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Inspired, Merry Holiday Fun in Reston

Reduced Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)’ at Reston’s CenterStage.

Christmas show in Reston

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America’s Relationship With Its Environment

Author and activist Terry Tempest Williams at CenterStage.

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Enduring Musical About Love and Society from Reston Community Players

“Aida” arrives at CenterStage.

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Music of Hope and Inspiration in Reston

Quetzal to perform at Reston’s CenterStage.

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NextStop Theater presents “Urinetown,” satirical musical.

NextStop Theatre Company presents “Urinetown”

Clown-esque Story at CenterStage

Happenstance Theater presents “BrouHaHa.”

Happenstance Theater presents “BrouHaHa.”

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Healing Power of Laughter

Reduced Shakespeare Company returning to Reston.

Reduced Shakespeare Company returning to Reston.

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Dance to Provoke and Challenge

Erica Rebollar and Rebollar Dance are returning to CenterStage.

Musical Good Times at CenterStage, Reston

“Rock of Ages” produced by Reston Community Players.

Return to the glorious days of 1980s’ rock.

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Marvin Gaye’s Soulful Music Takes Reston's CenterStage

Fans of Marvin Gaye’s passionate songs and rich voice will have the opportunity to see his masterworks brought to life through dance and movement at Reston’s CenterStage.

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Reston: ‘Voices of Muslim Identity’ Take CenterStage

Reston Community Center presents “Beyond Sacred.”

Reston’s CenterStage is bringing a singular theater work called “Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity” to local audiences. The production will explore the diversity of experiences in America.

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Reston: Iconic Musical for Season Opening

Reston Community Players 50th season opens with ‘Gipsy’ on Oct. 21.

That great American musical classic “Gypsy” will be opening the Reston Community Players (RCP) 50th season. “We selected ‘Gypsy’ to start off our 50th season because it is an iconic and classic musical, and we really wanted something recognizable to kick off our 50th,” said Jolene Vettese, President, Reston Community Players and Assistant Director of “Gypsy.”

New Reston CenterStage Season Opens

Timeless songs from Kathy Matea and Bill Cooley on Sept. 17.

Grammy award recipient Kathy Matea is known as an uplifting singer, songwriter and musician. Matea can be a too infrequent performer in the Fairfax County area. Soon she and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley will open the 2016-2017 season of professional performances at Reston’s CenterStage.

New Reston CenterStage Season Opens

Timeless songs from Kathy Matea and Bill Cooley on Sept. 17.

Grammy award recipient Kathy Matea is known as an uplifting singer, songwriter and musician. Matea can be a too infrequent performer in the Fairfax County area. Soon she and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley will open the 2016-2017 season of professional performances at Reston’s CenterStage.

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Fairfax Symphony Celebrating 60th Season

Orchestra deepens community ties.

Sixty years and counting. Since 1956, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra has been a leading orchestra, while remaining committed to community involvement.

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Reston: Hilarity Without Bounds

Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to CenterStage.

They are back. The Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) is returning for its regular appearance at Reston’s CenterStage.

Herndon: Fresh, Summer Nights: Entertainment at NextStop Theatre

Dulles Corridor audiences seeking summer evening attractions will not have far to drive. Herndon’s NextStop Theatre will be offering a lot of performances to whet the appetite.

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Reston Community Players Salute Iconic Beauty

Our Town” at CenterStage.

A masterpiece of American theater, “Our Town” is the enduring tale of small town life.

Reston: Celebrating Pinter, Poetry Month

Reston’s CenterStage celebrates Harold Pinter and National Poetry Month with actor Julian Sands.

Be smitten by the works of Nobel recipient Harold Pinter who wrote romantic verses to his wife such as this; "You are my life, And so I live."

Reston: Mary Poppins, the Musical’ Arriving at CenterStage

With magical playfulness and practical common sense all charged up with about 30 unforgettable musical numbers, such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” be ready to welcome the next Reston Community Players production, “Mary Poppins, the Musical.”

