What We've Heard

02/21/2018 - 5:04pm

WSC Avant Bard's 2017 production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS returns in all its glory. The production, which received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical, has PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL previews March 22-24 & 26 (Thurs to Sat & Mon @ 7:30pm) at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington. There's also an ASL-INTERPRETED show on Fri, March 23.

02/21/2018 - 4:17pm

Catch Helen Hayes Award recipient Roz White in RESIST: A Revolutionary Cabaret, 3 shows only Feb. 24 & 25 at MetroStage. White pays tribute to Alberta Hunter, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Abbey Lincoln, Roberta Flack, and Nina Simone, depicting their hardships and challenges, and their revolutionary influence on music and pop culture. Empowered by their determination, talent and artistry each has a story to tell and music to be celebrated.

02/21/2018 - 3:55pm

Pay-What-You-Can previews are Feb. 21 and 22 at 7:30pm forTheater J's "Becoming Dr. Ruth". Also $30 previews on Feb. 24 at 8pm and Feb. 25 at 7:30pm. The play is the triumphant story of America’s favorite sex therapist - Dr. Ruth Westheimer - starring Naomi Jacobson and directed by Holly Twyford, running thru March 18.

02/21/2018 - 1:45pm

InterAct Story Theatre's Wheaton Family Theatre Series is back on Sun, February 25 (2:30pm, The Wheaton Interim Library) with "Dancing Our Way Through Books" - part of their Family Literacy Fiesta. This FREE community performance celebrates a love of books and stories through the art of creative movement and dance. Led by Kelly King - founder of CityDance Center at Strathmore and Contradiction Dance - kids and adults get to practice reading skills while exploring a story through dance! Register by calling the library at (240) 777-0678 or visiting in person.

02/14/2018 - 3:34pm

Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours for the 14th annual PLAY IN A DAY, a one-of-a-kind event at Imagination Stage's Lerner Theater, Feb 17 at 8pm. Participating theatre companies include Adventure Theatre MTC (Glen Echo, MD); Flying V (Bethesda, MD); Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD); Keegan Theatre (Washington, DC); Olney Theatre Center (Olney, MD) and Rorschach Theatre (Washington, DC). Tickets at Bethesda.org

02/08/2018 - 5:07pm

Mosaic Theater Company's production of Caleen Sinnette Jennings' Queens Girl in Africa is closed, but there's an opportunity this week to catch a special one-hour presentation of the play at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) featuring the talented Bianca Lipford. Performances Feb 8 to 11, tickets $15 for students, $17.50 for seniors and $20 for adults (Visit THEARC).

02/07/2018 - 7:11pm

Washington Stage Guild holds a post-show discussion with playwright Arlene Hutton, the author of LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC and SEE ROCK CITY (now on stage) after the Sunday, February 11 matinee. If you've seen the show, come anyway, the talk will start about 4:30. Show closes February 11.

02/06/2018 - 1:31pm

Calling all high school musical theater performers: Students between 14 and 17 years old are invited to audition for Stage One, Signature Theatre's 2-week musical theater workshop (July 30 – August 10). Their talented education staff will provide daily training in acting, music and dance, and DC-area theater professionals will teach daily master classes. Sign up for an audition slot today. Auditions: March 10.

01/31/2018 - 1:29pm

Olney Theatre Center celebrates at its 80th Anniversary Gala with Tony Award winner Alan Cumming on Saturday, June 2. Visit their website for more details.

01/30/2018 - 5:56pm

CHARACTER BUILDING by Booker T. Washington, a Musical from American Ensemble Theater has 4 performances only - Sat, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 @ 1pm. All tickets are pay-what-you-will and benefits Capitol Hill Arts Workshop where it takes place. Adapted by Martin Blank from talks Dr. Booker T. Washington - American educator, orator, author, and advisor to presidents of the United States - gave his students at Tuskegee University offering timeless wisdom for people of any age about how to have a productive life.

01/30/2018 - 3:28pm

Save the dates for Pay What You Can nights for FAMILIAR by Danai Gurira (Eclipsed, AMC's The Walking Dead, Black Panther) at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival. In-Person Pay What You Can - Mon, February 5: first-come, first-served basis on-site starting at 6pm. Digital Pay What You Can - Tues, February 6: Online thru TodayTix, purchase via the TodayTix app or website starting at 10am.

01/26/2018 - 8:10pm

JUST ANNOUNCED: the world-premiere musical production of "Dave" by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie,
Hairspray, The Producers), Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde) and Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then). Inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film, "Dave" will run at Arena Stage July 13 – August 19.

01/23/2018 - 4:26pm

First Draft's Reading Series continues with OBE (Overcome by Events), a new drama by Richard Byrne. Performances Tues, Feb 6 at the ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON (DC), 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm, and Wed, Feb 7 at THEATRE ON THE RUN (ARLINGTON), 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm.

01/23/2018 - 4:15pm

On February 4 and 5, NextStop Theatre Company's Community Outreach Programs will hold auditions for their next By-Kids-For-Kids program: "Once Upon A Mattress". This is a competitive program where kids get to learn and work alongside professional artists to service their community. (No registration fees).

01/22/2018 - 12:54pm

Catch two FREE Staged Readings from The Hub Theatre on Sun, January 28 as part of their New Play Fest: CASSIOPEIA by David Wiener at 2PM; THE BURN by Philip Dawkins at 4PM. Performances at the The Hub Theatre, New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Ct. Fairfax VA.

01/18/2018 - 4:37pm

Washington Stage Guild has Pay-What-You-Can previews of SEE ROCK CITY tonight/Thurs, 1/18 at 7:30pm as well as Fri, 1/19 at 8pm and Sat, 1/20 at 2:30pm.

01/17/2018 - 2:28pm

Join Ally Theatre Company Sat January 20 at the 2pm matinee for a post-show discussion with Rabbit Summer playwright Tracey Conyer Lee. Rabbit Summer is one of 24 productions in the 2018 Women's Voices Theatre Festival.

01/16/2018 - 5:50pm

Join Keegan Theatre Mon, January 22 at 7:30pm for a special Boiler Maker Staged Reading and Post-Show Discussion as part of Keegan’s Boiler Room Series: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Darren Donohue, directed by Josh Sticklin. Tickets $10

01/12/2018 - 5:24pm

Coming up at Spooky Action Theater: a FREE staged reading of"The Demon Hunter", by Nat Cassidy, directed by Samantha Wyer Bello on Sat, January 20 at 8PM. In "The Demon Hunter", a troubled boy grows dangerously obsessed with creatures of darkness, a mysterious street magician perfects a devastating new trick, and a single mother near the breaking point meets with a new therapist in order to better understand the terrifying thoughts that have begun to possess her. Featuring Thais Menendez, Shanara Gabrielle, Michael Anthony Williams, Paul Hope. Talk-back follows to meet the playwright, director and cast.

01/10/2018 - 6:36pm

Theater J offers a Pay-What-You-Can performance of Everything is Illuminated on Thurs, January 11 (7:30pm), plus some discounted previews on January 12 & 13 (8pm) and 14 (7:30pm). Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this stage adaptation tells the story of a young man--also named Jonathan Safran Foer--who travels to Ukraine to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather's life. Directed by Aaron Posner and featuring Eric Hissom, Alex Alferov, Billy Finn, Nancy Robinette and Daven Ralston.