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, …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Nominating petitions must be filed by 5 p.m. Friday
Tomorrow, Friday is the deadline for filing a nominating petition if you want to seat for one of four seats open this year on the McLean Community Center Board. The Community Center board is the only citizens board in McLean with the power to levy taxes. That's how they have accumulated a surplus totalling $10.7 million. Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. The terms of board members Susan Bourgeois, Craig Richardson and David Sanders. MCC’s board oversees the Community Center on Ingleside Avenue, the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center. MCC is an agency of Fairfax County Government. Board members are unpaid. Candidates must be residents of the Center’s tax district (Dranesville Small …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Good Morning Neighbors, Fairfax School Board and Honors Classes. Board members poised to vote tonight on restoring honors classes Man of LaMancha. Some of the best Broadway songs ever written will resound at The Alden Theater this weekend when Don Quixote arrives with his friends. McLean Crime. Weekly list of crime incidents around the neighborhood.
McLean Community Players Present "Man of La Mancha"
The McLean Community Players’ (MCP) production of the “Man of La Mancha” brings humor, warmth and hope to brighten a bleak winter. Friday, at the Alden Theatre, the MCP opens a revival of the beloved classic. With a wonderful score and a talented cast, the show is destined to be a hit. “Man of La Mancha” has endured for almost fifty years and garnered the coveted Tony for Best Musical in 1965. Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece “Don Quixote,” the musical is a play within a play. The character Cervantes has been jailed while awaiting a hearing before the Spanish Inquisition. During his imprisonment, he and his fellow inmates enact a story of the adventures of the “mad knight,” Don Quixote. The MCP production is directed by Don …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Patch's Picks for a Joyous and Jolly Holiday
Finished shopping and looking for something fun? Enjoy these seasonal events in McLean and surrounding communities. Gingerbread House Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner Center 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean Take a loop through the Gingerbread Wonderland Boutique, which is open daily through December 24. The life-size culinary creation took nearly 250 man hours, 1000 pounds of gingerbread and 200 pounds of white icing to build. ‘Parfumerie’ 1st Stage Theater 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean Continues thru January 8, Fridays 8 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. The warm and clever “Parfumerie,” which inspired the Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks movie “You’ve Got Mail,” is the story of two shop clerks who bicker by day and obliviously …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Here's Your December Entertainment Calendar
This holiday season, McLean is filled with a multitude of artistic activities for everyone. From visual arts to music and drama, there is a veritable panoply of fun-filled choices. McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) 1234 Ingleside Avenue Today – January 7, 2012 Currently on display at the MPA are three shows. The Emerson Gallery features the work of multimedia installation artist Robert Bocci. Elizabeth Whately’s two and three-dimensional drawings, using silver and gold wire, are hung in the Atrium Gallery. The Ramp Gallery has on display works of the McLean Art Society. McLean Orchestra-Christmas Around the World Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road Saturday, December 3, 2011, 8 PM, Sunday, December 4, 2011, 3 PM Ticket Pricing and …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Block of Raymond Avenue closed in downtown.
McLean neighbors will find a block of Raymond Avenue between the Old Firehouse and the Starbucks closed today. The tents are up for the 21st anniversary and block party celebration of the Old Teen Center. There's live entertainment, amusements, food concessions, and the first ever “McLean Teens Got Talent” show. 11 am. - 4 p.m. McLean Remembers the Civil War. 11 am - 5 pm at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. and will include speakers, re-enactors, a living history encampment, and period music as well as photographs and memorabilia. This is a free community event for the whole family. Historian and award-winning broadcaster, Roger Mudd, will be the honorary event chairman and keynote speaker. McLean Symphony begins its 40th…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
$1 million subsidy from taxpayers
Update: The newly adopted McLean Community Center budget appears to include a $1 million subsidy for its operating program. On behalf of the neighbors, we asked Finance Community chair David Sanders about this last week. Here is the complete verbatim answer we received from the MCC staff: "The MCC was established as a special tax district supported by the citizens of the special tax district to build facilities and operate classes, programs and events. The role of MCC is to provide services to its taxpayers, and the majority of the expenses incurred by MCC to provide those services are funded by tax revenues. "Given that our operating expenses exceed our revenues, we have set fees and charges for certain programs (such as instructional …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Good Morning Neighbors, Hickory Hill, a Fixer-Upper. McLean businessman pays $8.2 milion for legendary home and totally demolishes the interior with more changes to come. Artfest Weekend. Sunday is one of McLean's special days-strolling through Central Park looking at art, listening to great music and eating. MCC $18m Budget Approved. Includes tiny tax decrease and apparently a $1 milion subsidy for its programs. Residents Charged with a Crime.
Mini-Mini Tax Decrease
The McLean Community Center board has approved* a nearly $18 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 that includes a tiny tax decrease for the neighbors. The budget consists of $6 million in funds to largely pay staff to operate the Old Firehouse Teen Center in downtown, the Alden Theater housed in the Community Center and a schedule of classes. Plus a surplus estimated at nearly $12 million for the coming fiscal year. Half of the operating budget comes from taxpayers. McLean residents and part of Great Falls live in a special tax district created to finance the Community Center. The board lowered the tax rate from 2.3 cents to 2.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. If your home is valued at $700,000, you will pay $161 …