For Immediate Release:                                    

March 1, 2008  


Press Contact:  Nicola Daval

(202) 638-4270



The League of Washington Theatres'

TENth Year of FREE Theatre for kids:

"Stages for All Ages"™



Washington, DC - During Spring 2008, the League of Washington Theatres 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 tenth year for this popular program.

For select performances, 20 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 nine 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 and music across the Washington area.  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.

This year’s participants are:  American Century Theater, Arena Stage at Crystal City, Folger Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Imagination Stage, The Keegan Theatre, The Kennedy Center, MetroStage, The National Symphony, The National Theatre, The Olney Theatre Center, Quotidian Theatre, Round House Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Teatro de la Luna, Theater J, The Washington Savoyards, Washington Shakespeare Company, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

For detailed information on productions, visit the League of Washington Theatre’s website at  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.

Support for Stages for All Ages has been provided by The Washington Post, 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 41 members of the League.        

2008 Stages for All Ages

Participating Theatres and Productions



American Century Theater       

Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Mar 7-29)

Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Apr 4-26)


Arena Stage at Crystal City      

Death of a Salesman (Mar 14-May 18)

A View from the Bridge (Mar 14-May 18)


Charter Theatre           

            Am I Black Enough Yet? (Apr 11-May 3)

            The Chicken of the Family (Apr 19)


Folger Theatre             

Highland Ayres (Apr 19)

The School for Scandal (May 10, 24 &31)


GALA Hispanic Theatre          

Oyelo Out Loud! (Mar 7-9)

Blood Wedding/Bodas de sangre (Apr 3-27)


Imagination Stage        

Looking for Roberto Clemente (Apr 12-Jun 1)


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts               

Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences:  Kite on the Wind (Apr 4 & 11)

The National Symphony:  All in the Musical Family (May 18)


The Keegan Theatre    

            Last Days of the Killone Players (Mar 6-Apr 5)

            Translations (Apr 18-May 17)



The Stephen Schwartz Project (Apr 10-May 25)


National Theatre

            Saturday Morning at the National (Mar 8-Apr 12)


Olney Theatre for the Arts

            1776 (Apr 19-May 4)


Quotidian Theatre        

            The Mollusc (Apr 4-May 4)


Round House Theatre              

Lord of the Flies (Apr 2-27)


The Studio Theatre      

The History Boys (Mar 26-May 4)

The New Absurd:  Rainpan 43 (Apr 1-20)


Teatro de la Luna        

Volvió una Noche / She Returned One Night (May 8-31)


Theater J         

The Price (Mar 8-Apr 18)


Washington Savoyards            

            Pirates of Penzance (thru Mar 9)

            Man of La Mancha (Apr 9-27)


Washington Shakespeare Company     

            Hedda Gabler  (Mar 6)


Woolly Mammoth Theatre       

            Stunning (Mar 10-Apr 6)