A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres - February 2012 Offerings

We've been very lucky with the mildest winter I can remember since I moved to the DC area in 1985. And in February the list of theatre productions gracing our local stages are diverse and offer an endless amount of possibilities. So while the snow is on vacation why not visit your Nation's Capital and take in some of these shows. Here's my list of what I am looking forward to seeing and links to other productions playing in February. Buy some tickets and support your local theatres.


A-Theatre-Lovers-Guide-to-DCCapital-Area-Theatres-February-2012-Offerings-20010101I am most excited about having Maurice Hines back in at MetroStage directing and choreographing another musical, and Peter Pan being given a new production at the always high-flying No Rules Theatre Company. The In Series will provide another toe-tapping intimate production at Source, Synetic Theater is introducing a new original work, Round House Theatre is presenting one of my favorite recent Broadway plays, and I can't wait to see what magic Director Shirley Serotsky will do with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding at Constellation Theatre Company. And I love WSC's work and I am eagerly awaiting their production of Les Justes, and Yellowman at Rep Stage, and The Miracle Worker at the new Compass Rose Studio Theater - all performed in intimate spaces. And finally I am looking forward to seeing Doorway Arts Ensemble's World Premiere of Allyson Currin's Hercules in Russia, which is being helmed by the one of my favorite directors - Jessica Lefkow. It's one heck of a month coming up on DC area stages.

From February 1st to 26th, Next Fall, at Round House Theatre, in Bethesda, MD.

From February 2nd to March 4th, Blood Wedding, at Constellation Theatre at Source in Washington, DC.

From February 8th to 26th, Yellowman, at Rep Stage, in Columbia, MD.

From February 8th to March 4th, Peter Pan; the Boy Who Hated Mothers, at No Rules, Theatre Company, at H Street Playhouse, in Washington, DC.

From February 9th to March 4th, New Movements: Genesis Reboot at Synetic Theater, in Arlington, VA.

From February 9th to March 11th, Les Justes, at WSC Avant Bard, in Arlington, VA.

February 10th to March 1st, The Miracle Worker, at Compass Rose Studio Theatre, in Annapolis, MD.

From February 10th to March 4th, Hercules in Russia at Doorway Arts Ensemble, in Silver Spring, MD.

February 13th to March 11th, Civilization (all you can eat), at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, in Washington, DC.

From February 14th to 25th, Oxygen at Taffety Punk at Capitol Hill Workshop, in Washington, DC.

From February 16th to March 10th, The Language Archive at Forum Theatre, in Silver Spring, MD.

From February 24th to March 2nd, From Shuffle to Show Boat, at The In Series, at Source, in Washington, DC.

Through March 18th, Josephine Tonight at MetroStage, in Alexandria, VA.


A-Theatre-Lovers-Guide-to-DCCapital-Area-Theatres-February-2012-Offerings-20010101From February 3rd to 26th, Almost, Maine, at 1st Stage, in Tyson's Corner, in McLean, VA.

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Joel Markowitz Joel Markowitz grew up in Buffalo, NY. At a young age, between shoveling snow and eating hot Buffalo wings, he fell in love with theatre, particularly musical theatre. Moving to the DC area after graduating from Syracuse University, Joel founded The Ushers Theatre Going Social Group, where he leads groups to performances in the DC area, and theatre weekends in NYC and Philadelphia. This year, The Ushers is celebrating its 21st anniversary. Joel also coordinates Broadway Bound Meetup groups in the DC, Baltimore, and VA areas.

In May 2011, Joel became the Editor and Senior Columnist for Maryland Theatre Guide, after writing his popular column Theatre Schmooze, and recording interviews with DC, Philadelphia, and New York actors, directors, and composers for DC Theatre Scene for 5 years. Joel is also a regular contributor on the weekly NYC radio program ‘The Lunch and Judy Show’ where he talks with host Judy Stadt about theatre in NYC and the DC area. Joel is a fan of Stephen Sondheim, William Finn, Jason Robert Brown and Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. His favorite musicals include Ragtime, The Secret Garden, Spring Awakening, Gypsy, The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd, The Last Five Years, and In The Heights. He is a huge supporter of children's theatre. Joel is also a Buffalo Sabres fan, so you may see him at hockey rinks, as well as at stage doors, where he schmoozes with the stars.

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