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metromag 2013 Winter Edition

Feeling nutty? Insider details on







and Breakfast with the

big guy


And don’t miss

our annual

Winter Concert Get in a

New Year’s

State of Mind at MSA Academy’s



‘Tis the season to go nuts. Revel in the wonder of MYB’s favorite holiday tradition! Join Clara

and her Nutcracker in a magical journey from her Victorian home through the Land of Snow and into

the Land of Sweets. Dazzling dancing, a larger-than-life

Christmas tree, more than 100 dancers, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score make the Nutcracker a true gift of imagination.

Tiffany Chatfield as Clara

Bridget Keenan as Clara

Performances: Saturday, November 23 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 24 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Have a ball sipping champagne at our preperformance benefit.

$21/$27 - Adult $18/$24 - Student/Senior 703.339.0444


Ernst Cultural Center NOVA Annandale Campus 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003


All proceeds will go toward MSA’s Next Stage Building Campaign to develop world-class performance and educational facilities at our Alexandria and Lorton campuses. Join us for fine hors d’oeuvres and libations, live music and elegant holiday cheer.

Guest Artists:

Ballet and Bubbly Benefit Saturday, November 23 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets: $20 (21 and over only) Cocktail Attire

as Cavalier and Sugar Plum

Ernst Cultural Center NOVA Annandale Campus 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

Melissa Zoebisch & Alexandru Glusacov

Randy Snight of Synetic Theater as


Michael Gifford in Arabian pas de deux

Nutty night out! Special Limited Time Offer for Adults: Purchase a combo ticket to attend the the Saturday night performance and pre-performance benefit for a reduced rate! Non-prime seats: $30; Prime seats: $36. Adults only. Limited availability.

Extra nutty fun for the little ones! MYB is pleased to present an abridged version of the Nutcracker Ballet for our community’s youngest theatergoers! This 30-minute version brings to life Clara’s sweet dream—complete with a bombastic battle scene and delightful divertissements from the Land of the Sweets. Our pint-sized prima ballerinas and their families will delight in a pre-performance buffet of breakfast treats. Nutshell Performance: Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m. Ernst Cultural Center NOVA Annandale Campus 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

Join us for a meet and greet dessert after the performance where you’ll be feted by the ballet dancers and fed from the Land of Sweets. You’ll enjoy live music, photos with the characters, and autographs from our Virginia stars! Don your ballet best, and we’ll extend the Nutcracker celebration together. Land of the Sweets Tea: Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m. Ernst Cultural Center NOVA Annandale Campus 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

Girl Scout Badge Program Girl Scouts can join us in a special backstage tour after the performances and earn their Nutcracker Badge! Limited seats available; contact the studio for more details.

Metropolitan School of the Arts presents our annual Winter Concert! MSA is teaming with Cole’s Closet to celebrate the holiday season and collect toys for those in need. Please donate one new unwrapped toy.

Enjoy tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop performances from our students ages 3-18 during this 1 hr-1.5 hr festive showcase. Shows will also include pre-professional senior solos as well as performances by iMpulse and MYTE, our pre-professional residential companies. Be sure to get there by the start of the show in order to see our marvelous Frosty Follies cast, featuring Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty the Snowman!

Saturday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. FREE admission! West Springfield Secondary School 6100 Rolling Rd Springfield, VA 22152

Also don’t miss MYTE’s Holiday Performances! Founded in 2007, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble (MYTE) is the resident, preprofessional tap company at Metropolitan School of the Arts. MYTE opens its seventh season with talented dancers, ages 11-17, who train under the direction of world renowned tap choreographers, performers and teachers. MYTE performs at community festivals, Atlas Performing Arts Center, The Kennedy Center, and numerous other events across the MidAtlantic region. This holiday season, MYTE performs in Holiday SpecTAPular on Saturday, December 7, 2013. This show is a gathering of several of the tap dance companies of the DC metropolitan area, both youth and adult. Venue TBD. Tickets are required. Jason Holley, MYTE’s Artistic Director, and Brandi Blaha (new to MSA this year) are performing with Quynn Johnson’s company, Just Tap, in her show, “Sole Defined,” on November 15 and 16 at the Atlas Center for the Performing Arts on H Street NE in DC. Tickets are required. Contact for more information.

