Blues having its way with love. Blues in the Night at Creative Cauldron (review)

‘Tis the season to think about love, and whether you’ve got the “Dirty No-Gooder Blues,” are “Taking a Chance on Love” or you’re “Just a Lucky So-and-So” there’s a song that will speak to your heart in Creative Cauldron’s swinging production of Blues in Night.

A Christmas Carol Memory at Creative Cauldron (review)

Creative Cauldron’s A Christmas Carol Memory is a world premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic story A Christmas Carol. Conceived and directed by Creative Cauldron’s artistic director Laura Connors Hull, and written by Jennifer Clements, the reason for the re-imagining was to tinker with tradition and explore the power of memories.

Jennifer Clements works puppets into new Christmas Carol adaptation at Creative Cauldron

Christmastime is officially upon us, heralded by the copious variants of Charles Dickens’ Yuletide classic A Christmas Carol springing up around the Washington, D.C. metro area. Offerings include the “must-see holiday tradition” at Ford’s Theatre, a musical version at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md., and an intimate solo rendition of the classic at Olney […]

Ruthless! – a poisoned parody of musicals brimming with talent at Creative Cauldron (review)

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.

A triumphant Caroline, or Change from Creative Cauldron

Sometimes it’s hard not to wonder about the relevance of musical theater. Sometimes it’s hard not to love the form but wonder if the content might be stuck in a limbo of irrelevance.  And then you’re reminded of Tony Kushner’s and Jeanine Tesori’s Caroline, or Change and you realize that musicals can be revelatory, immediate, […]

Monsters of the Villa Diodati at Creative Cauldron (review)

The inspirations that ignited Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s mind are alive and perfectly shady in this world premiere musical.

Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner on new Monsters musical and Helen Hayes nominations

On Monday night, we learned that Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner and the cast of The Turn of the Screw received Helen Hayes director’s nominations for the Creative Cauldron production. They responded:

The World Goes Round at Creative Cauldron

The sinewy vamp beckons your ears to step inside. What follows is a compact one act revue of infectious melodies, perfectly married to the song lyrics which could be about unbridled joy, a broken heart, or a declaration of love.

UpClose with Broadway composer John Kander

We are pleased to announce a new series of interviews with musical theatre composers by author Mark Horowitz. We debut the series with this talk last weekend with John Kander, is in recognition of Creative Cauldron’s production of And the World Goes ‘Round.

Once on This Island at Creative Cauldron (review)

It’s worth the trip to Falls Church, VA to see how Creative Cauldron has managed to fit Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s beloved Once on This Island into the tiny ArtsSpace.

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