Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Toni L. Martin, Harriett D. Foy, Felicia Curry and Theresa Cunningham in Arena Stage's Nina Simone: Four Women

Photo by Kaley Etzkorn

Katie Kleiger, Todd Scofield and Maboud Embrahimzadeh in Round House Theatre's The Book of Will

Photo by Scott Suchman

Craig Wallace and James Konicek in Ford's Theatre's A Christmas Carol

Photo by Teresa Wood

Sebastian Arboleda, Justin Weaks and Ora Jones in Studio Theatre's Curve of Departure

Photo by Steve LaRoque

Jane Squier Bruns in Quotidian Theatre Company's A Coffin in Egypt

  • Groove along with the Duke’s jazz piano with The In Series' family musical "Duke Ellington's Neighborhood" Dec 9 & 10. Take your kids on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC and discover how a local hero championed African-American musicians, influenced the Harlem Renaissance, shaped the cultural history of D.C. and became an international star. Written by Mattias Kraemer and directed by Angelisa Gillyard. Jazz combo & singers with Stanley Thurston at the piano. Performances at the Tivoli/GALA Hispanic Theatre on 12/9 at 12:30pm & 2:30pm, and 12/10 at 1:30pm.

  • NextStop Theatre Company presents "Karen Vicent Sings Rosemary Clooney for the Holidays" this Saturday, December 9 at 8pm. Karen made her NextStop debut in Kiss Me Kate, earning her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for leading actress and also performed in Rodgers and Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing.

  • Paso Nuevo, GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Youth Arts Program, presents THROUGH MY EYES/DESDE MIS OJOS, December 15 8pm, an evening of original works performed in Spanish with English surtitles, directed by Mauricio Pita. A post-performance discussion with the youth will follow the performance. Admission is FREE. Now in its 25th year, Paso Nuevo is GALA’s after-school workshop program for Latino and multi-cultural youth ages 12 to 19.

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Family Week provides free and low-cost programming so that every family member may learn, explore and build a love for theatre. From December 10– 17, STC will celebrate the themes, story and artists in TWELFTH NIGHT through the workshops, performances, backstage tours, and events.

  • Empower DC presents the tour of "On My Mind/In My Heart: The Voices of Women in Public Housing," a powerful performance that invites you into the lives of women who are fighting for their public housing communities in the midst of DC gentrification. Each show is followed by a talk-back/Q & A featuring residents who are fighting displacement and working to create real affordable housing. Directed by Thembi Duncan, Music by DJ RBI and script by Caleen Jennings. Performances at various DC locations from November 30 to December 16.

  • Check out two Pay-What-You-Can performances and Teen Night at Round House Theatre's THE BOOK OF WILL, Lauren Gunderson's play about Shakespeare's friends and colleagues compiling the First Folio to preserve the words that shaped their lives. PWYC performances are on November 29 at 7:30pm (with a post-show discussion) and December 2 at 2pm; Teen Night is December 1 (with a director discussion) - plus it's FreeBeerFriday.


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