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The Hub Theatre at John Swayze Theatre Abominable
Sam is dealing with a lot, but so do all teenagers. His bones are growing so fast that sometimes he feels inhuman. Meanwhile, a mysterious and beastly footprint is discovered in the middle of town. While his mother tries to find out what is happening to Sam, more footprints appear and terrify the community as gossip and mayhem abound. A play that walks the brink between boy and man, and man and beast.
The BFG  
Imagination Stage The BFG
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.
Washington Improv Theater at Source BINGE
Gorge yourself on Washington Improv Theater’s summer improv event: BINGE. WIT’s six company ensembles have cooked up a bounty of new offerings for this five-week run, each worthy of going back for seconds. From King Bee’s soap opera-inspired melodrama to Season Six’s sci-fi romps, WIT’s unscripted, one-time-only performances can satisfy any Washingtonian’s quest for entertainment. The five-week run kicks off with a pair of performances by Dummy, the Chicago-based duo of Colleen Doyle and Jason Shott. The performers, who are perform at the revered improv school and theater iO, have cultivated a strong reputation for their emotionally rich and honest 45-minute show.
The Campsite Rule  
The Washington Rogues at Anacostia Playhouse The Campsite Rule
Leave him better than you found him. Inspired by the famous relationship rule of thumb coined by sex columnist Dan Savage, The Campsite Rule charts the course of career woman Susan and college freshman Lincoln’s unlikely romance. While visiting her alma mater, Susan meets the unusually charming and inexperienced Lincoln at a house party and fireworks ensue. What starts as a one-night stand becomes more involved as Susan resolves to educate young Lincoln in the ways of romance. Alexandra Petri’s sexy new comedy asks, when dating someone much younger, how do you leave him better than you found him?
Carrie: The Musical  
The Studio Theatre Carrie: The Musical
Carrie is lonely. Carrie is angry. Carrie will fit in. Whatever it costs. New blood courses through this contemporary rock musical, based on Stephen King’s haunting story of teen angst, religious fervor, and the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. As Carrie navigates the harsh realities of high school bullying and her overprotective mother, a new and violent power is unleashed inside her—and she’ll use it.
Dani Girl  
Randolph Road Theatre Dani Girl
In this affecting and surprisingly funny contemporary musical, a nine-year-old girl loses her hair to leukemia, and sets off on a mythical quest to find it, creating her own reality to cope with her cancer. Her imaginary friend and a fellow patient tag along on the fantastical journey, accompanied by an upbeat pop score from the award-winning team of Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. Dani Girl's been developed through several prestigious programs, including the Festival of New American Musicals, and the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop.
An Evening with Danny Kaye  
The American Century Theater at Gunston Arts Center An Evening with Danny Kaye
The American Century Theater is thrilled to be welcoming Helen Hayes Award-winning Brian Childers back to TACT for An Evening with Danny Kaye. This production, to be performed as part of TACT’s Robert M. McElwaine “Reflections” series, pays tribute to one of Broadway and Hollywood’s greatest showmen – Danny Kaye. Brian Childers becomes Danny Kaye in a way that lets a new generation discover – and an older generation re-visit – a unique performer.
Gidion's Knot  
Forum Theatre at Silver Spring Black Box Theater Gidion's Knot
Over the course of a tense parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed fifth-grade teacher engage in a fraught conversation about the recent suspension and subsequent tragedy involving Gidion. The boy may have been the victim of bullying -- or he may have been the bully. The note he left gives no clues. As the women challenge each other, they earn our compassion and a few much-needed laughs, but can they untangle the knot of questions that Gidion left behind? The enthralling discussion develops into a dramatically charged study of what happens when freedom of expression, the failure of our school systems and personal responsibility collide.
I Do! I Do!  
Infinity Theatre Company at CTA Theatre Complex I Do! I Do!
I DO! I DO! is exuberantly filled with the wistful sentiments of love. The story begins as Michael and Agnes discover the joys and fears of their wedding day - and wedding night - then swiftly travels with them through fifty years of marriage. Along the way, they raise a family, achieve success, negotiate mid-life crises, and prepare for their golden years. Michael and Agnes reveal their most intimate feelings through charming and witty songs, as they strive to find individuality and empathy through the inextricability (and hilarity) of matrimony. I DO! I DO! is a delightful musical led by two powerhouse performers exploring fifty years’ worth of love and change, as they display life in its most concentrated form - marriage!
The Lion King  
The Kennedy Center The Lion King
The winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King returns! Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."
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.
Mouse on the Move  
Imagination Stage Mouse on the Move
In the play, Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon, since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese. Like many of Imagination Stage's shows for this age group, the performance will be a multi-sensory experience and children are given a small suitcase of props with which they help the actors tell the story.
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.
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.
The Tempest  
Olney Theatre Center The Tempest
Shakespeare’s glorious tale of magical creatures, love and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate in our outdoor space, the Root Family Stage. In celebration of their 65th consecutive year of touring, we’ll be returning to an old format we’ve used in the past, in which National Players veterans compose half of the cast of this professional show, mentoring current National Players who take the younger roles.

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