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Sep
18
Wed
2019/2020 Homecoming Season @ Round House Theatre
Sep 18 2019 – Jul 3 2020 all-day

Round House Theatre’s meteoric rise continues in 2019 as we get ready to reopen our dramatically transformed theatre with a full six-play lineup that’s brimming with heart, soul, and a whole lot of humor.

Our “homecoming” launches with the Off-Broadway hit comedy, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh. Next, we’ll spark joy during the holidays with a run of Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 2020 kicks off with another Tony-winning sensation—the powerful and poignant musical Spring Awakening—followed by last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Cost of Living by Martyna Majok, whose award-winning Ironbound made its world premiere at Round House in 2015. We’ll close the season with THE LOVE/HATE REP, a bespoke juxtaposition of two electrifying comedies in rotating repertory—Big Love, Charles Mee’s contemporary take on a rollicking classic, alongside Hatef*ck, a fiery, new romantic comedy that just premiered Off-Broadway!

Jan
10
Fri
Unforgettable: A Tribute To Nat King Cole @ Arts Barn
Jan 10 – Jan 19 all-day
Unforgettable: A Tribute To Nat King Cole @ Arts Barn |  |  |

Arts on the Green presents “Unforgettable – A Tribute to Nat King Cole,” featuring Don Dillingham accompanied by the North Metro Jazz Collective. Don is joined on stage by special guest vocalists Lynn Veronneau, Jacie Lee, Iva Ambush & Andre Enceneat.

If you close your eyes and let the soft, elegant music envelop you, it will be as though Nat King Cole himself has stepped up to the microphone when Don Dillingham claims the music. Don has been winning over music fans for years with his smooth, soft baritone voice, perfectly emulating the legendary Nat King Cole with the same quiet dignity, style and sophistication. This tribute performance includes such iconic songs as “Unforgettable,” “When I Fall in Love,” and many more.

Recommended for ages 15 & up.

Jan
22
Wed
Spring Awakening @ Round House Theatre
Jan 22 – Feb 23 all-day
Spring Awakening @ Round House Theatre

For a repressed group of teenagers, the road to adulthood is fraught with suffocating confusion in Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Tony-winning adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s prescient 19th-century drama. As the adults in their lives exert control but withhold guidance, Melchior, Wendla, Moritz, Ilse, and their friends navigate blindly through the enigma of their burgeoning sexuality. Both haunting and high-octane, the score bristles with anthems to adolescence like “Mama Who Bore Me” and “The Bitch of Living,” and is infused with a blend of folk, pop, and rock that gives this tale unexpected soul. With generational gaps growing wider than ever, the angst and defiance at the heart of this boundary-pushing musical act as a bridge between our deeply personal yet wholly universal experiences.

Feb
1
Sat
Kids Open Call Auditions @ Adventure Theatre MTC Academy
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Be seen by professional casting directors from the Washington, DC area theatres at Adventure Theatre MTC’s 8th Annual Kids Open Call Audition! Kids have been cast at Keegan Theatre, Washington National Opera, Studio Theater, Arena Stage, Ford’s Theater, Olney Theater Center, NextStop Theatre, and several film and TV projects in the last year!

Who: Students, Grades 4–12

Date/Time: February 1, 2020 10am-4pm

Location:
Adventure Theatre MTC (Wintergreen Plaza)
837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Be prepared!

Bring: Headshots or a good photo. Please also provide a summary of experience or resume (Insider Tip! Print or attach experience on the back of photo). Final count for both of these items will be provided no later than February 10, 2020 to all registrants.

Prepare: Prepare 16 bars or a short section of a song. Musical Theater songs are preferable. Prepare a one-minute monologue or a speech. If you can, please bring sheet music in the appropriate key and with clearly marked cuts. An accompanist will be provided on the day of auditions. Student that do not have access to sheet music may sing without piano accompaniment.

Please note there is an $20.00 one-time administrative fee to sign up for an audition slot.

Questions? Email registrar@adventuretheatre-mtc.org.

Feb
5
Wed
Black Like Me An exploration of the word N████ @ Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm
Black Like Me  An exploration of the word N████ @ Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College

Black Like Me
An exploration of the word N████

Public Performance: Wednesday, February 5th 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Student Free Performance: Tuesday, February 4th 2020 @ 10:30 am

A poignant and pointed look at historic and ongoing oppression, Black Like Me demands that we confront our own privileges, prejudices, and deeply-ingrained wounds. Is it possible to redefine a blood-soaked term that was intended to dehumanize a people? How can a word so connected to racialized violence take on such subjectivity both within and outside of Black communities?

Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word N████ is a multidisciplinary work that explores the reverb of a single word in a global community. It considers the effects of the word, all its permutations, its history, and its casual use in Hip Hop culture. In collaboration with two of America’s leading Black media-design technologists and local activists, it asks if it is possible to redefine a word that was intended to belittle a people. Black Like Me combines physical, verbal, visual and sonic language to tell five narratives and perspectives in a unique way.

Seattle-based dance artist and choreographer Jade Solomon Curtis has been praised for her “silky lyricism and internal calm that is marvelous to watch” (NYC Dance). Featuring “distinct, developed characters, exquisite technique, and soulful presence” (SeattleDances), Curtis uses African, jazz, tap, ballet, musical theatre, and club dance vocabularies with emotion and razor-sharp purpose. This solo performance was built with collaborations from a team of activist-artists whose forward-thinking music, video, and lighting contributions create a layered, immersive experience.

Black Like Me raises important questions about language, history, and power through the lens of a singularly charged word.

For more information, visit our website at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac

Our location is central, with free parking and nearby public transportation

Wheelchair accessible

Public Performance Wednesday February 5th; Ticket Info:
All Students: $5.00
MC Faculty & Staff: $10.00
General Public: $15.00

Student Free Performance Tuesday February 4th; Ticket Info:
RSVP – FREE General Admission

Feb
8
Sat
Zomo The Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth @ Imagination Stage
Feb 8 – Mar 22 all-day
Zomo The Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth @ Imagination Stage

By Psalmayene 24
Music by Nick “tha1da” Hernandez
Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell
Best for ages 4+

Zomo- one hip-hoppity rabbit- is taking on Washington, DC. When Zomo is dissed and dismissed by the other tricksters in town, he turns to the Sky God for more power. The Sky God sends him on an impossible quest taking him from the breakdancing fish on the DC Waterfront, to the graffiti artist cow at the National Zoo, and finally to the DJ Leopard in Adams Morgan. Will Zomo find the power he’s seeking? Or will he wise up? This high-energy hip-hop adaptation of a Nigerian folktale, originally commissioned by Imagination Stage in 2009 (Helen Hayes-Nominated Outstanding Production- Theatre for Young Audiences), puts a local spin and lots of silly humor on the global tradition of trickster tales.

Feb
13
Thu
The Boy Detective Fails @ Greenberg Theatre
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

Young Billy Argo is a miraculous boy detective in the great tradition of the Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown. With the able assistance of his sister and his best friend, Billy can solve any crime that comes his way—except for the most challenging and disturbing puzzle of all. This unique and remarkable musical is by turns hilarious, hopeful, troubling, and deeply moving.

Feb
14
Fri
The Snowy Day @ Adventure Theatre
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – Apr 5 @ 12:00 am

This beautiful show follows the character of Peter and his friend Archie around the neighborhood in four of Ezra Jack Keats’ beloved tales, The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and A Letter to Amy. Renowned for his tender personality, the character of Peter faces relatable everyday challenges to which children of all ages will find delightfully entertaining.

The Boy Detective Fails @ Greenberg Theatre
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm

Young Billy Argo is a miraculous boy detective in the great tradition of the Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown. With the able assistance of his sister and his best friend, Billy can solve any crime that comes his way—except for the most challenging and disturbing puzzle of all. This unique and remarkable musical is by turns hilarious, hopeful, troubling, and deeply moving.

Feb
15
Sat
Thumbelina @ Imagination Stage
Feb 15 – Apr 5 all-day
Thumbelina @ Imagination Stage

Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale
Best for ages 4+

What happens when a girl no bigger than a thumb finds herself lost in a great big world? She takes control of the story, of course! In this plucky retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, Thumbelina sets off to find her place in a world where she does not seem to “fit,” meeting a bashful toad, a bullying band of maybugs, a helpful field mouse, and many more friends along the way. But is her story written for her? OR can she control her destiny? Inspired by Kamishibai – a form of Japanese street theatre that uses illustrated boards to create the story-this production features live video projections, puppetry, dioramas, and other theatre magic. Thumbelina will dazzle audiences with an eye-catching celebration of individuality and friendship.

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