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Speakeasy Night at Workhouse Arts Center Features Jazz Singers

By Potomac Local January 3, 2014 1:00 pm

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[Photo: Theresa Le]

[Photo: Theresa Le]

LORTON, Va. – It’s wine and cheese with a speakeasy feel.

The Workhouse Arts Center on Saturday will hold its “Welcome to the Speakeasy” show, which is described as a “raucous ramble” through the Jazz Age.

It’s where five singers and a jazz pianist take to the stage for a live cabaret show.

“It tends to get a bit rowdy on the stage,” said Joseph Wallen, the center’s director of performing arts. “There’s nothing like it within a 10-mile radius in the area, and it’s not a show meant for families.”

All of the performers have gained stage experience from theaters in Washington, D.C. and beyond, added Wallen.

The food you will find during the evening is similar to what you would find at about any winery – cheese, breads, and wine. Tickets for the 8 p.m. Saturday performance are $25 each and doors open 30 minutes before show time.

The speakeasy shows have been a mainstay for just over at year at the Workhouse. Last year, the Workhouse hit a record 14 live performances that included children’s theatre performances, as well as live comedy shows.

“The mission of the Workhouse has always been visual arts and education, and with performing arts, this is the third piece of the triangle that’s always intended to be here,” said Wallen.

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