The Washington Post says “Woody Sez is glory bound”...”The musicianship is first-class…be reminded that once upon a time in America, raising one’s voice in dissent could make for some beautiful music” (click here to keep reading in The Washington Post)
“A touch of a Jewish soul” He was the folk poet of the downtrodden and disaffected. A traveling minstrel for struggling farmers, migrant workers, day laborers and union members, Woody Guthrie wrote and sang anthems to democracy and freedom to both assuage and ignite the American spirit. This month Theater J celebrates… (click here to keep reading)
Can’t get enough of Woody in celebration of his 100th Birthday? Check out what’s happening around town and online.
Visit the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery at the Washington DCJCC (home of Theater J) to see the traveling exhibit Woody at 100 created by the Woody Guthrie Foundation. This 17 panel exhibit tells a detailed story of Woody’s life including reproductions of his journals, sketchbooks and photographs and press clippings.
- Watch the American Masters documentary Woody Guthrie: Aint’Got No Home which premieres this month on WETA
- Sing-a-long with the cast of Woody Sez in hootnannies following the Sunday 7:30 pm performances on Nov 18, Nov 25 and Dec 2. Bring your instrument and join in the fun!
- Listen to Fresh Air Celebrate Woody Guthrie at 100on NPR
Plus Thanksgiving treats from Theater J “Woody Sez for Kidz” (Ages 3 and up)
- Friday, November 23, 11:00 am Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for children 3 and up (lap-held children under 3 are free)
Join us for a special, 45-minute family-friendly concert of Woody Guthrie tunes and stories from the cast of Woody Sez. Before the show join us at 10:00 am for a family mitzvah project decorating holiday gift bags for the DCJCC’s December 25th Day of Service project to help brighten a homeless person’s day!
- Special Friday after Thanksgiving matinee at 2:00 pm of Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie