Stages 2007 press release
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For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                          Press Contact:        Nicola Daval

February 19, 2007                                                                                                                                                               (202) 638-4270

 

 

The Washington Post presents

The League of Washington Theatres'

ninth Year of FREE Theatre for kids:

"Stages for All Ages"™

 

 

Washington, DC - During Spring 2007, the League of Washington Theatres, with lead sponsorship from The Washington Post, is again presenting Stages for All Ages, a program that introduces thousands of young people to live, professional theatre throughout the Washington area.  This marks the ninth year for this popular program.

For select performances, 27 arts organizations throughout the Washington area are offering a free ticket to a young person 17 or under, with each regularly priced adult ticket purchased.  Stages for All Ages tickets are on sale now!  Please contact the participating organizations for tickets.

In the first eight years of Stages for All Ages, thousands of young people were introduced to the richness and diversity of professional theatre in the Washington area.  This year continues the tradition with program offerings include a wide variety of theatre, music and dance.

Stages performances will take place from March through May.  Many productions will delight the whole family; other productions may appeal primarily to younger children, while others are more appropriate for middle and/or high school students.

“Our children are surrounded by technologies that make it easy to devalue the creative energy, rigor and enjoyment involved in writing a good book or performing a play,” said Eric C. Grant, Director of Community Affairs and Contributions for The Washington Post.  The Washington Post supports Stages for All Ages because it allows young people to experience live theater, where creativity begins with the written word and the finished product is performed by real people in real time. There are no tape-delays, replays or commercials and you certainly don’t need a remote.”

            “We have a tremendous wealth of wonderful, high quality theatre in this area,” said Kevin Moore, President of the League of Washington Theatres.  “The League is proud of Stages for All Ages and its role in bringing theatre to thousands of children and their families, and we will continue to encourage children to become life-long theatergoers through this vital program.”

This year’s participants are:  African Continuum Theatre Company, American Century Theater, Arena Stage, Catalyst Theater, Classika-Synetic Theater, Dance Place, Discovery Theater, Fords Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Imagination Stage, The Keegan Theatre, The Kennedy Center, MetroStage, The National Symphony, The National Theatre, The Olney Theatre Center, Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, Rep Stage, Round House Theatre, Scena Theatre, Signature Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Teatro de la Luna, Theater J, The Washington Savoyards, Washington Shakespeare Company, The Washington Stage Guild, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

For detailed information on productions offered or to request a brochure, visit the League of Washington Theatre’s website at www.lowt.org.  Tickets are available for selected performances; some restrictions apply.  Check with theatres directly for ticket availability and for age appropriateness.  A list of Stages for All Ages offerings is attached.

Stages for All Ages is presented in conjunction with lead sponsor The Washington Post, with additional support provided by the Nora Roberts Foundation, the DC Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The League of Washington Theatres is an association of nonprofit theatres in the greater Washington metropolitan area.  The League was established in 1982 to promote the growth of its membership and to create public awareness, appreciation and support for theatre in Washington.  There are currently 40 theatre members and seven affiliate members of the League.

 

2007 Stages for All Ages

Participating Theatres and Productions

 

 

African Continuum Theatre Company         

            The Oracle (May 10-Jun 3)

 

American Century Theater       

Drama Under the Influence... (Feb 23-Mar 24)

That Championship Season  (Mar 30-Par 28)

 

Arena Stage    

Peter and Wendy  (Apr 27-Jun 24)

 

Catalyst Theater          

            The Flu Season  (May 2-Jun 2)

 

Classika-Synetic Theater         

Animal Farm  (Apr 26-May 20)

 

Dance Place    

            Washington Reflections  (Feb 25)

            Coyaba Dance Theater:  Destiny  (Mar 4)

            Tappers With Attitude  (May 20)

           

Discovery Theater                   

Celebrations of Spring  (Apr 10-11)

American Rice  (May 1-3)

 

Fords Theatre  

Meet John Doe  (Mar 16-Apr 29)

 

GALA Hispanic Theatre          

Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue  (Apr 12-May 6)

 

Imagination Stage        

Junebug and the Reverend  (Feb 10-Mar 25)

 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts               

The National Symphony:  Composer Portrait:  Dvorák  (May 3-4)

 

The Keegan Theatre     703 892-0202 x2

            Two Plays by Samuel Beckett  (Apr 3-23)

            A Man for All Seasons  (Apr 12-May 19)

 

MetroStage     

Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)  (Apr 4-May 27)

 
National Theatre          

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            Saturday Morning at the National  (Mar 3-Apr 14)

 

Olney Theatre for the Arts       

            Eubie!  (Mar 28-Apr 29)

 

Rep Stage                   

            Bach at Leipzig  (Mar 16-Apr 1)

 

Round House Theatre              

Crime and Punishment  (Apr 4-29)

 

Scena Theatre       

            Writer’s Cramp  (Feb 28-Apr 1)

            St. Nicholas  (Apr 1-May 1)

 

Signature Theatre      

            Saving Aimee  (Apr 10-May 13)

 

The Studio Theatre      

The Pillowman  (Mar 14-Apr 22)

Rosencrantz & Gildenstern Are Dead  (May 16-Jun 24)

 

Teatro de la Luna        

Bohemios / Bohemians (in partnership with the Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia)  (Feb 23-Mar 4)

Amor al Aire Libre / Love in the Open Air  (May 4-Jun 2)

 

Theater J         

Sherry Glaser’s Family Secrets  (Mar 7-Apr 15)

 

Washington Savoyards            

            Kiss Me Kate  (Feb 28-Mar 17)

            The Merry Widow  (Apr 12-22)

 

Washington Shakespeare Company     

            Edward III  (Mar 29-Apr 29)

 

The Washington Stage Guild    

Shaw Shorts  (Mar 1-Apr 1)

Opus  (Apr 19-May 20)

 

Woolly Mammoth Theatre       

            She Stoops to Comedy  (Mar 28-Apr 22)