What We've Heard

08/29/2016 - 5:50pm

A great deal from Mosaic Theater Company of DC and TodayTix. All season long, a limited number of $12 Rush tickets will be available to every performance day, on a first-come, first-served basis. To unlock this feature, the theater simply requests that you spread the word on social media after downloading the TodayTix app. See details HERE.

08/25/2016 - 5:21pm

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts & CulturalDC invite the DMV performing arts community "Contracts, Negotiations and Collaborative Agreements for Performing Artists," a meet-up, panel discussion, and networking event on Wed, August 31 (7–9pm) at CulturalDC’s Meade Theatre Lab @ Flashpoint (916 G Street NW). There will be a Q&A portion. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required for $15 ($5 for WALA or CulturalDC members) HERE.

08/25/2016 - 1:37pm

On Friday, August 26, Toby’s Dinner Theatre will host the second of a series, The MAIN Thing: Cabaret, in support of EC Partnership which is organized to help rebuild the recently flooded Ellicott City. The post-show cabaret begins at 11pm with a $10 cash cover at the door. Drink coupons are also sold. All proceeds go to EC Partnership.
The series kicked off August 19 with the MAIN Thing Cabarets and Toby's donation buckets yielding over $6000 for EC Partnership. August 26 will include Felicia Curry, Heather Beck, Larry Munsey, Kelli Blackwell, Rob McQuay, Carole Graham Lehan, Jeff Shankle, & Chris Youstra, among others, plus a teaser from Toby’s upcoming Sister Act.

08/24/2016 - 12:36pm

The Theatre Communications Group is spreading the word about its Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Program, giving actors a chance for artistic growth in collaboration with TCG member theatres around the country. Online applications are accepted through noon on August 30.

08/19/2016 - 3:42pm

On August 27 and 28, Spooky Action Theater presents FREE workshop readings of Motherless Children by Jenn Tash. Part of their New Works In Action series, Motherless Children is a fully-staged workshop. If you are interested in attending the event, email Steve at smkriz@spookyaction.org. Spooky Action performs at The Universalist National Memorial Church at 1810 16th St. NW (at S St).

08/18/2016 - 2:30pm

Sunday, Aug 28, noon-6pm, Arena Stage is celebrating the new 2016/17 season with a full day of FREE family-friendly activities inspired by two of this season’s most anticipated productions — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel and Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Moby Dick. Guests of all ages can try their luck on the midway with classic fair games run by Arena Stage’s finest barkers, marvel as aerialists from Gwynne with Wings Aerial Entertainment perform death-defying feats overhead and enjoy carnival inspired food and drink as they stroll down the lobby promenade. Plus kids will love the giant “Carousel” bounce house and petting zoo. Throughout the day there will be special season discounts, prizes and so much more!

08/17/2016 - 1:15pm

Arena Stage announced an open call for submissions for its 2017 Playwrights’ Arena, a year-long program which invites a small group of up to five local theater makers to convene monthly with Arena artistic staff to investigate their artistic process to develop their dramaturgical practice while creating new work. In its third year, Arena Stage is experimenting with the definition of playmaking by inviting actors, directors or designers—who also write their own work—to apply for this program. Applications due by noon Sept. 23. Full application requirements at Arena Stage.

08/15/2016 - 12:35pm

Olney Theatre Center caps off its Summer Celebration Sat, August 20 with a special concert - THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER. DC theatre superstars Tracy Lynn Olivera, Bobby Smith and Rachel Zampelli come together to sing some cool summer favorites from the Beach Boys, the Drifters and other classic American songs. The Summer Celebration is a day full of events including demonstrations, backstage tours, tap and vocal classes, performances and more, from 10am to 11:30pm.

08/12/2016 - 2:40pm

On Monday August 15 at 7pm Solas Nua will have a reading of the play BogBoy by Deirdre Kinahan, author of their recent Wild Sky and Moment (Studio Theatre). A tale of two lost souls looking for redemption unfolds alongside a decades-old mystery. Directed by Matt Torney, FREE, and featuring Live Irish music beginning at 6:30pm. At Kelly's Irish Times (14 F Street, NW, use Union Station Metro).

