Petpourri Our Award: 4.5 Fringes By Joel Markowitz Creep, crawl, and flutter over to Petpourri, where fabulous songs about our four-legged, high-flying, creeping and slithering friends are awaiting you.
Archives for July 2007
BurlyQ Our Award: 0 Fringes by Joel Markowitz My goal has always been to find something good in every show I see, but dear readers, I have found a show where I can’t do that – a show that cared not one iota about its audience- and that’s BurlyQ.
Saturday night’s performance: We got a standing O! Thank you, thank you. Our biggest house yet, we opened the doors at 6:30 knowing we were missing 1 cast member. Bobby Smith was tied up in traffic because of an accident on the Bay Bridge. JR, our stage manager, kept me posted on his route, and, […]
En Route Our Award: 4.5 Fringes by Joel Markowitz Arts United was formed in 2003 to create blends of live music, dance, theatre in both performances and arts education. And we are so fortunate that they are offering their show En Route as part of this year’s Fringe Festival.
Blue Lagoon Our Award: 3.5 Fringes By Joel Markowitz Now that Xanadu is a smash hit at The Helen Hayes Theatre in NYC, why can’t The Blue Lagoon be a smash musical too? It can!
Chocolate Jesus Our Award: 4 Fringes Produced by Speakeasy DC by Ronnie Ruff It’s Friday evening, I arrive home from a long day at the office, I was not sure I was ready for a show called Chocolate Jesus. What I witnessed however was something akin to Toastmasters on steroids — poignant, funny stories strengthened […]
SAT, July 21 We had a fabulous opening performance Friday afternoon. The cast made Darius’ arrangements shine. The staging was smart and sexy. I heard comments like ‘This is better than anything I saw in the Fringe last year – and I went to 30 shows.’ ‘I’ve got to see this one again.’ ‘Fantastic.’ ‘Truly […]
Queen of the Bohemian Dream Our Award: 5 Fringes Produced by Lorraine Treanor by Joel Markowitz “How was it for you?” asks lyricist Fran Landesman in the opening song of the immensely entertaining review, Queen of The Bohemian Dream, now playing at Source Theatre during the Fringe Festival.
Naked Cabaret beyond bare! Our Award: 3 Fringes Produced by DC Cabaret Network by Joel Markowitz Part of Capital Fringe Festival Judy! Judy! Judy! I loved last year’s version of Naked Cabaret. This year I loved it less.
By Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney Produced by Studio Theatre Directed by Keith Alan Baker Reviewed by Gary McMillan Cannibal musicals may be an acquired taste (try Sweeney Todd if you’re feeling a bit peckish), but Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage production of Reefer Madness is a lip smackin’ good entry (or is it entre?) in the […]
While normally when a newspaper reviews a Washington production, we just quietly list it in Their Reviews, we thought this one deserved extra attention. Associated Press writer Matthew Barakat has reviewed Washington Shakespeare’s Macbeth ‘MacDuff in the buff: Nude Shakespeare sells despite critics’. in which we learn that the show that has earned an extended […]
I can’t wait for everyone to see what I’ve been seeing in rehearsals for QUEEN OF THE BOHEMIAN DREAM. This week, we’ve moved from vocal rehearsals in Darius Smith’s small studio at Howard University onto the main stage in the Fine Arts building and now finally have the chance to put the pieces together. The […]