Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: Washington, D.C.

2018-2019 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 Alliance | Theater J | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company |


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

Dave
July 13, 2018 - August 19, 2018
In the Kreeger

Turn Me Loose
September 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018
In the Kreeger

Anything Goes
November 2, 2018 - December 23, 2018
In the Fichandler

Indecent
November 23, 2018 - December 30, 2018
In the Kreeger

Kleptocracy
January 18, 2019 - February 24, 2019
In the Kreeger

The Heiress
February 8, 2019 - March 10, 2019
In the Fichandler

JQA
March 1, 2019 - April 14, 2019
In the Kogod Cradle

Junk
April 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019
In the Fichandler

Jubilee
April 26, 2019 - June 2, 2019
In the Kreeger


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

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
September 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

King of the Yees
October 25, 2018 - November 18, 2018

A Wonder in My Soul
November 29, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Fun Home
January 17, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Indecent
February 28, 2019 - March 31, 2019

How to Catch Creation
May 2, 2019 - May 26, 2019


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

Dancing at Lughnasa
September 4, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Sweat
October 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest
December 4, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Everything Is Wonderful
January 29, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Dinner with Friends
March 12. 2019 - April 14, 2019

Queens Girl in the World
In rep with Queens Girl in Africa
May 7, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Queens Girl in Africa
In rep with Queens Girl in the World
May 14, 2019 - June 30, 2019


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

Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth
Restoration-era adaptation of the play performed with Folger Consort
September 4, 2018 -September 23, 2018

King John
October 23, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Nell Gwynn
January 29, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Love's Labor's Lost
April 30, 2019 - June 9, 2019



Ford's Theatre
202-347-4833

Born Yesterday
September 21, 2018 - October 21, 2018

A Christmas Carol
November 15, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Twelve Angry Men
January 18, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Into the Woods
March 8, 2019 - May 18, 2019


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

Les Misérables
October 9, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Africa Umoja - "The Spirit of Unity Tour"
October 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Fiddler on the Roof
November 13. 2018 - November 18, 2018

Anastasia
December 4, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 14, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
January 22, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Rock of Ages
February 15, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
February 19, 2019 - February 24, 2019

The Book of Mormon
April 2, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Come from Away
April 23, 2019 - April 28, 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong
June 4, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Hamilton
June 25, 2019 - July 21, 2019


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

World Stages: Measure for Measure
October 10, 2018 - October 13, 2018

Broadway Center Stage: Little Shop of Horrors
October 24, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Anastasia
October 30, 2018 - November 25, 2018

World Stages: Barber Shop Chronicles
November 28, 2018 - December 1, 2018

The Second City's Love Factually
December 4, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Miss Saigon
December 11, 2018 - January 13, 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong
December 18, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Broadway Center Stage: The Music Man (with Norm Lewis)
February 6, 2019 - February 10, 2019

World Stages: NeoArctic
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Tap Dogs
February 19, 2019 - February 24, 2019

World Stages: Cirkus Cirkor: Limits
March 6, 2019 - March 9, 2019

World Stages: The Last Supper
March 14, 2019 - March 16, 2019

Broadway Center Stage: Tommy
April 25, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Hello, Dolly!
June 4, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Byhalia Mississippi
June 11, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Falsettos
June 11, 2019 - June 23, 2019

The Band's Visit
July 9, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Disney's Aladdin
July 18, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen
August 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019


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

The Ice Child
August 25, 2018

Lincolnesque
September 22, 2018 - October 24, 2018

As You Like It
Musical version
November 3, 2018 - December 2, 2018

An Irish Carol
December 13, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The Elves and the Shoemaker
December 22, 2018

The Baltimore Waltz
January 19, 2019 - February 9, 2019

Hands on a Hardbody
March 9, 2019 - April 6, 2019

God of Carnage
May 4, 2019 - May 25, 2019

The Reluctant Dragon
May 11, 2019

Ripcord
June 15, 2019 - July 9, 2019

Legally Blonde
August 3, 2019 - August 25, 2019


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

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
August 30, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Rooms: A Rock Romance
October 11, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush
November 20, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Three Sistahs
January 24, 2019 - February 24, 2019


