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Soul Divas
Signature Theatre
November 20 – 23

"At Last," a cabaret devoted to the transcendent ladies of soul such as Aretha Franklin, to other luminaries such as Etta James, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and Beyonce,...

Scena presents: Sea by Jon Fosse
DC Arts Center (DCAC)
November 20 – 24

Journey to Limbo. Dare to Escape. Join the voyage of a shipmaster who guides a bizarre band of travelers through a modern-day Hades.

Airness
Keegan Theatre
November 20 – 30

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy.

Edward Albee’s Occupant
Edlavitch DCJCC
November 20 – 30

Facts are in dispute and words are in question in this late-career masterpiece by multiple Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Delicate Balance).

Amadeus
Folger Theatre
November 20 – December 22

Genius and jealousy collide in the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Round House Theatre
November 20 – December 22

Murder. Mystery. Mayhem. Math. What begins as an investigation into the grisly death of a neighbor’s dog results in a remarkable coming-of-age journey for 15-year-old Christopher Boone.

The Velveteen Rabbit
Glen Echo Park
November 20, 2019 – January 1, 2020

Directed by Jenna Duncan Based on the book by Margery Williams Adapted by Patrick Flynn Recommended for all ages Margery Williams's classic toy story gets a vibrant retelling in this brand new...

A Chorus Line
Signature Theatre
November 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Winner of nine Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize, overflowing with sensational ballet, tap and jazz dance numbers, this non-stop showcase with one of the largest casts in Signature history is the...

Singin' In The Rain
Olney Theatre Center
November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

In the Heights Director/Choreographer Marcos Santana returns to OTC with another classic American musical! The greatest movie musical of all time comes to life on the Mainstage and for once, rain...

Len Piper's Pinocchio
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
November 21 – 22

A life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale, created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper.

John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons
National Theatre
November 21 – 23

Fresh off its Tony-nominated hit Broadway run, Tony Award winner John Leguizamo’s one-man play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American...

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove
Gunston Theatre Two
November 21 – 23

Last Summer At Bluefish Cove, a play by Jane Chambers, directed by Sharon Veselic Seven lesbian friends, their idyll interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a female alien from the straight world,...

A Christmas Carol
Ford's Theatre
November 21, 2019 – January 1, 2020

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.

WNO: The Magic Flute
The Kennedy Center
November 22 – 23

Mozart meets Maurice Sendak and a little magic! This enchanting quest for love and truth features a whimsical production designed by author/illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Aquila Theatre: 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.

Family Look-In: The Magic Flute
The Kennedy Center
Saturday, November 23

See how opera comes to life! In this introduction to opera designed for children and families, audience members will experience excerpts from The Magic Flute along with insight into behind-the-scene...

Happenstance Theater: Pinot & Augustine
National Theatre
Saturday, November 23

You and your children are invited to join us at The National on Saturday mornings for a series of free programs that engage and inspire the young mind.

Priyanka Shetty: The Elephant in the Room
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Saturday, November 23

Unapologetically Indian, The Elephant in the Room is a tumultuous ride through seemingly immiscible cultures, love and loss, issues of race, and the desperation that comes with not fitting in.

NSO Music for Young Audiences: Peter and Friends
The Kennedy Center
November 23 – 24

Venture with a boy and his animal friends through the forest. This wild adventure features actors, puppets, and a quintet of woodwind and brass musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra.

Sutton Foster
The Barns at Wolf Trap
November 23 – 24

This Tony Award- winning leading lady is best known for her breakthrough roles in Broadway’s Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes, as well as television’s Younger.

Escaped Alone - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
November 23 – 29

Hailed as one of the most important playwrights of our time, Caryl Churchill's (Cloud 9, Top Girls) electrifying Signature debut is a caustically funny and surreal afternoon of tea and calamity.

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.

Sutton Foster
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Sunday, November 24

This Tony Award- winning leading lady is best known for her breakthrough roles in Broadway’s Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes, as well as television’s Younger.

