Although most people consider showtunes night in Washington DC the showtunes night at JRs on 17th street, my favorite showtunes night in Washington DC is in Logan Circle at EFN Lounge. EFN Lounge showtunes night is every Sunday evening from 6pm to 9pm. There are usually snacks there and a great drink special with $2 absolute drinks during showtunes. What makes Showtunes at EFN Lounge special though isn’t the drink specials or the food, it is the energy and the people that go.
Unlike JRs showtunes where you get a bunch of fake broadway fans faking the words to the songs (although JRs showtunes can be fun) EFN Lounge has a much smaller crowd but a crowd that sings along, dances and has fun with the shows. It is more like a Sidetracks Chicago the way the crowd it. There is a lot of audience participation with the shows and the bartenders sing a long and get into the music as well. EFN Lounge showtunes in Washington DC has definitely become my favorite showtunes night in Washington DC, even though I still do love the showtunes night at JRs. So what makes the two nights different?
The reason I like Showtunes Night at EFN Lounge better is because of the music they play. EFN Lounge plays a lot of non well known songs from not as popular shows like Tick Tick Boom, they also play songs like Every Sperm is Sacred from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life and they also play a ton of clips from different Broadway Spoofs. When you combine that with a bunch of cool off broadway and promotional performances like the rock version of Defying Gravity from Wicked you have a new type of showtunes night that easily beats out a bunch of clips from shows that were turned into movies.
Showtunes night reminds me of Showtunes at Sidetracks in Chicago which is probably the best showtunes night there is. If you are in the DC areas and looking for something to do on a Sunday evening, I highly recommend checking out Showtunes Night at EFN Lounge in Washington DC.
1318 9th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
If you’ve been to EFN Lounge for showtunes or are coming to showtunes at EFN Lounge, please feel free to leave a comment below or share this post with your friends on Twitter by clicking on the green tweet or retweet button at the top of the post. Even though showtunes night at EFN Lounge is much smaller than JRs, it is also much better in my opinion. Hope to see you there one night.