What’s happening Saturday at the Reston Community Center:
“Keepin’ it Moving”: The Hip-Hop Tap Color Map: Conceived by D.C. hip-hop theater luminary Holly Bass, the work incorporates rhymed narration, a live DJ and MC, audience call-and-response and colorful footwork — literally — as tappers dip their shoes in paint to create a time-travelling dance map across the stage. Hip-hop’s four elements boil down to the beat, the rhyme, dance and street art, and “Keepin’ It Moving” contains all of those and more. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at CenterStage, Reston Community Center. $30/person. Ticket informationonline. For information call 703-476-4500.
Variety entertainment is not quite dead, and can be found in Reston at the Reston Community Center this Sunday. May require some audience participation! From the Washington Post:
“It’s Vaudeville! With Mark Brutschè,” the entertainer hosts a complete vaudeville show with no help, unless the audience gets involved. 3 p.m., CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. $15-$30. 703-476-4500 orwww.restoncommunitycenter.com.
The musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starts Friday at the Industrial Strength Theater in Herndon. The show will be put on, of course, by the Elden Street Players. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights in August at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are only $23 each.
Based on the classic 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the hilarious story of two con men plying their “trade” in the French Riviera. One is young and energetic. The other is suave and sophisticated. Both are in the business of getting money from rich women and this town isn’t big enough for the both of them. ESP welcomes WATCH Award-winning director, Michael Kharfen, to helm this new Broadway classic that will have your toes tapping and you laughing right out of your seat.
If you missed The Music Man at Arena Stage recently, or even if you didn’t, you have an opportunity to see it and never leave Oak Hill. It will be staged by Floris United Methodist Church on Frying Pan Road. Tickets are $15 each. Show dates are August 9, 10 and 11. More details.