In 1931, Peter Kurten terrorized Germany with little reason. Other than it sexually gratified him. Trolling Dusseldorf, he raped, beat, and murdered without prejudice. Men, women, and children. No one was safe from his bloodlust.
I’ve gotta hand it to Signature Theatre – they sure know how to put on a show. Going to see a musical at the Shirlington company’s home will offer you certain guarantees. Cleanliness. Polish. A cadre of the region’s best musical theatre talent at every rung of the ladder. A few shiny gems of the […]
I believe that every diet needs the occasional spoonful of Marshmallow Fluff directly out of the jar. I have a fond memory from a few years ago. I’d never seen Mamma Mia! and was about to see the movie for the first time. Now, this was right in the throngs of my musical theatre conservatory training, […]
There is an astonishing turn of events toward the end of I and You, but let’s not talk about that. Let’s talk about Walt Whitman instead. Whitman was a revolutionary who overthrew poetry. He trashed the self-conscious, hyperstylized European tropes which had dominated the art and substituted something purely American: a rough, colloquial, muscular free […]
Donny and Marie would not approve. But South Park lovers and fans of filth will no doubt herniate themselves chortling at The Book of Mormon, the shibboleth-shattering Tony and multi-award-winning musical about the Mormon faith and the chowder-headed attempts of missionaries to sell religion to third-world villagers.
With Washington Stage Guild’s gusty production of Back to Methuselah, less is more, and, also, more is more. Less is more: The set is appealingly minimal, the blocking clear and simple, the plot both minimal and simple. All the better to leave plenty of room for more ideas and personalities. More is more: Every time […]
There are few things more charming, more chic, more certain to please than a Cole Porter song. These time-tested pleasures, as tuneful as they are clever, do not tend to disappoint. As such, I entered the opening night of the In Series’ new Cole Porter Project: It’s All Right with Me with the high hopes. […]