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Cirque du Soleil - Amaluna  
National Harbor Cirque du Soleil - Amaluna
 
Experience an amazing night of high-flying feats and stunning imagery from Cirque du Soleil. This magical romance, inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, takes you to a mysterious island where goddesses walk the land and the rhythm of life is ruled by the cycles of the moon. The daughter of Queen Prospera is undergoing the rituals of her coming-of-age ceremony when a group of young men, caught up in a storm, become stranded on the island. Prospera's daughter falls in love with one of the brave sailors, but the two lovers must overcome many trials and setbacks before finding peace together. As the story unfolds, the dazzling arts of Cirque du Soleil illustrate the tale. The island world of Amaluna bursts to life with jugglers, aerial performers, dancers, unicyclists and much more.
   
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage  
The National Theatre Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage
 
The classic film is now a record-breaking live theatrical sensation. Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Dirty Dancing features hit songs such as "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?," and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life."
   
Gidion's Knot  
NextStop Theatre Company at Industrial Strength Theatre Gidion's Knot
 
A co-production with Forum Theatre Company. What two women learn about Gidion during a parent/teacher conference will spark debate in your home about our schools, bullying, self-expression, and personal responsibility.
   
Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pogs  
The Puppet Co. Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pogs
 
What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less. Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker? You be the judge! This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation.
   
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament  
Medieval Times - Baltimore Castle Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
 
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. At Medieval Times expect lots of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship as part of an exciting story set in Medieval Spain.
   
Molly  
SCENA Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center Molly
 
This World Premiere explores secret revelations of the young mistress of J.M. Synge—esteemed playwright of the Irish Literary Renaissance. Synge died at 37, yet his work still greatly impacts audiences, writers, and culture. See this original play by award-winning Irish author and Georgetown Professor Emeritus, O’Brien. Featuring: Danielle Davy.
   
Pinkalicious  
Adventure Theatre MTC Pinkalicious
 
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
   
The Pirates of Penzance  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia The Pirates of Penzance
 
A fresh take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic operas, this updated version of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE took New York by storm and had a smash-hit Broadway run. Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when Broadway was brand new, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE spins an hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty.
   
Pol Pot and Associates, LLP  
Longacre Lea at Callan Theatre Pol Pot and Associates, LLP
 
A dazzling and inventive new play by Artistic Director Kathleen Akerley
   
She Kills Monsters  
Rorschach Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center She Kills Monsters
 
It’s the 1990s in suburban Ohio and Tilly lives among the most fearsome creatures known to man: American high school students. She copes with the stress by creating an elaborate Dungeons & Dragon’s module where she plays out her fears and fantasies in a world she controls. When Tilly dies unexpectedly, her older sister Agnes has no choice but to run the gauntlet of this mysterious world, battling and befriending the strange and fantastic monsters her sister has created.
   
Shear Madness  
The Kennedy Center Shear Madness
 
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
   
Shining City  
SCENA Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center Shining City
 
Dubliner John is convinced he sees his dead wife. He visits a fledgling therapist who has his own troubles. Shining City examines the impulsive choices we make and their haunting effects on our lives. Don’t miss our suspenseful drama written by Ireland’s masterful modern playwright, McPherson. Featuring: Lee Ordeman, Ron Litman, and Ellie Nicoll.
   
Sunday in the Park with George  
Signature Theatre Sunday in the Park with George
 
Signature Theatre kicks off its 25th anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George. Inspired by the life of painter George Seurat, the production recreates the world of Seurat's painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." Through the course of the story, you get to know the painter whose unique vision altered the direction of modern art in France, as his masterpiece depicts members of different social classes enjoying a day out in the park. Through story and brilliant song, Sunday in the Park with George brings the figures in the painting to life, and you learn their stories along with that of the artist who immortalized them.
   
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street  
Landless Theatre Company at Warehouse Theater Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
 
Landless presents the exclusive premiere of The Prog Metal Version of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD - THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.
   
The Understudy  
Everyman Theatre The Understudy
 
“A razor-sharp black comedy!” —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY “A masterpiece of comic clockwork” (Wall Street Journal) from the creator of TV’s Smash, The Understudy places the backstage tension of a frantic rehearsal in the spotlight. Meet Harry, the “real” actor who’s just a tad bitter about his lot in the theatrical world – you see, he’s just the understudy. The grossly overpaid, action movie star he’s working with doesn’t understand the play. The charmingly lovesick stage manager happens to be his ex. And the backstage technician appears to be high – oh it’s just another day in the glamorous life of being the one who didn’t quite make the cut! Will they ever pull the show together before showtime?
   
The Winter's Tale  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall The Winter's Tale
 
A celebration in the art of storytelling, the Shakespeare Theatre Company brings back its imaginative and critically acclaimed 2013 production of The Winter’s Tale for the annual Free For All performance. Traveling through time, visiting the austere court at Sicilia and the bright sea shore of Bohemia, two generations rise above torment and obsession in a production hailed as “transcendent” (Washingtonian) and “visually arresting and tenderly wrought” (Washington Post).
   
Yentl  
Theater J Yentl
 
In 19th century Eastern Europe, a young girl is determined to pursue religious studies -- even if it means breaking Jewish law -- in the stirring and ever relevant Yentl. Forbidden from studying the Talmud because of her gender, Yentl disguises herself as a man and sets out for a yeshiva. But when she falls in love, she must decide how far she's willing to go to protect her identity. Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's classic Yiddish short story, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, this powerful tale has inspired legions of artists, including Barbra Streisand who transformed it into a powerful musical film. Now Theater J presents a new adaptation invigorated with a bracing klezmer/pop/rock score from music veteran Jill Sobule ("I Kissed a Girl," "Supermodel").
   

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