“Arts Centric is committed to presenting excellent productions, primarily by persons of color. This all black version of ‘Aida’ furthers their mission beautifully, and we are all the better for it.” – Timoth David Copney.
Synopsis: Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
2. ‘Amour’ at NextStop Theatre Company.
“… a charming and musically engaging show that will leave you humming a happy tune in your heart.” – Liz Ruth-Brinegar.
Synopsis: Throughout August, NextStop celebrates our 30th anniversary with a volunteer production of a beautiful French fable about a man who walked right through the walls that confined him.
3. ‘9 to 5’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre.
“…’9 to 5′ was a thoroughly entertaining, female-empowering romp through a time of important social change.” – Laura Tayman.
Synopsis: Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?
4. ‘Happy Ending’ at Anacostia Playhouse.
“This show is…laugh-out-loud, guffaw and snort fun. – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: The hilarious story of the plight of two African American domestics, sisters Ellie and Vi, whose white employers’ divorce threatens to cut off the household graft which has brought considerable luxury to their lives.
5. ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ at Keegan Theatre.
“…’Falling Into You’ is show-stopping in its full, operatic glory.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: A sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross, this 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Score and Orchestrations captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland and the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if…?”