/mCR850JEVFo

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06/22/2022

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๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’โ€™ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’™ ๐ŸŽท

This Summer Sunday Concert in the Park will have you dancing, guaranteed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't miss this old-school, funky, foot-stomping R&B jam session!

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission
Lil' Maceo

It was a great weekend spending time with our friends The Alphabet Rockers celebrating  and !Thank you to everyone who j...
06/21/2022

It was a great weekend spending time with our friends The Alphabet Rockers celebrating and !

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the weekend festivities ๐ŸŽ‰

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06/21/2022

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Help us plan for a bright future...and you might win a $60 MCC voucher!

MCC and AMS Planning and Research want to hear from community members like YOU as they work to establish our new strategic plan ๐Ÿ’ก

Share input on the strategic priorities of MCC: http://ow.ly/WXZH50JCJJS

06/19/2022

Can you believe how awesome McLean Community Center's Art In Motion Dance & Fitness dancers are?! So proud of these talented kids!

06/19/2022

Right now! Alphabet Rockers

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06/17/2022

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DDAT is back! Join us for this July Summer Sunday Concert in the Park featuring an incredible musical blend of the Native Southwest, jazz and hip-hop. ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

06/15/2022
Cinema Hearts

๐Ÿ’ƒ โ† you at this upcoming Summer Sunday Concert in the Park!

An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washington, DC singer-songwriter Caroline Weinroth.

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

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06/13/2022

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What a weekend June 18-19 is going to be! ๐Ÿคฉ
Alphabet Rockers

Don't miss out: http://ow.ly/Z9Lz50JncK8

DuPont Brass is a unique, soulful brass ensemble hailing from the DMV that has developed a sound that mixes varied genre...
06/10/2022

DuPont Brass is a unique, soulful brass ensemble hailing from the DMV that has developed a sound that mixes varied genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop and R&B.

โ˜€๏ธSummer Sunday Concerts in the Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’โ€™ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’™ ๐ŸŽทThis  Summer Sunday Concert in the Park will have you dancing, guaranteed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't miss this old-s...
06/09/2022

๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’โ€™ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’™ ๐ŸŽท

This Summer Sunday Concert in the Park will have you dancing, guaranteed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't miss this old-school, funky, foot-stomping R&B jam session!

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission
Lil' Maceo

The Show Must Go On!The McLean Community Players return to The Alden with a gala r***e remembering songs from previous s...
06/08/2022

The Show Must Go On!

The McLean Community Players return to The Alden with a gala r***e remembering songs from previous shows and looking ahead with songs from future shows.

Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m.
http://ow.ly/bfXF50JsJCB

06/07/2022

Bassem Youssef will be here Friday for a SOLD OUT showโ€ผ๏ธ

He's excited. We're excited. But Bassem wants you to do one thing: BE ON TIME ๐Ÿ˜‚ See you there! ๐Ÿ‘‹

DDAT is back! Join us for this July Summer Sunday Concert in the Park featuring an incredible musical blend of the Nativ...
06/06/2022

DDAT is back! Join us for this July Summer Sunday Concert in the Park featuring an incredible musical blend of the Native Southwest, jazz and hip-hop. ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

Spending the weekend thinking about this upcoming show ๐Ÿ’ญOh He Dead is an indie soul band from Washington D.C. and they a...
06/03/2022

Spending the weekend thinking about this upcoming show ๐Ÿ’ญ

Oh He Dead is an indie soul band from Washington D.C. and they are coming to McLean for our Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series! ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 10, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

About  โ˜๏ธ month away from this Summer Sunday Concert in the Park!An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is t...
06/02/2022

About โ˜๏ธ month away from this Summer Sunday Concert in the Park!

An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washington, DC singer-songwriter Caroline Weinroth.

๐Ÿ“ McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ“† Sunday, July 3, 3 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

What a weekend June 18-19 is going to be! ๐ŸคฉAlphabet Rockers Don't miss out: http://ow.ly/Z9Lz50JncK8
06/01/2022

What a weekend June 18-19 is going to be! ๐Ÿคฉ
Alphabet Rockers

Don't miss out: http://ow.ly/Z9Lz50JncK8

We're just gonna say it: Divinity Roxx rocks ๐ŸคŸKick off our Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series with a celebration ...
05/31/2022

We're just gonna say it: Divinity Roxx rocks ๐ŸคŸ

Kick off our Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series with a celebration of self-love and positivity for kids and families.

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐Ÿ”— http://ow.ly/NeFh50Jm6wo

Want to be a part of the arts? Want to get involved in your community? ๐ŸคNeed community service hours for school? Retired...
05/31/2022

Want to be a part of the arts? Want to get involved in your community? ๐Ÿค

Need community service hours for school? Retired and looking for something fun to do? ๐Ÿ˜„

We are looking for volunteers to serve as ushers during our performances! ๐ŸŽญ

More: http://ow.ly/vigN50Jmp1z

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05/30/2022

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Today, , we remember the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country and we express our gratitude for their sacrifice. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

We're a month away from Garba360 live dance instruction! ๐ŸคฉJoin us for this social dance experience with live music and l...
05/27/2022

We're a month away from Garba360 live dance instruction! ๐Ÿคฉ

Join us for this social dance experience with live music and learn about the high-energy folk dance style from the Indian state of Gujarat.

