What We've Heard

02/08/2017 - 12:38pm

Sat, February 11 (2pm) at The Wheaton Library Interim Branch InterAct Story Theatre kicks off a monthly series of fun family safaris through books with Books Alive! Executive and Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger will lead interactive workshops for kids and parents to explore a different age-appropriate children's book through creative drama, and then bring the books to life by acting them out in your own words. Best for ages 4 & up, FREE, but tickets are limited (register thru Wheaton Library Interim Branch to for tickets in-person or call 240-777-0678. Tickets will be available up to the program's start time while spaces remain. (Other upcoming dates: Saturday, March 18 & Saturday, April 22).

02/07/2017 - 9:32pm

On February 18 (8-10pm) six DC-area professional theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours - then be presented at the 13th annual PLAY IN A DAY, a one-of-a-kind event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District at Imagination Stage. Participating theatre companies include: Adventure Theatre MTC (Glen Echo, MD); Flying V (Bethesda, MD); Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD); Keegan Theatre (Washington, D.C.); Rorschach Theatre (Washington, D.C.) and Round House Theatre (Bethesda, MD). General admission tix $15. More information/advance tix - 301/215-6660 or Bethesda Urban Partnership.

02/07/2017 - 4:40pm

Peter and the Starcathcer at Constellation Theatre Company holds a Pay-What-You-Can preview Thurs, February 9, 8:30pm. All tickets for this performance available at the door on a first come, first served basis starting 1 hour before curtain.

02/02/2017 - 12:25pm

The Gin Game at MetroStage in Alexandria, VA has Pay-What-You-Can performance's Thurs, 2/2 and Fri, 2/3 at 8pm - $10 min, cash only, at the door, no advance sales. The production starring Roz White and Doug Brown runs thru March 12.

01/31/2017 - 9:58pm

Monday February 6 at 7:30pm join We Happy Few Productions at The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for a FREE staged reading of Henry IV (both parts). In true We Happy fashion, this adaptation combines the two parts of Shakespeare’s Henry IV into one play, in which the weight of war alters everyone, from kings and princes to tavern wenches and thieves. Adapted and directed by WHF co-founder Hannah Todd, this is the perfect way to get revved up to see their Henry V production this Spring. There will be drinks and a raffle as part of the reading evening.

01/31/2017 - 9:53pm

Great news for making theatre more inclusive. The Accessibility and Inclusion Initiative at Mosaic Theater Company ensures ALL PERFORMANCES of "Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies" are fully accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members at every performance via surtitles incorporated into the direction and design. The production runs at the Atlas til Feb. 19. The Accessibility Initiative is supported by the Weissberg Foundation, as part of their 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater—a $1,000,000 commitment to engage and expand new voices and audiences in DC-area theaters.

01/30/2017 - 1:35pm

Enjoy a Happy Hour Cabaret at the Shakespeare Theatre Company February 9 (6pm, Harman Center, Forum) in conjunction with their production of KING CHARLES III. This 'Happenings Happy Hour' event, Princes & Paupers, Royals & Rebels Cabaret with singer Barbara Papendorp and pianist Amy Conley. Their cabaret featuring songs by Lerner & Loewe, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and many others, explore the ongoing struggle between the haves and have-nots through the ages. Attend the free performance while enjoying a free Svedka cocktail courtesy of Happenings Happy Hours official liquor sponsor Svedka Vodka.

01/30/2017 - 1:32pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the latest in their ReDiscovery Reading Series on Monday, January 30 (7:30pm) with HORACE. Focusing this year on plays about people in power, HORACE (written in 1640 by Pierre Corneille, author of The Liar), is a stirring and horrifying depiction of compromised morality at the highest levels of state. Seating is on a first-come basis. Reservations are required; reserve online or call 202-547-1122, option 4. Seating is general admission so patrons are encouraged to arrive early.

01/26/2017 - 1:35pm

Join Nu Sass Productions at their upcoming Kostume Karaoke event at Solly's Tavern (1942 11th St NW) on Fri Jan 27, 8pm-1:30am. And they're designating this as a fundraiser for TheatreWashington. The more you drink and tip, the more you'll help support them as we supports all theatres in the DC area. Come in costume or dazzle the crowd in one of the zany outfits provided on site. You’ve never seen karaoke like this before! Thanks to Nu Suss!

01/25/2017 - 2:39pm

CulturalDC’s Source Festival is holding open non-Equity auditions to cast for the 2017 Source Festival - 9am-5pm on January 30 & 31 at Source (1835 14th St NW). DEADLINE to submit audition form: JANUARY 26 at 11:59PM. Source Festival plays will be run in rep throughout the Festival from June 9–July 2. All roles are paid and non-Equity. Actors of all demographics, including transgender and genderqueer actors, are encouraged to apply.

