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In this sharp-edged satire, opportunistic tycoon Harry Brock arrives in Washington with his naive girlfriend, Billie Dawn, to game the political system. With the help of an idealistic reporter, Billie wisens up and fights back to end the corruption. Aaron Posner (Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Edward Gero (Hello, Dolly!, A Christmas Carol) and Kimberly Gilbert (Jefferson's Garden, The Laramie Project) in this 1940s screwball comedy that shows truth and justice can win the day. See Born Yesterday in Washington DC at Ford's Theatre.
As the statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes was dismantled at the University of Cape Town, seven students wrote The Fall, charting their experiences as activists who brought down a statue and then grappled with decolonizing what was left standing in its wake: the legacies of race, class, gender, history, and power 24 years after the official end of Apartheid. Political and deeply personal, vibrating with song, dance, and the energy of youth, The Fall comes to DC with the urgency of history being told as it's created, resonating with America's debates about falling monuments, rising tuition, and "appropriate" ways to fight for long-promised equality.
The Agitators reveals the 45-year friendship and occasional rivalry between two great, rebellious, and flawed American icons: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. But also, at times, great adversaries. The famous abolitionists met as idealistic youngsters in the 1840s, when they were full of hopes, dreams, and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided, and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that 45-year friendship -- from its beginnings in Rochester, through a Civil War, and to the highest halls of government. These two great souls agitated the nation, agitated each other and helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history. Experience the history at Atlas Performing Arts Center through this loving and faithful portrait of two historical figures that also brims with modern urgency and relevance.
With soaring ballads and exhilarating dance numbers, Aida leaves audiences moved and inspired by the power of love to transcend politics, war, and even death. Brilliantly brought to life by the renowned songwriting team of Elton John and Tim Rice (The Lion King), this legendary musical chronicles a star-crossed love triangle amongst Aida, a Nubian princess kidnapped from her country; Radames, the Egyptian captain who enslaved her people; and his fiancee Princess Amneris. As attractions intensify, Aida must choose between her heart's desire and her responsibility to lead her nation to freedom. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Aida is filled with passionate storytelling, exuberant dancing and world-class staging and singing. See the classic tale of forbidden love when Constellation Theatre Company brings it to the stage of Source in Washington, D.C.
Toby's joint will be jumpin' with Ain't Misbehavin', one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and a Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club with his infectious swing music. Ain't Misbehavin' evokes the delightful humor and powerful energy of this 'American original' with music made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood!
Set in Hollywood 1950, this witty comedy-drama reveals what goes on behind closed doors when a world-famous writer, his actress wife and his longtime "secretary" arrive from England only to have their comfortable household disrupted by the arrival of a handsome young priest and a film producer with a secret of his own. Add a malicious young blackmailer, and this glimpse into how Hollywood dealt with private lives is by turns darkly funny and emotionally powerful. Settle in for this world premiere at the Undercroft Theatre in D.C.
Catch the world premiere of the musical comedy Beetlejuice at DC's National Theatre before it bugs out to Broadway with this special Goldstar pre-sale offer. Based on the classic Tim Burton comedy and directed by Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), this all-new show ratchets up the raunchiness way past PG-level as it follows the undead adventures of Betelgeuse, aka Beetlejuice, aka the afterlife's leading freelance bio-exorcist. The ghost with the most's been summoned (by calling his name three times) to scare away the insufferable parents of Lydia, a goth girl who happens to dig death. New tunes by Australian comic singer-songwriter Eddie Perfect and the edgy antics of everyone's favorite demented demon make this screen-to-stage transplant a must-see.
Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother are picking delicious blueberries to can for the long winter months ahead to make delicious desserts. On the other side of Maine's Blueberry Hill, a mama bear and baby bear are filling up for the long hybernation. But somehow Sal and a baby bear have a mixed up adventure and lose their mothers!
Leave logic behind and delight in the confusion of Shakespeare's beloved comedy, where servants misplace their masters, wives overlook their husbands, and sons forget their fathers. The blunders double, triple and cube until chaos reigns-and everyone is pretty sure that everyone else is completely insane.
