What We've Heard

08/10/2018 - 1:32pm

Constellation Theatre Company holds a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Fri, August 10 (8pm) for their production of Melancholy Play by celebrated writer Sarah Ruhl. All tickets sold at the door starting 1 hour prior to curtain time, first come, first served basis, no advance sales. They'll also have $15 Preview Sat, August 11 (8pm), and $25 Preview Sun, August 12 (8pm)

08/10/2018 - 11:28am

The National Players are back previewing Shakespeare's Twelfth Night before they take the show on the road. Two Pay-What -You-Can performances are on August 16 and 17 in Olney Theatre Center's Historic Theatre. All donations go towards National Players. CASH ONLY. Tickets purchased on the day-of show at the box office starting at 5pm. All purchases must be in-person and in CASH. No phone or internet sales.

08/09/2018 - 12:53pm

Coming up August 10 & 11 at Creative Cauldron...​Enjoy and be enlightened by a night of talented teens from the award winning Music Therapy Center in " A Place To Be" featuring songs about the struggles that teens go through.

08/09/2018 - 12:39pm

An exciting new partnership between The Theatre Lab and Levine Music's Act Two Pre-Professional music theater program for high school students (led by Helen Hayes Awards recipients Tracy Olivera and Walter Bobby McCoy). This partnership strives to expand musical theatre training to high school students and adults.

08/01/2018 - 1:21pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre's Paso Nuevo & Summer Youth program will present Blood Wedding at GALA’s Main Stage on Friday, August 3 at 8PM. This adaptation, by GALA veteran Cornelia Cody, of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play will explore gang warfare in our city through a bilingual performance that will be FREE and open to the public.

07/30/2018 - 4:21pm

DC Resident Creatives! Applications are OPEN for the Fall Session of the District’s Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment's 202Creates Residency Program (Sep-Dec) - available to DC residents & businesses, in all 8 Wards, working in the creative industries, providing space, resources & community to creative entrepreneurs to build their businesses and further their projects. Application deadline: August 3 at 11:59PM.

07/25/2018 - 12:17pm

Hopefully the weather will be kind for this FREE, all-day event at Olney Theatre Center's Summer Fest, Saturday, July 28 featuring Backstage Tours, Food Trucks, Master Classes, Meet the Artists, Prop and Costume Sales, Kid's STEM Activities, Outdoor Games, Play Readings, Outdoor Movie, Wine and Whiskey Tasting and more. PLUS, Saturday evening, take in a concert recital of the Leonard Bernstein classic, Candide. Featuring an all-star cast drawn from their "On the Town" accompanied by a two-piano arrangement. Tickets $40.

07/24/2018 - 11:16am

Coming up on August 5 at Signature Theatre - their Annual Open House. Starting at noon, enjoy free performances every fifteen minutes, special ticket offers, raffles and a grand finale concert. There are concerts, games and crafts all day. Don’t miss special single ticket offers for the 2018/19 season and our annual show merchandise clearance sale.

07/23/2018 - 12:48pm

From contemporary to classic, come hear your favorite and most beloved Broadway hits at Infinity Theatre's next cabaret - 2 shows only August 3 & 4. Due to popular demand, this showcase is returning for its third year in a row. Infinity's company of actors will dazzle you with songs from across the spectrum of Broadway musicals. Experience the emotional highs and lows that only the best storytelling and music of Broadway can provide. Tickets $25.

07/19/2018 - 5:42pm

SPECIAL EVENT coming up July 26-29 from Theater Alliance (At Anacostia Playhouse) - The Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company by Holly Bass. Three freedwomen travel through the American south in the 1860s with a medicine show, but unlike other snake oil salesmen of the day, these mysterious women give away their healing potions in an attempt to cure a dangerous disease that threatens to destroy future generations. A devised work of dance theater that combines vaudeville, sampling culture and time travel to engage the audience in a conversation about what it means to be free and ways we can move towards an equitable and just society.

