Announcing Creative Cauldron's 2019-20 Season!
Disenchanted: October 3 - 27, 2019
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight. Disenchanted won the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical,” has played to sold-out houses around the globe, and now Creative Cauldron presents the regional premiere.
The Jungle Book: November 8 - 24, 2019 - A Learning Theater Production
Adapted from the book by Rudyard Kipling by Ellen Selby and Laura Connors Hull
Music by Matt Conner and Lyrics by Stephen Gregory Smith
A musical adaptation of one of the most well-loved books in the English language in 2015. Danger lurks everywhere for young Mowgli as he learns the “laws of the jungle” from his friends Akela, the wolf, Baloo, the bear, and Bagheera, the panther, who warn him that Shere Khan, the tiger, wants to eat him. But when Mowgli is forced to leave his friends and return to the village from which he came, he soon learns that man is the most dangerous creature of all. With sensitive themes about loyalty, honor, courage, and persistence, the Jungle Book stories have irresistible appeal for audiences of every generation.
Madeline's Christmas: December 6 - 23, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby| Music by Shirley Mier | Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans
In what has become a holiday tradition at the cauldron, we couldn’t resist one more visit from everyone’s favorite precocious little Parisian. “In an old house in Paris, covered in vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.” And with that familiar phrase, author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans sets in motion the adventures of the brave and resourceful Madeline! In this musical adaptation, Madeline’s schoolmates and tutor are all sick in bed on Christmas Eve, unable to go home for Christmas. Madeline comes to the rescue with the help of a magical rug merchant and takes her friends on a Christmas journey they will never forget.
Passport to the World of Music: January 4 - February 2, 2020
Join us on a musical tour of the world in our intimate cabaret space, with a diverse musical line up specially curated by Ken Avis and Lynn Veronneau of the Wammy Award-winning jazz samba group Veronneau. Enjoy blues, jazz, Latin, fusion, bluegrass, folk and a musical experience only the well-travelled know. Our 9th installment of the “Passport to the World” concert series promises another first rate music festival that allows you to travel the world without ever leaving Falls Church!
Crowns February 13 - March 8, 2020
Written by Regina Taylor
Adapted from the Book by Michael Cunningham and Cragi Marbury
When a Brooklyn teen goes to live with her Grandmother in South Carolina after the death of her brother, she learns the beauty, ceremony and symbolism of hat-wearing from her resilient southern sisters. This musical has played to sold out houses in theaters around the country, including three runs at Arena Stage. Crowns is an inspirational, joyous, musical celebration of love and redemption that will make your heart sing!
Cinderella's Dream: March 20 - April 5, 2020 - A Learning Theater Production
Book by Ellen Selby and Laura Connors Hull | Music by Matt Conner and Lyrics by Stephen Gregory Smith
One of the most well-known fairytales ever written, Cinderella will get a 21st century twist from our Learning Theater Ensemble. All your favorite characters are there—the Evil Stepmother and her daughters, the Handsome Prince, the Fairy Godmother, the mice helpers, but in our story, Cinderella has a thing or two to say about her destiny. Told with original music, this production is sure to bring enchantment.
Always Patsy Cline: April 23 - May 17, 2020
Created and Originally Directed by Ted Swindley
based on a true story
Based on a true story about the legendary country singer’s unlikely friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, this musical play comes with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation. Audiences will revel in 27 of Patsy’s heartfelt songs including unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Walking After Midnight. A sure crowd pleaser, American Theater magazine has deemed this the most produced musical in America.
Into the Woods: June 4 - 21, 2020
Book by James Lapine | Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
With an imaginative book by James Lapine that skillfully intertwines the stories and characters from Grimm fairy tales, and a luscious score by Stephen Sondheim, this Tony Award-winning musical has become a timeless masterpiece. A baker and his wife wish for a child, Cinderella wishes to go to the King’s Festival and Jack wishes to sell his cow, so into the woods they must go in search of their prize. Happily ever after eludes them, however, as they soon learn the tangled consequences of getting exactly what you wished for.
Summer Cabaret Series: July 10 - September 12, 2020
Every summer weekend at Creative Cauldron features a cabaret or concert by some of the most spectacular talent the DC area has to offer! Grab a table for two or a table for four and enjoy your favorite musical standards from the Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, Folk Jazz, pop and classical canon and be entertained in our up close and personal cabaret space.