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Curtain Closings

Summer vacation is nearing its end–DCPS is back in session in just over a week–and so are the runs of some of the season’s most popular childrens plays.  If you’re hoping to treat the kids to some theater before school starts again, you can still catch a few shows before the curtains close.  Here are a few performances on the way out with seats still available.

How I Became a Pirate at Imagination Stage will have its final performances tomorrow, August 14.  There are still a few seats available for the 11am, 1:30pm, and 4pm shows.  Get your tickets here.

Also at Imagination Stage, Pirates! A Boy at Sea will take the stage for the last time on August 15.  Seats remain for the Sunday shows at 1:30pm and 4pm. Get tickets here.

Mary Poppins will be taking an umbrella ride into the sunset after August 22.  Tickets are still available for most shows, though availability is limited.  To see what is left and reserve seats, go here.

At Wolf Trap, the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical will sing their final notes this weekend at Sunday’s 8pm show.  You can still get tickets for all of the remaining shows, which take place tonight at 8pm, tomorrow at 2pm and 8pm, and on Sunday at 2pm and 8pm.  Go here for tickets.

With every curtain close, there is an opening on the way.  Look for a post on upcoming theatre performances soon!

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Deal Me In!

How about starting off the week with a deal or three? Some great offers are currently available for local entertainment, sports, and treats!

Goldstar has a couple of discounts on family fun. You can get reduced-price tickets to see Mary Poppins at the Kennedy Center. These are not the cheap seats, but the deal makes a big difference—tickets normally priced from $85-$90 are $51-$54 at select times.

If you’re looking for something with more intrigue and interaction, see Goldstar’s Interational Spy Museum deal: Admission half off on most weekdays—get $18 tickets for $9!

For a sports deal, check out Groupon’s lastest offer on tickets to see the Washington Nationals vs. the Arizona Diamonbacks on Friday, August 13, or Saturday, August 14. For $20 you can get seats worth $30 or $36, depending on which date you go. Get in on this offer today only.

Sweetening the discount pot, Certifikid has a deal on cupcakes from The Last Crumb in Gaithersburg. For $30, you can get three dozen gourmet cupcakes—that’s 50% off the regular price. If you have something to celebrate in the next six months or you just really like cupcakes, that’s a fantastic offer! Delivery is available at an additional cost.

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Theatre? It’s a Deal!

If you are planning to see “Mary Poppins” at the Kennedy Center during its summer run, but haven’t yet bought tickets, then check out this deal from Travelzoo:  A limited number of Orchestra seats are available for the 7:30pm show on July 3 and the 1:30pm show on July 4 for $45 (regularly $90).  They are also offering Second Tier seats for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday shows from July 7 – 29 for $45 (regularly $67 – $73).  Follow this link for details on purchasing tickets.

And that’s not the only theatre deal going on right now.  Goldstar just announced a half-price offer on tickets for “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” opening at Adventure Theatre this Friday.  The discount applies to shows taking place on July 4 and subsequent Saturdays at 4pm.  Tickets are regularly $15/adults and $12/kids, but with the deal they are $7.50/adults and $6/kids.  Service fees are added, but you still come out ahead.  Visit the Goldstar website to get in the deal.

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Summer Shows

The school year is ending. The days are getting longer. The heat is on. Not that we even need an excuse, but this is all good motivation to check out some great productions at our local performing arts venues this summer. And there are plenty of live shows to see, both on stage now and in the coming months. Here’s the run-down of what’s playing.

The Puppet Co.
“Sleeping Beauty” is on the puppet stage now through July 25 at Glen Echo Park. After that, kids can catch “Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs” from July 30 – September 5. Performances for both shows are every Thursday & Friday at 10am & 11:30am and Saturday & Sunday at 11:30am & 1pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online, at the box office, or by calling 301.634-5380. Both are recommended for Pre-K and up.

And babies and toddlers haven’t been left out! The Puppet Co. has Tiny Tots performances for littler ones every Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday at 10am. The shows change frequently, so check out the schedule to see what’s playing on specific dates. Tickets are $5 per person, including babies, and can be purchased online, at the box office, or by calling 301.634-5380.

Imagination Stage
The pirate productions I posted about recently begin in just a couple of days at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. “How I Became a Pirate” is a musical adventure recommended for children ages 3 and up. The show will be running from June 23 – August 14, with show times on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm & 4pm, and Tuesday – Friday at 10:30am. Tickets are $10 – $21 and available for purchase online here.

