Celebrating its 60th annual show and its return to Washington DC, Hexagon is still singing, taunting, and dancing away! Renowned as Washington’s only original, political, satirical, musical, comedy revue, Hexagon skewers politicians of all stripes and teases us about the foibles of our everyday lives. Everyone is fair game for roasting through songs, skits, and dances.
Hexagon 2015: The Spoof, the Whole Spoof, and Nothing but the Spoof!
This year’s hilarious, all-original show will run from March 13 through March 28, 2015, at the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium – 3950 Chesapeake Street NW, in Washington, DC. (One block from the Metro Red Line Tenleytown-AU Station). The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) is this year’s beneficiary and will receive proceeds from the show.
The 2015 cast of 39 from DC, Maryland, and Virginia will perform original songs with newly composed music and lyrics – not ”repurposed” old tunes – plus skits and dances about liberal laments, Tea Party dances, Putin, Obama, WMATA, Dan Snyder, and a “Blessed” shopping network, to name a few. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Hexagon show without the famous Hexagon ladies kick line!
“This town IS a joke!” says Malcolm Edwards, the director of this year’s show. “At least at our show you can laugh about it for a good cause.”
And so much more!
In keeping with Hexagon tradition, members of the Washington area media will also be volunteering their time for each performance by participating in Hexagon’s well-known Newsbreak segments. Media celebrities providing amusing news twists include such notables as: local WTOP anchors Shawn Anderson and Hillary Howard; Nathan Hager and Amy Morris of WNEW; Tony Perkins of FOX-5; Tommy McFly of Fresh FM; Jim Bohannon of AM 1500; Christine Brennan of USA Today; and Bob Madigan, formerly WTOP’s Man About Town.
For tickets, call (202) 333-SHOW (7469), or purchase them online. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Matinees are at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, March 15th and 22nd. Tickets are $30. For groups of 10 or more the tickets are discounted to $25.
Hexagon is honored to have The EJC as our charitable beneficiary this year. EJC’s mission is to secure, protect and promote workplace justice in the DC metro area. EJC has successfully protected the rights of low-income workers by using a combination of strategies, including legal services, policy advocacy, community organizing, and education.
Hexagon is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with open membership, representing a cross-section of the Washington metropolitan area. Its mission is to use theater arts to improve the lives of others within the community. Each Hexagon show is completely original. Hexagon members do everything including: writing scripts composing music, performing, designing and building the sets, managing all behind-the-scenes technical activities (lights, sound, costumes, props), staffing the house and box office, and serving as ushers. Proceeds from every Hexagon show are donated to a Washington metropolitan area charity.
To date, Hexagon has donated more than $4 million to 40-plus Washington metropolitan area charities. For more than 59 years, Hexagon has received numerous accolades for its contributions to the Washington community. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan presented Hexagon with a President’s Volunteer Action Award for volunteer service. Washingtonian magazine selected Hexagon as a “Washingtonian of the Year” in January of 1993, the first time the publication honored an organization. The Greater Washington Area chapter of Hadassah named Hexagon a 1994 winner of its Distinguished Americans Award. For more information about Hexagon, visit our website. Follow us on Facebook and come join the fun.