07/12/2018 - 4:25pm

During the run of their production of #poolparty, Ally Theatre Company presents a Free Staged Reading on July 21 (4pm) of THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN by Hope Villanueva. Three high schoolers are the queens of their school until Danielle arrives. When she catches the eye of one of their exes, they decide to keep their friend close and their enemy closer until their mean spirited plan for revenge goes far out of control.

07/12/2018 - 1:05pm

Check out this FREE event, July 16 (7:30pm) at The Folger, presented by Taffety Punk Theatre Company: Bootleg Shakespeare - Henry VI, part 3. Tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the performance at 6pm. Limit 2 per person. First come, first serve. General admission. If all tickets are gone by show-time, there will be a queue for standing room tickets/unclaimed seats. No advanced reservations.

07/03/2018 - 4:27pm

Upright Citizens Brigade is back at Woolly Mammoth in July, starting with a Pay-What-You-Will show on July 10. They're also holding 3-hour improv workshops offering a "crash course" in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre style of long-form improvisational comedy throughtout the run, starting with one on July 15. More details and pricing online to register.

06/26/2018 - 4:13pm

Students in Signature Theatre’s professional training program, Overtures: The Musical Theater Institute, perform a fully-staged showcase on June 30 11am featuring solos, duets, ensemble numbers, scenes and monologues. The performance is FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.

06/26/2018 - 1:06pm

Round House Theatre has extended THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE through July 7. Members of Actors’ Equity, Dramatists Guild, IATSE, USA, and SDC may purchase up to two tickets at $10 each on the day of the performance at the box office. Not available for advance sale. Limit two tickets for the entire production run.

06/26/2018 - 12:52pm

Join the Folger for the DC premiere of director Casey Wilder Mott's star-studded adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The star-studded cast includes Rachel Leigh Cook (Hermia), Fran Kranz (Bottom), Ted Levine (Theseus), Hamish Linklater (Lysander), Lily Rabe (Helena), Finn Wittrock (Demetrius), and more. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the film’s director, Casey Wilder Mott, and DC-favorite theatre artist Holly Twyford. Tickets $20.

06/22/2018 - 1:21pm

For the final weekends of its production of THE TEMPEST, Avant Bard's "Welcome Tempest-Tossed Campaign" commits to donating 1/2 of all full-price ticket proceeds to RAICES Texas (www.raicestexas.org) to provide legal and educational services to refugees and immigrants at the southern border, including removal defense, services for DACA candidates, and services for unaccompanied children. General admission: $30 Fridays; $35 Saturday evenings and Sundays.

06/19/2018 - 1:48pm

Keegan Theatre’s Boiler Room Series continues on Sun, July 8 at 3pm or 7:30pm for a special Boiler Maker event: Plays at the Boiling Point – New Voices Sampler Festival. If you missed any of their new works staged readings this season, the new voices festival is your chance to get a taste of all the new play development work that Keegan’s Boiler Room Series has been up to in its inaugural year. Selected scenes will be fully staged and presented as part of the festival, and we’ll feature a post-show discussion with all 5 playwrights. Tickets $20

06/15/2018 - 12:07pm

Mosaic Theater Company's Special Event Presentation: The Till Trilogy by Ifa Bayeza continues with Part 2, "benevolence" on June 18 @ 7pm, followed by Part 3 "That Summer in Sumner" on June 25 @ 7pm at the Atlas performing Arts Center. Tickets $15.

06/14/2018 - 1:13pm

Join Olney Theatre for
"Behind-the-Scenes: From the Bronx to the Battery to Broadway" Sat, June 23 at 5pm, in conjunction with their production of On the Town (June 20-July 22). $5 for theatre professionals • $10 for general public •Free for Olney members. Janet McKinney the Gershwin Trust Archivist at the Library of Congress Music Division speaks about the genesis of On The Town, the genius of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins' collaboration, present performances of cut songs along with scans of discarded lyric drafts and other original documents from the LOC collection.