What We've Heard

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.

06/13/2018 - 1:03pm

Spooky Action Theater holds their next New Works in Action Workshop Production of "The Demon Hunter" by Nat Cassidy on June 23 (8pm) & 24 (3pm). FREE-to-attend, make reservations to ensure seats. A troubled boy grows dangerously obsessed with creatures of darkness. A mysterious street magician perfects a devastating new trick. And a single mother near the breaking point meets with a new therapist in order to better understand the terrifying thoughts that have begun to possess her.

06/12/2018 - 6:01pm

LiveArtDC presents their 5TH ANNUAL 24 Hour Playmaking Fundraiser Event, LiveArt in a Day June 16 7-10pm. On Friday, the 5 playwrights will each be randomly assigned a director, 5 actors, a prop, and a DC Metro themed element. Then they have until Saturday morning to turn around a script, then the shows hit the stage at Source Theatre. GENERAL ADMISSION – $25 plus other ways to support and get some extras

06/08/2018 - 4:01pm

Unleash Your Inner Artist with Helen Hayes Award winning costume designer Frank Labovitz Fri, June 29 from 7-9PM with Constellation Theatreat Source at 14th & T, NW. $25 per participants, only 12 spots available. Ever wondered what the designer was thinking (or, "What were they thinking!?!") when you saw a character's costume? At this beginner-friendly workshop, explore the elements that impact and shape theatrical costume design.

06/08/2018 - 3:57pm

During DC Pride week events, Signature Theatre holds Pride Night Fri, June 8 for the musical The Scottsboro Boys, now playing thru July 1.

06/08/2018 - 3:50pm

Mosaic Theater Company holds a Post-Show Discussion on Sun, June 10 after the 4PM performance - A Conversation with Playwright Mona Mansour
and the Creative Team of The Vagrant Trilogy. Performances at The Atlas Performing Arts Center.

06/01/2018 - 12:26pm

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's CONCERT & CABARET SERIES continues June 10 with "​The Best of Broadway" with ASC Cabaret vocalists Christine Asero, Sally Boyett, Ian Charles and Joe Rossi and special guests accompanied by Marc Irwin in a delightful evening of Broadway music and popular standards.

06/01/2018 - 12:20pm

WSC Avant Bard's "The Tempest" has begun and has more Pay-What-You-Will previews this week June 1, 2 & 4 at 7:30pm, then thru the run til July 1, all Thurs 7:30pm and Sat 2pm shows are Pay-What-You-Will. Tickets at the door OR you can also buy in advance online for a $10 minimum.

05/30/2018 - 4:10pm

Thanks to the Embassy of Canada in Washington DC, Spooky Action Theater is offering a special Canadian night in conjunction with its production of The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs by Canadian playwright Carole Fréchette. Saturday, June 2 at 7pm they'll host a FREE wine tasting, highlighting celebrated wineries from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario. After toasting with them, you can get a ticket to see the play too.

05/30/2018 - 11:13am

La Ti Do Productions presents DC's first-EVER all-Asian/Pacific Islander cabaret to celebrate Asian American Heritage Month - featuring the region's fiercest Asian American talent with content from all different genres, and disciplines. TICKETS $15 General Admission; portion of ticket revenue donated to The National Asian Artists Project, Inc.

05/23/2018 - 6:32pm

Save the dates for Pay What You Will nights for "Botticelli in the Fire" May 28 & 29 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the final show in their 2017-2018 Season. Pay What You Will tickets are sold online through the TodayTix app and website. PWYW tickets previously were sold in-person at the theater, but they've moved to online sales to make these performances even more accessible.

05/23/2018 - 6:28pm

Theater J offers Pay-What-You-Can previews for "Trayf" on May 30 and 31 at 7:30pm, and $30 discounted shows on June 2 at 8pm & June 3 at 7:30pm. Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his Orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack.

05/10/2018 - 4:35pm

Folger Theatre offers a Pay-What-You-Will performance of Bedlam's "ferocious" 4-person cast of Shaw's SAINT JOAN this Sunday 5/13 at 7pm. Tickets available at the box office beginning at 5pm. Performances begin on Saturday and run thru June 10.

05/08/2018 - 10:43am

Spooky Action Theater presents THE SMALL ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS starting with PayWhatYouCan performances on May 17 & 18 at 8pm. By Canadian writer Carole Fréchette, the play will be staged for the first time in Washington DC directed by The Hub Theatre Artistic Director Helen Murray. Performances run thru June 10.

05/07/2018 - 4:11pm

Imagination Stage and Hispanic Heritage Foundation partner with Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies to host two special performances of Óyeme written by playwright Miriam Gonzales – a powerful and timely play about the spiritual, emotional, and physical journey of unaccompanied minors, refugees, and other immigrants – on May 15th on Capitol Hill and at Catholic University. Performances followed by panel discussion of experts and activists; free and open to the public. Óyeme on Capitol Hill May 15, 9–10:30am, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room 201, First St NE; Óyeme at Catholic University, School of Theology & Religious Studies May 15, 6-8pm, Pryzbyla University Center.

04/30/2018 - 1:50pm

theatreWashington followers - get 50% off with promo code THEATRE10 for $10 tickets to Folger Theatre's upcoming evening of lively theater talk May 16 at 7pm. Washington Post chief theater critic Peter Marks sits down with director Eric Tucker (Sense & Sensibility, Saint Joan, Hamlet) to discuss bringing classic authors such as Shakespeare, Austen, and Shaw to the stage for a modern audience. They'll discuss Tucker's staging of "Saint Joan" at the Folger, the success of Eric’s Bedlam theater in New York, and more. An audience Q&A follows.

04/30/2018 - 1:42pm

Join American Pops Orchestra for Cole Porter's timeless songs at "Let's Misbehave: Cole Porter After Dark" on May 19th at Arena Stage, May 19 8pm. Featuring pop star Betty Who, Tony nominee Liz Callaway, Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera on Broadway), Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day on Broadway), Helen Hayes Award recipient Bobby Smith and Luke Hawkins (America's Got Talent). Tix from $20.