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Not to Miss Theater performances and shows in Washington DC this festive season

Posted : 15 November 2018 05:44:27 | By TWO Bureau | GNN Bureau

Not to Miss Theater performances and shows in Washington DC this festive season

The seasonal vibes flow through these cant-miss holiday-themed theatrical performances in the nation's capital of USA

As the winter holidays near, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights illuminate the District and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s worth of revelry at DC's theater and performing arts venues.



‘A Christmas Carol’ – Nov. 15 – Dec. 30


Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace assumes the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a lavish Victorian-style musical production of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, the staging of which is a time-honored holiday tradition in the nation’s capital. Scrooge’s riveting journey alongside the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future is a joy even if you’ve experienced it a hundred times before – especially in one of the world’s most historic theatres.


Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004


‘An Irish Carol’ – Dec. 13-31


The Irish have something to say about that “Carol” of yours, Mr. Dickens. The Keegan Theatre stages this acclaimed play that subs pub-owning David for Scrooge. He’s distanced himself from his family through his profitable bar, but a visitor from the past, along with present figures and the prospect of a sad future could turn David around. With searing wit, fast-paced dialogue and a classic Irish sensibility, Matthew Keenan’s play is perfect for holiday laughs – and intended for audiences 16 and older.


Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church Street NW, Washington, DC 20036


‘The Joy of Christmas’ – Dec. 15-16


The Washington National Cathedral is a beautiful place to celebrate Christmas, as it becomes adorned with themed-lights and elaborate decorations each year. The Joy of Christmas is the Cathedral’s marquee event, featuring renditions of Christmas classics and a carol sing-along. This year’s event also boasts a new carol from composer Paul Moravec.


Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016


‘Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker’ – Dec. 16-17


The Music Center at Strathmore hosts the Moscow Ballet for what will be two nights of unforgettable performances of the classic Russian tale. The show will feature larger-than-life props and authentic Russian costumes and hand-painted sets. And of course, the Moscow Ballet is one of the most acclaimed in the world, meaning you’ll be able to witness masters of the craft just outside of DC city lines.


The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852


'The Nutcracker' – Nov. 24– Dec. 28

The Washington Ballet pulls out all the stops for this classic Christmas tale that features a special DC twist. The Russian ballet goes local thanks to a Nutcracker Prince in the likeness of George Washington and cherry blossom set designs. Set in historical Georgetown, you will be dazzled by an impressive roster of dancers and the beautiful Tchaikovsky score. The production is staged at THEARC Theatre for its first two nights, then shifts to the Warner Theatre from Nov. 29 – Dec. 28.
THEARC Theater Tickets  |  Warner Theatre Tickets
THEARC Theater, 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020
Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004


‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’ – Dec. 18-19


Yep, you read that right. This imaginative performance blends modern hip-hop choreography, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist to re-create The Nutcracker in truly original fashion. Adults will be wowed by the contemporary take on Tchaikovsky’s score while the kids revel in the hip-hop musical performances. This year, special guest emcee Kurtis Blow, best known for “The Breaks,” opens the show with a rapping introduction. Digital scenery will colour the background of this entertaining cultural mash-up that will be performed for two nights only at Strathmore’s Music Center.


The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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