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!
And our 19th anniversary production is Broadway’s West Side Story! From the first notes to the final breath, one of the most beloved and memorable musicals ever, West Side Story, takes the most famous love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose on the passionate and turbulent streets of 1950s New York.
Considered a musical theater masterpiece with a timeless message, West Side Story has energetic characters, inspiring drama, amazing dance, and light-hearted moments that appeal to all ages.
With a creative dream team that includes Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, this groundbreaking musical tackles themes of human dignity, prejudice, violence, and the need for compassion and forgiveness to bring about redemption and a coming together within communities.
Mark your calendars now for July 21-26, 2020. Ticket sales begin June 23. Our production is guaranteed to linger in your heart longer after the final notes are sung
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