Based on the book series and the 1964 Disney film of the same name, Mary Poppins the musical tells the story of the extraordinary English nanny who cares for the children at number 17 Cherry Tree Lane. With gravity-defying tea parties and inanimate objects coming to life, the show follows Mary Poppins as she teaches the children lessons for life and puts their family back together with favorite songs like "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Let's Go Fly a Kite."
This world-renowned production tells the story of a nutcracker who comes to life, taking its owner, Clara, on a fantastical journey through a magical world populated by the rose queen, sugar plum fairies and an army of evil rats. The enchanting tale is performed by companies large and small during the holiday season, as a beloved tradition. The spectacular dances and incomparable score by Tchaikovsky have cemented themselves in the hearts and imaginations of popular culture, enduring for decades as a classic.
Round House Theatre BethesdaDecember 18, 2014 7:30 PM
4545 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
This fresh theatrical interpretation of "The Nutcracker" reinvents E.T.A. Hoffmann's original holiday tale with lots of humor and heart -- and no ballet. After the loss of her brother in the Marines, young Clara sets out on a journey to save her grieving family, with the help of a remarkable nutcracker. Full of magic, hope and fun, this contemporary retelling weaves together a delightful original score and dialogue and amazing puppetry, and shines a light on the healing power of the imagination. Please see the full event description for details on talkbacks and other audience events.
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper ClubDecember 18, 2014 7:30 PM
7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
With hits like "Surfin' Safari" and "California Girls," it's easy to think of The Beach Boys as a summertime, sand-between-your-toes kind of band. But the Southern California rockers also produced a Christmas album, with wintertime tunes like "Little Saint Nick," "The Man With All the Toys" and "Santa's Beard." You can hear those holiday favorites -- as well as some surf-guitar versions of Christmas classics -- when The Beach Boys tribute band Still Surfin' takes the stage at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club.
Atlas Performing Arts CenterDecember 18, 2014 7:30 PM
1333 H Street, Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, presents its holiday show at Washington, D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center. Come make music with Step Afrika!, DJ Frosty the Snowman and their furry friends from the animal kingdom in this special seasonal performance. Equally inspired by African and modern dance, stepping combines kicks, stomps, claps and chants into an overwhelming, high-energy experience of movement and sound. The Washington company has achieved worldwide renown for its mastery of the art and electrifying live shows, and this festive celebration of the season promises to be no exception.