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“McLean's Alden Theater” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alden Theatre

Alden Theatre
Ranked #9 of 20 things to do in McLean
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Owner description: The intimate Alden Theatre has near-perfect acoustics and a welcoming environment that will make you feel at home. Our Professional Artist Series features nationally and internationally known artists from the worlds of music, dance and theatre. Introduce your child to the arts through our McLean Kids Performance Series or Jammin’ Juniors concerts in McLean Central Park. Travel to far off lands with our Travel and Adventure Film Series. There’s something for everyone to see and to enjoy.
McLean, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“McLean's Alden Theater”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Small, charming theater located in McLean hosts excellent, varied theatrical, concert, and dance productions at reasonable prices.

Visited October 2013
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McLean, Virginia
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8 reviews
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“Alden Theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Alden Theatre provides a variety of shows for all ages. Prices are very reasonable and discounted for McLean residents.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Sandy R
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McLean, Virginia
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12 reviews
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“McLean Community Center - Alden Theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

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.

Visited July 2013
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DC
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“We are blessed as McLeaneans to have the Alden around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

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!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Saboratore
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Highlands, New Jersey
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299 reviews
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“McLean Community Center got it right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

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 by nationally renown jazz pianist, John Eaton. Eaton played and sang tunes from jazz legends; he focused much of the lecture on Harold Arlen, the composer of "Stormy Weather". Additional photographs and slideshows of the concert and jewelry show are on my travel blog at jdrolle.blogspot.com.

The Alden Theatre's 2013 Spring season has a diverse line up of dance, recitals, orchestras and concert pianists. The free events include a Young soloists recital; dance and dessert with Christopher K. Morgan; a lecture with Brian Greene; and a concert with Joni Chan. The fee events include a concert with Asphalt Orchestra; Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra; and Christopher K. Morgan & Artists: MoveMENt. There appears to be something for everyone.

Visited February 2013
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