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A Diva’s Story Next for Reston Community Players

Tony Award winning ‘Master Class’ at CenterStage.

Who could resist a play with the main character described as “the Kardashian of her time,” asked Kate Keifer, co-producer of “Master Class,” the upcoming Reston Community Players production. “Audiences will be blown away” in this Tony Award winning play written by Terrence McNally about diva Maria Callas.

Soulful singer Melinda Doolittle at Reston's CenterStage.

Fresh, entrancing musical evening

She wowed judges and audiences alike performing on season six of “American Idol.”

Unforgettable Medal of Honor Stories Comes to Reston

Stephen Lang to perform ‘Beyond Glory’ at Reston Community Center.

Stories of ordinary military service members doing extraordinary deeds during war-time will be presented at Reston’s CenterStage.

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‘Shrek the Musical’ Opens Reston Community Players’ 49th Season

It really is a big, bright beautiful world. And love can surely conquer lots, even if you are a big green ogre named Shrek with some bad habits or a spirited princess named Fiona.

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The Marcy & Zina Show Arriving at Reston’s CenterStage

Get ready for a winning musical evening with songs ranging from humorous tales of an unforeseen crush at a local Starbucks, to whom not to date, along with numbers about profound pangs of caring and affecting love ballads.

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‘Tango Along the Silk Road’ at Reston CenterStage

Just the name “Silk Road” conjures up travel to exotic locales and remarkable cultures. Reston’s CenterStage (RCC) will be providing an opportunity to travel the Silk Road with Northern Virginia’s own QuinTango as the group brings a remarkable performance to audience’s ears and eyes.

Linking Dance With Poetry and a Social Cause

“Persistent Voices” to explore the effect of AIDS.

The visionary choreographer Daniel Phoenix Singh is returning to Reston CenterStage with a premiere of his newest dance theater work, “Persistent Voices.” Singh is known for crossing cultural and artistic boundaries in his dance works. He wants his works to communicate to an audience as “a vehicle for social change and community development.”

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Some Lunacy for Springtime by Reston Community Players

Reston Community Players presents a fun, diverting show.

“A great distraction from the everyday” is how director Adam Konowe describes the Reston Community Players’ next production, “The Fox on the Fairway.” And the madcap comedy was written by popular local area playwright, Ken Ludwig.

A Powerful Musical on Reston Stage

Reston Community Players producing “Sunset Boulevard.”

“It is a huge production, but at the very heart it is an intimate story of people in conflict,” said Mark Hidalgo, director of the Reston Community Players’ upcoming musical “Sunset Boulevard.” “The characters are all struggling with the impinging outside world.”

The ‘Dream’ Lives On

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday birthday events to be held at Reston Community Center.

For this year's 30th annual Reston Community Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday birthday celebration the renowned Anna Deavere Smith will be the keynote speaker at the Monday, Jan. 19 community event. Her address, “Reclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity," will aim "to highlight the issues of community, character, and diversity in America."

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Murder Mystery at Reston Stage

Reston Community Players to present thriller “Rehearsal for Murder.”

"Be ready for a suspenseful murder mystery," said cast member Wilson Paine (Reston) describing the Reston Community Players next show, "Rehearsal for Murder." Mystery, love and being led in the wrong direction are central to what happens in this story about the search for the truth.

Uplifting, Magical Dance

Reston's Gin Dance Company making impressions.

"Through dance, we deliver our ideas, stories and emotions across without saying a word," said Shu-Chen Cuff, artistic director of the Reston-based Gin Dance Company.

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Show for All Ages

Reston Community Players brings the family musical ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ to CenterStage.

Technical artisans were completing the finishing touches to transport a comic strip to life. Set decorator Bea Morse was nimbly sewing cushions for an oversized couch for the Reston Community Players (RCP) musical, "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

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Quick Wit and Fast Comedy

Reduced Shakespeare Company Extravaganza at CenterStage.

