The Little Theatre of Alexandria is presenting Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, adapted by Donna Ferragut and directed by Shelagh Roberts, thru December 16. The family show has special effects, Victorian carols, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and more.
Scrroge (Brian Lyons-Burke) observes The Cratchit Family (From left: Christine Tankersley, James Kennedy, Molly Johnson, Sarah King, Katherine Watters, Joel Durgavich and Avery Clifford Evans) Photographer: Rich Farella
Little Theatre of Alexandria will present the classic musical The Fantasticks, directed by Eleanore Tapscott, January 12-February 2. It’s the tale of a boy, a girl, and their meddlesome fathers who nudge them toward marriage by pretending to keep them apart. Visithttp://thelittletheatre.com/
The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present You Can't Take It With You, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman and directed by Stephen Jarrett, February 23-March 16.The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy follows two families whose lives are thrown together when their children become engaged. The theme is that "you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy."
MetroStage is presenting Catherine Flye's musical Old Bull & Bush, thru December 23.“The British Music Hall & Pub is alive with songs and carols, corny jokes and funny sketches, tuneful melodies, sing-a-longs and sausage rolls! Celebrate the holidays with Florrie Forde, the most famous music hall star of the era, and her troupe of British performers.”
MetroStage will present the musical Three Sistahs, with music by William Hubbard, January 24-February 24.The story about three strong women is inspired by Chekhov'sRussianmasterpiece but is set amid the social turbulence of 1969. The music includes gospel, rhythm & blues, bebop and funk.
NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, Virginia will present a SpoofMusical Comedy[title of Show], January 3-27.The show is about four friends who are writing a musical about four friends who are writing a musical.[title of show] features adult language and topics.
NextStop Theatre in Herndon, VA will present The Wolves, a new dramatic comedy written by Sarah DeLappe & directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, February 7-24.The Pulitzer Prize-nominated play is about the lives of suburban high school girls. “The play takes you inside a world inhabited by girls at their daily soccer warm-ups.” The play “contains adult language and themes that may not be appropriate for all audiences.”
SignatureTheater is presenting Billy Elliot The Musical, directed and choreographed by Matthew Gardiner, thru January 6. The show is based on the film about 11-year-old Billy, who, despite opposition, wants to dance. The production stars Signature newcomers Liam Redford and OwenTabaka, who alternate in the title role. Visit www.sigtheatre.org
Liam Redford and Owen Tabaka
Signature Theatre will present Motown: The Reprise, December 4-22, 2018.The sold-out Motown: Hitsville U.S.A.cabaret will return with an entirely new flavor of the Motown sound. Hear favorite songs made famous by artists such as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and more in a joyous celebration of the American pop heartbeat.
Signature Theatre will present Judy Garland: A Star is Born, January 8-26.A cast of Signature favorites will perform some of Judy’s most famous songs, including “Over the Rainbow,” “Get Happy” and “The Man That Got Away” plus lesser-known gems in a tribute to the unique star. Visit www.sigtheatre.org/
Signature Theatre will present ain’t misbehavin - The Fats Waller Musical Show, January 23-March 10. The cast will star Signature favorites, including Nova Y. Payton, Kevin McAllister and Iyona Blake. Pianist Mark G. Meadows will tickle the ivories. The show will feature beloved "Fats Waller" tunes including “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Handful of Keys” and more. Visit www.sigtheatre.org/
Signature Theatre will present Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, February 26-April 7. The play is about three women—"an art restorer, her nurse and their military captor— who are trapped in a ravaged museum during a catastrophic hundred years war. Tasked with restoring a damaged Rembrandt painting, the women find common shreds of humanity as they try to save a small symbol of beauty in their broken world.” Holly Twyford and Felicia Curry star in “a brutal and elegant exploration of the unifying virtue of art and what things are most worth saving when the world is collapsing.” Visit www.sigtheatre.org/
Synetic Theater is presenting My Father’s Dragon, thru January 6.This wordlessFamily Theater Production, directed and choreographed by Tori Bertocci, is based on the book of the same name by Ruth Stiles Gannett. The story “follows the adventures of Elmer Elevator as he stows away to Wild Island in an attempt to rescue a captive baby dragon." The show is recommended for ages five and up.
Image below: A scene from My Father's Dragon
Synetic Theatre will present a wordless production of Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Vato Tsikurishvili, February 6-March 10. It’s the story of Cyrano, who has it all except the confidence to win the heart of his beloved Roxane. Lacking traditional good looks and the ability to truly “fit in,” Cyrano partners with his handsome friend Christian, also in love with Roxane but lacking Cyrano’s way with words. Together, the two make a formidable suitor as Cyrano expresses his true feelings for Roxane in the only he feels he can—through love letters apparently written by Christian.”