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Aladdin  
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.

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Cirque du Soleil - Volta  
Under the Big Top at Lerner Town Square at Tysons II Cirque du Soleil - Volta
 
VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery. It's about finding yourself, and unveiling your personal powers. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score. VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one's true potential and recognizing one's own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others. With this Goldstar offer you'll be sure to nab tickets to see this Cirque spectacular Under the Big Top at Lerner Town Square at Tysons II.

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Hello, Dolly!  
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!"

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Ripcord  
Keegan Theatre Ripcord
 
David Lindsay-Abaire's hilarious comedy, Ripcord, comes to Washington, DC's Keegan Theatre! A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

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Absolutely Dead  
Bowie Playhouse Absolutely Dead
 
The causeway's flooded and (of course) the local sheriff is stranded on the mainland. Naturally, on a turbulent night like this, the phones are down and who would ever expect cell phones to work in this remote part of the state? Does it sound like a good night for a roaring fire and a dinner party with a lot of laughs from a boisterous, tipsy actress? Does it sound like a good night for a murder - or two? People are dying and the party really isn't funny anymore. Find out more when Absolutely Dead, written by Michael Walker, comes to the Bowie Playhouse.

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American Spies  
NextStop Theatre American Spies
 
The Hub Theatre (in 2019 residency at NextStop Theatre) presents American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables by Sam Hamashima, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer.‚Äč News travels across the Pacific on Dec. 7 resulting in foolhardy claims of Japanese sympathizers. As calls for war perpetrate a nation, The Ishii Family undertakes radical assimilation to calm the local police and fearful neighbors. Mixing family testimony and cartoon charm, the Japanese Americans' response to national disaster develops into a sparkling fable on what it means to be family.

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The Band's Visit  
The Kennedy Center The Band's Visit
 
Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Band's Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. When an Egyptian band winds up stranded in a remote Israeli village, their lives become intertwined with the people of the village in the most unexpected ways. With a Tony- and Grammy-winning score, the musical rejoices in the powerful way song unites us. Tony Award winners David Yazbek, Itamar Moses and director David Cromer bring The Band's Visit to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The musical proves that even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

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Bright Colors And Bold Patterns  
Studio Theatre Bright Colors And Bold Patterns
 
Who knew a wedding dress code could spark so much drama? Written by comic and YouTube sensation Drew Droege and directed by Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), this raucous one-man show follows Gerry, the disenchanted friend of an about-to-be-married gay couple, whose request to "refrain from wearing Bright Colors and Bold Patterns" at their Palm Springs nuptials leaves him with plenty to say about the state of stereotypes, relationships and same-sex marriage - all while he drunkenly soaks in a pool with his ex and his ex's younger boyfriend. Don't sleep on this "uproarious, bittersweet exploration of the gay soul" (The New Yorker) when it comes to Washington D.C.'s Studio Theatre - Milton Theatre.

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Byhalia, Mississippi  
The Kennedy Center Byhalia, Mississippi
 
How to Get Away With Murder's Jack Falahee stars in this new Kennedy Center production of playwright Evan Linder's uncompromising exploration of race, family and betrayal in the American South, which won Chicago's prestigious Jefferson Award in 2016 for Best New Work. Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They're broke. They're loud. They're proud Southerners. When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil - and a town with a racially charged past that finds its way into the present. Find out for yourself why the Chicago Tribune says "we need this story of interracial friendship even more now." This incredible production is directed by Kimberly Senior, director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced on Broadway.

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Children of Eden  
Olney Theatre Center Children of Eden
 
This is a one-night only Mainstage concert version of a musical the Olney thinks is worth a second look, featuring large orchestras and top talent. From the celebrated composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell comes this family-friendly biblical reboot with a marvelous score. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children.

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A Doll's House, Part 2  
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.

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Earthrise  
The Kennedy Center Earthrise
 
Fifty years ago this summer, the human race did the seemingly impossible and set foot on the moon. This immersive new play commemorates the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, capturing this breathtaking feat using projections, original songs and actual NASA footage. The year is 1969, and while the world waits for the launch of Apollo 11, three children of key NASA employees - a mathematician's daughter, an astronaut's son and an engineer's daughter - watch the historic launch from different perspectives. By dreaming a collective dream of landing on the moon together, the kids learn to understand the historic mission, not fear it. Experience the moon landing like never before when Earthrise comes to The Kennedy Center.

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Every Brilliant Thing  
Studio Theatre 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 Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Fences  
Bowie Playhouse Fences
 
August Wilson's sensational drama centers around Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. See Fences at the Bowie Playhouse.

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Intimate Apparel  
Silver Spring Stage Intimate Apparel
 
Pulitzer Prize winning Lynn Nottage weaves a lyrical and powerful story in Intimate Apparel of a talented African-American seamstress in New York City at the turn of the previous century, who sews for rich white and poor black clients alike, and saves her earnings so she can someday open her own beauty parlor. She also longs for a loving husband and has a long-distance pen-pal romance with a Barbadian laborer. When he shows up in person, however, he is not the articulate or charming man he seemed to be in his letters. Although deeply wounded, she chooses to move forward with her life, unbroken by a string of betrayals and abandonment. Audiences will be captivated by this poignant and pulls no punches portrait of passion and loneliness.

