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Steve Hibbard

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Signature Theatre in Arlington Presents ‘Light Years’

World premiere musical with Robbie Schaefer of the band, Eddie From Ohio.

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All Aboard for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in Arlington

TAP presents Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Signature Theatre of Arlington to Present ‘4,380 Nights’

Annalisa Dias's play is part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

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Synetic Family Theater in Arlington Presents ‘Hansel and Gretel’

A wordless production of Grimm fairy tale.

‘Tangled in the Tinsel’ by Port City Playhouse in Falls Church

17 short sketches capture the “fun side’’ of Christmas.

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Arlington’s Signature Theater Stages ‘Crazy for You’

Musical includes the magic of the Follies, slapstick comedy, and charm.

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Future Quest Designed for Students with Disabilities

Event will feature 40-plus workshops and exhibits.

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Arlington's Synetic Theater Presents ‘Peter Pan’

Production includes flying acrobatics in magical place filled with fairies, pirates, and mermaids.

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A Gender-Bending Twist for ‘Hamlet’ in Falls Church

Port City Playhouse performs at Sleepy Hollow United Methodist

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Arlington’s Signature Theatre Stages ‘An Act of God’

Show is written by David Javerbaum, a long-time producer of "The Daily Show."

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TAP To Present ‘Pippin’

Musical follows young prince as he encounters love, glory, and war in search of meaning of life.

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Infant/Toddler Appreciation Luncheon

34th Annual Infant Toddler Family Day Care Provider Appreciation Celebration honors childcare workers.

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Arlington’s Signature Stages ‘A Little Night Music’

Presenting Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece set in 1900s Sweden.

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Human History Through the Eyes of Cain

Synetic Theater stages "The Mark of Cain."

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Port City Playhouse Presents ‘Fabulation’ in Arlington

"Fabulation, or the Re-education of Undine" is a satirical look at social stereotypes.

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Signature Theatre Stages ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in Arlington

The iconic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

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Synetic Theater Presents ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ in Crystal City

A wordless version of Victor Hugo's masterpiece set in Paris.

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The Arlington Players Presents ‘She Loves Me’

Charming musical about pen pals who fall in love in 1930s Budapest.

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Over 50 and Playing Basketball

Women's NOVA Fifty and Over Basketball League enjoy friendships and travel.

If you're over 50 and a woman, you're never too old to play basketball.

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Area Filmmakers at Bethesda Film Fest

Films include art of painting with wax, history of collard greens, and a doctor walking the line of his own morality.

The fifth annual Bethesda Film Fest will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, and will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers.

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Arlington's Signature Stages ‘Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing’

Story about a songstress whose off-key singing becomes a pop phenomenon in the 1960s.

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing" from now through March 26.

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Local Filmmakers at Bethesda Film Fest

Films include art of painting with wax, history of collard greens, and a doctor walking the line of his own morality.

Filmmakers from Alexandria, Arlington

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Synetic Theater in Crystal City Tackles ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Synetic Theater in Crystal City is staging the Shakespeare comedy, "Taming of the Shrew," from Feb. 15 to March 19.

Royal Intrigue and Sharp Wits in the 12th century from The Arlington Players

TAP presents "The Lion in Winter."

The Arlington Players (TAP) is presenting "The Lion in Winter" from Jan. 27 to Feb. 11.

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Arlington's Signature Theatre Stages ‘Titanic’

360-degree production depicts ship's fateful journey.

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging the Tony Award-winning Best Musical "Titanic," a 360-degree production in the Max theater, from now through Jan. 29.

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Crystal City's Synetic Theater Stages ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Story of a princess, an evil sorceress, and sleeping curse in this wordless Grimm Brothers' fairy tale.

Synetic Theater will present the wordless production of "Sleeping Beauty" from Dec. 7 to Jan. 8, 2017 in Crystal City.

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Ringing in the Season with ‘Silver Belles’

Signature Theatre stages world premiere musical just in time for the holidays.

Signature Theatre's Ark theater in Arlington is staging the world premiere musical, "Silver Belles," just in time for the holiday season — from Nov. 22 to Dec. 24.

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Arlington: Signature Theatre Stages ‘The Gulf’

Comedy about two women fishing on the Alabama Delta and their tumultuous relationship.

Signature Theatre's ARK theater in Arlington is staging "The Gulf" by Audrey Cefaly from now through Nov. 6. The world premiere comedy is about Betty and Kendra who waste away a summer day fishing on the Alabama Delta. Suddenly, their lazy afternoon turns to chaos when the motor breaks, stranding the two, and their tumultuous relationship, in the Gulf.

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Arlington: Synetic Theater Stages ‘Dante's Inferno’

Wordless story follows lost traveler through nine circles of hell.

Synetic Theater in Crystal City is staging "Dante's Inferno" from Sept. 28 through Oct. 30. The wordless story follows a lost traveler who must navigate a treacherous journey through the nine circles of hell in search of spiritual redemption and his lost love. Producer and creator Paata Tsikurishvili said they've adapted this story before, but it was several years ago. "I wanted to try it again using the skills we've honed and the performance style we've developed since, and apply it to this massive, epic tale," he said.

