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Summer Theater in Washington DC - 2014



Lion King at the Kennedy Center

Photo © Joan Marcus

Washington DC has a wonderful lineup of summer theater and live entertainment. With dozens of performances around the region, here is the schedule of the top shows for the 2014 season.

Tickets often sell out to the most popular events. You may be able to find premium seats at TicketsNow.com.

West Side Story - National Theatre, June 3-8, 2014.  The story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever.

The Source Theater Festival - June 6-29, 2014. Source Theatre, 1835 14th Street, NW Washington, DC. The three-week festival features new works in theater, dance, music, visual art, film, puppetry, spoken word, poetry and hip-hop. Performances are held in a 150-seat black box performing arts space in the heart of the nation's capital.

Menopause - The Musical - Warner Theatre,  June 13-15, 2014. This uplifting production includes parodies from the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s and a salute to women who are experiencing menopause. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges.

Side Show - John F. Kennedy Center. June 14-July 13, 2014. Step right up to this thrilling revival of the acclaimed 1997 Broadway musical, inspired by the true life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. Chronicling their rise from freak circus attractions to famous vaudeville entertainers during the Great Depression, Side Show follows the Hilton sisters’ heartwarming search for fortune and love. Featuring Tony®--nominated music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Bill Russell and directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon, it is ‘a fitting showcase for one of the 1990’s greatly underappreciated scores.

Disney’s The Lion King - John F. Kennedy Center. June 17-Aug 17, 2014.  Winner of six Tonys® including Best Musical, with direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice's score brings the African Pridelands to life with “Circle of Life” and many more great songs.

Capital Fringe Festival - July 10-27, 2014. The annual performing arts event features more than 140 performances at a variety of venues around Washington, DC. The festival introduces risk-taking art and non-traditional performances including theater, dance, music, poetry, puppetry and more.

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