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Cathedral Choral Society's "Joy of Christmas" Concert

at Washington National Cathedral, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

The soaring arches and high stone vaults of Washington National Cathedral provide the perfect setting for the glorious sounds of the Cathedral Choral Society's festive holiday tradition, "Joy of Chris... [more+]

The soaring arches and high stone vaults of Washington National Cathedral provide the perfect setting for the glorious sounds of the Cathedral Choral Society's festive holiday tradition, "Joy of Christmas". Both the Lyric Brass Quintet and the Children's Chorus of Washington are set to join in the Yuletide cheer as the singers raise their voices in timeless arrangements of beloved carols, as well as the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by British composer James Whitbourn, entitled "Veni et illumina". You may even catch the Cathedral's famed gargoyles cracking a smile during this heart-warming celebration of the season, especially during the fun sing-alongs of favorites like "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "The First Noel." [less-]

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" -- A Holiday Classic

at Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Studio 111, Annapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $45
OFFER PRICE: $30

"It's a Wonderful Life", one of the all-time great Christmas stories, comes to life in a live 1940s-style radio broadcast at Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Studio 11. With the help of a seasoned ense... [more+]

"It's a Wonderful Life", one of the all-time great Christmas stories, comes to life in a live 1940s-style radio broadcast at Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Studio 11. With the help of a seasoned ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds with a lot of heart and captivating live sound effects. Bailey is a down-on-his-luck family man who's hit bottom and is about to end it all, when his guardian angel shows him what life in his town would have been like without him. Sure, you could catch the movie on TV, but this live Helen Hayes Recommended show is filled with a warmth that television can't match. You'll find yourself tearing up at all the same places you do in the movie, even as you marvel over the period details of the show. [less-]

Homebound Humor in Staged Reading of "Family Holiday"

at Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sun, December 11
Fri, December 16
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Sun, December 11
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Sun, December 18
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FULL PRICE: $24
OFFER PRICE: $12

Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick hosts a staged reading of "Family Holiday", a humorous study of family dysfunction penned by prolific local actor, director and playwright DC Cathro. The play fo... [more+]

Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick hosts a staged reading of "Family Holiday", a humorous study of family dysfunction penned by prolific local actor, director and playwright DC Cathro. The play focuses on R.J., who goes home for the holidays to have a nice, relaxing time with his family and best friend. His loved ones, however, have other plans. Secrets are revealed and R.J. is stuck in the middle of this fast-paced holiday farce for modern times. See a bit of your own family's foibles mirrored before your eyes as you take advantage of this unique opportunity to see a theatrical work in progress. [less-]

"Tame" Revisits Shakespeare From a Female Point of View

at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $35
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $15

This explosive adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" is set in Texas in the 1960s, centered on a wildly creative young poet named Cat. Mourning the death of her lesbian lover, Cat retu... [more+]

This explosive adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" is set in Texas in the 1960s, centered on a wildly creative young poet named Cat. Mourning the death of her lesbian lover, Cat returns home to her religious parents, who hire a firebrand minister named Patrick to try and bring their rambunctious daughter to heel. But when Cat fights back, the stage is set for a darkly comic battle of wits. Reimagining Shakespeare's classic play from a woman's perspective, "Tame" is coming to the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington. [less-]

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever": Hilarious Holiday Treat Based on Beloved Kid's Book

at James Lee Community Center, Falls Church
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $10

Santa's Naughty List? Please, the Herdman kids are so bad, they're more likely to wind up on the FBI's Most Wanted List. But bad as they are, they're great fun to watch in "The Best Christmas Pageant ... [more+]

Santa's Naughty List? Please, the Herdman kids are so bad, they're more likely to wind up on the FBI's Most Wanted List. But bad as they are, they're great fun to watch in "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever". Based on Barbara Robinson's beloved book -- which "Publisher's Weekly" celebrated as "one of the best Christmas books ever" -- this stage production perfectly captures the merry mayhem that results when the Herdmans, the town's foul-mouthed, sticky-fingered, pyromaniacal bullies, decide to audition for the annual holiday pageant and re-tell the nativity story "their" way. Now the Providence Players of Fairfax present this contemporary Christmas classic at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, with a special reception with Santa following each performance. [less-]

