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ANNUAL Guide to Theatre and the Arts

Google, Yahoo and Bing might be how some people search for children's theatre, museums, performing arts classes and other theatre resources. But, local moms know that FAMILY Magazine is the best way to find those in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD), and Washington DC.



Children’s Theatre
 

Acting for Young People
www.afyp.org
mary@afyp.org
4260 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA
703-307-5332
Season Dates:
Dec. 14 and 15
Celebrating 16 years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5 to adult. After-school programs, weekend classes, summer acting camps, school tour productions, and more!

Harmonia School of Music & Art
www.harmoniaschool.org
harmonia@harmonia
school.org
204 F Mill St. NE
Vienna, VA
703-938-7301
At Harmonia School, students of all ages & levels receive premiere education from top faculty in all of the performing arts, including private & group instrumental (piano, violin, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone) and vocal instruction, as well as theater classes and productions.

Potomac Arts Academy
www.potomacacademy.org
potomac@gmu.edu
4260 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA
703-993-9889
Potomac Arts Academy offers a wide variety of classes and summer camps in visual art, music, computer game design, theater (in partnership with Acting For Young People), as well as early childhood music & movement classes. Private music lessons are also offered for voice, band and orchestra instruments.


 
 
Performing Arts Classes

Acting for Young People
www.afyp.org
mary@afyp.org
4260 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA
703-307-5332
Season Dates:
Dec. 14 and 15
Celebrating 16 years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5 to adult. After-school programs, weekend classes, summer acting camps, school tour productions, and more!

The Center for Ballet Arts Inc.
www.thecenterfor
balletarts.com
ctrbalarts@aol.com
11215 H Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA
703-273-5344
With classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap and Pilates, The Center’s professional staff continues to offer quality training after 20 years of excellence.

Classic Tales n’ Tunes
www.classictnt.com
info@classictnt.com
703-848-9898
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Ages Served: birth - adult
Fun and educational classes, private lessons and tutoring for your baby or child and you! Award-winning program with stories, ASL signs, Spanish, puppets, music and movement. Private in-home lessons in voice, piano, Spanish.

Drama Kids International
www.dramakids.com/va3
dramakidsnova@comcast.net
Stafford, VA
540-658-1190
Weekly classes held in Dumfries, Manassas, Woodbridge and Stafford, Virginia. Creative drama and literacy enrichment program where kids ages 4-17 act up with a purpose! We work with your child’s imagination and creativity to develop literacy skills, public speaking, leadership/teamwork, acting abilities, self-confidence and other essential life skills. Classes are taught by experienced educators in a fast-paced and fun environment! Enrollment is ongoing, as space permits. Discounts, flexible payment options and pro-rated tuition rates are available.

Gainesville Ballet
www.gainesvilleballet
company.org
7528 Old Linton Hall Rd.
Gainesville, VA
703-753-5005
Gainesville Ballet Company and School offers instruction in pre-professional ballet, pas de deux, variations, character, modern, jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, pre-ballet, open ballet, adult ballet, Mommy and Me, and private and group lessons in voice and piano.

Harmonia School of Music & Art
www.harmoniaschool.org
harmonia@harmonia
school.org
204 F Mill St. NE
Vienna, VA
703-938-7301
At Harmonia School, students of all ages & levels receive premiere education from top faculty in all of the performing arts, including private & group instrumental (piano, violin, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone) and vocal instruction, as well as theater classes and productions.

International School of Music
www.ismw.org
info@ismw.org
ISM North:
10450 Auto Park Ave.
Bethesda, MD
301-365-5888
ISM South:
5110 Ridgefield Rd.
Bethesda, MD
301-657-0763
Music lessons in all instruments and voice by nurturing faculty. All ages and levels welcome. Optional recitals and performances.

Jordan Kitt’s Yamaha Music School
www.keyboardcenter.com
lessons@jordankitts.com
800-968-4807
8500 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA
Location #1: Fairfax, VA
Location #2: Sterling, VA
Location #3: Rockville, MD
Location #4: Beltsville, MD
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Ages Served: 3 years - adult
Jordan Kitt’s Yamaha Music School helps children develop their musical abilities and creative expression naturally. For over 50 years, Yamaha schools around the world have taught over 6 million children to play, appreciate and create great music.

