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Shear Madness
The Kennedy Center
Thru June 19

Set in present-day Georgetown, Shear Madness engages locals and visitors alike as armchair detectives to help solve the scissor-stabbing murder of a famed concert pianist who lives above the Shear...

One Destiny
Ford's Theatre
Thru October 26

Learn about President Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865.

Theater J - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Theater J
Thru February 2, 2020

Welcome home to a warm and glowing Theater J inside a beautifully restored and refreshed Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center.

Olney Theatre - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Olney Theatre Center
Thru April 13, 2020

Cabaret August 28 - October 6, 2019 “Willkommen! And bienvenue!” to Kander and Ebb’s Tony-winning Cabaret, where the world burns brightly with desire and debauchery.

Mosaic Theater - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Mosaic Theater Company
Thru August 31

The eight amazing plays in Mosaic’s Season 5 offer up Stages of Awakening— urgent, exhilarating and humble — that hurtle our characters, and by extension, us, forward to new levels of...

Round House Theatre - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Round House Theatre
Thru August 31

Round House Theatre’s meteoric rise continues in 2019 as we get ready to reopen our dramatically transformed theatre with a full six-play lineup that’s brimming with heart, soul, and a whole lot...

Signature Theatre - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Signature Theatre
Thru August 31

Assassins August 11 – September 29, 2019 Signature’s 30th Sondheim musical, the daring and darkly funny story of nine would-be and successful presidential assassins who inspire each other to...

Folger Theatre - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
Folger Theatre
Thru August 31

Henry IV Part 1September 3 - October 13, 2019 By William Shakespeare Directed by Rosa Joshi Riotous nights with friends and a father who's after you to take more responsibility are common...

Native Son
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Thru April 28

Richard Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking adaptation.

Into the Woods
Ford's Theatre
Thru May 16

In Stephen Sondheim’s imaginative, darkly comical remix of beloved fairy tales, a baker and his wife set out to reverse a witch's curse in hopes of having a child of their own.

Grand Hotel, The Musical
Signature Theatre
Thru May 19

It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars.

Winnie the Pooh
Adventure Theatre MTC
Thru May 26

Based on the book by A.A. Milne Adapted for the stage by le Clanché du Rand Directed by Shirley Serotosky All performances held in Glen Echo Park Recommended for all ages Winnie the Pooh would spend...

Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant
Strathmore
Wednesday, April 24

The set list for Alan Cumming’s provocative new concert show is as eclectic and idiosyncratic as Cumming himself.

Atlas Presents: Aquarium by Imagination Stage
Atlas Performing Arts Center
April 24 – 28

Enter a fantastical island world where fish soar through the air, lemons light up the sky, and sheep go parading by.

Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors
Olney Theatre Center
April 24 – May 12

The Tony Award®-winning playwright of Lend Me a Tenor is back with another farce set on the precipice of a big concert in 1936 Paris.

Oslo by J. T. Rogers
Round House Theatre
April 24 – May 19

In 1993, unbeknownst to the rest of the world, an audacious husband-and-wife team of Norwegian bureaucrats assembled a motley band of would-be diplomats from the Middle East to attempt the...

The Shooting Gallery
Atlas Performing Arts Center
April 25 – 27

A cop in Los Angeles. A surgeon in Atlanta. A social worker in Chicago. A hunter in Tennessee. A legislator in Florida. A Concealed Cary instructor in Texas. A teenage protester in Washington.

Broadway Center Stage: Tommy
The Kennedy Center
April 25 – 28

This production, celebrating 50 years of the iconic rock album, is a part of the Broadway Center Stage series of starry musicals in semi-staged concert productions, created exclusively for the...

Jack and the Beanstalk
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
April 25 – May 5

Fe-fi-fo-fum. A timely version of the classic children’s tale about the young lad that doesn’t know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top.

Curtains
Thomas Jefferson Theatre
April 26 – May 11

A classic case of “whodunnit?” This Kanderand Ebb musical follows Lt. Frank Cioffi as hetries to find the murderer who’s offing castmembers around a new show in 1959 Boston.

Annie
Reston Community Center
April 26 – May 18

Leapin’ lizards! The timeless tale of the comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, is back.

