Nextstop Theatre Company

A live professional theatre venue in Herndon: Musicals, Plays, Comedy Nights, Kids Shows, Classes, and more.

Located just moments away from Dulles Airport, Reston Town Center, and Historic Downtown Herndon, NextStop shows a variety of live entertainment by professional performers: Musicals, Plays, Comedy Shows, Concerts, Education Programs for Kids and Adults, and more. Learn more at:

Mission: NextStop Theatre Company is a professional, non-profit organization that produces uniquely intimate, epic, and accessible theatrical performances and programs, in and for Northern Virginia’s Dulles Corridor community.

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Please join us in wishing the cast and crew of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN a very Happy Closing!! The joy of this production is going to stick with us for a long, long time!
#NextStopSingin #SinginintheRain #NextStopRain #HappyClosing

Photo by Lock and Company.

Last call to see this talented bunch!! Must close Sunday!

Photo by Lock and Company.

2019-2020 Season Trailer Starring the Kids of NextStop!

The upcoming season at NextStop is going to be our most diverse and ambitious season yet... but don't take our word for it! Hear from NextStop's most compelling team members!

Now is the time to get your Season Package to NextStop's 2019-2020 Season—the best deal to see local professional theatre! Hurry before prices go up on July 1st!

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN must close Sunday!

Photo by Lock and Company.

Only one more weekend left to catch SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! Make your weekend plans now before tickets sell out! #NextStopSingin #SinginintheRain #NextStopRain #tapdancing #nextstop #DCtheatre #hipherndon

Photo by Lock and Company.

2019 Summer Theatre Adventures - NextStop Theatre Company

Just released!! Due to high interest, we have made new spots available in our "Neverland Adventures" camp for rising 1st - 4th graders! July 8 - 12. This is a summer camp from 9am-4pm taught by professional teaching artists. All levels welcome, please help us spread the word!

Class description: Battle pirates, swim with mermaids, chase shadows, and fly high above London, as we explore the world of J.M. Barrie’s beloved fantasy, Peter Pan.
(Then you have the option to come see the Summer Theatre Adventures production of Peter Pan Jr on July 19-20!)

Details and registration:

NextStop is at Taste of Reston Friday and Saturday! Stop by and say hello... and sign up to win a free YEAR of theatre!! #tasteofreston

VIDEO TRAILER: Only two more weekends left to catch SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN returns tonight for the final two weekends! Audiences are calling this a "can't miss" show! See the show audiences are raving about!

Two more weekends to see SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! You don't want to miss this one!

Photo by Lock and Company.

Talking tap and Donald O'Connor with virtuoso hoofer Robert Mintz from Singin' in the Rain - DC Theatre Scene

Check out this insightful interview with Robert Mintz from DC Theatre Scene about his roles as Cosmo Brown and choreographer of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! We agree... "virtuoso" describes Robert perfectly!

Mintz says about his choreography: “I wanted to pay respect to the original but also have a new take. Evan gave me free reign when it came to the dances, but he had come up with a wonderful concept to do the show with eight-people putting on a production of Singin’ in the Rain, but since it’s not the movie, I was free to cater to the particular talents of the cast.” Ask any hoofer to name their favorite dance movies, and you’re bound to hear Singin’ in the Rain among their list. The classic 1952 Hollywood musical about the waning days of silent films starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds is one of the all-time great musical films with s...

Singin’ in the Rain Showers Fairfax County with Surprises

Thank you FairfaxNews for a great review of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!

"NextStop’s SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is an outstanding production which should be seen by all fans of this film, allowing them to remember it and even to recreate it anew. The show also provides a wonderful opportunity for fans of the film to invite their friends as well – hopefully creating new fans! – as the show will be enjoyed by newcomers and longtime fans of Singin’ in the Rain alike!" For some decades now, there has been a Broadway production of the classic 1952 MGM film musical Singin’ in the Rain. The production now playing at Herndon’s NextStop Theatre through June 23, howev…

James Corden's Electrifying 2019 Tony Awards Opening Number Salutes The Magic Of Live Broadway

Did you see the Tony Awards last night? We loved James Corden's opening number, singing about the amazing experience you have at LIVE theatre! And when you can't make it to Broadway, come on over to NextStop for some live theatre! 😉

James Corden celebrated the magic of live shows, with a brief interruption from Bryan Cranston, to open the 2019 Tony Awards. James was joined on stage by th...

[06/09/19]   Reminder! Free theatre tonight at 7pm!

Staged Reading: "Loneliness Was a Pandemic" by Olivia Haller

This is the first of four readings in our Playwrights' Initiative Series. Be a part of our process to develop new plays by local playwrights! No reservation required.

Happy Pride from NextStop and the cast and crew of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! #HappyPride #DCPride

Graphic Design by Robert Mintz.
Photos by Lock and Company.
Costumes by Moyenda Kulemeka.

This is a frequent comment from audiences and critics! Does your face need a work out this weekend? Come see SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!

Sunday is SOLD OUT but there are still seats available Friday & Saturday!

Photo by Lock and Company!

