Musical comedy is based on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
The Little Theater of Alexandria is staging the musical comedy “Spamalot” Aug. 2-23. The irreverent play, which won three Tony Awards, including the Tony for Best Musical in 2005, is adapted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” It originally starred Tim Curry as King Arthur, David Hyde Pierce as Sir Robin and Hank Azaria as Sir Lancelot on Broadway.
Alexandrians vs. British Raiders – June 1814
At 5:30 on the evening of Tuesday, June 21, 1814, a number of Alexandria cavalrymen were sitting on their horses on a hill overlooking the village of Benedict, Md. on the Patuxent River, about 40 miles southeast of Washington. Below them, they could see several British barges and ships anchored in the river near the village.
The Annandale Brass took the stage at Grist Mill Park to perform “A Slice of Americana” on Friday evening, July 11.
The City of Alexandria hosted its annual birthday celebration at Oronoco Bay Park on Saturday evening, July 12.
In June 1812, when the United States declared war on Great Britain and the War of 1812 began, what was Alexandria like?
David Vermont turns from legal briefs to a novel.
David Vermont, a workers compensation lawyer in Alexandria, never liked writing when he was younger. As a lawyer, writing 10 to 30 page briefs and proposals can be tedious. Now Vermont is also an author, with “The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot” released in March and another book in the works.
Alexandria Singers to present ‘Road Trip’ concert June 20, 21.
The year was 1975, when gas was $.57 a gallon, the top selling car was the Oldsmobile Cutlass and The Captain and Tennille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together” topped the Billboard charts. It was also the year that 16 Alexandria residents got together to form the group known today as The Alexandria Singers.
Mayor: Torpedo Factory is the number one tourist attraction in Alexandria.
On Thursday, June 12, the Torpedo Factory Art Center officially unveiled "Coloring Outside the Lines," the mural that resident artist Rachel Kerwin has been painting in the waterfront entrance.
Audrey Davis has been appointed director of the Alexandria Black History Museum.
Slapstick comedy by Neil Simon about love and marriage is sure to please.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria is staging the Neil Simon slapstick comedy, “Plaza Suite,” June 14-July 5.
Torpedo Factory Art Center commemorates 40 years.
The doors to the Torpedo Factory Art Center slide open as visitors come in to see artists at work in their studios. Rachel Kerwin is one of those artists. Wearing earbuds and concentrating with each stroke, she paints a mural that she hopes connects the Factory to its visitors and the surrounding community.
Lyceum Summer Music Series on tap.
Selections from Bela Bartok, Arthur Benjamin and George Gershwin will highlight the season finale performance of the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Sunday, June 8 at T.C. Williams High School.
This summer, cool off with the family at Great Waves Waterpark.
Great Waves Waterpark is a summer fun must-do. Between the water slides, the Kids Zone, and the Wave Pool, Great Waves offers something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Four of Alexandria AHA — At Home In Alexandria — walkers were out taking a hike in north Old Town along the Potomac River on May 20. They are, from left, Bill Clayton, Mary Nefedov, Eleanor Kask and Barbara Rosenfeld. At Home Alexandria is a nonprofit organization that helps seniors to remain independent in their homes, and stay involved in their communities.
Visitors enjoy the warm spring weather in Founders Park in Old Town Alexandria. There were dogs playing and residents walking along the water.