In 1986, the Kennedy Center hosted the pre-Broadway run of what has become, undisputedly, one of the world’s most popular musicals. Now, we are bringing her home. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide, this brilliant production has been hailed as “Les Mis for the 21st Century” (Huffington Post). Witness the epic story of love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Young love soars with joy and heartbreak through bustling cafés and gritty garrets in Puccini’s tribute to bohemian Paris.
Set in present-day Georgetown, Shear Madness engages locals and visitors alike as armchair detectives to help solve the scissor-stabbing murder of a famed concert pianist who lives above the Shear Madness unisex hairstyling salon. The show combines up-to-the-minute improvisational humor and a mixture of audience sleuthing to deliver a unique performance each night.