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

Marie and Rosetta
August 23, 2018 - September 30, 2018

The Agitators
October 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018

The Persistence of Light - Oh, God

Part One in Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival
December 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Independent Theatre Under Siege - Shame (With Comments from the Populace)
Part Two in Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival
January 16, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Native Son
In rep with The Peacemaker: A Play About Guns in America
March 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019

The Peacemaker: A Play About Guns in America
In rep with Native Son
April 7, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Sooner/Later
May 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Twisted Melodies: The Donny Hathaway Story
June 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019


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

Beetlejuice
World premiere
October 14, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Beautiful-The Carole King Musical
November 27, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock - The Musical
January 16, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Finding Neverland
February 26, 2019 - March 3, 2019

A Bronx Tale
March 26, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Stomp
April 23, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell: The Musical
May 7, 2019 - May 26, 2019


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

South Pacific
August 31, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Mainstage

Labour of Love
September 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

Elf the Musical
November 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Mainstage

Once
February 6, 2019 - March 10, 2019
Mainstage

Oil
February 27, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

A Comedy of Tenors
April 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Mainstage

The Mary Stuart Project
May 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

Matilda the Musical
June 21, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Mainstage

Tiger Style!
July 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab


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

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
September 6, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Things That Are Round
November 1, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
February 28, 2019 - March 17, 2019

The 39 Steps
May 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019


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

Small Mouth Sounds
August 29, 2018 - September 23, 2018

How I Learned to Drive
October 10, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Gem of the Ocean
November 28, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Oslo
April 24, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Lansburgh Theatre

A Doll's House Part 2
June 5, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Lansburgh Theatre


Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Comedy of Errors
September 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018

An Inspector Calls
Stephen Daldry staging
November 20, 2018 - December 23, 2018

The Panties, the Partner and the Profit:
Scenes from the Heroic Life of the Middle Class

December 4, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Richard the Third
February 5, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Vanity Fair
February 26, 2019 - March 31, 2019

The Oresteia
April 30, 2019 - June 2, 2019


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

Passion
August 14, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Heisenberg
September 18, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Billy Elliot: The Musical
October 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show
January 23, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
February 26, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Grand Hotel: The Musical
April 2, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Spunk: Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston
April 30, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Blackbeard
Signature commissioned world premiere musical
June 11, 2019 - July 7, 2019


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

If I Forget
September 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Main Series

The Fall
presented by the Baxter Theatre Center at the University of Cape Town
October 14, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Studio X

Cry It Out
November 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Main Series

Kings
December 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Studio X

Admissions
January 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Main Series

Queen of Basel
March 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Main Series

P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle
April 3, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Studio X

The Children
May 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Main Series


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

Sleepy Hollow
October 17, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Synetic Family Theater: My Father's Dragon
December 4, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Cyrano
February 6, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Richard III
May 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Synetic New Voice Series: Treasure Island
July 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019


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

Word Becomes Action Festival
August 30, 2018 - September 9, 2018

The Events
September 13, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Blood at the Root
February 27, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem
May 19, 2019 - June 16, 2019


Theater J
D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW, Washington DC
[In other spaces while the building is being renovated]
202-777-3210

The Pianist of Willesden Lane
September 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Kennedy Center Family Theater

Actually
October 17, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Arena Stage in the Kogod Cradle

Talley's Folly
December 6, 2018 - December 31, 2018
GALA Hispanic Theatre

The Jewish Queen Lear
from Mirele Efros
March 13, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center Gonda Theatre


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

Gloria
September 3, 2018 - September 30, 2018

The Second City: She the People
December 3, 2018 - January 6, 2019

BLKS
February 4, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Describe the Night
May 27, 2019 - June 23, 2019


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


- Updated 8/21/17. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor


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