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The Juliet Letters  
Signature Theatre The Juliet Letters
 
Part song cycle, part rock opera, Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters is a collection of musical love notes to Shakespeare's Juliet. Multiple characters of varying ages and backgrounds present short, overlapping stories of passion, loss, death, and betrayal that stretch across space and time. UrbanArias will present this groundbreaking series of dramatic ballads by Costello and Brodsky Quartet in an immersive cabaret setting at Signature Theatre in Arlington.

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The Last Night of Ballyhoo  
Bowie Playhouse The Last Night of Ballyhoo
 
It's December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Frietag family. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance, and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.

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Love Sex and Marriage  
Silver Spring Black Box Theater Love Sex and Marriage
 
Love Sex and Marriage gives an entertaining encounter of a superstar, Darrin! The ladies love him and the guys want to be him. Little does everyone know, Darrin is a closeted gay man, signed to a homophobic music label. Now that his manager knows Darrin is gay, his manager paired him with a female artist on the label so the media wouldn't suspect anything. The plan is working fine until Darrin meets a guy at one of his concerts. Catch Love Sex and Marriage at Silver Springs Black Box.

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Matilda  
Olney Theatre Center Matilda
 
From the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes another unlikely hero: Matilda Wormwood. Born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books, learning and any information they can't get from television, Matilda somehow manages to emerge ... a genius. Maybe even a magical one. However, she and the rest of the school are under the tyrannical rule of a deliciously devious villain, principal Agatha Trunchbull. Matilda embraces the fearful and terrifying moments of childhood with humor, hard-earned optimism and astoundingly witty musical numbers. Songs like "Miracle," "Naughty" and "Revolting Children" will ring true to adults and belong in the survival kit of any child making their way through pre-adolescence and beyond. Book by Dennis Kelly. Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin. Based on the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. Music Directed by Christopher Youstra. Choreography by Byron Easley. Directed by Peter Flynn. Age Guidance: If this were a film it would be rated PG.

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A Misanthrope  
Gunston Arts Center A Misanthrope
 
A brisk, biting comedy about a cynic who thinks insincerity is a sin. But the joke's on him when he falls for an ingenue who's more than his match. Matt Minnicino's A Misanthrope distills Moliere's best-known farce into quippy rhyming couplets. And it pokes social flattery with a hot take on the absurdity of modern hot airs. Hypocrisy has never been more hilarious. If we got snarky tweets from 17th-century France, they would sound something like this.

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The Mollusc  
Writer's Center The Mollusc
 
Perfect for your summer entertainment! "You are guaranteed to leave The Mollusc with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart," raved DC Theatre Scene about QTC's "spot-on" 2008 production of Davies' Edwardian comedy of ill manners. A decade later, QTC restages one of its most popular productions about Dulcie Baxter, the "mollusc," who has an unusual, yet hilarious affliction. Jack Sbarbori, who directed and designed the set for the acclaimed 2008 production, returns for the remount.

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The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies  
Spooky Action Theater The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies
 
An American mother and a Tibetan father must make a life-altering choice that will test their strength, their marriage and their hearts. Two Tibetan monks seek their three-year-old son. The boy is the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama, and the monks propose to take the child away for a life of spiritual training in India.

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui  
Atlas Performing Arts Center The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
 
Arturo Ui is a tale of the meteoric rise of a small-time Brooklyn hoodlum who takes over the cauliflower racket in 1930s Chicago. Ui ruthlessly disposes of his competitors to enrich himself and gain power. Both entertaining and provocative, this play is a powerful parable to Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany. It also elicits comparisons to members of our government who aim to seize more power and control over us. Don't miss this spellbinding play, which depicts evil fascism on the march while portraying the dark sides of human nature. This story reminds us how those who lust for power and expand the grips of government often lead us to tyranny. Arturo Ui at D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center is fourth play by Bertolt Brecht that Scena Theatre has produced in its 32-year history. It contains some scenes depicting violence. It's suitable for patrons ages 14 and older and parental discretion is advised.

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Tiger Style  
Olney Theatre Center Tiger Style
 
In this outrageous satire about stereotypes, political correctness flies out the window as two Chinese-American siblings search for their authentic selves. Albert Chen is a computer programmer so modest he lets others take credit for his work. His sister Jennifer, a doctor, is so professionally driven she can't sustain a relationship (even if she could find someone worthy of her work ethic). Despite their Ivy League educations, musical virtuosity and impeccable manners, the siblings mount a delayed adolescent rebellion against their disappointed Tiger Mother (and equally demanding Tiger Father). They embark on an "Asian Freedom Tour" that takes them to the People's Republic of China, where the tour goes - no spoilers - terribly wrong.

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Twisted Melodies  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Twisted Melodies
 
Donny Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel artist whose Grammy-winning work made him a major force on the music scene. But Hathaway was a troubled genius - a man who often refused to take the prescribed medication that was meant to help control the debilitating symptoms of his paranoid schizophrenia. Now, Mosaic Theater Company's production of Twisted Melodies offers a fictionalized journey through that tortured and brilliant mind, giving you a glimpse into the life of a man lost in space and time as he battles a truly insidious mental illness. A theatrical experience that aims to captivate with its penetrating exploration of the psychology of a musical legend, Twisted Melodies at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. is also designed to open up conversation about the ways mental illness is treated in our society.

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Vivian's Music 1969  
Anacostia Playhouse Vivian's Music 1969
 
An international hit, this Washington, D.C. premiere is inspired by real life events. In 1969, in a segregated city in the American Midwest, a 14 year-old black girl named Vivian was shot by a white cop, igniting one of the worst race riots in American history. No one knew anything about her, just her name, her age and how she died. This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music.

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