Alexandria Area Arts Association encourages participation in the artsA wide variety of arts and entertainment can be enjoyed miles from New York, but right on Broadway – Broadway Street in Alexandria, that is!
By: By Keri Mohror, AAAA public relations chair, Alexandria Echo Press
A wide variety of arts and entertainment can be enjoyed miles from New York, but right on Broadway – Broadway Street in Alexandria, that is!
Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA), located in the former Andria Theatre building in downtown Alexandria, offers an eclectic mix of theatrical productions, musical performances and special events year-round.
Its regular season includes a fall musical and three other major productions, including comedies, dramas and mysteries, all featuring local talent both onstage and behind the scenes.
The AAAA’s “Music on Broadway” series presents performances by local talent such as Dave Alstead and the Music of Patsy Cline. Regional and nationally-known acts like Bill Dewey, Leo Kottke and Lorie Line are also performed at the AAAA Theatre.
The association also produces special events, including the annual Haunted Theatre and Art in the Park, recently named by Echo Press readers as the favorite local festival for the second year in a row.
Fulfilling its mission to “encourage exposure to and active participation in music, visual arts, dance, literature, theatre, and all other forms of art by all members of the Alexandria community and surrounding area,” AAAA provides a showcase for the area’s most seasoned artists through the annual “Aging Antics” variety show, and supports arts education with the “Teens in the Spotlight” scholarship concert.
The 2009-10 season promises to maintain Alexandria Area Arts Association’s tradition of excellence, with the fall musical Oliver! scheduled for October, a ballet performance of Cinderella in November, a concert by popular pianist Lorie Line in December, and stage productions of The Christmas Belles, A Bad Year for Tomatoes and The Miracle Worker to round out the season.
For more information about becoming a member of the Alexandria Area Arts Association, or to reserve your tickets for upcoming events, contact the box office at (320) 762-8300.