Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: Washington, D.C.

Current Theatre Season in Washington, D.C.

Arena Stage | Baltimore Center Stage | Everyman Theatre | 1st Stage | 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 Alliance | Theater J | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company |


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

Toni Stone Kreeger Theater September 3, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Celia and Fidel Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle October 8, 2021 - November 21, 2021

Seven Guitars Fichandler Stage November 26, 2021 - December 26, 2021

Change Agent Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle January 21, 2022 - March 6, 2022

Catch Me if You Can Fichandler Stage March 4, 2022 - April 17, 2022

Cambodian Rock Band Kreeger Theater April 12, 2022 - May 15, 2022

Drumfolk Fichandler Stage May 31, 2022 - June 26, 2022

American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words Kreeger Theater July 15, 2022 - August 28, 2022


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

The Swindlers: A True-ish Tall Tale September 2, 2021 - September 26, 2021


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

Steel Magnolias August 10, 2021 - September 5, 2021

Flyin' West October 5, 2021 - October 31, 2021

The Skin of Our Teeth December 7, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Behold A Negress February 1, 2022 - February 27, 2022

Sense and Sensibility April 5, 2022 - May 1, 2022

Crying on Television May 31, 2022 - June 26, 2022


1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons VA
703-854-1856

Bo-Nita
by Elizabeth Heffron
September 16, 2021 - September 26, 2021

The Book of MaMaw
by Eugene Wolf
October 7, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Secret Things
by Elaine Romero
November 18, 2021 - December 19, 2021

The Phlebotomist
by Ella Road
February 17, 2022 - March 13, 2022

The Mamalogues
by Lisa B. Thompson
April 14, 2022 - May 8, 2022

Under the Sea with Dredgie McGee
by Matthew Aldin McGee
June 2, 2022 - June 26, 2022


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

Nathan the Wise
Co-production with Theater J
March 16, 2022 - April 10, 2022

A Midsummer Night's Dream National Building Museum
Summer 2022

The Tempest
Co-production with Round House Theatre
Dates TBA



Ford's Theatre
202-347-4833

My Lord What a Night October 1, 2021 - October 24, 2021

A Christmas Carol November 24, 2021 - December 27, 2021

The Mountaintop January 21, 2022 - February 13, 2022

Grace March 18, 2022 - May 14, 2022


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

Waitress
November 6, 2021 - November 7, 2021

Tootsie
November 30, 2021 - December 5, 2021

A Christmas Story: The Musical
December 21, 2021 - December 23, 2021

The Prom
January 18, 2022 - January 23, 2022

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
February 15, 2022 - February 20, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen
March 15, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Pretty Woman
April 5, 2022 - April 10, 2022

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations
May 3, 2022 - May 8, 2022

Hairspray
June 14, 2022 - June 19, 2022

Mean Girls
July 12, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Hamilton
October 4, 2022 - October 30, 2022


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

Hadestown October 13, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Opera House

The Improvised Shakespeare Company December 7, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Theater Lab

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical December 14, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations December 15, 2021 - January 16, 2022
Opera House

The Prom January 4, 2022 - January 16, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

Jesus Christ Superstar February 22, 2022 - March 13, 2022
Opera House

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show March 15, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Opera House

Mean Girls April 5, 2022 - April 24, 2022
Opera House

Oklahoma!
Daniel Fish production
April 5, 2022 - April 10, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

Yemandja May 6, 2022 - May 7, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

Freestyle Love Supreme May 10, 2022 - May 15, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

A Monster Calls May 25, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

Jersey Boys June 14, 2022 - June 26, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

To Kill a Mockingbird
June 21, 2022 - July 10, 2022
Opera House

The Band's Visit July 5, 2022 - July 17, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

Hamilton July 12, 2022 - October 2, 2022
Opera House

Blue Man Group July 19, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Eisenhower Theater

Dear Evan Hansen August 30, 2022 - September 25, 2022
Eisenhower Theater


Keegan Theatre
1742 Church St NW, Washington DC
202-265-3767

Good People
September 10, 2021 – October 3, 2021

N
October 23, 2021 – November 20, 2021

An Irish Carol
December 10, 2021 – 31, 2021

Trans Am
January 29, 2022 – February 26, 2022

Yoga Play
March 26, 2022 – April 23, 2022

The Boiler Room Series
New Works From Fresh Voices
May 10, 2022 – May 22, 2022

Shakespeare in Love
June 18, 2022 – July 16, 2022

The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (And Her Dog!)
July 5, 2022 – July 24, 2022


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

TBA
The company is preparing to move to a new location.


