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A Christmas Carol  
Olney Theatre Center A Christmas Carol
 
Veteran D.C.-area actor Paul Morella (The Pelican Brief, The District, The Wire) presents a fresh spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in his one-man stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas. Adapted from Dickens' original novella and reading tour, Morella's solo version transports you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended -- in his own words -- and rediscover this timeless classic presented as a masterful solo performance.This critically acclaimed production has become a holiday must-see.

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Fiddler on the Roof  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Fiddler on the Roof
 
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of an American classic as Tony nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy, Spamalot) makes his Arena Stage debut as Tevye, a humble Jewish dairyman who's tested daily by his five tradition-defying daughters. But when dangerous forces threaten the village's way of life, Teyve's faith and love for his family give him strength to fight for his home and the traditions of his people. Winner of nine Tony Awards, this celebration of family, community and life's unexpected miracles is filled with unforgettable songs, including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "Sunrise, Sunset."

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The Nutcracker  
Round House Theatre - Bethesda The Nutcracker
 
This captivating new musical reinvents E.T.A. Hoffman’s original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Weaving together spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, and a delightful original score, Clara’s crusade to save her family (with the assistance of a remarkable nutcracker) comes alive with dazzling theatricality. This contemporary retelling is a heartwarming, hilarious story of magic and hope that’s as poignant and touching as it is hilarious, tuneful, and fun.

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Aladdin  
Kensington Town Hall Aladdin
 
Ridiculously funny, riotously colorful and starring your favorite storybook characters, pantomime theater might be the best holiday import from England since plum pudding. Now The British Players bring you Aladdin, an authentic (and hilarious) "panto." However, if you think you know the story of Aladdin, think again. Great songs, riotously bad jokes, dastardly villains and slapstick-aplenty transform this classic from Arabian Nights into a silly and satisfactory night of theater for all ages. Start a new family tradition for the holidays, British-style.

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Anything Goes  
Warner Theatre Anything Goes
 
It's high-jinks on the high seas when Cole Porter's hilarious, toe-tapping musical comedy Anything Goes sails in to Warner Theatre. Packed with memorable tunes, Anything Goes got a Tony-winning Broadway revival in 2011. The timeless tale of boy-meets-girl -- and the roller coaster ride that follows -- showcases Porter's signature wit and masterful composition with songs like "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top." The show centers on Billy Crocker, who's hopelessly in love with a wealthy heiress. When he sees her boarding a boat to London, he throws caution to the wind and becomes a stowaway. Mayhem ensues when his fellow passengers, including sexy evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney and second-rate gangster Moonface Martin decide to help Billy win his true love.

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Bad Jews  
The Studio Theatre Bad Jews
 
It's a battle royale of the family kind -- the Jewish family kind. The night after their Holocaust survivor grandfather's funeral, three cousins battle it out over an heirloom -- a necklace of a chai, the Hebrew word and symbol for life -- that saw Poppy through a concentration camp and into his new life in America. In one corner is Daphna: volatile, self-assured, unbending. In the other, Liam: secular, entitled and just as stubborn (toting a goyishe girlfriend to boot). And in the middle, Liam's brother Jonah, who tries futilely to stay out of the fray. This savage comedy about identity, family and legacy was the hottest show in New York City last year. Jewish or not, you're sure to see your own family in the midst of all the comic mayhem.

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Beauty and the Beast  
Synetic Theater Beauty and the Beast
 
Cunis and adapted by Ben and Peter Cunis (The Three Musketeers, Genesis Reboot), Synetic nimble actors and innovative theatrical effects will recreate the darkness and sensuality of the original French fairytale. Synetic will transform this classic gothic romance into a visual dream full of wonder and mystery.

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Beauty and the Beast  
Warner Theatre Beauty and the Beast
 
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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Bessie's Blues  
MetroStage Bessie's Blues
 
The legacy of the blues comes alive through the story of Bessie Smith, "Empress of the Blues," in this 20th anniversary production of the six-time Helen Hayes Award-winning Bessie's Blues. Reprising the role she originated, Helen Hayes winner Bernardine Mitchell returns as Bessie Smith, with writer Thomas W. Jones II also directing and choreographing the production. Winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a member of the Blues, Jazz, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame, Bessie Smith is one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. With songs like "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "The St. Louis Blues" "Careless Love Blues" and many more, Smith helped define the blues in the '20s and '30s. Now this iconic figure once again comes to life as this acclaimed show returns.

