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!
Our 19th anniversary show is the award-winning musical, HONK! 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 your 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.
You’re guaranteed to walk out with a big smile after you experience this heartwarming musical celebration about life, love, and acceptance! Get your ducks in a row and mark your calendars for HONK! this July!
Get your ducks in a row and mark your calendars now for July 21-26, 2020!
We feel blessed and honored that our productions have been recognized not only by our audiences, but also by our theater peers.
Here are highlights of our recent awards…
- Mary Poppins – Winner of BroadwayWorld’s 2019 Award for Best DC-Area Community Theatre Production, as well as 7 Best Actor and Best Actress nominations
- Hello, Dolly! – Winner of Three BroadwayWorld 2018 Awards for Best DC-Area Community Theatre: “Best Production”, “Best Actress”, and “Best Actor”
- Into the Woods – “Best Musical of 2016″, Three “Best Performances in a Musical”, “Best Director”, and “Best Music Director” honors from DC Metro Theater Arts
- Peter Pan – “Best Musical of 2015”, “Best Actress”, “Best Featured Actor”, and “Best Director” honors from DC Metro Theater Arts
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – named “Standout Performance” by ShowbizRadio