"The Magi": A Rock-N-Roll Spin on "The Gift of the Magi"

at The Hub Theatre - The New School of Northern Virginia, Fairfax
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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Fri, December 16
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FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $8 - $15

Part concert, part love story, "The Magi" is a rock-n-roll riff on the timeless classic "The Gift of the Magi". Nix and Jude have been lovers and bandmates for 8 years. But as the holidays approach, t... [more+]

Part concert, part love story, "The Magi" is a rock-n-roll riff on the timeless classic "The Gift of the Magi". Nix and Jude have been lovers and bandmates for 8 years. But as the holidays approach, the fate of their relationship and band slowly begin to crumble. Catch this new holiday twist from The Hub Theatre in Fairfax. [less-]

Paul Morella's "A Christmas Carol" Puts a Solo Spin on the Holiday Classic

at Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

Veteran D.C.-area actor Paul Morella ("The Pelican Brief", "The District", "The Wire") presents a fresh spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in his one-man stage adaptation of "A Christmas Ca... [more+]

Veteran D.C.-area actor Paul Morella ("The Pelican Brief", "The District", "The Wire") presents a fresh spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in his one-man stage adaptation of "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas". Adapted from Dickens' original novella and reading tour, Morella's solo version transports you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended -- in his own words -- and rediscover this timeless classic presented as a masterful solo performance. This critically acclaimed production at Olney Theatre Center has become a holiday must-see. [less-]

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" Re-imagines Holiday Classic

at Undercroft Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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Sat, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $50 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $30

"It's a Wonderful Life", one of the all-time great Christmas stories, comes to life in a live 1940s-style radio broadcast at Washington D.C.'s Undercroft Theatre. Based on Frank Capra's iconic film st... [more+]

"It's a Wonderful Life", one of the all-time great Christmas stories, comes to life in a live 1940s-style radio broadcast at Washington D.C.'s Undercroft Theatre. Based on Frank Capra's iconic film starring Jimmy Stewart, this holiday favorite tells the story of George Bailey, a down-on-his-luck family man whose guardian angel shows him what his town would be like had he never been born. A tearjerker even the biggest Grinch won't be able to resist, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Now you can experience this heartwarming favorite with the added charm of ever-inventive sound effects, complete with period radio ads! [less-]

"Bah, Humbug!" -- An Improvised "Christmas Carol"

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
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Fri, December 09
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Another by-the-book adaptation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"? Bah, humbug! This year, add some laughter to the holidays with a truly irreverent -- and unscripted -- take on this festive favorite at ... [more+]

Another by-the-book adaptation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"? Bah, humbug! This year, add some laughter to the holidays with a truly irreverent -- and unscripted -- take on this festive favorite at D.C.'s Drafthouse Comedy Theater. Though main plot points remain the same (Scrooge is still a miserly grouch, and Marley's still "dead as a doornail"), "Bah, Humbug! -- An Improvised Christmas Carol" uses audience suggestions and interaction to inspire wild deviations from the standard text. Raucous, daring and hilarious, the show goes as far as to take audience members up onstage to fill out roles the four-member cast can't! [less-]

Reggae Artist Etana & The Raw Soul Rebels in Concert

at Howard Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

The Jamaican-born Etana (which means "The Strong One" in Swahili) has spent the past decade firmly establishing her position as one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in the modern, tradition... [more+]

The Jamaican-born Etana (which means "The Strong One" in Swahili) has spent the past decade firmly establishing her position as one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in the modern, traditionally male-dominated reggae scene. With influences that range across reggae, pop, rock and jazz, Etna describes her distilled sound as "reggae soul." Don't miss this true ambassador of reggae music and unconditional love, when Etna & The Raw Soul Rebels appear in concert at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC -- with opening sets from Iba MaHr and Fyakin. [less-]

Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Show: Classic R&B and Soul Hits

at Howard Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
FULL PRICE: $12 - $40
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $20

