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What if, by engaging your imagination and opening your mind, you could alter reality and unlock the door to a world of wonders? Welcome to the realm of KURIOS -- Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down in a place that's as beautiful as it is mysterious. Stunning acrobatics blend with unusual curiosity acts, and otherworldly characters spring to life before your eyes. Is this magical, mechanical land real, or just a figment of your imagination? You have to see it to disbelieve it. This exclusive pre-sale lets you experience the magic this fall in the Grand Chapiteau at Lerner Town Square at Tysons II.
Cameron Mackintosh's exciting new tour of The Phantom of the Opera brings the dramatic doomed love triangle to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Opera House. Described by critics as "bigger and better than ever before," the latest edition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical masterpiece offers bold new staging with original costumes, fresh choreography and exciting special effects (including the legendary chandelier) -- plus a soaring score filled with memorable songs like "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You." Mackintosh is known for producing sensational musical hits like Miss Saigon, Cats, Mary Poppins and Les Miserables (both the live show and the 2012 Oscar-nominated film), but Phantom might just be his best work yet. It's certainly the biggest -- with a cast and orchestra of 52, this Phantom is one of the largest musical productions currently on tour.
Ever wondered what would happen if the history of America was written by comedians? Of course you have, and now you get to find out as The Second City - a historic comedic institution in its own right - brings its Almost Accurate Guide to America to Kennedy Center's Theater Lab. Through sharp satirical sketches, including a musical number or two, Second City celebrates, spoofs and skewers the Founding Fathers, the Industrial Revolution, and other great movements and individuals that have shaped our topsy-turvy nation.
UniverSoul Circus is a tour de force of circus artistry from around the world. A big-top spectacle of global proportions, the 2016 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, disco-dancing pachyderms, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It's hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch UniverSoul Circus when it raises its Big Top in National Harbor.
Death, breasts and the private lives of animals are just some of the topics covered in Deb Margolin's funny, provocative solo show 8 Stops. Structured around the subway ride of a motherless child who Margolin realizes she has but eight stops to raise, this soul-searching work also contemplates the suburbs, the spiritual exurbs, desire, and the grief of endless compassion. Ultimately, 8 Stops presents an examination of life and death through the eyes of Margolin's son, carried along by her outsized wit and charm at Silver Spring's Randolph Road Theatre.
Get ready for some scary, campy, sexy fun from the turn of the 19th century, courtesy of the warped minds of D.C.'s Molotov Theatre Group. Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret features English translations of three nearly-forgotten one-act plays from the Theatre du Grand Guignol, the influential style of French horror theater that was popular from the 1890s to the 1960s. Stitched together by bawdy mistress of ceremonies Bella Donna, the production uses music, laughs and scares to take you back to a simpler time for the horror and suspense genre. Check out the event description below for more gleefully gory details on the one-act plays that'll be performed at the DC Arts Center.
Part of the Winans family gospel music dynasty, sibling duo BeBe & CeCe Winans broke down racial barriers in the genre while bringing the music to the top of the charts. Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, created by BeBe and Broadway director Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown: The Musical), brings the Grammy-winning duo's story to the stage, packed with their most loved hits as well as stellar new songs. Before they became household names with songs like "I.O.U. Me," "Heaven," "Addictive Love" and "I'll Take You There," the Winans got their start on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Praise the Lord network television show. Suddenly these teens were thrust into the spotlight while also having to lead the charge in integrating TV evangelism. Keeping the family dynasty going, Grammy nominee Juan Winans and actress-singer Deborah Joy Winans (Oprah Winfrey Network's Greenleaf) star in this world premiere show. With this special pre-sale offer, you'll be sure to score great seats at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
Life is short. The complete works of Shakespeare are long. To the rescue: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) performed by three of Annapolis Shakespeare Company's brightest and funniest. They wrap up the Bard's outsized oeuvre in 90 roller-coaster, rib-tickling minutes. After warming up with a nothing-is-sacred send-up of Romeo and Juliet, they're off, dispensing with the comedies in one fell swoop (because the tragedies are funnier). You decide after you see Othello as a rap song, Titus Andronicus as a cooking program, and the show's unforgettable finale - Hamlet - told with the help of audience members and lascivious sock puppets.
