The Lion King Music & Lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice . Additional Music & Lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Directed by Julie Taymor A Disney production presented by The Kennedy Center Reviewed by Ted Ying When Disneyland first […]
Archives for June 2008
A Body of Water
A Body of Water by Lee Blessing Directed by Michael Ryan Fernandez Produced by Firebelly Productions Reviewed by Rosalind Lacy After seeing Firebelly’s spellbinding, well-polished production of Lee Blessing’s poetic play A Body of Water, I felt a hunger for human interaction. The edge-of-seat suspense kept me holding my breath until the last revelation.
This Storm Is What We Call Progress
This Storm Is What We Call Progress By Jason Grote Produced by Rorschach Theatre Directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick Reviewed by Tim Treanor A gal, a pal, a cabal…Kabbalah! This perfect Storm has been brewing for centuries – brewing within us, from the days of the first Adam’s atoms, when we sought to find the […]
Red Noses By Peter Barnes Produced by the Washington Shakespeare Company Directed by Jay Hardee and John Geoffrion Reviewed by Tim Treanor Red Noses is a deadly earnest meditation on the redemptive power of laughter, a soggy, self-sabotaging pudding of a play not advanced by the Washington Shakespeare Company’s strident production of it. Imagine the […]
Nixon’s Nixon A Conversation with Ed Gero and Conrad Feininger of Nixon’s Nixon by Joel Markowitz By now, Ed Gero and Conrad Feininger are deeply familiar with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. They first played them in Nixon’s Nixon at Round House Theatre in 1999, and are reprising their spot-on portrayals, again for Round House Theatre.
DCTS Covers the Summer Festivals
This summer, DC Theatre Scene will be adding coverage of four major festivals to our regular review and podcast schedules. Here’s the run-down.
Source Festival 2008
Source Festival June 21 – July 13 at Source . 1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC Tickets Written by Lorraine Treanor. Recorded by Joel Markowitz Source has re-opened and is hosting its own Festival of new works. There is great cause for celebration with this festival. First, that it continues the 25 year tradition of […]
Mousetrap Written by Agatha Christie Directed by John Going Produced at Olney Theatre Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson How does the longest running show in the history of London’s famed West End, one that has been performed on Broadway and throughout America for decades still have enough punch to keep ‘em guessing for yet another […]
This Beautiful City
This Beautiful City By Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis With music and lyrics by Michael Friedman Produced by The Civilians at Studio Theatre Directed by Michael Friedman Reviewed by Tim Treanor The difference between reality theater and reality television is that the aim of reality theater is to render difficult and complicated truths, whereas reality […]
ATCA Convention Here for the Theatre
This week, if any of those tour buses block your crosswalk, be kind. The passengers may not be monument-loving tourists, but some 90+ theatre people here to check out the DC area theatre scene. And not just theatre people. Theatre critics.
Spectacular Scene Stealers
Spectacular Scene Stealers By Joel Markowitz As you know, musicals are my passion and this spring, these were the five musical actors and actresses who stole a scene or two and the hearts of their audiences.
Wrapping Up the Season
Wrapping Up the Season Macbeth, Boeing Boeing, Top Girls, Cry-Baby, Hot ‘n Cole and the Awards: Richard Seff, Theatre World, and the Tonys By Richard Seff The 2007-08 season in New York is now history and considering the deplorable condition in which the world outside finds itself, it was a remarkably healthy one. The numbers […]
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