There has been a rise in the number of female heroes as the focus of children’s entertainment in recent years—be it the passionate and fiery Merida in Pixar’s Brave or the smart and determined Katniss of the Hunger Games, these characters are giving girls of all ages someone to root for.
Archives for February 10, 2014
Here’s to them! – Little Me at Encores
I’ve not written of the Encores! series before, though it’s been entertaining New Yorkers for twenty consecutive years, since 1994. It was intended to be a series of staged readings of musicals, with actors carrying scripts, wearing minimal costuming, playing in merely suggested settings, a larger version of those Musicals in Mufti which I described […]
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
Souvenir purports to be one big gag about bad opera singing – and of course some people would say all opera singing is appallingly funny– so a comedy based on the life of an historic, horrendously bad soprano would be like aiming at the side of a barn. Any joke, or should I say note, […]
While Imagination Stage has produced a top-notch show—ingenious set, magical ambiance, quirky costumes, music and excellent actors—its decision to perform this “old as old” tale without taking modern liberties to turn the script of this straw fable into a true pot of gold disturbs me.
Holly Twyford on We Are Proud to Present : “talking about stuff that’s not easy to talk about”
For more than 20 years, Holly Twyford has distinguished herself as a go-to actress for directors in the D.C. area, as the stage vet has piled up a list of Helen Hayes nominations and awards that are a mile long. Whether a comedy, drama or a mix of both in a Shakespeare production, the actress […]
Free Tickets to Coriolanus at Angelika Films
DCTS has partnered with Angelika Mosaic Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia to offer you free tickets to the latest screenings of opera, ballet and theatre from around the world. We have 3 pairs of tickets to each screening of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare as recorded live from Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden on January 30, […]
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