Ford’s Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
November 23 through January 3
Ford’s Theatre presents a new production of A Christmas Carol that reinvigorates this timeless tale. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Signature Theatre’s Michael Baron directs a new staging that captures the magic and joy of Dickens’ classic. Acclaimed Washington stage actor Edward Gero (Shakespeare Theatre Company’s King Lear, Round House’s Nixon’s Nixon) will play Scrooge.
The Kennedy Center presents August: Osage County
November 24 through December 20
Estelle Parsons stars as the matriarch of an extended clan approaching meltdown in August: Osage County, the gripping and darkly funny tale that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
MetroStage presents Pearl Bailey…By Request
November 19 through December 20
An evening of marvelous music and memorable stories performed by Roz White as Pearl Bailey, the legendary songstress, acclaimed actress and irrepressible show biz personality. Pearl’s “most requested songs” include “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “St. Louis Blues” and “Ain’t She Sweet.” Pearl is joined by Hot Lips Page, played by MetroStage favorite William Hubbard. Playing to sold out audiences last season, Pearl Bailey returns to MetroStage … by request.
Studio Theatre presents The Solid Gold Cadillac
December 2 through January 10
The Solid Gold Cadillac follows the trials and travails of Mrs. Partridge, a minor stockholder in a major corporation. In this Cinderella story, corporate culture meets its match when Mrs. Partridge takes on the big, bad board of directors, armed with a question: why does the Chairman of the Board get paid so much money? This question ultimately brings the executives to their knees.