Category Archives: Theatre

The Childrens Theatre: Jack and the Magic Beans Show Collects Food for AFAC

The Childrens Theatreof Arlington is going the extra mile supporting Arlingtonian’s by collecting canned foods for AFAC during their production of Jack and the Magic Beans! Donations of non-perishable food times will be collected in the lobby before each performance. Help them reach our goal of collecting 500 pounds of food!

Jack and the Magic Beans is getting great reviews and runs through June 12th.

Get your tickets here.


Kennedy Center CETA Program Awards Arlington Teachers

Arlington teachers from Abingdon Elementary, Drew Model School and Kenmore Middle School were honored at the Kennedy Center’s Certificate of Study Awards Dinner on Friday, May 13th. The teachers were among the 69 D.C. Metropolitan area educators that have successfully completed the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program.

Through CETA’s courses and workshops, led by expert artists and artisans, teachers learn various ways to integrate the arts in their teaching of math, science, social studies and the language arts. Anne Sywilok, Abingdon Elementary Science teacher, has taught for 34 years. “This innovative program cultivates an active, fun and highly engaged learning environment for all students. Furthermore, second language learners communicate and understand at a higher level.” Her colleague, Carrie Abbott, Abingdon Elementary Communications teacher says, “CETA builds confidence in learning. Every year I witness shy students that blossom into open and expressive learners.”

Abingdon Elementary has the largest contingent of CETA certificate recipients. Under the leadership of Principal Joanne Uyeda, Abingdon’s partnership with CETA has fostered higher testing scores, a culture of engaged students and a loyal and dedicated teaching staff. Principal Uyeda commented after the event, “It was an honor to celebrate with 17 Abingdon teachers. This is another example of the staff’s continued commitment and dedication to their own professional learning and the education of our students.” Continue reading

Wakefield High School to Complete Final Two Performances of musical, “Once On This Island” this Weekend

Jhonny Maldonado, Tyler Lazzari, Delia Penalva, Dylan Everett, Jorge Acevedo, Arami McCloskey and Tony Charles. Photo by: Christine Armstrong

Wakefield High School’s spring musical, Once On This Island is in it’s last weekend of performances. The last to run this Saturday evening.

Written by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, the musical is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, the same story that Hans Christian Anderson based The Little Mermaid on. The musical is a Caribbean tale about a orphaned peasant girl, Ti Moune and her love for a rich grand home. The gods of the island take her on a colorful journey to find out which is stronger, love or death.

Marquis Allgood, Lintle Motsoasele and Adriana Lopez-Piper. Photo by: Christine Armstrong

The cast includes Lintle Motsoasele, Tony Charles, Jame Jackson, Jhonny Maldonado, Delia Penalva, Dylan Everett, Adriana Lopez-Piper, Marquis Allgood, Dominique Lopez-Piper, Mark Tanner, Jorge Acevedo, Carla Astudillo, Tyler Lazzari, Arami McCloskey, Alexa Moore, Shelton Siegel, Sasha Vasquez and features Kyra Smith from Claremont Immersion School.

Mark Tanner, Dylan Everett and back row: Dominique Lopez-Piper, Lintle Motsoasele, and Shelton Siegel. Photo by: Christine Armstrong

Final performance dates are May 13th and 14th at 7pm at the Wakefield High School auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Move Me! Family Arts Experience Festival

Move Me! Arts Experience Festival hosted by Bowen McCauley Dance, will take place Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 2:00-5:00PM at Kenmore Middle School.

What is it? A FREE family-friendly event that celebrates arts, culture and wellness in local communities by bringing together a variety of organizations from throughout the DC Metro area to provide activities and entertainment.  The event incorporates a multitude of experiences into one afternoon, including dance, music, visual art, literary art, and fitness activities. The Kenmore Junior Company, and Dance for PD (Parkinson Disease) will also participate.


Local Mom Starts Theatre Company: Education and Theatrical Shows for Young Children

Michelle Kozlak, an Alexandria Mother started  non-profit childrens theatre focused on education and theatre productions for children 0-6 years.

Art on the Horizon, performances are designed to take place in an intimate setting where children not only feel comfortable to learn and explore, but are also able to be an integral part of the performance. We have the utmost respect for children and want, what may be their first theatrical performance, to entertain them, challenge them, spark creativity and enhance the imaginative play in which many children this age engage.

Their inaugural show in late May, will be held at Landmark Mall in Alexandria. The show, called Drumming with Dishes is a world-premiere production. It’s a 30-minute interactive, non-verbal show, which features two adult actors and a musician. It is geared towards children ages 2-5.

About the production: Continue reading

Now Playing: The Brothers Grimm “Out of Order”

When brothers Jake and Will Grimm can’t agree on a script, they end up in a fight — pages are swapped, plots intermingled… it’s a complete mess! What’s worse is that the principal is coming to see the show in less than half an hour! In this mixed up fairy tale, you’ll see familiar characters as you’ve never seen them before! Click here for show times and dates. (via Encore Stage)

All performances held at
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 South Old Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22204

March 11 – 20, 2011

Synetic Studio’s Teen Ensemble Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (March 12th and 13th)

Synetic Studio’s Teen Ensemble Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Under the direction of Senior Company Member Ryan Sellers and assisted by Ben Cunis and Alex Mills, the teens of Synetic Studio will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Crystal City. Only three performances March 11 – 13.

Tickets are only $10 – $15; purchase yours today, and support Synetic’s Teen program!

Purchase tickets ONLINE or at the Box Office, 800.494.8497.

* Friday, March 11 at 8pm
* Saturday, March 12, 8pm
* Sunday, March 13, 2pm

Cast includes teen standouts such as: Irina Kavsadze (The Nutcracker), Ian Pedersen, Sean Pedersen (King Arthur), June Schreiner (The Snow Queen and Arena’s Oklahoma!), Vato Tsikurishvili (King Arthur), and Emily Whitworth (The Nutcracker)!