What We've Heard

08/13/2019 - 4:00pm

Check out this free and family-friendly annual event at Shirlington-based Signature Theatre August 18. Starting at noon, come enjoy performances every 15 minutes, master classes, family cabarets, season preview concerts, games and crafts all followed by the grand Broadway on the Plaza finale concert. Also, the chance to enter an exclusive online lottery to win free tickets to the performance of "Assassins" that evening.

08/08/2019 - 3:27pm

Lots of fun events at Imagination Stage. This is the final weekend for "The Ballad of Mu Lan" thru August 11, including an ASL-interpreted performance Sun, August 11, at 1:30pm. Plus, if you're looking for something fun to do with your littlest ones - check out Sunday Fun-Days August 11 (Five Little Monkeys) and August 18 (Elephant and Piggie). You & your child (ages 1-5) bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, music, movement, and visual art.

08/07/2019 - 4:25pm

Ally Theatre Company presents Naomi Wallace's THE WAR BOYS. Friday, August 9 is a Pay-What-You-Wish preview performance at Joe's Movement Emporium. You can leave a donation when reserving your ticket or just pay at the door. In their spare time three vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belong.

08/05/2019 - 1:04pm

National Players, America’s longest-running touring company and the hallmark outreach program of the Olney Theatre Center, presents its series of Pay-What-You-Can preview performances of "Walk Two Moons" by Tom Arvetis (based on Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal-Winning Novel), directed by Jenna Duncan. Pay-What-You-Can on August 10 and 11 in the Historic Theatre. All donations go towards National Players. CASH ONLY.

08/02/2019 - 11:46am

Theater Alliance launches Season 17 with the WORD BECOMES ACTION FESTIVAL August 6-18 - exploring themes from upcoming productions and bringing together performances, readings & workshops to illuminate divergent perspectives. Launches Aug. 8 with BLANK by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, then Aug. 15-18 Iyona Blake’s DISTURBED, plus play readings and conversations of full-length plays Aug 6-14 from playwrights Shalom Omo-Osagie, Avery Collins, Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman & Moriamo Tẹmídayọ Akibu, each developing new work over the course of the season in their new Quadrant Plays series.

08/02/2019 - 11:29am

The Anacostia Playhouse asks playwrights to imagine what could happen East of the Anacostia if new residents awoke to find that their new communities no longer had that vibrancy they craved and now they must make a life in a place devoid of the soul that drew them to it, all for their "Silenced Voices: Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival 2019." The play should be 10-15 minutes, have no more than 4 characters & focus on neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. Deadline for submissions August 15, 2019.

07/29/2019 - 5:22pm

Atlas Performing Arts Center INTERSECTIONS Festival 2020 - Applications being accepted thru extended deadline of August 20, 5pm! Applications are accepted in 3 categories: General Festival, Family Fun Days, and Youth Summit. All performing companies and artists are welcome to apply. Works previously produced are eligible. INTERSECTIONS 2020 (Feb. 20-March 1) is a performing arts festival which presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining.

07/25/2019 - 4:30pm

Olney Theatre Center's "SummerFest" is a FREE all-day event beginning at 11am on Sat, July 27. Check out their site for the full schedule - but expect activities to include Games, Live Music, Zumba, Tap, Audition and other Classes, STEM projects, Friends of the Library Montgomery County book sale, Costume and Props sale, Food trucks, local beer and wine, sponsor and nonprofit tables, a Bounce House, a Matilda Dance Party at 4:30pm, an Encore Performance of "Every Brilliant Thing" at 2pm, Backstage Tours and much more.

07/25/2019 - 3:44pm

As part of the Playwrights' Initiative, a new program to support local playwrights, NextStop Theatre Company presents their next development staged reading July 28 7pm: "MLM is for Murder "(Or, Your Side Hustle is Killing Us)" by John Bavoso. Reading is FREE - No reservation required.

