The Show Must Go On


Despite the torrential winds and rains from Hurricane Hanna, hundreds of visitors braved the weather to get a behind-the-scenes look at The Little Theatre of Alexandria Saturday during their annual Open House.

Visitors were treated to hot coffee and home-baked cookies to enjoy as they browsed the racks of clothing available during the costume sale. Backstage tours provided an up-close look at how the theater operates, including visits to the dressings rooms, sound and lighting booths, and the costume and prop dungeons in the basement of the building.

On stage, volunteers from worked alongside LTA crewmembers in building the sets for the upcoming production of Picnic, set to open Sept. 20.

You dont even need to bring a pencil if you want to help, said Master Carpenter Jerry Wolf. We provide everything for all our volunteers.

While some shopped and mingled, others signed up for one of the many theatre classes LTA offers to children and adults. For more information on the fall schedule of classes or volunteer opportunities, visit or call 703-683-5778.