WNO: 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner: Soloman Howard in Concert
The Kennedy Center
Monday, November 25

This year’s winner, Soloman Howard, is praised for his “sonorous” (The New York Times) and “superhuman” (The Denver Post) bass.

Puppet Show: Native American Folk Tales
Library of Congress
Friday, November 29

This year’s puppet show will celebrate both the Native American History Month and Poet Laureate Joy Harjo by performing the Native American tales from The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native...

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Arts Barn
November 29 – December 15

In partnership with Kensington Arts Theatre In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the...

A Christmas Carol
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
November 29 – December 29

It’s the 10th Anniversary of Olney’s favorite Christmas tradition. Paul Morella’s captivating solo performance of the Dickens classic keeps audiences coming back season and after season.

The Nutcracker
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
November 29 – December 29

A Washington tradition for 30 years, "The Nutcracker" is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugerplum Fairy.

BalletNova presents The Nutcracker
Kenmore Middle School
November 30 – December 1

BalletNova’s Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition with thousands of families! A professional production that includes children, it is a great way to be introduced to ballet and live theater...

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.

The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays
National Theatre
December 3 – 8

Ring in the holidays with the mind-blowing spectacular THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

A Motown Christmas
Signature Theatre
December 3 – 21

The holidays get a smooth new groove when delivered motown style in a fun, upbeat and soulful yuletide treat.

The Second City's Love, Factually
The Kennedy Center
December 3 – 29

Back by popular demand! From the twisted minds at The Second City comes this fast-paced romp that mingles the classic movie’s most beloved (and despised) characters and moments in an original take...

A Chorus Line - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
December 4 – 10

Winner of nine Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize, overflowing with sensational ballet, tap and jazz dance numbers, this non-stop showcase with one of the largest casts in Signature history is the...

Eureka Day
Atlas Performing Arts Center
December 4, 2019 – January 5, 2020

At Eureka Day School in Berkeley, all decisions are made by consensus, diversity and inclusion are valued, and vaccinations are a personal matter.

Of Gods and Men
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Thursday, December 5

Of Gods and Men is a project based on the relationship between the divine and the human throughout some Spanish writers.

Other Desert Cities
Congregation Har Shalom
December 5 – 15

The return of a long-absent daughter to spend a holiday with her wealthy family disrupts their comfortable country-club existence.

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.

National Philharmonic: Holiday Singin' Pops
Strathmore
Friday, December 6

Share in the sounds of the holidays as Luke Fraizer and the National Philharmonic perform holiday favorites you’ve come to love.

CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators
Gunston Theatre Two
December 6 – 15

Santa Claus is missing! During the last rehearsal for the annual Christmas Show, the action comes to a screeching halt when the cast discovers that the Santa Claus statue has been stolen! Mrs.

In Series: L'Enfance Du Christ
Foundry United Methodist Church
December 7 – 14

IN collaboration with Foundry United Methodist Church, Berlioz’s grand oratorio is uniquely staged as a community exploration of human migration and the power of hospitality to those fleeing...

The Christmas Revels: Celestial Fools
GW Lisner Auditorium
December 7 – 15

Magic is just around the corner in a rustic village in Europe! As the Winter days grow short, three wandering performers from far-off lands weave music, dance and stories from their cultures into an...

The Snow Queen
Synetic Theater
December 8, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Just in time for the holidays, Synetic presents a whimsical, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen.

Fiddler on the Roof
National Theatre
December 10 – 15

Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I, and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to beloved theatrical masterpiece...

Come From Away
The Kennedy Center
December 10, 2019 – January 5, 2020

A Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in...

An Irish Carol
Keegan Theatre
December 12 – 31

Returning for its ninth season! An original work by Keegan company member Matthew Keenan, AN IRISH CAROL is an homage to Dickens’ classic – told as only the Irish can.

A Chorus Line - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, December 13

Winner of nine Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize, overflowing with sensational ballet, tap and jazz dance numbers, this non-stop showcase with one of the largest casts in Signature history is the...

A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by Prince William Little Theatre
Hylton Performing Arts Center
December 13 – 22

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

Frosty
McLean Community Center
Saturday, December 14

A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat.