Delightfully effervescent, Donizetti's comic opera Daughter of the Regiment is a rollicking combination of esprit de corps, comic antics, sweet romance and beautiful music. The story centers on young Marie, who was orphaned as child, then adopted and raised by a squadron of French soldiers who love her like she's their daughter. She and a peasant fall in love, but their marriage plans go awry when Marie is whisked away by a rich relative determined to have her marry into nobility. Impressive vocal acrobatics abound, including the famous "Ah, mes amis," which requires a tenor to sing nine high Cs. This Washington National Opera production is presented in French with English supertitles. See this comic gem, rife with hummable melodies and stirring anthems, at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
This heartwarming comedy co-written by Jamie Wooten (The Golden Girls) is the story of five vibrant women, members of a college swim team who reunite over the course of 33 years at a North Carolina beach cottage to catch up and provide colorful commentary on each others' lives. But when one of the friends faces an unexpected challenge, the ladies must rediscover their love and strength as a team to triumph. This Southern summer comedy comes to The Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, complete with a buffet meal.
Heralded for its rich score and explosive love triangle, the legendary Tony® Award-winning musical Evita tells the story of Argentina’s passionate political figure Eva Perón, whose love for her country’s descamisados (‘the shirtless ones’) was surpassed only by her naked ambition. Known for its anthem, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” Evita will stun and delight in this intimate version of the musical that ensures you hear every note and feel every heartbeat. Helmed by the director and choreographer of last year’s hit and Helen Hayes Award winner, Colossal.
A heart-wrenching and moving tribute to the indomitable spirit of an American family, The Grapes of Wrath is adapted from John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The timeless story of the Joad family finds them reduced to poverty during the Great Depression, abandoning their Oklahoma farm for the promise of a better life in California. From the turbulent Tom Joad to the stalwart matriarch of the family, Ma Joad, this powerful drama is filled with some of the most memorable characters in all of fiction -- characters tested by the brutal realities of life on the road during one of our nation's toughest times. A soaring affirmation of strength and solidarity, this unforgettable story comes to life on the Historic Stage of the Olney Theatre Center.
Take your seat at the legendary Jungle Inn nightclub for the electrifying, multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award®-winning musical that tells the story of jazz through one of its most notorious entertainers: Jelly Roll Morton.
Journey from the back alleys of New Orleans to the dance halls of Chicago to the stages of New York with “he who drinks from the vine of syncopation” in a sizzling memoir of pride, lust and a past denied.
Directed by Matthew Gardiner (West Side Story, Cabaret), this Washington premiere stars acclaimed jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Strathmore), and features the soul-stirring Nova Y. Payton with dazzling, high-energy choreography by Broadway’s Jared Grimes. Now that’s how you jazz!
The story of Jumanji comes to life in a brand new way with this exciting stage production. Based on the original story written by Chris Van Allsburg (Zathura), this family-friendly adventure follows siblings Judy and Peter Shepherd as they play a mysterious game called Jumanji, which brings to life a number of thrilling and potentially dangerous scenarios, like a vicious lion, an erupting volcano and a dozen destructive monkeys that terrorize their family's home. The only way to stop the madness is to see the game all the way through -- will they make it? Robin Williams made the movie famous, but this original version of Jumanji has its own special appeal, complete with detailed production design and imaginative sets and costumes.
Puccini's story of love, youth and tragic loss in 19th-century Paris comes to vibrant life under the baton of Grant Gershon leading the National Symphony Orchestra, featuring striking sets and costumes and a cast of brilliant young singers, at Filene Center at Wolf Trap. La bohème finds the poor poet Rodolfo and the painter Marcello drawn into a tangle of love and jealousy after the frail Mimi knocks on their door, desperately seeking help. These youthful dreamers navigate the complicated maze of romance amid the colorful Bohemian enclaves of the city and its snowy streets, until they realize they can no longer hide from the world's harsh realities. A huge hit when Puccini premiered it in 1896, the opera's popularity and power hasn't dimmed since.
Quotidian Theatre Company presents Anton Chekhov's short story The Lady With the Little Dog, adapted for the stage and directed by Stephanie Mumford. Two strangers meet in 1901 Yalta. One is seeking an escape from his boring Moscow routine; the other is searching for a more meaningful life beyond Saratov. They both discover what they've been searching for in each other, but can they hold onto it? This classic story was Chekhov's quotidian take on Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, and receives an imaginative staging at Writer's Center, with live classical Russian music and video projections of Armenian painter Aivazovsky's seascapes.
Sure to have you seeing pink, the bright and bubbly Legally Blonde Jr. brings all the fun and excitement of the Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde (and the smash-hit film starring Reese Witherspoon) to the stage -- but with the younger set in mind. Author-approved and custom-tailored for younger actors and family audiences, this sensational musical from Lopez Studios features a cast of young performers. Follow the adventures of Elle Woods, a sweet and seemingly not-so-bright student, as she tries to win back her boyfriend in this upbeat story of self-discovery filled with family-friendly comedy, romance and catchy tunes. Get ready to sing along when this heart-warming musical about a lovable law school underdog comes to Manassas' Hylton Performing Arts Center.
