Photo by Margot Schulman

Awa Sal Secka in Imagination Stage's Cinderella

Photo by Kaley Etzkorn

Stephanie Berry and Justin Weaks in Round House Theatre's Gem of the Ocean

Photo by DJ Corey Photography

Emjoy Gavino and Dina Thomas in Studio Theatre's Cry It Out

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Carisa Barreca, Katie Caussin, Kazi Jones, Maggie Wilder, Atra Asdou and Alex Bellisle in The Second City's She the People at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Photo by Carol Rosegg

Craig Wallace and Justine “Icy” Moral in Frod's Theatre's A Christmas Carol

Photo by DJ Corey Photography

Tonya Beckman in Solas Nua's How to Keep an Alien

Photo by Nick Klein

Jonathan Hsu, Dallas Tolentino and Raven Lorraine in The Kennedy Center's How to Catch a Star

Photo by Michael Horan

Megan Adrielle, Alex De Bard, Farrell Parker and Christopher Michael Richardson in Adventure Theatre MTC's Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Susan Lynskey and Emily Shackelford in Arena Stage's Indecent

Photo by Christopher Mueller

Owen Tabaka (center) and the cast of Signature Theatre's Billy Elliot

Photo by Jeri Tidwell Photography;

Lynn Sharp Spears and Abby Middleton in Toby's Dinner Theatre's Disney's The Little Mermaid

Photo by Stan Barouh

David Schlumpf in Olney Theatre Center's Elf the Musical

Photo by Jati Lindsay

The cast of The Second City's Love, Factually at The Kennedy Center

Photo by the Puppet Co

the Puppet Co's The Nutcracker

Photo by Johnny Shryock

Scott Whalen and Sharisse Taylor in Synetic Theater's My Father's Dragon

Photo by Margot Schulman

Aaron Shields, Brigid Cleary, Danny Bernardy, Soneka Anderson in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center.

Photo by Maria Baranova

Soara-Joye Ross and Corbin Bleu in Arena Stage's Anything Goes

Photo by Mark Douet

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's presentation of The National Theatre's An Inspector Calls

  • The productions of Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas" at 1st Stage in Tysons, VA and August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD have both been extended to December 30.

  • Anacostia Playhouse presents "Driving Miss Daisy" by Alfred Uhry, 10 performances only thru December 23. Thurs, December 13 is a Pay-What-You-Can preview - tickets will be available 1 hour before show.

  • Annapolis Shakespeare Company's BROADWAY SERIES
    presents "A BROADWAY HOLIDAY." It's Christmas Eve 1946 and radio star Jimmy Brennan returns to an inheritance that turns out to be a little more than he bargained for. Jimmy reunites with his WEAF radio pals Lana, Harry and Bonnie, his love Ruby, and others to present a live broadcast to save the day! Don't miss this original musical review! Only 4 performances - December 13, 15, 20 & 23.

  • Paso Nuevo returns at GALA Hispanic Theatre with a new intergenerational show - "SILENT SCREAMS: Through Time" on Fri, December 21 at 8pm. FREE! A collection of short scenes, monologues, songs, and poems, SILENT SCREAMS was developed by the Paso Nuevo Youth Performance Group and VIDA Senior Center participants, the culmination of a 3-month collaboration that brought together diverse youth and seniors from throughout the DC area to explore self-expression through music, movement, devised theatre, and spoken word.

  • Applications for the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival are now open! (Early Bird deadline - Nov 8; Regular Applications deadline - Jan 11, 2019). Have questions about producing a show next July 2019? Join Capital Fringe at the SW BID (Business Improvement District) office to talk about the process of applying and taking part. To attend, email Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer, at to RSVP. Accepting applications also for Fringe's commissioning arm, now in its 2nd year. Request for Proposal DEADLINE - Jan 2, 2019.

  • Creative Cauldron's new Holiday Cabaret Series is just around the corner - events start this weekend with Stephen Gregory Smith & Kara Tameika Watkins on Dec. 9, Dani Stoller on Dec. 10, plus Erin Granfield and Katherine Riddle on Dec. 11, Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan on 12/12. 'Tis The Season - A Holiday Cabaret with Chris Urquiaga follows on Dec. 16 and “Winter Wonderland” on Dec. 17.


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