DC’s Top Artists to Bring Directorial Talents to Dulles

Michael Bobbitt and Sherri Edelen to direct at NextStop Theatre in 2015/2016

Michael Bobbitt will direct "Kiss Me, Kate" at NextStop Theatre August 20-September 13, 2015

Michael Bobbitt will direct “Kiss Me, Kate” at NextStop Theatre August 20-September 13, 2015

Herndon, VA / Washington, DC –– More than ninety percent of the audience-members who attend NextStop Theatre Company productions in Herndon, Virginia come from within a 5 mile radius of the tucked-away theatre, housed in a “covert” warehouse location next to Washington’s Dulles Airport. But the hidden theatre company continues to achieve the unusual: enticing DC’s top artists to travel outside the beltway.

NextStop Theatre Company has just announced their 2015/2016 line up, and kicking off the season in August 2015, NextStop will welcome Michael Bobbitt to direct an intimate new staging of Cole Porter’s classic musical, Kiss Me, Kate. Mr. Bobbitt currently serves as the Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre MTC, as well as regularly directing and choreographing at regional theatres around the country.

In the spring of 2016, NextStop will welcome Sherri Edelen to make her DC-area directing debut with Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. Ms. Edelen is one of the most respected actresses in the DC theatre community: an Helen Hayes Award recipient with an impressive seven Helen Hayes Award nominations to her credits.

Also included in NextStop’s six-show main stage season will be the world premiere of “The Maternity Project” by Ginna Hoben in September, part of the Women’s Voices Festival. Deathtrap, by Ira Leven, will premiere Halloween Weekend in October 2015; and the DC regional theatre premieres of Middletown, by Will Eno, and City of Angels, Cy Coleman’s film noir musical, open in January and May 2016 respectively.

Sherri Edelen will direct "Crimes of the Heart" at NextStop Theatre March 3-27, 2016

Sherri Edelen will direct “Crimes of the Heart” at NextStop Theatre March 3-27, 2016

Subscriptions for NextStop’s full 2015/2016 season, as well as a 4-show discount ticket package, are on sale now.  Full Season Subscribers receive additional benefits including early access to performance dates, free unlimited ticket exchanges, and an extra ticket to bring a friend to Deathtrap in October.

Subscriptions and packages can be purchased online at www.NextStopTheatre.org or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.

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NextStop Theatre Company’s 2015/2016 Main Stage Season:

Kiss Me, Kate

NextStop Theatre Company ("The NSTC") is housed in a tucked-away warehouse location near Washington's Dulles Airport... one might even say it's location is "a secret".

NextStop Theatre Company (“The NSTC”) is housed in a tucked-away warehouse location near Washington’s Dulles Airport… one might even say its location is “a secret”.

Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Directed by Michael Bobbitt

Choreographed by Rachel Dolan

August 20-September 13, 2015

 

The Maternity Project

*Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

By Ginna Hoben

Directed by Sullivan White

September 24-October 11, 2015

 

Deathtrap

By Ira Levin

Directed by Evan Hoffmann

October 29-November 15, 2015

 

Middletown

By William Eno

Directed by Michael Chamberlin

January 14-Febuary 7, 2016

 

Crimes of the Heart

By Beth Henley

Directed by Sherri Edelen

March 3-27, 2016

 

City of Angels

Book by Larry Gelbart

Music by Cy Coleman

Lyrics by David Zippel

Directed by Evan Hoffmann

May 12-June 5, 2016

 

About NextStop Theatre Company:

Now kicking off their third professional season, NextStop Theatre Company (The NSTC) is just moments away from Historic Downtown Herndon, Washington’s Dulles Airport, Reston Town Center, and the new Wiehle-Reston Silver Line Metro Station. In their first two seasons, NextStop received rave reviews for showcasing a wide array of local talent, Broadway headliners, and locally-driven arts relevant to the community, despite their somewhat hard to find theatre. www.NextStopHerndon.com