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Announcements June 8, 2011

June 20 Special Event: Spelling Bee!

Why should the kids have all the angst? As part of the events surrounding Keegan Theatre’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Blacktop Theatre is joining them to stage a real live spell-off for adults, the one night only Blacktop Theatre Spelling Bee. One Night Only! A new twist on an old classic: a

Reviews June 8, 2011

MD Theatre Guide: SPELLING BEE

How do you spell Keegan Theatre’s rousing and sweet and often touching production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? (‘Spelling Bee’) F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S and W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L! Everyone in town seems to have this show on their season schedule and I’ve already seen three other local productions, but this Keegan Theatre production is the most endearing, heartwarming,

Announcements Awards June 7, 2011

Helen Hayes Recommends “Spelling Bee” – SHOW EXTENDED THRU July 9!

The Helen Hayes Awards has recommended Keegan’s production of “THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE,” now playing through July 9 by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn Directed by Christina A. Coakley Music Directed by Elisa Rosman Choreographed by Melissa Douglass Bustamante JUNE 4 – JULY 3, 2011 ***NOW EXTENDED TO JULY 9 *** WITH

Press Releases May 16, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Spelling Bee

THE KEEGAN THEATRE PRESENTS “THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE” Running June 4 – July 3, 2011 The Keegan Theatre presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, running June 4th through July 3rd at the Church Street Theater. This six-time nominated Tony Award winning musical tells the story of five eccentric kids vying

Press Releases May 10, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Five More Years in Dupont, 2011-2012 Plans

May 10, 2011—Keegan THeatre announced today that the company has signed a lease renewal to extend its residency at Church Street Theater through 2017. “We are thrilled to be making this announcement,” says Rhea.

Keegan is extremely proud to be Dupont Circle’s professional theater company, and honored that audiences have supported our work here so enthusiastically. Signing a lease for five more years is an honor and an extremely fulfilling milestone for us.”

Final planning is underway for Keegan’s 2011-2012 season, the company’s fifteenth. Keegan will open its season with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, which the company is taking to Ireland in September on its annual international tour.

Announcements May 2, 2011

Keegan Hosts “We’re Here to Stay” Cabaret on Friday, May 13

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE OUR NEW LEASE! ????The Keegan Theatre, now in its 14th year, is proud to announce the signing of a new multi-year lease to remain Dupont Circle’s resident professional theatre company at the historic Church Street Theatre. This informal evening of song will be one night only, Friday May 13th at 11:00pm. Admission is free, though donations of any size will be encouraged.

Announcements Awards April 20, 2011

Helen Hayes Recommends National Pastime!

The Helen Hayes Awards have recommended Keegan’s world premiere production of the musical comedy NATIONAL PASTIME, now playing through May 15.

Reviews April 15, 2011

Review Round-Up: NATIONAL PASTIME

The Washington Examiner “Tony Sportiello, who wrote the book for National Pastime at Keegan Theatre, must have had fun coming up with all the silliness that constitutes the musical…National Pastime creates a platform for some excellent actors and singers….Karen is played by Katie McManus, whose vibrant voice carries the musical’s best numbers…Played as a lovable

Announcements March 30, 2011

NATIONAL PASTIME a “Must-See” on Broadway-World

“APRIL 2001 Must-Sees: FROM APRIL 9TH TO MAY 15TH, NATIONAL PASTIME, AT KEEGAN THEATRE AT CHURCH STREET THEATER, IN WASHINGTON, DC. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a World Premiere Musical … It’s co-directed by Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea, who brought us Keegan’s Helen Hayes Award-winning production of Rent, and musical directed by Jake Null … The talented cast includes so many of my favoroite DC-area actors…”

Press Releases March 10, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: National Pastime

On Saturday, April 9, The Keegan Theatre opens NATIONAL PASTIME, a world premiere musical comedy written by Tony Sportiello (book) and Al Tapper (music and lyrics). A reading of NATIONAL PASTIME took place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in New York in May 2010. Producers from Chicago and New York are joining forces with the Keegan Theater for this limited five-week engagement prior to its moving onward.


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