Summer Musical

While we also produce a Winter Cabaret and One-Act Play each year, the cornerstone of Upper Room Theatre Ministry is our summer musicals. Started in 2002, our award-winning July shows have been playing to sold-out audiences, so don’t miss out!

Since it first hatched in 1993, HONK! has winged its way around the world in more than 8,000 productions and in many languages. Winner of multiple awards, HONK! even won the prestigious “Best Musical” Olivier Award (Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Award)…beating out big shows like The Lion King and Mamma Mia!

Based on one of the world’s most beloved fables, this celebration of what makes us special is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and toe-tapping score.

An entertaining tale for the whole family, you’ll journey with little “Ugly” as he goes from being ridiculed by his friends and family for his odd, gawky looks…to getting lost from his farm and Mother…to his harrowing adventure to find home…to finally discovering his amazing destiny and true beauty. Thanks to a parent that never gives up on her son, HONK! delivers a happy, surprise twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved “The Ugly Duckling”. And along the way you’ll meet a whole flock of hilarious, colorful characters that discover being different isn’t such a bad thing after all.

Audiences are guaranteed to walk out with a big smile after they experience this heartwarming musical celebration about life, love, and acceptance! Mark your calendars for July 20-25, 2021.  (Note: We’ll also have a live-streaming option for those who can’t make it or who don’t feel comfortable attending in person yet.)

Our Awards

We feel blessed and honored that our productions have been recognized not only by our audiences, but also by our Washington, DC Regional Theatre peers.

Winner of BroadwayWorld's "Community Theatre of the Decade" (2020)

No One is Alone

BroadwayWorld Award for
“Best Streaming Production of 2020”

Mary Poppins

BroadwayWorld Award for
“Best Community Theatre Production of 2019”

Hello, Dolly!

Five BroadwayWorld Awards for
“Best Sound Design of the Decade”
“Best Costume Design of the Decade”
“Best Community Theatre Production of 2018″
“Best Community Theatre Actress
“Best Community 
Theatre Actor”

Into the Woods

 DC Metro Theater Arts Honors for
“Best Musical of 2016”
Three “Best Performances in a Musical”
“Best Director”
“Best Music Director”

Peter Pan

DC Metro Theater Arts Honors for
“Best Musical of 2015”
“Best 
Actress
Best Featured Actor
Best Director 
BroadwayWorld Award for
Set Design of the Decade (Non-Equity)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

ShowbizRadio’s “Standout Performance”

Our Summer Productions

2020

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2019

2018

Hello, Dolly!

2017

2017 Beauty and the Beast

2016

2015

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2014

Les Misérables Upper Room Theatre Ministry

2013

The Wizard of Oz

2012

2012 Man of La Mancha

2011

2011 Annie

2010

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2009

2009 Seussical

2008

2008 The Music Man

2007

2007 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2006

2006 - Pippin

2005

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2004

2004 HONK!

2003

2003 The Sound of Music

2002

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