What We've Heard

01/14/2019 - 5:45pm

Performances of JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS BORN continue at Signature Theatre thru January 26 in a tribute to one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Awa Sal Secka (Signature’s Jesus Christ Superstar) and Katie Mariko Murray (Signature’s Passion) are joined by pianist Chris Urquiaga (Signature’s Entirely Elvis cabaret) pay tribute to the one and only Judy Garland. ARE YOU A FEDERAL WORKER? Signature has added a discounted performance of JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS BORN just for you on January 23! For specially discounted tickets visit http://bit.ly/judydeal

01/14/2019 - 4:28pm

Catch Annapolis Shakespeare Company's next CONCERT AND CABARET SERIES offering with "Stage Door Canteen" a 1940's CABARET - ONE NIGHT ONLY, Sunday, January 20 at 7:30pm. Written and Directed by SALLY BOYETT
Music Direction & Accompaniment by REENIE CODELKA. Travel to the American Theatre Wing's STAGE DOOR CANTEEN in 1944 for an original and marvelously theatrical show.

01/14/2019 - 4:26pm

Washington Stage Guild invites you to Pay-What-You-Can previews of Gulf View Drive, the third and final play in Arlene Hutton’s romantic trilogy portraying married life in the mid-20th Century. Pay-What-You-Can previews are Thurs, January 17 at 7:30pm; Fri, January 18 at 8pm and Sat, January 19 at 2:30pm. CASH ONLY at the door, no reservations necessary.

01/02/2019 - 11:01am

Only 3 Weeks Left to Apply to the Kennedy Center's VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program (Application Deadline: January 23, 2019). Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance—in the form of plays, screenplays, or music theater.

12/19/2018 - 5:53pm

Keegan Theatre's PLAY-RAH-KA's family production of THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER has performances December 22 to December 30 (some are selling out). Take the family!

12/19/2018 - 12:36pm

Anacostia Playhouse presents "Driving Miss Daisy" by Alfred Uhry, 10 performances only thru December 23. A limited number of Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available one hour before each show.

12/12/2018 - 12:40pm

The productions of Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas" at 1st Stage in Tysons, VA and August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD have both been extended to December 30.

12/11/2018 - 1:17pm

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's BROADWAY SERIES
presents "A BROADWAY HOLIDAY." It's Christmas Eve 1946 and radio star Jimmy Brennan returns to an inheritance that turns out to be a little more than he bargained for. Jimmy reunites with his WEAF radio pals Lana, Harry and Bonnie, his love Ruby, and others to present a live broadcast to save the day! Don't miss this original musical review! Only 4 performances - December 13, 15, 20 & 23.

12/10/2018 - 1:21pm

Paso Nuevo returns at GALA Hispanic Theatre with a new intergenerational show - "SILENT SCREAMS: Through Time" on Fri, December 21 at 8pm. FREE! A collection of short scenes, monologues, songs, and poems, SILENT SCREAMS was developed by the Paso Nuevo Youth Performance Group and VIDA Senior Center participants, the culmination of a 3-month collaboration that brought together diverse youth and seniors from throughout the DC area to explore self-expression through music, movement, devised theatre, and spoken word.

12/09/2018 - 1:07pm

Applications for the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival are now open! (Early Bird deadline - Nov 8; Regular Applications deadline - Jan 11, 2019). Have questions about producing a show next July 2019? Join Capital Fringe at the SW BID (Business Improvement District) office to talk about the process of applying and taking part. To attend, email Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer, at lee@capitalfringe.org to RSVP. Accepting applications also for Fringe's commissioning arm, now in its 2nd year. Request for Proposal DEADLINE - Jan 2, 2019.

12/08/2018 - 4:52pm

Creative Cauldron's new Holiday Cabaret Series is just around the corner - events start this weekend with Stephen Gregory Smith & Kara Tameika Watkins on Dec. 9, Dani Stoller on Dec. 10, plus Erin Granfield and Katherine Riddle on Dec. 11, Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan on 12/12. 'Tis The Season - A Holiday Cabaret with Chris Urquiaga follows on Dec. 16 and “Winter Wonderland” on Dec. 17.

12/08/2018 - 12:51pm

Make your holiday season merry and bright with five weekends of WIT (Washington Improv Theater)'s "Seasonal Disorder" at Source Theatre. Featuring seven events each weekend, "Seasonal Disorder" promises a blast of comedy packaged with a bow! Check out the whole schedule for performances Nov 29-Dec 30.

12/07/2018 - 6:25pm

Join Woolly Mammoth Theatre Mon, December 10 @ 7:30PM, for a special reading of "For Black Trans Girls..." by DC-based playwright and performer Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, directed by Paige Hernandez. FREE

12/07/2018 - 4:03pm

The 2018 DC Queer Theater Festival is back with 2 days of performances - experience seven diverse, thought provoking and humorous 10-Minute Plays at DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan on Fri, December 7 at 7:30pm and Sat, December 8 at 3pm & 7:30pm.

12/07/2018 - 3:48pm

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens holds their annual Russian Winter Festival this Sat/Sun December 8 & 9 (10AM-5PM) featuring music, dance and participation from area theatres Flying V with a fun family play based on traditional Russian stories and mummers parading in animal costumes and discover what the new year has in store from fortunetellers strolling the estate, presented by Happenstance Theater.

12/05/2018 - 5:39pm

Nextstop Theatre Company presents A KOSHER CHRISTMAS CABARET, Saturday, December 8 at 8pm. It's a celebration of Jewish culture and the community's extraordinary resilience, through humor and heart featuring Jordan Friend, Alani Kravitz, Ben Lurye, and Elisa Rosman at the piano.
Tix $25 and a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Tree of Life Synagogue community.

12/05/2018 - 11:47am

Lanford Wilson's TALLEY'S FOLLY starts performances December 7 at Theater J (performing at GALA Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Hgts while the Edlavitch JCC is under renovation). December 7 8pm is a Pay-What-You-Can Preview. Plus there are other discounted previews during the first week and many dates to see the show during the run followed by a post-show discussion: Cast Talkback; Creative Conversation; or Sunday Symposium (details on website).

11/30/2018 - 6:08pm

Check out one more Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performance and other access opportunities for Round House Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN by August Wilson. PWYC performance is Sat, Dec. 1 at 2pm, plus Fri, Nov. 30 at 8pm is FreeBeerFriday, TeenNight and there's a director discussion. Get details on their website.

11/30/2018 - 6:04pm

The Folger presents free family programs this Saturday, December 1. Families with kids: join on the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger. This month, play with the music, song, and dance of Shakespeare's plays. (10 – 11 am: Ages 4–7; 11am – noon: Ages 7–11).

11/16/2018 - 3:52pm

Anacostia Playhouse presents their first "New Works Festival" Nov. 14-17 showcasing 8 new 10-minute plays. All tickets are PWYC. Plays address the themes of deterioration and renovation, both physically and socially, over the course of Anacostia’s long history and examine the impact of revisionist history on Anacostia and its residents. Plays are separated into Group A and Group B; check site for details.