Sunday, April 7, 2013
The show runs through April and May.
The McLean Community Players are performing “Rumors” in April and May. “Rumors” is Neil Simon’s only farce and is widely considered one of his funniest shows. The original Broadway production of “Rumors” opened Nov. 17, 1988, and ran for more than 500 performances. Christine Baranski, one of the original cast members, won a Tony award for her performance. Veteran Director Rosemary Hartman said in a statement, “ ‘Rumors’ is slightly different from most of Simon’s works because it is a farce, giving the actors an opportunity to perform in a slightly more exaggerated form. It is real people who are caught up in a ridiculous situation that makes them behave in a ridiculous manner.” With adult language, this show is most suitable for ages …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Award-winning musical runs through Feb. 16 in McLean.
The McLean Community Players are presenting three-time Tony Award winner "Next to Normal" now through Feb. 16 at the Alden Theater. The show is a rock musical about a mother with bipolar disorder and how it affects her suburban family. The show won the Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Score before heading to Broadway, where it won three Tony Awards and other accolades. See the trailer for this musical in the media box above. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (Feb. 8, 9, 15 and 16) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors or students, $15 for groups of 10 or more. You can purchase tickets to "Next to Normal" at the Alden Theater online. The Alden Theater is at the McLean Community Center, …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
ESP's production of "Deathtrap" received six nominations.
The McLean Community Players have been nominated for seven Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) awards. The nominations for the 13th annual WATCH awards were announced Sunday at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. They encompassed 126 productions by 33 local theater companies, including 43 musicals and 83 plays, which were adjudicated for the awards in 2012 season. MCP's production of “Deathtrap” received six nominations. The players were also nominated for best stage combat choreography for "Man of La Mancha." Nearby, the Reston Community Players received 15 WATCH nominations. Herndon's Elden Street Players earned 10 nominations. A full list of nominations can be found below. McLean Community Players WATCH Nominations The WATCH…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Support community theater
The McLean Community Players are set to close their run of "What I Did Last Summer" this Sunday at the McLean Community Center. The final performances include two evening shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. According to the McLean Community Players website, "The setting is a well-to-do vacation colony on the shores of Lake Erie, the time 1945, during the final stages of World War II. Charlie, a developing rebellious fourteen-year-old, is summering with his mother and sister (his father is fighting in the Pacific) before going off to an expensive boarding school in the fall." Tickets are $14 and are available for purchase online or at the McLean Community Center, 1235 Ingleside Ave.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The group wants local high schoolers to open up about what they did last summer.
In case you were in denial, this week's weather has definitely confirmed that summer is officially over. But the McLean Community Players are still in a summer state of mind. The group will kick off their 2012-2013 season later this month with A. R. Gurney’s play What I Did Last Summer, but first, the group is sponsoring a high school essay contest for asking local students to write about "Last summer, ..." The essays can be submitted by high school students ages 15-18. The top essay comes with a $200 prize and will be published on the McLean Communty Players website. So write about that trip to New York or the long weekend your family spent at Rehoboth Beach. Did you go camping? Visit your grandparents? Maybe you traveled abroad or went …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Survival Guide to Three Months of Activities
This spring, McLean hosts a full slate of artistic activities. From the performing to visual arts, there is a wide array of choices for all. Here's a list so you can make your plans early and buy your tickets. MUSIC McLean Orchestra A Song, a Dance and a Story March 24, 2012, 8PM, J. Ernest Green, conductor Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road Ticket Pricing and Information Each piece in this concert represents a song, a dance or a story. Highlights include Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy), Ravel’s Bolero and Mother Goose Suite. VIVA ITALIA! May 12, 2012, 8PM, Jon Kalbfleisch, conductor Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road Ticket Pricing and Information The McLean Orchestra season finale features a musical salute to …
Friday, September 16, 2011
McLean Community Players Perform Adult Comedy “Social Security”
Update: Alden theatergoers tonight will be greeted by brand new seats. The McLean Community Center literally just put the finishing touches on the refurbishing of the 425 seats in the Alden Theater. These is the first updating in 22 years. The seats cost a bit over $160,000--- $16,000 more than originally budgeted. But the MCC board said the additional money would buy comfort and longer life to the seats coverings. Since this is opening night, there is a very nice reception after the performance of Social Security. ORIGINAL STORY SEPT 13. Mid-life crisis, infidelity, aging parents, defiant teens. These real-life problems are the basis for the uproariously funny ”Social Security” – the McLean Community Players (MCP) season opener Friday at …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
McLean Community Players Perform the Webber Classic
A rousing production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is playing at the Alden Theatre Friday. The McLean Community Players (MCP) is performing a revival of the 1982 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic. Replete with 33 exuberant singers and dancers, the show is a lively hit. “Joseph” is a family-friendly show, based on the “coat of many colors” story from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. It begins in modern day, with a narrator telling the story to a group of children. As the story unfolds, the Biblical characters come alive on the stage. The show has a mélange of musical styles and dance – including a western number reminiscent of Oklahoma and an Apache dance. The team of Kevin and Pamela McCormack have …