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Blue Man Group  
The National Theatre Blue Man Group
 
The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group's touring theatrical production creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters that take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent, and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Built To Amaze!  
Patriot Center Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Built To Amaze!
 
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!"

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Arguendo  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Arguendo
 
Using verbatim oral arguments and playful physicality, Arguendo introduces us to the Justices-who try to get to the bottom of this First Amendment puzzle-and the poor attorneys on both sides who gamely try to keep up. Each performance will be followed by a post-show conversation with noted First Amendment experts.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan  
1st Stage Theatre The Cripple of Inishmaan
 
Excitement ripples through the sleepy Irish community of Inishmaan that is abuzz with the news that a Hollywood filmmaker plans to shoot a movie on a neighboring island. When young "Cripple Billy" lands a screen test, the oddball citizens of Inishmaan mount a heartbreakingly hilarious campaign bursting with dark madcap humor and touching devotion. Tony Award-winning McDonagh creates a quirky, sincere, and scathingly funny fable of the slender line between cruelty and kindness.

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Elling  
Undercroft Theatre Elling
 
Elling is 40, suffers from autism, and has lived with his mother most of his life. Kjell is sex-crazed and simpleminded. In the whimsical comedy Elling, these two unlikely roommates must transition from an asylum to a shared apartment in Oslo, where a series of offbeat adventures unfolds. As the misfits learn to cope with life on the outside, Elling finds strength in writing poetry, his untapped literary ambition becoming a strange and moving pathway to leading a normal life. Produced by the acclaimed Washington Stage Guild, Elling is a stage adaptation of a series of novels by the internationally renowned Norwegian author Ingvar Ambjornsen. A movie version of this material was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002.

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Failure: A Love Story  
John Swayze Theatre Failure: A Love Story
 
Failure: A Love Story takes us to 1928, the last year of each of the Fail Sisters' lives. Nelly was the first of the Fail girls to die, followed soon after by her sisters Jenny, June and Gerty. As with so many things in life-blunt objects, disappearances and consumption-they never saw death coming. Written by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins, Failure: A Love Story is a magical, musical fable that traces the sisters' triumphs and defeats, lived out in the rickety two-story building by the Chicago River that was the Fail family home and clock shop. This funny, moving and profoundly wise play reminds us that in the end, all that remains is love.

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Faith Healer  
Writer's Center Faith Healer
 
. Brian Friel's landmark play Faith Healer has had a profound effect on playwrights throughout the world. The title character, Frank Hardy, is an Irish faith healer who travels England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with his spouse Grace and his Cockney manager Teddy, performing his "gift," which sometimes fails him. Through a series of monologues, the audience learns the details of a man whose life is fraught with deception and self-denial, and the effect on those most loyal to him. "One of those rare works of art audiences are destined to recall as a deeply personal experience.

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Golda's Balcony  
Theater J Golda's Balcony
 
A riveting portrait of one of the great women of our time, Golda Meir, Golda's Balcony is the final work from Tony Award-winning playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw), and an award-winning smash that, in 15 sold-out months on Broadway, set the record for the longest one-woman show in Broadway history.

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Hair  
Keegan Theatre Hair
 
The granddaddy of all rock musicals, Hair is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era, has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features an electic score filled with classics, including "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy To Be Hard." The themes and struggles in Hair remain vital and relevant to the times we live in today.

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Jarman (all this maddening beauty)  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Jarman (all this maddening beauty)
 
OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich in collaboration with force/collision present a mixed-media film/theatre project which questions the nature of beauty and art and to what lengths we will go to find it.

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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot  
Round House Theatre - Silver Spring The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
 
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between Heaven and Hell. Judas finds himself on trial in purgatory, with his lawyers bargaining for his admission to Heaven. The trial flashes back through Judas' life as all the way to his childhood, and incredible figures from history and beyond are called to testify, including Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud and Satan himself. As the trial goes on, the audience must confront old truths and examine what it means to really forgive. This production marks the return of one of the Round House Theatre's most popular productions, which was hailed as "preposterously entertaining" by the Washington Post.

