Co-produced with NextStop Theatre Company, this new adaptation for young audiences follows a marionette's wild adventures in becoming a real boy. Five actors bring Carlo Collodi's classic tale to life is a flurry of masks, music and merriment! Orginally penned as a serial in 1881, "Le avventure di Pinocchio" (The Adventures of Pinocchio) was the birth of a rascally wooden character who would grow to be a time-honored favorite. Written in the tradition of the wily servants of Commedia dell'Arte, our hero is always getting himself in and out of scrapes, running into colorful characters, and trying his best even at his worst. This production will marry Commedia's bold theatricality to this fantastical story of foxes, fairies, high-strung puppet-masters and underwater beasts. Wooden you like to join us??
"This is a story that's old as old, of how a girl turned straw into gold." When a poor miller brags that his daughter has a talent for spinning straw into gold, a greedy and zany King commands her to make gold for his coffers. Unable to perform this feat, the miller's daughter enlists the help of a rotten riddling fairy named Rumpelstiltskin...but his price for helping is high. Will she be able to solve Rumpelstiltskin's mystery in time to save her family?
"Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a tale of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects.
Leapin' lizards! Annie skips onto the stage as the award-winning Potomac Theatre Company celebrates its 25th anniversary. This heartwarming story of a plucky young 1930s orphan girl adopted by a wealthy businessman ran for nearly six years on Broadway -- winning seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The beloved family musical features a chorus line of precocious orphan waifs, a lovable mutt named Sandy, the wickedly wretched Miss Hannigan, the larger-than-life Daddy Warbucks and even an appearance by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It's also chock-full of some of Broadway's most memorable production numbers, including "Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here" and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow." Annie will be the final production of the Potomac Theatre Company.
See the impossible come to life as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's new circus spectacular, Built to Amaze!, brings high-flying fun to Baltimore. You'll marvel as elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats and aerialists from across the globe join forces in an incredible display of showmanship and precision. This three-ring circus features gravity-defying acrobatics and daredevilry, with high-wire acts, trampolinists, magnificent animal acts, intricate choreography and more, coming together in one breathtaking performance of nonstop thrills that you have to see to believe. Bring the whole family for the latest production of "The Greatest Show on Earth!"
At Verizon Center from March 20 - March 23
At Baltimore Arena from March 26 - April 6
Scooby and the gang are bringing the Mystery Machine to D.C. to solve one of their signature comedy mysteries. A mischievous ghost is haunting a local theater, and it's up to those meddling kids -- otherwise known as Shaggy, Fred, Velma, Daphne and Scooby-Doo -- to figure out the case. This new interactive live event features exciting production numbers, including one built around their famous theme song, "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" plus new tunes created just for this show. With its cartoonish capers, professional cast, clever staging and spooky special effects, this fun and funny musical will have young audiences on the edge of their seats, waiting for the famous reveal that finally unmasks the evildoer.
Orphaned in the jungle as an infant and adopted by a wolf pack, young Mowgli, the man-cub is taught the Laws of the Jungle by Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther. As Mowgli discovers himself and his place as a human, the jungle's greatest menace, Shere Khan, the Bengal Tiger prepares to finish the kill he abandoned years ago.
Cinderella lives in the basement of her Step Mama's house, mixing beats and dreaming of being a DJ. But in Hip-Hop Hollywood, girls are not allowed to DJ and "frontin'" is a crime. When the super-famous J-Prince announces auditions for his "Jam," Cinderella disguises herself as a boy to get the gig. With some help from her Fairy Godmother Hope-rah, Cinderella DJs the Jam (at least until midnight)! Will she ever be allowed to spin as her true self? Or will Cinderella be convicted of frontin' and sentenced to solitary confinement with only the music of Kenny G. for company?
Little orphan Sophie can't sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. He's surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophie's giant is the world's only friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world. Other giants steal and have a nasty habit of eating children! To save the children of England, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) embark on a magical journey to Buckingham Palace.