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Every Brilliant Thing  
Olney Theatre Center Every Brilliant Thing
 
From ice cream to kung fu movies to laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose, in Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Through adulthood, as the list of things worth living for grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. This interactive one-man show, created by acclaimed playwright Duncan MacMillan (1984) and comedian Jonny Donahoe, has become a worldwide hit for its poignant but funny celebration of the little things that matter in life. You might just be inspired to start your own list after seeing it at the Olney Theatre Center.

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Shear Madness  
The Kennedy Center Shear Madness
 
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.

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All in the Timing  
Silver Spring Stage All in the Timing
 
From the award-winning author of Venus in Fur, this critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of six one-act comedies by David Ives combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun in its portrayal of relationships, language, music, a revolutionary and a Philadelphia twilight zone experience. Enjoy this entertaining show at the Silver Spring Stage.

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Aubergine  
Olney Theatre Center Aubergine
 
Classically trained French chef Ray leaves his job behind to care for his dying father, a Korean immigrant. Ray's father never appreciated his son's culinary accomplishments, and therefore food painfully divides the two, even as it serves as the key to memory and identity for all the characters in this off-Broadway hit. As much as the language of food perplexes his father, the Korean language vexes Ray even more. He finds himself asking his estranged girlfriend for translation assistance when his non-English-speaking uncle arrives with a bag full of strange ingredients. This perceptive drama from award-winning writer Julia Cho (Big Love, Fringe) distills the flavors of rich characters and complicated yet intense relationships, serving up a life-affirming soup that soothes. Tony Nam stars as Ray in this Olney Theatre Center production of Aubergine.

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Becoming Dr. Ruth  
Theater J Becoming Dr. Ruth
 
Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering and straight-talking radio and TV sex therapist. But few know the truly incredible journey that preceded it, which included a desperate escape from the Nazis as a child, wartime service as an Israeli sniper and struggles as a single mother in America. In Becoming Dr. Ruth: An Unexpected Journey, Naomi Jacobsen tells Dr. Ruth Westheimer's story with warmth and humor, charting the unlikely path that led her to become America's favorite sex therapist. This revealing one-woman performance comes to Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC in Washington, D.C.

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Blithe Spirit  
Annapolis Shakespeare Company Blithe Spirit
 
Noel Coward's high-spirited comedy! It's summertime in Kent and Charles Condomine is working on his latest novel, The Unseen. As part of his research, he and his wife Ruth host a seance with an eccentric medium known as Madame Arcati and invite their friends to play along. But the evening takes a supernatural turn when Arcati conjures Charles' deceased first wife, Elvira, who doesn't have plans to leave. Lighthearted and endearing, Blithe Spirit, playing at Annapolis Shakespeare Company, is an otherworldly classic that's sure to tickle your goosebumps!

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Botticelli in the Fire  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Botticelli in the Fire
 
This ambitious ancient-modern mashup shows the spark of the culture war between Italian Renaissance artist and smoldering sensualist Sandro Botticelli, who's in the midst of painting his famed Venus on a half-shell, and the conservative priest who's challenging the relaxed morality of Lorenzo de Medici's Florence. That real-life historical conflict led to the "bonfire of the vanities" -- the burning of "sinful" items like art and books. Inspired by these actual events, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill gives Botticelli an apprentice/lover (none other that Leonardo da Vinci), and then traps him between the church and the powerful Medicis, forcing him to make an impossible choice. This American premiere of Botticelli in the Fire closes out the Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 38th season.

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Breathe  
THEARC Breathe
 
When two teenagers -- one black, one white -- are involved in separate acts of violence, the consequences they face are not only based on evidence, but also on the color of their skin. Using a combination of poetry, hip-hop and dramatic action, poet-writer Javon Johnson's drama Breathe explores tensions, decisions and conditions that lead the boys to prison and the effect imprisonment has on their families. Experience this gripping, socially relevant musical at Washington DC's Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus.

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Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic  
EagleBank Arena Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic
 
Join Mickey, Minnie and the comical duo Donald and Goofy as they lead you on an enchanted journey revealing glimpses of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions in Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie's Doorway to Magic. Twenty-five of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the doorknob. See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella's rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second, watch the Toy Story gang set themselves free from the constraints of Andy's toybox with the help of the green army men and thrill to the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst gorgeous floating lanterns. Snow White, Tinker Bell, Aladdin's Genie -- you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun in this grand show where you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination. Don't miss the Disney magic unfolding at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax.

