MetroStage

2/10 - 3/6

Shake Loose -- Musical Night of Blues, Moods & Icons

The theater company pulls from its 15 years of productions for a world premiere revue.
4/21 - 5/29

Black Pearl Sings!

More than 20 folk and spiritual songs are included in this show about a musicologist and an African American singer who work together to further their goals.
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Editorial Review

Alexandria theatergoers have fond memories of the old MetroStage on Duke Street. The theater lost the space a few years ago, and Carolyn Griffin, the producing artistic director, has spent most of her energies raising the funds for a new house. The company kept in the limelight by staging readings of new works, like "Water on the Moon," and a series of cabarets in the Alexandria Lyceum. Eventually, Griffin's fundraising and construction efforts succeeded and, in 2001, a new MetroStage was created out of the old Smoot Lumber warehouse, just off the water at the northern end of Old Town. With a design by architect Skip Maginniss, the space has been transformed into a 150-seat theater with a modern look.

--Brad Hathaway