Metro Stage, Alexandria
Wednesday Sept. 14, 7:30 pm
Roz White, leads an exciting ensemble of some of Washington’s finest talent. The world premiere, with original music by William Knowles and directed by Thomas W Jones, is based on the book Blackberry Days of Summer by Ruth P Watson. A talk back will be followed by a special party for our group and the Metro Stage artists.
Constellation Theatre at Source Theatre Space
Wednesday October 5, 7:30 pm
or Saturday October 8, 2:00 pm
Come with us and learn what all the buzz is about and why Constellation walked off with seven Helen Hayes awards this year and City Paper’s vote for “best theatre company of 2016.” Urinetown, by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, opens the company’s tenth anniversary season and has been described as musical mayhem delighting even the most intrepid theatre goers.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Urban Arias at Atlas Performing Arts Center
Saturday October 22, 8:00 pm (One performance only)
Urban Arias is a company that has made a national name for itself in short order by producing short, contemporary operas with outstanding musical direction. Founder and director Robert Wood finds original and exciting material and singers and delivers you a lively show that delivers a kick. If you thought opera an opera form not worth dusting off to discover, you’ll be blown away by how opera is being revitalized by this exciting company. You won’t want to miss this work by Oliver Sachs, Christopher Rawlence and Michael Morris with music by Michael Nyman.
Titanic: The Musical
Signature Theatre, Shirlington
Wednesday December 14, 7:30 pm or Sunday 18, 2:00 pm
This is a Tony Award-winning Best Musical which brings us into the heart of that fateful journey. In this stunning 360-degree production, Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer brings together a cast and crew of more than 50 artists to deliver the glamour, chaos, class, heroism and heartbreak of the most famous Trans-Atlantic voyage of all time. Eric promises this to be the theatrical event of the season.
Dead Man Walking
WNO Dress at the Opera House, Kennedy Center
date TBA, first week of February
Many of us know the film that starred Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. The contemporary opera is a powerful work in its own right. It debuted the talents of composer Jake Heggie who paired up with playwright Terrence McNally to deliver this heartbreaking work. No one gets more emotional punch that Artistic Director Francesca Zambello who will be directing this work.
Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre
Tuesday March 14, 7:30pm or Sunday March 19, 3 pm
With a book by Alfred Uhry that looks unflinchingly into the complexities of the early 20th century and social relationship in the American South and a rich musical score by Jason Robert Brown, the musical retells the true story of the trial and lynching of a Jewish man wrongly accused of murder.
R.U.R.: Man vs. Machine
ALLIANCE FOR NEW MUSIC-THEATRE
at Dupont Underground
date in April TBA
Support the Alliance and Washington’s newest cultural destination, Dupont Underground, at the nexus of Embassy Row and the economic hub of Connecticut Avenue and explore something a little on the wild side with this retelling through music of Karel Čapek’s prescient work from 1920 about the age of robotics and artificial intelligence from the man who invented the word robot. With music by Maurice Saylor and words by Saylor and Susan Galbraith, the reinvention of Čapek’s play as a musical will both provoke and delight. Be in on the very special conversations following every performance about where technology and artificial intelligence is leading us.