The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker.

Stages in our region are lit up with classics and new twists on those favorites, including fresh takes on “The Nutcracker” and a production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” They’ll run alongside some original productions, revivals, and touring shows that open in the coming weeks. We look at what’s playing and also reflect on how the theater scene here evolved and blossomed, including the late Marion Barry’s role in championing theater and the arts.


  • B. Stanley Executive and artistic director, DC Arts Center
  • Linda Levy Grossman President and CEO, Theater Washington
  • Rebecca Ritzel Freelance arts journalist

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