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Looking for the perfect show? DC Metro Theater Arts has partnered with CultureCapital to provide our readers with the most comprehensive listing of theatrical events in Metro DC. Discount tickets to many of these shows can be found at TodayTix. NOTE: MOST THEATERS ARE NOW DARK DUE TO COVID-19 CANCELLATIONS. CHECK INDIVIDUAL THEATER WEBSITES FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.

Opera UNTRAPPED Online: Bastianello

Thru December 1

This Wolf Trap Opera premiere and new production was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in August 2017.

Opera UNTRAPPED Online: Roméo et Juliette

Thru December 1

This Wolf Trap Opera new production of Roméo et Juliette was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in July 2018.

Opera UNTRAPPED Online: The Juniper Tree

Thru December 1

This Wolf Trap Opera premiere and new production was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in August 2017.

Opera UNTRAPPED Online: The Touchstone

Thru December 1

This Wolf Trap Opera premiere and new production was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in June and July 2017.

Opera UNTRAPPED Online: Merlin's Island

Thru December 1

Two Parisians are shipwrecked on an island paradise where the rich marry the poor, lawyers are always honest, spouses are always faithful, and artists are wealthier than businessmen.

Opera UNTRAPPED Online: Idomeneo

Thru December 1

After ten long years of battle, Idomeneo is finally returning home from the Trojan War. During the perilous journey, he pledges to sacrifice the first living thing he sees in return for a safe voyage.

Opera UNTRAPPED Online: The Emperor of Atlantis

Thru December 1

A mad emperor declares universal war against everyone and offends Death.

Virtual Dance Class: Funky Broadway Jazz with Jeff Gorti
Signature Theatre
Thursday, October 22

Helen Hayes Award Winner Jeff Gorti dazzled audiences as Paul in Signature’s A Chorus Line.

Objects in Mirror May Be SPOOKIER Than They Appear A Drive Thru Drama
The Alden
October 23 – November 1

The Alden Presents “Drive-Thru Drama,” a new model of theatre (as far as we know!) in a COVID-19 world.

Virtual Masterclass: Musical Comedy with Evan Casey
Signature Theatre
Thursday, November 5

Evan Casey (Assassins, An Act of God, The Flick) shows you how to find the funny in a song.

Story District's Mixtape
AMP by Strathmore
Friday, November 20

This performance was rescheduled from May 1, 2020. All tickets from the original show date are valid for this performance. If you have any questions please contact the ticket office at 301.581.

Free Play Reading: The Story of Walter by Audrey Cefaly

Monday, December 7

Walter, a recently single father to a spunky seven-year-old daughter, struggles to navigate the world of single parenthood with dating and learning to live again.

AOI 20 Minute Operas
The Kennedy Center
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Three world premiere short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra.

Broadway's Next Hit Musical
AMP by Strathmore
Saturday, January 23, 2021

This performance was rescheduled from April 25, 2020. All tickets from the original show date are valid for this performance. If you have any questions please contact the ticket office at 301.581.

Shear Madness
The Kennedy Center
January 26 – March 21, 2021

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 13,500 performances, the show has stayed in great shape.

Leonardo and Sam
The Kennedy Center
February 4 – 21, 2021

Leonardo is truly a terrible monster—but he could be a really good friend.

Free Play Reading: One-Shot by Andrew Rosendorf
Signature Theatre
Monday, February 8, 2021

In 1999, a bigoted slur is spray painted onto a video rental store in McLean, Virginia, disturbing, and possibly outing, the owner and his high-school employees.

Making the Music, Anais Mitchell, Duncan Sheik & Shaina Taub
Strathmore
Friday, February 19, 2021

With a line-up that reads like a who’s who of the Tony Awards, this special concert brings together three outstanding singer-songwriters, whose musical visions are currently energizing Broadway,...

A Wind in the Door
The Kennedy Center
March 4 – 21, 2021

A cosmic mission is unfolding! Don’t miss the onstage debut of the exciting sequel to Madeline L’Engle’s beloved A Wrinkle in Time. 

Parable of the Sower
Strathmore
April 1 – 2, 2021

Parable of the Sower is a triumphant, mesmerizing work of rare power and beauty that illuminates deep insights on gender, race, and the future of human civilization.

Free Play Reading: Light by Jarrin Davis

Monday, April 5, 2021

A prodigal sister returns home and upends the lives of her devout younger sister, family friends and, most of all, the eleven-year-old son she abandoned.

Cenicienta
The Kennedy Center
April 9 – 11, 2021

It’s a story within a story! Glass Half Full Theatre tells the classic tale of Cinderella in a whole new way. 

That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody
Strathmore
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Get ready for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. From Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose’s tales from St.

La bohème
The Kennedy Center
May 8 – 22, 2021

Puccini’s tribute to young love soars with joy and heartbreak.

Jesus Christ Superstar
The Kennedy Center
May 25 – June 13, 2021

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. 

Story Pirates
The Kennedy Center
June 1 – 6, 2021

Original stories by kids are a new kind of treasure when the Story Pirates turn them into a wildly funny comedy experience. 

An Evening with Ira Glass & Jad Abumrad
Strathmore
Sunday, June 6, 2021

It’s a public radio-palooza when prolific audio storytellers Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad, hosts of iconic radio programs This American Life and Radiolab respectively, come together to take you on a...

Freestyle Love Supreme
The Kennedy Center
June 8 – 13, 2021

Direct from Broadway, the original hip hop musical phenomenon from Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale arrives in Washington.

Oklahoma!
The Kennedy Center
June 22 – 27, 2021

This is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony® winner for Best Revival of a Musical.

Dear Evan Hansen
The Kennedy Center
June 29 – July 18, 2021

Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award®, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Blue
The Kennedy Center
July 3 – 11, 2021

In the D.C. premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s new contemporary opera, a family and community struggles when a police officer kills a teenager.

Disney’s Frozen
The Kennedy Center
July 21 – September 5, 2021

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America.

The Band’s Visit
The Kennedy Center
July 28 – August 8, 2021

The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony®-winning musicals in history.

Hadestown
The Kennedy Center
August 10 – September 5, 2021

A love story for today…and always. Hadestown is winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album.

Lea Salonga
Strathmore
Thursday, November 4, 2021

This performance was rescheduled from April 17, 2020. All tickets from the original show date are valid for this performance. If you have any questions please contact the ticket office at 301.581.