From the most historic theaters in the United States to some modern staples, Washington, DC is filled with reputable stages. Since winter is the perfect season to cozy up with thousands of others and take in a great production, these are our recommendations for shows coming to town this winter.

The Play That Goes Wrong

December 18 – January 6th

This play describes itself as the result of what might happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway Baby. The award-winning production from London via New York will certainly bring loads of laughs to theater audiences in DC this winter.

The Kennedy Center. 2700 F St. NW

School of Rock: The Musical

January 16 – January 27

Adapted from the beloved comedy film by director Richard Linklater, School of Rock: The Musical has been bringing life to Broadway stages for several years. Featuring 14 new songs from the master Andrew Lloyd Webber, it’s successfully brought fresh elements to this uplifting story.

The National Theatre. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Twelve Angry Men

January 18 – February 17

The classic American drama Twelve Angry Men will have a brief run at the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC this winter. The story shows 12 jurors working through a murder case, and creating a complex depiction of the United States’ legal system.

Ford’s Theatre. 511 10th St. NW

NSO Pops: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

January 22 – January 24th

John Williams’ iconic scores of the Star Wars movies are regularly brought back to life by live orchestral performances around the world. Don’t miss this special performance by the NSO Pops, with an accompanying screening of The Return of the Jedi.

The Kennedy Center. 2700 F St. NW

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