Lopez Studios Inc. Performing Arts Preparatory School
www.lopezstudiosinc.com
info@lopezstudiosinc.com
11425 Issac Newton Sq.
Reston, VA
703-787-0071
An award-winning performing arts school offering premier programs in acting, drama and voice. We also offer the only performing arts after-school program of its kind in the area.

Minilinguists Theatre and Language Immersion Workshops and Summer Programs
www.minilinguists.com
minilinguists@verizon.net
11815 Seven Locks Rd.
Potomac, MD
301-770-2937
Performances at the end of each session. Foreign language theater workshops, middle school theater workshops and performances in French, Spanish or Chinese. Summer theater workshops in foreign languages.

Potomac Arts Academy
www.potomacacademy.org
potomac@gmu.edu
4260 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA
703-993-9889
Potomac Arts Academy offers a wide variety of classes and summer camps in visual art, music, computer game design, theater (in partnership with Acting For Young People), as well as early childhood music & movement classes. Private music lessons are also offered for voice, band and orchestra instruments.

Tiny Dancers
www.tinydancers.com
info@tinydancers.com
703-385-5590
10875 Main St. #113
Fairfax, VA
Other Locations: Fairfax, Alexandria, Gainesville
Area Served: VA
Ages Served: 4 - 13
Tiny Broadway and Musical Theater for children ages 4 - 13 includes voice training, improv acting exercises and Broadway jazz. Other programs in ballet, tap, jazz and ‘Mom & Me’ for ages 2 - 13. At Tiny Dancers, each child is a shining star.



 
Theater/Performance Parties

Acting for Young People
www.afyp.org
mary@afyp.org
4260 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA
703-307-5332
Season Dates:
Dec. 14, 15
Celebrating 16 years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5 to adult. After-school programs, weekend classes, summer acting camps, school tour productions, and more!

 

 

 
Theater Performances
1st Stage
www.1ststagetysons.org
1524 Spring Hill Rd.
Tysons, VA
703-854-1856
Season Dates: The Pitmen Painters, Sept. 13-Oct. 13.

Alden Theatre
www.aldentheatre.org
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA
703-790-0123
Season Dates: Time Stands Still, Sept. 20-Oct. 5.

Arena Stage
www.arenastage.org
1101 Sixth St., SW
Washington, D.C.
202-554-9066
Season Dates: The Velocity of Autumn, Sept. 6-Oct. 20.
Love in Afghanistan, Oct. 11-Nov. 17.
Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, Nov. 15-Dec. 29.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Nov. 29-Jan. 5.

The Arlington Players
www.thearlington
players.org
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 Second St. South
Arlington, VA
703-549-1063
Season Dates: A Chorus Line, Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 11-12.

The Center for Ballet Arts
www.thecenterforballetarts.com
ctrbalarts@aol.com
11215 H Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA
703-273-5344
With classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap and Pilates, The Center’s professional staff continues to offer quality training after 20 years of excellence.
Season Dates: Fall Dance Concert, Oct. 26.
Nutcracker in a Nutshell, Dec. 14-15.

Encore Stage & Studio
www.encorestage.org
info@encorestage.org
125 S. Old Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA
703-548-1154
Season Dates: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Nov. 8-17.
The Little Mermaid Jr., Jan. 10-19.
The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes, Feb. 28-March 9.
The 12 Dancing Princesses, May 30-June 8.

Folger Theatre – Folger Shakespeare Library
www.folger.edu
201 East Capitol St., SE
Washington, D.C.
202-544-4600
Season Dates: Romeo and Juliet, Oct. 15-Dec. 1.

Ford’s Theatre
www.fordstheatre.org
511 Tenth St., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-347-4833
Season Dates: The Laramie Project, Sept. 27-Oct. 27.
A Christmas Carol, Nov. 21-Jan. 1.

Gainesville Ballet
www.gainesvilleballetcompany.org
7528 Old Linton Hall Rd.
Gainesville, VA
703-753-5005
Gainesville Ballet Company and School offers instruction in pre-professional ballet, pas de deux, variations, character, modern, jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, pre-ballet, open ballet, adult ballet, Mommy and Me, and private and group lessons in voice and piano.
Season Dates: Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, Nov. 30.
Spring Recital, June 14.

Gala Hispanic Theater
www.galatheatre.org
3333 14th St., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-234-7174
Season Dates: Cabaret Barroco, Interludes of Spain’s Golden Age, Sept. 12-Oct. 6.

