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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/18/2014 CHILDREN OF EDEN
KENNEDY CENTER
5/19-5/19/2014
From Stephen Schwartz and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Freely based on the story of Genesis, CHILDREN OF EDEN is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."A large cast is needed to take on the story of the Old Testament in this moving, foot-stomping musical. CHILDREN OF EDEN is a wonderful show to perform for children and students. 
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/18/2014 STATE FAIR
Fresta Valley Christian School
5/22-5/24/2014
Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Tom Briggs & Louis Mattioli; Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II and the Novel by Phil Stong
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THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
Folger Theatre
4/17-5/25/2014
William Shakespeare.
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CINDERELLA: THE REMIX
Imagination Stage
4/9-5/25/2014
Psalmayene 24 ; music: Nick Hernandez; dir: Psalmayene 24 .World Premiere
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CURTAINS
Silhouette Stages
5/16-5/25/2014

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HENRY IV, PARTS 1 AND 2
The Shakespeare Theatre Company
3/25-6/8/2014
Sidney Harman Hall:William Shakespeare; dir: Michael Kahn.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/18/2014 SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER
Arena Stage
4/25-6/8/2014
Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock 'n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized '50's setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE isn't just great pop music - it's compelling musical theatre.Words and Music by Leiber & Stoller
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SMOKEY JOE?S CAF
Arena Stage
4/25-6/8/2014
Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; dir: Randy Johnson.
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