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Adventure Theatre’s ‘Luchadora!’ a fantastic show for the whole family

The tale of a teen tomboy, set in the world of Mexican wrestling.

Kennedy Center opens a fantastic ‘Wind in the Door’ for kids

A heartwarming show with a powerful message based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic.

Arts on the Horizon brings back ‘By the Seashore’ outdoors

The sensory-filled production takes children age 0–3 on a magical journey to the beach.

Imagination Stage brings free kids show to Olney Outdoors

Enchanting dance theater piece 'Paper Dreams' to play weekend mornings.

Adventure Theatre’s first in-person show to be two fairy tales, outdoors

Maryland’s premiere musical theater academy and family theater to open 'Fairy Tales in the Sun' July 11.

KenCen puts on puppet show and kids try it at home

I had the opportunity to watch Leonardo and Sam: The Terrible Monster and the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World, Respectively with my...

How Imagination Stage is making sure the kids are okay during...

A new guard is stepping in at Imagination Stage, led by longtime Artistic Director, now Producing Artistic Director Janet Stanford. Rounding out the leadership...

Imagination Stage strikes gold with ‘Spy Academy & the Lost Treasure...

There are jumping dogs, ninja fights, and double crosses. The story is fast-paced and offers many moments for kids to chime in on how...

Camp Arena Stage—DC’s longest-running daycamp for the arts—goes online

When COVID-19 first struck last winter, most of us in the theater world—audiences as well as those on or off stage—thought the crisis would...

How Only Make Believe brings theater to kids in hospitals even...

In these days of medically necessary masks and prudent social distancing, let us not forget children in hospitals and care facilities living with chronic...

DMV-area organizations plan for a virtual summer camp experience

As the end dates for social-distancing recommendations keep being pushed further toward the end of the year, many DC, Maryland, and Virginia arts organizations...

Young Artists of America at Strathmore announces virtual summer camp program

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is thrilled to announce Virtual Summer Performing Arts Intensives, an online version of their award-winning summer musical...

Adventure Theatre honors API Heritage Month with streaming special events

Though the sea of online content is deep at the moment, that's not stopping Adventure Theatre MTC. They are diving right in with a...

‘Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth’ returns to Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage brings back its Helen Hayes nominated show, Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth, written by Psalmayene 24. With the title character,...

Natsu Onoda Power’s adaptation of ‘Thumbelina’ captivates audiences of all ages...

By Kelly Hanson Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, a beloved fairy tale about a tiny girl searching for a place to belong, has been captivating children...

American Pops Orchestra cleverly re-imagines ‘The Pied Piper’ at Arena Stage

The weather outside was surely cold and cranky. But the outside world could be quickly forgotten as the American Pops Orchestra (APO), led by...

‘1001 Black Inventions’ continues The Essential Theatre’s free presentations for young...

The Essential Theatre rings in the New Year by continuing an 18-month celebration of the 30th anniversary of its founding. In partnership with the...

‘The Magical Piñata’ at the Keegan Theatre celebrates Mexican culture and...

The concept of gratitude and sharing can be one of the hardest things for a child to learn. But in a world full of...

‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!’ Pigeon and Driver tell...

Oh, that pigeon! Always causing trouble. He never wants to take a bath. He stays up past his bedtime. And now he wants to...

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ at Adventure Theatre is charming holiday fare

We all want to feel loved, right? And there are times we feel forgotten. Unseen. Disposable. The classic children’s story The Velveteen Rabbit is...