Theatre In DC 
Your Source For What's On Stage In DC 

   Quick Search
Search by date:

  List Of Shows Now Playing
Akeelah and the Bee  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Akeelah and the Bee
Based on Doug Atchison's 2006 inspirational family film, the heartwarming drama tells the story of Akeelah, a determined young girl who overcomes numerous challenges to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Leading the cast as Akeelah is Johannah Easley, who made a splash originating the role in Minneapolis, where her performance was hailed as "delightful and thoroughly engaging" (City Pages) and possessing "effortless naturalism and poetic economy" (Star Tribune). She stars opposite Broadway veteran James A. Williams (originated the role of Roosevelt Hicks in August Wilson's Radio Golf), who continues in his role as her exacting coach Dr. Larabee.
The Apple Family Cycle  
Studio Theatre The Apple Family Cycle
Richard Nelson's acclaimed series of contemporary plays exploring an ever-changing America through the sharp lens of one New York family comes to a dramatic conclusion with Sorry and Regular Singing. This latest repertory duo, following Studio Theatre's successful production of the first two works in 2013, finds the Apples struggling with personal and political issues as they prepare to move their ailing uncle into an assisted-care facility on the morning of Obama's 2012 reelection. And in the final work, Regular Singing, the clan readies themselves for the death of a family member on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination with a final, insightful round of self-examination. The New York Times says Nelson's series "is quietly turning into one of the great accomplishments in American theater to date in this century," and an outstanding ensemble of D.C. actors stand ready to carry it to its emotionally powerful end at the Milton Theatre.
Compass Rose Theater Brigadoon
Emerging from the mists of Scotland just once in a century is the town of Brigadoon, a place of wonderment and adventure. This love story beguiles us as it leads two American travellers into the world of long ago. There is danger and darkness in this place out of time, but love abides in the end. The outstanding score by Lerner and Loewe thrilled Broadway audiences long ago and will now grace the Compass Rose stage, with its tribute to simplicity, true love, and goodness.
A Broadway Christmas Carol  
MetroStage A Broadway Christmas Carol
A MetroStage holiday tradition celebrating the classic Dickens’ tale. Marley, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, Mrs. Fezziwig and many more, as you have never seen them before. Tap dancing and singing to your favorite Broadway show tunes.
By George, By Ira, By Gershwin!  
In Series at Source By George, By Ira, By Gershwin!
Embraceable You, ‘S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm, heartfelt songs, memorable show-tunes, iconic jazz classics … such is the legacy of George and Ira Gershwin, the incomparable, fraternal songwriting team. Our concert-in-cabaret spans Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and Porgy & Bess: all your favorites, and then some!
Capitol Steps  
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Capitol Steps
The Capitol Steps put the MOCK in Democracy every Friday and Saturday night in Washington, DC at their home at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW). With their unique blend of musical and political comedy, no person in power is safe as the Capitol Steps skewer everyone whom you voted for!
A Christmas Carol : A Ghost Story of Christmas  
Olney Theatre Center A Christmas Carol : A Ghost Story of Christmas
The Holiday Tradition continues as Olney Theatre Center favorite Paul Morella returns to bring his unique and memorable adaptation of A Christmas Carol to life in our most intimate space – the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended – in his own words – and rediscover this timeless classic presented in a masterful solo performance. Adapted from Dickens’ original novella and reading tour, Morella’s solo version will transport you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. This critically acclaimed production has become a holiday must-see. (Recommended for ages 10 and up.)
A Christmas Carol  
Ford's Theatre A Christmas Carol
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic. Acclaimed Washington stage actor Edward Gero returns to play Scrooge. The Washington Post proclaims “musically high-spirited” and “infectiously jolly.”
The Cripple of Inishmaan  
Scena Theater at Atlas Performing Arts Center The Cripple of Inishmaan
Come revel in a dark comedy by the master of vicious fun, Martin McDonagh. When a Hollywood director visits a remote Irish island to make his latest film, the locals clamor for their once-in-a-lifetime shot at stardom. A young outcast and "Cripple" named Billy is desperate to escape poverty and gossip—so he vies for a role against all odds. See the high jinx unfold in a biting play that’s inked to the real-life filming of the documentary, Man of Aran.
Elephant And Piggie  
The Kennedy Center Elephant And Piggie
In this vaudevillian romp of a musical based on Mo Willems's children's books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense, backed by nutty backup singers The Squirrelles. Age 3+
Entertaining Mr Sloane  
The Edge of the Universe Players 2 at Writer's Center Entertaining Mr Sloane
The story of three very different and very corrupt people and one elderly victim—a frightening view of society at large. A historically important play from 1964, whose message is still important. Warning: Contains homosexual and heterosexual situations.
Guys and Dolls  
Olney Theatre Center Guys and Dolls
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, and featuring great musical theatre classics like “Luck Be A Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Join Nathan, Adelaide, Sky, and Sarah in one of America’s best-loved musicals.
Harold Night  
Washington Improv Theater at Source Harold Night
Harold Night is WIT's weekly homage to the world-famous longform improv format: the Harold. It all starts with an audience suggestion. From there, WIT’s five Harold teams create unique worlds full of vibrant characters right before your eyes.
1st Stage Theatre Harvey
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this beloved classic is a treat for the whole family. Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. The trouble is Harvey is an imaginary six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall rabbit. This funny, charming, touching play challenges us to embrace our imaginations and at all costs resist being “perfectly normal human beings.”
Holiday Memories  
WSC Avant Bard at Theater On The Run Holiday Memories
A lovely and lyrical reminiscence by a great American artist about his coming of age in Depression-era Alabama. Abandoned by his parents at age 7, he was taken in by a kindly elderly cousin named Miss Sook, who called him Buddy and became his best friend in all the world. Holiday Memories is beautifully drawn from two beloved short stories by Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory” and “A Thanksgiving Visitor,” adapted for the stage by Russell Vandenbroucke. A tender look back at a time when friendship seemed forever and all of life was ahead, Holiday Memories offers a richly theatrical occasion to reflect on our own fleeting youth.
It's a Wonderful Life, The Musical  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia It's a Wonderful Life, The Musical
Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Toby’s original adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth and humor of the original. A new holiday classic for subscribers and newcomers alike.
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play  
Washington Stage Guild at Undercroft Theatre It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
One of the most beloved films ever to come from Hollywood was also broadcast in the 40s as a radio program. In this delightfully theatrical re-creation of that event, a small group of voice actors team up in a studio with the ever-inventive sound effects man to tell the heartwarming story for a nationwide audience— complete with period ads!

Page 1 of 2


  1 2

View All