Events & Performances

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Students receive outstanding theatrical training and the opportunity to showcase their talents with live stage performances. Traveling Players Ensemble welcomes families, friends and theatre enthusiasts to join us for live performances taking place throughout the year in our Studio in Tysons Corner Center and beyond. Purchase your tickets today!

In addition, please browse our calendar below so you don't miss out on our auditions, classes, camps, or family-friendly performances & events.

Featured Events

Open House - Day Camps

Got questions about Traveling Players’ Day Camps? Come meet us at the Open House! Artistic Director Jeanne Harrison and Director of Programs Emma Mearns will be there to answer your questions about our programs, sleepaway camps, and what makes Traveling Players joyous, artistically challenging, and a place for friendships to flourish!
  • When:
    • Friday, Feb 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • In our Studio in Tysons Corner Center
  • Who: ALL Traveling Players interested in Day Camps! (New & Prospective)
        • Want to meet us before registering? Come!
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Summer 2024
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Open House - Summer

Got questions about Traveling Players’ programs? Come meet us at the Open House! Artistic Director Jeanne Harrison and Thespian Director Morgan Shotwell will be there to answer your questions about our programs, sleepaway camps, and what makes Traveling Players joyous, artistically challenging, and a place for friendships to flourish!
  • When:
    • Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • On Zoom!
  • Who: ALL Traveling Players interested in Summer Camps & Conservatories! (New & Prospective)
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        • Want to meet us before auditioning/interviewing? Come!
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Summer 2024

Girl Scouts

Spend a creative and fun-filled day with your troop playing theatre games and leave with TWO new badges on your vest!

  • Make Your Own: Theatre
  • Playing the Past

The day starts with warm ups and theatre games, as you learn about acting and improv. Then, build on those new skills to do acting scenes and design your own characters!

Your troop gets to choose the focus for the day – Spooky Witches or Greek Mythology!

Theatre is all about bonding and team building! Scouts will leave with fun memories and a better appreciation of all members of their troop.

Please note: There is an 8 scout minimum and a fee of $20 per scout.

Troop Leaders:
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Judith Walsh White - renowned theatre educator and playwright.
Walsh White and her husband, Chris, reading Eros & Psyche (our 2023 commission).

Orpheus & Eurydice - Reading

Hear renowned playwright Judith Walsh White read her latest play, Orpheus & Eurydice. The play is based on the Greek myth and written in contemporary language. Judith is be joined by her husband, Chris White and together they read all the roles.

  • When: Saturday, April 13, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Where: Traveling Players Studio
  • Cost: Free! (please use link below to reserve your spot in advance)

 

The first performance of Orpheus & Eurydice will take place this July, showcasing the talents of the students enrolled in Traveling Players’ Mythology Ensemble, a 2-week theatre summer camp. These young performers will perform in the play’s World Premiere.

Orpheus & Eurydice is the 10th script that Traveling Players has commissioned from award-winning playwright Judith Walsh White for our youngest performers.  Two of those ten scripts have subsequently been published, with Traveling Players performers listed as the original cast – an honor professional actors work their whole careers hoping to achieve. These plays have since received performances in Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Canada, the UK, and Gibraltar, as well as throughout the US, including The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.

Limited spots remain in the Mythology Ensemble this summer – audition soon! All roles are still available.

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Featured Performances

Dracula: A Comic Thriller

By Kent R. Brown
Ages 6+ | 60 min | Tickets: $15 

Having munched their way through most of the population in rural Transylvania, Count Dracula and his minions have set their sights on the bright lights of London and all the tasty morsels who live therein.  The count must be stopped before all of London becomes his personal buffet! But, alas, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the renowned sleuthing duo are vacationing and won’t return for weeks. What to do? 

Fortunately, their resourceful nieces, Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson, would rather save London from annihilation than study for their upcoming exams.  Joined by Sabrina Van Helsing, the daughter of Bram Stoker’s celebrated vampire slayer, and some new friends, this courageous band of novice vampire slayers sets off to do battle with the prince of darkness. 

Can Dracula be vanquished before he devours all of London? There are bites and screams galore, and a surprise ending that will delight the whole family!

Performance Dates:

  • March 9 at 1 pm
  • March 10 at 1 pm
  • March 16 at 1 pm
  • March 17 at 1 pm

All performances will take place in our Studio in Tysons Corner Center.

Please Note:

  • There will be use of theatrical fog and minimal strobe effects.
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Jane Eyre

Adapted by Dr. Christine Christine Davey from the novel by Charlotte Brontë
Ages 8+ | 85 min | Tickets: $15 

Orphaned as an infant, young Jane Eyre has known a lifetime of cruelty.  First at the hands of her tyrannical Aunt Reed and then during her education at a dreary charity school for impoverished children. 

