Thoreau Theatre

Department Announcements

Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical-romantic comedy. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies".


Due to the winter weather advisory in effect, all activities scheduled in Fairfax County public schools or on school grounds for Sat., Jan. 18, 2020, are canceled (Cond 8). No change to any FCPS activities scheduled for Friday evening, Jan. 17.

As a reminder, Thoreau Theatre follows the FCPS School Closure Policy. The impact and timing of the weather event is unpredictable. We apologize for the inconvenience. We WILL accept pre-purchased tickets for the Sat, Jan 18 shows at the Fri, Jan 17 show.

As stated on ETix, when you purchase tickets, should any Saturday performance be canceled due to weather, a make-up performance will take place at the same time on the following Saturday (Jan 25).


We cant wait to see you then! Thank you!

DURATION: 1hr, 20mins - 1 Intermission (15 minutes)

AUDIENCE: Children aged 3 and above must have a ticket.

PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased at the door or online. Cash and major credit cards will be accepted.

STORY: When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies', everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practice with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice.


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Voices of Now


Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Please plan on attending the full two hours to be considered for the program.

Students must have attended a workshop series previously in the school year to be eligible to audition.

What is Voices of Now?
Voices of Now is an acting, writing, devising program for young artists provided by Arena Stage, D.C.’s oldest, largest producing theater. Voices of Now artists learn the tools of theater performance, such as movement, vocal expression and collaboration, by taking a series of four workshops in the fall. Participants who attend all four workshops are eligible to audition for the exclusive Voices of Now Thoreau Ensemble, which meets from January through May at Thoreau Middle School. Ensemble members work with professional actors and directors to study acting and to write an original play performed at Arena Stage.

When is Voices of Now?
Rehearsals will be held after-school, from 2:30-4:30 pm

Where is Voices of Now?
Rehearsals will take place at Thoreau Middle School in the cafeteria

How Do I Sign Up for Voices of Now?
Students must have attended a workshop series previously in the school year to be eligible to audition. If you were unable to attend a workshop series, please consider trying out next school year.


The International Thespian Honor Society

Accepting new members now!


The International Thespian Society (ITS) is a worldwide Honors Society for Theatre students. Thoreau’s Thespian Society Troupe works to plan activities for the department, such as fundraising opportunities, community service projects, and fun theatre department events.


Any 7th and 8th grade Thoreau students may join the Thespians at any time throughout the year- All you need to do is start coming to the meetings and events and start earning points!