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Theatre in Metro DC including Resident & Touring Companies

Find Metro DC theatre performances and schedules in CultureCapital including resident and touring theatre companies presenting drama, comedy, satire, musicals and the classics.

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Fall Theatre 2014 in Metro DC
The 2014 Metro DC Theatre Season is about to begin, and has a quick and easy look up for you to see what DC theatre companies and performing arts centers have in store for you. And best of all you can click through to the theatre and purchase your tickets starting now.
Art Speigelman's WORDLESS! with music by Phillip Johnston
GW Lisner Auditorium
Tue, October 21
With original music by Phillip Johnston and live narration and text by Art Spiegelman, this live performance delves into Art’s premise around comics, their history, and their capacity for images to go right to the brain as wordless messages.
The 50th Anniversary of The Big Broadcast on WAMU 88.5 American University Radio
GW Lisner Auditorium
Sun, November 2
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of WAMU 88.5's The Big Broadcast with longtime host, Ed Walker. The celebration will feature both a classical and original old time radio show performed by the Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club.
Green Porno, Live on Stage
GW Lisner Auditorium
Sat, November 8
A lifelong lover of animals, Rossellini dons costume versions of their fur, skins, scales and wings for this delightfully insightful, Day-Glo examination of the quirks, curiosities and frequently fatal risks of sexuality and reproduction across a spectrum of species.
La bohème
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, November 1 thru Sat, November 15
Puccini's timeless tale of young bohemians in Paris struggling to fulfill their dreams and find love returns in a brand-new production filled with moonlit duets, snowy streets, rowdy celebrations, and heartrending tears.
Swing Time – The Musical!
Burke Theater: US Navy Memorial
Wed, October 22 thru Sun, November 30
Set in a World War II era radio studio, this lively musical revue features three men and three women who are working together to put on their live big-band war bond drive radio broadcast
The Kennedy Center production of Little Dancer
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, October 25 thru Sun, November 30
With direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, this brand-new Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture at the National Gallery of Art.
Julius Caesar
Folger Theatre
Tue, October 28 thru Sun, December 7
In the shadow of the nearby Capitol building, Shakespeare’s searing commentary on power, ambition, and democratic responsibility smolders just in time for midterm elections.
Shear Madness
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thru Thursday, December 31, 2015
Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 11,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape, keeping all the bounce, body, and shine of opening night.
Starry, Starry Night: with StoneLion Puppet Theatre
Thu, October 23 thru Fri, October 24
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
¡Tum Tica!: A Story of Music and Family
Sat, October 25
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Stuart Little
Thru Sun, October 26
Adventure Theatre MTC
Silvana Straw: The Ghost of DC Past
Sat, October 25 thru Sun, October 26
Dance Place
John Tartaglia: ImaginOcean
Sun, October 26
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Rocky Horror Show
Fri, October 24 thru Sat, November 1
Workhouse Arts Center
Fetch Clay, Make Man
Thru Sun, November 2
Round House Theatre
The Wolfe Twins
Thu, October 23 thru Sun, November 2
Studio Theatre
Fancy Nancy The Musical
Sat, November 1 thru Sun, November 2
BlackRock Center for the Arts Project: Visuality
Thu, November 6 thru Fri, November 7
Elmer Gantry
Thru Sun, November 9
Signature Theatre
Richard Blanco, Poet
Wed, November 12
Parallel Exit
Sat, November 15
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sex With Strangers
Thru Sun, December 7
Signature Theatre
Bad Jews
Wed, November 5 thru Sun, December 21
Studio Theatre
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Wed, November 12 thru Sun, December 28
Olney Theatre Center
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol
Fri, November 14 thru Thursday, January 1, 2015
Adventure Theatre MTC