Returning to the stage tonight! Now playing through June 23!

Photo by Lock and Company.

Now playing through June 23!

Photo by Lock and Company.

Now playing through June 23! Tickets selling fast!

Photo by Lock and Company.

Coming to see SINGIN' IN THE RAIN this weekend?

Make sure you check your email for an IMPORTANT announcement from us regarding parking! The Herndon Festival will be taking place down the street from the theatre, so please check the email about parking passes. And plan to leave extra time for traffic! Thank you!

Photo of Robert Mintz as Cosmo Brown, by Lock and Company!

Review: 'Singin’ in the Rain' by NextStop Theatre Company - DC Metro Theater Arts

Did you see this stellar review of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN from DC Metro Theater Arts?!

"An endlessly energetic cast puts every last inch of NextStop’s small space to good use, leaping on furniture, climbing onto balconies, moving out into the audience, and expertly carrying out Robert Mintz’s inventive choreography." #NextStopSingin #SinginintheRain #NextStop #NextStopRain How do you replicate perfection—especially when it involves dumping gallons of water onstage? Any theater company that undertakes a production of Singin’ in the Rain, the beloved movie musical about 1920s Hollywood, has to grapple with this question. The creative team at NextStop Theatre Company...

First Look: Photos of "Singin' in the Rain" at NextStop Theatre

Get the first look at SINGIN' IN THE RAIN production photos!

“This is a show that puts a spring in your feet and a hum in your head. You’ll walk out with a glorious feeling, as if "Singin’ in the Rain" truly is the nectar that banishes all the bad and ugly from a day, a week, a year, or a life. NextStop aims for the heart on this one and sticks the landing.” – DC Theatre Scene
#NextStopRain #SinginintheRain #NextStop #tapdance #NextStopSingin See the Golden Age Musical live in Herndon, now through June 23, 2019. Tickets starting at $40. Don't miss the beloved classic!

We are excited to be recognized as #OneoftheBest local nonprofits by The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington!

“NextStop is honored and humbled to have been selected by the Catalogue of Philanthropy,” says Evan Hoffmann, Producing Artistic Director of NextStop. “We are further thrilled to see Fairfax County and the Dulles Corridor region so well represented on this list. It is just further proof that truly great things are happening in and for the vibrant communities of Northern Virginia.”

Read the full press release here:

Please join us in congratulating SINGIN' IN THE RAIN cast member Ethan Van Slyke for his CAPPIES win!!

Ethan won the Best Male Dancer Award in the DC area High School theatre awards at the Kennedy Center last night... for his role as Don Lockwood in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!!

Ethan plays Rod and Hollywood Tenor in NextStop's production, and follows in the footsteps of our director, Evan Hoffmann: Evan won a CAPPIE award (in the first ever CAPPIES Awards) for his portrayal of Don Lockwood!

A lucky role? Just talented guys! Congratulations, Ethan!

Pictured here in his HS production at Freedom High School and in NextStop's production! Catch him at NextStop through June 23! #NextStopSingin #SinginintheRain #cappies #nextstop

Congrats to the talented cast, crew and team for a wonderful Opening Night of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN last night!

And big thanks to the great crowd who came out to celebrate with us! #NextStopRain #singinintherain #nextstop #NextStopSingin #happyopening

Our final installment of “meet the stars” of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is all about Wood Van Meter as Don Lockwood! He’s a double Helen Hayes Awards nominee!

Wood trained in the BFA program Point Park University. This is Wood’s first show at NextStop, but he’s no stranger to DC theaters with credits at The Kennedy Center, Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Rep Stage, Washington Stage Guild, MetroStage and more, plus regional theatre credits! He was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Lead Actor in a Musical for the role of Joseph in “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Toby’s and for Best Ensemble in “Silence! The Musical” at Studio Theatre.

You may not know that one if his first professional jobs was being part of Hershey Park’s boy band, The Milkmen. To this day it’s one of his favorite jobs he’s ever had! He’s also worked at Celebrity Cruises and Busch Gardens. If you haven’t seen Wood on a DC stage, maybe you’ve seen him while cruising or visiting theme parks!

Wood says about playing the iconic Don Lockwood, “Being part of "Singin’ in the Rain" has been very special. It’s a role I NEVER thought I would play, but I’ve grown to really love the character. The story of how all these performers join forces to save their movie just puts a smile on my face!”

It's putting a smile on everyone’s face who’s walks in the door so far! (We had a sold-out first preview last night!) You don’t want to miss this show! #NextStopRain #NextStopSingin #SinginintheRain #NextStop #tapdance

Photo by Lock and Company.

More inside scoop on the stars of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!

Next up is Morgan Kelleher playing Kathy Seldon. Morgan says about this role, “I'm lucky enough to be portraying a character I feel especially connected to—Kathy, a young actress trying to get her start.”

What does she mean by that? Well Morgan actually graduated from Catholic University *during* this rehearsal process! She is an actress getting her professional start right here at NextStop!

