Our city has a long history of conflating people with their chosen profession. Of course, being Washington, there are large subsets of our residents who can’t disclose what they do for a living without getting into some pretty hot water. code name: Cynthia, the latest show from Pallas Theatre Collective, steeps us in that hot […]
Oliver! The Musical is an ambitious undertaking blending top young talent with seasoned professionals on a prestigious stage, and man does it pop and zing! Director Joseph Ritsch brings the story to life with a gritty realism. There’s no spoonful of sugar to help any of these real life traumas go down. Dickens is gothic […]
Innovative, real and highly emotional, Dear Evan Hansen is a musical for today— relatable to Millennials with a message that will span the generations. Connor, a high school student, perhaps confused and feeling alone, takes his own life, an all-too familiar news story. But what happens next in this world premiere musical is what makes […]
Playwright Ann V. Wixon sets before us the well-worn topic of a middle aged woman’s journey through divorce in this one character play. Eve is 45, newly divorced, and comes to a meeting of SWASS, Single Women Actively Seeking Sex. Sex, folks, not love or companionship or even any joined interests are what the lady’s […]
Imaginative choreography collides with extraordinary emotions in Dance Ethos with The West Shore Piano Trio. Artistic director Tiffany Haughn’s collaboration with several local, innovative dance visionaries, allowed her to curate an enlightening, riveting, touching contemporary dance show. Elaborately crafted movements connected the audience to each ensemble member as the body of work explored a wide […]
The general understanding in theatre is that there is a curse on Shakespeare’s Scottish play. I wonder in Anne Bogart’s new operatic production at Glimmerglass Festival, despite some wonderful singing, whether some of that curse didn’t leak over to create a bit of a soggy mash of an interpretation of Verdi’s opera.
The short answers to my two biggest questions about Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age are yes and yes. The questions themselves were as follows: Does the white hot, love at first sight romance ignite as quickly when Romeo and Juliet are old enough to have seen Truman in the White House? And does […]