From Roadkill Opera to tap dancing: This week on stage

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 5:44pm

Our performers will make you laugh, cry and dance—possibly all at the same time. Here are just a few of this week’s attractions:

Opening Night: A Roadkill Opera

With open rehearsals Wednesday and Thursday nights and a workshop performance on Saturday, you can’t miss this funny, endearing one-hour opera—a modern tale about a tourist town written by Stephan Parker and set to beautiful music from 1804. Jeffrey Dokken, Music Director and Conductor for the Symphony Orchestra of Arlington, guides an eight piece orchestra, a cast of five talented opera singers and a nail banger. Seriously.

SAW Showcase

Wednesday night, June 6, starting at 6pm, the Songwriters Association of Washington will be hosting a showcase of talented performers on the Heineken Cherry Smash Stage.

Belly dances, burlesque, and zombies

The Lamplighter Stage has a great lineup including James Daniels and his urban gospel sound on Friday at 8:30pm, as well as singer/songwriter Eric Meany on Saturday at 8:00pm.

This weekend the Orleans stage features a variety of dance performances ranging from belly dance to tap to burlesque. Saturday night, June 9, the Zombie Prom starts at the Orleans stage and continues with horror movies on the fourth floor.

Check out our events calendar, searchable by keyword and date, for the full listings.