Showtunes Party in Washington DC from the Helen Hayes Awards

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So I have absolutely no clue what the Helen Hayes Awards is or what they are for, but my friend sent me an invite to an opened to everyone party (that actually sounds kind of lame) at the Jefferson hotel Quill bar. According to the invitation below to the Helen Hayes Awards showtunes party, there is no cover which is nice, cocktails which is better, but most importantly, sing a long showtunes where you are encouraged to belt out as loud as you can. That is why it got my attention. This bitch loves to belt out showtunes, especially when drinking cocktails and having fun with other theatre queens. Here is the invite to the Helen Hayes Awards showtunes party in Washington DC.


Presented by The Helen Hayes Awards Shed your inhibitions, connect with your inner diva and belt out show tunes with other theater lovers, bandleader and pianist extraordinaire Glenn Pearson and a few special guests from Washington stages at this monthly gathering.

Join us on:
MONDAY, JULY 11, 7 – 10PM
Quill Bar at The Jefferson, Washington DC
1200 16th St, NW
No cover – FREE!

Enjoy the art of the cocktail in The Jefferson’s elegant Quill Bar and savor their spectacular bar menu. An appetizer & specialty drink menu will be available.

Discounted parking is offered to our guests.

20% of proceeds support the year-round audience building efforts of the Helen Hayes Awards – Your Ticket to Washington Theatre. Find out what’s playing on over 70 area stages, visit

Anyways, if you are in the Washington DC area on July 11th, I highly encourage you to come to this event. I have no clue what the Helen Hayes awards are or what the actual purpose is, but when you combine a great pianist, showtunes and cocktails with a bunch of drunken queens you are bound to have an awesome time. I’ll more than likely be there as well with my camera taking random photos to review the event for this blog as well. If you end up coming, feel free to say hi if you see me.

2 Responses to “Showtunes Party in Washington DC from the Helen Hayes Awards”

  1. Michael Kyrioglou

    The Helen Hayes Awards organization is the service group supporting and promoting Washington DC’s professional theatre community of close to 80 theatres (DC, MD & VA). The awards, which occur each April, are in their 27th year recognizing excellence on Washington stages and celebrating the work produced year-round. In addition to the annual awards, HHA advocates on behalf of the theatre community, has an education arm to instruct young people and take them to the theatre and promotes the wealth and variety of theatre thru a variety of year-round marketing initiatives to build audiences for area theatres.

    The Show Tunes and Cocktails event has been going on since December and been very successful in providing a fun evening where folks can sing along or listen, grab a drink and find out from us what theatres are playing. It’s an effort for us to create an entertaining social evening where we can spread the word about the incredible theatre community Washingtonians have right at their doorstep. We hope you can make it out, belt out a few showtunes and have a great time.

    • BroadwayReviewed

      Hi Michael,

      Thank you for coming and filling in what the awards and party is for. That sounds like a great cause and I am very excited to be going. A few people wrote me through here and will try to make it as well. See you guys in a couple weeks!