Our History

The Bethesda Little Theatre is a non profit organization and was founded in 1980, as the the NIH R&W Theatre Group. All members are volunteers, and new members are welcome at all times. Send us an e-mail or contact us through social media!

A Century of Broadway, 2001

We try to produce one stage show each year. Our shows are usually original musical revues, compiled from Broadway, Hollywood, and American standards or contemporary music. Auditions are open and are usually held at the beginning of the year with rehearsals for two to three months following. In addition to cast members, we always need assistance with production staff. This includes stage and lighting crew, front of house staff and ushers, costume prep, and set construction. Directors, choreographers and musicians are also welcome to inquire about participation. 

An Evening of Broadway Favorites, 2004

Our Mission

We are a charitable organization that has most often made monetary donations to the Patient Emergency Fund (PEF) at the NIH. The PEF helps families cover unexpected expenses incurred while their family member is being treated at the NIH.

An important aspect of our group is giving back to the community. In order to bring musical theatre to those who are not always able to attend shows in person, we perform “roadshows” at senior living centers around the Washington Metro area. Roadshows are one-hour long versions of the stage show that take place a month or two after the stage show closes and continue the rest of the year.

Backstage Broadway, 2008