Signature Theatre favorite and Tony/Olivier Award nominee Euan Morton kicked off Signature Theatre’s annual Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret festival with a bit of a twist. In addition to lending his powerful pop-rock vocal talent to a series of songs he selected, he also permitted the audience members to select songs they most wanted to hear via […]
Archives for August 1, 2013
Signature Theatre holds is annual Open House this Saturday, August 3rd starting at noon. One huge thank you to all Signature fans, the one day event features performances every 15 minutes, master classes, food, the Signature Idol competition and, as night falls, ending with the grand Broadway on the Plaza closing concert.
Dane Figueroa Edidi, who gave a memorable performance in force/collision’s production of Shape last year, is about to unveil her musical, Roaring: the Musical, written with Andrew Morrissey this Monday, August 5, 8pm at Takoma Station Tavern.
A season programmed under an umbrella theme can feel a strain, but Artistic and General Director Francesca Zambello has pulled off a clean sweep of wins at Glimmerglass Festival this year, all under a banner featuring Romanticism. Glimmerglass Lake itself provides a most suitable setting that reflects nature as inspiration, and the shows bring to […]
If Wagner’s creation of the Dutchman signifies a true Romantic anti-hero then in this season’s musical we are asked to consider Arthur in Camelot to be a twentieth-century counterpart. Though the genres and styles of music-theatre differ significantly, the alchemic individualistic imagining of the two lead characters made some strong connections.
Elegance, idealism, imagination, suffering. These are the words I take away from Glimmerglass Festival 2013. It would be wrong of me not to mention one last show, which for me may have stood as the emotional heart of the outstanding season, and it drove home all these shared motifs.