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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.

The Cat in the Hat
Adventure Theatre MTC
Sunday, August 18

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss.  From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat...

Tiger Style
Olney Theatre Center
Sunday, August 18

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

Tiny Tots - Baby Bear’s Birthday
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Sunday, August 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...

Treasure Island
Synetic Theater
Sunday, 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...

Legally Blonde
Keegan Theatre
August 18 – September 1

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.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
August 18 – 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.

Disney's Aladdin
The Kennedy Center
August 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...

Dear Evan Hansen
The Kennedy Center
August 18 – September 8

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

The British Invasion
Signature Theatre
August 20 – 31

Hop the pond for a rocking salute to the UK artists who thrilled and inspired us.

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...

Assassins
Signature Theatre
August 21 – September 29

To kick off the 30th Anniversary season, Signature Theatre produces its 30th Sondheim musical with the daring and darkly funny Tony Award®-winning musical of the twisted American Dream.

Community Open House
Round House Theatre
Saturday, August 24

Join us for fun, food, and festivities as we celebrate the reopening of Round House Theatre! Enjoy live performances in the renovated theatre and lobby, refreshments in the expanded bar and bistro,...

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.

Assassins - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
August 28 – September 10

To kick off the 30th Anniversary season, Signature Theatre produces its 30th Sondheim musical with the daring and darkly funny Tony Award®-winning musical of the twisted American Dream.

Cabaret
Olney Theatre Center
August 28 – October 6

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

Monumental Theatre Company presents Montgomery
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Saturday, August 31

Experience the blues- and rock-infused score of the new musical MONTGOMERY, which pulls you back to 1955 as 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refuses to give up her bus seat and is arrested, almost...

Page-to-Stage New Play Festival 2019
The Kennedy Center
August 31 – September 2

Join than 60 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development by local, regional, and national playwrights,...

Synetic Theater's The Tempest + Movement Storytelling Workshop
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sunday, September 1

Witness a stripped-down excerpt from Metro DC's premier physical theater Synetic Theater's water-filled production of 'The Tempest,' currently in rehearsals in Crystal City and set to run there from...

In Series Theatre present Stormy Weather
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Monday, September 2

Selections from a cabaret-club evening of song, word, and beat in a new imagining of Shakespeare's Tempest.

1 Henry IV
Folger Theatre
September 3 – October 13

Honor is a two-edged sword. Prince Hal spends his days carousing in seedy taverns with criminals and lowly commoners, much to the dismay of his father, King Henry IV.

Love Sick
Theater J
September 4 – 29

From an extraordinary collaboration of international artists comes Love Sick, the critically-acclaimed new musical that fuses a thrilling original score, Middle-Eastern harmonics, dazzling...

In Series: Butterfly
Source Theatre
September 5 – 22

INtimately experienced, Puccini's classic is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind this epic score.

Assassins - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, September 6

To kick off the 30th Anniversary season, Signature Theatre produces its 30th Sondheim musical with the daring and darkly funny Tony Award®-winning musical of the twisted American Dream.

La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream)
GALA Hispanic Theatre
September 12 – October 13

One of the essential works of Spanish Golden Age theater, this timeless play explores free will, fate, and tyranny.

Cats
The Kennedy Center
September 17 – October 6

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, "Memory.”

School Girls: or, The African Mean Girls Play
Round House Theatre
Wednesday, September 18

“Funny and fast paced … [with] bouncy, juicy dialogue.

Broadway Princess Party
McLean Community Center
Sunday, September 22

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with royalty in this hit concert direct from NYC! Featuring two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”),...

Mike Birbiglia’s The New One
National Theatre
September 24 – 29

He’s made you laugh in Sleepwalk With Me (it was a play presented by Nathan Lane, then a movie, THEN a book), My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, and “Thank God for Jokes.

Escaped Alone
Signature Theatre
September 24 – November 3

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.

The Royale
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
September 25 – October 27

In 1905, Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of becoming the first African American boxer to fight for the heavyweight championship.

An Evening with Audra McDonald
Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Saturday, September 28

Tony, Grammy®, and Emmy® Award winner Audra McDonald makes her Center for the Arts debut. In this concert, McDonald performs her trademark mix of hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

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 Improvised Shakespeare Company
The Kennedy Center
October 1 – 6

In an evening of off-the-cuff comedy, this critically acclaimed Chicago-based ensemble creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes, based on a single audience member's...

Shear Madness
The Kennedy Center
October 1 – November 24

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 13,200 performances, the show has stayed in great shape.

Renée Fleming VOICES: Gavin Creel
The Kennedy Center
Thursday, October 3

Gavin made his Broadway debut originating the role of Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which he received his first Tony Award® nomination.

Storm Large
AMP by Strathmore
Friday, October 4

Ironic. Witty. Brassy. Flirtatious. Enigmatic musician, actor, playwright, and author Storm Large first captivated national audiences as a contestant on the 2006 CBS show Rock Star: Supernova.