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

My Father My Martyr and Me September 10, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Birds of North America October 27, 2021 - November 21, 2021

Dear Mapel January 19, 2022 - February 13, 2022

Private March 23, 2022 - April 17, 2022

Marys Seacole May 4, 2022 - May 29, 2022

In His Hands June 22, 2022 - July 17, 2022

The Till Trilogy in rotating repertory
August - November 2022


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

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical November 23, 2021 - December 5, 2021

Tootsie
December 7, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Pretty Woman The Musical
December 28, 2021 - January 2, 2022

The Simon & Garfunkel Story January 29, 2022 - January 30, 2022

Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats February 27, 2022

Rent-The 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour March 25, 2022 - March 27, 2022

Come from Away April 12, 2022 - April 17, 2022

Hairspray May 10, 2022 - May 15, 2022


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

The Thanksgiving Play September 29, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

Disney's Beauty and the Beast November 5, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Mainstage

A.D. 16 February 4, 2022 - March 6, 2022
Mainstage

Dance Nation March 2, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

The Joy That Carries You May 11, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

Meredith Willson's The Music Man June 17, 2022 - July 24, 2022
Mainstage

Special Events:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022
1938 Original Theatre

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas November 26, 2021 - December 26, 2021
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab


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

Songs for a New World September 30, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Ghost/Writer February 17, 2022 - March 6, 2022

The Glass Menagerie April 28, 2022 - May 15, 2022


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

Quixote Nuevo September 8, 2021 - October 3, 2021

The Great Leap November 10, 2021 - December 5, 2021

Nine Night January 5, 2022 - January 30, 2022

In repertory:

Part of the National Capital New Play Festival: it's not a trip it's a journey
April 5, 2022 - May 8, 2022
and "We declare you a terrorist..."
April 7, 2022 - May 8, 2022

Nollywood Dreams June 9, 2022 - July 3, 2022


Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Amen Corner
Encore run
September 14, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Sidney Harman Hall

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski (starring David Strathairn) October 6, 2021 - October 17, 2021
Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh

Once Upon a One More Time November 30, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Sidney Harman Hall

Our Town February 17, 2022 - March 20, 2022
Sidney Harman Hall

The Merchant of Venice
Co-production with Theatre for a New Audience
March 22, 2022 - April 17, 2022
Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh

Much Ado About Nothing April 21, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Sidney Harman Hall

Red Velvet June 16, 2022 - July 27, 2022
Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh


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

Rent November 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Daphne's Dive February 1, 2022 - March 20, 2022

She Loves Me March 1, 2022 - April 24, 2022

The Upstairs Department April 26, 2022 - June 12, 2022

We Won't Sleep May 31, 2022 - July 3, 2022

The Color Purple August 16, 2022 - October 9, 2022


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

Flight Stage 4 December 2021

White Noise January 2022
Milton Theatre

People Places & Things Spring 2022
Victor Shargai Theatre

John Proctor Is the Villain Spring 2022
Mead Theatre

The Hot Wing King Summer 2022
Victor Shargai Theatre


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

The Miraculous Magical Balloon August 2021 - October 2021
at pop-up sites around Arlington

Shhhakespeare Revue September 10, 2021 - September 11, 2021
Lubber Run Amphitheatre

The Madness of Poe October 11 -October 31, 2021
Synetic Theater at Crystal City

The Servant of Two Masters February 21, 2022 - March 13, 2022
Synetic Theater at Crystal City


Theater Alliance
2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC
202-241-2539

TBA


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

Becoming Dr. Ruth September 30, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Tuesdays with Morrie November 10, 2021 - December 5, 2021

Oy Vey in a Manger (by The Kinsey Sicks) December 17, 2021 - December 25, 2021

Compulsion or The House Behind January 26, 2022 - February 20, 2022

Nathan the Wise
Co-production with Folger Theatre
March 16, 2022 - April 10, 2022

Fires in the Mirror June 9, 2022 - July 3, 2022


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

Teenage Dick September 20, 2021 - October 17, 2021

A Strange Loop November 22, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Hi Are You Single? Dates TBA

Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower April 28, 2022 - April 29, 2022

There's Always the Hudson Dates TBA


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


- Updated 9/9/21. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor


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