A singular delight is soon arriving at Reston's CenterStage. An extravaganza of theatrical comedy covering over a week of different performances as the beloved Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) lays anchor.

Cabaret to Brighten Herndon Summer

Summer Cabaret Series to open July 11.

This summer audiences can cozy up to a delightfully bold Summer Cabaret Series at Herndon's Industrial Strength Theatre.

Memorable Evening of Movement and Dance

Three local professional dance troupes pull into Reston's CenterStage.

Its successful season of adventuresome professional touring artists series nearing its close, Reston Community Center is bringing the contrasting styles of three local professional dance troupes to CenterStage.

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‘Carmen’ Comes to Area

Virginia Opera brings "Carmen" to Center for the Arts.

Virginia Opera, the Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will present Georges Bizet’s sultry tragedy about opera’s most famous femme fatale, "Carmen." The opera has enthralled audiences for more than a century and is one of the most popular. "Carmen" follows Don José and his ill-fated obsession with the alluring Carmen who tosses him aside for another man leading to jealous rage.

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Blockbuster Musical Arrives at CenterStage

Reston Community Players present ‘Les Miserables.’

Megawatt electric energy filled the Reston Community Players (RCP) rehearsal hall. Cast members and technical crew were in the midst of the groundwork for the area community theater premiere of the multi Tony-Award winning musical "Les Misérables."

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‘Rite of Spring’ Celebrated at Reston's CenterStage

The legendary Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" caused protests when first performed 100 years ago coupled with the provocative dancing of Njinsky.

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A Grand Musical Night

Reston Community Players’ “Tribute to the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

Reston Community Players present "A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber" at CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Hunters Woods, Reston. Performances: Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on Oct. 20 & 27. Tickets: $23. Call 703-476-3500 or visit www.restonplayers.org.

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Celebrating Diversity Through Music

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) will be presenting bilingual master classes and outreach presentations at various Fairfax County venues.

With grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arts Council of Fairfax County, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) will be presenting bi-lingual master classes and outreach presentations at various Fairfax County venues in the coming weeks.

Predicting Unpredictable

Stand up comedian Tig Notaro arriving at Reston's CenterStage.

Where and When: Tig Nataro, stand up comedy, at CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Performance, Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 Reston/$30 Non-Reston. Call 703-476-2500 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Love Can Give Us Beauty

Reston Community Players present "33 Variations."

Where and When Reston Community Players present "33 Variations" at CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Reston. Performances: April 26 – May 11, 2013. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., a Sunday matinee, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $ 17-$20. Call 703-476-4500 or visit www.restonplayers.org.

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Music to Love

American Contemporary Music Ensemble at Reston's CenterStage.

The advance guard in contemporary string and percussion music is arriving courtesy of Reston's CenterStage Professional Touring Artist Series. It is certain to be an evening that will provide handsome renditions of masterworks ranging from exhilarating to Zen-like, serene to dissonant, from the new and perhaps rarely heard, to classics and Grammy-nominated composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Rock Musical Takes CenterStage

Reston Community Players to present "Next to Normal."

A "cathartic, powerful rock musical, with a hopeful ending and a great honesty to it" is the way director Andrew JM Regiec describes the next Reston Community Players production, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award recipient "Next to Normal." With a score of about three dozen songs "Next to Normal" tells the story of a suburban family battling personal demons "through a fast-paced story-telling and the heightened emotions that music can bring," said Regiec.

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Reston Community Players Receive 15 WATCH Nominations

The Reston Community Players has been nominated for 15 Washington Area Community Honors (WATCH) for artistic and technical excellence in Community Theater.

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Life-affirming Comedy

Reston Community Players presents "The Savannah Disputation."

The Reston Community Players will soon bring the D.C. area community theater premiere of "The Savannah Disputation" to audiences. The play was written by emerging award winning playwright Evan Smith.

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Fast, Funny and Physical

Reduced Shakespeare Company brings treats to Reston's CenterStage.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company will be making its annual visit to Reston's CenterStage to bring its "fast, funny and physical" theater.