Ford’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More lead Washington DC’s vacation top picks

Washington, DC is never short of outstanding theater, whether it’s epic Broadway shows, gripping drama or daring supporting acts. BroadwayWorld compiles our top recommended theaters each month. Check out our selection of Christmas shows below!

Ford's A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More lead Washington DC's vacation top picks

1. A Christmas carol

Ford’s Theater – November 18, 2022 to December 31, 2022

The fully staged production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” returns in its 43rd year, bringing back the moments of celebration and magic that audiences have come to know and love. Join the spirits of Christmas past, present and future as they lead miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’ Christmas classic. Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace returns to play Ebenezer Scrooge in a production heralded as a “rich visual and vocal treat” (TheaterMania) and “infectiously upbeat” (The Washington Post). Tickets for this Christmas classic in DC are selling out fast!

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Ford's A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More lead Washington DC's vacation top picks

2. Into the forest

Signature Theater – November 08, 2022 to January 29, 2023

Escape into a fantastical fairy tale adventure where dreams come true but not free. A treasure trove of storybook characters intertwine as they chase their deepest desires through an enchanted forest. However, once they receive their happy endings, the unintended consequences of granted wishes unravel their worlds. Weave a euphoric score featuring the songs Giants in the Sky, On the Steps of the Palace, No One Is Alone and Children Will Listen with a Black humorous book, Into the Woods is a sophisticated musical twist on beloved childhood fables

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Ford's A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More lead Washington DC's vacation top picks

3. Drive the cyclone

arena stage – January 13, 2023 to February 19, 2023

Part comedy, part tragedy and totally unexpected, this wildly imaginative tale surprises at every turn. The lives of six teenagers in a Canadian chamber choir are cut short by a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. A mechanical fortuneteller invites everyone to tell their story of a broken life and offers a chance to confront their fate. Simultaneously whimsical and intelligent, edgy and beautiful, Ride the Cyclone ultimately reveals the resilience of the human spirit in the face of senseless tragedy.

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Ford's A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More lead Washington DC's vacation top picks

4. Chicago

The National Theater – November 15, 2022 to November 27, 2022

what would you do for fame If you were Roxie Hart you would lie, cheat… even kill. Written by Tony Award winners Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, with an amazing score by John Kander, Chicago is the critically acclaimed musical that tells the story of a not-so-ordinary housewife obsessed with the limelight and the Efforts she takes to keep it. One of the most compelling musicals on stage, Chicago is a theatrical experience not to be missed.

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Ford's A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More lead Washington DC's vacation top picks

The barns at Wolf Trap – December 01, 2022 to December 01, 2022

In the tradition and style of Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole, Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young inspires a sense of wonder as he heaves every syllable with wistful, emotionally direct renditions of holiday hits like “Silent.” Refined Night”, “O Holy Night”, “Joy to the World”, “White Christmas” and many more.

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Ford's A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More lead Washington DC's vacation top picks

6. Eleven the Musical

The Cumberland Theater – December 01, 2022 to December 18, 2022

A worldwide hit, Elf The Musical is based on the popular 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf, starring Will Ferrell and James Caan.
Buddy, a young orphan, accidentally crawls into Santa’s gift bag and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he’s actually human until his enormous size and poor toy-making skills cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa Claus, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York adjust to the true meaning of Christmas recall.

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