” …an abundance of talent, technical expertise, a solid score, and humanity…” – Steve Charing.
Synopsis: Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In The Heights, heralded the arrival of a major talent and captured four Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Now, Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre unite to transport Miranda’s beloved Washington Heights from the top of Manhattan to the Olney Mainstage. Usnavi, the proprietor of the corner bodega, guides us through his neighborhood of striving immigrants and young lovers, where hip-hop meets salsa and soul. Meanwhile, Nina returns to the barrio after flunking out of Stanford, ashamed to tell her immigrant parents that she lost the American Dream sweepstakes. But, with “Paciencia y Fe” (“Patience and Faith”) fortunes can shift, romance can bloom and a sense of home can be preserved in a shifting world. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee and Original Broadway cast member Robin De Jesús as Usnavi.
2. Dreamgirls at Toby’s Dinner Theatre.
“….a nonstop, song and dance spectacular filled with sassy, sexy, sashaying songstresses….” – Raychel Harvey-Jones.
Synopsis: It’s the 1960’s, rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound popular with black and white audiences alike. DREAMGIRLS follows the rise and fall of “The Dreams”, an all-female, black singing group who learn the reality of show “business”. This groundbreaking musical features the classic hits ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’, “I Am Changing’ and “One Night Only’.
3. Clue: The Musical at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore.
“…an evening out guaranteed to entertain.” – April Forrer.
Synopsis: A musical based on a board game? Absolutely! Originally premiered in Baltimore at the New Boston Street Dinner Theatre, in June 1995, the internationally popular game is a fun-filled musical which brings to life the well-known suspects and invites the audience to help solve the mystery. An ultimate whodunit story, the detective and the audience try to solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a catchy score carry the investigation from room to room. Filled with twists and surprises, Clue the Musical is a must see!
4. Skeleton Crew at Studio Theatre.
“…takes us beyond and within ourselves in ways we never thought possible. It’s simply unmissable. ” – Stephanie House.
Synopsis: Faye has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly unpayable debt to his work family. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of livelihoods under siege from Detroit native Morisseau.
5. The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times at InterAct Story Theatre.
“‘Pufferfish Pat’ is charming and funny with versatile actors…” – Barbara Trainin Blank.
Synopsis: Come join us for a Wild West adventure at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center this fall! The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times is an interactive cowboy play for kids and families set in the Wild West, and it’s all about figuring out how to manage anger and other big feelings when it feels like we could just bust a gut!