Small, charming theater located in McLean hosts excellent, varied theatrical, concert, and dance productions at reasonable prices.
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The community is fortunate to have Alden Theatre as a center for the performing arts. While the quality of its performances varies from skilled amateurs to true professionals, the variety of presentations is something residents truly appreciate. There's not a bad seat in the house. Acoustics are pleasing for lectures, films and music.
Alden Theatre is one facility within the McLean Community Center. It is a well equipped small theater that supports better-than-average local performances of plays, screening of films, music concerts, comedy shows, etc. The seating is spacious and comfortable. I don't think there are any bad seats in the house. Plenty of on-site parking is available.
It is a small/great theater that comes up with a cleverly selected repertoire every year and is run like clock-work thanks to its management and to its small army of volunteers. Good to have the Alder around!
The McLean Community Center got it right; the Alden Theatre is housed inside of the Center. How often can one see a free jazz concert, lecture, and Jewelry show, all at one time,and in one building? I came to the Center to tour the 6th Annual Juried Handcrafted Jewelry show but stayed for the 1PM free jazz concert and lecture... More
The Alden theater is a wonderful gem -- one of the highlights of McLean. The shows are professionally produced --and it provides an opportunity for local children who are aspiring actors. The tickets are reasonably priced. We have seen many plays here and have never been disappointed.
Alden has come a long way from the early days of shabby shows and theater group in-fighting: The autocratic leaders of the theater notwithstanding. For example, all sets have to fit into a ridiculously small space so they can be stuck during the run. Why bother building a set? Theater crew backstage, working for Alden, are hostile and imperial, the... More
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