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Set sail with the most infamous pirate of all time in a riotous, rowdy high-seas adventure from the creators of The Witches of Eastwick, Brother Russia, and The Fix.
After learning he's a wanted man by the British army, Blackbeard and his merry crew of maritime marauders embark on a fantastical journey across the globe to raise an undead pirate army from the depths of the sea. Hilarious, wildly original, and immersively staged entirely on a pirate ship, Blackbeard is a fresh musical salute to the Seven Seas.
The only group in America that attempts to be funnier than the Congress, Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who satirize the very people and places that once employed them. They monitor events and personalities on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and other centers of power, taking a humorous look at serious issues and providing laughs for millions. Since they began over 20 years ago, Capitol Steps has become a Washington, DC institution for providing a tasteful blend of musical and political comedy.
Ken Ludwig, the Tony Award-winning playwright of Lend Me a Tenor, is back with A Comedy of Tenors, another farce set on the precipice of a big concert in 1936 Paris. When star tenor Tito Merelli refuses to perform, the American impresario Saunders and his sidekick Max stumble upon Beppo the bellman, who happens to look exactly like Tito and has a voice to match. Throw in a couple of young lovers caught in flagrante delicto, Tito's fiery wife, a randy Russian diva, and some slamming doors, and the result is an uproarious adult evening of laughter and love.
What if you finally try moonlight rock climbing? What if you call your Uncle Ted out on his godawful toupee? What if you call in drunk — sorry, sick — to work on Friday? What if you get up the courage to tell your mom you actually hate her meatloaf? How different could your life be because of one seemingly innocuous choice?
Before you decide, let the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre — the world's most audacious improv troupe, which launched the careers of Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon, Ellie Kemper, and Bobby Moynihan — play out your potential futures in front of your eyes…just to be sure they won't make your life a complete disaster.
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.
Fallen Angels is Noel Coward's smash hit comedy about the rivalry between two housewives awaiting the arrival of their exotic former lover.
Julia's and Jane's husbands go out of town for a golf trip the same weekend Maurice is coming to visit — both ladies had their last fling before marriage with the suave Maurice. Dramatizing female sexual desire and frustration, the first performances in 1925 outraged critics and was labeled "shocking and obscene."
A chance encounter at a London train stop changes the course of life for two people in the hit Broadway play Heisenberg, written by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).
After mistaking him for someone else, Georgie finds herself improbably drawn to the much older Alex. Their instant connection ignites a tender, funny and intimate journey in an electric new play directed by Joe Calarco.
Things take a darkly hilarious turn, with the highly anticipated world premiere of Ian Allen's How to Win a Race War. The three-part comic satire, replete with song-and-dance numbers, is a parody of white supremacist "race war" fiction, which has proliferated in the years since Timothy McVeigh named William Pierce's The Turner Diaries as inspiration for his brutal 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.
Spanning more than three centuries of civilization, How to Win a Race War, written and directed by Ian Allen, takes the audience on an epic journey from one end of the white supremacist bookcase to the other: from the fear of slave rebellions in the antebellum South, to the militant skinhead scene of 1990's Boston, and way beyond — into a liberal dystopian future packed with the sort of orchestrated chaos we are seeing from these dangerous groups today. Part satire, part exposé, and part horror show, How to Win a Race War is guaranteed to be an experience like no other.
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.
Psychic Cabaret is a mind-boggling and hysterical new show by mind reader and psychic entertainer Michael Jons. During his lightning-paced performance, Jons astonishes the audience with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like power to persuade, and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the private thoughts of total strangers. But the show's highlight is the dazzling variety of psychic readings that Jons does, instantly and memorably, for lucky members of the audience.
Seen by over 10 million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up-to-the-minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.
In this outrageous satire about stereotypes, political correctness flies out the window as two Chinese-American siblings search for their authentic selves. Albert Chen is a computer programmer so modest he lets others take credit for his work. His sister Jennifer, a doctor, is so professionally driven she can't sustain a relationship (even if she could find someone worthy of her work ethic). Despite their Ivy League educations, musical virtuosity, and impeccable manners, the siblings mount a delayed adolescent rebellion against their disappointed mother (and equally demanding father): They embark on an "Asian Freedom Tour" that takes them to the People's Republic of China, where the tour goes terribly wrong.
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theater festival, but the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends, Susan and Heidi. Follow four friends on their hilarious journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression.
With music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell, [title of show] is a musical about four friends writing a musical about four friends writing a musical.
This intimate and no-holds-barred drama chronicles Dick Gregory's rise as the first black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. His comedy spared no one — least of all the politicians, celebrities, and white supremacists who were part of his regular audience. In confronting bigotry head-on with biting humor and charm, Gregory turned his activism into an art form, risking his own safety at each performance. Turn Me Loose is an exuberant and raw tribute to Gregory's life as a civil rights activist, comic genius, and unapologetic provocateur.
The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
Based on the hit film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding SInger is a big-singing, big-dancing, big hair tribute to the 1980's, featuring music by Matther Skylar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin.
Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves is a challenging Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about the lives of suburban high school girls. The play takes you inside a world inhabited by girls at their daily soccer warm-ups.
The Wolves are undefeated, and they plan to stay that way. Fiercely competitive and enormously talented, these nine high school girls gather each Saturday to battle it out at their indoor soccer league and leave it all — body and soul — on the field. However, when the world outside the game starts to creep onto their turf, will the pack be able to stick together? The Wolves is a ferociously funny and achingly honest portrait of the warriors that are teenage girls.