Ain’t Misbehavin’ — Saturday, August 20

Join us on Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. at Elden Street Players to see Ain’t Misbehavin’.
Price: $26 by check or $28 by paypal for members and $29/$32 for non-members

It’s closing night of The snazzy, jazzy, finger-snapping, toe-tapping Ain’t Misbehavin’ in the intimate Elden Street Players’ Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon, VA.

For 20 years, my other social group The Ushers has ended its season watching ESP’s summer musical and our own Vonda McCrae reviewed the show for my website Maryland Theatre Guide and raved:

“For two hours, I really felt like I was in 1930’s Harem. I was disappointed when the show ended and I had to come back to the reality. ESP’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a ‘Must See’ theatrical event. So don’t forget to ‘Grab a jug an’ cut the rug, because that joint was really jumpin’’.

We’ll also be having dinner at 5:30 PM at Taste of the World if you wish to attend.

RSVP to Joel by email ( or phone (703.447.8805).

Ragtime — Sunday, February 13

Join us on Sunday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Georgetown Prep’s Figge Theatre to see Act Two @ Levine’s Ragtime.
Price: $23 for members and $26 for non-members.

Ragtime tells the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; Mother, the matriarch of a WASP family in New Rochelle, NY; and Tateh, a Latvian Jewish immigrant.

RSVP to Joel by email ( or phone (703.447.8805).

A Broadway Christmas Carol — Sunday, December 12

Join us on Sunday, December 12 at 2:15 p.m. at MetroStage to see A Broadway Christmas Carol.
Price: $38 for members and $41 for non-members.

A delicious holiday treat, A Broadway Christmas Carol tells the classic Dickens’ tale with uproarious parodies of your favorite Broadway show tunes.

RSVP to Joel by email ( or phone (703.447.8805).

Glimpses of the Moon — Sunday, September 12

Join us on Sunday, September 12 at 3:00 p.m. at MetroStage to see Glimpses of the Moon.
Price: $28 for members, $31 for non-members.

A sparkling romantic musical, Glimpses of the Moon follows the jazzy whirl of New York society in 1922. Popular but penniless, Suzy Branch and her friend Nick Lansing devise the ultimate fundraising scheme — to marry and live off the wedding presents, while they help one another look for suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly — until they fall in love. An amazing cast that includes Helen Hayes Award-winning Natascia Diaz.

RSVP to Joel by email ( or phone (703.447.8805)

Noises Off – Saturday, August 21

Join us on Saturday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Keegan Theatre to see Noises Off.
Price: $23 for members, $26 for non-members.

In his plot for Noises Off, Michael Frayn plays on the concept of a play within a play, in this case a dreadful sex comedy titled Nothing On—the type of play in which young girls run about in their underwear, old men drop their trousers, and many doors continually open and shut. Nothing On is set in “a delightful 16th-century posset mill” that has been converted to a modern dwelling for which renters are solicited; the fictional playwright is appropriately named Robin Housemonger. Each of the three acts of Noises Off contains a performance of the first act of Nothing On.

RSVP to Joel by email ( or phone (703.447.8805).

A Man of No Importance – Saturday, July 10

Join us on Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. at Keegan Theatre to see A Man of No Importance.
Price: $25 for members, $28 for non-members.

A Man of No Importance, with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, based on the 1994 movie by Albert Finney, tells the tender story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver living in 1960’s Dublin.

Check out the glowing reviews.

RSVP to Joel by email ( or phone (703.447.8805).

Violet – Sunday, May 16

We’ll be going on Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Kensington Arts Theatre.
Price: $18 for members, $21 for non-members.

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, Violet follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.

See more information about the show at Kensington Arts Theatre’s website.
Also read Joel Markowitz’s interviews with the leading ladies and the director at DC Theatre Scene.

RSVP to Joel by email ( or phone (703.447.8805).

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