Community Theater

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.

Excellent cast plays ‘The Absence of a Cello’ at Bowie Community...

The well-written play is literate and humorous — a drama with some funny bits.

‘Freaky Friday’ enchants and delights at Little Theatre of Alexandria

The charming Disney musical about a mom-and-daughter life swap captures the heart of audiences.

‘Big Fish’ is quite the catch at City of Fairfax Theatre...

Prepare to be reeled in by a big cast, a whopper of a story, and larger-than-life characters in this buoyant musical.

Silver Spring Stage announces 2023/24 season

Lineup includes three modern works, a Shakespeare comedy, a Sondheim musicao, and the return of the One-Act Festival.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ with heart and grace from Upper Room...

The talented cast and memorable musical numbers create a magical experience that audiences of all ages will cherish.

Rooftop Productions’ ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ has a stellar cast in...

The combination of dark comedy and suspense captivates from start to finish.

Entertaining ‘Revolutionists’ at Arts Barn entertains multiple feminisms

Arts on the Green and Silver Spring Stage present Lauren Gunderson's imagined confab among four opinionated historical women.

Remarkable theater-and-orchestra synergy in ‘Oliver!’

Prince William Little Theatre and the Manassas Symphony Orchestra deliver a captivating performance showcasing the talents in their community.

Humor and heartfelt meet cute in ‘First Date’ at Annapolis Summer...

A funny yet honest musical about modern dating and taking a chance on love.

Sterling Playmakers to present family musical ‘HONK!’

Heartwarming musical for all ages opens July 28 at Dominion High School.