Following the overwhelming success of the first round of courses, 1st Stage is excited to announce the launch of Session Two of its Virtual Classroom, with twelve new theater education courses taught by experts in the field. The new courses will run September 28-November 8, 2020.  The registration deadline is September 21! Register today at  […]

Online Courses Begin July 13, 2020 Season 13 Performances Begin in February of 2021  Keeping in mind the health and safety of our staff, performers, and patrons, 1st Stage has decided to begin its next season in February of 2021. Join 1st Stage in February, April, and May for three fantastic full-length productions, and in […]

Creative Cauldron Presents Arts Adventure Camp Online

Creative Cauldron presents its 18th summer camp schedule, and for the first time, it’s all virtual. No worries about screen exhaustion, his is an engaging and interactive program with all of the same elements that campers have come to know and love at Creative Cauldron! Every day provides an opportunity for campers to work with […]

The Alden in McLean announces “Drive-Thru Drama”

Live Performances you can experience from the comfort and safety of your car Online Auditions will be held via submissions to Instagram. The Alden in McLean proudly presents “Drive-Thru Drama,” a new model of live theatre in the era of COVID-19. “Drive-Thru Drama” is a social-distancing theater format that allows people to enjoy a live […]

1st Stage is excited to announce a new series of virtual Community Conversations, introducing you to the creative minds behind the theatre and taking a deep dive into the creative genius of the theatre practitioners that keep us in awe. All conversations will take place at 2:00pm eastern time through Zoom. Conversations will be recorded […]

1st Stage will remain closed in compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines until it is safe to welcome audiences back to the theatre. Programming changes have been necessitated by this prolonged closure. 1st Stage will next produce A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. Dates will be […]

In response to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and local and state governments, 1st Stage is pausing all productions and closing the theatre to the public effective immediately. Artistic Director, Alex Levy, gave this statement, “The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. A New Brain will not open […]

The March 20 show at the Birchmere has been postponed. With a long list of hits including “Because The Night,” “These are the Days,” “Jealousy,” “Like the Weather” and “More than This,” 10,000 Maniacs has plenty to celebrate as they embark on a new tour in 2020 that will make a stop at the Birchmere […]