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January 7, 2019
A comedic murder mystery: Andria Theatre presents 'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery'
Sherlock Holmes is somewhat of a know-it-all. Holmes has been described as a bit of an intellectual. And, in the Andria Theatre's upcoming production...
January 7, 2019 - 7:35am
December 5, 2018
Andria Theatre to present 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever': Show opens Thursday
Joy Wrolson isn't new to directing, but she's making her directorial debut at the Andria Theatre Thursday with "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."...
December 5, 2018 - 3:35pm
October 7, 2018
'Wizard of Oz' takes the stage: Show opens Oct. 11
At just 10 years old, Emily Staples knows what it takes to get into character. To prepare for her upcoming role of Toto in Andria Theatre's production...
October 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
September 28, 2018
Music, mystery and more ahead in season's shows: 'Wizard of Oz' leads off slate at Andria Theatre
The start of Andria Theatre's 2018-2019 season is just around the corner. The first of five shows opens the second week of October, with the last show hitting the stage in early April. Although David Christman, the theater's artistic director, makes the final decision on which shows...
September 28, 2018 - 11:58am
August 29, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Change leads to good fortune at Andria Theatre
To the editor: "Change is the only constant in life," according to the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, Heraclitus. This is very apparent when it comes to live theater. By its very virtue of being live on stage, things can happen that didn't during rehearsals or vice versa. Andria...
August 29, 2018 - 8:48am
August 9, 2018
Andria auditions to take place next week
The Andria Theatre will host auditions for its fall musical — "The Wizard of Oz" — next week. Auditions for youth and adults will take place Monday, Aug. 13, and Tuesday, Aug. 14. Youth from ages 9-18 can audition from 6-7:30 p.m. and adult auditions are set for 7:30-9...
August 9, 2018 - 6:20pm
August 1, 2018
City Park is alive with art: Two day event draws big crowds
A favorite summer-time tradition in Alexandria for 43 years — Art in the Park — is showing no signs of slowing down. Last weekend's...
August 1, 2018 - 12:50pm
'Singin' in the Rain Jr.' opens Thursday at Andria Theatre
The Student Theatre Project is presenting "Singin' in the Rain Jr." over the next two weeks at the Andria Theatre in downtown Alexandria. The...
August 1, 2018 - 12:10pm
June 6, 2018
'In Pursuit of a Dream': Production shares stories, songs of 19th century immigration
Over time, history and memories tend to get romanticized. That is precisely why Paulette Friday wrote, "In Pursuit of a Dream." She wants to...
June 6, 2018 - 5:31pm
April 20, 2018
OUR TURN: Don't slam community theater
"It's just community theater. It's not going to be any good." Claudia Bursch, a director and actor at Andria Theatre — Alexandria's community...
April 20, 2018 - 12:24pm
March 8, 2018
A 'blast' from the past: Young actors take on the challenge of 'Pirates'
Taking the stage at Andria Theatre this Friday in a production that first was staged nearly 140 years ago will be 45 students ranging in age...
March 8, 2018 - 6:59am
February 14, 2018
National business leader to speak in Alexandria A national business leader will speak about transforming one's working life at The Unity Foundation's...
February 14, 2018 - 3:27pm
January 18, 2018
Murder in a snowstorm: Andria Theatre brings Agatha Christie mystery to the stage
About 45 years ago, Kevin Lee was in his very first theater production — "Fiddler on the Roof." Lee said his part wasn't big, but it was...
January 18, 2018 - 7:29am
November 30, 2017
Just right for the role
Although this is her first "big" production on stage, 11-year-old Sailor Peterson of Alexandria says she's been acting since she was 8. The...
November 30, 2017 - 7:55am
November 16, 2017
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo: Yougsters stage Cinderella
For the first time ever, the Andria Theatre welcomed children ages 7 to 11 to participate in its student theater project, and they will stage...
November 16, 2017 - 7:25pm