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Familiar  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Familiar
 
Her day job may be battling zombies on The Walking Dead, but actress Danai Gurira also happens to be a Tony-nominated playwright (2016's Eclipse), whose 2015 work Familiar has been called "fiercely funny" by The New York Times. This inter-generational comedy finds a Minnesota bride wanting to observe a Zimbabwean tradition in honor of her heritage, which sets off a deep-rooted conflict with her immigrant parents. This new production comes to the stage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

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Godspell  
NextStop Theatre Godspell
 
Witness the most righteous story ever told -- as you've never seen it told before. In this beloved classic at NextStop Theatre in Herndon, Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) uses the Gospel of Matthew and a score featuring every genre from ragtime to rock to retell the story of Jesus and his disciples. A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, Godspell will touch your heart and raise your spirits with its Tony-nominated score, which features "Day by Day," "Light of the World" and "Turn Back, O Man." NextStop will bring exceptional talent and creativity to this uplifting musical in their intimate space.

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Hamlet  
Sidney Harman Hall Hamlet
 
Drama Desk winner Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty) inhabits one of the greatest roles in the English language in Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Hamlet, directed by artistic director Michael Kahn. Chances are you've read the play or seen one of the movie adaptations; you know some of the immortal lines ("To be or not to be?"), but if you haven't seen Shakespeare's masterpiece live on stage, then you haven't fully experienced this thrilling tale of political intrigue, murder, madness and duels to the death. See why Hamlet remains one of the great works of art at this production at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.

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Handbagged  
Round House Theatre Handbagged
 
If Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II were pitted against each other in a boxing match, who do you think would win? Or is it too hard to picture these primp and proper women in a physical fight? In which case, Handbagged may be one way to envision how two of the most powerful women in the world duke it out at the Round House Theatre. Behind closed palace doors, this comedy gives you a little idea of who'd have the upper hand if the gloves came off and the stiff upper lip softened. Don't miss the American premiere of this Olivier Award-winning UK play in Bethesda.

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Hobson's Choice  
Writer's Center Hobson's Choice
 
In this Valentines Day-appropriate play, a 1800s rom-com features the old and cranky Mr. Hobson pitted in a battle with his headstrong daughter. Basically, he's trying to get in between her marriage so she'll eternally be a no-cost employee at his boot shop. If you think this sounds the slightest bit nutty, find out how successful the attempt is with Hobson's Choice at the Writer's Center in Bethesda.

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The Intruders  
Atlas Performing Arts Center The Intruders
 
When gentrification hits an urban area a battle begins -- the powerful against disempowered, rich against poor. But a tragic incident brings both sides together in The Intruders at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

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The Lathe of Heaven  
Spooky Action Theater The Lathe of Heaven
 
Blessed -- or cursed -- with dreams that actually alter reality, The Lathe of Heaven finds George Orr under the hand of a doctor eager to exploit this amazing phenomenon. Together, Doctor Haber decides, they will remake the world. But it turns out that dreams won't be trained or coerced. As the good doctor uses his patient to tinker with reality, unintended con-sequences cascade and increase until the world itself begins to dissolve. Enjoy this classic tale of speculative fiction courtesy of Spooky Action Theater in Washington, DC.

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The Legend of Georgia McBride  
Round House Theatre The Legend of Georgia McBride
 
What do you do when your Elvis act gets the axe? With a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no choice but to trade in his signature jumpsuit for sequins and start strutting his stuff around the Florida panhandle as the area's newest drag queen. A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice, this production of The Legend of Georgia McBride at Bethesda's Round House Theatre will have you laughing and rooting for the underdog inside of us all.

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Master Harold... and the boys  
Round House Theatre Master Harold... and the boys
 
Here's a picture you wouldn't imagine in 1950 South Africa: Two black men and a white boy joking and dancing together. Defying the harsh realities of apartheid, Harold's black workers are more than just his employees -- They're his friends. Faced with the return of his alcoholic father, Harold must weigh his father's racist outlook against the respect he has for his companions. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1982, and initially banned in South Africa, "Master Harold" ... and the boys remains one of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written. Come see it at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda.

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No Word in Guyanese for Me  
DC Arts Center No Word in Guyanese for Me
 
Winner of the GLAAD Award, No Word in Guyanese for Me is a poetic exploration of a gay Muslim's journey to reconcile her faith and her sexuality. From a childhood in Guyana and adolescence in 9/11 New York City, to a disastrous arranged marriage and sexual awakening, Hanna struggles to come to terms with her devotion to her faith and the right to be accepted for who she is. Brought to you by the Rainbow Theatre Project, this performance at the DC Arts Center is part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theatre Festival.

