After the Washington metro region’s late winter storm, let us all quote Shakespeare, “April…. Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” and step outside for some great Spring Theatre. As our nation’s hub of arts and culture, our region has the privilege to offer a wide variety of performances from modern to traditional theatre shows. We rounded up eleven of our favorite playing this Spring throughout the Washington metropolitan region, from the critically acclaimed razzle-dazzle performance of Chicago to one of the most celebrated classics, Footloose. Shake off those winter blues, and start your Spring off with a great show – theatre, dates, and ticket information below!
This epic musical brings you back to the turn of the 20th-century where 3 families of different social classes strive for the American dream. You’ll be blown away by the expansive musical scores as Ragtime clearly portrays the optimism and evident reality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Known as the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago is sure to dazzle. This six-time tony winner, set in 1920’s, is a classic portrayal of fame and fortune all the while being accompanied by show-stopping jazz numbers.
If you’re looking for a laugh than OR is the play for you! The New York Times calls it “A playful, funny and inventive comedy [with] formidable wit.”.
Based off of Joe Masteroff’s book, She Loves Me is a romance story based in the 1930s. Through charming musical numbers, you’ll see that opposites truly do attract.
In a world that is increasingly concerned with “political correctness”, this controversial yet hilarious play explores the instinctual nature of cultural bias. Radio station WGBH describes it as “Very, Very Funny and thought-provoking.”.
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Ever wondered what it’s like to be in a barbershop quartet? It’s not all fun and games and harmonious tunes. This funny yet tear-jerking play explores the lives of a barbershop quartet who are forced to replace one of their previous members. Will they be able to find harmony or will cultural differences be too great? You’ll have to see it to find out!
Sunday, April 23 | 12 p.m.
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It’s good ole’ William’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than to join the Folger Shakespeare Library for a day of festivities. This event includes Shakespeare performances, tours of the Folger library, crafts, and so much more. There’s truly something for everyone.
Considered Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Macbeth will be directed by Liesl Tommy at the Harman Center for the Arts.
A retelling of acclaimed playwright Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece. The play will be performed in Russian with projected English titles.
Even though this play isn’t starring Kevin Bacon it’ll be just as entertaining. With tons of music and dancing, you won’t be able to resist the urge to jive along.
Directed by John Patrick Shanley, this play offers a mix of emotions as you watch this love story unfold. NY Daily News calls it “A valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love.”.