NSO Music for Young Audiences: Break it Down!
The Kennedy Center
April 27 – 28

This energetic program delights in dissecting parts of music and musical instruments.

Louder Than a Bomb
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sunday, April 28

Each year, Louder Than a Bomb—DMV (LTAB–DMV) showcases teams of youth poets, representing high schools and community organizations in the region, from Montgomery County, Maryland to Fairfax...

Tiny Tots - Jellybean Circus
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Sunday, April 28

An elephant, pandas, a rocking horse, goony birds, and an ape are just a few of the many animals you’ll see performing in the Jellybean Circus! Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including...

Tula’s Cabaret
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sunday, April 28

One of Washington’s leading divas and doyenne of the downtown drag scene, Tula – true stars need only one name - brings a bevy of her best gal pals to BlackRock for an evening of classic and...

Grand Hotel, The Musical - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
Tuesday, April 30

It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars.

Stuart Little
Publick Playhouse
Tuesday, April 30

From the loving heart of E. B. White, author of “Charlotte’s Web,” comes this merry musical from Virginia Rep on Tour about a noble mouse who jumps headlong into adventures big enough to match...

Love's Labor's Lost
Folger Theatre
April 30 – June 9

A young king and his three friends renounce the company of women for three years, in favor of scholarly pursuits.

Spunk
Signature Theatre
April 30 – June 23

Based on three short stories of Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by Jelly’s Last Jam writer George C.

Pride & Joy
National Theatre
May 1 – 12

From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told…Pride & Joy - the untold love story of Anna Gordy Gaye and iconic R&B singer, Marvin Gaye.

Tiny Tots - Mother Goose Caboose
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
May 1 – 12

Mother Goose introduces us to her friends, including Leonardo the Lion, Kelly, a near-sighted duckling, Doofus, the dog, and many more! Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thursday, May 2

Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre (AC) is a company of artists dedicated to creating innovative performances that combine dance, theater, and acrobatics.

Stage Director Talk: Love's Labor's Lost
Folger Shakespeare Library
Thursday, May 2

Vivienne Benesch, director of Love's Labor's Lost shares creative insights into the production. A reception with light fare is included.

Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Three’s Comedy
DC Arts Center (DCAC)
May 2 – 16

We know the rules of comedy, and we’re bringing you the power of three. Three types of comedy. One show. Come on and knock at our door.

Grand Hotel, The Musical - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, May 3

Pride Nights are a special Friday event for members of the LGBTQ community, family and friends with a lively post-show reception.

32nd Annual Evening of Comedy
The Barns at Wolf Trap
May 3 – 4

The Barns transforms into a comedy club for three performances of hilarious stand-up entertainment.

I’ve Got a Little Twist NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players
The Alden
Saturday, May 4

A cabaret evening that demonstrates the timelessness of Gilbert and Sullivan, featuring ingeniously rewritten lyrics for G&S tunes, G&S numbers that are juxtaposed with more modern musical theatre,...

LA TI DO: Where Spoken Word and Musical Theatre Collide
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Saturday, May 4

LA TI DO is the culmination of the best spoken word and musical talent in the Washington metropolitan region.

Strathmore Annual Spring Gala: Matthew Morrison with Shoshana Bean
Strathmore
Saturday, May 4

Two of Broadway’s brightest stars—Matthew Morrison and Shoshana Bean—come together in an inspired pairing to headline Strathmore’s Annual Spring Gala.

Junie B. Jones
Olney Theatre Center
May 4 – 5

Junie B.'s made it to First Grade and is having all sorts of adventures meeting new friends, becoming the boss of lunch, and creating a halftime show for the kickball game.

God of Carnage
Keegan Theatre
May 4 – 25

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter.

Guided Rehearsal: Tosca
The Kennedy Center
Monday, May 6

Audience members get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a world-class opera production as it comes together through this unique open rehearsal experience.

Grand Hotel, The Musical - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
Wednesday, May 8

It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars.

Still Standing: A Musical Survival Guide to Life's Catastrophes, Anita Hollander
CenterStage at RCC
Wednesday, May 8

Still Standing has garnered critical praise and awards from The New York Times, ASCAP, Billboard, and Backstage magazines.

Mary Stuart
Olney Theatre Center
May 8 – June 9

The two most powerful women of the 16th Century – Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots – are on an explosive collision course in this thrilling drama of sex, power, intrigue, and betrayal.

Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason-Mason Cabaret
Reston Town Center
Thursday, May 9

This accomplished musical theatre ensemble presents the best of Broadway, from old favorites to the latest hits.

FAME, The Musical, US Premiere in Spanish
GALA Hispanic Theatre
May 9 – June 9

A diverse group of ambitious, young hopefuls dream od stardom as they deal with life, love, and a tragedy at the prestigious high school for the performing arts.

FAME, el Musical (en español)
GALA Hispanic Theatre
May 9 – June 9

Mientras sueñan con el éxito, un diverso grupo de estudiantes en una secundaria de artes escénicas concen el amor y enfrentan los duros golpes de la vida.

Cinderella
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
May 9 – June 23

The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comédie-Française and Offenbach's ''Gaiety Parisian'' to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the...

Shrek Jr, The Musical
Arts Barn
May 10 – 19

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.

All The Way Live
The Alden
Saturday, May 11

In this interactive show, everything is “all the way live” and history is revived through hip-hop lenses.

JxJ: Yidlive!
GWU Black Box Theatre
Saturday, May 11

Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, the creators and stars of the award-winning Yiddish comedy web series YidLife Crisis mix skits, discussion and screenings and use the “trojan horse” of comedy to...

The Reluctant Dragon
Keegan Theatre
May 11 – 26

The village of Guildermere blames the dragon who lives upon the downs for their dying crops and sour milk.

JxJ: Global Shtetl Live
Penn Social
Sunday, May 12

For the first time ever in a live setting, the intrepid Yiddish comedy team of Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion (Yidlife Crisis) mine the journeys taken to shoot their documentaries Narishkayt—about an...

RSC Live: As You Like It
Folger Theatre
Monday, May 13

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head.

Richard III
Synetic Theater
May 15 – June 16

As our physical and cyber worlds become more entwined – our lives as a whole more automated and impersonal – do we lose connection and empathy? What happens when technology obscures our own...

Sooner, Later
Atlas Performing Arts Center
May 16 – June 16

When teenage daughter Lexie helps her reluctant single mother Nora re-enter the dating scene, an unlikely suitor emerges in Griff – the guy at the coffee shop who inadvertently witnesses Nora’s...

Tiny Tots - Clowning Around
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
May 18 – 26

Burlington the Bear, Bingo the Dog, and a clown named Gus are just a few of the delightful characters under the Big Top! Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6.

Opera Improv with UrbanArias and Jive Turkey
Busboys & Poets @ Shirlington
Sunday, May 19

This first-of-its-kind show will mash up the sung improv skills of UrbanArias and spoken improv prowess of Jive Turkey in one unforgettable performance! Our shows incorporate audience suggestions and...

JxJ: Yankl the Blacksmith
Goethe-Institut
Monday, May 20

(Yiddish Theater Lab – Play Reading) When Yankl, the town drunk and a notorious philanderer, gets married, everyone predicts that it won’t last. Everyone, that is, except Yankl’s young wife.

Pre-Show Talk: Love's Labor's Lost
Folger Theatre
Wednesday, May 22

Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore shares his perspective on Love's Labor's Lost in an insightful pre-performance discussion. A reception with light fare is included.

Spunk - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
Wednesday, May 29

Based on three short stories of Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by Jelly’s Last Jam writer George C.

A Misanthrope
Gunston Arts Center
May 30 – June 30

A Misanthrope is a brisk, biting comedy about a cynic who thinks insincerity is a sin—but the joke’s on him when he falls for an ingenue who’s more than his intellectual equal.

Spunk - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, May 31

Pride Nights are a special Friday event for members of the LGBTQ community, family and friends with a lively post-show reception.

The Talented Clementine
Gunston Arts Center
May 31 – June 9

Clementine gets nervous when her third grade teacher announces that her class will be putting on a talent show to raise money for the spring trip.

Forest Treás
Dance Loft on 14
May 31 – June 29

Forest Treàs examines the unforeseen effects of the Information Age on a community in violent crisis.  THE SYNOPSIS: October 2002.

Tiny Tots - ”Sing-a-Long”
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
June 1 – 2

Everybody sings in this happy-go-lucky show where favorite childhood songs come to life with big colorful puppets. Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6.

