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NextStop at Olney Theatre Center Amour
NextStop celebrates our 30th anniversary with a volunteer production of a beautiful French fable about a man who walked right through the walls that confined him.
The Bridges of Madison County  
Keegan Theatre The Bridges of Madison County
"What if...?" It's a question that looms large over many people's lives, speaking of missed opportunities, hope and yearning. It's the question at the center of one of the best-selling novels of the last century, The Bridges of Madison County, and the critically acclaimed film adaptation. Now, one of the all-time great romances comes to the stage in a Tony-winning musical from composer Jason Robert Brown and Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman. Set in a sleepy Iowa town, the musical follows a bored housewife who finds her life forever changed when she meets a traveling National Geographic photographer. What begins as a chance encounter evolves into an exhilarating four-day whirlwind of passion, desire and everlasting love in what's been hailed by New York Daily News as "one of Broadway's best in the last decade." Now the Keegan Theatre brings The Bridges of Madison County to Washington, D.C.
The Color Purple  
The Kennedy Center The Color Purple
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times), directed by Tony winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.
Arena Stage Dave
From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team, comes the world-premiere musical comedy Dave, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. Dave tells the story of high school teacher (and presidential lookalike) Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than "presidential" circumstances, Dave is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people...and the First Lady.
4615 Theatre at The Highwood Theatre Dinner
On a foggy night, British socialite Paige is throwing a dinner party for her pompous husband's new self-help book. She's invited his friends; a lovesick artist, a twice-married microbiologist, and a TV reporter. A missing guest and oddly looming waiter quickly set the mood on edge, and by the Paige announces her first course as "Primordial Soup", the smell of reckoning is in the air. As barbs fly, wine glasses pile up, and an unexpected visitor arrives, Dinner escalates into a diabolically funny four-course meal of a play.
H.M.S. Pinafore  
Olney Theatre Center H.M.S. Pinafore
They're back! Chicago's most innovative theatre company, The Hypocrites, return to introduce Olney audiences to their critically-acclaimed, immersive and family friendly version of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. Just like in Pirates we're on the high seas-or, in this case, at a slumber party full of pajama-clad sailors-in a playful reimagining of the popular Gilbert and Sullivan classic. Joseph, the Captain's son, falls for lowly sailor Ralphina Rackstraw...but duty demands that he marry the lofty Admiral Dame Jo-Ann instead! Replete with guitars, ukuleles, and reversed gender roles, this comic tale of love, intrigue, and social satire comes to life as you've never seen it before.
The Kennedy Center Hamilton
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
Happy Ending  
Anacostia Playhouse Happy Ending
The hilarious story of the plight of two African American domestics, Douglas Turner Ward's Happy Endings comes to the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C. In the play, sisters Ellie and Vi's white employers' divorce threatens to cut off the household graft -- which has brought a solid amount of luxury to their lives. Will they be able to endure a riches to rags kind of scenario?
The Ice Child  
Keegan Theatre The Ice Child
When fairies steal a baby and replace it with the Ice Child, it creates all sorts of trouble for the community. Because the Ice Child isn't like the other kids -- he's lost in a world that doesn't understand him, and he can't be hugged or touched because he'll melt. How do you love a child you don't know and can't touch? Find out in The Ice Child, a brand new fairytale about love, fairies and growing up different, coming to the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C.
In the Closet  
DC Arts Center In the Closet
Rainbow Theatre Project presents the world premiere production of Siegmund Fuchs'In the Closet, an LGBT comedy that follows four men -- each living during a different time period -- as they look back on their lives in the place where all gay men begin ... in the closet.
Mamma Mia!  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia Mamma Mia!
On a Greek island paradise, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover her father's identity brings three very different possible dads from her mother's past back to the island. The magic of ABBA's timeless hit music ("Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes It All" and many, many more...) tells this story of love, laughter and friendship.
Melancholy Play  
Source Melancholy Play
Contrary to its title, this bubbly, whimsical comedy from the acclaimed playwright of The Clean House and Dead Man's Cell Phone will make you fall in love with love. Bank teller Tilly is consumed by a melancholy so exquisite that everyone she meets becomes infatuated with her; her tailor, her hairdresser and even her therapist succumb to the allure of her perpetual sadness. But when Tilly inexplicably discovers happiness, her joy wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Get swept away by whimsy when D.C.'s Constellation Theatre Company brings Sarah Ruhl's Melancholy Play to the stage at Source.
Signature Theatre Passion
Set in 1860s Italy, this gorgeous musical ignites a fiery love triangle when a handsome army captain is transferred to a remote military outpost and into the blinding infatuation of Fosca, the ailing cousin of his superior. Fosca's fervent longing draws him in as it threatens to upend his career in an exhilarating tangle of obsession, desire, madness, and above all, passion.
Pinkalicious the Musical  
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater Pinkalicious the Musical
This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe -- a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Pinkalicious the Musical is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation. The musical will be preceded by a snack lunch featuring your choice of a slice of oven-baked cheese pizza or an all-beef hotdog (beverages and gratuity are not included in the cost of the ticket).
Tinker Bell  
Adventure Theatre MTC Tinker Bell
Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell's point of view, you really have not heard it at all. A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy's point of view.