Terri White says farewell with special Kennedy Center concert (review)

You might not expect a highlight of a cabaret concert to include the singer passing off her mic to the piano player, revealing a row of variously filled Makers Mark bottles, pulling out a pair of spoons, and accompanying a version of “Under the Sea” with a calypso-sounding percussion turn. But that happened Friday night […]

Flowers Stink (review)

There’s so much great free art in this town. Smithsonian’s out the wazoo. Free performing arts are a little tougher to find, with one of the major providers being the good people of The Kennedy Center. This fall,  The Kennedy Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden have crossed creative streams, producing two new flora-themed plays for […]

Seuls, briefly at the Kennedy Center (review)

After years of being performed around the world, Seuls, the riveting solo performance written, directed, and performed by Wajdi Mouawad, makes its U.S. premiere in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. The semi-autobiographical piece follows Mouawad’s constructed self – a grad student working on his thesis examining the solo performances of Robert Lepage – as he […]

Kennedy Center and U.S. Botanic Garden team up to plant inspiration

“The great thing about kids is that they will tell you in real time how your show is when they see it during previews,” said David Kilpatrick, manager of the John F. Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences program. “They don’t hold back on what they think at all. I just love that interaction.”

Page-to-Stage readings that made Rosalind Lacy’s don’t-miss list

On Labor Day weekend, Kennedy Center plaza level entry was pandemonium, noisy with skate boarders, who zigzagged and snaked in and out of a recessed pit and across a cordoned-off area.  The skateboarders’ passion connected us to the 14th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival, a rich offering of short free trailers, script readings and open rehearsals of […]

It’s a big season ahead: tips on how to see more and save

This article is based, in part, on research done for DCTS’ presentation at the Smithsonian Museum on Aug 20, 2015. You can see a play in this town for nothing or next to nothing. You can also pay over a hundred bucks. Mostly it depends on what you want to see, where you want to […]

My don’t-miss dramas this season

On August 20th, DC Theatre Scene spoke at the Smithsonian Museum’s Ripley Center. Senior writer Tim Treanor talked about some of the shows he was looking forward to next season. Below is what he said (more or less) about dramas.

Schedule for Kennedy Center’s 2015 Page-to-Stage Festival, Sept 5 – 7

(WASHINGTON)—The Kennedy Center hosts its 14th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Saturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7, 2015, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. The 14th Annual Page-to-Stage event showcases more than 40 new plays by female playwrights and […]

The 2015-2016 DC area theatre season opens this week

With 286 shows announced, and 24 companies still to be revealed, the new season, which begins this week, can already be predicted to surpass the busy 2014-2015 season.

Falling Slowly and totally for Once at The Kennedy Center (review)

Once has been more than once a phenomenon, first as a runaway independent film then as an unlikely Broadway hit winning eight of eleven nominated Tony Awards, including Best Musical. I’ll say it’s a show worth seeing more than once, and I, for one, am going back for more!

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