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Resolving Hedda Mar 21 - Apr 14, 2019  
Undercroft Theatre Resolving Hedda
 
It's not easy being one of the most influential characters in a classic drama, especially knowing you have to die at the end of every performance. What would happen if you simply refused to play along? And how would the other characters respond? The L.A. Times called Jon Klein's modern reimagining of Ibsen's notorious schemer "boisterously funny." Enjoy the misadventures that ensue as Hedda desperately tries to sabotage the plot in order to avoid yet another pending demise when Resolving Hedda comes to the Undercroft Theatre in D.C.
 
   
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Mar 21 - May 19, 2019  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia The Hunchback of Notre Dame
 
As the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, longs to be "Out There," celebrating the "Feast of Fools." A sweeping score with songs from the Disney animated feature and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.
 
   
Honky Tonk Laundry Mar 22 - May 25, 2019  
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater Honky Tonk Laundry
 
Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds and cheatin' hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol' laundromat into a bootscootin' honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done 'em wrong, all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time! Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this new musical from Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream), featuring the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Dixie Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. Your ticket at The Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown includes dinner.
 
   
La Paloma at the Wall Mar 23 - Mar 31, 2019  
GALA Hispanic Theatre La Paloma at the Wall
 
La Verbena de la Paloma, the most famous and beloved Spanish zarzuela, is given new life in this bold reimagining set at Friendship Park, on the Tijuana side of the border between Mexico and the United States. This vibrant and triumphant piece affirms with music and poetry the power of the human spirit to transcend boundaries, featuring Mexican folk dance, and with Tomas Bretón's melodies brought to life by traditional Mexican son jarocho instrumental ensemble. Here, despite separation, cultures, lives, and spirits intersect, rise, and go on. Writer, Anna Deeny Morales, composer, Ulises Eliseo, and director Nick Olcott reveal the humanity of this powerful work.
 
   
From Gumbo to Mumbo Mar 23 - Apr 7, 2019  
Keegan Theatre From Gumbo to Mumbo
 
A dreadlock-rocking SouthEast DC b-boy and video game geek who crochets his way through "have and have (k)not" meets up with a bald and bearded New Orleanian science teacher turned rhyme speaker who uses comedy to contemplate his place in Trump's America. Together, they conjure a dynamic cauldron of hip hop, poetry, and theatre to colorfully redefine masculinity, question social and political issues, and celebrate love and the search for home.
 
   
A Bronx Tale Mar 26 - Mar 31, 2019  
The National Theatre A Bronx Tale
 
In 1960s New York City, a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be in A Bronx Tale, coming to the National Theatre in DC. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from legendary composer Alan Menken, this "Jersey Boys meets West Side Story" musical is a Broadway smash with loads of behind-the-scenes talent, including Oscar winner Robert DeNiro, Tony winner Jerry Zaks and Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri. This unforgettable story of loyalty and family is "the kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry" (The New York Times) and is bringing 10 alumni from the Broadway production on this national tour.
 
   
Native Son Mar 27 - Apr 28, 2019  
Mosaic Theater Company at Atlas Performing Arts Center Native Son
 
Richard Wright's 1940 iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking adaptation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago's own Nambi E. Kelley, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright's novel for a whole new generation.
 
   
columbinus Mar 28 - Apr 20, 2019  
1st Stage Theatre columbinus
 
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the tragic 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, this docudrama combines fact and fiction to illuminate the dark realities of adolescence. Weaving together excerpts of real interviews with parents, survivors, and community leaders and powerful characterizations of contemporary teens, columbinus thoughtfully explores the Columbine shooting and the conversations which continue to this day.
 
   
Winnie the Pooh Mar 29 - May 26, 2019  
Adventure Theatre MTC Winnie the Pooh
 
Winnie the Pooh would spend every day of life humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." But today, Pooh and Piglet have to find the Heffalump, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga's dreaded bathtub, and help Eeyore search for his tail. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble.
 