Virginia Ballet Company and School: Nutcracker
National Theatre
Saturday, December 14

You and your children are invited to join us at The National on Saturday mornings for a series of free programs that engage and inspire the young mind.

The Magical Piñata
Keegan Theatre
December 14 – 30

An original Mexican play with music | A seemingly plain clay pot magically transports Cucha, a selfish and lonely girl, from her town of Zapotoco, Mexico, to a mysterious jungle.

BalletNova presents The Nutcracker Tea
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Sunday, December 15

At the elegant Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City ballroom, guests enjoy a delicious high tea followed by a mini-performance of The Nutcracker by BalletNova.

Jersey Boys
National Theatre
December 17 – 31

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of.

My Fair Lady
The Kennedy Center
December 17, 2019 – January 19, 2020

From Lincoln Center Theater comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. 

Bel Cantanti Opera: Champagne Toast
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Saturday, December 21

Sparkling famous songs and arias from popular opera and operetta. Join us for an evening toasting all that makes opera great!

Virginia Repertory Theatre: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
National Theatre
Saturday, December 21

You and your children are invited to join us at The National on Saturday mornings for a series of free programs that engage and inspire the young mind.

Make It Rain!
Olney Theatre Center
Friday, December 27

We pull back the curtain to reveal how we make it rain (and then make the rain go away) and other theatre magic for Singin' in the Rain.

In Series: Le Cabaret De Carmen
Source Theatre
January 3 – 19, 2020

IN your face: Bizet’s opera comes to life as never before in a unique and intimate tango-cabaret experience.

The Capitol Steps
McLean Community Center
Saturday, January 4, 2020

No one is safe from these political satirists, their up-to-the-minute musical spoofs and (in)famous Lirty Dies.

Fiesta de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day)
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Don’t miss GALA’s traditional Three Kings Day celebration, featuring the Magi, live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood, and gifts for every child.

Ol' Blue Eyes: Frank Sinatra
Signature Theatre
January 7 – 18, 2020

Signature toasts the iconic crooner in a stylish, suave and sophisticated evening flush with all of Sinatra's famous tunes, including "Fly Me to the Moon," "Strangers in the Night," "The Way You Look...

Sheltered
Edlavitch DCJCC
January 9 – February 1, 2020

1939 - Hitler’s assault has begun. Though much of the world is ignoring the rising threat, Evelyn and Leonard Kirsch suspect that the menace is real.

WNO: American Opera Initiative: Three New 20-Minute Operas
The Kennedy Center
Friday, January 10, 2020

Three world premiere short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra and followed by a Q&A with the artists and creative team.

Upcounty Theatre Company presents: Now and Then by Sean Grennan
BlackRock Center for the Arts
January 10 – 18, 2020

A funny and ultimately moving story about love, regrets, and second chances. Jamie is a young aspiring pianist working as a bartender.

Narnia
Thomas Jefferson Theatre
January 10 – 19, 2020

When the four Pevensie children stumble upon an old wardrobe, little do they know they will discover the magical world of Narnia.

Unforgettable - A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Arts Barn
January 10 – 19, 2020

If you close your eyes and let the soft, elegant music envelop you, it will be as though Nat King Cole himself has stepped up to the microphone when Don Dillingham claims the music.

Glimpse
The Kennedy Center
January 11 – 12, 2020

Dive into an enchanted world in which music, artists, images, and technology interact with one another. Ages 2–4

Pete the Cat
Olney Theatre Center
January 11 – 12, 2020

For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. So the minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking.

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Folger Theatre
January 14 – March 1, 2020

Some appetites never go out of style. The pursuit of money is bound to backfire when the targets are smarter than their gold-digging schemer.

Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in The New World
Atlas Performing Arts Center
January 16 – February 16, 2020

From the Egyptian-American winner of the Steinberg New American Play Award comes a romantic comedy about Muslim and American identity full of unexpected twists.

Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot
Reston Community Players
January 17 – February 1, 2020

Real-life Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for playing Sherlock Holmes on stage, has invited his fellow cast-members and closest friends to his Connecticut castle for a weekend...