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The Love of the Nightingale  
Source The Love of the Nightingale
 
In this adaptation of Ovid's ancient Greek legend, Philomela's devotion to her beloved sister Procne launches her on a journey of terror and brutality as the sisters attempt to reunite across oceans. Olivier Award-winning playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker's lyrical text is rich with wit, economy and savage theatricality as it tells this tale of two sisters bound by love, violence and betrayal. Directed by Allison Arkell Stockman, this Constellation Theatre Company production features original live music by Tom Teasley.

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The Magic Flute  
The Kennedy Center The Magic Flute
 
Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles.

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Menopause The Musical  
Warner Theatre Menopause The Musical
 
A hit off-Broadway and internationally, this inspiring musical parody shows the funny sides of a woman's "change of life." Four ladies with seemingly nothing 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 pushing the action along, these diverse women create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience that doesn't have to be suffered in silence.

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The Merchant of Venice  
Catholic University Drama Complex The Merchant of Venice
 
Hartke Theatre presents Shakespeare's controversial play The Merchant of Venice. Themes of humanity, dignity, revenge, cruelty, religion and greed are all explored in the character of Shylock, a vengeance-seeking moneylender who is one of Shakespeare's most tragic figures. The clever and well-spoken Portia is also one of his most prominent heroines, whose intelligence shines every bit as brightly as her beauty. See this classic tale that shows the tenacity of young people in love and calls into question the prejudices and beliefs of Renaissance-era Venice.

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The Miser  
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre The Miser
 
Old Harpagon is a penny-pinching, desperate miser who loves his hidden fortune more than his children. He even starves his servants and refuses to pay them. When he falls for the same girl as his son, all bets are off as his kids conspire to trick him out of his treasure. Full of greed, lies, conflict and paranoia, Molière's fast-paced comedy is as timely -- and funny -- today as it was when it was first performed before Parisian audiences in 1668.

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Moth  
The Studio Theatre Moth
 
Anime-obsessed Sebastian and emo-Wiccan Claryssa survive high school with a mix of imagination and belligerence. But then a horrific event on the school's athletic field sends Sebastian on an apocalyptic mission, changing their friendship forever. Unfolding in pitch perfect teenspeak by one of Australia's provocative young writers, this US premiere is directed by acclaimed DC actor Tom Story. A visceral exploration of the intimate, devastating betrayals of adolescence.

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My Big Fat Greek Myth & Great Scott!  
Olney Theatre Center My Big Fat Greek Myth & Great Scott!
 
Greek gods are goosed and Shakespeare is shaken up in two one-act plays, My Big Fat Greek Myth and Great Scott! The Scottish Musical, performed by members of the 2014 Gaithersburg Inclusive Companies. My Big Fat Greek Myth scales Mt. Olympus to find the gods throwing an epic shindig. But amid the fluffy clouds and flowing nectar, a snubbed party guest plots trouble. Pivoting from myths to Macbeth, Great Scott! follows the efforts of a ragtag troupe to perform a musical take on Shakespeare's haunted tale. Featuring a cast of adult actors with intellectual disabilities and directed by theater professionals, ArtStream's Inclusive Theatre Companies produce original musicals based on members' own ideas, characters and improvisations. Products of months of hard work, the plays showcase the unique talents of each actor.

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Nabucco  
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Nabucco
 
Giuseppe Verdi's operatic masterpiece depicts the epic struggle of the Jews against oppression by Babylon's King Nabucco, which echoed Italy's nationalist conflict with Austria at the time Verdi wrote the opera. James Meena conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in this dazzling new production that features opulent staging and a grand musical score, including one of opera's most famous choruses, "Va pensiero," unofficially adopted as Italy's national anthem. Acclaimed American baritone Michael Chioldi stars in the title role, with virtuoso bel canto soprano Francesca Mondanaro as Abigaille and Oren Gradus in his Baltimore debut as Zaccaria, the Jewish High Priest.

