Friday, January 11, 2013
Who could pass up Agatha Christie and dinner?
"The Unexpected Guest" - The Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre's latest production - will have you guessing until the final moments. Who shot and killed Richard Warwick in his stately home in Wales? Was it his wife or her lover, the butler, the simple-minded brother or the mysterious stranger who frames someone else for the murder? We won't spoil it for you, except to say that the play will keep you on your toes. The Cast: Laura Warwick: Amy Wolf Michael Starkwedder: Casey Fero Miss Bennett ("Benny"): Heather Harris Jan Warwick: Giorgio Mazzarelli Mrs. Warwick: Tricia Jarell Henry Angell: Carl Bowman (understudy - regularly performed by David Schmidt) Sergeant Cadwallader: George Rouse Inspector Thomas: Lyle Smythers Julian Farrar: Benjamn …
TGIF! Make today interesting.
Welcome to Friday, Jan. 11. Here are some cool things about today: 1. On this date in 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. Earhart disappeared two years later in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe by air. 2. On Jan. 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry released the report "Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States," which highlighted the adverse effects of smoking. 3. Famous birthdays: American actor Rod Taylor is 83; American singer Mary J. Blige is 42 and American singer Naomi Judd is 67. 4. There is a 60 percent chance of rain today, and a high temperature of 51, according to the National Weather Service. Expect…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Will you make history today?
Welcome to Friday, Jan. 4, 2013! Here are some interesting things about today's date that may impress you, your friends and colleagues. Have a great weekend! Want to stay up-to-date on Fairfax Station area happenings? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
It's a lifelong love story.
Fifty years is a long time, but not at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre. There (and in less than two hours), you can see "I Do! I Do!" a remarkable turn-of-the-last-century musical that tells the story of Michael and Agnes Snow and their 50 years of matrimony. Michael is played by Hans Bachmann, who also directed the production. Bachmann's interpretation of Michael is reminiscent of Tom Ewell in "The Seven Year Itch" but in this show, it's more like the 50-year marathon. Agnes is played by Kristen Jepperson, and her booming voice (think Ethel Merman) and broad range are the perfect combination. The duo have great chemistry, and the fights, make-ups and kisses feel completely genuine. Both deserve awards for their performances, particularly…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15
Wondering what's up this weekend? Let Patch help you plan with our list of local events happening this Friday through Sunday. Steamy Action Movie Marathon Collectors Showcase of America Comcast Outdoor Film Festival Super Science Saturdays: Weather Japanese Festival of Obon Saya Caporal Dance Competition 2012 “I Do! I Do!” World War II Living History Northern Virginia NTRAK Display Fairfax County Summer Entertainment Series Performances: Library Events: Nature Highlights:
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6
Let Patch help you plan your weekend with our list of events happening locally this Friday through Sunday. The Pirates of Penzance Spring for Alexandria 2012 Mason Dance Company May Concert Annual Bed Race Family Fun: Art is in the Air New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra: Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH Bowties and Belles Mount Vernon CROP Hunger Walk Mason School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs Young Masters Concert Library Highlights: Nature Programs:
Thursday, April 5, 2012
There's lots to do!
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Got any plans this holiday weekend? Choose from our list of recommended events to make the most of it. The Pirates of Penzance Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Fully Charged Children’s Cherry Blossom Celebration The Mason Players present: The Life of Galileo Cleanup Project at Meadowood Recreation Area Garden Market Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences presents: Home Egg Hunts: Nature Programs: Have a great weekend! --- Don't miss any Lorton news: Sign up for our newsletter today!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Murder, intrigue and romance - the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre's production of "The Mousetrap" has it all. Patch took photos from Saturday's packed show. Check them out and see if you can discover the killer! The Plot There's going to be a murder at the Monkswell Manor. A snowstorm has kept the inn isolated, until the arrival of Detective Sergeant Trotter on skis. Trotter knows only this: Soon, one of the eccentric guests will wake up dead! "The Mousetrap" has been running in the West End of London since 1952. It's the longest running show in history. Also, this marks the sixth Agatha Christie show directed by Jeffrey Davis at the Lazy Susan. The Cast Mollie Ralston - Victoria Gowland Giles Ralston - Giorgio Mazzarelli Christopher Wren - …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
From greeting patrons to set design to mending costumes, Karol Fritzinger Kaldenbach does it all
Ever wonder who has the most interesting jobs in the area? Starting today, Lorton Patch will bring readers a peek into the lives of Lorton residents whose jobs aren't exactly run-of-the-mill. This week’s Q&A profiles Karol Fritzinger Kaldenbach, manager of the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre. It was 1980, and as the mother of a 2-year-old, Kaldenbach was tired of commuting from Prince William County to her job as business office manager at the Washington School for Secretaries in D.C. So she took a part-time waitressing job close to home, at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre in Lorton. A few months later, she answered the phone at work one day and impressed her boss with her business skills. She then started picking up office hours and in 1982, she…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Want to get out this New Years Eve, but stay close to home? Here are some great events in the area.
First Night Alexandria 1 p.m. - 12 a.m. Adults $20, children 12 and under free with a paying adult. The historic City of Alexandria presents its annual all-day New Year's Eve celebration. Events for children kick off at 1 p.m., including the annual Fun Hunt and free arts programs at the Torpedo Factory. Then, at 5 p.m., events for adults begin, featuring live performances, a multi-media countdown show, and a 'ball drop', where plastic balls will be dropped on party-goers, which can be redeemed later for a chance to win prizes. City of Falls Church 14th Annual Watch Night - Big Night in the Little City 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Free, family friendly New Year's Eve celebration featuring seven live bands, a 20 piece orchestra, dancing, moonbounce, …