Spring Awakening
Round House Theatre
January 22 – February 23, 2020

For a repressed group of teenagers, the road to adulthood is fraught with suffocating confusion in Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Tony-winning adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s prescient...

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks
Strathmore
Friday, January 24, 2020

Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize. An activist and community organizer, Brooks’ provocative works captured the spirit and struggle of the Civil Rights Movement.

Silent Sky
Ford's Theatre
January 24 – February 23, 2020

A decade before women gained the right to vote, Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” transformed the science of astronomy.

Five Spoons
BlackRock Center for the Arts
January 25 – February 2, 2020

Presented by Happy Theater Interactive community building theater piece for adults and children alike.

The Great Zucchini
Arts Barn
Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Great Zucchini! returns for a colorful, adventure-filled show filled with surprises, magic, silliness, and fun. Kids will be on the edge of their seats. Recommended for ages 3 – 7.

Gun & Powder
Signature Theatre
January 28 – February 23, 2020

Based on a true story, make way for the sisters Clarke in a dynamic, moving and inspiring world premiere musical of two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become...

Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal
The Kennedy Center
January 29 – February 2, 2020

Tony Award® winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) stars in this unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. 

Miss You Like Hell
Olney Theatre Center
January 29 – March 1, 2020

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning co-creator of In the Heights comes a new musical as big as America and as intimate as love between a mother and her daughter.

WORLD STAGES—Sundance Institute: Grey Rock
The Kennedy Center
January 30 – February 1, 2020

 A play about the inalienable right to dream: A Palestinian man decides to build a rocket to the moon in a shed.

Maz Jobrani
The Kennedy Center
Friday, January 31, 2020

Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
National Theatre
January 31 – February 1, 2020

This immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Gunston Theatre Two
January 31 – February 15, 2020

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a musical by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, directed by Danielle Guy An exhilarating and raucous look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars, reinventing the...

WORLD STAGES—Huff: featuring Cliff Cardinal
The Kennedy Center
February 6 – 8, 2020

Nominated for Quebec’s 2016 Critic’s Awards, Huff is a daring solo show by award-winning Cree actor and playwright Cliff Cardinal, one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian theater.

Exquisita Agonía (Exquisite Agony)
GALA Hispanic Theatre
February 6 – March 1, 2020

This poignant and witty story explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who receives the gift of her late husband’s heart.

Gun & Powder - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, February 7, 2020

Based on a true story, make way for the sisters Clarke in a dynamic, moving and inspiring world premiere musical of two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become...

Play Date
Arts Barn
February 7 – 23, 2020

In partnership with Best Medicine Rep While the children get together for a morning of fun, it’s the parents who misbehave in the next room.

Boy
Keegan Theatre
February 7 – March 7, 2020

In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident.

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...

The King's Speech
National Theatre
February 11 – 16, 2020

THE KING’S SPEECH is based on the true story of King George VI's struggle with a speech impediment and the friendship he formed with his unconventional speech therapist, Lionel Logue.

WORLD STAGES—Heroine: one female soldier's story
The Kennedy Center
February 12 – 14, 2020

On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sgt Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Can peace ever be possible?

Love and Marriage and Murder
AMP by Strathmore
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Save the date! Die Laughing Productions, the world’s finest murder mystery company, has requested the honor of your presence at this hilarious and interactive wedding-themed whodunit.

Jedi Academy
McLean Community Center
Saturday, February 15, 2020

This is your chance to join the Rebel Alliance and access the Force within! Jedi Academy is a solo, comedy variety show that captivates Youngling Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders with comic...

Gun & Powder - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
February 18 – 19, 2020

Based on a true story, make way for the sisters Clarke in a dynamic, moving and inspiring world premiere musical of two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become...

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes
Signature Theatre
February 18 – March 29, 2020

Marian's empty nest ends up a little fuller than she imagined in this world premiere firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and...

The Wanderers
Edlavitch DCJCC
February 19 – March 15, 2020

Esther and Schmuli are Satmar Hasidic Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other.

