The County’s Art Buzz – October

 

Arts Buzz- October

By Dana C. Stewart

The 2019 Arts Awards

Fairfax County will celebrate excellence in arts and give tribute to arts visionaries at the 2019 Arts Awards on Friday, October 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott. This year’s awardees have increased access and created opportunities to expose art to audiences in Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Bikki Stricker, a potter that specializes in crystalline glazes, designed the awards for honorees Fairfax County Board of Supervisor Chairman Sharon Bulova, Margaret and Shashi Gupta, artist Foon Sham, NextStop Theatre Company and philanthropist Stephen Roberts. The event is a fundraiser for the arts and open to the public, but tickets are required.

True Stories of Seven Women 

“Seven” is the theatrical experience telling the true stories of seven women who have fought to create lasting change in their communities. Seven acclaimed playwrights collaborated to weave together the struggles and triumph of these inspiring women who hail from Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. Each story shares the threats and obstacles faced in their quest to improve the lives of girls and women in their home country. Some content may not be suitable for young audience members. Tickets are required for the October 18, 8 p.m. showing at the George Mason University’s (GMU) Center for the Arts.

Star Wars Red Carpet at the Washington West Film Festival

Anthony Daniels will headline the opening night of the 2019 Washington West Film Festival, set to take place on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Reston, Virginia. The actor and writer – best known for portraying C-3PO in all of the Star Wars episodic films – will participate in an hour-long In Conversation Q&A event, followed by an exclusive screening of Star Wars: A New Hope.

“Washington West has built a national and international reputation among film festivals, not only for the quality of our programs and special events but especially our unyielding passion that ‘Story Can Change the World,'” said festival founder and President, Brad Russell.

The Washington West Film Festival is a non-profit organization that celebrates the transformative power of film. This year’s showcase features selected shorts, documentaries and fictional films that highlight a variety of perspectives. The Festival runs October 24 – 28. Check wwfilmfest.com for a complete screening schedule.

 Arts Highlights for October

The Virginia Opera opens its 45th season with “Tosca” at the GMU’s Center for the Arts on October 12, 8 p.m. and October 13, 2 p.m. Aspiring actors in grades 4 through 12 can hone their skills in Traveling Players movement classes starting October 13 through December 15th, registration is required. Amadeus Concerts presents Washington Symphonic Brass at St. Luke Catholic Church, McLean on October 13, 4 p.m. The Bluegrass Barn Concert Series presents a concert by Nothin’ Fancy at Frying Pan Park on October 13 and Colebrook Road on October 27 at 7 p.m.  Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia presents Judy Wengrovitz – A Retrospective from October 16 through December 2. Enjoy Chinese circus arts with Cirquie Mei at GMU’s Center for the Arts on October 19, 2 p.m.

Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron is an award-winning non-profit theater and educational arts organization whose innovative programs in the performing and visual arts embody collaboration, experimentation and community engagement.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

On Air – Creative Cauldron

Frank met Shirley at the sock hop, but when the dance was over, they turned the car radio on and danced in the parking lot under the stars.  The Johnsons listened while in the cellar, fearfully awaiting details of the storm that was headed in their direction. Mrs. Bloom listened to the church service to give her peace when she was no longer able to attend. Max and Ben listened while off duty at the base camp and learned that they were all going home. They all listened while stuck in traffic on the way to wherever they were headed to next.

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.

Beauty and the Beast – Creative Cauldron

Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this Broadway production was nominated for nine Tony Awards. It tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by and enchantress.  The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return.  If the Beast doesn’t learn to love, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity.

In the same spirit of our highly acclaimed Wizard of Oz, we will tackle this iconic blockbuster musical with creativity and simplicity, knowing what is most essential is the story at its heart.