Shufflin’ Off to Buffalo for a sweet Little Dog and a delicious Sweeney treat By Joel Markowitz
Archives for January 2008
Cookin at the Cookery
Cookin’ at the Cookery By Marion J. Caffey Produced by Metro Stage Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson Just when you thought you couldn’t get through another musical bio-musical chit-chatting about a late, great jazz singer, something new comes up that smashes your preconceptions and must be seen. Alberta Hunter deserves the best theatrical treatment around […]
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother By Kate Moira Ryan with Judy Gold Produced by Theater J Reviewed by Janice Cane In Judy Gold’s world, selecting a sperm donor is like ordering Chinese food over the phone-you choose a dish, make a few substitutions, and dutifully recite your credit card number. And that’s why Judy […]
Trad By Mark Doherty Directed by Linda Murray Produced by Solas Nua Reviewed by Steven McKnight Trad (short for “tradition,” one of its overarching themes) is a brilliant Irish stew of surreal comedy, touching drama, clever satire, and thoughtful allegory. Solas Nua presents a professional and charming production of Mark Doherty’s award-winning play.
Tina Chats and Scats
Joel Markowitz interviews Tina Fabrique, star of Ella Tina sings and swings and her scat-tacular performance as The First Lady of Song has local critics raving.
No Child By Nilaja Sun Directed by Hal Brooks Produced by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Reviewed by Joy Jones Pop quiz question – What’s the name of that show about the brilliant but beleaguered teacher who works with talented but troubled teens in the inner city? It’s an easy question because there are so many potential […]
Glory Days, the latest gemstone on Signature’s string of world premiere musicals, is a diamond in the rough. It is 85 high-energy minutes of song with some of the smartest dialog and lyrics you’re likely to hear in any musical, let alone a pop-rock musical.
Argonautika First presented in written form by Apollonius of Rhodes Adapted and Directed by Mary Zimmerman Produced by Shakespeare Theatre Company Reviewed by Tim Treanor Before Aristotle, before The Iliad, a thousand years before the birth of Christ, we were these people: vain, ambitious, passionate, heroic, cowardly, treacherous, capable of great valor and generosity of […]
The K of D (kiss of death) review
The K of D By Laura Schellhardt Directed by John Vreeke Produced by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Reviewed by Lorraine Treanor It’s just a plain rehearsal room. You’ve probably been in it before. But step through its curtains this time and see sheets, some sky blue, some dirt beige, a storyteller’s tent in the center, […]
42nd Street at Act Two Performing Arts
Joel Markowitz and Kids Stages reviewer Jonny Perl talk with three outstanding performers from Act Two’s sensational production of 42nd Street. Listen to this podcast here.
Go Dog Go
Go, Dog. Go! Adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz from the book by P. D. Eastman Directed By Karin Abromaitis Produced by Adventure Theatre Reviewed by Hunter Kieserman Seeing a show at Adventure Theater is such a treat! Just walking around the grounds of Glen Echo Park where the theater is located brings back […]
QuestFest Opens This Weekend
Jan 17 — QuestFest -a two-week international festival celebrating visual theatre (Jan 14-27)