“The Reston Community Players bring new perspectives to this often-revived play.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is an American classic brimming with intensity and wit. On a steamy night in Mississippi, the wealthy Pollitt family has gathered to celebrate Big Daddy’s 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he’s dying of cancer. As the hot summer evening unfolds, painful secrets and desperate longings are revealed while the family desperately attempts to secure their share of Big Daddy’s estate. Don’t miss this intense drama that sizzles with passion and greed like you’ve never experienced before.
2. “Quartet” by The British Players at Kensington Town Hall.
“The British Players deliver an excellent rendition of this delightful play…” – Kristin Franco.
Synopsis: Three aging opera singers Cissy, Reginald, and Wilfred worked together in the past and are now in a retirement home for musicians. Their peace is soon to be shattered by the arrival of Jean, a major star in her day and once unhappily married to Reginald. Is there any chance that the four will ever sing together again? A warm, witty, and very funny look at the aging process.
3. “Every Brilliant Thing” at Olney Theatre Center.
“This piece of theatre is valuable and timely.” – Elle Marie Sullivan.
Synopsis: Could you name a hundred things that make life wonderful? A thousand? How about a million? A 7-year-old child confronted by his mother’s attempted suicide makes a list of things to live for that grows from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. From “Ice Cream” (#1 on the list) to “the Alphabet” (#999,997), Every Brilliant Thingelicits as much laughter as it does tears in creating its catalogue of gratitude with a unique theatrical style. In this remarkable one-person show, the audience becomes a custodian of the list, a co-conspirator in the plot to hold-back the darkness, and members of an ensemble that creates the evening’s story, curling the audience in its generous embrace.
4. “Godspell” at NextStop Theatre Company.
“Magee’s production is ideal for someone new to “Godspell…” – Peter Orvetti.
Synopsis: Love, understanding, and tolerance can be found at the foundation of virtually all the great religions of the world. So it’s no surprise that Godspell, from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), took the world by storm. However, due to its popularity, the musical has largely been relegated to being produced by high school and amateur theatres in recent years. NextStop will bring exceptional talent, creativity, and exhilarating production values to this beautiful, happy, uplifting musical in our unique intimate space.
5. CURTAIN UP! Broadway Musical Magic at Congressional Chorus.
“Overture, curtain, lights!” Join us for an evening of high-energy song and dance as we celebrate nine decades of Broadway brilliance. From Jerome Kern’s 1939 classic, “All The Things You Are” to “You Will Be Found” from the 2017 Tony award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, our 80 singers and dancers, accompanied by a swingin’ live band, are putting new spins on your favorite Broadway show tunes. From lush, lyrical love songs in contemporary a cappella arrangements to hilarious novelty numbers and from intimate solos to high steppin’ kick lines in bold, brassy production numbers, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of music from twenty-three Broadway shows. Come escape the winter doldrums and let us lift your spirits as we raise the curtain on an evening of Broadway musical magic!
Show Dates: Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 4:30 pm
Ticket link: https://app.arts-people.com/in
Info link: http://www.congressionalchorus