Highlights of the summer season in theater, opera, music and dance, along with the harder-to-classify By The People and Capital Fringe Festivals.
Our writer on the performing arts points to spring shows of special interest, covering opera, choral, classical, jazz, rock, pop and country, as well as theater.
Family activities abound on Saturday, including the Postal Museum’s holiday card workshop, a show starring a cricket and, in Georgetown, Book Hill’s Winter Wonderland and Santa’s visit to Rose Park.
Not just a listing of holiday performances, this preview highlights holiday-time cultural events of all types, plus a couple picks as far away as February.
Well known in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Rebecca Magnuson premiered her musical “She Sings” at the Atlas on Nov 16, singing with depth and height and fire and ice.
Directed by Conor Bagley, who co-produced with Susannah Clark and Annie Ottati, “An Iliad” runs through June 9 in Lab I of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, the renovated art-deco movie house on H Street NE.
June’s about to bust out with festivals, including the Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk, Jazz ’n Families Fun Days at the Phillips Collection and DanceAfrica’s closing performances at Dance Place.
Nanna Ingvarsson stars in Robert McNamara’s production of three short plays by Samuel Beckett — “Footfalls,” “Not I” and the wrenching “Rockaby” — at the Atlas Performing Arts Center through April 8.