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.

Signature Theatre’s production Titanic, the stuff legends are made of (review)

What can I add that has not already been said about Signature Theatre’s end of the year triumph, Titanic? My editor says the highest rating we can offer is five stars. Titanic deserves a few more.

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.

Titanic sails in to Signature on its soaring orchestral score: James Moore and Joshua Clayton with ‘Titanic’ video

In an adventurous production, Signature Theatre brings the musical Titanic to life in its Max theatre with a robust orchestra, new orchestrations, and exciting staging.

A small town, southern-style Silver Belles at Signature Theatre (review)

After the recent political season we have all just made it through, the song “We Need A Little Christmas” has never seemed more apropos. So you won’t find this guy bemoaning yet another holiday-themed offering on area stages, already populated by Ebenezer Scrooge, dreamy little Clara, and even the Grinch. I have been playing Christmas […]

Freaky Friday is freaky fun (review)

A musical about a suburban mom and her teen daughter having a bad day doesn’t scream high-octane or joyful or laughable, but Freaky Friday is lively, agile, and full of fun, fun, fun.

Audrey Cefaly’s The Gulf at Signature Theatre (review)

You might have heard about the Deepwater Horizon flick that just came out. I’ve not seen it, but based on the trailers it’s a big, bloated action disaster action movie that focuses on explosions and derring-do but reportedly gives very little time to consideration to the disastrous long-term effects of the eponymous rig’s massive oil spill […]

My won’t-miss shows for this season

If you’re like me, you’ve already done your Christmas shopping, filled out your budget for the next fiscal year, and made arrangements for your final repose after The Event Which Awaits Us All occurs. Now it’s time for something much more difficult: planning your theater season.

Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theatre (review)

Signature Theatre’s revival of the 1992 musical Jelly’s Last Jam is a rich slurry of jazz, blues and ragtime music, thunderous performances and some of the most extraordinary tap dancing you’re ever likely to see, assembled by choreographer Jared Grimes.

Ticket giveaway for Jelly’s Last Jam. Contest closes Thursday at 5pm

Update:  This contest has closed. We’ll have another one for you soon. Our giveaway is back! And this week we have a free pair of tickets to see Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theatre. 

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