WASHINGTON, April 5, 2015 – With all the cold weather we’ve been experiencing in the D.C. Metro area lately, one could be forgiven for thinking that spring or even summer will never come.
Fortunately, the seasons do arrive even if the weather does not. And the arrival of summer, in particular, means that music and theater lovers alike will soon have an enormous variety of summer entertainment available either near-by Metro D.C. or not too far distant from this area by car.
During the next two weeks, Curtain Up will survey the schedules of select summer performing arts festivals, some of which may be new to our readership. We’ll provide highlights and links to each festival or organization website, so that if you find something that gets your attention, you can get further, in-depth information as well as purchase tickets, most of which have only recently gone on sale.
No matter how urban or rural the venue, all the performing arts festivals and events we’re following—ranging from the Contemporary America Theater Festival in nearby West Virginia to a more distant pair of long-established theater festivals just north of the U.S. border in Canada—are professional productions and well worth the time and effort it sometimes takes to find just the right performance and locale to suit your summer schedule.
Stay tuned. A most interesting summer 2015 season is on tap.