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More summer musicals in Washington

If it’s the warm fuzzies you seek, these musicals might be more your speed. You’ll definitely find a hearty dose of nostalgia in “Grease,” “The Wind in the Willows” and “Rock of Ages,” a musical based on anthemic rock songs from the 1980s.

Stephen Sondheim’s 1970s staple about the bittersweet reunion of former showgirls is being given a glittering, star-studded treatment at the Kennedy Center. Through June 19. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $45-$150.

The Wind in the Willows

Imagination Stage’s kid-friendly musical production of the turn-of-the-century storybook by Kenneth Grahame features music by Michael Silversher, who has composed songs for children’s television, including Muppets programs and Disney series. For age 4 and older. June 22-Aug. 14. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. $10-$22.

Mamma Mia!

The ultimate paternity musical is set to the music of Abba. June 30-July 3. Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900. . $20-$80.

Rock of Ages
This Broadway musical starring “American Idol” alum Constantine Maroulis is — we kid not — the story of Drew from South Detroit, who falls for small-town girl Sherrie in 1980s Los Angeles, where they fill their days teasing their hair and belting out Bon Jovi and Journey. July 12-24. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. www.national
. $56-$151.50.


Before they were in a movie, Danny and Sandy were characters in a stage musical. Olney Theatre Center revives the original show in time for summer. July 27-Aug. 21. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-4485. $34-$54.

Lavanya Ramanathan

Lavanya Ramanathan is a features reporter for Style.


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