07/25/2019 - 11:29am

SUBMIT YOUR WORK to the DC Queer Theatre Festival! In conjunction with the DC Center for the LGBT Community, the DC Queer Theatre Festival will present a series of new play readings beginning in the fall of 2019.They are looking for unproduced and unpublished plays, 45-90 minutes long, written by playwrights from the DMV area. Must have LGBTQ+ themes. Deadline is 7/31. There is a small stipend for this project; up to 2 play submissions per playwright.

07/23/2019 - 2:41pm

Olney Theatre Center's Applause Series continues with CHILDREN OF EDEN, Friday, July 26 at 8pm. These are one-night only concert versions of musicals the theatre thinks are worth a second look, plus they'll feature a large orchestra and top talent including Kevin McAllister, Awa Sal Secka and Jay Frisby.

07/23/2019 - 12:47pm

Theatre without a net. The Taffety Punk Bootleggers return after last year's Bootleg Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part 3 with Bootleg Shakespeare Richard III on Sat July 27 8pm, at Folger Theatre. The concept is simple, actors arrive with only their lines prepared. The show goes on, ready or not. And Bootleg Shakespeare is FREE. Free tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the performance at 6pm, limit two per person. If all tickets are gone by show time there will be a queue for standing room tickets and unclaimed seats. No advanced reservations.

07/22/2019 - 11:42am

The 2019 Capital Fringe Festival is almost over, but there's still time to catch plenty of performances at Arena Stage and venues in SW DC.

07/20/2019 - 4:53pm

Theatre at the museum! AMAZING GRACE, a Broadway musical inspired by the awe-inspiring story behind the world’s most beloved song is currently on stage at DC's newest museum, the Museum of the Bible. Performances run til August 18 (Sundays at 2pm, Fridays at 2pm & 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 7pm).

07/19/2019 - 12:21pm

For Synetic Theater's July 24 performance of "Treasure Island", come dressed as your favorite Buccaneer for "Pirate Cosplay Night!" Get 50% off tickets with the code JOLLYROGER. This classic coming-of-age tale follows Jane Hawkins, an orphan who longs for adventure, as she is swept up on a wild hunt for buried treasure with a ruthless band of buccaneers. Along the way, Jane’s bravery, morality, and sense of self are put to the test as she learns about her past and the path she wants to follow. "Treasure Island" runs til August 18.

07/16/2019 - 2:42pm

Creative Cauldron is in the throes of it's annual Summer Cabaret Series. Don't miss a wide range of cabarets thru September 14 including Stephen Gregory Smith, Chris Urquiaga, pianist Mark G Meadows, Katie McManus and more.

07/13/2019 - 11:22pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting term comes to a close with a trio of productions featuring the graduate actors including "As You Like It" directed by Aaron Posner, "Measure for Measure" directed by Timothy Douglas and "Macbeth" directed by Craig Baldwin. Performances July 8 – July 26 and Tickets
$15.00 per show or $30 for all three.

07/11/2019 - 12:09pm

1st Stage presents the 3rd ANNUAL LOGAN FESTIVAL OF SOLO PERFORMANCE July 11-21. See The Things They Carried (starting July 11), Joy Rebel (starting July 12) and The Happiest Place on Earth (starting July 13). Limited performances for each. “All three are very different in structure and content but are remarkably beautiful and show off the unique power of solo work.”

07/10/2019 - 11:27am

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park July 9 to 21 throughout Maryland from Prince George's Shakespeare in the Parks! For more information, call 301 446-3232; or visit arts.pgparks.com. All ages are welcome. This week: July 9, Brookside Gardens-Wheaton, MD; July 10, Meadowside Nature Center-Rockville, MD; July 11, Oxon Hill Manor-Oxon Hill, MD; July 12, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center-College Park, MD; July 13, Cabin John Regional Park Amphitheater-Bethesda, MD; July 14, Harmony Hall Arts Center-Ft. Washington, MD.

07/10/2019 - 11:21am

Hear the story of how Dolley Madison saved a portrait of George Washington as the British burned the White House. Best Medicine Rep's DOLLEY MADISON, PRESIDENTRESS is a fun, intimate portrait of the famous First Lady, performed by Mara Bayewitz. July 12-14 only! Suitable for families.