Spunk - Open Captioning
Signature Theatre
Sunday, June 2

Open Captioning is provided for individuals who are deaf or have hearing loss.

SigWorks: Soldiers of the Cross
Signature Theatre
Monday, June 3

When black activist Asha Brown’s brothers marry outside of their race, she experiences the pain, compromises and joys of a new kind of family in a serio-comedy about intermarriage in Trump’s...

Spunk - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
Tuesday, June 4

Based on three short stories of Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by Jelly’s Last Jam writer George C.

Betty Buckley in Hello Dolly!
The Kennedy Center
June 4 – July 7

Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly!—the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!”  Ms. Buckley will be joined by Lewis J.

A Drag Salute to Divas and Devos
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wednesday, June 5

A Drag Salute to Divas and Devos is a revue showcasing the impersonations of the world’s top musical legends, including Tina Turner, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Cardi B., Marvin Gaye, and Lady Gaga.

Tiny Tots - Panda-Monium
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
June 5 – 15

Tiny Tots - Panda-Monium Panda bears, a Chinese magician, the World's Oldest Juggler, and the Panda Pony Parade are only part of our fantastic Chinese circus! Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket,...

A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
Round House Theatre
June 5 – 30

When last we saw Nora Helmer, she left her husband Torvald—and audiences—with the slam of a door that became a feminist battle cry.

Mo' Betta Wu: Jazz from the 36 Chambers
The Kennedy Center
Thursday, June 6

Mo’ Betta Wu blends songs by the Wu-Tang Clan with theatrics, jazz elements, humor, and now legendary Wu-isms into an unforgettable presentation.

How the Other Half Loves
Arts Barn
June 7 – 23

One of Britain’s best-loved comic writers, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, knows how to pen a fast-paced and hilarious play.

Summerbration Fun Brunch: Mark Jaster-Picolos Trunk, Stilt Walter, Face Painter
Reston Station
Saturday, June 8

Mark Jaster-Picolos Trunk, Stilt Walker, Face Painter

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
The Kennedy Center
Monday, June 10

Follow the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch in this semi-staged concert performance as he uses a powerful little handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.

Falsettos
The Kennedy Center
June 11 – 23

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®–winning musical comes to the Kennedy Center in an all new production from Lincoln Center.

Byhalia, Mississippi
The Kennedy Center
June 11 – 30

Don’t miss this new Kennedy Center production of playwright Evan Linder’s uncompromising exploration of race, family, and betrayal in the American South, which won Chicago’s prestigious...

Blackbeard
Signature Theatre
June 11 – July 7

Set sail with the most infamous pirate of all time in a riotous, rowdy high-seas adventure from the creators of The Witches of Eastwick, Brother Russia and The Fix.

Caracalla Dance Theatre - One Thousand And One Nights
Wolf Trap
Wednesday, June 12

The “king of the musical theater world in the Middle East” (The Washington Post) makes its debut at Wolf Trap with a grand musical and balletic trilogy.

Ripcord
Keegan Theatre
June 15 – July 6

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no...

Rock Of Ages - Tenth Anniversary Tour
Wolf Trap
June 18 – 19

Broadway's Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! Nominated for five Tony Awards, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era of 1980s Hollywood.

Tiny Tots - Old MacDonald’s Farm
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
June 19 – 29

The animals on Old McDonald's Farm come out to entertain us. Al E.

Twisted Melodies
Atlas Performing Arts Center
June 19 – July 21

This powerful one-man show, based on the life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, imagines the troubled and brilliant musician's last day on Earth in an immersive and crushing play about...

Road Dahl's Matilda the Musical
Olney Theatre Center
June 21 – July 21

From the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes another unlikely hero: Matilda Wormwood.

The Cat in the Hat
Adventure Theatre MTC
June 21 – August 18

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain Adapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell Directed by Adam Immerwhar From the moment his tall,...

The World Turned Upside Down: Gluck's Merlin's Island & Ullmann's The Emperor Of Atlantis
The Barns at Wolf Trap
June 22 – 30

Merlin's Island: Gluck’s clever opera is a light-hearted parody that takes nothing seriously. The Emperor of Atlantis: Death decides to teach mankind a lesson in this powerfully dramatic work.

