Ponka Nation Festival to Read Play Based on Seminal Civil Rights Case The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will present a free staged reading of Waaxe’s Law, Mary Kathryn Nagle’s historical reenactment of one of the most astonishing cases in this history of American civil rights, on Friday, October 7, at 7.30 p.m.
Archives for September 2011
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Adventure Theatre’s production of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse hits new heights of exuberant energy and hilarity thanks to winning combinations of a fun loving cast featuring Felicia Curry in the title role, and zany artistry of director Nick Olcott who has a delectable take on all the humor, every single energetic drop of it.
New Annapolis theatre company combines teaching and production
Bay Theatre co-founder Lucinda Merry-Browne, who left that company to found an Annapolis theater school, today announced that the school has become a “teaching theater company” with a slate of three productions for the upcoming theater year. Casts for two of the three productions will include a mix of students and established professional actors. The […]
Dream Big – the Big Apple Circus
It’s tremendous! It’s stupendous! It’s packed with thrills, chills, and magical fun for boys and girls of all ages! It’s none other than The Big Apple Circus, now camped out on miraculously vacant land adjacent to the Dulles Town Center mall in Sterling, Virginia.
Warning! They’re reading BANNED BOOKS at the library on Saturday!
The Picture of Dorian Gray – banned! A Farewell to Arms – banned in Boston! Twelfth Night – banned in New Hampshire!
Tales of Beatrix Potter
On the surface, the Tales of Beatrix Potter seems to be a strange selection for the one-man show from Applause Unlimited, but just as he has in previous guest performances, story teller and puppeteer Christopher Hubert pulls it off with ease.
The Disney Company has clearly put a good deal of Lion King money into this attempt to reinvent a movie of theirs from 1992: Newsies. The film lost almost $12,000,000 so one might wonder why. Now that the musical has opened the season at the Paper Mill Playhouse in MilburnNJ, with an enlarged score by […]
Say thanks to whomever you say thanks to, for we have a new playwright among us. His name? Jeff Talbott, and he is the recipient of the first ever Arthur Laurents-Tom Hatcher Award, which honored him with $50,000 plus $100,000 for production costs for his prize winning play The Submission.
Backstage with Shakespeare Theatre’s youngest star
The “star” of one of the most popular plays this season only appears on the stage for a few minutes, has no lines of dialogue, and doesn’t take questions from the press. Worse still, this is almost certain to be her only show; so when her run is finished, you will never get another chance […]
A Minister’s Wife – Original Off-Broadway cast recording
Marc Kudisch, Bobby Steggert and Kate Fry featured Confession time: I don’t love all scores at first listen. (In fact, there are some I never warm up to, but that’s a different column.) “Easy to love” scores are usually of the series of songs variety, the best of which have glorious and/or entertaining songs of […]
Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Baltimore pulls out all the stops with this production of Dreamgirls. From top to bottom, beginning to end, everything about it is larger than life. The vocal performances and musical production numbers are first-rate, sometimes dazzling.
Revolution. The word is brimming with power, strength, and a sensationalist quality of seduction. America tends to salivate over a good old tale of revolution, sometimes getting so hungry for the next that it neglects to reflect and fully grasp previous movements which have given the world its shape. Perhaps my history classes were too […]