Spring 2004 Schedule ~ Monday Night at the National
6 pm and 7:30 pm, in the Helen Hayes Gallery.
Information available at 202-783-3372.
Seating is limited!! Tickets are Required, and are Distributed without
charge one Half-Hour Prior to Performance, on a First-Come First-Served
This weekly showcase in the Fall, Winter and Spring, features local
performers, and provides free quality live entertainment to the
Greater Washington Area community. Original plays, singers, musical
ensembles, dance, drama and comedy are on the bill.
January 26 - LARKSONG - EARLY VALENTINES
SORRY - CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
- Get in the mood for February Romance with love songs of the 16th
century, performed by LARKSONG, a band of six singers
presenting charming a cappella music.They will address
love unrequited, love lost, and of course best of all, love
found and enduring! Your own heart will come alive with this
early St. Valentine’s tribute.
February 2 - TRIVIAL BROADWAY
Hum along at this delightful banquet of beloved melodies from the
Golden Age of Broadway, brought to you in an enchanting mix of romance
and comedy - with a dash of Trivial Pursuit. ELLEN McDANIEL
and her accompanist, Leanne Martin, do songs you remember
and songs you've forgotten, by Lerner & Lowe, R&H, Jerome
Kern and others - and spice the program with delicious trivia!
February 23 - ONE FAMILY’S AIDS
Created by J’SON M. LEE and starring his
brother, KENDELL K. LEE, this One-Man Show tells,
from four different perspectives, the story of a young, educated
African American man who, diagnosed as HIV+, finds himself in a
race with time to make peace with his family and his God. His plight
reveals the complexities of love, the damaging results of fear and
shame, and the triumph of a relentless quest for truth and understanding.
March 1 - SCRAMBLING THE COSMIC EGG
The Cosmic Egg myth relates to the recent total solar eclipse. GUILLERMO
SILVEIRA introduces us to an insane man who hopes to convince
the audience that globalization will be possible if we all worship
the Cosmic Egg. He sings, recites poetry, dances with cosmic chix,
and creates a song with the audience, in his effort to find world
unity and peace among nations and generations.
March 8 - MIMI'S AMERICAN BISTRO SINGERS
The singing servers from MIMI'S are coming to
the National with the multitude of tasty talents they usually display
while serving diners at the restaurant. Tonight they are at your
service offering a sizzling “eclectic menu.” You'll
taste a slight Mediterranean influence, seasoning the melodic sounds
of jazz, musical theater, pop, and opera. This is a musical feast
not to be missed!
March 15 - RUBY HAYES SINGS BESSIE'S BLUES
The incomparable Bessie Smith - "Empress of the Blues"
- returns to the National in this remarkable impersonation directed
by LADY MYRRH. Highlighting Bessie's enormously
successful radio career in the 1920's and 1930's, RUBY HAYES
brings back songs that Bessie made famous, including Gimme A
Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer, Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, A
Good Man is Hard to Find, Trombone Charlie, Do Your Duty and
March 22 - CITY AT PEACE
The Young and Spirited make their case in this arresting, absorbing
and engrossing musical production woven from the real life stories
of the participants. Their sadness, anger and frustration explode
in scenes of uncompromising truth, exuberant energy and song. Ultimately
they struggle their way through to an agenda of self-worth, hope,
victory and joy. It's a shared journey not to be missed!
March 29 - AN EVENING AT THE OPERA
Enjoy the sparkling vocal fireworks of coloratura soprano AUTUMN
EATON and Company. Ms. Eaton’s repertoire of arias
from Mozart and Handel, along with a glittering array of other musical
gems from the baroque period, will dazzle and delight you. Her sparkling
cadenzas and astonishing high E-flats invite cheering ovations!
April 5 - AMERICAN DREAMS
A group of determined teen-age friends share the goal of turning
their talents into careers in this inspiring musical show from ONESTAGE
PRODUCTIONS. Although genuinely gifted, their families
object to the idea of depending on their artistic talents as a means
of financial security. Their elders think that "dreaming"
is foolhardy. The teens are challenged to defend their choices.
are made possible through the generous support of
MAX AND VICTORIA DREYFUS FOUNDATION
and the Trustees of the National Theatre.
The National Theatre is deeply appreciative of this valued assistance.
The series is produced by Donn B. Murphy. Todd Clark is MC,
with Hosts Allison Canada and Gregory Lee.
To receive a schedule, mail
a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope to:
"Monday Night," National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania
Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.
Recorded program information is available at 202-783-3372.
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