Good ole boys and good time gals are a match made in chicken-fried heaven in Signature Theatre’s racy and randy revival of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the 1978 musical that combines putting out and politics (wait, aren’t they the same thing?), directed with Tabasco tang by artistic director Eric Schaeffer.
Archives for August 2012
Me and Juliet and Pipe Dream
Rodgers and Hammerstein between the hits From time to time I hear from my readers that they don’t buy something I said. Most of the time they are right. Last week I reviewed the book “Flower Drum Songs” and I’ve drawn some flak from readers for an opinion in the review which at the very […]
There’s something new at Signature’s Best Little Whorehouse
“Arlington has a Whorehouse in it, Lord have mercy on our souls!” Don’t call the authorities. But you can call to get tickets, at least if it doesn’t sell out.
Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
To see and hear Kathleen Turner channel the words and wit of Molly Ivins is to be reminded that theatre can be like church. You need to go to get nudged into living more truthfully and stay fighting the good fight, maybe even to get an occasional, well-deserved dope slap.
Page-to-Stage, putting it all together. A chat with curator Gregg Henry
Page-to-Stage is free, open to the public and offers a chance to see theatre companies showcasing new plays and musicals. Incubator, buffet, or new play superhighway? That just about covers it, according to Gregg Henry.
Guide to the 2012 Page-to-Stage Festival
updated Aug 31, 2012 Guide to the 2012 Page-to-Stage Festival Sept 1 – 3, 2012 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC
Free opera in the Outfield at National Stadium Sept 29
On September 29, our beloved Washington Nationals will be in Miami, carrying the hearts of every true Washingtonian with them as they nail down the Eastern Division title. For the rest of our bodies, there will be the fifth annual Opera in the Outfield: a simulcast of the Washington National Opera’s performance of Don Giovanni […]
Audiences choose their favorites – results are in for this year’s Audience Choice Awards
Keegan’s Spring Awakening sweeps the musical categories ; three Arena Stage productions receive top awards
DCTS’s new Season at a Glance
DC Theatre Scene releases its annual guide to the upcoming season
I hereby issue the following challenge: Find your grumpiest friend or relation and bring them to Shear Madness. If they do not give in to the experience, have a great time and turn their frown upside down, I doubt there is much hope for such a sour puss.
Read, sleep, repeat. Grad students run this sad circuit every week, none more so than those in law school. What workaholic wunderkind hasn’t passed out face-down in a stack of books from time to time, the clock ticking onward toward the big exam?
Flower Drum Songs: the story of two musicals
In 1958, Rodgers and Hammerstein had a hit with Flower Drum Song. Nearly fifty years later, a musical with the same title and the same score but with a very different book was a flop. The story of that transition is told in fascinating detail by David H. Lewis in his book “Flower Drum Songs.”