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Black Nativity  
Anacostia Playhouse Black Nativity
 
This Christmas classic returns to Theater Alliance with a fresh voice. Langston Hughes chronicles and celebrates the birth of Jesus, while also celebrating the birth of Blackness. This classic story told through gospel, blues, funk, jazz, and dance asks you to look inward and find the wonder in life.

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Broadway Christmas Carol  
MetroStage Broadway Christmas Carol
 
A Broadway Christmas Carol, created by Kathy Feininger, is a delicious cross between the classic Dickens’ tale and uproarious song parodies of favorite, familiar Broadway show tunes. This will be the fifth season, and it has become a holiday tradition at MetroStage.

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Cabaret  
Signature Theatre Cabaret
 
Step out of the modern world and back in time to the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of prewar Germany, where the music is tantalizing and the drinks are plentiful. Within the club, lives intertwine as a cabaret singer, an expat American writer and other misfits and outcasts of Weimar-era Berlin come together to escape a changing society where their kind is less than welcome and dark forces threaten to end the party forever. Led by the enigmatic Emcee and charismatic singer Sally Bowles, the colorful characters of this Kander and Ebb masterpiece are eager to entertain you with beloved musical numbers, including "Don't Tell Mama," "Willkommen" and "Cabaret."

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Choir Boy  
The Studio Theatre Choir Boy
 
Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). After moving audiences with its stirring spirituals in New York and L.A., Choir Boy soars into D.C.

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Conversations I've Never Had  
Catholic University Drama Complex Conversations I've Never Had
 
Newlyweds Ruth and Brad's seemingly happy new life together is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger from the bride's past. With the help of Ruth's sister, the strained couple endeavor to find a way to save their marriage and each other before it's too late. Conversations I've Never Had was penned by Catholic University of America student Kathleen Burke, an MFA Playwriting Candidate, and is directed by Mary Resing. The production is staged as part of CUAdrama's MFA Playwriting Repertory.

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Crime and Punishment in America: Two Intense One-Act Dramas  
Gunston Arts Center Crime and Punishment in America: Two Intense One-Act Dramas
 
The volatile mix of racial tensions, inequality and crime come to a head in this evening of timely one-act dramas from The American Century Theater. David Mamet conceived the story of Cops, which was brought to life by acclaimed playwright Terry Curtis Fox, and is one of the most intense shows TACT has produced. Cops is an intense, real-time portrayal of a bloody hostage showdown between police and a fugitive in a gritty diner. Then, Pulitzer Prize winner William Saroyan's Hello Out There brings you the story of a down-on-his-luck gambler and an unhappy cook who meet and fall in love at the jail where he is locked up. In the hands of one of America's finest writers, the unlikely romance manages to be both hopeful and tragic. In the role of the Young Man, James Orleans Brown nabbed TACT's first Helen Hayes nomination.

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Diner  
Signature Theatre Diner
 
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow and Oscar-winning screenwriter Barry Levinson (The Natural, Rain Man) make their highly anticipated theatrical debut with this world premiere musical adaptation of Levinson's landmark movie Diner. Tony-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall joins Crow and Levinson to transform Diner's groundbreaking exploration of burgeoning adulthood and friendship for the modern stage. Set during Christmas of '59 in Baltimore, and infused with a swinging 1950s rock 'n' roll sound, the show centers around a circle of childhood friends who reunite in an all-night diner. The men, now in their early 20s, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money -- and the ever-mysterious opposite sex.

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Doubt, A Parable  
1st Stage Theatre Doubt, A Parable
 
In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors.

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Dunsinane  
Sidney Harman Hall Dunsinane
 
The National Theatre of Scotland returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company with David Greig's Dunsinane. Written by a Scot and set after Malcolm defeats Macbeth in the Battle of Dunsinane, the play examines the struggle of an invader to grasp local customs and politics while trying to restore order. While the commanding officer Siward tries to install a new ruler, the English army is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising and growing discontent amongst the troops. Greig's work provides an analogy to the nation-building attempts in Afghanistan and Iraq, giving dramatic perspective to contemporary events.

