If I were to tell you that young couples once danced nearly to the point of death, staying in motion for forty-five minutes every hour around the clock for sometimes 4,000 hours straight for a chance, if they survived, to win a cash prize, would you believe me?
Archives for July 2012
Let’s face it – George Gershwin’s masterpiece Porgy and Bess must occupy some of the theater shelf of any serious lover of either music or theater.
Just when I thought they’d revived about all the decent musicals from the golden age, along comes Charlotte Moore’s Irish Repertory Company to deliver this smartly pruned and artfully staged Bob Merrill-George Abbott hit from the 1957-58 Broadway season, where it enjoyed a year’s run and gave Gwen Verdon and Thelma Ritter two major roles […]
Arlington’s Signature Theatre, a Tony-award winning company which specializes in musicals, will be awash in harmony for its August 4th open house.
To see Matt Ward enjoying a microbrew and casual conversation under the Baldacchino Gypsy Bar’s tent on Saturday night, you might not guess he was fighting for his life less than an hour before.
Ryan is sitting at the corner table of the Baldacchino Tent’s outdoor patio, sipping from a blackberry Izze soda, when his animated conversation allows.
Sarah Taurchini aptly describes her visit to the Fringe Festival’s Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar tent on Saturday afternoon as “a social call.”
Hunter talks with Capital Fringe co-founder and Executive Director, Julianne Brienza The Capital Fringe Festival is a marathon of organized chaos, made up of hundreds of artists working hard and playing hard every day in July. But some days are quieter, with a little time to kick back and appreciate the scene.
LA fusion dance troupe MashUp Contemporary Dance Company spices up Gala Theater with Inanimate Thoughts, an hour-long showcase of choreographed power, precision, and artistry set to an eclectic, electro-tinged score.
Washington area critics have spent the last year giving you their opinion about what’s great in Washington theatre. Now it’s your turn.
Jason is nursing a carbonated beverage when I approach him. A light rain is starting to fall, but it hasn’t dampened his spirits. “I feel really good,” he says. “We had a nice turnout tonight, and people really seem to like it.”
Melissa is riding a post-show high when I bump into her at the Tent. She’s just gotten done with a performance of We Tiresias. “This is my third Fringe in a row, and my second Fringe working with the wonderful Stephen Spotswood, the playwright of our piece,” she explains. Melissa and Stephen met when they […]