Monumental Theatre Company Presents New Children’s Musical ‘Dress Up Day’

Monumental Theatre Company will present Dress Up Day beginning March 2, 2019, as part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival and Monumental’s New Work Series. Dress Up Day follows a spunky first-grader who discovers that all her friends have the same plans for their school’s “dress up” day. The young protagonist embarks on a quest to find out who she truly is as she and her classmates explore their individuality to find the perfect costume.

D.C.-based actor, writer and teaching artist Jenna Murphy (Book, Lyrics, and Music) teams up with composer and sound designer Roc Lee (Music) to bring this family-friendly production to local audiences. Dress Up Day will have two additional performances at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 16 and 23, 2019.

“Monumental is very excited to bring this fun and funny musical to life for the first time,” said Monumental Theatre Company’s Co-Artistic Director Jimmy Mavrikes, “Jenna Murphy and Roc Lee’s imaginative story about acceptance and identity is relevant for kids and parents alike.”

Dress Up Day is intended for all ages and will include a talkback with creators Jenna Murphy and Roc Lee after each performance. During the talkback, audience members will be able to ask about their favorite characters, the process of writing a musical and what happens next with the main character.

Monumental Theatre Company’s Dress Up Day will be performed on March 2, 2019, at 10:30am in Lab 2 at Atlas Performing Arts Center—located at 1333 H St NE Washington, D.C. 20002. Tickets to this performance can be purchased online.

Dress Up Day will also be performed on March 16, 2019, at 10:00am and on March 23, 2019, at 2:00pm at Episcopal High School—located at 3900 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304. Tickets to these performances can be purchased online.

Monumental Theatre Company, winner of the 2018 Helen Hayes John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, is a professional, nonprofit theatre dedicated to showcasing millennial art, exposing audiences to new works and exploring alternative views on established works to amplify unique, millennial voices for the Washington, D.C. community.

Monumental Theatre Company’s upcoming 2019 season also includes the romantic musical Daddy Long Legs, their annual Flip Flop cabaret and the smash hit musical Be More Chill. To find out more visit www.monumentaltheatre.org.