Stage: Spring Arts 2012

Theater, Musicals and Plays


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ADVENTURE THEATRE

Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, Md.
301-634-2270
adventuretheatre.org

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, with music by Shelly Markham (Now to 4/9)
Five Little Monkeys — In this zany play, all in cumulative verse, five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way. It’s monkey mayhem (4/27-6/3)
If You Give a Moose a Muffin – In this sequel to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, a moose will almost always be a bigger problem than a mouse. Directed by Jeremy Skidmore and starring Michael Russotto (6/22-9/2)

AMERICAN CENTURY THEATER

Gunston Theater II
2700 South Lang St.
Arlington, Va.
703-998-4555
americancentury.org

On the Waterfront — The stage version of Budd Schulberg’s screenplay for the movie classic concerns union violence and corruption on the New York docks. Directed by Kathleen Akerly (Now to 4/28)
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You – Joe Banno makes his ACT directing debut with this hard-nosed comedy that skewers religion, dogma, and the Catholic Church. Cam McGee stars (6/8-7/7)
Marathon ’33 – The acclaimed experimental play by actress/singer/dancer June Havoc, the real life ”Baby June” of Gypsy, recreating her harrowing years as a marathon dancer. Directed by Jack Marshall with musical direction by Thomas Fuller (7/27-8/25)

ARENA STAGE

Mead Center for American Theater

1101 6th St. SW
202-488-3300
arenastage.org

Ah, Wilderness! — Kyle Donnelly directs Eugene O’Neill’s sweet-tempered, romantic comedy (To 4/8, Fichandler)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night – The darker side of O’Neill is represented in this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic (3/30-5/6, Kreeger)
The Music Man – Meredith Willson’s rousing musical features such timeless classics as “76 Trombones.” Directed by Molly Smith and starring Kate Baldwin (5/11-7/22, Fichandler)
The Normal Heart – The National Tour of the Tony-winning Broadway production, directed by George C. Wolfe. Larry Kramer’s unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the early days of the AIDS crisis remains one of the finest dramas ever written on the subject (6/8-7/29)

CONSTELLATION THEATRE

1835 14th St. NW
202-204-7741
constellationtheatre.org

The Love of the Nightingale — A king and queen watch a play within a play in a mythical land (5/3-6/2)

DOMINION STAGE

Gunston Arts Center
2700 South Lang St.
Arlington, Va.
703-683-0502
dominionstage.org

November — David Mamet’s political satire, revolving around a presidential incumbent’s declining chances for reelection. Sound familiar? (5/18-6/9)

FOLGER THEATRE

201 East Capitol St. SE
202-544-7077
folger.edu

The Taming of the Shrew – Aggressive Petruchio takes on the headstrong Kate in Shakespeare’s quintessential battle of the sexes redefines the boundaries of love. The would-be couple are played by real-life couple Cody Nickell and Kate Eastwood Norris. Directed by Aaron Posner (5/1-6/10)

FORD’S THEATRE

511 10th St. NW
202-347-4833
fordstheatre.org

1776 – A buoyant musical about the forging of America’s democracy. Peter Flynn directs and Michael Bobbitt provides the choreography (Now to 5/19)

FORUM THEATRE

Round House Silver Spring
8641 Coleville Road
Silver Spring, Md.
240-644-1390
forumtd.org

The Illusion – Tony Kushner freely adapted this work from Pierre Corneille’s L’illusion comique. Mitchell Hebert directs (5/24-6/16)

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