Thursday, 14, September 2023
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5 Must-See Shows This Theatre Week
Explore a diverse array of performances across the DMV
Washington, DC’s beloved Theatre Week returns from September 21 until October 8. Kick off theatre season with a bang, as venues across the region offer a fabulous array of shows at three enticing price points. With each ticket priced at $20, $40, or $60, this special celebration allows you to indulge in multiple award-winning performances. From mesmerizing musicals to thought-provoking plays, timeless classics to groundbreaking new work, there’s a theatrical experience for every taste.
In addition to the participating productions, the festivities begin with an exciting kickoff festival and continue with a lineup of fantastic events throughout the week including an outdoor concert and a guided walking tour of DC’s iconic theatre venues. For the complete schedule, you can find Theatre Week’s complete programming
Embrace your theatrical side and secure your tickets today for our five must-see shows.
Moulin Rouge at the Kennedy Center: August 2 — September 24
Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, this extravagant production is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and love—it’s a captivating story told through musical mashups of songs you already know and love.
Evita from Shakespeare Theatre Company: September 5 — October 15
Under the direction of Sammi Cannold (Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment), a groundbreaking revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony Award-winning rock opera, Evita, takes the stage in DC. In a production that The Boston Globe hails as “Exceptional,” the story of Eva Perón’s meteoric journey to becoming Argentina’s First Lady is brought to life with heart and spectacle.
Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard at Ford’s Theatre: September 22 —October 15
This world premiere production is part of the ongoing Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions program. Playwright Pearl Cleage explores the historic election of Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first Black mayor. Set in the present day, the story travels back 50 years as citizens of the city reflect upon the significance of the pivotal election that turned Atlanta into a progressive example of the New South. Join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jackson’s election, with Cleage’s compelling storytelling expertly brought to life by director Seema Sueko.
Mrs. Doubtfire at National Theatre: October 10 — October 15
Everyone’s favorite nanny is headed to Washington, DC! Rob McClure will reprise his Tony-nominated Broadway performance in this internationally acclaimed hit musical critics call “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, Mrs. Doubtfire tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids.
Washington Improv Theater Presents: September 15 — October 21
For 25 years, Washington Improv Theater's experienced teams of comedians have taken a simple suggestion or story from an audience member and turned it into a never-before-seen comedy show. And because every performance is based on an audience suggestion, that night's show will never happen again! WIT’s homegrown talent has gone on to SNL, The Daily Show, HBO's Insecure and The White Lotus, and more.