Without a doubt the hippest trip in town...

knockout performances, timeless themes

and, of course, pitch-perfect original music.

1984

MetroStage Founded

1987

Theatre opens in a converted storefront in Alexandria

Blood Knot receives 2 Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor

2001

New converted lumber warehouse theatre opens and receives an American Insititute of Architects Award for innovative design

Carolyn Griffin receives the Actors’ Center Distinction Award

2003

World premiere musicals Harlem Rose and Three Sistahs by Thomas W. Jones II  both receive nominations for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play

2005

Helen Hayes Award for Lead Actress in a Musical to Bernardine Mitchell for Mahalia

Alex Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts

2007

Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) receives 3 Helen Hayes nominations

Carolyn Griffin is designated an Alexandria “Living Legend”

2009

World premiere of ROOMS, a rock romance receives 5 Helen Hayes nominations and Natascia Diaz awarded Outstanding Lead Actress

2010

Cool Papa’s Party receives 6 Helen Hayes nominations with awards to Maurice Hines for Outstanding Choreography and William Knowles for Outstanding Musical Direction Helen Hayes Award to Heroes for Outstanding Ensemble

2012

World premiere of Josephine Tonight with legendary Maurice Hines as director and choreographer

With its third annual production, A Broadway Christmas Carol is officially a MetroStage tradition

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin awarded the prestigious Helen’s Star from theatreWashington

2013

Jacques Brel nominated for 6 Helen Hayes Awards, receiving Outstanding Director, Actor and Actress

World premiere of Ladies Swing the Blues breaks all box office records

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