08/04/2016 - 3:12pm

What a deal! Ford's Theatre announced it is partnering with TodayTix on a new Free First Preview initiative that will give away tickets to the first preview performance for all mainstage productions. The TodayTix mobile lottery will launch one week before the first preview of each show in the 2016-2017 season including the Broadway-bound production of Come From Away (September 2 at 7:30pm).

08/01/2016 - 11:55am

Cast members of Arena Stage's BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY hold a a free actor's salon August 8 (7:30pm) at Arena Stage in response to the killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola. Join Born For This cast members Dyllon Burnside and Kirsten Wyatt for HOLD UP THE LIGHT addressing the pain of our past, the reality of our present and the hope for our future. The evening features performances by the cast of Born for This, local DC artists, and Tony Award nominee Saycon Sengbloh (Eclipsed, as well as CenterStage's Marley, Broadway's FELA!, Holler If Ya Hear Me).

07/29/2016 - 4:06pm

Actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company's prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sun, September 25, 2016. Dance, who appeared as Lord Tywin Lannister in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, has amassed an impressive 35-year career in film and stage.

07/26/2016 - 4:54pm

Rorschach Theatre presents THESMOPHORIA: A Hellbent Adventure, a one-night only benefit performance and party August 13 (7:30pm). Enjoy this immersive performance experience created by the artists of Rorschach Theatre. Doors at 7pm and the performance begins as the sun begins to set.

07/26/2016 - 4:53pm

The 3rd Annual Washington DC One-Minute Play Festival, featuring all Women-Identified Playwrights and Directors, takes place at Round House Theatre for 3 performances, July 30 (8pm) and 31 (3pm & 8pm). Tickets on sale July 5 at Round House Theatre. Info on the One-Minute Play Fest with annual partnerships created with theaters in over 20 cities.

07/26/2016 - 4:51pm

Unexpected Stage Company's Friday, July 29 performance (7:30p) of Deb Margolin's 8 STOPS will benefit Red Wiggler Community Farm, with half of all ticket sales for that evening going to support this local non-profit, a 12-acre organic farm where people with and without developmental disabilities come together to work, learn, and grow healthy food.

07/15/2016 - 11:48am

Imagination Stage is offering 3 nights of Summer Sing-Alongs, featuring the company's favorite performers and welcoming families to join in the fun of belting out a beloved Broadway tune. Arrive early for a bite from local food trucks - July 18, 25, August 1. PLUS, Imagination Stage is offering Summer Dance Camps for children of all ages and skill levels. See their website for offerings and schedules.

07/13/2016 - 1:33pm

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre will conduct workshops in DC while they're here with their show We Know How You Die thru July 31 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Workshops introduce the basics of how to perform longform improv scenes, with focal points that run parallel to UCBT’s Improv 101 curriculum in NYC, limited capacity, dates are Sun, 7/17 (2-5PM), Sun, 7/24 (2-5PM), Tues, 7/26 (3-6PM), Thurs, 7/28 (3-6PM)

07/12/2016 - 1:39pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company brings back their production of The Tempest, directed by Ethan McSweeny, for their annual Free-For-All August 16-28 with celebrated actors Patrick Page and Ed Gero joining the cast. Tickets are free.

07/12/2016 - 1:02pm

LIMITED TICKETS. Infinity Theatre presents Broadway Night on Friday, July 22 at 8pm - featuring popular songs from the newest musicals currently playing on Broadway to classic favorites in a stripped-down yet dynamic cabaret. Tickets are $25, one-night only.

07/11/2016 - 12:10pm

Signature Theatre is looking for the next pop or Broadway sensation for their 'Signature Voice' Competition as part of Signature's Annual Open House on July 23. More info about the competition and info regarding Video Submissions (due by July 18) on Signature Theater's site.