Yet through it all, she yearns for something greater – a life free from the expectations and restrictions of poverty and girlhood that have shackled her.  As Jane exclaims, and the chorus echos, “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will. I am!” 

Join Jane on her eponymous journey into young adulthood, as she crafts an independent life that she can be proud of.  Faithfully adapted by Dr. Davey,  Charlotte Brontë’s rich and remarkable novel takes center stage and sparkles with new life, love, and energy.

Performance Dates:

  • March 9 at 7 pm
  • March 10 at 7 pm
  • March 16 at 7 pm
  • March 17 at 7 pm

All performances will take place in our Studio in Tysons Corner Center.

Please Note:

  • There will be use of theatrical fog and minimal strobe effects.
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Summer 2024

Summer Sleepaway Camps
Join us all summer long in the Studio and on the Plaza at Tysons Corner Center!
                                                            

Orpheus & Eurydice

By Judith Walsh White
Traveling Players Studio
July 5 @ 1 pm & July 26 @ 2 pm
Ages 6+ | 45 min

Orpheus plays the most beautiful music mortals or gods have ever heard. He and Eurydice, a nymph, fall madly in love. Their worlds come crashing down when Eurydice is bitten by a snake. Though he can produce powerful music, Orpheus is powerless to save her from the snake's venom and she dies. Heartbroken, Orpheus descends into the bowels of the Underworld, seeking his love once again. Can their love conquer death, or will Eurydice be left to waste away in the Underworld? 

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Improv Performance

July 26 in Traveling Players Studio
1 pm | Ages 6+ | 30 min

Traveling Players' Middle School Improv Troupe will present a one of a kind performance - never seen before, and never seen again - complete with suggestions from the audience!

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Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
Touring July 25 – July 31
Ages 10+ | 2 hours, plus 15 min intermission

Arguably Shakespeare’s greatest play, Hamlet centers on a reluctant hero returning home after the death of his father and the too-soon remarriage of his mother to his uncle, now the new King of Denmark  The ghost of King Hamlet appears, commanding Hamlet to revenge his murder by killing the new King -- but can you trust a ghost?  Hamlet fakes madness while investigating the underbelly of Denmark, surrounded by faithful friends (or friendly spies), an anguished and vengeful family, and a troupe of oddly relevant actors.  This multifaceted tragedy brims with intrigue, trickery, and more than a little humor.

Tour Schedule:

  • July 31, 7:00 pm | Tysons Corner Center Plaza | Tysons, VA
    •  Free and open to the public!
    • Rain Tickets: $15 (If it rains, the performance will be moved indoors. Capacity is strictly limited, so buy Rain Tickets if you want to guarantee your chance to see the show during inclement weather. Campers get 2 comps each. Limited availability; tickets may not available at the door.)
  • Other Performance Dates & Venues TBA
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Summer Festival

July 11 & August 1 on the Tysons Corner Center Plaza

Free and open to the public!

Rain Tickets: $15
(If it rains, the performance will be moved indoors. Capacity is strictly limited, so buy Rain Tickets if you want to guarantee your chance to see the show during inclement weather. Campers get 2 comps each. Limited availability; tickets may not available at the door.)

Improv Performance

4 pm | Ages 6+ | 45 min
July 11 Only

Traveling Players' High School Improv Troupe will open our summer festival with a one of a kind performance - never seen before, and never seen again - complete with suggestions from the audience!

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Learned Ladies

by Moliere
5 pm | Ages 6+ | 45 min

The illustrious poet Trissotan has come to stay with the lady Philamente and her family - and with him, he's brought all the good things in life: learning, knowledge, panache, and style.  So what if he's also a treacherous, self-serving scoundrel?  Will Philamente's long-suffering family unmask the fraud before it's too late?  Or will Trissotan get away with Philamente's money, savings - and even her daughter's hand in marriage?

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare
7 pm | Ages 10+ | 75 min

Shakespeare’s tale of lovers who evade parental rule and city law by escaping into the forest, only to be transformed by mischievous fairies.  Reality and illusion interchange in the woods, as do love and hate, clarity and confusion.  As the tricks are reversed and the couples reunite, we delight in their wedding entertainment provided by a set of amateur actors.

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Theatre Calendar

Mailing

P.O. Box 1315
Great Falls, VA 22066

Studio

Traveling Players Studio
Tysons Corner Center – DL01
1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons, VA 22102

Traveling Players Ensemble is funded in part by ArtsFairfax and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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