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Must-See Museum Exhibits, Events & More Ending Soon in Washington, DC

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Catch these can't-miss DC events, plays, museum exhibits and more before it's too late!

Many eventsplays and museum exhibits that have elevated Washington, DC’s arts and culture scene are ending soon. Fortunately, we’ve compiled our favorites here so that you have an exciting checklist. Consider this your last chance to catch ‘em while you can!

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Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: ‘Cinderella’ – Jan. 15-20
After a sterling adaptation of The Red Shoes in 2017, Matthew Bourne returns to the Kennedy Center with an inventive take on a classic fairy tale. Bourne’s Cinderella is set in London during World War II, where Cinderella falls in love with a handsome RAF pilot before the two are separated by the Blitz. You’ll have to see the show to find out how the rest unfolds, but you’re sure to see jaw-dropping production design and video projections in this vivid telling of an essential story.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Signature Theatre - Performing Arts Center in Virginia

‘Judy Garland: A Star is Born’ – Ends Jan. 26
One of the biggest Hollywood stars in history receives a musical tribute at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Judy Garland was a queen of the Golden Age in Hollywood, known for her beautiful voice and unforgettable roles in The Wizard of Oz and A Star is Born. Signature Theatre favorites will sing some of her most famous songs, including “Get Happy” and “Over the Rainbow,” during this two-and-half-week engagement.
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

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School of Rock at National Theatre - Winter performing arts in Washington, DC

‘School of Rock’ – Jan. 16-27
Based on director Richard Linklater’s classic 2003 film starring Jack Black, this acclaimed musical production will capture the imagination of the entire family at the National Theatre this January. Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn’s hilarious foray into substitute teaching at a prestigious school sees him turn his class into an earth-shattering rock band. The play will feature every song from the movie, 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and musical theater’s very first kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
The National Theatre, 1621 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Washington Improv Theater at the Atlas Performing Arts Center - Things to do in Washington, DC

WIT Road Show – Ends Jan. 27
The Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts the Washington Improv Theater (WIT) for three weeks of special programming. WIT will perform company ensembles filled with improvised brilliance in the form of comedy and stirring musical numbers. The company will also debut a new production entitled, “Fourth Estate,” a comedy that centers on the much-maligned media.
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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