Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre

Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre MVCCT was founded in 1980 as a not-for-profit organization to provide area youth with quality theatrical experiences that are educational, creative, engaging and supportive.
MVCCT was founded in 1980 as a not-for-profit organization to provide area youth with quality theatrical experiences that are educational, creative, engaging and supportive. Through the use of hands-on learning of the theatrical arts, MVCCT offers children, ages 3-18, the opportunity to enhance their development---building self-confidence, character, self-expression, autonomy and responsibility. MVCCT strives to stimulate and enhance the cultural life of young people by offering a creative outlet that helps them to develop poise, independence, and accountability through self-expression. Numerous studies clearly indicate the value of arts education in contributing to the emotional and educational development of young people. Research has shown that participation in arts activities is linked to higher academic performance, more community service, a higher level of self-confidence and discipline, and improved social skills.
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Thinking ahead to summer, while we hope it is safe to host our popular summer camps, we are thinking about alternatives ...
05/05/2020
Summer Camp 2020 Planning Survey

Thinking ahead to summer, while we hope it is safe to host our popular summer camps, we are thinking about alternatives and would like your input. Please take five minutes to provide us with your thoughts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2DQNQC2

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Calling All High School Seniors!  Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre and ArtSpire are excited to announce that we...
05/02/2020

Calling All High School Seniors! Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre and ArtSpire are excited to announce that we will be hosting a senior showcase on May 29th and 30th. This is an opportunity for seniors to present a song, dance, monologue or any other sort of performance in a virtual cabaret. If you want to participate go to www.mvcct.org/senior-showcase and click "Register Here".
ArtSpire VA, Inc

Looking for a great way to get your younger elementary students up and moving?  Check our our class starting tomorrow ta...
04/27/2020

Looking for a great way to get your younger elementary students up and moving? Check our our class starting tomorrow taught by MVCCT fave Ryan Sellers. Let’s Get Moving!: Grades K-2 : Tues/Thurs 3pm : One of the most important tools in any actor’s toolbox is their body. This fun and active one-hour class will focus on how to use your body to tell a story and create a character. $120 for 6-week class

Register at www.mvcct.org/classes

Meet our teachers!  Erica Chamblee is an actor was, dancer and yoga teacher from Washington, DC. She has many local and ...
04/21/2020

Meet our teachers! Erica Chamblee is an actor was, dancer and yoga teacher from Washington, DC.
She has many local and regional stage credits including performances Woolley Mammoth Theater Company, The Kennedy Center, Mosaic Theater Company and Dance Place. She received theater and dance training at SUNY Purchase and Duke Ellington School for the Performing arts.
She is an all level RYTT, and has been teaching adults and children for 6 years. She has a 20 personal yoga practice.

Don't miss Erica's Yoga and Movement for Performers class. www.mvcct.org/classes

Meet our teachers!  Gennifer DiFillippo has been teaching dance for over 30 years and has trained many dancers that are ...
04/21/2020

Meet our teachers! Gennifer DiFillippo has been teaching dance for over 30 years and has trained many dancers that are working professionally or dancing in college. She has choreographed for numerous musicals for West Potomac High School and MVCCT, is the Head Coach of the West Potomac Dance Team and director and choreographer for Alexandria Community Nutcracker. She is also the Founder of ArtSpireVA, a multi-faceted nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for youth to experience the fine and performing arts, and inspires, uplifts and heals those in need through dance performances. Gennifer is teaching both our Dance for Musical Theatre and Intro to Tap classes. www.mvcct.org/classes

Online class registration is now open for classes starting April 25th!  Join us for this amazing lineup of classes taugh...
04/18/2020

Online class registration is now open for classes starting April 25th! Join us for this amazing lineup of classes taught by some of our wonderful teaching artists. Learn more at www.mvcct.org/camp

Your daily dose of the arts from afar:  With powwows canceled, Native American dancers share videos of themselves dancin...
04/11/2020
With powwows cancelled, Indigenous dancers share videos of themselves dancing in isolation

Your daily dose of the arts from afar: With powwows canceled, Native American dancers share videos of themselves dancing in isolation.

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/with-powwows-cancelled-indigenous-dancers-share-videos-of-themselves-dancing-in-isolation/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1586479098

"I think it's important we continue dancing not only for mental health, but for the healing prayers."

Your daily dose of the arts from afar: Catch Synetic Theatre’s stream of Hansel and Gretel directed by MVCCT teacher Tor...
04/09/2020
Synetic Streaming - Synetic Theater

Your daily dose of the arts from afar: Catch Synetic Theatre’s stream of Hansel and Gretel directed by MVCCT teacher Tori Tolentino and former MVCCT director Elena Velasco. Tickets start at $5.00 and are pay what you can. A great way to support local arts and spend an afternoon!

#SyneticTheatre

https://synetictheater.org/synetic-streaming/

Introducing Synetic Streaming: Stream some of your favorite past productions from the comfort of your own home! Now streaming through April 12: Hansel and Gretel (2017) Directed, choreographed, and adapted by Tori Tolentino and Elena Velasco Enjoy an encore presentation of Synetic’s ‘Hansel a....

04/08/2020
Into The Woods

Your daily dose of the arts from afar: One of my favorite musicals - Into the Woods. Check out the full 1989 production with Bernadette Peters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqCsQCsinK4

Into The Woods In 1989, from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 the full original Broadway cast (with the exception of Cindy Robinson as Snow White instead...

Your daily dose of the arts from afar:  #chalk4joy today and participate in a safe physical distance art project.
04/04/2020

Your daily dose of the arts from afar: #chalk4joy today and participate in a safe physical distance art project.

