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.”
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!
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 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 Caryl Churchill'splay Escaped Alone, directed by Holly Twyford, thru 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.
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.
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.”
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.”