Ninth Annual

Military Thanksgiving

  • Ninth Annual Military Thanksgiving at Arena Stage

    Friday, November 29, 2019

  • Cocktails and Seated Dinner

    5:30 p.m.

  • Performance of 'Newsies'

    8 p.m.

Every year, hundreds of Washington-area military families spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from loved ones. In gratitude for their service, Arena Stage will invite 200 wounded warriors, service men and women and their families to an elegant dinner and a performance of Disney's Newsies at the Mead Center for American Theater on Friday, November 29, 2019. We are delighted that dinner will include remarks from Lieutenant General Nadja West (Ret.), 44th Army Surgeon General and former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command.

This Thanksgiving, please consider expressing your gratitude to the men and women who serve in our country’s Armed Forces by supporting this event with a generous contribution.

For more information about the Military Thanksgiving event, sponsorship opportunities and how you can get involved, please contact Shayla Hines at 202-600-4030 or

Military Thanksgiving is generously sponsored by RaytheonDiscoveryNorthrop Grumman, Rick and Carol Froehlich, Clark ConstructionGEICO, David Bruce Smith in honor of Max Smith and The Wawa Foundation.