Our 49th Season

Our Town

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Directed by Alana Sharp
Produced by Laura Baughman

April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 1*, 6, 7 2016

Please note: May 1 is a matinee with a 2:00pm curtain.

To close our season, we present an irrefutable classic of the American theatre. Our Town transports us to Grover’s Corners, a place of secret wishes and disappointments, loves and losses–where the people we encounter on stage are shockingly like the friends and acquaintances in our own lives. Emily and George grow up together in their small New England town and fall in love in a surprisingly complicated way. Their lives provide the lens through which the story is told, that focuses on a village but encompasses the eternal, finding the world in a grain of sand. Our Town won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938, and became most well-known for reminding the audience of how precious daily life is. “Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece…An immortal tale of small town morality and…a classic of soft spoken theater.” — The New York Times


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Directed by Sue Pinkman
Music Direction by Elisa Rosman
Choreography by Ivan Davila
Produced by Laura Baughman & Mary Ann Hall

Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 25*, 30, 31*, Nov. 1*, 6, 7** 2015

Please note: Oct. 25 and 31 are matinees with a 2:00pm curtain, and Nov. 7 is a 2:00 matinee and an 8:00 evening performance.

For children of ALL Ages… RCP is thrilled to open our 49th season with the Tony Award-winning fairytale adventure, Shrek the Musical! based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film. All the beloved characters you know … Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Gingy and more, will come to life on stage, singing and dancing their way into your hearts! and prove that there is more to the story than meets the ‘ears’. As the curtain rises, you’ll be transported to the land of Duloc, where our green hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a ‘short’-tempered bad-guy, a cookie with an attitude, a chorus of tap-dancing rats, and dozens of misfit fairytale characters who will prove that “What makes us SPECIAL, makes us STRONG!” THINK GREEN!

Master Class

SNOW CANCELLATIONS:  In the interest of the safety of our volunteers and patrons, the performances on Jan. 22, 23, and 24 have been cancelled due to snow.  A performance has been added for Thursday Jan. 28 at 8pm.  If you are a ticket holder for one of the cancelled performances, please contact the Box Office at 703-476-4500 (choose option 3) to learn about your options for selecting a new show date or receiving a refund.

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Directed by Rosemary Hartman
Produced by Kate Keifer & Carol Watson

Jan. 15, 16, 22, 23, 24*, 29, 30 2016

Please note: Jan. 24 is a matinee with a 2:00pm curtain.

Maria Callas, one of the most famous opera divas of all time, is teaching a master class in front of an audience,you. Glamorous, commanding, larger than life, caustic, and surprisingly drop-dead funny, Maria is alternately dismayed and impressed by the three students who bravely enter the music studio at Juilliard, hoping for a gram of inspiration from the famed soprano. Maria frequently retreats into recollections of her own life and triumphs at La Scala with searing monologues about the unforgiving press, her affair with Aristotle Onassis, and her sacrifice taken in the name of art. With incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini, author Terence McNally created a Drama-Desk and Tony-Award winning script “MASTER CLASS is Terrence McNally’s total triumph . . . MASTER CLASS is mesmerizing theater.”


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Directed by Wade Corder
Musical Direction by Dana & Jim Van Slyke
Choreography by Andrea Heininge
Produced by Rick Schneider

Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27**, 28*, March 4, 5**, 6*, 11, 12** 2016

Please note: Feb. 28 and March 6 are matinees with 2:00pm curtains and Feb. 27, March 5, and March 12 have 2:00 matinees and 8:00pm evening performances.

SPECIAL: The matinee performance on Feb. 27th will be sensory-friendly to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. Click more info to see the specifics of this performance.

Look who’s flying in to the CenterStage! You won’t need a Spoonful of Sugar when Mary Poppins arrives! Lovable chimney-sweep, Bert, introduces us to the troubled Banks family in 1910. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before the Practically-Perfect Mary Poppins teaches the children how to value each other again with a little common sense and their magical adventures! Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that Anything Can Happen If You Let It. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious stagecraft!

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Our dedicated volunteers will put their sweat, blood, and undying resolve, into building sets, sewing costumes, and collecting props. Your donation, no matter how small will help us purchase the supplies we need. Below are just a few of the ways we use your donations:
Batteries for wireless microphones
Paint and glue
Lighting equipment
Playbill printing
Royalty fees for New Play Project
Opening Night champagne reception

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