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Once On This Island  
Olney Theatre Center Once On This Island
 
From the Tony-winning creators of RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL comes a glorious, Caribbean-infused family musical of enormous heart and magical wisdom. Set in Haiti in the early 20th Century, ISLAND follows the story's young heroine, Ti Moune, as she uses the power of love and storytelling to bring together a community torn apart by racial and economic difference. Full of capricious gods, island magic, and joyous dance numbers, Olney's production is directed by Alan Muraoka, proprietor of Sesame Street's Hooper's Store since 1997.

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The Pirates of Penzance  
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre The Pirates of Penzance
 
Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera The Pirates of Penzance tells the story of Frederic, a boy mistakenly apprenticed to a softhearted band of pirates when his hard-of-hearing nurse is told to take him to a ship's pilot. When his apprenticeship comes to its end, Frederic leaves the pirate ship and promptly falls in love with a Major-General's daughter. Just as he starts planning for his future, the pirates return to inform Frederic that since his birthday falls on leap day, he still has another 63 years of apprenticeship left before he's of age. The score features many of Gilbert and Sullivan's wittiest and most engaging tunes, including the immortal "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General."

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The Prostate Dialogues  
Theater J The Prostate Dialogues
 
Storyteller Jon Spelman explores masculinity and mortality with humanity and humor in his solo show The Prostate Dialogues. Drawing on personal experience from his own 2009 prostate cancer diagnosis as well as interviews, Spelman examines the effects of prostate cancer and treatment on sexuality and relationships with warmth and candor. You, the audience, get to eavesdrop on members of a cancer support group and meet the Spelmans' neighbors, with whom he discusses his illness while sitting on his front porch. Spelman recounts a memorable hike with his grown daughter across Spain's El Camino de Santiago, which sparks recollections of a passage from Moby Dick and what it came to symbolize for Spelman about his male identity.

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SHOUT! The Mod Musical  
ArtSpace Falls Church SHOUT! The Mod Musical
 
They say that if you can remember the '60s, then you weren't really there. Fortunately, we've got SHOUT!, a nostalgic musical revue, to help us remember. It tracks five groovy gals coming of age during the liberating days when London was swingin' and songbirds like Lulu, Petula Clark and Dusty Springfield topped the charts. SHOUT! uses letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as its framework, with new arrangements of such chart-topping hits as "To Sir With Love," "Downtown," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Goldfinger." It's a fun-filled blend of hip-swiveling hits, colorful fashions and psychedelic dances that inspired The New York Times to call it "a bright vinyl time capsule."

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Side Show  
The Kennedy Center Side Show
 
Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls) heads up an exciting new re-imagining of the 1997 Tony-nominated musical Side Show, inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. The show follows the two sisters -- who're literally joined at the hip -- on their meteoric rise to fame during the 1930s and beyond, tracing their personal and professional lives from circus sideshow freaks to vaudeville headliners, as well as their lifelong search for independence and love. From Henry Krieger, the composer of Dreamgirls, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell, this well-reviewed revival was developed by the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse and features the songs "I Will Never Leave You," "Who Will Love Me As I Am?" and "Come Look at the Freaks," along with the addition of some new characters and tunes.

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Soldier Songs  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Soldier Songs
 
When The New York Times asked the world's top opera critics to identify which contemporary composers would one day rank with Wagner, Puccini and Verdi, David T. Little's name came up. Over the past decade, opera has been redefined "Little by Little" thanks to this former punk drummer and his quirky, thoughtful body of work. Soldier Songs is a supreme example of his "indie opera-theatre" for the 21st century. Combining elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music and animation, this evening-length multimedia performance explores the perceptions versus the realities of the "Soldier." Music reaches new heights in this gripping piece where song serves as a vehicle for reflection, engagement and emotional connection.

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The Songs of Leiber and Stoller  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
 
"Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" -- the list of rock 'n' roll classics written by songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller goes on and on. Smokey Joe's Café is a high-energy musical revue celebrating this chart-topping body of work from "the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock 'n' roll." Jam-packed with over 40 landmark tunes like "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City" and "Fools Fall in Love," this all-singing, all-dancing spectacular regularly brings down the house with the spirit of rock 'n' roll. Each ticket includes one free drink.

