The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present Aaron Sorkin's drama titled A Few Good Men, directed by Kathleen Barth, September 7-28.The play was first produced on Broadway in 1989 and inspired an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name. The courtroom drama “tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two U.S. Marines accused of murder. Based on events that took place at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in July 1986, the play investigates both the nature of our military mentality and the Marine code of honor.”
The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present The Haunting of Hill House, directed by Maggie Mumford, October 19-November 9. The play – written by F. Andrew Leslie – is based on the 1959 gothic horror novel by Shirley Jackson and is considered “one of the best ghost stories of our time…the story is a chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror.”
NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, Virginia will present the musical review titled Beehive, August 22 - September 22.Created by Larry Gallagher, it’s the story of six remarkable women, as they celebrate the songs and the songstresses that empowered and defined a generation. The musical celebrates 1960’s rock, pop and soul music.
NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, Virginia will present Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, as adapted from the classic novel by Jane Austen, October 3-27.It’s the beloved story about the intersection between love, marriage, and social status as a headstrong young woman deals with pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. Pride and Prejudice has been called “literature’s greatest tale of latent love,” and Kate Hill’s adaptation has been called “effervescent.”
Signature Theatre is presenting Assassins, directed by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, thru September 29. “From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, nine would-be and successful presidential assassins inspire each other to pull the trigger and change their worlds in a perverse, wry and thrillingly entertaining vaudeville.” Actors Nova Y. Payton, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey, Bobby Smith and others “explore Sondheim’s stunning music and sardonic lyrics in a fascinating examination of the twisted American Dream.”
Signature Theatre will present a cabaret titled The British Invasion, August 20-31.It's "a rocking salute to the UK artists who thrilled and inspired us. From the Beatlemania that launched the international phenomenon to The Who, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones, The Animals and more, Signature mobilizes the pure energy of English rock ’n’ roll for one dynamic blowout."
Signature Theatre will present Caryl Churchill's play Escaped Alone, directed by Holly Twyford, September 24-November 3. The setting is "a serene British garden where three old friends are joined by a neighbor to engage in amiable chitchat—with a side of apocalyptic horror. The women’s talk of grandchildren and tv shows breezily intersperses with tales of terror in a quietly teetering world where all is not what it seems."
Signature Theatre will present A Chorus Line - winner of nine Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize - October 29-January 5, 2020.The show is about hopeful dancers who pour out their dreams, memories, and loves, as they audition for a spot in a chorus line. The show features ballet, tap and jazz dance numbers, plus iconic songs, including “What I Did for Love” and more. A Chorus Line will have one of the largest casts in Signature history.
George Mason’s School of Theater and School of Music, will collaborate to present the area premiere of the newly adapted version of the American musical Rags, directed by Rick Davis, at The Center for the Arts, October 31-November 3. The musical, with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and music by Charles Strouse, was adapted by David Thompson. Rags is “a heart-warming story of loss and hope surrounding a group of Jewish immigrants as they arrive to start a new life in America at the turn of the 20th century.”