Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/12/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/12/2014 ELF THE MUSICAL
Kennedy Center [Opera House]
12/17-1/15/2014
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/12/2014 FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]
12/25-1/19/2014
FLASHDANCE tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works by day as a steel mill welder, and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream. The original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing over $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio around the world including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new original songs have been written for the stage by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary. FLASHDANCE features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas), and Robert Cary, music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth and direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).
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THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1/10-2/16/2014
Tectonic Theater Project's World Premiere Presentation January 10-February 16, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater Bursting with soulful music and poetic storytelling, The Tallest Tree in the Forest combines the theatrical talents of award-winning artist Daniel Beaty (Emergence-See!) with acclaimed director Moises Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project). Discover the true story of Paul Robeson, hailed as the 'best known black man in the world' for his incomparable singing and acting, brought low by accusations of disloyalty to America. Backed by a live band, Beaty brings "his signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" (New York Times) to more than 20 characters, asking the question, how does a man remain an artist when his soul cries out to be an activist?
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THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
Arena Stage
1/10-2/16/2014
The Kreeger Theater:Daniel Beaty; dir: Mois
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TRIBES
The Studio Theatre
1/8-2/16/2014
Mead Theatre:Nina Raine; dir: David Muse.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The Shakespeare Theatre Company
1/16-3/9/2014
Lansburgh Theatre:Oscar Wilde; dir: Keith Baxter.
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