During her training at Catholic University, she was cast in productions such as The Threepenny Opera, Legally Blonde, Urinetown, Children of Eden and Kiss Me Kate. You may notice that “Singin’ in the Rain” is her first tap musical. You’ll never believe she just started tapping when she began college! (but the 14 years of Irish Step Dancing helped.)

You may not know that Morgan’s love of musical theatre came from an obsession with Disney—as in watching The Lion King five times a day kind of obsession!

Morgan says about being in this production, “Working on “Singin in the Rain,” a musical so many people grew up loving, was definitely a challenging and exciting responsibility! Finding the balance between honoring these iconic and beloved roles, and creating new moments based in the sheer joy these characters exude, was no small task. I've also had the pleasure of creating this inventive retelling with an exceptional cast, who has helped create the space to rediscover what makes this show so special.”

This won’t be the last time you see of Morgan Kelleher! Come to SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and you can say, I knew her when!

First preview is tonight!
#NextStopRain #SinginintheRain #NextStop #tapdance

Photo by Lock and Company.

Disney's "Frozen Jr.": Live in Herndon June 26 - 29, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for FROZEN JR!
#NextStopFrozen #Disney #FrozenJr #letitgo NextStop's Summer Theatre Adventures presents the enchanting modern classic from Disney, FROZEN JR! Featuring a cast of 30 local students and a professional design team. Tickets $15.

Meet the stars of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!

First up is Robert Mintz, doing double duty by playing Cosmo Brown and serving as choreographer for the entire production! He's a graduate of Catholic University and has performed locally at theaters including The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, and Olney Theatre Center, as well as New York and regional credits. He has choreographed at numerous local universities and assisted at Olney Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Constellation Theatre. He's been part of so many of our favorite musicals: West Side Story, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Sideshow, My Fair Lady, Crazy for You, On the Town, Mary Poppins, The Producers, High School Musical, Kiss Me Kate, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers... to name a few!

You may not know that Robert got his start tap dancing when he was five years old. One of his first solo dance routines was to the song "Make 'Em Laugh" (which is a Cosmo song from "Singin' in the Rain"). He was dressed as a clown and in one part of the number he contorted his body; so he's not sure if, quote, "I made people laugh or if I made people terrified."

Robert said about his involvement in this production, "Cosmo has always been a dream role of mine, and I've been waiting years for a theatre in the area to put on a production of "Singin' in the Rain." I'm thrilled that NextStop's relatively small production, with a cast of only 8 actors, is able to deliver the song and dance spectacle that the audience will be hoping for, while adding in more humor and heart than one might see in a bigger production at a larger venue."

Don't miss Robert in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, May 23 - June 23! Tickets are selling fast, don't delay! #NextStopRain #SinginintheRain #NextStop #tapdance #makeemlaugh

Photo by Lock and Company.

Any friends get the Loudoun Times-Mirror and spot our ad for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN?!

Tickets selling fast!

FROZEN JR ticket announcement and a SINGIN' IN THE RAIN trailer!

Attention FROZEN fans (and parents of FROZEN fans)!

Tickets for Disney's FROZEN JR presented by NextStop's Summer Theatre Adventures program will go on sale Thursday, May 23 at 10am! #NextStopFrozen #FrozenJr #letitgo Be the first to get FROZEN JR tickets!

Please join us in congratulating Mary Myers for her Helen Hayes Award win for her work in "45 Plays for 45 Presidents!" #HelenHayesAwards

Thanks to TheatreWashington for hosting this event and celebrating the work of all the talented theater artists in our community (winners, nominees and all!)

Sneak Peek of "Singin' in the Rain"

Making the most of rainy days as we rehearse "Singin' in the Rain!" The show opens May 23!

(You'll want to watch to the very end!)

NextStop received a commendation from the Senate of Virginia last February, and we were presented with the commendation at Senator Boysko's town hall in Herndon today. We are honored by this recognition, and proud to continue serving our community!

We love Moms!!

Still looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? How about tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! It's the perfect show to take mom to, with all the charm and joy of the movie—but up close!

Or if you're going big this year, what about season tickets to NextStop's 2019-2020 season? We know Mom will especially adore the first two shows of the season, BEEHIVE: THE 60's MUSICAL and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE!

NextStop Theatre's 2019-2020 season, musicals bookend their 6 show lineup - DC Theatre Scene

Thank you DC Theatre Scene for the great overview of our 2019-2020 season! Next season at NextStop Theatre Company will feature a whole lotta musicals, as well as some farce, an adaptation of a literary classic, and Katori Hall’s celebrated fiction about Martin Luther King, The Mountaintop. The season begins with a show which is more revue than musical — Beehive, The 6...

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2019-2020 Season Trailer Starring the Kids of NextStop!
Sneak Peek of "Singin' in the Rain"
Announcing NextStop Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season
Don't miss FALLEN ANGELS at NextStop Theatre!
The Wolves are coming.
John Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN now playing at NextStop through November 18
"The Wedding Singer" Musical, live in Herndon!
NextStop is turning 30!
The Great Belt Off
2018-2019 Season Video Trailer
Video Trailer: Meet Daphna





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