Dawn Ursula played in 7 productions in 2016. How did she manage it?

In our look back at 2016, we tallied the number of roles played by area actors. One of the surprises was that 68 actors were cast in between 4 and 6 shows. Dawn Ursula, however, surpassed that. Last year, she appeared in 7 productions: Dot at Everyman Theatre, Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 at Round House Theatre, Redder Blood at […]

Most memorable moments on DC area stages in 2016

As this year closes, perhaps you, like we, are thinking back over your own year spent watching the various riches spread before us by Washington area theatres. I asked our staff for their most vivid memories. We hope you will share your own as comments for us all to savor.

Trailers that sell the live theatre sizzle. DC Theatre Scene’s picks for best video trailers

Turning a stage show into an enticing video is an art. There are three trailers which I think are among this year’s most outstanding. And, best of all, if they happen to convince you to see the show, tickets are still available.

Funny, pungent, fierce. Dot at Everyman Theatre (review)

A holiday comedy about a family matriarch’s failing brain—what could be merrier? In truth, Coleman Domingo’s Dot is an absolute delight no matter what time of year. Funny, pungent and fierce, Dot is a noisy, necessary play about the need for home and the resilience of family—no matter what form it takes.

The Roommate at Everyman Theatre (review)

Enter your 50s and you become invisible. People look right through 50-something women as if you are not there; waiters ignore you and bartenders don’t flirt with you; store personnel stare right past you to wait on the pretty young things.

Wait Until Dark at Everyman Theatre (review)

Listen up, guys and molls. Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher has pumped lead, film noir lead, see, into that chestnut Wait Until Dark and it’s a looker. Youse need to leg it to Everyman Theatre because this show is the jakes.

Everyman Theatre’s on The Cooking Channel tonight at 10pm

Everyman Theatre’s opening night parties are always grand affairs. But their Great American Rep Opening Night party last April, celebrating their productions of Death of a Salesman and Streetcar Named Desire,became an even more heightened affair thanks to The Cooking Channel. Last March, producers of the new series Cake Hunters came to Baltimore looking for great […]

A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre (review)

Oh, what a night in Baltimore Wednesday. One year after the Freddie Gray violence, there was a festive air downtown as people of all stripes thronged the streets, cafes and restaurants as they made their way to the Bruce Springsteen concert, the Orioles game or the theaters. Iconic cries rang in the air—“Bruuuuuuuuuce!” “OOOOOOOOOO’s!” and […]

Death of a Salesman at Everyman Theatre (review)

A sunny April Sunday and distractions such as spring cleaning, the Orioles or neglected reading beckon. Instead, all of those things are cast aside for sitting quietly in the dark for nearly three hours and having your heart broken.

Jayne Blanchard’s Top 10 shows of 2015

10. Macbeth Not a stage production per se but a movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy directed by Justin Kurzel whose extraordinary clarity of vision brings this tale of cruelty and revenge to savage life. Intensely atmospheric, the film is almost entirely shot in the Scottish countryside—full of mist and fog and fen—and shows us […]

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