Blackbeard - Open Captioning
Signature Theatre
Sunday, June 23

Open Captioning is provided for individuals who are deaf or have hearing loss.

Summrebration Fun Brunch: Zig Zag Magician
Reston Station
Sunday, June 23

Zig Zag Magician

Blackbeard - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
Tuesday, June 25

Set sail with the most infamous pirate of all time in a riotous, rowdy high-seas adventure from the creators of The Witches of Eastwick, Brother Russia and The Fix.

Blackbeard - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
Wednesday, June 26

Set sail with the most infamous pirate of all time in a riotous, rowdy high-seas adventure from the creators of The Witches of Eastwick, Brother Russia and The Fix.

L'homme Cirque
Strathmore
June 27 – July 7

Enter the magical world of David Dimitri. Lauded “Lord of the Wire” by The New York Times, this world-famous high wire dancer and veteran of Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus epitomizes...

Blackbeard - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, June 28

Pride Nights are a special Friday event for members of the LGBTQ community, family and friends with a lively post-show reception.

Boardwalk Brothers
Arts Barn
June 28 – 30

The Jersey sound meets the Motown beat! The Boardwalk Brothers are a premier four-part harmony vocal group performing hits by such musical greats as The Temptations, Frankie Valley and the Four...

Circus
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
June 28 – August 4

In grand circus tradition, the ''Greatest Show on Strings'' features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe.

Family Fun Entertainment Series - Mark Lohr
Reston Town Center
Saturday, June 29

A fast-paced, side-splitting, family vaudeville show filled with audience participation and circus skills with a sprinkling of magic thrown in the mix.

Signature Theatre Cabaret at Lubber Run Amphitheater
Lubber Run Amphitheater
Saturday, June 29

One of the perennial favorites of the Lubber Run Amphitheater season, hear some of the region’s great voices under the stars (lineup TBA).

Encore Stage and Studio: A Sidewalk Stroll at Lubber Run Amphitheater
Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sunday, June 30

Join one of the region’s premiere youth theatre ensembles on a journey for the whole family.

Tiny Tots - Imaginary Friends
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
July 7 – 13

Nothing scary here! See some of the kutest, kuddliest kritters this side of Sesame Street! Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6.

The Band's Visit
The Kennedy Center
July 9 – August 4

This critically acclaimed new musical celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing, and laughter can connect us all. “One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.

The Juliet Letters
Signature Theatre
July 11 – 14

Part song cycle, part rock opera, Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters is a collection of musical love notes to Shakespeare’s Juliet.

Tiny Tots - Dragon Babies
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
July 17 – 21

Come see a rousing musical performance of fun-loving, little dragons showing off their special abilities in a magical talent show! Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including infants.

Tiger Style
Olney Theatre Center
July 17 – August 18

In this outrageous satire about stereotypes, political correctness flies out the window as two Chinese-American siblings search for their authentic selves.

Treasure Island
Synetic Theater
July 17 – August 18

Prepare yourselves for the coming-of-age adventure of a lifetime and travel with Synetic Theater’s buccaneers in search of buried treasure! Synetic Theater's masterful physical style will be...

Disney's Aladdin
The Kennedy Center
July 18 – September 7

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with...

Disney's Newsies
Kenmore Middle School
July 19 – 28

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage “newsies.

Family Fun Entertainment Series-Turley the Magician
Reston Town Center
Saturday, July 20

Turley the Magician will delight the entire family with his inimitable talent. His interactive magic and humorous antics will enthrall you.

Tiny Tots - Magic Toyshop
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
July 24 – 27

The Toyland Express Train stops at Toyland where rag dolls, teddy bears, dancing blocks, and a Jack-in-the-box all come to life before your very eyes! Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including...

Applause Series: Children of Eden
Olney Theatre Center
Friday, July 26

One-night only concert versions of musicals we think are worth a second look featuring large orchestras and top talent.

Bootleg Shakespeare: Richard III
Folger Theatre
Saturday, July 27

Theatre without a net. The Taffety Punk Bootleggers return after last year's Bootleg Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part 3. The concept is simple, actors arrive with only their lines prepared.

Family Fun Entertainment Series-Groovy Nate
Reston Town Center
Saturday, July 27

Groovy Nate creates fun and educational shows using exotic musical instruments and puppet skits.

