Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: Washington, D.C.

2016-2017 Theatre Season in Washington, D.C.

Arena Stage | Center Stage | Everyman Theatre | Folger Theatre | Ford's Theatre | Hippodrome | John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Keegan Theatre | MetroStage | Mosaic Theater Company of DC | National Theatre | Olney Theatre Center for the Arts | Rep Stage | Round House Theatre | Shakespeare Theatre Company | Signature Theatre | Studio Theatre | Synetic Theater | Theater J | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company |


Arena Stage
Mead Center for American Theater, Sixth and Maine Ave.
202-488-3300

Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story
July 1, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Kreeger Theatre

The Little Foxes
September 23, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Kreeger Theatre

The Year of Magical Thinking (with Kathleen Turner)
October 7, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Kogod Cradle

Carousel
October 28, 2016 - December 24, 2016
Fichandler Stage

Lookingglass Theatre Company's Moby Dick
November 18, 2016 - December 24, 2016
Kreeger Theatre

Roe
January 12, 2017 - February 19, 2017
Kreeger Theatre

Watch on the Rhine
February 3, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Fichandler Stage

Intelligence
February 24, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Kogod Cradle

A Raisin in the Sun
March 31, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Fichandler Stage

Smart People
April 14, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Kreeger Theatre


Center Stage
700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore MD
410-332-0033

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
November 26, 2016 - December 23, 2016

The White Snake
February 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017

Twisted Melodies
March 17, 2016 - April 16, 2017

Jazz May 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017


Everyman Theatre
315 W. Fayette St., Baltimore MD
410-752-2208

Wait Until Dark
September 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016

The Roommate
October 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Dot
December 7, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
February 1, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Los Otros
March 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017

Noises Off
May 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017


Folger Theatre
201 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington DC
202-544-7077

Sense and Sensibility September 13, 2016 - October 30, 2016

The Second Shepherds' Play
November 27, 2016 - December 18, 2016

As You Like It
January 24, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Timon of Athens
May 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017



Ford's Theatre
202-347-4833

Come From Away
September 2, 2016 - October 9, 2016

A Christmas Carol
35th anniversary of this production
November 17, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
January 21, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Ragtime
March 10, 2017 - May 20, 2017


Hippodrome
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore MD
800-982-2787

Jersey Boys
September 27, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
November 1, 2016 - November 6, 2016

A Christmas Story, The Musical
December 6, 2016 - December 11, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
December 27, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
January 24, 2017 - January 29, 2017

The Bodyguard
February 28, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Rent
March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Something Rotten!
April 18, 2017 - April 23, 2017

Finding Neverland
June 27, 2017 - July 2, 2017


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW, Washington DC
800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
October 5, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Opera House

A View from the Bridge
Ivo van Hove production
November 18, 2016 - December 3, 2016
Eisenhower Theater

Into the Woods
Fiasco Theater production
December 6, 2016 - January 8, 2017 Eisenhower Theater

Wicked
December 14, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Opera House

The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family
Three-play cycle by Richard Nelson
January 4, 2017 - January 22, 2017
Theater Lab

Peter Brook's Battlefield
March 29, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Family Theater

Chicago
April 4, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Opera House

The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville
With Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac
Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman
April 11, 2017 - April 15, 2017 Eisenhower Theater

Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg: Three Sisters
April 26, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Eisenhower Theater

The Sound of Music
Directed by Jack O'Brien
June 13, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Opera House

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
June 13, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Eisenhower Theater

Cabaret
Roundabout Theatre production
July 22, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Eisenhower Theater

The King and I
Lincoln Center Theater production
July 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Opera House


Keegan Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation
November 5, 2016 - December 3, 2016

An Irish Carol
December 17, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Mack, Beth
January 21, 2017 - February 11, 2017

Parade
March 11, 2017 - April 8, 2017

Outside Mullingar
May 6, 2017 - May 28, 2017

When We Were Young and Unafraid
June 17, 2017 - July 8, 2017

Big Fish
August 5, 2017 - September 2, 2017


MetroStage
1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA
703-548-9044

Blackberry Daze
September 1, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Fully Committed
December 8, 2016 - January 8, 2017

The Gin Game
February 2, 2017 - March 12, 2017

Master Class
May 4, 2017 - June 11, 2017


Mosaic Theater Company of DC
1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
202-399-7993

Satchmo at the Waldorf
August 25, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Milk Like Sugar
November 2, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Charm
January 4, 2017 - January 29, 2017

Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies
January 25, 2017 - February 19, 2017

South Africa: Then & Now: a repertory
The Blood Knot
March 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
A Human Being Died That Night
April 7, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival
Ulysses on Bottles
May 18, 2017 - June 11, 2017
The Return (Oved Shabbat)
June 8, 2017 - July 2. 2017


National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC
202-628-6161

Once
November 25, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
December 13, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Fun Home
April 18, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Rent
June 20, 2017 - June 25, 2017


Olney Theatre Center for the Arts
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney MD
301-924-3400

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika
In repertory
Co-produced with Round House Theatre
September 7, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Round House Theatre

The Diary of Anne Frank
September 14, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

Mary Poppins
November 2, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Mainstage

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
February 1, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Mainstage

Fickle: A Fancy French Farce
March 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

The Magic Play
Rolling World Premiere
April 12, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Mainstage

Topdog/Underdog
With Jessica Frances Dukes and Dawn Ursula
May 17, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

My Fair Lady
June 21, 2017 - July 25, 2017
Mainstage

Thurgood
July 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab


Rep Stage
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia MD
410-772-4900

The Other Place
September 7, 2016 - September 25, 2016

American Hero
November 2, 2016 - November 20, 2016

H2O
February 15, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Dorian's Closet
April 26, 2017 - May 14, 2017


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda MD
240-564-1100

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika
A Celebration of Tony Kushner
In repertory
Co-produced with Olney Theatre Center
September 7, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
November 23, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Caroline, or Change
A Celebration of Tony Kushner
January 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Or
April 12, 2017 - May 7, 2017

August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned
June 7, 2017 - July 2, 2017


Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Tempest
Free for All
August 16, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Sidney Harman Hall

Romeo and Juliet
September 13, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Lansburgh Theatre

The Secret Garden
November 15, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Sidney Harman Hall

King Charles III
February 7, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Sidney Harman Hall

The Select (The Sun Also Rises)
February 18, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Lansburgh Theatre

Macbeth
April 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Sidney Harman Hall

The School for Lies
May 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Lansburgh Theatre


Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington VA
703-820-9771 or 800-955-5566

Jelly's Last Jam
August 2, 2016 - September 11, 2016
MAX

The Gulf
September 13, 2016 - November 6, 2016
ARK

Freaky Friday
October 4, 2016 - November 20, 2016
MAX

Silver Belles
November 22, 2016 - December 24, 2016
ARK

Titanic: The Musical
December 13, 2016 - January 29, 2017
MAX

Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
with Debra Monk
February 28, 2017 - March 26, 2017
MAX

Midwestern Gothic
March 14, 2017 - April 30, 2017
ARK

Jesus Christ Superstar
May 9, 2017 - July 2, 2017
MAX


Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. NW, Washington DC
202-332-3300

Cloud 9
September 7, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Mainstage

Motherstruck
September 28, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Studio X

Straight White Men
November 9, 2016 - December 18, 2016
Mainstage

The Hard Problem
January 11, 2017 - February 19, 2017
Mainstage

I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart
February 1, 2017 - February 19, 2017
Studio X

Three Sisters
March 8, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Mainstage

No Sisters
March 16, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Studio X

The Father
May 10, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Mainstage

Wig Out!
July 12, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Studio X


Synetic Theater
1800 S. Bell St., Arlington VA
866-811-4111

Dante's Inferno
September 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Sleeping Beauty
December 7, 2016 - January 15, 2017

The Taming of the Shrew
February 15, 2017 - March 26, 2017

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
May 10, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Carmen
July 19, 2017 - August 13, 2017


Theater J
D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW, Washington DC
202-777-3210

The Last Schwartz
September 7, 2016 - October 2, 2016

The Christians
November 16, 2016 - December 11, 2016

The Kinsey Sicks' "Oy Vey in a Manger" December 20, 2016 - December 28. 2016

Copenhagen
January 5, 2017 - January 29, 2017

The How and the Why
February 15, 2017 - March 12, 2017

Brighton Beach Memoirs
April 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Broken Glass
June 14, 2017 - July 9, 2017


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D St. NW, Washington DC
202-393-3939

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops
September 14, 2016 - October 8, 2016

Kiss
October 10, 2016 - November 6, 2016

The Second City's Black Side of the Moon
November 12, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Baby Screams Miracle
January 30, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Pike Street
March 27, 2017 - April 23, 2017

Hir
May 22, 2017 - June 18, 2017


Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


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