2 brothers + 1 inheritance = lots of misbehaving. In this dark Irish comedy written by the Academy Award Winning Writer/Director of IN BRUGES, 2 brothers in rural Ireland squabble over the inheritance left by their recently deceased father. Also, there’s a rumor about town that one of them may have murdered the father over a haircut related insult. The local parish priest and a young girl from the community, also their bootleg whiskey supplier, attempt to keep the brothers from quarreling with hilarious results.
A comic opera wouldn't be complete without the usual hilarity of mistaken identities and unexpected surprises -- and The Marriage of Figaro is no exception. Widely regarded as Mozart's best and funniest work, the opera continues where The Barber of Seville left off, telling the story of a "single day of madness" at the palace of Count Almaviva. In the aftermath of his marriage to Rosina, the count's palace becomes a tangled web of love affairs -- the pageboy Cherubino courts the countess while the count pursues the maidservant Susanna, who is betrothed to the wily Figaro. As the count conspires to steal Susanna, Figaro, his fiancée and the countess maneuver to embarrass and expose the scheming count. Experience one of the craziest days seen on the operatic stage when The Marriage of Figaro heads to The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for a performance in Italian with projected English titles.
Starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, Point Break is history's greatest surf movie about sky-diving bank robbers. Full of goofy lines and fast action, the flick became a cult classic and even spawned Point Break Live!, a live-action comedy adaptation that has become its own cult classic. Each performance features an audience member in the lead role, reading lines from cue cards to simulate Keanu Reeves' unique... um... acting style. Point Break Live! has sold out venues across the nation, and now it's coming to the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.
God has always seemed to have a lot to say to Sadie over the years, but Sadie wishes she'd take a breather once in awhile. She hasn't ever directly responded, even when she's got something to talk about, now that her family's imploding and her love life is finally seeing some action. The new comedy-drama Redder Blood explores our relationship with God, the challenges of interfaith marriage, and the ancient question of how, exactly, we measure our worth. Winner of the 2016 Jewish Plays Project, this world premiere by Helen Pafumi is a co-production of The Hub Theatre and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.
The reading of a will has never been so hilariously sinister as the Tomb family vies for the millions left to unlikely heirs. As they gather in a dusty library presided over by the portrait of a grim-faced old man, wild schemes and plots bubble to the surface while the family lawyer reads the document. You'll encounter a family member with werewolf tendencies, one dressed as Julius Caesar, despising sisters, an aunt with a dark gardening secret, a sympathetic nurse and a romance novelist. See who gets the money and who gets a body bag at the Bowie Playhouse.
Returning for a one-week engagement following a sold-out preview, this show breaks down exactly what makes that self-mythologizing, short-fingered vulgarian known as Donald Trump tick. From his earliest days, starting his way in the world with a very small loan of a measly million dollars, to his reign as that most American of archetypes -- a rich man famous purely for being rich -- this show weaves Trump's story alongside the evolution of the American oligarchy and the rise of dark money. More than just a simple dismissal of the professional con artist, this sharp show skewers the entire American Dream, and the many ways in which we've sold it out to worship at a 24-carat altar of "class." Be there for this special limited run of The Trump Card at Wooly Mammoth Theatre.
After garnering 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations, Synetic’s 2014 hit is back by popular demand! Set in the Roaring ’20s and inspired by the silent comedy of Keaton and Chaplin, Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his services. This production will not have dialogue.
Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical tale of corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. When a terrible water shortage leads to a government ban on private toilets, a greedy company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs ... until a hero decides he's had enough and rises up against the system. The show's tuneful and irreverent score gives a nod to musicals from Broadway to Brecht and Weill, and parodies musicals such as The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables. The winner of multiple Tony Awards during its original Broadway run, now you can catch this Constellation Theatre Company production of Urinetown: The Musical on the stage of Source in Washington, D.C.
Yellowman depicts an African American woman who dreams of a life beyond the confines of her small town Southern upbringing, whose fate tragically entwines with that of a light-skinned man. The play explores the negative associations surrounding male blackness and the effect of these racial stereotypes on black women and the African-American community. Riches tells the story of David and Carolyn Rich who seem to have it all, until on their anniversary getaway, Carolyn unexpectedly announces that she wants a divorce. Featuring sharp humor and well-timed, weighted dialogue, the tale twists and turns its way to a chilling end. The two emotional, hard-hitting works come to the Anacostia Playhouse in D.C.