The colorful history embellisher Lettice Douffet is poised to charm the husk right off of the corn of unsuspecting tourists visiting Britain’s most lackluster stately home. Douffet should also offer a stark contrast to Charlotte Schoen, the rigid and colorless civil servant attempting to thwart the truth-stretching tours.
“Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams,” John Merrick offers to an attractive visitor, one of the first women he ever encountered who did not recoil in horror at the sight of him. The soul-bearing insights of a poetic spirit are revealed throughout Bernard Pomerance’s touching play […]
Simply Sondheim is a match made in musical heaven. The pedigree alone is promising. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the famed composer known as Signature Theatre’s signature, has provided fodder for numerous musical revues, including the bio-revue Sondheim on Sondheim that played Broadway several seasons back, and Side By Side By Sondheim which has been around since the 1970s […]
The late Nora Ephron said in an interview once, “What you wear and what happened to you are indelibly connected.” The writer of such films as “Julie & Julia,” and “When Harry Met Sally.” For this, Ephron worked with her sister and frequent collaborator Delia Ephron (also a novelist in her own right) to fashion […]
How fitting to share an evening with the kooky, creepy and lovable Addams Family on one of their cherished holidays, Friday the 13th. The night was as cold as a tomb but Toby’s Dinner Theatre was warmed by the passion shared by Mr. and Mrs. Addams, Gomez and Morticia. Their hot-blooded romance – and how […]
Faith and politics. God and king. Those are the weighty affairs teetering in the balance of T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral. Compass Rose Theater recently turned its intimate space into a feline playground when it produced another work featuring the verse of the American-English poet, Cats. Now, the Spa Road location stands in for […]
The holidays are certainly a time for theatre to tap into the spirit of the season. There is always a chance (or four) to see Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemptive journey of self-discovery, of course. Usually, there are several little girls named Clara dreaming of Sugar Plum Fairies and the Mouse King’s battle with the heroic Nutcracker. […]
How’s this for a headline for Donny and Marie: Christmas at the National? “Singing siblings prove mythical fountain of youth is real?” Sure, that opening might be more at home in a supermarket tabloid, but it’s the truth. Donny and Marie Osmond, the all grown up boy and girl next door performers, have either found […]