Photo by Ann-Marie VanTassell

James Finley, MaryCatherine Curran, and Matthew Sparacino in Pointless Theatre Company's production of A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular: The North Pole's Annual Talent Show!

Photo by Jason Stang Photography

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's production of Famous Puppet Death Scenes

Photo by Johnny Shryock

Irinka Kavsadze and Vato Tsikurishvili in Synetic Theater's production of Beauty and the Beast

Photo by Danisha Crosby

Lauren Williams, Vincent Kempski, Will Gartshore, Evan Casey, and Erin Weaver in Round House Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical

Photo by Aram Vartian

Amanda Forstrom in Arts on the Horizon's production of Snow Day

  • Ari Roth, longtime artistic director of Theater J, said he was fired Thursday. Roth said notice of his dismissal was delivered by Carole R. Zawatsky, chief executive officer of the DC Jewish Community Center. To read The Washington Post story, by Peter Marks, click here.

  • The Maryland Parks and Planning Commission will be holding auditions for its annual Prince George's Shakespeare Festival on January 24th, 2015 at the Publick Playhouse in Landover, MD. Please prepare a 90 second monologue from Romeo and Juliet or a similar character from another Shakespeare play. The show rehearses in June and performs July 15-26. Our mission is to provide multicultural casting, and we encourage all to attend. Bring movement clothes and an instrument (if you play). Email Chris Dwyer at to sign up.

  • The Actors’ Center is pleased to announce that it will hold a musical theatre audition on Monday, February 23 at Adventure Theatre MTC, in their Rockville studios, as part of its Winter Audition Series. This will be the first musical theatre audition that the organization has produced, and the first of its kind in the DC area.

  • From December 13th-20th the Shakespeare Theatre Company presents a special Family Week, featuring free programming for families and children of all ages that includes special events and activities at each mainstage performance of The Tempest.

  • The Hub Theatre is pleased to present two free staged readings of Peekaboo! and The Magi. The Magi will be performed on Saturday, December 20th at 8pm, and Peekaboo! will be performed on Sunday, December 21st at 2pm.

  • Teatro de la Luna is proud to present their Children's Theater Festival on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 from 11am - 5pm at Rosslyn Spectrum (1611 North Kent St, LL Level, Arlington, VA 22209). There is free parking, and the location is close to the Rosslyn Metro Station (Orange and Blue Lines). All activities are bilingual. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children under 13, and free for those under four.


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10 Questions

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1. What was the first show you ever saw, and what impact did it have? 
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On That Note!

A Broadway Christmas Carol: Walking the Line

On That Note! focuses on the individual artists who come together in the process of creating a work of musical theatre. This week, Michael Sharp shares insights – as both actor and director – on a beloved Washington-area tradition...