Please Support the Arts

Please Support the Arts

Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3), non-profit community theatre located in Kensington, MD. KAT seeks to engage and challenge both actors and audiences with unusual programs and productions that exceed what is expected from non-professionals while taking on fundamental human issues of identity and community. Kensington Arts Theatre...
NEW Winter Show Auditions

NEW Winter Show Auditions

Auditions: Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00pm Performance Dates: February 17, 18, 19 (Sunday), 24, 25, 26 (Sunday), March 3, 4 *Friday/Saturday shows at 8:15pm, Sunday shows at 2:00m Location: Kensington Town Hall/The Armory 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895 Written by Lee Blessing Directed by John Nunemaker Produced by Kelsey...
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Another successful run at Second Stage

Another successful run at Second Stage

The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers Edition) is a one hour adaptation specifically tailored for students in grades 5 – 12. Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the...
Phenomenal Run for CABARET

Phenomenal Run for CABARET

Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a Post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for...
A Great Run for THE WHO'S TOMMY

A Great Run for THE WHO’S TOMMY

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human psyche. After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as he grows up, he suffers abuse at the hands of his relatives and neighbors....
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR: Another successful run for KAT2!

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR: Another successful run for KAT2!

This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. The show tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion!...
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: A Letter from Judy Shepard, Matthew's Mother

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: A Letter from Judy Shepard, Matthew’s Mother

“The Laramie Project with its powerful messages, unfortunately, continues to be relevant in the world today as you have unfortunately seen recently very close to home. Bullying, hate crimes, young people committing suicide because they are harassed and targeted for being who they are; all of these events surround us on a daily basis and...
Five Star Reviews for The Laramie Project

Five Star Reviews for The Laramie Project

The dialogue and monologues which comprise The Laramie Project are taken from interviews, news reports, courtroom transcripts, and journal entries. It is an amazing theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
KAT Junior Closes with a Great Run of SHREK

KAT Junior Closes with a Great Run of SHREK

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Tickets available at kat.ticketleap.com or at the door (cash only) on the day of performance.
A Great Run for Jesus Christ Superstar

A Great Run for Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the biblical story of Jesus Christ's final days of life.
Thanks for making 2nd Stage's Disney's Aladdin JR a big success!

Thanks for making 2nd Stage’s Disney’s Aladdin JR a big success!

Performance Dates: October 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 (CLOSED) Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle Directed by Fred Zirm Music Direction by Arielle Bayer Produced by Doe B. Kim Based on the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin...
Thanks for Making CHESS a Success

Thanks for Making CHESS a Success

From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”
Launch of KAT Junior

Launch of KAT Junior

KAT Junior provides a safe learning environment with positive role models teaching open-mindedness and acceptance of others, while helping artists to be in tune with their emotions to inspire both individual expression and ensemble teamwork. KAT Junior teaches the positive impact of commitment and focus on a specific task, to accomplish something lasting and memorable,...
Willy Wonka JR at the Arts Barn

Willy Wonka JR at the Arts Barn

Thanks to everyone who came to see the show, and thanks to the production staff, cast, and crew for their hard work! Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these...