Shakespeare Theatre is taking a major leap into the modern age with the forthcoming mega-project “Julius Caesar,” returning the Bard to the Clinton Global Initiative for the first time since 1994. The local Shakespeare mainstay is bringing its signature “Shakespeare for Every Age” brand to the initiative — a play that asks the audience to think through what it means to be democratic today. What does democracy really mean to a 70-year-old Trump-basher? How does a 21st-century version of the play speak to a generation raised in the age of #MeToo? You’ll have to see the show to find out.
Lyric Stage Company’s stage manager, Jeannie Lutz Taylor, talks about Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” and the nonprofit’s new Youth Programs Center at Shakespeare Theatre.
The Ivy Theatre hit the ground running with its fall run of “The Three Sisters,” and it’s only the beginning. From touching new musicals like “Tomorrow, Where Was I?” to the beloved comedy “Swing!” to theater from professional New York companies, Central Perk just got a lot juicier.
Nicholas Skopek and Stephanie E. Green give you a peek inside the Georgetown Rep’s brilliant new digs on 27th Street.
From “Freak Show” to “The Sound of Music,” there’s never been a better time to see Broadway on your block. We hit up Wilde/Yates on Wisconsin Avenue in Arlington to dig into some seriously top-tier options.
While we see from last year’s portraits that you love “Beaches,” it’s the fall lineup at the Shakespeare Theatre Company you’re really looking forward to. Arrange a babysitter ahead of time for “Twelfth Night” and we’ll sure make you a Molly.
If you’re a stage fan (and you should be!), you can’t do better than to see the Hamlet of his day, Sir Anthony Hopkins, at the Shakespeare Theatre.
DC Public Schools kids who may not get the chance to see popular theater venues (like the National Theatre or Shakespeare Theatre) find it an amazing chance to see acclaimed performances like “As You Like It” or “August: Osage County” at the Warner Theatre — it’s free, even if you need to be signed up ahead of time.
If you’re still looking for a summer activity, sign up for Arts United DC’s class at the Folger Theatre, where you can be part of the cast and read-throughs for aspiring actors.
Lastly, dance fans of all ages (and kids of all ages) will be thrilled to find the John F. Kennedy Center as a venue. This summer, the National Ballet brings back popular modern classics like the “Swan Lake” and “The Firebird” with young dance talent and a starry cast.