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Beauty and the Beast
The Puppet Co. Playhouse

A romantic tale of a handsome prince, and his love, Beauty, set in a great forest in old Russia.

Inherit The Windbag
Atlas Performing Arts Center

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.

Suddenly Last Summer
Gunston Theatre Two
Thru April 5

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER by Tennessee Williams  Directed by Christopher Henley Set in the hothouse of New Orlean’s Garden District, Suddenly Last Summer has all the hallmarks of a Tennessee Williams...

The Snowy Day and Other Stories
Adventure Theatre MTC
Thru April 5

This beautiful show follows the character of Peter and his friend Archie around the neighborhood in four of Ezra Jack Keats’ beloved tales, The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and A Letter...

Becoming Dr. Ruth
Edlavitch DCJCC
Thru April 19

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

Guys and Dolls
Ford's Theatre
March 30 – May 20

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.

Virginia Opera
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, March 31

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

Camille Claudel
Signature Theatre
April 1 – 19

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.

Cost of Living
Round House Theatre
April 1 – 19

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

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.

The Till Trilogy: The Ballad of Emmett Till
Atlas Performing Arts Center
April 1 – June 20

Bayeza’s Edgar Award-winning drama recounts the last two weeks of young Emmett Till's life on his journey from Chicago to Money, Mississippi, revealing his boisterous, stuttering character and his...

Hansel and Gretel
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
April 3 – May 10

Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects.

InterAct Story Theatre: Not My Monkey
National Theatre
Saturday, April 4

There's trouble afoot at the circus! The new ringleader wants to do a good job leading her zany crew of circus folk, but there's a new problem every time she turns around, and no one wants to pitch...

Camille Claudel - Discussion Night
Signature Theatre
April 7 – 15

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

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

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...

In Series: Rigoletto
Atlas Performing Arts Center
April 11 – 19

INside and under the BIG TOP, Verdi’s darkly unforgettable and tuneful opera come’s to life as an immersive circus production.

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

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

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

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.

Great Works Theatre: The BFG
National Theatre
Saturday, April 18

When Sophie is snatched from her bed by a Giant, she fears that he's going to eat her. But the Giant has no intention of harming her - after all, he is THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT.

The Good Humor Men
McLean Community Center
April 18 – 19

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...

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

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.

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

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.

Hand to God
Gunston Theatre Two
April 24 – May 9

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

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.

Jane Franklin Dance Presents Mouse in House
Theatre on the Run
Saturday, April 25

Adapted from the book “The Mouse of Amherst” by Elizabeth Spires, Mouse in House reveals an unlikely friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson.

Judy Moody and Stink
Olney Theatre Center
April 25 – 26

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

The Till Trilogy: That Summer In Sumner
Atlas Performing Arts Center
April 30 – June 21

This World Premiere condenses the five-day trial of “The State of Mississippi vs. Roy Bryant and JW Milam for the Murder of Emmett Till” into a thrilling courtroom drama.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Peter and the Wolf
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
May 15 – June 28

Christopher Piper's final performances!  Staged with half life-size marionettes, Peter and the Wolf is one of the Puppet Co.’s best-loved stories.

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

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

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

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

"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 Till Trilogy: Benevolence
Atlas Performing Arts Center
May 22 – June 21

The Trilogy's rousing conclusion focuses in on the more intimate impact of Emmett's abduction and murder on two couples in Mississippi Delta: Caroline Bryant, her husband Roy, in Money, along with...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Presents: Arts on the Horizon’s Off the Page
Atlas Performing Arts Center
June 3 – 7

The magic of books can transport us to new worlds. Music, illustrations, and entire adventures can lift right off the page.

Magician David Meneses
Arts Barn
Friday, June 5

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.

iMusical
AMP by Strathmore
Friday, June 5

A cast of triple threat talents—actors/musicians/improvisers—turn a single audience suggestion into a musical theater masterpiece! Anything is possible.

Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Wolf Trap
June 5 – 6

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony and Grammy Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom.

Baby Shark Live!
National Theatre
June 5 – 7

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

Yoga Play
Keegan Theatre
June 5 – 27

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

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

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

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

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...

Maryland Lyric Opera presents Le Nozze di Figaro
The Clarice
June 10 – 14

Figaro and Susanna are getting married. But the Count, Figaro's “boss”, appears to be more interested in Susanna than in his Countess. Marcellina is after Figaro.

Ella es Tango
GALA Hispanic Theatre
June 10 – 28

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

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

Pippin
Olney Theatre Center
June 10 – July 19

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

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

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

Hair - Pride Night
Signature Theatre
Friday, June 19

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

Eugene Onegin
The Barns at Wolf Trap
June 21 – 27

Pushkin’s sweeping novel comes vividly to life in Tchaikovsky’s masterful opera.

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

“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

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.

Elegy for Young Lovers
The Barns at Wolf Trap
July 19 – 25

In Henze’s intense opera, a famous poet manipulates the people around him to invigorate his creativity.

A Monster Calls
The Kennedy Center
July 21 – August 9

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

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

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

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...

Aria Jukebox
The Barns at Wolf Trap
Sunday, July 26

An afternoon of opera highlights curated by the audience and sung by Wolf Trap Opera soloists. Come to the preshow reception to vote for the arias of your choice!

Atlas Presents: Imagination Stage’s Wake Up, Brother Bear
Atlas Performing Arts Center
July 29 – August 7

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

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...

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,...