You can bet your bottom dollar that there'll be plenty of fun when Annie takes over Onley Theatre Center for the holidays. Now celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Broadway debut, the musical sensation that started out life as a comic strip and then grew into a huge hit on stage and on the big screen shows no sign of outgrowing its iconic red dress and curls. The beloved story of a plucky young orphan who never gives up her dreams of finding a family, Annie brings back all the great characters you know and love, including the adorable scamp herself, the lovable Daddy Warbucks, his faithful assistant Grace and the wicked Miss Hannigan. Featuring unforgettable numbers like "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," this production, directed by Jason King Jones (Mary Poppins), will leave you with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.
The Washington Redskins face off against the ever-dangerous New York Giants at FedEx Field on Thanksgiving Day. The Redskins are looking to qualify for the playoffs once again, led by quarterback Kirk Cousins and All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman. The Giants' offense is sparked by long-time quarterback Eli Manning. Catch all the action on the field as you cheer on your home team!
Sweethearts on the hit '90s sitcom Living Single reunite on stage when Kim Coles and John Henton co-headline this comedy show at the Baltimore Comedy Factory. Known for her roles on In Living Color, Frasier and alongside Queen Latifah in Living Single, Coles is always in demand for her live stage and comedy performances. After sold-out performances of her one-woman show, Oh But Wait, There's More!, Coles returns to her first love: stand-up comedy. Henton made his mark in the '90s when he impressed Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show before scoring notable roles in two popular and long-running sitcoms: Living Single and The Hughleys. Since then, he's appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, The View, Conan and Politically Incorrect, among many others.
Cheer on the Washington Redskins from the best seats in the house with Dream Seats and Club Level Seating at FedEx Field. Catch all the on-field action from the first three rows with Dream Seats. With complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, soda and water on hand, you'll never be hungry or thirsty, and you'll enjoy exclusive access to the Club Level Concourse's leather chairs, HDTVs, four separate bars and Hooters restaurant. With Club Level seats, you can enjoy elite views in the 300 Level while feasting on food options like Ben's Chili Bowl and Phillips Seafood. Or, step away to dine at sit-down eateries like MGM National Harbor Club. With big-screen TVs hanging everywhere, you'll never miss a minute of the action.
Veteran D.C.-area actor Paul Morella (The Pelican Brief, The District, The Wire) presents a fresh spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in his one-man stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas. Adapted from Dickens' original novella and reading tour, Morella's solo version transports you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended -- in his own words -- and rediscover this timeless classic presented as a masterful solo performance. This critically acclaimed production at Olney Theatre Center has become a holiday must-see.
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her crabby sidekick, Sebastian. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some "help" from a sea witch named Ursula, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Eric. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable captures hearts with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at Olney's Carl Freeman Auditorium.
With eye-popping costumes, stirring choreography and Tchaikovsky's timeless score, Ballet Theatre of Maryland's performance of The Nutcracker will enchant the entire family. This annual holiday ballet tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll one Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect place to experience this much-beloved production that always dazzles with its battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy.
What happens after "happily ever after?" Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods answers that question, skillfully interweaving several classic fairy tales into one epic story that goes beyond the happy endings to show what happens when a fairy-tale world gets real. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), a Baker, his Wife and, of course, the Witch. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where everything doesn't always end happily. Don't miss this humorous and heartfelt chase through the woods, featuring such unforgettable songs as "No One Is Alone," "Children Will Listen" and "Giants in the Sky," when Into The Woods comes to Catonsvillie's Rice Auditorium.
Everything's bigger in Texas, and that includes Christmas. In fact, the overheated holiday spirit of one tiny Texas town is enough to melt the North Pole in A Tuna Christmas. Radio station news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report live on the holiday craziness that has gripped Tuna, Texas (population: 24), including an imperiled A Christmas Carol staging and a sabotaged yard-decorating contest. Enjoy this hilarious holiday play at the Bowie Playhouse.
