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Gunston Arts Center
Adjacent to Gunston Middle School 2700 S. Lang Street Arlington, VA 22206
703-228-1850
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"An American Century Christmas"
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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 29 2008

Although I saw the show after Christmas, it was still an enjoyable pastiche of entertainment traditions, most of which I knew but some I did not. The cast was talented, although a few lines were obviously flubbed. At times, they winningly...continued

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American Century Theater audiences are getting a special gift this holiday season: An American Century Christmas, a new musical special full of old classics, Christmas chestnuts, memories, laughs, tears and Christmas spirit. A reflection on how America celebrated Christmas between 1900 and 2000, An American Century Christmas contains selections from over 70 songs, including salutes to Gene Autry, romantic Christmas standards, animated Christmas specials, classic Christmas movies, and more, all presented in the format of the TV Christmas variety show specials that used to be staples of the family holiday experience.

Where else can you get O. Henry, Scrooge, George Bailey, Rudolf and “Santa Baby” in one show, along with mistletoe and “carols ‘round the tree”? If you think you’ll need a boost this year to get in the Christmas spirit, Theatre Two at the Gunston Arts Center is the place to go.

<em>Tame</em> Mariah Carey <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>The Secret Garden</em> <em>Carousel</em> <em>The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue</em> <em>A Choral Arts Christmas</em>