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Vocal-arts competition moves online for 2021

The Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs will host its biennial Classical Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists in an online setting on Saturday, Nov. 6 from...

Synetic’s return features salutes to master of macabre

It’s been a pretty macabre year and a half, so it’s perhaps fitting that Synetic Theater returns to indoor performances for the first time since the onset of the pandemic with a celebration of that master of the macabre – Edgar Allan Poe.

Making a comeback, Vienna Community Band seeks new members

The Vienna Community Band is on the hunt for musicians in all sections, with a special focus on flutes, clarinets, saxophones, bassoons, oboes and tubas. Rehearsals are held on Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center; those interested...

Editor’s Notebook: Another theater troupe is back

Sunday night traditionally finds me on nestled horizontally and semi-comatose on a couch at home (any home, but normally my home), but last night night found me in Crystal City, where Synetic Theater was back in its performance venue...

Synetic preps ghoulish Halloween festivities

Synetic Theater will present a Halloween-themed gala on Friday, Oct. 29 in conjunction with its new production, “The Madness of Poe.” Following the 8 p.m. show, the indoor/outdoor dance party will feature “all the food, drinks, tricks and treats that...

Cuppett Performing Arts Center preps for 60th birthday

Cuppett Performing Arts Center in Vienna has begun its 60th year of operations and will be celebrating the milestone anniversary all year.Activities will include “60 Reasons I Love the Cuppetts,” a social-media campaign featuring testimonials from current students and...

Alden Theatre coming back to life after COVID layoff

It’s been a long time in the making, and officials at the McLean Community Center are gearing up for a season of in-person performances. “We are excited to welcome back audiences to The Alden,” center executive director Daniel Singh said....

Langley grad finds calling as theatrical producer

McLean native Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf was drawn to the theater in her teens and has wasted no time taking her producing talents to Broadway. After graduating from Langley High School in 2014 and earning a bachelor’s degree in theater and sociology...

Synetic Theater returns with salute to Poe

Synetic Theater returns to in-person, indoor performances with a production of “The Madness of Poe,” running Oct. 11-30 at the theater’s performance space at 1800 South Bell St. in Crystal City. Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili and choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili,...

Encore makes strong comeback with fantasy tale

Among the first lines spoken in Encore Stage & Studio’s new production of “The Hobbit” is this: “It feels like nothing exciting here has happened for ages.”
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