The Vienna Choral Society brings some of the sparkle of the Great White Way to Beulah Road on Saturday when the group performs classic selections from some of American musical theater's most popular plays.
The program includes songs from hit Broadway musicals such as "Annie Get Your Gun," "The King and I," "The Music Man," "Guys and Dolls," "My Fair Lady," "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Sound of Music," "South Pacific," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Evita" and "Les Miserables."
The choral society, whose 65 members range in age from their twenties to their eighties, was founded in 1987 and is under the direction of Robert Leggett. Terry Sisk is the group's accompanist, and Fran Hollenbeck is the vocal coach.
The group is a member of the Arts Council of Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Choral Alliance. In addition to its regular concert season, it performs at nursing homes and in retirement communities. The group lists among its past performances the Kennedy Center's holiday festival, the "Viva Vienna Festival" and a concert tour of London.
Church of the Holy Comforter is at 543 Beulah Rd. NE, Vienna. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; $9 in advance and $10 at the door for students and senior citizens. A family discount rate of $25 is available to one or two parents and children in their family who are 14 and younger. For more information, call 703-255-5508 or visit www.viennachoralsociety.org.
Searching for something for younger people Saturday? Try the family music concert by the Dinner Dogs at the Alden Theatre in McLean.
The concert, part of the McLean Kids Performance Series,, will be at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Dinner Dogs performs what a spokeswoman for the McLean Community Center called hip, imaginative songs for children centering on self-esteem, safe habits, conflict avoidance and family life with humor, heart and high harmony.
The Alden Theatre is in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Tickets are $6 for McLean area residents, $8 for others. To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre box office or charge them by calling 703-573-7328. For more information, call 703-790-9223 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.
-- C. WOODROW IRVIN