Just announced – There comes a moment, amidst the excitement of revealing the recipients of the year’s Helen Hayes awards when a Washington Post executive steps into the spotlight to honor one organization whose significant achievements help further the quality of life for the communities they serve.
Archives for March 2014
A blockheaded wooden puppet is hero of Pinocchio, a cautionary tale for children about the importance of obedience winsomely staged in a co-production between the Faction of Fools and NextStop theatre companies.
Don’t let the name fool you. As part of its tradition of bringing the best Grand Guignol (an almost forgotten genre of French theater horror) to the stage, the Molotov Theatre Group is presenting Anthony Neilson’s morbidly themed Normal.
Round House Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette has unveiled the lineup of plays for the Bethesda company’s 2014/15 season. During the new season, Round House will produce a modern American classic, a new musical, two contemporary comedies, a potent new drama, and a compelling new version of a classic. One production is an American […]
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.
In 1931, Peter Kurten terrorized Germany with little reason. Other than it sexually gratified him. Trolling Dusseldorf, he raped, beat, and murdered without prejudice. Men, women, and children. No one was safe from his bloodlust.
The first trailer for the hotly-awaited reimagined and remixed version of the musical Annie is now available, revealing details about how screenwriters Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna, and Emma Thompson (yes, that Emma Thompson) have updated the Broadway musical.
Charles Busch is a gifted writer of comedies that have light hearts and he writes them with nimble fingers. By that I mean they are gossamer — lighter than air, they invite you to join him in a world of wacky people, suitable inhabitants of a midsummer-night’s dream.
Stephen Sondheim’s master work has been seen on Broadway in revival several times, and in a movie starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Onstage it has attracted the likes of Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, George Hearn, Dorothy Louden, Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris and others. It’s been done “big” (Hal Prince’s original production on Broadway […]
The WATCH Awards, Washington area community theatre’s version of the Tony’s, were presented to a packed house on Sunday, March 9th at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.
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.
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 […]