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Famous Puppet Death Scenes  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Famous Puppet Death Scenes
 
With Famous Puppet Death Scenes, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop aims to cure your fear of death using a little levity. No more anxiety about difficult choices, no more dreading birthdays, no more desperate pleas for immortality through fame, art, or progeny. Instead of lamenting the inevitable, the show injects a few laughs. Curated and narrated by puppet Nathaniel Tweak, the production is a collection of 22 infamous and theatrical end-of-life sequences -- ranging from an ill-fated bonk on the head to a sci-fi cryogenic freezing snafu. Performed by one of Canada's most treasured theatrical troupes, this thoroughly Woolly holiday extravaganza brings mirth to mortality.

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Five Guys Named Moe  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Five Guys Named Moe
 
Need to chase the blues away? Pull up a seat at the Funky Butt Club to celebrate the fresh, feel-good music of “The King of the Jukebox” Louis Jordan. Suffering from a severe case of the blues, a young man gets the surprise of his life when “the greatest band around” pops out of his radio to cure what ails him. With joyful swing and bouncing be-bop tunes like “Let the Good Times Roll,” “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” and “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie,” you’ll be leaping out of your seat and dancing in the aisles with Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Little Moe, better known as Five Guys Named Moe!

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Frozen  
Anacostia Playhouse Frozen
 
A serial killer, the mother of one of his victims and the killer's psychologist are drawn together in Bryony Lavery's critically acclaimed Broadway drama Frozen. Known for her psychologically and spiritually probing work, Lavery (Illyria) plumbs the depths of the human spirit for a "big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable" (The Guardian). Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play during its initial Broadway run, Frozen tells three parallel stories that slowly become intertwined on a dark journey that somehow manages to reveal a glimmer of hope.

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Go Back for Murder  
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Go Back for Murder
 
Get swept up in one of Agatha Christie's signature whodunits, in this thriller adapted by the author herself in 1960. After receiving a letter from her late mother, professing her innocence in the fatal poisoning of her husband, a devoted daughter sets out to clear her Mom's name. She and her lawyer convince a quintet of suspects to return to the scene of the crime to replay the events of that day, ultimately unmasking the true killer.

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Godspell  
Olney Theatre Center Godspell
 
In this beloved Broadway favorite, Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) adapts the Gospel of Matthew and adds an eclectic pop-rock score to retell the story of Jesus and his disciples through a series of charming and hilarious vignettes. A timeless tale of love, loyalty and the triumph of faith over fear, Godspell has spread joy to countless theatergoers all over the world with a Tony-nominated score that features songs like "Day by Day," "Light of the World," "Learn Your Lessons Well" and "'Prepare Ye the Way."

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The Great Divorce  
Lansburgh Theatre The Great Divorce
 
Fellowship for Performing Arts, the company behind the acclaimed hit The Screwtape Letters, brings another of C.S. Lewis' fascinating fantasies to the stage. As in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Great Divorce brims with Lewis' signature wit and imagination as it follows several colorful characters on a bus ride from a suburb in hell to the outskirts of heaven, while exploring the vagaries of human nature and the divide between good and evil. Adapted by Max McLean and Brian Watkins with the blessing of the Lewis estate, this production is part of a national tour and stars Broadway actors Tom Beckett, Christa Scott-Reed and Joel Rainwater from the U.S. run of The Lion King.

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The Great One-Man Commedia Epic  
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop The Great One-Man Commedia Epic
 
One Actor. Twelve Characters. 1000 Catastrophes. In this comic tour de farce, a single actor brings to life an entire town of squabbling parents, dim-witted servants, and young lovers whose wedding plans are ruined until love prevails and comedy triumphs. Premiered in Italy and performed in London and New York City, THE GREAT ONE-MAN COMMEDIA EPIC receives it's first extended run in DC at CHAW this holiday season.

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In Praise of Love  
Undercroft Theatre In Praise of Love
 
A comedy of misunderstanding that transforms into something much deeper, acclaimed British playwright Terrence Rattigan's In Praise of Love explores those times when unkindness is the kindest thing. Based on the real-life relationship between actors Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall, the work dives into a seemingly fractured family whose ties to each other are deeper than any of them realize. Since its debut in London more than 40 years ago, the play has been performed thousands of times, including a Broadway run in which Harrison played the role that was based on him.

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The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures  
Theater J The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures
 
Tony, Obie, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) tackles family and personal dramas in the D.C. premiere of the newly updated The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures. Directed by John Vreeke (2013's Race at Theater J), this Brooklyn-set piece centers around a retired longshoreman and lifelong Communist, his grown children and his frank, open discussion of possibly committing suicide -- which doesn't go exactly as planned. Instead, he's caught in a deeply emotional battle over what makes life worth living.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  
The Kennedy Center Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
 
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel's favorite son features Broadway stars and "American Idol" sensations, husband-and-wife duo Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.