Celebrating 40-plus years of EWF, the Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band brings the funk, performing favorites from the original R&B group's remarkably deep catalog. This tight nine-piece ensemble of tal... [more+]

Celebrating 40-plus years of EWF, the Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band brings the funk, performing favorites from the original R&B group's remarkably deep catalog. This tight nine-piece ensemble of talented musicians and vocalists re-creates the unique R&B, funk and jazz sound of the six-time Grammy winners who've sold more than 100 million albums on their way to the Rock, Vocal Group and Songwriters Halls of Fame. From "Boogie Wonderland," "September" and "That's the Way of the World" to "Shining Star," "After the Love" and "Let's Groove," the EWF Tribute Band brings the biggest hits of Maurice White and company to life on the stage of D.C.'s Howard Theatre with impressive enthusiasm and plenty of musical skill. [less-]

"The Living Christmas Tree": Riverdale Ministries' Holiday Spectacular

at Riverdale Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $8

For 30 years, people have journeyed from far and wide to see an actual choir sing from within the twinkling branches of a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree, accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. This ye... [more+]

For 30 years, people have journeyed from far and wide to see an actual choir sing from within the twinkling branches of a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree, accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. This year's program also includes a dramatic musical set in 1905, "Four Tickets to Christmas", which centers around a touring musical family with no place to go for Christmas, so they return to their grandparents' farm in northern Ohio where they are faced with longstanding conflicts and important life lessons. Bring the whole family one hour before the performance to see the the outdoor live nativity, with live animals and a children's choir singing Christmas classics. And parking is included at this Riverdale Ministries' holiday spectacular. [less-]

"Sleeping Beauty": Synetic Theater's Production of Classic Fairy Tale

at Synetic Theater at Crystal City, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sun, December 11
Thu, December 15
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Fri, December 09
Sun, December 11
Thu, December 15
Fri, December 16
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FULL PRICE: $55 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $22.50 - $30

Fairy dust, a cursed princess, mistaken identities and true love: "Sleeping Beauty" is packed with the stuff that has enchanted kids of all ages for generations. The beloved fairytale follows a prince... [more+]

Fairy dust, a cursed princess, mistaken identities and true love: "Sleeping Beauty" is packed with the stuff that has enchanted kids of all ages for generations. The beloved fairytale follows a princess who, as a child, is cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into a deathlike sleep. This magical, wordless production at Arlington's Synetic Theatre at Crystal City is an enchanting theatrical experience for audiences of all ages -- a dark, elegant and cinematic performance that still finds its way to a heartwarming happy ending. [less-]

Delicious One-Man Comedy "Fully Committed" Details Rush for Reservation

at MetroStage, Alexandria
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Wed, December 14
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Sat, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $55 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $38.50 - $42

When it comes to the hottest new restaurant in Manhattan, some diners will do anything to get a seat. In Becky Mode's "Fully Committed", desperate diners -- all played by Tom Story -- resort to threat... [more+]

When it comes to the hottest new restaurant in Manhattan, some diners will do anything to get a seat. In Becky Mode's "Fully Committed", desperate diners -- all played by Tom Story -- resort to threats, bribes, name-dropping and downright begging to nab that all-important reservation. Restaurant-speak for "no tables available," "Fully Committed" is a true showcase for Story as the high-strung maître d' and 39 other characters in a play that "The Washington Post" says, "gives the versatile, hardworking Story the opportunity to cross 'tour de force' off his bucket list." Cross "seeing "Fully Committed"" off your own bucket list when it comes to Alexandria's MetroStage. [less-]

"A Christmas Carol Memory": A Heartwarming Holiday Tale

at Creative Cauldron, Falls Church
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
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Sat, December 10
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

With this fresh new take on a timeless holiday classic, Creative Cauldron breathes new life into holiday traditions. Their creative spin on "A Christmas Carol" is a heartwarming addition to your holid... [more+]

