The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, adapted by Donna Ferragut and directed by Shelagh Roberts, November 30-December 16. The family show will have special effects, Victorian carols, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and more.
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/
Avant Bard is presenting Illyria, or What You Will, at Gunston Arts Center Theatre Two thru November 19.The play is freely adapted from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell Hébert & directed by Mitchell Hébert. Illyria “reimagines Shakespeare’s crossed-signal love story in a downtown Manhattan ’80s dive bar, where the habitués are club kids of assorted genders and orientations who have come to the one place where they can be who they are."
MetroStage will present Catherine Flye's musical Old Bull & Bush, November 20-December 23.“The British Music Hall & Pub will be alive with British music hall 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 in Herndon, Virginia is presenting John Steinbeck’s classic East of Eden, adapted by Frank Galati, thru November 18. The new adaptation of the iconic novel “asks if it is possible to escape the mistakes of previous generations and choose your own course.” The play “resets the story of Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel at the beginning of the twentieth century, through the intertwining stories of two families: the Trasks and the Hamiltons. It is an American epic - grand in scope yet deeply personal.”
NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, Virginia will present a SpoofMusical Comedy[title of Show], January 3-27.The show is about four friends writing a musical about four friends writing a musical.[title of show] features adult language and topics.
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/
Synetic Theater will present My Father’s Dragon, December 4-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.
George Mason University's Center for the Arts will present actor & comedian Hannibal Buress on December 1.He is known for his popular podcast, Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler. Buress is also a cast member on Comedy Central’s hit series Broad City and his stand-up special, Comedy Camisado, is streaming on Netflix. Hannibal can also be seen on the big screen in Daddy’s Home, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and TAG, among many others. Hannibal is presented by Student Involvement and the Center for the Arts.The presenter notes that “this performance includes adult language and themes.” Visit www.tinyurl.com