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Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells  
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
 
Just in time for the holidays, Barbara Park's beloved creation Junie B. Jones comes to life courtesy of The Fun Company in this adaptation of the best-selling children's books. In Junie B. Jones' world, things are very simple. Christmas means you get presents, elf costumes are awesome, and May is a blabbermouth tattletale. Things are going well, until Junie B. pulls May as her Secret Santa! With the Real Santa watching her like a hawk, what will Junie B. do? No matter which holiday you celebrate at home, everyone can learn a lesson from Junie B. about the real meaning behind a celebration.

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Kid Victory  
Signature Theatre Kid Victory
 
Two of theatre's top talents -- legendary composer John Kander (Chicago) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl) -- bring this chilling new musical to the Signature Theatre stage. The highly anticipated show centers around 17-year-old Luke, who returns home after mysteriously vanishing one year previous. Profoundly changed, Luke and his parents struggle to adjust to life following his disappearance. Luke only finds solace with Emily, the quirky proprietor of an offbeat garden shop, as he grapples with a past undone and a coming of age that came too late to a boy who just wants to fade away. Kander and Pierce previously collaborated on the well-reviewed off-Broadway musical The Landing.

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Last of the Whyos  
Spooky Action Theater Last of the Whyos
 
The Whyos gang ruled the streets of New York at the end of the 19th century. Named after their war cry -- which sound like a bird calling, "Why-oh!" -- the Whyos were pickpockets and murderers who victimized anyone who got in their way. In the play Last of the Whyos, a gang leader by the name of Eddie Farrell travels in time 100 years to confront his future self. What will he find when he gets there? And just what will the older Farrell think of the young tough?

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Les Miserables  
George Washington Masonic Memorial Les Miserables
 
Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time and features accompaniment from the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France has won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. You'll be immersed in the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption while trying to outrun determined police inspector Javert, and the innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette for the revolutionary student Marius. It's a celebration of the struggle for justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. The one-night engagement opens with a silent auction fundraiser before a full musical performance of the legendary story.

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore  
Source The Lieutenant of Inishmore
 
A one-man terrorist cell wages war ... all because somebody killed his cat. Oscar-nominated writer Martin McDonagh is famous for mixing his dark Irish humor with a Tarantino-esque flair for violence in movies like In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. But he's at his best in this hilarious stage drama of revenge, cats and blind justice. Mad Padraic, a terrorist too fanatical even for the IRA, is enraged and grief-stricken when Wee Thomas, his beloved kitty, has "taken poorly" back home -- i.e. been found flattened on a local roadside. So Padraic returns to the wind-swept Aran Islands for a night of revenge, bloodshed and (yes) wicked-funny comedy. Matthew R. Wilson directs for Constellation Theatre Company.

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Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous)  
Theater J Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous)
 
Award-winning local writer-director Aaron Posner (Stupid, F**king Bird, The Chosen) debuts his latest, loosely inspired by Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. As in that Russian melancholic masterpiece, no one is satisfied with their lives -- not the gorgeous, desirable woman who considers herself deeply misunderstood, nor the middle-aged man who's all too aware of his own shortcomings. And then there's the not-so-pretty girl whose beauty shines from within. Billed as both poignant and hilarious, Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous) receives its world premiere at Theater J.

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Madeline's Christmas  
ArtSpace Falls Church Madeline's Christmas
 
“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” With that familiar phrase, author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans sets in motion the adventures of a precocious little girl named Madeline, winning the hearts of generations of readers to come. In this musical adaptation, it’s the night before Christmas, and Madeline’s schoolmates and their tutor Miss Clavel are all sick in bed. Brave and resourceful, Madeline comes to the rescue with help from a magical rug merchant who takes them all on a Christmas journey they will never forget.

