Stage: Spring Arts 2012

Theater, Musicals and Plays

Published on March 22, 2012, 1:00am | Comments

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3333 14th St. NW

Five Hours with Mario -- An homage to Miguel Delibes, one of Spain's leading writers, who died in 2010 (3/30-31)
Puro Tango -- A celebration of the tango, directed by Hugo Medrano (4/19-29)
Puerto Rico…¡fuá! -- A hilarious and satirical take on the most notorious times in history of the island and the development of today's ''Boricua,'' Carlos Ferrari's musical was an instant hit in Puerto Rico when it first opened. Hugo Medrano directs (6/7-7/1)


Various Locales

De mi Corazon latino -- A Latin-American songbook celebration featuring Mexican tenor Jesus Daniel Hernandez, mentored by Placido Domingo himself (4/13-4/21, Source)
Idomeneo -- One of Mozart's early operas (6/9-6/17, Atlas)


Church Street Theatre
1742 Church St. NW

Working the musical -- Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) adapted his musical about what it means to work from the book by Studs Terkel (4/14-5/13)
Spring Awakening -- Inspired by Frank Wedekind's controversial 1891 play about teenage sexuality and society's efforts to control it, the piece features a sensational rock score by Duncan Sheik (6/2-7/8)
CUCHULLAIN -- Aaron can't pay his drug dealer and won't get a soul-numbing job -- so he dares to take on the welfare state in this dark and comic ride from Irish playwright Rosemary Jenkinson (6/9-7/1)
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY -- Tracy Letts's family saga won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Directed by Mark Rhea (8/3-26)


''Addams Family'' coming to Kennedy Center

''Addams Family'' coming to Kennedy Center

2700 F St. NW

Come Fly Away -- A tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra from the great choreographer Twyla Tharp (4/18-4/29, Eisenhower)
First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb -- Eric Schaeffer mounts his acclaimed production that celebrates the team behind Kiss of the Spider Woman, Cabaret and Chicago (6/8-7/1, Eisenhower)
Memphis -- The 2010 Tony-winning musical about a white radio DJ who, in the 1950s, tries to help a black club singer make it big (6-7/1, Opera House)
The Addams Family -- The world of Gomez, Morticia and Lurch are brought to life in this dark, comic musical (7/10-7/29, Opera House)


1201 North Royal St.

Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! -- Jay Alvarez recounts his family's gripping escape from Cuba in 1964 in this one-man show (4/4-4/22)


1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Beauty and the Beast -- Disney's stage version of its hit film returns for a limited run (6/12-24)


2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, Md.

The 39 Steps -- Four actors play over 150 in this comedic adaptation of Hitchcock's famous thriller. In it, a suave, somewhat bored Englishman who naively agrees to date a mysterious woman he meets at the theatre and finds himself in a world of spies and adventures (4/18-5/14)
Sleuth -- A wealthy mystery novelist invites his wife's lover to his elegant, yet isolated country estate for a game of cat and mouse. We won't spoil the surprise for those who've never seen it, but even if you know whodunit, Sleuth remains one of the best thrillers ever conceived for the stage (6/13-7)
Little Shop of Horrors -- Fun with singing man-eating plants. By the same team who later wrote Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Horrors has a bright pop sensibility steeped in the music of the '50s (8/1-8/26)


10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Md.

Las Meninas -- Set in the court of France's Louis XIV, Lynn Nottage's drama is an irreverent and incisive reconsideration of the historical scandal involving Queen Marie-Therese and a unique gift from Africa (4/18-5/6)


4545 East-West Highway
Bethesda, Md.

Crown of Shadows: the wake of odysseus -- A gripping, modern take on The Odyssey uses contemporary language and leanings to paint a chilling portrait of the family the warrior leaves behind. A World Premiere written by Jason Gray Platt. Directed by Blake Robison (4/11-5/6)
Double Indemnity -- When hard-boiled Walter Huff meets femme fatale Phyllis Nirlinger, the wife of one of his wealthy clients, he quickly realizes that she wants to get rid of her husband -- and decides to help her do it. An adaptation of the legendary novel by James Cain (5/30-6/24)

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