With this fresh new take on a timeless holiday classic, Creative Cauldron breathes new life into holiday traditions. Their creative spin on "A Christmas Carol" is a heartwarming addition to your holiday entertainment schedule. In this tender tale, a young orphan is facing her first Christmas without her parents. When she stumbles across an old theatrical trunk in the attic, it awakens old holiday memories in her extended family. Together, they renew a long-forgotten family tradition--the re-enactment of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". [less-]

Luther Re-Lives Holiday Tour: Luther Vandross Tribute

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
FULL PRICE: $25 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $22.50

The late, great Luther Vandross won eight Grammy Awards and sold more than 25 million R&B albums during his illustrious career. Now, thanks to the musical stylings of William "Smooth" Wardlaw, you can... [more+]

The late, great Luther Vandross won eight Grammy Awards and sold more than 25 million R&B albums during his illustrious career. Now, thanks to the musical stylings of William "Smooth" Wardlaw, you can experience those great hits again live in concert, with a holiday twist. Wardlaw, who even shares a physical resemblance to Vandross, shares his spot-on renditions of songs like "Always and Forever," "Here and Now," "Dance With My Father" and many more at this special show, after having appeared as the featured performer on cruise ships and at major clubs in the nation's capital. [less-]

"The Second Shepherds' Play": Medieval Nativity Play Featuring Early Music Accompaniment

at Folger Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
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Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
Tue, December 13
Wed, December 14
Thu, December 15
Sun, December 18
Mon, December 19
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FULL PRICE: $39 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $31 - $48

A rich blend of music and theater, the earthly and the divine, "The Second Shepherds' Play" is a magical, musical retelling of the Nativity story that's a perfect treat for the holiday season. Folger ... [more+]

A rich blend of music and theater, the earthly and the divine, "The Second Shepherds' Play" is a magical, musical retelling of the Nativity story that's a perfect treat for the holiday season. Folger Consort, the award-winning early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, performs festive medieval English tunes against the backdrop of an engaging mystery play in the medieval English drama tradition, adapted by Mary Hall Surface ("LIFT: Icarus and Me", "Goodnight Moon"). Presented at Folger Theatre in D.C., "The Second Shepherds' Play" beautifully weaves together the stories of shepherds, a sheep thief and his cunning wife, and a certain well-known miracle in a humble manger in Bethlehem. [less-]

The Capitol Steps: Songs & Skits Skewer DC Politics

at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Fri, December 16
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Sat, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $36
OFFER PRICE: $26

With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981.... [more+]

With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps' stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe's recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there's nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live at DC's Ronald Reagan Building. [less-]

"Copenhagen": Historical Drama Unlocks a WWII Mystery

at Logan Fringe Arts Space, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

In "Copenhagen", playwright Michael Frayn reimagines the famous 1941 meeting of famed physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, an event that has been subject to much historical speculation. No one... [more+]

In "Copenhagen", playwright Michael Frayn reimagines the famous 1941 meeting of famed physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, an event that has been subject to much historical speculation. No one knows exactly what these two men -- one a Nobel Prize-winner, the other his esteemed mentor -- discussed. What did Heisenberg believe should be done about atomic bombs? What did he want from Bohr? The spirits of the two men and Bohr's wife, Margrethe, meet after death to attempt to answer the original question: Why did Heisenberg come to Copenhagen? These questions and more will be explored in this production of "Copenhagen" at the Logan Fringe Arts Space in Washington, DC. [less-]

Cruise Past the National Monuments: Candlelight Dinner & Dancing

at Nina's Dandy, Alexandria
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 09
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
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Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
Fri, December 16
Sat, December 17
Sun, December 25
Mon, December 26
Sat, January 07
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FULL PRICE: $98 - $108
OFFER PRICE: $65 - $75

Cruise from historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums of DC, to Georgetown and back to Alexandria on Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise. Soak in the sights, incl... [more+]

Cruise from historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums of DC, to Georgetown and back to Alexandria on Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise. Soak in the sights, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials while enjoying a three-course meal by candlelight, served tableside, followed by dancing on the ship's elegant marble dance floor or under the stars on the upper deck. Live music welcomes you aboard and accompanies the dining experience. [less-]

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