For youngsters growing up in the DC area, chances are the Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol was one of the shows they experienced. Since this year marks the 35th anniversary of the perennial offering at the historic theatre, that means an entire generation of theatre-goers have been introduced to the magic of Christmas […]
After the recent political season we have all just made it through, the song “We Need A Little Christmas” has never seemed more apropos. So you won’t find this guy bemoaning yet another holiday-themed offering on area stages, already populated by Ebenezer Scrooge, dreamy little Clara, and even the Grinch. I have been playing Christmas […]
In the Ruthless! world where little girls break out into song when strangers pay a visit, and show business aspirations are passed down through the genetic code of some wacky dames, hilarity ensues. A sharp, funny and tuneful mash-up of all things show-biz and camp, Ruthless! The Musical is a hoot.
Alan Paul’s direction of Shakespeare is brilliant. As familiar as I am with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, upon viewing this vibrant production, I felt as if it had been written today. The passion, the romance, the inevitable tragedy – all wrapped in Shakespeare’s delicious verse – gains an immediacy under Paul’s fresh approach to the tale […]
You might want to hit the bar before you take your seat for The Pirates of Penzance as performed by the Chicago-based theatre company The Hypocrites, now ensconced in the Theatre Lab at Olney Theatre Center. Luckily the bar is part of the set and is open throughout the show, as cast members remind the audience […]
Entering the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at Olney Theatre Center for The Mikado, be prepared for balloons. Hundreds of them; many of them being bopped in your general direction. Go ahead, bop them back. Have a seat in one of the circus style rings, right in the middle of the action. Or go play the basketball […]
Barabbas Theatre has captured a muse of fire and has ascended to the brightest heaven of invention with its adaptation of William Shakespeare’s dynamic history play, The Life of King Henry the Fifth. Henry V has been retitled H5x7 and that modern handle really tells you all you need to know about the 100 minute […]
If your tastes lean toward the silly, far-fetched and ironic, look no further than Free Range – a title that may be more a commentary about the style of theatre you will see here than the parenting style that has gotten press in the last few years.
If you like your house decorated with dysfunction, madness, incest, and heightened dialogue, come visit The House of Yes.