Road Trip

 

We are privileged to live an hour away from a world-class theatre city, Washington, DC, home to a great number of spectacular companies. This season we are taking you on a road trip to experience the breathtaking work of these theatres.

This season, we will attend THREE matinee performances at some of DC’s best theatres! We will board a charter bus at duPont Hall, and a member of our faculty will talk about the theatre and the production we are about to see. On the way home we will enjoy a post-performance discussion about our theatre experience.

Each Road Trip is only $75. Your cost covers your transportation to and from the theatre and your ticket. No driving. No parking. Going to the theatre in Washington could not be easier!

Seating is limited. Reserve your seats today! 
Questions? Call (540) 654-2233

*Buses will pick guests up at the front of Klein Theatre on the day of the trip, and typically depart at 12:00 pm. All departure times are subject to change. Emails will be sent to all registrants beforehand to confirm meeting location and times prior to the Road Trip.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Founded in 1989, Signature Theatre has changed the theatrical landscape with bold and imaginative productions of musicals and plays. Producing first in a middle school auditorium, the company converted a garage into a performance space until eventually moving into a dramatic two-theatre complex in Shirlington that has become its home. Winner of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Signature has emerged as a leading voice in American musical theatre.

A Little Night Music

by Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler
Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA

In 1900 Sweden, on a magical night that smiles three times, an aging actress, a married virgin, a sex-starved divinity student, and a buffoonish count find themselves hilariously tangled in a web of love affairs. Delightful, charming, and at times heartbreaking—with gorgeous, lush music (“Send in the Clowns,” “A Weekend in the Country,” “Liaisons”), A Little Night Music is a coupling (and uncoupling) tour-de-force.

“ . . . heady, civilized, sophisticated and enchanting . .. . soft on the ears, easy on the eyes, and pleasant on the mind . . . and more fun than any tango in a Parisian suburb.”

—Clive Barnes, The New York Times

 

Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 2:00pm

Founded in 1980, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has become one of America’s most important theatres in the quest to nurture innovative new plays and engaging conversations with its audience. Dubbed “Washington’s most daring theatre company” by the The New York Times, Woolly Mammoth has received 45 Helen Hayes Awards for its productions while forging connections with the greater Washington, DC, community.

Familiar

by Danai Gurira
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC

It’s winter in Minnesota, and an immigrant Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter, a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing roora, a traditional bride-price ceremony, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation among the members of one devoted family. Which will prove stronger: the customs they keep . . . or the secrets they’ve kept buried?

“An engrossing, fiercely funny comedy-drama that probes with subtlety and smarts.”

    —Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 2:00pm

For over three decades, Shakespeare Theatre Company has been dedicated to becoming the nation’s premier classic theatre. By producing significant works with profound themes, STC brings to life groundbreaking and accessible theatre in a uniquely American style. Winner of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, STC is committed to creating the next generation of artists and audiences through its work onstage and throughout the metropolitan area.

Camelot

by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe
Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC

Amid mystical forests and grand castles, Camelot tells a strikingly familiar tale of a leader’s integrity, courage, and empathy—a chronicle of the struggle for civilization and goodness in a world accustomed to violence and hate. With the legendary story of King Arthur’s Round Table, doomed romance, and a stunning score (“If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “What Do the Simple Folk Do?”), Camelot has won the hearts of musical theatre lovers.

“The score . . . is pure magic.” —Jonas Schwartz, Theatre Mania

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