The Prom

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.









Mean Girls

9 to 5



Chicago: Teen Edition



Sweeney Todd

Fall Cabaret


In The Heights

Mamma Mia



Who We Are!

The Free Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3, student-run, tuition-free company for students in 9th-12th grade who are passionate about creating theater. Through our mentorship and advisory program, students are trained to be leaders in the creative and production processes, taking on the positions of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, and Stage Manager, and Crew/Design Leads for our full-scale musical productions. Students are supported by a team of mentors, working professionals in DC/MD/VA theatre, who serve as resources and advisors throughout the year. 



The Free Theatre Non-Discrimination Policy:  The Free Theatre shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, race, color, background, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical, mental or sensory disability, matriculation, socio-economic status, political or religious opinion, or affiliation in any of its policies, procedures or practices.




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Our 2024 

Summer Musical

Theatre Intensive

application will be

up by April 15th! 

We have some awesome options this summer!  We are working this week on confirming workshops in Directing, Choreography, Music Directing, Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Improvisation, Dance Styles, Monologue Techniques, Music Theory, Reading Music and Auditioning Skills. And possibly some other leadership intensive surprises!

We are bringing back veteran teachers and mentors, as well as adding new   artists to the roster. Please check back here after April 15th for our registration form and calendar!  If you want to be the first to know when the schedule goes up, please follow us on Instagram @thefreetheatre



“The Prom”

We are excited to announce our cast, crew and leadership team. Click on the drop down menu for updated information!



We have recently received generous grants from:

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

AND The Maryland State Arts Council! 


We have also added a Patron Accessibility Mentor, and a student coordinator to our Admin Team! 


The Free Theatre is committed to creating a more accessible experience for all members of the community who want to attend our productions. 





As an actively antiracist organization, we are condemning, speaking up, and taking action against systemic racist practices and microaggressions in theatre and in the greater community.

* We are committed to diverse, color-conscious casting, and expansive hiring of BIPOC designers, board members and staff.

* We are learning from BIPOC leaders in the community about ways we can effectively usher change into our lives and communities.

* We are retooling our programs to engage in the work that needs to be done to amplify BIPOC voices and those of other marginalized communities.

* We are striving to be leaders in active antiracism, and we welcome and encourage your engagement.

* We have formed an internal committee to actively focus on becoming an antiracist theater company. BIPOC are represented and amplified in the fiber of our organization.





The Free Theatre is funded in part by generous contributions from:

The Nora Roberts Foundation

Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County,        Maryland State Arts Council, and                                                    United Healthcare.