DCTS’s new Season at a Glance

DC Theatre Scene releases its annual guide to the upcoming season

One of the most popular features here on DC Theatre Scene is our annual Season at a Glance table. Still a work in progress, the Guide to the Washington area’s 2012-2013 season already lists 237 productions by 50 companies with 16 more companies still to report in. (We’ll update as each new season is announced.)

New this year – thanks to the interest in our coverage of opera, we are, for the first time, including the area opera companies in our listings.

Located in the gold navigation bar above, the Guide gives you each individual season by its producing company or venue. Looking for an individual show? Simply enter the title in the search box. For example, you might quick search your favorite theatre, or perhaps you wonder how many plays with Christmas in the title you can see (8 have been announced, 4 of them variations on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.)

We hear from actors, teachers and many others that seeing the season in date order is quite useful. Simply click a DATES arrow, and the Guide reassembles itself in order of opening performances. Doing this, you will see we are already three weeks into the season, which began, we determine, on August 1st when Olney Theatre Center openedĀ  Little Shop of Horrors in Olney, Maryland, and Keegan Theatre opened August: Osage County here in DC, and that the season will close with American Century Theater’s summer musical and Synetic Theater’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In between, we’ll have 27 more musicals for adults and children, plus operas, revues, dramas and comedies. Thanks to all of the companies who submitted their season dates, some of them even in advance of making their own announcements.

We hope you find our Guide to the 2012-2013 productions useful for planning your full season of theatregoing.

Season at a Glance: Guide to the new season in the Washington DC area

Coming soon – our Guide to the Baltimore theatre season.

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