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Arena Stage invites you to celebrate the American Voices that have shaped our country and the 2018/19 season! Showcasing America's cultural past, Arena Stage's artistic present and Southwest DC's culinary future, our Community Day is fun for the entire family.
Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf The Musical has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warmhearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and subpar toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season.
The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family.
From Road Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) comes another classic childhood story. The unlikely hero Matilda Wormwood is born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books, learning, and any information they can't get from television. Despite her parents, Matilda somehow manages to emerge a genius. Maybe even a magical one. However, she and the rest of the school are under the tyrannical rule of a deliciously devious villain, principal Agatha Trunchbull.
Matilda The Musical embraces the fearful and terrifying moments of childhood with humor, hard-earned optimism, and astoundingly witty musical numbers. Songs like "Miracle," "Naughty," and "Revolting Children" will ring true to adults and belong in the survival kit of any child making their way through preadolescence and beyond.
Performing in rotating repertory!
They're back! Chicago's most innovative theater company, The Hypocrites, returns with an encore engagement of their critically acclaimed, immersive and streamlined version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. To complete the repertory, they will also be introducing Olney Theatre audiences to their zany take on H.M.S. Pinafore. Enjoy either show from the promenade, where you sit onstage and move around the set as the action dictates. And don't forget to bring the kids! They can hang out in the ball pit and experience these Gilbert and Sullivan classics in a way they're sure to love and never forget.
A wizard stuck in a land far away from home, a scarecrow tied to a pole, a tinman rusted in a forest, and a lion afraid of his own shadow — their world as they know it is turned upside down and inside out when Dorothy arrives in Oz.
Join Synetic Theater's brand new adaptation of one of the most important cultural texts of the twentieth century, L. Frank Baum's American masterpiece The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Producing director Paata Tsikurishvili, director Ryan Sellers, and choreographer Tori Bertocci have created an environmental and spectacular adventure where verbal and nonverbal communication embrace each other in this innovative and heartfelt story of community, perseverance, and magic as they embark on their journey down the yellow brick road to bring Baum's characters to life.