The joyous fun of Frosty Follies meets a delectable family brunch in historic Old Town Alexandria! Join all of your favorite holiday characters for a scrumptious feast at the Hotel Monaco, an exhilarating performance of the Broadway-style holiday revue Santa’s Frosty Follies, pictures with Santa, and festive surprises galore! Sunday, December 8 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Tickets: $35 Child $45 Adult Hotel Monaco 480 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314

BUY TICKETS TODAY! 703.339.0444

Seats will be pre-assigned for this event in tables of 10 according to reservation time and party size. Parties who purchase separate tickets and wish to be seated together may contact to make arrangements. Subject to availability.

The happiest show on earth! This 22-minute Broadway Style revue is sure to put that holiday “twinkle” in your eye. Complete with Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Suzy Snowflake and her International Dolls... and of course the star of our show, SANTA CLAUS, this show is a must see for all ages!

Performances: Reston Town Center Tree Lighting Friday, November 29 5:00 p.m. 11529 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191 Ice Rink location

National Harbor

Saturday, December 7 7:00 p.m. 165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745 Waterfront Stage

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 8 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Hotel Monaco 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 TICKETS REQUIRED

Cole’s Closet Silent Auction

Sunday, December 8 3:30 p.m. Springfield Hilton 6550 Loisdale Rd., Springfield, VA 22150 TICKETS REQUIRED

Kingstowne Town Center

Saturday, December 14 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Near Movie Theatres and KaleidoScoops Ice Cream Alexandria, VA, 22315

MSA Winter Concert

Saturday, December 21 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m West Springfield High School 6100 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152

Pageant of Peace

Sunday, December 22 6:30 p.m. Washington, DC President’s Park, National Christmas Tree

A lively family New Year’s Eve celebration awaits you! Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. | Semi-formal Attire Waterford at Springfield 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150

COCKTAIL RECEPTION ✯ SILENT AUCTION HOLIDAY BUFFET ✯ CABARET SINGERS ✯ OPEN BAR LIVE MUSIC ✯ DANCING ✯ CHAMPAGNE TOAST New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. It’s time to step out of your daily routine and party your way into a “New Year’s State of Mind.” This festive evening is open to families. Children and teens must have a parent present to attend. Tickets are $120 for ages 21+; $79 for youth ages 1320; $49 for children ages 6-12; and free for 5 and under.

Reserve your tickets today! To purchase tickets, visit and click on “New Year’s State Of Mind” under current events. There are many ways to support MSA at the Gala: • Join a committee or donate auction items • Support the cause and purchase a table (seats 10) • Sponsor a faculty member ticket • Become an event sponsor



Discover A New Path The Academy at MSA welcomes 7-11th grade prospective students and their families to attend an open house and learn more about this unique secondary school experience.

The Academy best serves young people who are academically focused, passionate about exploring the arts, and seeking to immerse themselves in the special community at MSA. Our admissions process begins in November with the first acceptance offers in early March. After the first enrollment period, consideration for any remaining spaces in the program will be available on a rolling enrollment basis. We encourage prospective students to seek consideration in the first enrollment period and to visit the campus with their families prior to starting the application process. Tours may be arranged throughout the school year.

Our admissions team will meet individually with each candidate to ensure this environment suits the individual. The evaluation process includes: • Student application • Official transcript for past two years of completed grades • Student interview • Parent interview • Student written statement • Parent written statement • Performing arts audition, by appointment

Upcoming open house dates:

• Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. • Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Space is limited. Contact us at or 703.339.0444, ext 3, to reserve your seat today!

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MetroMag - Winter 2013  
MetroMag - Winter 2013  

Learn about all the exciting events we're hosting at Metropolitan School of the Arts this Winter.