An original adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption and holiday cheer comes to the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater for the first time. A Christmas Carol -- A Ghost Story of Christmas is a haunting yet heartwarming -- and frequently very funny -- reimagining of the journey of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghostly spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve. This adaptation of the classic tale puts the story's supernatural elements front and center for a high spirited and spooky production that prompted a critic for the Hartford Advocate to opine, "If Alfred Hitchcock had done A Christmas Carol, he'd have done it exactly like this."
The family holiday classic Frosty the Snowman comes to life on the stage at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown. Frosty the Snowman makes a triumphant return and gets everyone in the holiday spirit! The hourlong musical is preceded by a snack lunch featuring your choice of a slice of oven baked cheese pizza or an all beef hot dog.
From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like Spies Among Us, which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and Exquisitely Evil, a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. Exquisitely Evil features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more.
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The Fairfax Ballet's performance of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker has been a beloved D.C.-area holiday tradition for more than two decades. This famed yuletide ballet tells the story of a young Clara, a girl who receives a magical nutcracker toy one Christmas Eve and dreams that he comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Mouse King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This always-engaging production features professional guest artists, along with company dancers and students from the Russell School of Ballet.
Comedian-actor Rodney Perry brings the live version of his popular Bounce TV show Off the Chain to Baltimore Comedy Factory. He's hosted and performed on the popular stand-up show for the past two seasons, welcoming top comics like Kim Coles and Cocoa Brown, among many more. This Louisiana-raised funnyman also scored a starring role in the Tyler Perry film Madea's Big Happy Family, and performed co-hosting duties on BET's The Mo'Nique Show, as well as Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?, TV One's comedy competition series.
Prepare to be shocked by uncanny mental feats and otherworldly occurrences at Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities, hosted by two of the Washington, D.C. area's top magicians. In this show at the Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbour, Willard Royal and Peter Wood blend magic, mentalism and a healthy dose of clean comedy for an intimate and up-close performance that harkens back to the private parlor magic shows that dazzled high society crowds more than a century ago. Come dressed in your finest cocktail attire for this extraordinarily enchanting performance.
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block, at least until he finds his muse: Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. In a classic case of mistaken identity and backstage theatrics, Will's love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his first masterpiece. This charming adaptation of the Academy Award-winning screenplay offers a smattering of allusions that will delight anyone familiar with the Bard--or simply the English language. Enjoy Shakespeare in Love at Center Stage's Head Theater in Baltimore.
What happens when castaways, cannibals, several Amazon warriors and a pair of French pirates converge on a mysterious island? Hijinks, that's what! Don't miss the regional premiere of this Jacobean comedy by two of Shakespeare's contemporaries and collaborators, John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. Enjoy The Sea Voyage at The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory.
If a full day of walking the National Mall and visiting the D.C. monuments sounds exhausting, skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around in a slick electric roadster. You'll get to visit all the sites on your list while getting first-class treatment as your Urban Adventures tour guide shuttles you between the Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln memorials, while providing the inside scoop on the White House, Capitol Building and Smithsonian Museum. During your guided tour of just over two hours, you'll also get great tips on other things to see in D.C., plus suggestions for the best places to eat and drink in the capital.
Chris Distefano, star of the MTV and MTV2 shows Girl Code and Guy Code, has a doctorate in physical therapy -- but he's a master of comedy. And when you catch his high-energy comedy show, you'll see why. With hilarious impressions of his New Yorker family members, Distefano is a regular at all the top NYC clubs, including Caroline's, The Comic Strip and Gotham Comedy Club, and recently premiered his first half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central. Distefano has appeared on The Late Show, has been heard on Sirius XM radio, and has been featured in multiple national Nike commercials alongside JB Smoove. Catch him when he headlines Magooby's Joke House in Lutherville.
Stand-up comic Rip Michaels is best known for his appearances on shows like According to Him + Her, BET's ComicView and his work as a recurring cast member on MTV2's Wild 'N Out. With his hilarious take on relationships, world issues and the therapeutic values of the good life, Rip has quickly become a rising star on the comedy scene. Come on out to the Baltimore Comedy Factory and catch this winner of the 2013 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition live.