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!

Our 2024 summer musical will be announced by the end of 2023. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook page, and Instagram page for the latest updates and announcements!

This isn’t just the Freaky Friday you remember from the movies or the book!

It’s a fresh, dynamic stage adaptation brought to life by the award-winning Broadway team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, known for their work on the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal.

With a contemporary, pop-infused score and set in modern day, they’ve given this beloved story a new depth and energy that’s sure to captivate you.

Prepare to be swept away on a magical, musical adventure that explores the profound bond between a mother and daughter in the most unexpected way. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. 

Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update on an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it’s like to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.

Through catchy tunes and unforgettable moments, Freaky Friday explores themes of empathy, understanding, and the unbreakable bonds of family.

And in July 2024, it comes to Northern Virginia to delight you and your family with a modern, fresh take on the classic story!

Mark your calendars for July 16-21, 2024.  Online ticket sales begin end of June, and auditions will be held mid-May.

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 "Favorite Local Theatre" (2022, 2023)
Prince William Arts Council Seefeldt Award for "Outstanding Arts Organization" (2021)
Winner of BroadwayWorld's "Community Theatre of the Decade" (2020)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Eight BroadwayWorld Awards for
“Best Ensemble Performance”
“Best Performer in a Musical”
“Best Supporting Performing in a Musical”
“Best Direction of a Musical”
Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Best Choreography
“Best Costume Design”
“Best Lighting Design”
Plus DC Theater Arts Staff Favorite Honors for
“Outstanding Production”
“Outstanding Creative Components”
“Outstanding Ensemble Performance”

West Side Story

Nine BroadwayWorld Awards for
“Best Musical of 2022”
“Best Direction of a Musical”
“Best Choreography”
“Best Ensemble Performance”
“Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance”
“Best Supporting Performer in a Musical”
“Best Costume Design”
“Best Scenic Design”
“Best Lighting Design”


Five BroadwayWorld Awards for
“Best Non-Professional Musical of 2021”
“Best Actor in a Musical”
“Best Supporting Actress in a Musical”
“Best Director”
“Best Costume Design of a Play or Musical”

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




West Side Story







Hello, Dolly!


2017 Beauty and the Beast





Les Misérables Upper Room Theatre Ministry


The Wizard of Oz


2012 Man of La Mancha


2011 Annie




2009 Seussical


2008 The Music Man


2007 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


2006 - Pippin




2004 HONK!


2003 The Sound of Music