๐Ÿ“† Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m.
๐Ÿ“McLean Central Park
๐ŸŽŸ Free admission

Juneteenth.Alphabet Rockers.McLean Central Park.Join us as we stand up to hate and be our brave and beautiful selves.Sun...
05/26/2022

Juneteenth.
Alphabet Rockers.
McLean Central Park.

Join us as we stand up to hate and be our brave and beautiful selves.

Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m.
Free admission
http://ow.ly/8wY850JiL6s

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1234 Ingleside Ave
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22101-2840

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The Alden's Family Performance Series is here! ๐ŸŽญ Alden Theatre presents high-quality, professional performances year-round for youth and family audiences. All seats have a great viewโ€”especially important for young audiences and those young-at-heart. Performances include: "Paddington Gets in a Jam," "The Joyfully Jolly Jamboree," "Frosty," "Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries," "The Griegol," "Hiccup!" and many more!
The Alden's Family Performance Series is here! ๐ŸŽญ Alden Theatre presents high-quality, professional performances year-round for youth and family audiences. All seats have a great viewโ€”especially important for young audiences and those young-at-heart. Performances include: "Paddington Gets in a Jam," "The Joyfully Jolly Jamboree," "Frosty," "Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries," "The Griegol," "Hiccup!" and many more!
McLean Community Center!! we cant wait to celebrate with you Alden Theatre. It's gonna be a celebration y'all!

We love building community and can't wait to do that next weekend with the kids in McLean, VA!!

Alden Theatre McLean Community Center
What would life be without a little salsa? (Or waltz, or electric slide or tango?)

Our Seniors in Action enjoyed an afternoon dance demo with Alden Theatre's very own Jeff Virchow, learning the basics of some of dance's most popular moves ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒ
Join us tonight for this beautiful, important work! โ€œ(The opera) exposes a very dark moment in our legal system, and it could help us prevent it from happening again.โ€
https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/entertainment/arts/2022/04/07/zavala-zavala-tells-tale-family-separated-us-mexico-border/7271425001/

A few tickets remain at Alden Theatre: https://mcleancenter.org/performing-arts/performance/music/cat.listevents/2022/03/28/-
Our friends at the Alden Theatre inspired us ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Can you find these items in this photo of MCC?
๐Ÿป๐Ÿšช๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿช
Our friends at The Alden Theatre told us Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is coming to town! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The San Francisco Chronicle raves: โ€œThe all-male dance parody troupe is still the funniest and most sophisticated act around.โ€

๐Ÿ“† Friday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
โ„น๏ธ http://ow.ly/1oIY50HCPjq
Playing with Daryl Davis is always a hoot! Looking forward to doing it again this coming Friday at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center! Get yer tickets now!
During Damien Sneed's amazing holiday concert tour at Alden Theatre in McLean, VA; the incomparable Alicia Peters-Jordan performed a medley of Oleta Adams' "Holy Is the Lamb" into Kirk Franklin's "Now Behold The Lamb."

Both Damien and Alicia I've known since I was a teenager growing up in church and watching both of them shine in their gifts is remarkable to see!!!

TOMORROW (9/18/21)!! McLean, VA Central Park at 5:00PMโ€ฆ FREE SHOW!! (Alden Theatre)
Hey DC, thanks for coming out to our Wolf Trap show in the Theatre in the Woods! Good to see all of you amongst those life-giving trees! And thanks to Sonia De Los Santos and Elena Moon Park & Friends for joining us too!

We forgot to mention that we'll be back in Virginia as the duo on October 16th and 17th at the Alden Theatre in McLean. Should be a good one! Info below - Hope to see you there!
Outdoor Hitchcock, drive-thru performances, an annual parade, and a House of Terror. COVID may alter how we participate, but there is quite a bit of spooky fun this year in Vienna, Falls Church, and McLean.

McLean Community Center is hosting two events; virtual spooky bingo and a house of terror, Vienna's annual Wave parade will include floats and distanced waving, Jammin' Java will have an outdoor 90's night on Halloween eve and Alden Theatre will host the drive-thru drama. Catch the Hitcock movies at Mosaic.

Be safe and spooky.

via Arlington Magazine

Friday, August 21st at 7 PM! An incredible group of teens from Alden Theatre called The Unruly Theatre Project are putting on their first ever virtual improv show! Enjoy UTPโ€™s quirky style from the comfort of your couch! Register at least 2 hours in advance at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TheAldenUTPAug21
neighbor maps out a new route for live theatre: Drive-Thru Drama @ Alden Theatre in McLean is "a spin on medieval pageant plays in which movable stages were wheeled from town to town, cast members in tow...in this version the theatergoers are the ones on the move" ๐ŸŽญwapo.st/3gzzxFl
You've heard of drive-in movies, but what about drive-in theatre? Our friends at the Alden Theatre in Virginia, and the comedy troupe The Ladies in Phoenix, have both started new programs where patrons DRIVE IN to specially commissioned performances!
Check out the innovative story online at American Theatre magazine. Honk Honk! https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/06/22/when-there-isnt-a-bad-seat-in-the-house-because-its-a-car/

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