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Our Exciting 2024 Season

Dear Harlequin Patron,

As we embark on our 33rd season, we find a lot to be grateful for. First, for our past: our founders built a robust arts organization, providing opportunities for hundreds of artists and thousands of audience members throughout the region. For Scot and Linda’s work, we are grateful. For our present: in a time when the future of the arts looks bleak, when so many of our sibling theaters are closing across the country, we are still here. And let us be clear: we are still here because of you and your support during this time. For that, we are grateful. Finally, for our future: for the opportunity we have to create, to grow.

Our post-pandemic world is so connected by technology, but we have become increasingly disconnected from each other. It is in this world that the arts do two things we should rally behind, that we should all be proud of, and that we should never apologize for: the arts help us understand ourselves, and they help us understand each other. 

I hope you enjoy our 33rd season. The selections we have for you are designed to be thought-provoking and entertaining. They are curated to be an answer for a difficult time. With so many crises around us, it’s easy to feel powerless, but the crisis in the American Theatre is one that you can have an immediate, measurable impact on. We hope you buy a season ticket.

Please come share space with us.

Aaron Lamb
Producing Artistic Director

2024 Season Subscriptions sales have ended.

Jan 19 - Feb 11, 2024 - EXTENDED!

Deathtrap

Sidney Bruhl would do anything to publish the next great play. He would even kill for it. DEATHTRAP provides twists, turns, shocks and surprises that have held audiences rapt since its 1978 Broadway debut, where it set a record for longest-running comedy-thriller.

March 15 - 31, 2024: Washington Center Black Box

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

An irreverent, hilarious, high-speed romp through all 37 of the Bard's plays (and 154 sonnets) in under two hours! Titus Andronicus becomes a cooking show, all the Histories are performed as a football game, and we go NUTS with Hamlet! All performed by three actors.

June 28 - July 28, 2024

Cabaret

Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub. One of the most famous American musicals of all time, Cabaret takes us to the seedy underground of 1929 Berlin during the twilight of the Jazz Age. Hit songs include “Wilkommen”, “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Maybe This Time” and, of course, the title song, “Cabaret.”

Aug 30 - Sept 22, 2024

Pride and Prejudice

Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. Playwright Kate Hamill imbues hilarious new life into this classic love story with a decidedly progressive take on the trials and travails of Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and of course the delightful Bennet clan! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation.

SPECIAL OFFERING Oct 11- 13, 2024: Washington Center Mainstage

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Co-produced with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra with members of Masterworks Choral Ensemble. Attend the dark, witty, and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th-century London. A bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony’s, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere, Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. This musical must be heard with a full orchestra, organ and choir! 

Oct 18 - Nov 3, 2024

What the Constitution Means to Me

Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.

Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2024

A Christmas Carol

Hailed as the greatest ghost story ever told, we continue our holiday tradition at Harlequin with Artistic Director Aaron Lamb’s fresh adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic story of transformation, absolution, and grace. Join us for a holiday classic that’s sure to please, packed with holiday music and a healthy dose of holiday cheer, and the kind of ghostly special effects that only Harlequin can deliver. Grab the family, order a hot-buttered rum, and join us for true holiday spirit.