Atlas Presents: Imagination Stage’s Mouse on the Move
Atlas Performing Arts Center
February 21 – March 1, 2020

Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole.

Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
Publick Playhouse
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

This powerful production will introduce audiences to poignant events and notable names of the Civil Rights Movement.

Into the Great Unknown
Publick Playhouse
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Leadership, courage, and adventure take the stage in this inspiring new play from the Smithsonian highlighting the history and heroism of adventurers and explorers such as Matthew Henson and Barbara...

The Three Musketeers
Thomas Jefferson Theatre
February 28 – March 8, 2020

This story is set in 17th-century France, a poor young nobleman named D'Artagnan leaves home to join the famous Musketeers of the Guard – defenders of the King and masters of the rapier! On his...

The Diary of Anne Frank
Reston Community Players
February 28 – March 14, 2020

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century.

YAO YAO
The Kennedy Center
February 29 – March 1, 2020

Yao accidentally pulls a thread that leads to a magical world blending reality and imagination! South Korea's Brush Theatre uses interactive screen technology and live music to capture the whimsical...

WNO: Don Giovanni
The Kennedy Center
February 29 – March 22, 2020

A notorious lover meets his ultimate fiery punishment in Mozart’s celebrated tragicomedy. He’s spent his life betraying women. Now time’s up.

WNO: Samson and Delilah
The Kennedy Center
March 1 – 21, 2020

Seduction and deceit tangle in Saint-Saëns’s sensual grand opera. When Delilah seduces Samson into revealing the source of his physical power, his faith will be put to a final, catastrophic test.

Bandstand
National Theatre
March 3 – 8, 2020

It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind.

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
March 3 – 18, 2020

Marian's empty nest ends up a little fuller than she imagined in this world premiere firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and...

The Amateurs
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
March 4 – April 5, 2020

It’s the 14th Century, the Black Death is ravaging Europe, and a traveling troupe of actors is performing the story of Noah.

Dessa Rose
Olney Theatre Center
Friday, March 6, 2020

This 2005 chamber musical from the creators of Ragtime brings together two young women from wildly different backgrounds in pre-Civil War America.

The Spitfire Grill
Arts Barn
March 6 – 22, 2020

In partnership with Rockville Little Theatre A feisty parolee (Percy) follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working...

Riot!
The Kennedy Center
Sunday, March 8, 2020

After a sold out performance in 2018, RIOT! is back with another special evening of stand-up comedy and music.

Atlas Presents: Arts on the Horizon’s Drumming with Dishes
Atlas Performing Arts Center
March 11 – 15, 2020

What happens when you invite someone very different from you to come over to play? Such an adventure awaits an energetic child when she introduces her shy imaginary friend to a very special kitchen.

Inherit The Windbag
Atlas Performing Arts Center
March 11 – 29, 2020

WORLD PREMIERE: In the summer of 1968, liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley met for a series of debates that rocked America and defined the genre of punditry.

A Night with Jackie Moms Mabley
Montpelier Arts Center
Thursday, March 12, 2020

A Night with Jackie Moms Mabley is a Helen Hayes nominated play for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play written and portrayed by the veteran performing artist Charisma Wooten.

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, March 13, 2020

Marian's empty nest ends up a little fuller than she imagined in this world premiere firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and...

Guys and Dolls
Ford's Theatre
March 13 – May 20, 2020

In this beloved 1950s musical comedy, dice-slinging gamblers, pious missionaries and glamorous show girls come together for a light-hearted romp through New York.

John Lloyd Young
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young originated the role of iconic singer Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway.

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...

Nest
BlackRock Center for the Arts
March 14 – 28, 2020

Presented by Happy Theater An interactive, multi-sensory show about the life cycle of a bird for families with children from 6 months to 4 years old. In a nest in a tree, an egg is kept warm.

Rigoberta, ¿dónde estás? A Journey through Guatemala
GALA Hispanic Theatre
March 14 – 28, 2020

As 10-year old Pilar travels to Guatemala City in search of her idol Rigoberta Menchú, villagers along the way suggest questions she should ask the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

WNO: Blue
The Kennedy Center
March 15 – 28, 2020

In the D.C. premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s new contemporary opera, a family struggles when their teenager is shot by police.

Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf
Publick Playhouse
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The woods are scary enough without having to worry about a big bully howling in the shadows! Follow Little Red and meet her friends -- the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf, and more -- as...

Murder at the Mansion: Kill Again's Island
Kentlands Mansion
March 20 – 22, 2020

In partnership with A Taste for Murder Productions . Kihiliikin Island is a small speck in the Hawaiian archipelago, occupied by an eclectic collection of souls.

Reduced Shakespeare Company presents Hamlet's Big Adventure (a prequel)
CenterStage at RCC
Saturday, March 21, 2020

In this hilarious (and completely fictional) prequel to Hamlet, nothing is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Camille Claudel
Signature Theatre
March 24 – April 19, 2020

Turn-of-the-century French sculptor Camille Claudel's entire life was determined by the men around her, from her passionate and tumultuous love affair with Auguste Rodin to gender-based censorship.

The Last Ship
National Theatre
March 27 – April 5, 2020

THE LAST SHIP, inspired by Sting’s 1991 album “The Soul Cages” and his own childhood experiences, tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear,...

Becoming Dr. Ruth
Edlavitch DCJCC
March 27 – April 19, 2020

America’s favorite sex therapist is back! Before she became Dr.

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...

Virginia Opera
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Whet your appetite for opera with an inspired program of musical delights performed by some of Virginia Opera’s most talented artists.

Cost of Living
Round House Theatre
April 1 – 19, 2020

After thrilling Round House audiences with the premiere of her Helen Hayes Award-winning Ironbound in 2015, Martyna Majok returns with another prize in tow—the Pulitzer! Two parallel narratives...

The Humans
Olney Theatre Center
April 1 – May 3, 2020

By turns hilarious and haunting, the Tony-winning play The Humans tells the story of the Blakes, a middle-class American family celebrating a most unusual Thanksgiving.

Made in Puerto Rico
The Kennedy Center
April 2 – 3, 2020

Made in Puerto Rico is a show about family, music, and cultural identity starring former attorney-turned-comedian Elizardi ("Eli") Castro.  

Music of the Lord of the Rings
Arts Barn
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Part of the Magic & Fantasy Weekend. In the likes of their performance of the music from the Star Wars saga for 'May the Fourth be With You,' SONOVA returns with composer Howard Shore’s score for...

Camille Claudel - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
April 7 – 15, 2020

Turn-of-the-century French sculptor Camille Claudel's entire life was determined by the men around her, from her passionate and tumultuous love affair with Auguste Rodin to gender-based censorship.

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
National Theatre
April 7 – 26, 2020

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now D.C.’s golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and...

Memphis
Keegan Theatre
April 10 – May 10, 2020

In the smoky halls and underground clubs of Memphis, Tennessee in the segregated 50’s, a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock ‘n roll and an...

Jesus Christ Superstar
The Kennedy Center
April 14 – 26, 2020

Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a worldwide fan base. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. 

Nijinsky's Last Dance
Signature Theatre
April 14 – May 24, 2020

Elegantly dancing between sanity and madness, this masterful tour-de-force delves into the fascinating genius of the greatest dancer who ever lived.

Camille Claudel - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, April 17, 2020

Turn-of-the-century French sculptor Camille Claudel's entire life was determined by the men around her, from her passionate and tumultuous love affair with Auguste Rodin to gender-based censorship.

Mamma Mia!
Reston Community Players
April 17 – May 9, 2020

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect— to have her father walk her down the aisle.

The Good Humor Men
McLean Community Center
April 18 – 19, 2020

Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show" and "The Daily Show") join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an...

Miss Nelson is Missing! The Musical
Arts Barn
April 18 – 26, 2020

In partnership with VF Dance Theatre Miss Nelson’s class is the worst behaved in the whole school.

Atlas Presents: Imagination Stage’s Paper Dreams
Atlas Performing Arts Center
April 22 – 26, 2020

In a collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company from Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life a dance-based show perfect for ages 1-5 that explores the many facets of creativity.