“Pirates! A Boy at Sea” is a pirate drama recommended for a slightly older crowd, ages 7 and up. It will be playing in the Lerner Family Theatre from July 2 – August 15. Show times are Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm & 4pm, and Tuesday – Friday at 10:30am. Tickets range from $10 – $21 and can be purchased online.

Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap
Starting June 29, Wolf Trap will host six week’s worth of family-friendly shows on a stage nestled in a shady grove on 117 enchanting wooded acres. Performances, ranging from music and dance to puppetry and storytelling, will take place Tuesday – Saturday at 10am and 11:15am through August 7. See their calendar for the complete schedule of shows. Tickets for all performances are $8 and can be purchased online by clicking “more” on the calendar. Shows are recommended for kids kindergarten age and up.

Adventure Theatre
Also at Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre has a new play on the way. “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” will run from July 2 through August 15. The tale follows a little girl who plays hostess to a challenging piglet and all the debacles that arise along the way. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/children 12 and under. Reserve your seats online or by calling 301.634-2270.

Discovery Theater
Presented by the Smithsonian Associates, all kinds of acts are on the line-up at Discovery Theater this summer, from musical performers to tappers and breakdancers to a science circus. Next up is Granny’s Appalachian Tales, a fun mix of puppetry, music, and drama playing July 1-2. See the website for the complete summer schedule. All shows take place at the Ripley Center, accessed through the little copper-domed building just off Independence Avenue on Jefferson Drive, between the Smithsonian Castle and the Freer gallery of Art. General admission tickets are $6/adults, $5/children, free for kids 2 and under.

Mary Poppins
Every kid should know how to spell sing “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” The tale of the nanny with the magical touch is a classic, and this particular production of the Broadway musical has gotten great reviews. “Mary Poppins” will be on stage at the Kennedy Center July 1 – August 22. I posted about this a couple of months ago, but if you haven’t gotten tickets yet, they are still available, ranging from $25 – $125.

Star Wars: in Concert
Fans young and old will be transported to another galaxy for two hours as an 86-member orchestra plays the “Star Wars” soundtrack accompanied by clips from the film classic displayed on a 60-foot wide screen. The show just started its national tour last week, and so far it’s gotten great reviews. It will land at the Verizon Center on July 17 for two shows, at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets range from $35 – $75 and can be purchased online.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!
Get the sillies out this summer! DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Toodee, Plex, and other special guests are coming to the stage at Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion) on August 28 for two shows, at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets range from $35 – $55. Reserve your seats now.


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It’s Show Time

The stories and sounds from some of your kids’ favorite books, CD’s, and TV shows are coming to a stage near you. Here’s the performance line-up, plus details on where and how to see them.

Dan Zanes and Friends
So many kids and parents love Dan Zanes, this concert is bound to sell out soon. The grammy-winning musician is coming to Strathmore in North Bethesda on May 2 with peformances at 1pm and 4pm. Tickets are $15 – $32.

Mary Poppins
Every kid should know how to spell sing “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” The tale of the nanny with the magical touch is a classic, and this particular production of the Broadway musical has gotten great reviews. Coming to the Kennedy Center July 1 – August 22. Tickets are $25 – $125.

The Red Balloon
Such an endearing story, the movie version won an Oscar a few years ago. Now you and the kids can catch a small-stage production at Glen Echo Park’s Adventure Theatre April 30 – June 13. Tickets are $12/child and $15/adult. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

The beloved fairy tale will be performed by the Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park April 16 – June 3. This marionette rendition transports the audience to 17th-century France with a production that has won accolades in the puppet world. Tickets are $10.

The Dancing Princesses
This musical based on the book by Allyson Currin and adapted from the tale by the Brothers Grimm is showing at Imagination Stage in Bethesda April 17 – May 16. Be among the first audiences to catch the world premiere of this one-act show. Tickets are $10 – $21.

Nickelodeon Presents: Storytime Live!
Coming to the Warner Theatre April 16 – April 18, this production featuring Nick Jr.’s favorite characters was mentioned in our last round-up of upcoming live performances, and now you can get a deal on tickets through Goldstar. At select times, seats are available for $9 – $19 (regularly $19 – $36).


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