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Arlington: Keaton and Chaplin Inspire Silent ‘Twelfth Night’

Synetic Theater presents Shakespeare production set in the 1920s.

Synetic Theater is presenting "Twelfth Night" from July 13 to Aug. 7. After garnering 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations, Synetic’s 2014 hit is back by popular demand.

Arlington: Shenkman Wins Cappie Award

The 17th Annual Cappies Gala honoring high school theater was held Sunday, June 12 at The Kennedy Center.

2016 Lord and Lady Fairfax Honorees Selected

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. named the 2016 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

Arlington: ‘Family Is Family’ in 'La Cage Aux Folles'

Signature stages gender-bending musical comedy “La Cage Aux Folles.”

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging "La Cage Aux Folles," a musical about family, identity and loving who you are, May 31 through July 10, 2016. The play is based on a book by Harvey Fierstein ("Newsies," "Kinky Boots") and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman ("Hello, Dolly!," "Mame").

Arlington: Signature Theatre Presents ‘The Mystery of Love & Sex’

Signature Theatre stages unexpected love story of evolving friendship, finding one’s own path, and the value of family.

Signature Theatre in Shirlington is staging "The Mystery of Love & Sex" now through May 8. The story revolves around Charlotte and Jonny, complete opposites who have been best friends since they were children.

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Arlington: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’

The Arlington Players present prohibition-era musical with music by Gershwin.

The Arlington Players (TAP) is staging "Nice Work If You Can Get It" now through April 23 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington.

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Arlington Players Mix Mystery, Plot Reversals and Humor

TAP presents “Deathtrap.”

The Arlington Players (TAP) will perform "Deathtrap," the longest running comedy-thriller ever on Broadway, Feb. 5-7 and 12-13, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington. The show is a blend of mystery, plot reversals and humor. Its author, Ira Levin, wrote both "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Stepford Wives."

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Arlington: Signature Stages ‘West Side Story’

Iconic show is a 1950s musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging "West Side Story," considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time, through Jan. 24.

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Arlington: Signature Theater Presents ‘Cake Off’

It's a battle-of-the-baking-sexes world premiere musical.

It’s the 50th Annual Millberry Cake Off. The legendary jackpot: $1 million for the best homemade sugary delight.

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Synetic Theater Presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Arlington theater does Gothic version of Lewis Carroll classic fairy tale with dialogue.

Alice’s story by Lewis Carroll takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. Artistic directors Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili combine their signature cinematic-style with a script by recent Helen Hayes Award nominee Lloyd Rose, that promises to be a fresh take on this fairy tale of the absurd.

Arlington: Signature Stages ‘The Fix’

Political musical comedy runs now through Sept. 20.

Signature Theater in Arlington is staging the musical comedy, "The Fix" by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe, from now through Sept. 20.

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Arlington: TACT Finishes Run with ‘Twelve Angry Men’

After 20 years of local theater productions, company set to close shop.

The American Century Theater (TACT) in Arlington is staging "Twelve Angry Men" as its final play, now through Aug. 8, at Gunston Theatre Two — culminating 20 years of staging local theater productions, and finishing off with the one show that began it all.

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Synetic Theater Presents ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

This Charles Dickens's classic includes a drag queen and a crying baby.

Synetic Theater in Crystal City presents "A Tale of Two Cities" starring company member Alex Mills from May 13 to June 21. Directed by Serge Seiden, the show with dialogue tells what happens when you put together an aspiring drag queen and a crying baby.

Arlington: Signature Theatre Stages "Cabaret"

For 25th Anniversary Season, company recreates iconic musical masterpiece.

Willkommen to the Kit Kat Club, the hottest nightclub in seedy, prewar Berlin, where life is beautiful. To highlight its 25th Anniversary Season, Signature Theatre is staging "Cabaret" May 12 to June 28 at its Shirlington venue.

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Diverse Camps Offer Summer Fun

Northern Virginia has scores of local camps for summer learning and fun.  

Scores of local camps in Northern Virginia that offer many opportunities for summer fun and learning. Here is a sampling of diverse camps that range from art to theater to field trips to swimming, tennis and music. There's even a camp for aspiring musicians who want to form a band.

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Creative Aging Festival Coming in May

Includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.

A Creative Aging Festival will take place throughout the month of May at 100-plus local venues in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria. The month-long festival includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.

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Signature Theater in Arlington Presents ‘Soon’

World premiere musical explores possibility of life and love and deferred dreams.

Directed by Matthew Gardiner, Signature Theater is presenting the world premiere of the musical, "Soon" by Nick Blaemire through April 26. The action centers around the hottest summer in human history and, in a few months, all water on earth will evaporate.

Signature Stages ‘Kid Victory’ in Arlington

World premiere musical from composer John Kander and playwright Greg Pierce.

Signature Theater is staging "Kid Victory," the highly anticipated and chilling world premiere original musical from composer John Kander and playwright Greg Pierce from Feb. 17 through March 22.

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