Tiny Tots - Penguins’ Playground
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
July 31 – August 10

Join us for an awesome Arctic Adventure exploring a super-secret playground, hidden at the very bottom of the world.

Legally Blonde
Keegan Theatre
August 3 – 25

Elle Woods appears to have it all, but her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law.

Dear Evan Hansen
The Kennedy Center
August 6 – September 8

Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
August 8 – September 1

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers get the goat of a hen-pecked troll, in their attempts to trip-trap-tromp to where the grass is greener.

Encore Stage and Studio: Rocket Woman at Lubber Run Amphitheater
Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sunday, August 11

Join one of the region’s premiere youth theatre ensembles for a journey for the whole family:  One imaginary friend, cardboard boxes, and a brave Rocket Woman together make one journey that is out...

Tiny Tots - Baby Bear’s Birthday
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
August 14 – 18

You are invited to a BIG birthday bash! Please join Baby Bear as all of his special Teddy Bear friends perform their very best circus tricks as a great, big birthday surprise! Reminder: Everyone...

Tiny Tots - World on a String
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
August 21 – 24

Experience a whirlwind tour around the world! See French poodles perform the Cancan; laugh as a Russian Dog Act careens out of control; and Bongo from the Congo amazes everyone with his skill on a...

Tiny Tots - Teddy Bear’s Picnic
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
August 28 – September 1

Baby Bear has a picnic for his friends. They bring food to share and entertain one another with hilarious results! Reminder: Everyone needs a ticket, including infants. Tickets: $6.

Fences
Ford's Theatre
September 28 – October 27

Set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, Fences depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker.

The Second City
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Friday, October 4

There is nothing quite like live sketch comedy, especially when it’s performed by the renowned satirists of The Second City.

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sunday, October 6

Calling all space enthusiasts! Lightwire Theater Company uses glow-in-the dark puppets, electro-luminescent wire, movement, and dance to present a visually stunning theatrical experience that is out...

Peter Rabbit (TM) Tales
Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sunday, October 6

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were—Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter.

Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason-Bernstein Does Broadway
Reston Town Center
Thursday, October 10

Mason’s School of Theater presents highlights from the groundbreaking Broadway compositions of Leonard Bernstein, composer of such hits as Candide, West Side Story and On the Town.

Prince William Little Theatre: Judgement at Nuremberg
Hylton Performing Arts Center
October 11 – 20

This play centers around a military tribunal before which four Nazi judges stand accused of crimes against humanity.

L.A. Theatre Works: Seven
Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Friday, October 18

SEVEN is a powerful theatrical experience that tells the true stories of seven women from around the globe, who bravely fought to create real and lasting change in their communities.

Cirque Mei
Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Saturday, October 19

Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this ensemble of elite circus performers thrills the young and old alike with their amazing feats of agility, strength, and poise.

1984
Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Saturday, November 23

Aquila Theatre brings one of the great novels of the 20th Century to the stage—George Orwell’s dystopian 1984—in a chilling and timely production.

Aquila Theatre: The Odyssey
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sunday, November 24

Aquila Theatre presents a breathtaking new dramatic adaptation of Homer’s epic The Odyssey. The story centers on Odysseus, the Greek military mastermind behind the Trojan War.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas
Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sunday, December 1

The magic of Christmas snow falls over the Center for the Arts with everyone’s favorite caterpillar, the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

CAPAC: Langston Hughes' Black Nativity
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Friday, December 6

CAPAC ushers in the holidays with a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ wrapped in a modern and soul-stirring classic.

Prince William Little Theatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Hylton Performing Arts Center
December 14 – 22

When Charlie Brown becomes overwhelmed by the materialism he witnesses during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests he direct the school Christmas pageant.

The Rainbow Fish
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Dive under the sea into the shimmering and colorful world of The Rainbow Fish with this heartwarming stage adaption of Marcus Pfister’s treasured storybook as well as two of his companion tales...

Prince William Little Theatre: Sister Act
Hylton Performing Arts Center
March 14 – 22, 2020

This feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film has audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is placed in protective custody where...

Broadway Princess Party
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dust off your tiaras and head for this charming concert in which three of Broadway’s original and most beloved princesses perform their signature songs as well as many other treasured musical...