Ford’s Theater has families in mind this spring with a couple of productions that both kids and adults can enjoy.
Currently on stage is “Liberty Smith,” a new musical set in Revolutionary America. The production, recommended for ages 6 and up, has received great reviews from critics and audiences alike. The show runs through May 21, but there will be a special Family Day in connection with the show next weekend.
On Saturday, April 30, the Ford’s Theatre Society is hosting some pre-show entertainment and family ticket deals for the 2:30pm matinee performance. At 12:30pm, guests can enjoy colonial-inspired entertainment, including a fife and drum corps, a chance to check out costume trunks, prize drawings, photo ops with a George Washington Wax Figure, and more. These activities along with the show come at a special discount: With the purchase of each adult performance ticket ($39-55), patrons receive two kids tickets at half price. Use code FAMILY20 at on the Ford’s Theatre website or when booking through TicketMaster at 800.982.2787.
Another unique production will take place at Ford’s Theatre on May 24, when students from several area high schools will take the stage for “Stand up and be Heard,” an evening performance of historic and original speeches inspired by the words of Abraham Lincoln and other great American orators.
“Stand up and be Heard” is the culmination of a year-long study of rhetoric and oratory designed to encourage students to explore how to speak like a leader and to envision positive change in our shared world. Students begin the year studying and performing historical speeches and then write and deliver their own, ultimately performing them on the stage of Ford’s Theatre.
Tickets are free, but required for all visitors ages 2 and up. They may be reserved in advance in person at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office or via Ticketmaster. Tickets are distributed on a first-come basis. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.