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Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ Is a Glorious Mess

The genre-defying show — at turns defined as an American opera, an operetta and a musical — is now, as part of the Bernstein centennial, in the Kennedy Center Opera House through May 26.

Choral Arts Artistic Director Speaks in Georgetown

At Georgetown Media Group’s May 3 Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club, Tucker spoke about his first five years as Choral Arts artistic director and, movingly, about what motivated his change of career plans in his early 20s.

An Entertaining ‘Barber’ from WNO

Washington National Opera's "Barber of Seville," at the Kennedy Center through May 19, is beautifully performed by a cast packed with terrific singers, most notably Russian tenor Andrey Zhilikhovsky, as the Barber, aka Figaro,

LAST CHANCE: Thursday’s Breakfast With Scott Tucker

RSVP to Georgetown Media Group's May 3 Cultural Leadership Breakfast, at which the Choral Arts Society of Washington's artistic director will speak, by emailing richard@georgetowner.com.

Live from Brooklyn … It’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

On Easter Sunday, April 1, the audience yelled when John Legend as Jesus himself showed off his upper range, when a roaring trio of guitars did their thing, when Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas blasted the title song out into Brooklyn and beyond. 

Last Chance: Thursday’s Breakfast With Diane Coburn Bruning

The founder and artistic director of Chamber Dance Project will speak April 5 at Georgetown Media Group's next Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club. RSVP to richard@georgetowner.com.

A Very Different Hollywood?

All the pre-publicity, stories, predictions and gossip leading up to the March 4 event seemed full of not a little anxiety about how the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement would affect the proceedings.

Weekend Round Up March 1, 2018

Dorrance Dance is at Strathmore and Bowen McCauley Dance is at the Kennedy Center. Also this weekend: a showcase of Oscar-nominated short films at the National Archives.

LAST CALL: Georgetown Night at ‘Hamlet’

Use the GEORGETOWNER55 code to order your tickets for the Thursday, March 1, performance of this attention-getting Shakespeare Theatre Company production, including a special pre-show reception.

2 Powerful Operas: ‘Maria di Rohan’ and ‘Don Carlo’

Washington Concert Opera presents Donizetti's "Maria di Rohan" on Feb. 18; Washington National Opera follows with Verdi's "Don Carlo" from March 3 to 17.