What We've Heard

08/23/2019 - 12:56pm

Celebrate Arena Stage’s 2019/20 Season & their 70th anniversary with their annual COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSSE, a great day full of activities including live music, face painting, pony rides, dance performances, storytelling, delicious cuisine, a wine/beer garden, a props/furniture sale and much, much more! This event is FREE and open to the public 1-6pm Sat, August 24.

08/22/2019 - 4:25pm

Ally Theatre Company holds a panel discussion on SAT, AUGUST 24 (following 2pm matinee) in conjunction with their production of "The War Boys" - MADE IN THE USA: HOW AMERICAN CULTURE BREEDS A UNIQUE BLEND OF RACISM AND MISOGYNY IN MEN. Stay after the show for a panel with the cast, director Matt Ripa, and special guests from MEN CAN STOP RAPE and EVRYMAN as they discuss the themes of masculinity in THE WAR BOYS and ways in which men can help each other to prevent and stop violence in themselves and their communities.

08/21/2019 - 1:30pm

Mosaic Theater presents "Fabulation, or the
Re-Education of Undine" by two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Lynn Nottage - starting with a Pay-What-You-Can tonight Aug 21 at 8pm (There will be a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the box office on the night of the performance). There are also a number of accessibility dates: Fri, Sept 20 at 8PM (Open Caption); Sat, Sept 21 at 3PM (Open Caption with ASL interpreted post-show discussion); and Sat, Sept 21 at 8PM (Open Caption).

08/21/2019 - 11:27am

Round House Theatre is reopening after a full renovation! Bring the whole family - enjoy a performance in the renovated theatre, sample food at the expanded café, live music in the upgraded lobby, try your hand at workshops led by Round House teaching artists. Theatre fans of all ages are welcome, with games, arts, and crafts throughout the da, plus special ticket offers and prizes as they kick off their new season. The day includes an “Inside Look” at the upcoming production of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY, featuring a design presentation and discussion with the cast and creative team.

08/19/2019 - 5:38pm

Check out the latest cabaret in the Signature Theatre summer cabaret series, the British Invasion, August 20-31. Hop the pond for a rocking salute to the UK artists who thrilled and inspired us. From the Beatlemania that launched the international phenomenon to The Who, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones, The Animals and more, Signature mobilizes the pure energy of English rock ’n’ roll for one dynamic blowout.

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.

08/05/2019 - 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.