- ‘Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron.
“‘Madeline’s Christmas is a delightfully gentle musical exploring the magic of Christmas.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: She’s Back!! After sold out runs in 2014 & 2017, we couldn’t resist one more visit from everyone’s favorite precocious little Parisian. “In an old house in Paris, covered in vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.” And with that familiar phrase, author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans sets in motion the adventures of the brave and resourceful Madeline! In this musical adaptation, Madeline’s schoolmates and tutor are all sick in bed on Christmas Eve, unable to go home for Christmas to be with their families. So it’s Madeline to the rescue! And with the help of a magical rug merchant she takes her friends on a Christmas journey they will never forget.
2. ‘A Wonder in my Soul’ at Center Stage.
“…from the opening lines to the closing bows, you get an evening of theatre that is one for the record books.” –Timoth David Copney.
Synopsis: In a Baltimore beauty shop, two longtime co-owners and best friends grapple with a major decision: remain as the anchor of their beloved neighborhood, or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime? In dialogue that resonates with everyday poetry, and underscored with music both profound and stirring, A Wonder in My Soul looks at the evolution of one family, the history of Baltimore, and a whole community.
3. ‘The Nutcracker’ by The Washington Ballet.
“… a visually dazzling, joyous pageant that nicely marks the holiday season.” -Norah Dick.
Synopsis: The curtain rises and the audience is transported back in time to a Georgetown mansion where party guests include Frederick Douglass, John Paul Jones, Harriet Tubman, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The Washington Ballet’s iconic version is equal parts history lesson, mischief and humor. With General Washington as the heroic Nutcracker, George III as the Rat King, the story comes to life with over 100 dancers, intricate, stunning set designs and original costumes. Waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing cardinals and dancing sugar plums plus other enchanting adaptations make this unique production at the majestic Warner Theatre a special treat that continues to captivate audiences of all ages.
4. ‘She The People’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
“…a fast-paced, wild ride of a show that throws off sparks.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: An all-female, all-star team of The Second City’s most fearless, tuned-in sketch comics roasts the patriarchy and reclaims at least two hours of absolutely hilarious time. The producers of Black Side of the Moon and Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains) bring you a mimosa-and-madness-fueled foray into “having it all,” having each other’s backs, and having that sick feeling your government’s trying to turn back the clock to the Middle Ages. She the People… in order to perform a more perfect union!
5. ‘My Father’s Dragon’ at Synetic Theater.
“. . . a lovely, beautifully produced and physically lilting hymn to the most hopeful of seasons.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: The story follows the adventures of a young child who stows away to Wild Island with a new cat companion in an attempt to rescue a captive baby dragon. There, our hero learns to rely on the power of a creative imagination while discovering their own self worth and the power of friendship.