On Stage Now: CHESS

On Stage Now: CHESS

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.”
KAT Junior Inaugural Show: Les Miserables in May

KAT Junior Inaugural Show: Les Miserables in May

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...
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KAT 2015-2016 Season Change

Kensington Arts Theatre Artistic Director Craig Pettinati is pleased to announce the DC-Metro theatre has decided to venture into uncharted territory, with the expansion of offerings to now include both musicals and plays. Starting next season, KAT will be offering audiences one play in the middle of the season, sandwiched by two musicals.
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...
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul crushing, pout inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a...
Thanks for coming to see The Addams Family!

Thanks for coming to see The Addams Family!

Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering, the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy, Lucas Beineke. To the Addams, strange is normal. Happy is sad. The Addams believe life revolves around...
Record Breaking Run for Les Miserables

Record Breaking Run for Les Miserables

Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start...
Successful Run for Spring Awakening

Successful Run for Spring Awakening

It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality....
Thanks for coming to see Winnie the Pooh!

Thanks for coming to see Winnie the Pooh!

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship,...
A Great Run for THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS

A Great Run for THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS

Thanks to all of our wonderful patrons who came to support the show, with several families coming multiple times! Thanks to the cast, production staff, and awesome tech crew for making the production a success. Come see us next March at the Arts Barn for Winnie the Pooh KIDS. For more information, please visit the KAT Second...
PARADE

PARADE

The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (DRIVING MISS DAISY) and Jason Robert Brown, one of Broadway’s most promising young composers (SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD).
Record-setting Run for RAGTIME!

Record-setting Run for RAGTIME!

Thank you to all of our patrons who helped us set a box office attendance record here at KAT! Stay tuned for pictures from the show. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, RAGTIME tells the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; Mother, the matriarch...
KAT Wins Five WATCH Awards for 2012

KAT Wins Five WATCH Awards for 2012

Members of Kensington Arts Theatre came away winners Sunday evening taking home four awards for its production of Sunday in the Park with George and one award for its world premiere production of Night of the Living Dead, The Musical, at the annual WATCH Awards ceremony. Craig Pettinati, director of Sunday, tied for Outstanding Direction of a Musical with...
2012 WATCH Nominations

2012 WATCH Nominations

On Sunday, January 20, 2013, the 2012 WATCH nominations were announced at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. Congratulations go out to all of the nominees, and KAT was fortunate to receive 18 nominations, with each production of the 2012 season receiving at least two nominations. The WATCH Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March...