The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present A Christmas Carol, adapted from the classic book by Charles Dickens and directed by Eleanore Tapscott, December 1-16.The production will feature Ebenezer Scrooge, “a miserable Victorian humbug, as he travels with ghostly guides through Christmas past, present, and future to find the true meaning of the holidays.” There will be special effects, Victorian carols and, of course, Tiny Tim.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, which was adapted from the classic novel by L.M. Montgomery & is directed by Michael J. Baker, Jr., January 13-February 3.The show has a book by Donald Harron & music by Norman Campbell. The tale is set at the turn of the century, “when a family decides to adopt an orphan boy for help on their farm, Green Gables. The “boy” turns out to be Anne Shirley, who quickly charms her new home and community with her fun spirit and comical adventures.
Metro Stage in Alexandria will present Christmas at The Old Bull & Bush, written and directed by Catherine Flye, November 17-24.The play takes place in 1912 at a Public House in Hampstead, London. The show features Florrie Forde, who was the most famous music hall star of the era, and British Music Hall songs and Christmas carols.
Signature Theatre is presenting the DC premiere of David Javerbaum's comedy An Act of God, thru November 26.The author, who is a 13-time Emmy Award® winner for The Daily Show, creates a scenario in which "God is back. And he’s got a lot to say. DC actor Tom Story plays the title role and is flanked by archangels. The Supreme Being gifts his mortals with an entirely new set of Ten Commandmentsin a sinfully funny whirlwind of comedy heaven."
Image below: Evan Casey (Michael), Tom Story (God) and Jamie Smithson (Gabriel) in An Act of God - Photo by Margot Schulman.
Signature Theatre is presenting George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & Ken Ludwig’s Crazy for You® thru January 14, 2018.The Tony Award®-winning musical comedy features beloved songs, sensational dance, show-stopping numbers, mistaken identities, a classic love story & 1930s glamour.
Image below: Danny Gardner as Bobby Child & Ashley Spencer as Polly Baker (center), & the ensemble - Photo by C. Stanley Photography
Signature Theatre will host Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!, presented by Sirius/XM radio host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley,on November 27. The concert is an evening of entertainment with stars of film, television, music, comedy and Broadway raising funds for five national organizations working to protect civil rights and the environment. The concert is scheduled to headline two D.C. natives who became Broadway stars: Chita Rivera & Judy Kuhn.They will be joined by Kerry Butler, who’s currently starring in Mean Girls, & Rudetsky’s SiriusXM co-host Christine Pedi.
Signature Theatre will present Holiday Follies, December 5-16 in the Ark.“Come out of the cold, grab a hot toddy from Ali’s Bar and slip in for a fun evening of favorite seasonal tunes blended with humor and a generous helping of holiday cheer.”
Signature Theatre will present 4,380 Nights by Annalisa Dias, January 16-February 18 in the Ark. The play is “a complex and intriguing look at an American worldview created in the wake of September 11. For the last 12 years, or 4,380 days, Malik Djamal Ahmad Essaid has been held without charge by the U.S. government at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. As he languishes in his cell, his interactions with those on the outside are juxtaposed with historical events in a riveting exposé into the most dangerous prison of all—fear.” The play is presented as part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
Synetic Theatre will present Hansel & Gretel December 1-23.The wordless production of the fairy tale by theBrothers Grimm will transport the audience to a house in the woods built of bread and cakes with windowpanes of sugar. There, Hansel and Gretel “must outsmart the half-blind and hungry Witch in order to return to their family. The production is considered suitable for all ages. Visit http://synetictheater.org/
Synetic Theater will present The Trial, January 17-February 18.The play – inspired by Franz Kafka’s 1914/15 work, is about a 30-year-old man going about his day, “when suddenly without cause or warning, he is arrested while at work. The play explores the struggles of the man and his encounters with the invisible Law and the untouchable Court. This production is recommended for ages 14+ for mature content.”