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Charm City’s own ‘Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

An adaptation that will enchant local audiences for generations to come. By COLLEEN KENNEDY

Fun with a trickster dad in ‘Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins’...

Parents and kids 5 and up will appreciate the well-made puppets, the extravagant set, and the dizzying variety of characters. By JILL KYLE-KEITH

Heartfelt ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ inspires belief at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

The show warms the heart, melts cynicism, and entertains young and old alike. By WILLIAM POWELL

Stunning enchantment in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘’Twas the Night Before…’

Now playing in Baltimore through December 3, the holiday extravaganza is a celebration of family and joy. By JULIAN OQUENDO

Colorful ‘White Christmas’ charms at Classic Theatre of Maryland

The show celebrates music, singing, and dancing, and the actors hit all the right comic and emotional moments. By CHARLES GREEN

The Puppet Co.’s 35th annual ‘Nutcracker’ brings joy to a new...

Besides the rousing Tchaikovsky score, the show has snippets from fairy tales, re-creations from traditional stories, and new segments that work wonders. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is a heartwarmer at Riverside Center for...

Meredith Willson’s tune-filled musical, based on the classic film of the same name, is a seasonal treat that's fun for all ages. By JEFFREY WALKER

Fantastical musical ‘Dragon King’s Daughter’ debuts at Kennedy Center

A talented cast, great designers, and popping fresh music make a crowd-pleaser perfect for the holidays. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

An untraditional ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ plays Olney Theatre Center

This enjoyable production is also a complicated one. By ERIC COLCHAMIRO

Pint-size ‘Lion, Witch and Wardrobe’ a big success at Adventure Theatre...

Provoking giggles and shouts, two versatile actors draw young audiences into the classic C.S. Lewis story. By HANNAH ESTIFANOS

‘A Year of Frog and Toad’ showcases Imagination Stage at its...

The show is elegant and dignified while still being full of laughs and spark that keep kids engaged and entranced. By SARAH SHAH

A delightful ‘Arms and the Man’ at Washington Stage Guild

Shaw's comedy takes witty aim at class distinctions and military pomposity in a plot that any rom-com writer could envy. By BOB ASHBY

IN Series realizes Verdi’s dream with ‘The Promised End’

Nanna Ingvarsson's acting is magnetic, and the intimate experience allows us to appreciate the sheer beauty of the human voice. By SOPHIA HOWES

‘Public Obscenities’ unpacks private desires at Woolly Mammoth

The play is strongest when examining moments of cultural tension for LGBTQ Bengalis. By D.R. LEWIS

Flamenco Aparicio Dance Co. feels family ties in GALA’s Fuego Flamenco...

The evening's 'Enredo' was all about give and take, a generosity of spirit, and love-loving fun, the essence of familia. By SUSAN GALBRAITH

With ‘Insight,’ Gin Dance Company founder Shu-Chen Cuff takes final bow

Flowers overflow Capital One Hall stage as the celebrated Taiwanese American dancer and choreographer retires from performing. By LISA TRAIGER

Music and architecture converse in PostClassical Ensemble’s ‘Bouncing Off the Walls’

A bold, eccentric program at Kennedy Center brings together two art forms and discovers new ideas about concepts they share. By SUSAN GALBRAITH

Iris Bahr’s solo show ‘See You Tomorrow’ is almost stand-up at...

Her intimate story about family and grief finds the humor in life’s most serious moments and the poignancy in life’s most comical. By JACOB CANSLER

Grief tests Black women’s friendship in ‘Long Time Since Yesterday’ at...

Wrestling with themes of love and sense of self, the entire Howard Players cast surrenders to the story. By WHIT DAVIS

Hit cabaret celebrating Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen returns to Signature

Danielle Wertz and Robbie Schaefer showcase two powerful storytellers who have shaped the folk music songbook since the 1960s.