Delightful, charming, and fun. That pretty much sums up the Washington Savoyards’ lively new production of The Mikado, which opened last weekend in the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Sprenger Theatre. This classic Gilbert & Sullivan confection has been modernized and infused with fresh political jokes that cast well-deserved zingers down both sides of the aisle.
Archives for April 14, 2010
Michael Kahn’s robust staging of The Liar whips past at high-speed, like spun sugar gathered from a cotton candy machine. At night’s end, what passes for plot and character has dissolved, leaving only those bouncy rhyming couplets smacking sweet on your lips.
Top Pick — On a set littered with sandbags, rifles stand in wooden gun racks. Strains of catchy guitar music filter through muffled explosions of mortars. In the middle of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), Federico Garcia Lorca is dead but we’re about to see his playful side in a puppet show that is bawdy, […]