Broadway Center Stage: Bye Bye Birdie
The Kennedy Center
April 23 – 27, 2020

A loving send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock and roll, this Tony®-musical remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. 

Tía Julia y el Escribidor (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)
GALA Hispanic Theatre
April 23 – May 17, 2020

Set in Peru during the 1950s, this boisterous comedy tells the story of an 18-year-old student who falls for a 32-year-old divorcee.

Pokon: An unstoppable game of growth
The Kennedy Center
April 24 – 26, 2020

Three performers storm the stage whirling, twirling, hiccupping, tumbling, and singing.

Hand to God
Gunston Theatre Two
April 24 – May 9, 2020

Hand To God, a play by Robert Askins, directed by Ruben Vellekoop After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly...

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical
AMP by Strathmore
Saturday, April 25, 2020

Described as Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets the TONY Awards, the hilarious Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the world’s first and only unscripted theatrical awards show.

Judy Moody and Stink
Olney Theatre Center
April 25 – 26, 2020

Moody and Stink, this dynamic sister and brother duo take audiences on a hilarious adventure. As usual, Judy is in a mood.

The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus
The Kennedy Center
April 30 – May 2, 2020

The desert will come to life in surprising new ways when Sheila meets wild animals who share their story.

Igudesman & Joo: BIG Nightmare Music
Strathmore
Sunday, May 3, 2020

When Aleksey Igudesman & Hyung-ki Joo perform with Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore (MCYO), the musical nightmares take on epic proportions! On top of a few priceless adaptions from...

Blue Man Group
National Theatre
May 8 – 17, 2020

At BLUE MAN GROUP, you’ll rock, laugh, and party! As three bald and blue men explore our world, together we’ll discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn.

Emil and the Detectives
McLean Community Center
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen.

Havana Hop
The Kennedy Center
May 9 – 10, 2020

Young Yelia dreams of making it big—if only she can conquer her stage fright.

WNO: Porgy and Bess
The Kennedy Center
May 9 – 23, 2020

Gershwin’s quintessential American masterpiece melds jazz, folk, and gospel styles. Bess finds herself torn between steadfast love and the dark demons that tug her elsewhere.

Dreamer: A South African Journey
The Kennedy Center
May 9 – 24, 2020

Follow the journey of Aene, inspired by the real life and music of singer and songwriter Tuelo Minah.

Nijinsky's Last Dance - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
May 13 – 19, 2020

Elegantly dancing between sanity and madness, this masterful tour-de-force delves into the fascinating genius of the greatest dancer who ever lived.

Nijinsky's Last Dance - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, May 15, 2020

Elegantly dancing between sanity and madness, this masterful tour-de-force delves into the fascinating genius of the greatest dancer who ever lived.

Godspell
Arts Barn
May 15 – 31, 2020

In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.

The Phantom of the Vaudeville House
CenterStage at RCC
Sunday, May 17, 2020

It’s magic, mayhem and laughter when Buddy “Mr. Vaudeville” Silver is faced with yet another hilarious dilemma.

Hair
Signature Theatre
May 19 – July 12, 2020

The sensational, groundbreaking rock musical bursts with the jubilant spirit, raging rebellion, chart-topping hits and psychedelic color of the 1960s.

Big Love
Round House Theatre
May 20 – June 21, 2020

Based on one of the world’s oldest known Greek dramas, our first play in the LOVE/HATE REP truly is a tale as old as time.

The Little Red Hen
Publick Playhouse
Thursday, May 21, 2020

"Who'll help me plant the seed?" asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. "Not us," say the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig.

The Diary of Anne Frank
Olney Theatre Center
May 27 – June 3, 2020

In 1941 Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis. For the next two years, she never leaves the attic where her family is concealed.

Walk Two Moons
Olney Theatre Center
May 29 – 31, 2020

While driving cross-country with her grandparents in search of her mother, 13-year-old Sal meets many eccentric characters.