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The Mage Knights of Eternal Light  
Catholic University Drama Complex The Mage Knights of Eternal Light
 
With alumni like Pulitzer winners Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) and Jason Miller (The Championship Season), Catholic University of America is one of the nation's top "talent factories" for playwrights and actors. Now, Amanda Zeitler, a candidate in the school's graduate playwriting program, presents a stirring new stage work: The Mage Knights of Eternal Light. After the premature death of her father, young Dawn's grief gives life to fantasy characters -- both heroes and villains -- from her dad's favorite book. Dawn's emotional struggle and crumbling relationships are pushed to the limits when these make-believe characters invade her "real" world. Kate Bryer directs this moving coming-of-age story aimed at theater-lovers of all ages at the University's Hartke Theatre Complex.

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Man of La Mancha  
Sidney Harman Hall Man of La Mancha
 
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha retells the timeless tale of Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote as a play within a play. Cervantes re-enacts his story of the mad knight, a dying old man who lives in a world of his imagination as he awaits his hearing in the Spanish Inquisition. The show features a treasure trove of some of the greatest songs to come out of Broadway, including "Dulcinea," "I'm Only Thinking of Him," "I Really Like Him" and the anthemic "The Impossible Dream."

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Mary Stuart  
Folger Theatre Mary Stuart
 
Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I: These two dangerous and powerful women fight for the throne in Mary Stuart, an adaptation by Peter Oswald of Friedrich Schiller's 1800 play. Mary is stuck in prison and must rely on a band of rebellious conspirators. Elizabeth hesitates to sign Mary's death sentence but knows she must do something to keep her claim to the throne. This lively thriller features scheming politicians, a double agent and an imagined meeting between Mary and Elizabeth. History buffs may know how the rivalry ends, but that doesn't make the journey any less riveting.

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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.

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Menopause The Musical  
Hylton Performing Arts Center Menopause The Musical
 
This international hit is an inspiring musical parody that showcases the funny sides of a woman's "change of life." As four ladies with little in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale in a department store, they poke fun at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. With classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s moving the action along, these diverse women create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience that doesn't have to be experienced alone.

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Monster Jam  
Verizon Center Monster Jam
 
Monster Jam, the world's largest and most famous monster-truck tour, rumbles its way into Verizon Center for major car-crushing action and one-of-a-kind racing. The biggest names in the sport -- including Grave Digger, Aftershock, Backwards Bob, Krazy Train, Crushstation and Stinger -- are scheduled to tear up the track with breathtaking stunts, racing, freestyle competition and plenty of fierce motor-sports action. These 12-foot tall, 10,000-pound beasts have to be seen -- and heard -- to be believed.

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Much Ado About Nothing  
Synetic Theater Much Ado About Nothing
 
The genius of Shakespeare comes across loud and clear -- without a single spoken line -- in a new wordless production of Much Ado About Nothing. Equally obvious is the talent and vigor of the production's staging company, Synetic Theater, which first arrived on the scene with the widely praised wordless Hamlet (Hamlet ... the rest is silence) in 2002. Now the company once again tells one of Shakespeare's finest tales completely through movement, setting their version of Much Ado amid the glitz and glamour of 1950s Las Vegas. Confirmed bachelor Benedick and the unwed Beatrice will spar, court and conspire in this lively interpretation directed by Synetic's founding artistic director Paata Tsikurishvili.

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The Nutcracker  
Warner Theatre The Nutcracker
 
Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet’s international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky’s music. Replete with swirling snowflakes, cherry blossoms and historical characters, including George Washington as the heroic nutcracker, TWB’s The Nutcracker has become a tradition for generations of family and friends to celebrate the holidays.

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One Man, Two Guvnors  
1st Stage Theatre One Man, Two Guvnors
 
Slapstick, satire, mayhem, songs and glittering one-liners combine in this glorious celebration of all that is comic in the world. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe… but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother… who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers. Now Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. But maybe not. But Glorious fun nonetheless.

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Pippin  
The National Theatre Pippin
 
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), with a beloved score by Tony nominee Steven Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked).

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Rehearsal for Murder  
CenterStage Theater Rehearsal for Murder
 
In the nail-biting mystery Rehearsal for Murder, a group of actors, a producer and a director assemble to rehearse the new play by Alex Dennison. But the group soon discovers that the playwright has an ulterior motive for the meeting. Each of them was part of Dennison's last production, which was marred by the apparent suicide of its star, Dennison's fiancée. Now, tension grows as a series of surprising revelations come to light about what really happened that fateful night. Audiences will be kept guessing until the final, unexpected climax. D. D. Brooke adapted the Edgar Award-winning 1982 teleplay for the stage.

