Most adults can dress themselves, and so when we hear these days that someone has been engaged as a dresser by a theater company we assume that his job is principally to assist cast members who need to change costumes quickly and get back on to the stage. It was not always that way, though.
Archives for March 7, 2014
I’ve gotta hand it to Signature Theatre – they sure know how to put on a show. Going to see a musical at the Shirlington company’s home will offer you certain guarantees. Cleanliness. Polish. A cadre of the region’s best musical theatre talent at every rung of the ladder. A few shiny gems of the […]
Washington Stage Guild on their love for George Bernard Shaw
Since its inception, Washington Stage Guild has done 22 productions of 27 plays by the playwright with whom the group is most closely associated, George Bernard Shaw. (Some of the productions were evenings of Shaw’s one-act plays, which is why the two numbers do not correspond.) Now, WSG has begun the ambitious project of staging […]
The Bridges of Madison County
There is an old French proverb that translates into “the more things change the more they stay the same.” The Bridges of Madison County, the romantic musical drama at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, is proof of it once again. Its book by Pulitzer Prize playwright Marsha Norman is fashioned from the best selling American […]