The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as adapted by Donna Ferragut, December 6-22.Directed by Kelsey Yudice, it's the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly Victorian humbug, who travels with ghostly guides through Christmas past, present, and future to find the true meaning of the holidays. The show features special effects, Victorian carols, and Tiny Tim.A Christmas Carol is a show for the entire family!
Little Theatre of Alexandria will present A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, January 18-February 8, with book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy is based on the novel by Roy Horniman and directed by Frank D. Shutts II, with music direction by Christopher A. Tomasino. It’s the tale of “a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash of murder.”
Avant Bard will present the fifth annual Scripts In Play Free Reading Festival at Theatre on the Run,December 5-22. Previous readings have gone on to become full productions, including the Helen Hayes Award-nominated TAME, Emilie, Illyria, A Misanthrope, and Season 30’s Ada and the Engine.
NextStop Theatre Company will present The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, in Herndon, Virginia, January 9-February 2. “In his hotel room on the night before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. meets a young maid who forces him to consider exactly who and what he is fighting for. “This drama takes us to the summit of a man’s historic life and offers a stunning new view of his dream for our nation.”
Scena Theatre will present the US Premiere of SEA by acclaimed Norwegian writer Jon Fosse, directed by Scena’s Artistic Director Robert McNamara as translated by May-Brit Akerholt, at the District of Columbia Arts Center on 18th Street NW, November 7-24. The production will feature Buck O’Leary, Greg Ongao, Eamon Walsh, Sara Barker, Kim Curtis and Ellie Nicoll. SEA is “the harrowing story of a shipmaster who guides a bizarre band of travelers through a modern-day Hades. SEA is an episodic tale of lost love in the otherworld that unfolds as past relationships meet present realities. Together, travelers face many daunting challenges on a quest for their ultimate salvation.” Jon Fosse is the most performed living writer in Europe. His plays have been translated and performed in 40 languages worldwide, yet he is relatively unknown in the US. The play is considered suitable for all ages.
Signature Theatre is presenting A Chorus Line - winner of nine Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize - thru 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 has one of the largest casts in Signature history.
Images below: The Logo for A Chorus Line followed photos of the cast.
Signature Theatre will present Soul Divas, November 19-24.The cabaret is devoted to "the transcendent ladies of soul! From the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, to other luminaries such as Etta James, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and Beyoncé, Signature singers honor the celebrated chanteuses whose unbelievable voices lifted our spirits."
Signature Theatre will present A Motown Christmas in the Ark, December 3-21. The show will feature restyled covers such as The Jackson 5’s Santa Claus is Coming to Town and The Supremes’ take on Silver Bells and original songs like Stevie Wonder’s Someday at Christmas and Marvin Gaye’s Purple Snowflakes.
Signature Theatre will present Ol' Blue Eyes: Frank Sinatra in the Ark, January 7-18. The concert “toasts the iconic crooner in a stylish, suave and sophisticated evening flush with all of Sinatra’s famous tunes, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Strangers in the Night,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “My Way,” and many more.
Signature Theatre will present the World Premiere Musical titled Gun & Powder, directed by Robert O’Hara, in the Max, January 28-February 23. The show is based on the true story of the Clarke sisters and about notorious outlaws who ruled the Wild West. The story “examines race, family and identity with two electrifying women who went from farm girls to legends with gun and powder.” The presenter advises that the production “contains gunshots” and offers “more detailed information about content warnings.”
Synetic Theatre will present The Snow Queen, directed by Ryan Sellers and adapted by Emily Whitworth, December 3-29. The production will offer “a whimsical, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fairy tale.”