Your daily dose of the arts from afar: Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream his musicals for free online, starting with Josep...
04/03/2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream his musicals for free online, starting with Joseph

Your daily dose of the arts from afar:
Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream his musicals for free online, starting with Joseph. They will be available on YouTube each week starting today.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/music/andrew-lloyd-webber-will-stream-his-musicals-for-free-online-starting-with-joseph/ar-BB1247pd?ocid=News

Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream his musicals for free online, starting with Joseph

We're taking the drama online!  Check out our spring break week offerings at www.mvcct.org/camp.
03/31/2020

We're taking the drama online! Check out our spring break week offerings at www.mvcct.org/camp.

Our daily dose of arts from afar: The UK National Theatre is streaming some of the best British theatre Thursdays at 7pm...
03/29/2020
National Theatre Live

Our daily dose of arts from afar: The UK National Theatre is streaming some of the best British theatre Thursdays at 7pm UK time. Check it out on their page or at the link below.

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.

Our daily dose of arts from afar: Virtual museum tourshttps://sports.yahoo.com/tons-museums-offer-virtual-tours-14144634...
03/28/2020
Tons Of Museums Offer Virtual Tours In Case You Need A Quarantine Activity

Our daily dose of arts from afar: Virtual museum tours

https://sports.yahoo.com/tons-museums-offer-virtual-tours-141446347.html

Going stir-crazy in your coronavirus self-isolation? Now you can tour iconic museums worldwide As we all adjust to our new reality of living through the coronavirus pandemic, uncertainty abounds. But one thing is crystal clear: We’re gonna need ways to keep our minds busy as we practice social dis...

Our daily dose of arts from afar:  The world’s coolest theatre is streaming a play every night for free.https://www.time...
03/27/2020
The world’s coolest theatre is streaming a play every night for free

Our daily dose of arts from afar: The world’s coolest theatre is streaming a play every night for free.

https://www.timeout.com/news/the-worlds-coolest-theatre-is-streaming-a-play-every-night-for-free-032320?fbclid=IwAR0fHgvnLGehBpPIchQ_J_hD3en1e606fm5Z-9EdH407jVjEcKmasaXGN2g

As every true stage fan knows, Berlin’s Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz has pretty much been the coolest theatre in the world since before most us were born. Its b

Our daily dose of the arts from afar: Check out this article about Laura Benatini's efforts to give high school students...
03/26/2020
Their School Musicals Were Canceled. Then They Found a Bigger Stage.

Our daily dose of the arts from afar: Check out this article about Laura Benatini's efforts to give high school students whose shows have been canceled due to Covid-19, a chance to display their work. #SunshineSongs

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/theater/coronavirus-school-musicals.html

Videos of teenage (and older) performers sprouted on social media after a Tony-winning actress invited theater kids to share songs from shows canceled by the coronavirus.

Our daily dose of arts from afar: Check out the Mo Willems Lunch Doodles from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Perform...
03/20/2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Our daily dose of arts from afar: Check out the Mo Willems Lunch Doodles from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Give your kids a dose of the arts with these videos released at 1pm every day!

Out now: LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Episode 4: Learn to Make Finger Puppets! #MoLunchDoodles

Today's episode is most enjoyed with an activity sheet printed out, which you can find here:https://www.kennedy-center.org/globalassets/education/education-landing-page/mo-willems/day-04_mokc_finger-puppets_final.pdf

03/13/2020

We are sure many of you have been following the news about the coronavirus, so we wanted to reach out and let you know that your health and safety are important to us. To that end it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel all performances of Willy Wonka and the Disco Karaoke Fundraiser that was scheduled for April 18th. For those of you who have purchased tickets to Willy Wonka, please look for an email that went out this morning regarding ticket refund options.

Thank you,
MVCCT Staff and Board

Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre
03/13/2020

Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre

Sherlock returns this evening!  Three more chances to to catch this spectacular cast in action.  Friday and Saturday at ...
02/21/2020

Sherlock returns this evening! Three more chances to to catch this spectacular cast in action. Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets at www.mvcct.org/tickets

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  Sherlock Holmes starts today!  Don’t miss out on this marvelous mystery.  Tickets avai...
02/15/2020

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Sherlock Holmes starts today! Don’t miss out on this marvelous mystery. Tickets available at the door or at www.mvcct.org/tickets

Thanks Fairfax Times for including Sherlock Holmes in your article about arts events in the county!
02/14/2020
The county’s arts buzz

Thanks Fairfax Times for including Sherlock Holmes in your article about arts events in the county!

Helen Hayes nominations announced

Do you love MVCCT Summer Camp?  Vote for us as one of the Best of Virginia in Virginia Living Magazine!
01/13/2020

Do you love MVCCT Summer Camp? Vote for us as one of the Best of Virginia in Virginia Living Magazine!

The polls are open! Vote now through Jan. 31 in our Best of Virginia 2020 Readers' Survey!
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Go to VirginiaLiving.com/vote2020/ for more information and to access the survey.

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TODAY’S Auditions RESCHEDULED for Charlotte’s Web Due to the weather, today’s auditions for Charlotte’s Web are cancelled. If you are registered for Monday and can come on Tuesday, we encourage you to do that. Please do not register again as we have you covered! If you can not make Tuesday’s audition, we will host auditions on Thursday Jan 11th from 5:30pm to 6:15 pm for all ages 8-18. After the 5:30-6:15 auditions, we may ask a few of these actors to stay later and join some performers from the Tuesday auditions for call backs. Not everyone will be asked to stay for call backs and parents are asked to return by 6:15 to find out if their child will need to be picked up or stay until 9:00. Call backs do not indicate an actor will or will not be in the cast. It just means the directors would like to see more. Those auditioning on Tuesday will be notified on Wednesday if you should attend the 6:30pm call backs on Thursday.
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