Next at KAT: Oliver!

May 10, 2019 – May 26, 2019

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Directed by John Nunemaker
Music Direction by Stuart Weich

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

We Need You

Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT) is looking for several major positions for our upcoming shows this season and next. Please visit our Volunteers page for more information.

Oliver! Running May, 2019
Immediate start for a COSTUMER-contact for more information

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: DIRECTOR
Rehearsals and performances at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD. Rehearsals beginning late October, show runs in December, 2019
Contact for more information

Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder CHOREOGRAPHER
Fall of 2019, rehearsals start in September, show runs in November
Contact for more information

Opens May of 2020
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Congratulations to the Cast of SHREK JR

Performances at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn in the Kentlands
May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 (Fridays at 7:30pm, Sat/Sun at 11am&2pm)

Directed by Fred Zirm
Music Direction by Arielle Bayer

With Camila Aliaga, Caroline Axley, Logan Axley, Gabe Chacon, Giorgia Dallasta, Jesse Downey, Andrew Fenner, Zoe Fischthal, Bea Ieronimo, Lili Katz, Nate Kauffman, Annabel Kotek, Ethan Kotok, Samantha Kotok, Joshua Levine, Cameron Merrill, Katie Musick, Gray Nocjar, Lashanna Ouedraogo, Fiona O’Connell, Payton O’Keefe, Joey Page, Kristianne Page, Amelie Pandit, Hayden Polsky, Shia Ringold, Hailey Rotker, Molly Tittle, Grady Webb, Nicole Weiner

SWEENEY Special Guest

Thanks to Representative Nancy Pelosi for attending Sweeney Todd last night! Here she is with director Craig Pettinati

Attend the Reviews for SWEENEY!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Sweeney Todd!

“…a production featuring a number of fresh performers who feel primed to command any equity stage they choose.”

“Dettmar’s vocal talent is the secret ingredient that adds delicious flavor to the role [of Sweeney Todd].”

“[Emily] Lawrence should be listed on every young performers to watch list in the area.”

Read the full BROADWAY WORLD review

“Elizabeth Hester is quite the tour de force as Mrs. Lovett”

“Hans Dettmar in the titular role is terrifying.”

“The show-stopping scene stealer, [Christopher] Gillespie is a proper scream in this production as Judge Turpin’s sidekick.”

Read the full THEATREBLOOM review

“…a strong and dynamic representation of a heavily produced show that actually had something new and fresh to say.”

“Hester is having an enormous amount of fun in this role, clearly relishing both her position as comic relief and villain”

“Gillespie is delightfully foppish and creepy as the smarmy Beadle”

Read the full MD THEATRE GUIDE review

KAT Voted Best Community Theatre in the DC Metro Area by Readers for 2016!


Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the 2016 MD Theatre Guide readers’ poll. Over 10,000 votes were cast, and we were selected as the Best Community Theatre in the DC Metro Area. We are thrilled and honored to receive this accolade and promise that we will continue to create art that challenges presumptions and evokes questions about the world around us.

View all of the results at MD Theatre Guide’s website.