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.

Nemr
The Kennedy Center
Saturday, October 5

Nemr is a Lebanese/American stand-up comedian who is credited with establishing and pioneering the stand-up comedy scene throughout the Middle East.

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.

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville
National Theatre
October 8 – 13

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected.

Broadway Center Stage: Footloose
The Kennedy Center
October 9 – 13

Set to the rockin' rhythm of the film’s Oscar®- and Tony®-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young...

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.

Marc Maron
The Kennedy Center
Friday, October 11

For over thirty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing comedy for print, stage, radio, online, and television.

Atlas Presents Culture Queen's Dance Party, The Locomotion
Atlas Performing Arts Center
October 11 – 12

Join the Culture Queen as she does “The Locomotion” on a journey through the swinging ‘60’s.

Disney's Frozen, Jr.
Thomas Jefferson Theatre
October 11 – 20

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. takes us on a journey with Princesses Anna and Elsa.

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.

David Sedaris
The Kennedy Center
Tuesday, October 15

Award-winning humor writer and master of satire David Sedaris returns to the Kennedy Center.

Escaped Alone - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, October 18

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.

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.

Stand Up Comedy: Danny Rouhier
Arts Barn
Friday, October 18

Laugh it up! As a standup comic, Danny is fast-paced, and clever, with dozens of voices and characters.

Mystery Science Theater 3000
National Theatre
October 18 – 19

The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to Washington, D.C.

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.

The Pop-Ups
McLean Community Center
Saturday, October 19

From three-time Grammy nominees, The Pop Ups, “The Great Pretenders Club" takes family audiences of all ages on a scavenger hunt for the best imaginative play games your mind can dream up! This...

Que las hay... las hay. Believe It or Not!
GALA Hispanic Theatre
October 19 – November 2

Testy neighbors learn that friendship, diversity, and tolerance are key to building a home. A delightful play for children by one of Argentina’s leading authors of children’s literature.

Kid Prince and Pablo
The Kennedy Center
October 19 – November 3

Mark Twain’s classic The Prince and the Pauper is reimagined as a digital age American Hip Hop story.

WNO: Otello
The Kennedy Center
October 26 – November 16

Verdi’s epic retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy traces the collapse of a great hero. As Iago manipulates Otello, the general will confront his deadliest enemy: his jealous heart.

22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor celebrating Dave Chappelle
The Kennedy Center
Sunday, October 27

An outstanding lineup of entertainers will gather in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. 

A Chorus Line
Signature Theatre
October 29, 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...

Balancing Bodies
The Kennedy Center
October 31 – November 2

Take a seat in a rolling office chair as an ordinary space transforms into a universe full of surprises and twists.

Nick Offerman
The Kennedy Center
Friday, November 1

All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown...

Mario the Make Magician
McLean Community Center
Saturday, November 2

As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout, Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a New York based, touring children's performer known for his DIY robotic creations, handmade props, and signature slapstick...

Get'm
The Kennedy Center
November 2 – 3

Three television hosts fight over one microphone in this imaginative production full of silly misunderstandings, a puppet show, and hilarious hide-n-seek. Ages 3+

WNO: The Magic Flute
The Kennedy Center
November 2 – 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.

Amadeus
Folger Theatre
November 5 – December 22

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

Edward Albee’s OCCUPANT
Theater J
November 7 – 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).

Renée Fleming VOICES: Joyce DiDonato
The Kennedy Center
November 8 – 9

"In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?" One of opera's most outspoken and impassioned personalities, multi-Grammy Award®–winner Joyce DiDonato presents music from her new album In War &...

Singin' In The Rain
Olney Theatre Center
November 8, 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...

EGG-tion HERO
The Kennedy Center
November 9 – 10

Will two museum attendants succeed at keeping a special egg safe? Join Dutch theater/dance company Maas for a hysterically egg-cellent time! Ages 3+

No Such Thing as a Fish
The Kennedy Center
Sunday, November 10

Now in its fifth year, No Such Thing As A Fish is at the forefront of the British podcast scene.

Belters Workshop (15 & Up, Six Sessions)
Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tuesday, November 12

Developed by one of the area’s foremost belters, this class is specially designed to help women sing in a powerful "mix-belt" and improve their belting range through a systematic gradual process,...

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour
National Theatre
November 12 – 17

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre.

Janeane Garofalo
The Kennedy Center
Friday, November 15

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo makes her Kennedy Center debut.

Soul Divas
Signature Theatre
November 19 – 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,...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical
The Kennedy Center
November 23, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, this world premiere Kennedy Center commission features...

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.

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.

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 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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Frosty
McLean Community Center
Saturday, December 14

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

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.

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. 

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
Theater J
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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?

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
Theater J
February 19 – March 15, 2020

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Becoming Dr. Ruth
Theater J
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.

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.  

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”...

Compulsion or the House Behind
Theater J
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.

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.

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.

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...