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Noura  
Lansburgh Theatre Noura
 
What does "home" mean and what will we do to protect it? As Noura and her husband Tareq prepare to celebrate their first Christmas as American citizens, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest -- Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl's arrival upends the family, forcing them to confront where they are, where they've been and who they have become. Noura challenges our notions of modern marriage and motherhood through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants living in New York. In this world-premiere production, award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire) draws on personal stories of Arab American women responding to A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen's classic drama of one mother's quest to balance her duty with her identity. Noura is presented at D.C.'s Lansburgh Theatre as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

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Paper Dolls  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Paper Dolls
 
In Paper Dolls, a group of five Filipino guest workers living in Tel Aviv spend their days caring for elderly Orthodox men and their nights performing in nightclubs as drag queens -- and the craziest part is, this karaoke musical is based on a true story! First profiled in an acclaimed 2006 documentary, the workers must contend with an immigration system that denies them citizenship and will deport them if they lose their jobs, while still enjoying the socially accepting atmosphere of Tel Aviv compared to the Philippines. See the American premiere of this vibrant, thought-provoking musical at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

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Q, the Witch and the Magical Orb  
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) Q, the Witch and the Magical Orb
 
Once upon a time there was an evil witch. And like most evil witches she did evil things. This witch took away wonderfully creative things in the world like music, dance, and art. She hides them away in her Magical Orb so nobody can find them. One day Q finds himself very bored in this world without art and decides to explore the dark blue cave. Guess what is in the dark blue cave? You guessed it... the Witch and her Magical Orb.

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The Raid  
Anacostia Playhouse The Raid
 
Idris Goodwin's The Raid is a fabulation of a debate between two American icons: White abolitionist John Brown and Black abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass. On the eve of Brown's raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, these men argue the merits of violence and pacifism, order and chaos, and possibility of a nation free of the scourge of slavery.The Raid examines the difference between being an ally and an accomplice, the implications of race in social protest, and the limits of radicalism in the age of #Resistance. Experience The Raid at Theater Alliance at The Anacostia Playhouse in Washington DC.

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The Remains  
Studio Theatre The Remains
 
It's been ten years since Kevin and Theo's wedding -- one of the first legal same-sex marriages in the country. In celebration of their ten year anniversary, the couple hosts a dinner party for their families, inviting loved ones over to their gorgeously renovated condo for an evening of philosophical conversations and overcooked lasagna. But when Kevin and Theo reveal the secret behind their seemingly perfect relationship, their guests gain a whole new perspective on the couple's historic marriage. Star Trek: Discovery's Maulik Pancholy stars in Ken Urban's The Remains at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Roz and Ray  
Theater J Roz and Ray
 
It's 1976, and Ray, a newly single parent, has only one goal: Keep his twin boys alive. Both of Ray's sons are hemophiliacs, which means that in addition to the regular stresses of single parenthood Ray must also contend with endless hospital trips, rigorous testing and frequent blood transfusions. When Ray meets Roz -- an optimistic and caring doctor with a miracle treatment for his sons' condition -- he thinks that he's found his savior. But miracles aren't always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. See why the Chicago Tribune deemed this a "very powerful play," when it comes to the stage of Theater J in Washington, DC.

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Sons of Freedom  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Sons of Freedom
 
Sons of Freedom: A Portrait of Me follows the tales of black boys whose lives and stories have been silenced because of injustice. This show discusses issues of police brutality, societal stigmas placed on boys, and their hopes for a better tomorrow. Be inspired and encouraged by powerful stories of struggle, love, hope and peace when this drama comes to Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

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Speech and Debate  
Theater On The Run Speech and Debate
 
Rebellious drama queen Diwata, "out and proud" Howie and nerdy but intense Solomon are outcasts in their puritanical town of Salem, Oregon. Linked by a local sex scandal, the unlikely trio join forces to expose the truth. Secrets become currency, blogs are belted and "bathing suit areas" exposed in this dark comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Karam (The Humans) at Theatre on the Run in Arlington.

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Steel Magnolias  
Kensington Town Hall Steel Magnolias
 
The bittersweet Southern comedy Steel Magnolias takes place in Truvy Jones' beauty salon, where three generations of outspoken Southern women regularly gather to laugh, cry and celebrate the events of their lives. But their world is rocked when M'Lynn's diabetic daughter gets pregnant, which could prove fatal -- and the ladies' inner strength and love for one another is put to the ultimate test. Based on the playwright's own upbringing, the touching and funny play was adapted into a popular film starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts. Now, get ready to laugh and cry when all the camaraderie, humor and poignancy of Steel Magnolias comes to Kensington Town Hall.

