11 Shows Opening in DC This November
We hope your calendar is clear this November, since there’s a lot to see this November in DC. Check out this sampling of 11 shows opening this month from a circus-infused theatrical adaptation of Moby Dick, to provocative plays like Straight White Men and The Christians, to holiday classics like A Christmas Carol and The Secret Garden. With a wealth of productions like these, there really is something for everyone.
What better way to celebrate the start of the holiday season than with one of the most beloved tales of all time? If you’re looking for something “Supercalifragalisticexpialidocious” to do this November, look no further than Mary Poppins at the Olney Theatre beginning November 2.
Milk Like Sugar
When a life-altering “pregnancy pact” changes 16-year-old Annie Desmond’s life she’s torn between her allegiance to the pack and her ambitions of college. If you’re looking for a riotous tale about young women on the brink of maturity, Mosaic Theatre Company has you covered this November with Milk Like Sugar. Don’t miss performances beginning November 2.
Avant Bard is at it again with a world premiere inspired by Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew beginning November 3. No, it’s not 10 Things I Hate About You, but TAME written by one of DC’s most provocative young playwrights involves a young woman returning home to grieve over the loss of her lesbian lover who recently committed suicide.
Six Degrees of Separation
One of the greatest American plays of all time at the intimate Keegan Theatre? Sign us up. If you’re looking for something splendidly funny and often disquieting, this is the pick for you. See it beginning November 5.
Straight White Men
Young Jean Lee has been hailed by The New York Times as “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation.” Come found out why with her razor-sharp comedy, Straight White Men at Studio Theatre beginning November 9.
The Secret Garden
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon, The Secret Garden is a magical theatrical experience filled with lush music and enchanting visuals. This timeless story of hardship turned into hope, beauty discovered in unlikely places, and the power of a child’s imagination is a sure bet for a beautiful fall musical experience. Check it out at Shakespeare Theatre beginning November 15.
Lucas Hnath’s drama The Christians is both epic and intimate with a live choir. This provocative play offers an unflinching look at faith and its power to unite or divide. Head to Theater J starting November 16.
A Christmas Carol
This annual production has been a Washington tradition for 35 years. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. This year, for the first time, the first preview of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre will be powered by TodayTix. Enter the Lottery to win free tickets.
A View From the Bridge
The Young Vic production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge wowed Broadway audiences and took home two Tony Awards. Now you can see this acclaimed revival as it passes through DC – stopping, of course, at The Kennedy Center.
Innovative staging fused with bold circus work turns this seafaring classic into a death-defying experiment in aerial storytelling. Climb aboard with Captain Ahab and the crew of the good ship Peqoud at Arena Stage in Moby Dick beginning November 18 this holiday season in their quest for the great white whale.
This eight-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dreams when a beautiful young woman comes into his life unexpectedly. Don’t miss the theatrically breathtaking musical, Once, in its limited engagement at The National beginning November 25.
- A Christmas Carol
- a view from the bridge
- Arena Stage
- Avant Bard
- Ford's Theatre
- Keegan Theatre
- mary poppins
- Milk Like Sugar
- Moby Dick
- Mosaic Theatre Company
- Olney Theatre
- Shakespeare Theatre
- Six Degrees of Separation
- Straight White Men
- Studio Theatre
- The Christians
- The Kennedy Center
- The National
- The Secret Garden
- Theater J