Whenever theatregoers see Jackie Hoffman on stage, they know laughs are coming. Whether it’s in her three scene-stealing roles on Broadway—Prudy Pingleton in Hairspray, Calliope, Aphrodite in Xanadu or Grandma in The Addams Family—or in any number of her cabaret comedy acts, the kvetching comedienne brings the funny like no other.
“Just because I yell, doesn’t mean I don’t love you,” my mother used to say. If that maxim holds true, then the Lyons must be the most loving—and hoarse–family in existence.
What could possibly be more exciting for a DC theatre-lover than this? Mikhail Baryshnikov, indisputably the best-known classical dancer in the world, has arrived in town. And it’s not a dance that he is bringing us, it’s theatre. And it’s a piece derived from short stories by that most beloved of Russian theatre writers, Anton [...]
Faced with an ailing actress unable to perform on Sunday night, Noises Off director Doug Wilder made the rather unusual decision to pull on a spare dress and play the role himself, venturing onstage with a copy of the script in hand. This turned out to be the best solution anyone could have found. The [...]
DCTS has partnered with Angelika Mosaic Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia to offer you free tickets to the latest screenings of opera, ballet and theatre from around the world.
We have 3 pairs of tickets to the next screenings of the Royal Opera House presentation of Verdi’s grand opera LES VEPRES SICILIENNES, being shown for [...]
“Tragedy tomorrow, Comedy tonight!”
And with that opening refrain comes one of the clearest promises in musical theatre history, and perhaps even theatre history. Tonight, you will laugh. Tonight, our only goal is to throw everything we have at you and make you laugh as loudly, as heartily, and as frequently as possible.
As a reviewer, it’s nice to occasionally cover a show so good that it makes my job easy. Theater J’s return engagement of Woody Sez is just such a show, brimming with toe-tapping music, rich emotion, and powerful messages that illuminate the life and works of American folk music giant Woody Guthrie.
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