Until September 12th at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore, Matthew Schleigh is re-rocking the house in his Helen Hayes Award-winning performance as the late-great Buddy Holly and Ray Hatch is not only recreating the bundle of energy MC at the Apollo in Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story, but he is also co-directing with Toby Orenstein and […]
Archives for August 2010
Too bad you can’t smoke in theaters anymore. After a few hours witnessing the climactic goings-on in Woolly Mammoth’s superb production of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or the vibrator play, a post-coital cigarette is definitely in order.
Making the Scene: A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States This handsome volume is both an impressive coffee table book with an almost endless progression of illustrations, and an often fascinating text book covering theater design from ancient Greece to modern day.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A leader in need of a political win authorizes a massive military campaign, dreamt up by scheming advisors, in a far flung territory under the pretense of national defense. SCENA Theatre’s production of Sink the Belgrano! stakes its claim to this fertile theatrical landscape with biting satire […]
Rep Stage’s Travels with My Aunt, adapted from the Graham Greene novel by Giles Havergal, is a shaggy-dog story with dozens of shaggy dogs, all of them played by Michael Russotto, Nigel Reed, Lawrence Redmond, or Bill Largess, who also plays a real dog (more on that later).
Angels, Hairspray among top local productions; Flint wins Favorite Actor The 2009-2010 DC Theatre Scene Audience Choice Awards yielded some surprising results which tended to confirm the warm place which small theaters hold in the hearts of DC Theatre Scene readers.
Spies wanted for Checkmate!, a Cold War Themed Scavenger Hunt in Celebration of Signature’s Musical Chess
Audience members who have received their invitation to vote for DC Theatre Scene’s Audience Choice Awards have until 8pm tonight to cast their votes for favorite productions and performances.
Consumer safety alert! This disk contains more songs with catchy rhythms that stick in your head than most heads can hold. Listen only when you have time to push repeat repeatedly.
The Mint Theatre is housed in a black box in an office building on West 43rd Street in New York. It’s not a particularly inviting space, yet it continues to enrich our seasons by uncovering little known plays, by investigating their histories, and often bringing back plays that failed commercially, connecting them to research that […]
The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free-For-All Twelfth Night is Shakespeare as seen through rose-petal colored glasses, as evanescent as a summer evening, goofy, cartoonish, foolish and sweet – in short, a comedy, designed to make us giggle and snort, and thereafter go home larkishly happy. It works, too.
Washington, DC is about to get another new venue, the Spooky Action Theater located in the lower level auditorium of the Universalist National Memorial Church at the corner of S and 16th Streets NW in downtown Washington, DC. The Spooky Action Theater company which had been on production hiatus for two years except for two […]