Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Tysons

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, NOVA Arts, Theatre & Dance

Cirque du Soleil, the traveling Montreal based entertainment company and largest theatrical producer in the world, is coming back to Tysons Corner with its production: Volta.  Featuring elaborate LED displays, ultra high resolution videos, and acts that include, “juggling, jump-rope skipping, acrobats on ladders, extravagant trampolining, and even a performer suspended from above by her hair,” Volta looks like it …

Renowned American Shakespeare Center to perform weekend at McLean’s Alden Theatre

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, NOVA Arts, Theatre & Dance

Staunton, Virginia’s nationally recognized American Shakespeare Center will come to McLean, March 30th and 31st, with productions of “Antigone,” “The Winter’s Tale,” and “The Comedy of Errors.”  With an esteemed track record dating back to 1988, American Shakespeare Center continues to bring skilled, fresh interpretations, of Shakespeare’s classic material.  The theatre company’s recent productions have received glowing feedback, and they …

Talented Child Actors Ready to Shine in Fame Vs. Buttercup Musical

Tysons Today Art & Culture, NOVA Arts, Theatre & Dance

On Sunday, Dec. 3, an incredibly talented group of child actors will be singing and performing at Area 31 Cinema Studios in Frederick, Maryland, for the premiere performance of Fame Vs. Buttercup, an innovative family-friendly musical that’s part stage show, part film and part concert. The show follows a trio of present-day kids who make three wishes and accidentally end …

Rising Star Brynn Elliott To Play Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Music Scene, NOVA Arts

While those coming out to Wolf Trap on Aug. 13 may be there to see headliners Lifehouse and Switchfoot, odds are that they’re going to be quickly impressed with the opening act, Brynn Elliott, an Atlanta-born singer, songwriter, and musician who has quickly made a name for herself in the music industry.

Terry Fator Brings Ventriloquism Fun to MGM

Keith Loria Art & Culture, NOVA Arts

When he was growing up, Terry Fator was such a fan of ventriloquism, that his parents used to let him watch the mature TV show “Soap,” but only the parts that Jay Johnson as Chuck (and his popular puppet Bob) were in. “My parents would watch and every time he came on, they would call me into the room and I would …