Keegan Theatre
www.keegantheatre.com
1742 Church St., NW
Washington, D.C.
703-892-0202
Season Dates: The Woman in Black, Oct. 31-Nov. 30.
An Irish Carol, Dec. 13-29.

The Kennedy Center
www.kennedy-center.org
2700 F St., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-467-4600
Season Dates: Shear Madness, Oct. 1-Jan. 4.
Halloween Spooktacular: The Sequel! Oct. 27.
The Washington Ballet: Giselle, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
Man of the House, Nov. 2-3.
Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play! Nov. 23-Dec. 31.
The Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Nov. 27-Dec. 1.
Elf The Musical, Dec. 17-Jan. 5.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria
www.thelittletheatre.com
600 Wolfe St.
Alexandria, VA
703-683-5778
Season Dates: The 39 Steps, Oct. 26-Nov. 16.
A Christmas Carol, Dec. 5-22.

Lopez Studios Inc. Performing Arts Preparatory School
www.lopezstudiosinc.com
info@lopezstudiosinc.com
11425 Issac Newton Sq.
Reston, VA
703-787-0071
An award-winning performing arts school offering premier programs in acting, drama and voice. We also offer the only performing arts after-school program of its kind in the area.
Season Dates: Thor-oughly Modern Millie, April 3-6.

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center
www.metrofinearts.com
info@metrofinearts.com
5775 Barclay Dr., Suite 4
Alexandria, VA
703-339-0444
Season Dates: The Nutcracker, Nov. 22-24.

MetroStage
www.metrostage.org
1201 N Royal St.
Alexandria, VA
703-548-9044
Season Dates: Gee’s Bend, Sept. 12-Nov. 3.
Broadway Christmas Carol, Nov. 21-Dec. 22.

Minilinguists Theatre and Language Immersion Workshops and Summer Programs
www.minilinguists.com
minilinguists@verizon.net
11815 Seven Locks Rd.
Potomac, MD
301-770-2937
Performances at the end of each session. Foreign language theater workshops, middle school theater workshops and performances in French, Spanish or Chinese. Summer theater workshops in foreign languages.

NextStop Theatre Company
www.nextstoptheatre.org
269 Sunset Park Dr.
Herndon, VA
703-481-5930
Season Dates:
The 39 Steps, Sept. 26-Oct. 20.
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Dec. 3-29.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas, Dec. 4-29.

Olney Theatre Center
www.olneytheatre.org
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD
301-924-3400
Season Dates: Hamlet, Sept. 5-Oct. 20.
Saint Joan, Sept. 5-Oct. 20.
Rancho Mirage, Sept. 26-Oct. 20.
The King and I, Nov. 14-Dec. 29.
A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, Nov. 29-Dec. 29.

Reston Community Players
www.restonplayers.org
2310 Colts Neck Rd.
Reston, VA
703-476-4500
Season Dates:
A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Oct. 11-27.

Round House Theatre
www.roundhouse
theatre.org
8641 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD
240-644-1100
Season Dates: Beertown, Oct. 3-19.
A Killing Game, Oct. 3-19.
Cabaret Macabre IV, Oct. 25-Nov. 10.

Shakespeare Theatre Company
www.shakespeare
theatre.org
Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C.
Season Dates: William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, Sept. 12-Oct. 27.

Shakespeare Theatre Company
www.shakespearetheatre.org
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F St. NW
Washington, D.C.
Season Dates: Black Watch, Sep. 19-Oct. 7.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Nov. 21-Jan. 5.

Signature Theatre
www.signature-theatre.org
4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA
703-820-9771
Season Dates: Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, Oct. 15-Dec. 8.
Crossing, Oct. 29-Nov. 24.
Gypsy, Dec. 17-Jan. 19.

Studio Theatre
www.studiotheatre.org
1501 14th St., NW
Washington, D.C.
202-332-3300
Season Dates: Red Speedo, Sept. 25-Oct. 13.
The Night Watcher, Oct. 23-Nov. 17.
The Apple Family Plays, Nov. 13-Dec. 29.
Edgar and Annabel, Dec. 11-Jan. 5.

Synetic Theater
www.synetictheater.org
1800 South Bell St.
Arlington, VA
800-494-8497
Season Dates: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sept. 26-Nov. 3.

Washington National Opera
www.kennedy-center.org/wno
2700 F St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20566
202-467-4600
Season Dates: The Force of Destiny, Oct. 12-26.
The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me (Holiday Family Opera), Dec. 14-22.


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