   
The Peculiar Patriot Apr 1 - Apr 20, 2019  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre The Peculiar Patriot
 
Betsy LaQuanda Ross is a self-proclaimed Peculiar Patriot, making regular visits to penitentiaries in order to boost the morale of her loved ones. When she's not sharing neighborhood updates and gossip, Betsy illuminates our country's cruel and unjust criminal justice system and its impact not only on the 2.5 million people behind bars, but also their family and friends. Written and performed by the inimitable Liza Jessie Peterson and inspired by her decades-long work with prison populations (including the notorious Riker's Island), The Peculiar Patriot is a fierce, funny and shrewd indictment of the systemic inequity within America's fastest growing industry, tracing its roots from the plantation to the prison yard. This performance can be seen at the Wooly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC.
 
   
The Book of Mormon Apr 2 - Apr 7, 2019  
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center- Hippodrome The Book of Mormon
 
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing-room-only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Grab your pre-sale tickets to see The Book of Mormon at Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore before they go on sale to the general public.
 
   
Clothes for a Summer Hotel Apr 4 - Apr 28, 2019  
DC Arts Center Clothes for a Summer Hotel
 
The Rainbow Theatre Project brings you a special production of Tennessee Williams' Clothes for a Summer Hotel. This legendary writer's evocative "ghost play" is about the tumultuous marriage and creative lives of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. The play fuses the past and the present in a theatrical tour-de-force as Zelda and Scott re-visit their youth and the ghosts of characters (including Ernest Hemingway) who helped shape their existence.
 
   
Les Deux Noirs: Notes On Notes Of A Native Son Apr 7 - Apr 27, 2019  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Les Deux Noirs: Notes On Notes Of A Native Son
 
A new addition to the Mosiac season four lineup from Helen Hayes award-winning director and playwright Psalmayene 24, Les Deux Noirs: Notes On Notes Of A Native Son is set in the legendary Parisian cafe Les Deux Magots in 1953. This work re-imagines the meeting between Native Son author Richard Wright and essayist/activist James Baldwin. It explores the tension between Baldwin's searing critiques of the book and Wright's unbridled indignation in response -- a confrontation between two mighty African-American artists, with echoes of a present-day rap battle. Watch these two mighty literary figures face off at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in D.C.
 
   
Stomp Apr 23 - Apr 28, 2019  
The National Theatre Stomp
 
Celebrating over 25 years in New York and on tour, STOMP never ceases to amaze. Everyday objects -- matchboxes, hubcaps, brooms, buckets, garbage cans and pretty much anything else you can think of -- become vehicles for brilliant music and unique rhythms, all performed by an energetic troupe that dances and pounds its way across the stage. The show also features comedic moments and lots of audience participation, placing you right in the action. The percussive sounds that will fill Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre are unlike anything you've ever heard, and it's amazing to think that it's all coming from everyday found items. Grab these tickets now - but resist the urge to create your own at-home performance, because your neighbors will not be as impressed.
 
   
Oslo Apr 24 - May 19, 2019  
Lansburgh Theatre Oslo
 
When we think of monumental moments in world history, we usually think of kings, emperors and presidents. But sometimes, against all odds, it's one of us mere mortals who manages to nudge the world a step in the direction of progress. Oslo, the 2017 Tony winner for Best Play, is the story of one such instance. It's the story of a Norwegian diplomat and her husband, who, in 1993, assembled a ragtag group of would-be diplomats to attempt the impossible: broker peace between Israel and Palestine. Operating in secret and without any official bargaining power, the group dives headlong into the deadly decades-long conflict. Now this nail-biting true story comes to the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C., courtesy of Round House Theatre.
 
   
Snow White Apr 27 - May 25, 2019  
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater Snow White
 
The Witch was the fairest one of all first, and she will not be silenced any longer! This updated version of the classic Snow White story unveils the villain's perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge. So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken, and of course Snow White herself in this Theater For Young Audiences tale about beauty, friendship and happily-ever-afters with a twist. This show at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater includes a kid-approved lunch.
 