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Tango Turco/Turkish Tango  
Gunston Arts Center Tango Turco/Turkish Tango
 
Rodolfo and Amelia are a passionate pair of Buenos Aires cabaret singers and lovers, who also happen to be on the lam from the law. Taking off for the Turkish desert, they hook up with a native who plays a mean guitar, realizing that it does take three to tango when you're on the run. Argentinian theater great Rafael Bruza's tango-inspired comedy gets its U.S. premiere from Teatro de la Luna as a Spanish-language production with English surtitles.

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Tender Napalm  
Signature Theatre Tender Napalm
 
A pair of young lovers creates a fantastical, often violent, world through an interweaving dialogue of increasing perplexity. At the heart of their fantasies lies an unimaginable tragedy that both bonds and breaks the two. Fused with raw energy, the couple blurs the distinction of truth and illusion in this battle-of-the-sexes wild ride.

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The Thousandth Night  
MetroStage The Thousandth Night
 
An actor arrested in paris for presenting subversive material attempts to avoid his fate by playing 38 characters from the Arabian Nights, from Ali Baba to Shaherazad. A remarkable blend of comedy and pathos set in occupied France in 1943. "an innocent caught up in the evil of the Nazi regime, juxtaposed with the frothy Arabian Tales" - LA Times

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Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the Dog)  
Synetic Theater Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the Dog)
 
Still fresh and witty after more than a century, Jerome K. Jerome's delightful travelogue tells the story of three young men suffering from a severe case of "overwork". Accompanied by their dutiful terrier Montmorency, they take a boating holiday through the country, getting into one satirically hilarious predicament after another along the way. Adapted from a novel consistently ranked as one of the funniest of all time, this production will be directed by a renowned area director Derek Goldman.

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Toujours L'Amour  
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Toujours L'Amour
 
Love, passion and romance are the hallmarks of French grand opera, featuring prominently in works such as Roméo et Juliette, Manon, Faust and beyond. Now The Lyric brings together some of the world's famous love songs together for Toujours L'Amour, a celebration of French Grand Opera that showcases its most romantic music. Baltimore favorite Edward Polochick leads the Baltimore Concert Artists Orchestra in a show that features opera stars soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Stephen Costello -- both renowned internationally for their stage presence and charisma, not to mention their incredible pipes. Sung in French with English surtitles.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  
Ford's Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. As they navigate the tournament's pressures, the eccentric coterie finds a new sense of belonging. Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy. This charming coming-of-age tale also invites four volunteers from the audience to participate in each performance, ensuring new and unexpected comedy every night. Peter Flynn (1776) returns to direct this heartwarmingly quirky Tony-winning musical comedy. The Wall Street Journal raved "Putnam County is that rarity of rarities, a super smart-show that is also a bona fide crowd-pleaser."

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Two Trains Running  
Round House Theatre - Bethesda Two Trains Running
 
It's 1969 and change is in the air. But for Memphis, the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement may just be an impractical dream. Torn between whether to gamble on an urban‐renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's searing, humorous, and potent portrait of African-American life in the '60s tells a complex story of the inner lives of ordinary people at a turning point in American history.

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Underneath The Lintel  
MetroStage Underneath The Lintel
 
A returned library book that is 113 years overdue and the obsession to find it's owner. A clue scribbled in the margin, an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket, tickets to the Peking Opera, a love letter written in Yiddish...Multiples clues and a world-wide search that ultimately decode the meaning of life. A metaphysical detective story that is funny and fierce, quirky and smart.

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The Wizard Of Oz  
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric The Wizard Of Oz
 
Join the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, too, for this exciting production of The Wizard of Oz. Developed from the screenplay of the beloved 1939 film starring Judy Garland, this grand theatrical presentation features all the characters and songs of the movie, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard," "If I Only Had a Brain" and many more. Plus, this adventure includes additional songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita). Bring the whole family to enjoy this timeless tale of the Kansas farm girl who finds herself in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, munchkins and monkeys, on her quest to find her way back home.

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