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Swan Lake  
Hylton Performing Arts Center Swan Lake
 
Manassas Ballet Theatre starts 2018 with a superstar of classical ballets, Swan Lake. Join the international cast of dancers as they weave the tale of the Swan Queen Odette, her love Prince Siegried, and the terrible curse cast by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. For the ballet aficionado and newcomer alike, Swan Lake is an absolute must-see on the ballet bucket list. The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra sets the mood with Tchaikovsky's lush score, while the custom costumes and scenery, including a new lake backdrop painted by the company's own scenic designer, help the story unfold on stage at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

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That Part is True  
Logan Fringe Arts Space That Part is True
 
As a blizzard approaches, members of a D.C. activists' collective are planning something big. Once snowed in together, they discover that one of their dearest friends/lovers/accomplices isn't who they thought, and a great unraveling begins. That Part is True explores the ways that marginalized people -- specifically men and women of color and queer folks -- are betrayed and endangered by the institution of policing and other authoritarian political institutions against which they are organizing. D.C.'s Logan Fringe Arts Space hosts this thought-provoking play by Madeline Farrington.

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Translations  
Studio Theatre Translations
 
It's 1833, and change is coming to rural County Donegal. While a hodgepodge group gathers at an Irish-language hedge school to study classics of Greek and Latin literature, British army engineers arrive to map the country, draw new borders and translate local place names into the King's English. Languages and histories collide, kindling romance and inciting violence. A modern classic from an Irish master, directed by Studio Theatre's Belfast-born Associate Artistic Director, Translations reminds us how personal the political can be. Watch it all unfold at Studio Theatre's Metheny Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Underground Railroad Game  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Underground Railroad Game
 
Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today's lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation's history, tackling race, sex and power in this kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy for mature audiences. Ars Nova, a company committed to developing outside-the-box thinking and supporting innovative, genre-bending work, was dubbed a "fertile incubator of offbeat theater" by The New York Times. Ars Nova presents Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game at Washington, DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Are you ready to play?

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The Veils  
Anacostia Arts Center The Veils
 
A female Marine returns home from deployment in Afghanistan to begin planning her wedding. While being tormented by her controlling sister and mother, she fights against the ghosts she's returned with from her experience overseas. Presented at the Anacostia Arts Center in D.C., The Veils is a deeply personal and timely drama written by Hope Villanueva and directed by Angela Kay Pirko.

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Vietgone  
Studio Theatre Vietgone
 
In a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas circa 1975, two bereaved Saigon natives find love in a strange new land. So goes Vietgone, a bold new romantic comedy by "geek theater" impresario Qui Nguyen, an artist famous in New York for productions packed full of martial arts, sword fights and puppetry. Based on the lives of his own parents, Vietgone is a slightly more subtle affair, but still reflect Nguyen's irreverent humor and hip-hop-influenced aesthetic as it criss-crosses between the traumatic evacuation of Saigon and a turbulent yet passionate tale of love in the rural United States. See this wildly imaginative new work at Studio Theatre in D.C.

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Waitress  
The National Theatre Waitress
 
Inspired by the beloved film from Adrienne Shelly and brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the Broadway hit Waitress starts serving up treats at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. With original music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave") and direction from Tony winner Diane Paulus, this is a vibrant tale of a waitress and pie maker who dreams of leaving her small town and loveless marriage. When a baking contest and a new doctor offer a chance at a fresh start, she must summon the strength to build her new life in a play EW calls "a little slice of heaven."

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The Winter's Tale  
Folger Theatre The Winter's Tale
 
Transporting you from Sicilia to Bohemia and safely home once more, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is a spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy and redemption that celebrates the magic of story-telling and the power of forgiveness. Lose yourself in this fantastical play filled with love and loss at Folger Theatre in D.C.

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The Wiz  
Ford's Theatre The Wiz
 
Ease on down the road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they try to figure out how to get Dorothy back to Harlem. The funky Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz is based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with a score by Charlie Smalls. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score, The Wiz includes such numbers as "Slide Some Oil to Me," "He's the Wizard," "No Bad News" and "Mean Ole Lion." This Tony-winning musical is coming to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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The Wolves  
Studio Theatre The Wolves
 
Playwright Sarah DeLappe's acclaimed dark comedy The Wolves opens on a high school girls' indoor soccer team warming up with lunges and stretches. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. This unforgettable show is a portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Watch as these fierce, fearless females engage in a tale of privilege and pain onstage at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Young Frankenstein  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia Young Frankenstein
 
Mel Brooks jolted his classic movie comedy Young Frankenstein back to life with a bunch of hilarious new songs, turning it into a monster Broadway hit. Now it's coming to Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia in a new production that tracks the tongue-in-cheek tale of young Dr. Frankenstein (or "Fronkensteen," as he prefers to be known) as he tries to complete his grandfather's work of re-animating the dead. He's helped out -- sorta -- by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor, his beautiful lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher. The Brooks-penned score boasts such catchy tunes as "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." Tickets include a pre-show buffet.

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