Mar
14
Sat
Acting with Amelia: Monologues and Scene Study for Young Artists @ 2:00pm-3:30pm
Mar 14 – May 30 all-day
Acting with Amelia:  Monologues and Scene Study for Young Artists @ 2:00pm-3:30pm |  |  |

Taught by Broadway’s Amelia Nickles (The Man Who Came To Dinner), students will learn the fundamentals of acting technique through a series of fun exercises incorporating the voice, body, mind and imagination. Classes will focus on monologue and scene work as students analyze scripts and get to the root of what their characters want in this collaborative class. Learn how to play actions, make believable choices, and find consistency with your work with one of DC’s top teaching artists! Ten classes for $300.00 (with no class on April 4th or April 11th).

Mar
17
Tue
Forty+ Project with Jane Franklin Dance @ Theatre on the Run
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am – Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm

*Explore movement and performance in a creative project

Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Each project features a different choreographer and results in a unique tapestry of collaboration. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults.
This project culminates with a performance at Theatre on the Run on May 2, 2020. The project is open to people of all physical facilities. No previous performance experience is necessary.

Mar
27
Fri
Jane Franklin Dance Presents Composition @ Theatre on the Run
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – May 1 @ 1:00 pm
Jane Franklin Dance Presents Composition @ Theatre on the Run |  |  |

Realize your creative vision

Class Dates/Times:
Fridays, March 27 – May 1, 2020 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Composition is a movement lab. Participants experiment with non-narrative elements, expressive movement and gesture to develop choreography. Short studies are developed by incorporating challenging tasks, personal experience and inventiveness. The work is shown and critiqued by the participants and Coordinator Jane Franklin. Finalized compositions are presented at a performance at Theatre on the Run.

About Jane Franklin Dance
Jane Franklin Dance partners with music, media, visual artists and community participants. Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.

Apr
18
Sat
The Good Humor Men @ The Alden at the McLean Community Center
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Good Humor Men @ The Alden at the McLean Community Center |  |  |

Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show” and “The Daily Show”) join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punch lines, clever writing and hair trigger laughs.

Apr
25
Sat
Mouse in House @ Theatre on The Run
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mouse in House @ Theatre on The Run |  |  |

Adapted from the book “The Mouse of Amherst” by Elizabeth Spires, Mouse in House reveals an unlikely friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. The mouse’s life changes forever when a gust of wind blows one of Emily’s poems her way. Moved by Emily’s evocative words that capture her own feelings, the mouse becomes determined to be a poet herself. Animations designed by media artist Bryan Leister were developed from images of Dickinson’s actual home furnishings.
A family friendly performance, Mouse in House is a lively movement and theater presentation for the young and young-at-heart. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music. The show opens with a brief performance by students from Go Bananas Dancing.

May
29
Fri
The Frog Prince of Spamalot @ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
May 29 – Jun 7 all-day
The Frog Prince of Spamalot @ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre

Hyronomous A. Frog doesn’t quite fit in among the other frogs in the bog. He’s incredibly large compared to the others and hates the taste of flies! When he meets Gloria the Good Witch, he learns he must be kissed by a maiden to break the curse that turned him from a prince into a frog. Our frog-legged friend sets off for Spamalot, where he finds the spoiled and petulant Princess Gladiola and her sisters. Gladiola and her painfully pompous fiancé, Sir Lancelot Pancelot, will stop at nothing to get rid of him. Find out if the beloved frog finally gets his ribbiting…er, riveting…heart-warming finale!

We recommend this production for ages 4 and older.

Performance Dates and Showtimes:
Fridays, May 29 and June 5, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturdays, May 30 and June 6, 2020 at 11am and 3pm
Sundays, May 31 and June 7, 2020 at 3pm

All performances are held at
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Glebe Rd Arlington, VA 22204

Tickets:
Season memberships are now available!
$15 for Adults, $12 for Children, Students, Military and Seniors with a valid ID. Includes all box office fees.

Jun
5
Fri
Celebrate Fairfax Festival @ Fairfax Government Center
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrate Fairfax Festival @ Fairfax Government Center |  |  |

Northern Virginia’s Largest community-wide event, the 39th annual Celebrate Fairfax, is set to take place June 5-7, 2020 on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA. The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival features 25 acres of amazing concerts, family programs, exhibits, thrilling carnival rides and nightly fireworks! Among the festival highlights are more than 120 performances on 7 stages, with an exceptional line-up of national, regional and local artists. This year’s headliners include Rob Base, Young MC, Sugar Hill Gang, Tone Loc, Hoobastank, and Fuel!

Jul
17
Fri
West Side Story @ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
Jul 17 – Jul 26 all-day
West Side Story @ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to 20th century New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. Dance and sing to favorite numbers including “Maria,” “America,” and more!

We recommend this production for ages 10 and older.

Performance Dates and Showtimes:
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:30pm
Fridays, July 17 and 24, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturdays, July 18 and 25, 2020 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sundays, July 19 and 26, 2020 at 2pm

All performances are held at
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Glebe Rd Arlington, VA 22204

Tickets:
Season memberships are now available!
$15 for Adults, $12 for Children, Students, Military and Seniors with a valid ID. Includes all box office fees.