The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Lisa Anne Bailey & Jim Howard, with lyrics by Tim Rice & music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, July 21-August 11. The musical has been called a “global phenomenon that has been wowing audiences for over 40 years………” and “a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events.”
Image below: Illustration for "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Forum Theatre in Alexandria will present Athol Fugard's most recent play, titled The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, August 30-September 7.The play was inspired by the life of outsider artist Nukian Mabuza & "depicts the brutality of apartheid in the 1980's & the violence & engrained patterns that have impacted the post-apartheid South Africa."
NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, Virginia will present Amour, a Musical Love Story with music by Michel Legrand, August 3-26. The show, which will celebrate the company's 30th anniversary, will be volunteer community outreach production, bringing back some of their greatest artisic collaborators. The little-known Broadway chamber musical is a French fable about a lovelorn guy who learns he has the ability to walk through walls.
Signature Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim's romantic musical titled Passion, staged by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, starring Natascia Diaz, August 14-September 23.Set at a remote military outpost in 1860s Italy, it’s the tale of a love triangle involving an army captain & the cousin of his superior. The tale has been called “an exhilarating tangle of obsession, desire, madness, and above all, passion.”Passion won a Tony Award® for Best Musical.
The Synetic New Voices Series is presenting The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the Devine Theater located in the Davis Performing Arts Center on the Georgetown University campus, rather than at the usual venue in Arlington, Virginia, thru August 12. The performance space at Synetic Theater was made temporarily unavailable due to excessive water damage from a sprinkler system/pipe malfunction. This adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tales is the premier production in Synetic’s New Voice Series.In the series, theater professionals work together to create, choreograph, cast, and direct an original adaptation of the classic tale.