The latest traveling road-show version of Jersey Boys, now playing in a limited engagement at the National Theatre, is loaded with energy and as stuffed with fab Four Seasons classics as any Boomer on a nostalgia trip could ever want. That said, Saturday evening’s opening night performance of the show drew a demographic that actually […]
Archives for November 15, 2011
Re-Release of the 1951 Studio Cast Recording I guess I was wrong – again.
Stay is a story in performance featuring theatre, dance, music and SLAM multimedia. The premiere production of this collaboration, conceived by Playwright/Director Heather McDonald and Choreographer Susan Shields, was developed in workshop by Theater of the First Amendment, and it has all the markings of an interesting experiment of form realized through beautiful stage pictures.
DCTS to include the Mary Goldwater Awards in its permanent archives For nineteen years, the Washington theater community honored its own in a unique way: for excellence, regardless of category or classification, under difficult circumstances. Those who achieved it received something called the Mary Goldwater Award, and those awardees often considered a Mary Goldwater to […]
As an experiment in audience participatory theatre, dog & pony dc’s Beertown is an interesting and memorable adventure.
The playwright Conor McPherson spins ghost stories. He uses spectral encounters as a way of exploring a theme rooted in the human experience: guilt. Unfinished business is at the heart of Conor McPherson’s play, Shining City, an often potent and truthful accounting of the way we live. Currently onstage at Quotidian Theatre in Bethesda, Shining City […]