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A Revolutionary Christmas  
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) A Revolutionary Christmas
 
Set during the Revolutionary War, this heartwarming new drama from the Maryland Ensemble Theatre tells the story of a family living on a German farm in Frederick whose lives are turned upside-down when they take an escaped Hessian soldier captive. Against all odds, while under their lock and key, this soldier helps them rediscover love, hope, forgiveness and the true meaning of the Christmas season. And this world premiere production of A Revolutionary Christmas may very well awaken the same things within you.

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Soon  
Signature Theatre Soon
 
It's the hottest summer in human history and, in just a few short months, all water on earth will evaporate -- and humankind with it. In response, twenty-something Charlie has taken to her couch with her beloved possessions: peanut butter, Wolf Blitzer and Herschel, her pet fish. Her mother, roommate and sometimes-boyfriend all attempt to persuade her to leave the apartment and enjoy life. But as Charlie's memories take over, more complicated reasons for her self-inflicted hibernation emerge, as she confronts her deferred dreams and considers the possibility of life and love just outside her door. Filled with playwright Nick Blaemire's (Glory Days) trademark quirky, witty style, Soon's youthful humor delivers a searing and sardonic commentary on what to do with the time you have left.

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Tartuffe  
Sidney Harman Hall Tartuffe
 
Few scoundrels are as roguish, charming or hilarious as Tartuffe, an impostor who insinuates himself into the home of Orgon and his family, quickly throwing the entire household into chaos. As Orgon's infatuation with his guest and his phony piety grows, Tartuffe's deception threatens to turn downright destructive in this beloved comic masterpiece. Banned in Paris in 1664, Tartuffe is one of Moliere's best loved -- and most clever -- comedies. This production stars Steven Epp, recent winner of a Helen Hayes Award for his work in The Servant of Two Masters.

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The Tempest  
Sidney Harman Hall The Tempest
 
Widely considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works, The Tempest is a lyrical play that tells the story of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle where fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance abound. A shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, and the plot thickens when his beloved daughter falls for the enemy's son. It's a magical tale about the transformative power of forgiveness and the bond between parent and child. This great story has inspired all kinds of adaptations, from poetry and paintings to operas and films like Forbidden Planet.

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The Turn of the Screw  
ArtSpace Falls Church The Turn of the Screw
 
In a forlorn country estate, a young governess battles to defend the two children under her care from possession by evil spirits in a lonely manor house. But are the ghosts real ... or just a product of her own fevered imagination? This world premiere musical adaptation of the classic Henry James novella comes to the stage by way of the creative team of Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner. A fresh take on one of literature's most gripping ghost stories, The Turn of the Screw is a psychological journey populated with thrilling twists.

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A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular  
Mead Theatre Lab A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular
 
Once Santa's sleigh is in the air, the North Pole turns into party central, according to the innovative puppetry experts at the award-winning Pointless Theatre. This adults-only send-up of holiday specials finds the elves letting loose and enjoying their one night off a year by staging their own talent show, a tradition they've been enjoying for a couple thousand years. They'll entertain with original songs, puppetry, holiday-themed improv comedy and more, accompanied by an all-reindeer funk band, as part of A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular.

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A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular: The North Pole's Annual Talent Show!  
Flashpoint A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular: The North Pole's Annual Talent Show!
 
Pointless Theatre invites you join us at the North Pole, where Santa's elves have been putting on a talent show every Christmas eve for a couple thousand years. Directed by Lex Davis and Frank Cervarich, A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular is an irreverent send-up and celebration of the traditions of the holiday season intended for adult audiences. Pointless Theatre is transforming Flashpoint into Santa's workshop and inviting audiences inside to see the elves put on a show with their one night off a year. Performances by the Pointless ensemble will include original songs, puppetry, and holiday-themed improv, all accompanied by a reindeer funk band. We promise a spectacle like no other, one which invites audiences to enjoy a unique take on the things that bring us together every winter.

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The Widow Lincoln  
Ford's Theatre The Widow Lincoln
 
Ford's Theatre presents the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln, a drama that portrays Mary Todd Lincoln during the weeks following the assassination of her husband -- 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln -- at Ford's Theatre. A woman who was often an object of ridicule due to her perceived sense of entitlement, Mary was perhaps the most controversial First Lady our nation has ever known. But this emotionally wrought portrait portrays a woman mourning the post-war life she and her heroic husband will never be able to share.

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