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The only group in America that attempts to be funnier than the Congress, Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who satirize the very people and places that once employed them. They monitor events and personalities on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and other centers of power, taking a humorous look at serious issues and providing laughs for millions. Since they began over 20 years ago, Capitol Steps has become a Washington, DC institution for providing a tasteful blend of musical and political comedy.
Don Pasquale follows the misadventures of a young couple as they plot to marry and snatch their inheritance from a pompous old uncle before he gets married! Donizetti's score has it all: side splitting wit, melodic splendor, vocal fireworks, comic opera at its very best. Elizabeth Pringle directs our new English adaptation by Bari Biern, with conductor Stanley Thurston at the musical helm.
RJ goes home for the holidays, hoping to have a nice, relaxing time with his family and best friend. Things don't turn out as he expects when he arrives to find; his sister newly single, his Nana on a health kick, his mother dashing in and out and his father nervous about all of the strange behavior. Secrets are revealed and RJ is stuck in the middle of this fast-paced holiday farce for modern times.
What happens to poor Harlequin when he finds himself kidnapped by an all-powerful Prince with designs on his fiancée, the faint-hearted peasant Silvia? Will Harlequin speak truth to power and tell the Prince to go hang? Prepare for disguises, mistaken identities, palace intrigues and improbable romance in this delightful comic romp that ends, of course, in more than one surprising marriage.
Cecily and Gwendolyn know that the only really safe name for a suitable suitor is Earnest. But Algy and Jack, the two blundering bachelors who set out to woo them, don't let a little detail like that stand in their way. The main thing standing in their way is the formidable Lady Bracknell, who is intent on ensuring everything is properly buttoned up. Alas, the game of Victorian-era courting goes hilariously awry in this beloved classic comedy of manners.
As the star of his own musical autobiography, comedian/musician/storyteller Ahamefule J. Oluo is electrifying. Part experimental pop opera for 17-piece orchestra and part comedic storytelling piece, Now I'm Fine is compellingly energetic, blending original music with darkly comic personal monologues about illness, despair and regeneration. A virtuosic performance by vocalist okanomodé further illuminates this deeply relatable story that ranges from epic to intimate. Oluo's storytelling was recently featured on This American Life. He is the founder of the hard-jazz quartet Industrial Revelation and has collaborated with Macklemore, Das Racist, Hey Marseilles and many others.
Desperate to get out of a career in espionage, up-and-coming playwright Aphra Behn just landed her first commission for a professional company—if she can deliver her play by dawn. But in a world of sex and spies, can Aphra save the life of King Charles II and launch her budding writing career all in one night? With echoes of Restoration comedy, this playful farce is a rush of madcap antics and rollicking intrigue.
They're back! America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, make their long-awaited return to DC, following their 2011 hit! In Oy Vey in a Manger, we find these chicks with schticks (Rachel, Winnie, Trixie and Trampolina) trying to sell off their manger—yes, that manger—before it's foreclosed. Secrets are revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, and a raunchy good time is had by all.
From the comic imagination of STC favorite David Ives comes a Baroque buffet. Alceste, Molière's ruthless French truth-teller, becomes Frank, an aristocrat who despises hypocrisy—and, frankly, doesn't mind telling you so. His chief delight a well-aimed barb, Frank wreaks havoc in a world of pompous suitors and extravagant ladies, hurling abuse and affection with equal gusto as he vies with admirers for his beloved Celimene.
Experience Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol like never before--with this D.C. premiere from The Second City! The legendary comedy troupe brings its infamous improvisational skills and sketch comedy mastery to the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Journey through this wicked parody of "the night before Christmas" with Tiny Tim, three ridiculous ghosts, and a brilliant cast of The Second City's funniest comedians. Complete with an abundance of audience participation and an ever-changing roster of celebrity guests, this seasonal satire--written by former The Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by Marc Warzecha--is the perfect holiday event.
Seen by over ten million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.
When Oralene, the longtime director of small town Sylva Ridge's Christmas Pageant, suddenly passes away, the Silver Belles must come to the rescue! With the spirit of Oralene looking on, the sterling-hued vixens band together, discover their talents and pull out all the stops to keep the beloved pageant alive.