It's four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity in Dashing Through the Snow. You'll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!
Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as Elf The Musical. Fasten your sleigh belts for a fun ride that follows the story of Buddy, who as a little boy mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole, where he's raised as an elf. He grows up unaware that he's an actual human, but his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually force him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy sets off on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas -- and this sparkling holiday show, coming to the stage of the Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage, will no doubt do the same for you and yours.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Paula Vogel's How I Learned To Drive explores the complex relationship between a young woman and an older man as a series of driving lessons progresses from innocence to something much more dark and troubling. Told with surprising wit, this acclaimed play is an often-funny, surprising and ultimately devastating tale of survival that's all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo era. Through wildly absurd, unexpected and disturbing turns of events, Li'l Bit comes to terms with her past and her relationships as these events shape her womanhood and her understanding of the world. Don't miss this powerful play, which features Amber Paige McGinnis in her Round House Theatre directorial debut, when it takes the stage.
Illyria reimagines Shakespeare's comedy of mixed-signal love in a downtown Manhattan dive bar in the early 1980s, where identity, sex and gender are what you will. But who will fall in love with whom? And what music of love will the divas and DJ play? This fresh slant on a classic shakes up Shakespeare with the driving beats and dingy glamor of the post-disco era. See this Avant Bard production at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington.
He may be king, but unlike his older brother Richard the Lionheart, John has no stirring nickname, and everyone from the Pope to his own court seems to think his crown is up for grabs. Taking his audience back to the time of the Magna Carta, Shakespeare slyly commented on the politics of his own day. Now, director Aaron Posner treats you to a toxic brew of ambition and indecision in this rarely staged but timely history. The medieval court is transported to the D.C. stage as King John unfolds at Folger Theatre.
The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Labour of Love is a delightfully clever mashup of the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament's district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past 25 years.
A bullied schoolboy. A mysterious new neighbor. An unlikely bond formed between two young people ... one of which has been young for a very long time. Based on the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In is a supernatural coming-of-age love story that touches the heart and makes it race, too. See it at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick.
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing story full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Catch it live at Children's Theatre of Annapolis.
A Piece of My Heart provides an absorbing and moving experience about a tumultuous period in American history -- the Vietnam War. It is a powerful, true drama about six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays the courageous story of each young woman as she struggles through the experiences that leave scars yet triumphs as a result of their tour through the war-torn nation. With the backdrop of the memorial wall in Washington, A Piece of My Heart is a salute to the men and women who represented our country during a divisive era. This production at the Bowie Playhouse comes courtesy of Bowie Community Theatre.
Calliope is the last surviving Muse. Drowning in the demands of a world desperate for inspiration, she does what any self-respecting Greek goddess would do: hire an intern. But in Sing to me Now, Calliope is burying a deeper pain, and the fate of the universe may lie in this human intern's unlikely ability to save her. Playwright Iris Dauterman weaves sardonic humor, poetry and a contemporary voice to create a comedy about fighting for beauty while the world is falling apart. This Rorschach Theatre production comes to the stage at Washington, DC's Atlas Performing Arts Center.
When her best friend is kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen, 12 year-old Gerda goes on a quest to rescue him. With the help of a troll and an elf, will Gerda be able to find her friend before his heart freezes forever? A fun, loose adaptation of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen is preceded by a snack lunch featuring your choice of a slice of oven baked cheese pizza or an all-beef hotdog at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater in Hagerstown. This crowd-pleasing production is perfect for children of all ages.
Summerland by Arlitia Jones tells the mysterious tale of William H. Mumler, a spirit photographer with a talent for capturing haunting images from the world beyond the veil. The Civil War has ended, and a grieving nation turns to spiritualism to contact the dead. Mumler sees his business boom as mourners, including a very famous one, flock to his studio. A city official makes it his mission to prove it's a fraud, but finds that harder than he hoped. Based on a true story, this area premiere of Summerland can be enjoyed at the Undercroft Theatre in Washington, DC.