01/25/2017 - 2:17pm

Round House Theatre announced an update on performances for their production of Caroline, or Change: The preview week schedule has been modified so that the Pay-What-You-Can performances are now Thurs, Jan. 26 & Wed, Feb. 1. The previously scheduled performances on Jan. 25 at 7:30pm and Jan. 28 at 2pm have been cancelled. Don't miss this award-winning musical starring Nova Y. Payton.

01/24/2017 - 8:15pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company holds PayWhatYouCan performances of Baby Screams Miracle on Mon, Jan 30 and Tues, Jan 31 at 8pm. Tickets are ONLY sold at the box office the evening of the performance, on sale at 6pm, but lines form as early as 4pm. Tickets for PWYC shows are not sold online. The production stars company members Sarah Marshall, Kate Eastwood Norris and Cody Nickell with Caroline Dubberly.

01/24/2017 - 8:10pm

The Hub Theatre holds their annual New Play Festival this weekend January 28 & 29 which includes reading of new works - THE FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by Dominic Finocchiaro, AQUIESCE by David Yee and THE LOCALS - a new addition to the Fest. DC Area Playwrights will write a 10 minute play about Home & Hope in the morning. The Hub will then rehearse the new play and perform it that evening for our audiences! All in one day. All by local playwrights. Tickets are FREE.

01/17/2017 - 3:47pm

On Wed, January 18 7:30pm at Shakespeare Theatre's Lansburgh Theatre, the event WE ARE NOT DONE YET will take place. It's an original multimedia performance by veterans directed by acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright about the intersection of grief, trauma, and survival in civilian and combat settings. The performance is a culmination of a workshop hosted by the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. The evening will also include performances by contemporary dancer Tiffanie Carson, violinist Patmore Lewis, poet/author Seema Reza, vocalist Be Steadwell, six-string electric cellist Wytold, and short films by Syrian youth refugees. Seating is on a first-come basis. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED HERE

01/17/2017 - 3:30pm

Several DC area theatres are participating in The Ghostlight Project, on January 19. Groups will gather outside theatres to create a "light" for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone tegardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You can connect with Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Convergence Theatre in Bethesda and in DC, Folger Theatre, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Theater J. Check theatre websites or Facebook pages for details.

01/12/2017 - 3:53pm

In conjunction with their production of Copenhagen, Theater J has a myriad of discussions planned during the run. This Sun, January 15 after the show at 4:30pm will be "Nuclear Warfare Today" a panel discussion which will dive into the many different questions swirling around the issue of modern nuclear warfare. Panelists:
• Matt Nosanchuck: former Associate Director of Public Engagement who served as the liaison to the American Jewish community and on international issues under President Obama.
• Mary Lasky: Program manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

01/12/2017 - 3:50pm

Did you know that the award-winning film MOONLIGHT is adapted from a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney - IN MOONLIGHT BLACK BOYS LOOK BLUE? His work has been produced locally numerous times at Studio Theatre and he'll return there in July with WIG OUT! Learn more here

01/11/2017 - 3:25pm

FREE event January 11 at 7pm at Folger Shakespeare Library. A staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's new play THE BOOK OF WILL about the creation of Shakespeare's First Folio, directed by Eleanor Holdridge. It's free but requires reservations. Cast includes Desiree Chappelle, JaBen Early,Chris Dinolfo, Shanara Gabrielle, Chris Genebach, Mitchell Hébertt, Brandon McCoy, Cody Nickell, Kate Eastwood Norris, Ashley Smith, Erin Weaver. Info/reservations at Folger website

01/11/2017 - 2:29pm

Join Monumental Theatre Company on January 14 for a reading of Smarty Pants: A New Musical by Bridget Grace Sheaff and Theodore Bartemes, Directed by Sarah Frances Williams. Tickets are PayWhatYouCan - donations are appreciated. Location: Catholic University Music School, John Paul Hall. Further info on Monumental's Facebook page

01/06/2017 - 1:55pm

Round House Theatre has announced that the legendary Ben Vereen will headline their annual Gala Concert on May 13. This one-night only special benefit with the Tony Award winner whose career spans over 40 years of legendary performances on Broadway, film, and television. See him on stage at Round House performing a unique blend of song and dance, stories of his life, a tribute to Broadway and more! Guests will enjoy mingling, bidding on live auction prizes, and savoring delightful desserts at our biggest event of the year.