Community Theater

‘A Murder Is Announced’ twists and turns at Aldersgate Church Community...

The mystery adapted from an Agatha Christie novel is an entertaining evening of suspense.. By JULIA AMIS

Bethesda Little Theatre to stage world premiere of ‘TREES: A New...

Local composer Neal Learner drew inspiration from impact of large-scale development projects on the DC region over the past 20 years.

A triumphant production of ‘Into the Woods’ at The Arlington Players

The company comes through with an impeccable cast and smart tech. By FOSSE THORNTON

‘Communicating Doors’ does odd time warp at Rockville Little Theatre

Even the most sterling production would have difficulty making Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy-thriller work well. By BOB ASHBY

Silver Spring Stage’s One-Act Festival returns with a bang

A captivating compilation of five new shows by local artists, from fun-filled and poignant to thought-provoking. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

Star quality shines in Fauquier Community Theatre’s ‘Evita’

The show is filled to the brim with musical talent from its cast and live orchestra. By LAURA MILLS

A genial ‘Sherlock Holmes’ to enjoy, by Kentlands Community Players

With stellar performances, spot-on accents, and sumptuous Victorian costumes, this production was a thoroughly entertaining experience. By NICOLE HERTVIK

With a twinkle in its eye, ‘Matilda the Musical’ from 2nd...

The beloved story by Roald Dahl with talented children, exceptional adult performances, and a fantastic live orchestra. By SARAH SHAH

True heart and compassion in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at NOVA Nightsky...

Shakespeare's tragic romance is performed outdoors just as the weather is turning, providing a cool evening of poetry under the stars. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

Clowns steal the show in UpStage Artists’ ‘The 39 Steps’

The play is two hours of silly, slapstick humor disguised as a murder mystery and international spy thriller. By ANDY ARNOLD

Snobbery, satire, and song in ‘Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’...

Black comedy and marvelous performances send up class warfare and deadly ambition. By WILLIAM POWELL

‘Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van,’ an ambitious spoof...

It’s the quintessential nightmare parody of all things wrong with community theater. By DANA ROBERTS

Laugh-filled ‘Tartuffe’ mocks false piety at Colonial Players of Annapolis

The comic antics in this classic can connect to today's times. By CHARLES GREEN

Rude Mechanicals’ ‘Ill Met by Moonlight’ glows at Greenbelt Arts Center

The Rudes have thrown 'Midsummer Night's Dream' ingredients into the pot and produced some truly delicious results. By FOSSE THORNTON

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre announces 30th-anniversary season

The Frederick, Maryland, company to feature two regional premieres and a brand-new holiday musical.

A low-pizzazz but enjoyable ‘Alice in Wonderland’ from Sandy Spring Theatre...

Emerging and seasoned community theater performers tell the story of Alice and her journey down the rabbit hole. By NICOLE HERTVIK

Sold-out ‘Footloose’ caps Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s 57th season

A fun blend of music, singing, and dance based on the ’80s movie about a small town's dance ban — with a message that feels necessary today. BY CHARLES GREEN

Sublimely bonkers ‘Brute Farce’ debuts at Dominion Stage

As a 'proof of concept' production of a solidly laugh-out-loud script, this promising comedy is very worth catching. By JOHN STOLTENBERG

They got the beat: ‘Head Over Heels’ stuns at Wildwood Summer...

Every moment felt like a new discovery, and the show’s triumphant story radiated through every actor.

‘American Idiot’ rocks the early aughts at McLean Community Players

A good cast and a rocking score connect the audience in the joyous way that only music can.