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November 2013
How do you like our new ‘do? We wanted to look our best for you, so The Alden’s e-newsletter got a makeover. What’s staying the same is our great programming, and this month we’ve got physical and improv comedy, an NPR celebrity, a look inside the world of dance, and a couple of free movies just for you. New look, same great taste.

November's don't-miss event
Alden theatre

Christopher O'Riley
"Out of My Hands"

Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

Christopher O'Riley is more than just the host of NPR's "From the Top." He's also an accomplished classical pianist who aims his killer chops at music he loves by bands like R.E.M., Portishead, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Bad Plus, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Radiohead and Elliott Smith. Join us to see and hear O'Riley transform music.
Buy tickets: $27/$20 MCC district residents
more great stuff this month

Kids and Family

Doug Berky in "No Show"

Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

Doug combines the classic performance arts of mime, mask theater and physical comedy into this production. A performance has been scheduled, but the actor fails to show. Or does he? What will happen when a lone spectator finds himself unwittingly on stage? Doug is transformed into characters ranging from a gorilla to a ballerina as he explores the props and masks on stage. A hilarious performance for the whole family! Recommended for ages 5+.
$15/$10 MCC district residents

Free Events

"Tucker and Dale vs. Evil"

Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.

Hillbillies, college kids, a chainsaw, a woodchipper and tons of laughs. This underground horror movie spoof is to backwoods murderer flicks as "Shaun of the Dead" is to zombie movies. No one under 17 admitted without an adult chaperone.

Free, no reservations required.

"Sweet Charity"

Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.

Need to brighten up your hump day? Stop by The Alden to catch Shirley MacLaine in "Sweet Charity." Chosen by our own Kathy Herr, Director of Youth Programs, this musical also stars Chita Rivera, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ricardo Montalban.

Free, no reservations required.

Dance and Dessert

Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Join Christopher K. Morgan, the artistic director of The Alden's dance company in residence, for an opportunity to see new modern and contemporary dance works-in-progress. Ask questions of the choreographers, give feedback and eat sweet treats! At the Old Firehouse Teen Center.

Free, no reservations required.

Code 20: Proceed to Improv

Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

This coffeehouse-style night of improv and open mic is hosted by Studio Rep, The Alden's professional teen repertory company. Always free and always the second Thursday of the month, this interactive show encourages audiences to join in the improv or jam out during open mic. The best of Washington’s improv teams headline each show. Come for the laughs or come to play along. At the Old Firehouse Teen Center.


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!

Sat., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
Kids and Families
Sat., Jan. 4 at 8 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 12 at 2 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Silent Film

Box Office

Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
The box office is always open one hour prior to any ticketed performance.
The box office will be closed Thanksgiving weekend, but the virtual box office is always open at with no fees for Alden-presented events.

Box office phone number for information: 703-790-9223, TTY: 711. Phone number to purchase tickets: 1-866-811-4111, $2.00 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 $5 tickets to the January silent movie with live music. Just enter the promo code "Newsletter" when buying tickets at
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