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A DC Theatre Season Preview

With more than 80 professional theaters in the area, how can you tell which companies, directors, and performers should be on your radar for next season? Lorraine Treanor, editor of DC Theatre Scene website, offers plenty of tips and picks to help you fill your theatre-going calendar.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Smithsonian Rock ’n’ Roll Chorus
10-Session Evening Course

Is the soundtrack to your life filled with the music of the Beatles, Byrds, Beach Boys, and other classic groups? Bring those songs alive again as music director and conductor Cheryl Branham leads an ensemble for singers 55 and older.

Tuesday, September 5 to November 7, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Luciano Pavarotti: King of the High C’s

Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti (1935–2007) was a global superstar who expanded the musical genre’s audience to include millions of people who had never set foot in an opera house. On the tenth anniversary of Pavarotti’s death, opera expert Fred Plotkin provides an intimate portrait of the great Italian tenor.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Sing Out: The Smithsonian Chorale
12-Session Daytime Course

Spend Thursday mornings in song and in good company with the Smithsonian Chorale. Singers over 55 meet for weekly rehearsals under the direction of conductor Cheryl Branham, culminating into a concert performance.

Thursday, September 14 to December 7, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)