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March 2014

Beauty is the word of the month at The Alden. Beautiful music, stunning paper art, gorgeous dance and breathtaking theatre. With all of the dirty slush on the ground, couldn't you use a little beauty? Let The Alden be your escape this month.
March's don't-miss event
Alden theatre

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

Friday & Saturday, March 14 & 15 at 8 p.m.

Immigration, climate change, technology… no, it’s not a political debate: It’s a contemporary dance concert (video). Christopher K. Morgan & Artists tackle all of these issues through evocative, athletic movement and thought-provoking choreography. Featuring the world premiere of "Dissolving," with two percussionists, a new score composed for the work, and both dancers and musicians interacting with water onstage.

$27/$18 MCC tax district residents

Student discounts are available
More great stuff!
Take a look at what we have in store for you this month.

Free Events

Free movie musicals
"West Side Story"

Wednesday, March 5 at 1 p.m.

Sharks, Jets, forbidden love and one of the most gorgeous scores written for the stage, Tom Haman's pick is a classic not to be missed.

Insider Knowledge
"Climate Change and the Arts"

Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

From McCarthyism to the AIDS epidemic, the art world has created some of its greatest works in response to world events. In preparation for the premiere of a new contemporary dance work dealing with climate change, choreographer Christopher K. Morgan and composer Jonathan Kolm discuss their artistic reactions to climate change with Deputy Director of the Georgetown Climate Center Kathryn Zyla sharing information and thoughts on policy related to environmental issues.

Code 20: Proceed to Improv

Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

Always free and always the second Thursday of the month, Code 20 is an evening of improv comedy and coffeehouse-style entertainment. Held at the Old Firehouse Teen Center.

Celtic music straight from Ireland

Caladh Nua

Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m.

The luck of the Irish is on your side when Caladh Nua (video) brings their contemporary Celtic music to The Alden stage on their first U.S. tour. Playing traditional instruments such as the bodhràn, tin whistle and button accordion as well as the fiddle, banjo and guitar, Caladh Nua will enchant you with their authentic sound.

$27/$18 MCC tax district residents

Illusion and wonder for the whole family!

Leland Faulkner's
"World of Wonder"

Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

Leland Faulkner conjures up a "World of Wonder" with spellbinding mime, paper art like flying origami, and hand shadows (video) way better than your grandpa’s. Both kids and adults will be amazed. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...

Theatre Unspeakable in
"Superman 2050"

Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m.

Do you need a hero? If so, we bring you "Superman 2050," the tale of the classic superhero told with a twist (video). Seven actors pile onto a 3x7-foot platform and tell the story of Lex Luthor vs. Superman using only their voices and bodies. Bare bones theatre at its most imaginative!

$20/$15 MCC tax district residents

COming up at the ALden
It's never too early to buy tickets to upcoming events, especially with an early-bird discount to selected performances.

Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.
Kids and Families
Wednesday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
Movie Musical
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Silent Film
Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
Kids and Families
Catskill Puppet Theatre
"The Lion's Whiskers"

Box Office

Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m.
The box office is always open one hour prior to any ticketed performance.
The virtual box office is always open at with no fees for Alden-presented events. MCC tax district residents: don't forget your resident code! Just call 703-790-0123 if you need a reminder.

Box office phone number for information: 703-790-9223, TTY: 711. Phone number to purchase tickets: 1-866-811-4111, $2 convenience fee applies to phone orders.
You made it!
Thanks for reading all the way to the end. As our way of thanking you, we'd like to offer you a $5 discount on tickets to Christopher K. Morgan & Artists "Dissolving." Just enter the promo code "Newsletter" when buying tickets at
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