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Archives for March 2013
I talk a lot about “professionalism” when I write about Smash. Maybe it’s a personal sticking point, but I have to imagine that a large portion of this show’s weekly audience can actually see the things I see, and this isn’t just a product of the fact that I’ve been living a theatre-based life for […]
Francesca Zambello, the newly appointed Artistic Director of the Washington National Opera, sits in an emerald raw silk jacket, checking on emails. She is surrounded but yet oblivious to the opulence and eye candy in the Willard Hotel Lobby, totally absorbed in her quotidian task. As I approach, she looks up and assesses me in […]
I knew Keith Carradine and Hunter Foster were featured in this musical, but the rest of the cast were not familiar to me. I knew Neil Pepe, the artistic head of the off Broadway Atlantic Theatre, to be a director of range. Sergio Trujillo has done fine work on several shows, and is one of the […]
Theatre gives us, among other things, the power to find great stories in surprising places. And it’s hard to find a better example this month than over at 1st Stage, where audiences will enter a Tysons Corner strip mall only to find one of the most momentous trials of the twentieth century playing out inside.
Rep Stage, the professional company producing from Howard Community College, has apparently lost the services of Artistic Director Michael Stebbins, DC Theatre Scene learned tonight.
Venerable DC-area actress Tana Hicken might soon be hanging up her spurs, but not before she graces the District with her wit, grace, and canny realism a final time in Studio Theatre’s emotional 4000 Miles. Hicken teams with the disarmingly sincere Grant Harrison to spin a tale of a lonely grandmother and her aimless grandson […]
The heat has officially been turned way up on the lowly monologue. Next week, audiences will have two chances to cheer on their favorite performers as they compete for the adoration of the crowd, the approval of judges, and cash prizes.
In New York City, it seems, one can find a cabaret venue on virtually every corner. Although such institutions are far less common in our own metropolitan area, things are starting to change. Much of these thanks go to two infectiously energetic musical theatre aficionados – Regie Cabico and DonMike Mendoza.
For reasons of his own, Jonathan Bank, the artistic director of the very useful Mint Theatre, seems determined to single-handedly deliver the playwright Teresa Deevy from oblivion to renewed prominence on the theatre scene.