The Frog Prince of Spamalot
Thomas Jefferson Theatre
May 29 – June 7, 2020

Hyronomous A. Frog doesn’t quite fit in among the other frogs in the bog.

Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt
Publick Playhouse
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Join the Callaloo Kids ensemble as they go on an adventure to the Gullah Sea Islands in search of a long-lost patch for Zoe's grandmother's quilt.

As You Like It
Olney Theatre Center
June 2 – 5, 2020

Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone.

Tiny Beautiful Things
The Kennedy Center
June 2 – 28, 2020

Based on the best-selling book by Strayed (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail) and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), this “incredibly moving”...

Magician David Meneses
Arts Barn
Friday, June 5, 2020

When it comes to magic, local DC-area magician David Meneses offers an unparalleled combination of ability and showmanship that will leave you stumped and with an insatiable desire for more.

Baby Shark Live!
National Theatre
June 5 – 7, 2020

BABY SHARK LIVE! is based on Pinkfong’s viral earworm and global dance phenomenon, “Baby Shark.

Yoga Play
Keegan Theatre
June 5 – 27, 2020

Yoga apparel giant Jojomon is at the top of its game when a terrible scandal sends the company into freefall.

Compulsion or the House Behind
Edlavitch DCJCC
June 5 – 28, 2020

Sid Silver is a man obsessed. When he learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her diary, Silver makes it his mission to ensure her tale is heard.

Gay Men's Chorus: Unbreakable
Lincoln Theatre
June 6 – 7, 2020

An original musical written by Broadway's Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family) that chronicles, from 1900 to the present, the gay stories you might not know, and celebrates the LGBTQ+...

Hair - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
June 9 – 10, 2020

The sensational, groundbreaking rock musical bursts with the jubilant spirit, raging rebellion, chart-topping hits and psychedelic color of the 1960s.

Not A Day Goes By: Signature Turns 30
Signature Theatre
June 9 – July 3, 2020

Thirty never looked so good! Party like it's 1989 as we celebrate with a special anniversary cabaret full of thirty years of memories, songs and behind-the-scenes stories from Signature's earliest...

Ella es Tango
GALA Hispanic Theatre
June 10 – 28, 2020

Women take the lead in this musical and its mesmerizing dancing that celebrates their role in tango.

HateF*ck
Round House Theatre
June 10 – July 3, 2020

Layla and Imran are both Muslim-American… and that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

Pippin
Olney Theatre Center
June 10 – July 19, 2020

We’ve got magic to do in the Summer of 2020! This classic musical about a young man in search of his purpose features some of music-theater’s best-loved songs and most theatrical moments.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Arts Barn
June 12 – 28, 2020

In partnership with ANKH Repertory Theatre It's 1927 in a rundown studio in Chicago where Ma Rainey is recording new sides of old favorites.

Hamilton
The Kennedy Center
June 16 – August 20, 2020

Hamilton returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House for 14 weeks in the summer of 2020.

Hair - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, June 19, 2020

The sensational, groundbreaking rock musical bursts with the jubilant spirit, raging rebellion, chart-topping hits and psychedelic color of the 1960s.

Once on This Island
The Kennedy Center
June 23 – July 12, 2020

“What a delight it is to enter the world of Once on This Island!” raves the New York Times.

West Side Story
Thomas Jefferson Theatre
July 17 – 26, 2020

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to 20th century New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find  themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.

A Monster Calls
The Kennedy Center
July 21 – August 9, 2020

Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought to the stage in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson.

The Donna Summer Musical
National Theatre
July 22 – August 2, 2020

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva.

Brigadoon
Olney Theatre Center
Friday, July 24, 2020

New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Keegan Theatre
July 24 – August 23, 2020

A groundbreaking Obie- and Tony Award-winning musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH follows “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, an East German rock ‘n roll goddess who also...

Atlas Presents: Imagination Stage’s Wake Up, Brother Bear
Atlas Performing Arts Center
August 3 – 7, 2020

Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons.

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Kennedy Center
August 25 – September 27, 2020

Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin has adapted Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork for the stage with spectacular, universally praised results, creating "a modern American classic" (The...