Drumming with Dishes (VA)


What happens when you invite someone very different from you to come over to play? Just such an adventure awaits an adventurous child when she introduces her shy imaginary friend to a very special kitchen, where instead of food, they'll cook up beautiful music! This gentle, whimsical adventure celebrates friendship and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary as you never know just what will become a musical instrument next. Pasta box shakers and dishes drumming away with spoons are just some of the friendly surprises that encourage a child's sense of play. And as our heroine empowers her timid friend to create music, we discover just what wonders can be accomplished when we all work together.

Best for children ages 2-5 and their families

Presented by Arts on the Horizon

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
30 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For Up to 5 Price Ranges
$6 - $9

Discount Tickets Available $6 tickets for active-duty military families and groups of 10 or more. Children under the age of 12 months are admitted free of charge.

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Box Office Phone: 703-967-0437

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 10/06/2017 - 10/21/2017
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Thursday 10:30am--
Friday 10:30am--
Saturday 10:00am11:30am-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 10/18/2017 - 10:30am
  • 10/09/2017 - 10:00am
  • 10/09/2017 - 11:30am


  • 10/14/2017 - 11:30am
Performer Role
Malinda Kathleen Reese Child
Julia Klavans Imaginary Friend
Cristian Linares Musician
Production Personnel
David Kilpatrick
Matt Bassett
Set Designer
Leigh-Ann Friedel
Original Direction by Jennifer Furlong


The Lab at Convergence
1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
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