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Restonian Opera Singer to Perform at the Reston Community Center

A well-known mezzo-soprano, who resides in Reston, will take to the stage to perform a variety of songs.

Elizabeth Bishop, a long-time resident, will perform operatic songs and American folk standards, ranging from Gustav Mahler to Cole Porter.

She will be accompanied on the piano by Patrick O’Donnell, along with additional instrumental support from Salvatore Amadeo on the violin and Jihea Choi on the Cello, Paul Douglas Michnewicz, director of arts and events at Reston Community Center, told Reston Now.

“From Here to There” will take place at the Reston Community Center (2310 Colts Neck Road) at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16. Tickets are $15.

She has performed at The Metropolitan Opera and the Washington National Opera. In December, Bishop will travel to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the role of Madame de la Haltière in “Cendrillon” — an opera adapted from Cinderella.

Bishop is part of the Reston Community Center’s lineup of old and new professional touring artists, including singer Jazzmeia Horn and DeRay Mckesson, a civil rights activist. This is her first time performing in the Professional Touring Artist Series, Michnewicz said.

Photo via Madeleine Gray Divatography


Family Fun: ‘Seussical’ Opens at NextStop Theatre Friday

Jaclyn Young and Ben Cherington in Seussical at NextStop Theatre. Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.

NextStop Theatre’s holiday production of Seussical The Musical opens Friday.

Seussical, which features, Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, all the Whos down in Whoville and a host of Dr. Suess characters, is performed by actors ages 8 to 16, as well as artists from NextStop’s professional company.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20.
  • Tickets are $25. Purchase online.
  • NextStop Theatre is located at 269 Sunset Park Dr. in Herndon

This is the second year Herndon’s NextStop has performed a holiday production.

The cast includes Katie McManus as the Sour Kangaro0; Matthew Thompson as Horton the Elephant; and Jaclyn Young as Gertrude McFuzz. The production team includes Director Jen Lambert, Music Director Evie Korovesis, Co-Choreographer Katie McManus, Scenic Designer Jack Golden, Costume Designer Kristina Martin, Lighting Designer Brian Stefaniak, Production Stage Manager Kyle Dannahey, and Photographer Traci J. Brooks Studios.

Photo: Jaclyn Young and Ben Cherington in Seussical at NextStop Theatre. Credit: Traci J. Brooks Studios.

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