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Archives for July 2009
Little Mermaid, The Temperamentals and Dinner
I’d been avoiding The Little Mermaid because ever since The Lion King I haven’t been happy with the Disney approach to Broadway,
DC theatre fans pick Dead and Psychosis: Bitch edges Medea by an angry inch
Tues, July 28, 10pm — Fans of the DC Capital Fringe Festival selected 4:48 Psychosis as Favorite Play in the 2009 Fringe Festival and awarded Diamond Dead (Continued…) laurels as the Festival’s Favorite Musical in an exclusive DC Theatre Scene poll.
Creating the Fringe Musicals
Fall of the House of Usher, Fictitious The Musical, Captain Swishy’s Yee Haw Jamboree, Titus X, Pepe! The Mail Order Monkey Musical, Life in Death, Magnum Opus, The Saints, Please Listen …., The Bea & The Bug ….., Diamond Dead (Continued) plus 2 Musical Scene Stealers: Jordan Klein and Cristen Hall
Fringe voting ends tonight at 10 pm
This year, DC Theatre Scene’s 20 reviewers covered 118 shows in Capital Fringe, with a record-breaking 40 shows earning their Top 5 Picks. Online voting is open now
Philip rates it: With unbridled energy and a finely written script, Cornelius Jones unfurls his life experiences as a black gay man, growing up in a time and place that didn’t always nurture his identity.
The Pirates of Penzance
Joel rates it: There was great singing in waves at the Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) Youth Company’s mini-production of the very popular The Pirates of Penzance. The production was comprised of primary, secondary and college students,
Cover Me in Humanness
Tim rates it: This is a play about melting. The play takes the “yea” position on the subject. Let me explain. There are few things less vulnerable in the world than statues. Sure, they may be pulled down in time of revolution
The Attack of the Big Angry Booty
Tim rates it: This show is all hat and no shadow. It takes a slender premise and gives it a slender treatment, chopping the material into a dozen or so slender stories. And the worst part is
The Bea & The Bug, Writing Stories,Wowser Bowser!
Joel rates it: The Mountain at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church was buzzin’ with Moms and Dads, and sisters and brothers, and grandparents clapping along and singing along with BungleBug, HoneyBea, and DragonFly,
David rates it: In an era of reality television, it’s rare that a stage play addresses the topic in an interesting or subtle way. And while projections – live and pre-recorded – are seeing more use in the theater, it’s also rare that a play employs them effectively.
The Honest-To-God True Story of the Atheist
Tim rates it: It is difficult to tell what to make of this odd production, a narrative constantly at war with itself. It is the product of a promising playwright, Dan Trujillo (Conference With the Bull; Talk of the Walk-Up) and excellent actors, but it subverts itself at every opportunity.
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