Heaven Can Wait at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Cast of 'Heaven Can Wait.' Photo by Doug Olmsted.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents Heaven Can Wait, a play written by Harry Segall about a boxer taken from his body sixty years before his death date by an over-eager angel. Unable to return to his own body, the boxer is given one of a recently murdered millionaire tycoon. This production is directed by […]

Mozart’s The Magic Flute at The Puppet Co

Papageno's Test. Photo courtesy of the Puppet Co.

The Puppet Company presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s fantasy opera The Magic Flute, specially condensed, translated, and adapted for young audiences through the use of puppetry and special effects.

Mousetrap at Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

Christopher Wren (Casey Fero) gets worked up over accusations in Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' at The Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre. Photo by James Cullum.

The Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre presents The Mousetrap, a murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Agatha Christie. Based on a real-life case, The Mousetrap opened in London, 1952, and is still going strong, holding the world record for a play with the longest initial run. Jeffrey B. Davis directs this suspenseful and thrilling production.

Yellowman at Rep Stage

and   in 'Yellowman' at Rep Stage. Photo courtesy of Rep Stage.

Rep Stage presents Yellowman, an intensely powerful love story between two childhood friends from a Gullah community in South Carolina Lowcountry, written by Dael Orlandersmith. Kasi Campbell directs this highly emotional production, where the characters must struggle through a world of hate that stems from race, class, and social prejudice. Scenic Designer Terry Cobb keeps […]

P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical at Imagination Stage

The P.NOKIO Company: From top left:  Paige Hernandez, Psalmayene 24, James Johnson, Katy Carkuff, and Jacob Yeh. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Imagination Stage presents P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, where the beloved classic Pinocchio is re-imagined for a newer, tech-savvy generation. Powerhouse talent Psalmayene 24 boasts the titles of playwright, director, and performer (as P.Nokio himself!) in this energetic visual feast that children and parents will both love.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor at The Arlington Players

The cast of 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor.' Photo by Peter Hill.

The Arlington Players present Laughter on the 23rd Floor, a play by Neil Simon about a team of comedy writers for a popular weekly variety show in 1953, who must deal with budget cuts, censorship, and rising McCarthyism. Ian Grossman directs this outlandish and, at times, shocking production.

The Gaming Table at Folger Theatre

(Clockwise from left) Tonya Beckman Ross, Emily Trask, Darius Pierce, Julie Jesneck, and Michael Milligan play a high-stakes game of Basset in 'The Gaming Table' at Folger Theatre. Photo by Carol Pratt/Folger Theatre.

With breathtaking technical designs and some of the best directing and acting I’ve seen in years, The Gaming Table is well worth one of your evenings. It’s an extraordinary battle of wits and banter in a play where the women are strong-minded and independent, and the men, well…they just have to deal…

Peter and the Wolf at The Puppet Co.

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Performer and Puppet Designer Christopher Piper stands behind this platform, on which he attends to several marionettes at once, each with a distinct voice and personality. I always have such a fun time when I visit The Puppet Co., and today was no different. With a great score and playful, fun marionettes, Peter and the Wolf is a hit with both children and their parents.

The Snowy Day at Adventure Theatre

The cast of 'The Snowy Day.' Photo by Bruce Douglass.

Adventure Theatre presents The Snowy Day, a production based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. Jessica Burgess directs the story of a child exploring his first snowfall to life, with music and lyrics by Darius Smith. Scenic Designer Timothy Jones uses large, bold-colored slats to resemble apartment buildings, around which sit glittery snow […]

Fiddler on the Roof at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Jim Lawson as Tevye in 'Fiddler on the Roof.' Photo courtesy of Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Fiddler on the Roof, the timeless and beloved musical about faith, love, tradition, and hardships. Directed by Robert M. Kelly, this thrilling production yields plenty of humor and zest despite the trying subject matter. This is due in part to the superb music direction by Rollin E. Wehman, which is […]

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Carl Williams (Mitch Mahoney), Josh Goldman (Leaf Coneybear), Eric Hughes (Chip Tolentino), Matt Williams (William Barfee), Claire O’Brien (Marcy Park), Maureen Rohn (Olive Ostrovsky), Emily “EJ” Jonas (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere), and Amy Conley (Rona Lisa Perretti). Photo by Shane Canfield.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a wacky musical comedy about the prospect of winning, losing, and competition through the eyes of children. This madcap production is directed by Frank D. Shutts II, with musical direction by Christopher A. Tomasino.

A Christmas Carol at Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

Lyle Smithers as Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre. Photo by James Cullum.

When Christmastime comes around, there is one standout show that pops up all over town: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. A theatre and audience favorite, this production is re-imagined countless times, with each venue bringing its own unique qualities to the classic. However, with so many choices, which performance should you pick? Director Hans Bachmann adapts this famed story into one that musical lovers would particularly favor, presented by the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre.

A Christmas Carol at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Robert Heinly (Marley) and Marcus Fisk (Scrooge). Photo by Shane Canfield.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents A Christmas Carol, the beloved holiday classic by Charles Dickens about a miserly old man that is visited by three cautionary spirits on Christmas Eve. This superb production, directed by Robin Parker, has won the title of my personal favorite holiday show of the year.

White Christmas at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Dennis Clark (Phil Davis) and Jeffrey Shankle (Bob Wallace). Photo courtesy of Riverside Center Dinner Theatre. Shankle

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Based on the classic 1954 film, Jason J. Michael directs this charming musical that harkens back to a simpler time, and highlights the true values of Christmas.