   
God of Carnage May 4 - May 25, 2019  
Keegan Theatre God of Carnage
 
God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza's comedy of (bad) manners, begins with two couples meeting to work things out after a playground altercation between their children. As the evening progresses, their behavior goes from civilized to outrageous as each couple tries to pin the blame on the other for the incident. From cutting dialogue to broad physical comedy, God of Carnage will defy your expectations at every turn, becoming more hilarious with each scene. Find out just how thin the line between civility and brutality is in this Keegan Theatre production.
 
   
Head Over Heels May 10 - May 11, 2019  
Warner Theatre Head Over Heels
 
In this comical journey to find love, a beautiful young woman named Zoe falls for a smooth-talking bad boy who sweeps her off her feet, but her newfound love is only pretending to be the perfect mate! As the secrets unfold, her zany family takes matters into its own hands and the entertainment never stops! A comedy fit for the whole family, Head Over Heels stars singing diva Tamika Scott (Xscape), Q Parker (Grammy-award winning group 112), R&B singer and TV actress Trina Braxton (Braxton Family Values), TV actor William Jackson (Tyler Perry's For Better Or Worse), HBO comedian and UniverSoul Circus ringmaster Tony Tone, award-winning actress and jazz great Chandra Currelley and an all-star cast! See Head Over Heels, written by Lolita Snipes, when it returns to Washington DC's Warner Theatre.
 
   
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. May 10 - May 19, 2019  
Children's Theatre of Annapolis Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.
 
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "truly scrumptious." Join the fun and take a ride at the Children's Theatre of Annapolis.
 
   
Describe the Night May 27 - Jun 23, 2019  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Describe the Night
 
In 1920, Russian Jewish writer Isaac Babel starts a diary while wandering the countryside with the Red Cavalry. In 2010, after the crash of an aircraft carrying the Polish president, his diary is discovered among the wreckage. What did Babel write, and why does it matter so much to one ruthless KGB agent destined to become one of the most powerful figures in the world? Describe the Night uncovers the mystery by tracing the stories of seven lost souls connected across decades by history, fiction, lies and blood. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rajiv Joseph returns to Woolly after hit productions of Guards at the Taj and Gruesome Playground Injuries. This new piece has been described as a "work of major ambition" (The New York Times) that will feel both timeless and tuned in to the age of #FakeNews.
 
   
Hello, Dolly! Jun 4 - Jul 7, 2019  
The Kennedy Center Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! at Washington DC's Kennedy Center -- the universally acclaimed smash hit that NPR calls "the best show of the year!" and the Chicago Tribune says is "one of the great all-American musical spectacles in all of its ebullient glory." Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks' "gorgeous" new production (Vogue) is "making people crazy happy!" (The Washington Post). See the show that broke box office records and received unanimous raves on Broadway. This Hello, Dolly! revival pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion -- hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it "a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket, you'll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!"
 
   
A Doll's House, Part 2 Jun 5 - Jun 30, 2019  
Lansburgh Theatre A Doll's House, Part 2
 
Well ahead of its time for its depiction of Nora, a wife and mother whose search for self-worth leads her to leave her unhappy marriage, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House signaled a move toward realism and feminism in theater. Now in Part 2, we'll witness what happens 15 years later when Nora shows up on that same doorstep, courtesy of up-and-coming playwright Lucas Hnath (Obie-winning The Christians, Red Speedo). Called "explosively funny" by the Hollywood Reporter, the play earned eight 2017 Tony nominations, along with raves from The New York Times as "the best play of the year." See the hit Broadway sequel to Ibsen's groundbreaking 19th-century drama, presented by Round House Theatre, directed by Nicole A. Watson, when it comes to the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C.
 
   
Falsettos Jun 11 - Jun 23, 2019  
The Kennedy Center Falsettos
 
Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at the Kennedy Center in DC as "an exceptional production of a perfect musical" (The New York Times). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family ... and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this ever-relevant show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn.
 
   
Aladdin Jul 18 - Sep 7, 2019  
The Kennedy Center Aladdin
 
Discover a whole new world at Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical flying into the Opera House at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.