DC Theatre Scene’s annual holiday gift guide, the guide with theatre lovers in mind, has just been posted with more than 40 gift ideas. This year, we turned to some of our favorite critics to learn their favorite listens and reads.
You’ve read their reviews (or you can by clicking their archive links in the guide.) But their suggestions reveal some secret loves: Brad Hathaway’s love of theatre history fills every category; for Gary McMillan, it’s Sondheim and Stritch; concert lover Steven McKnight shares two of his favorites and steps outside the theatre circle for his Christmas selection; Ellen Burns, who splits her theatre viewing between our area and Broadway, tells us of a haunting series, and gives some practical suggestions, John Glass and John Stoltenberg, whose wry senses of humor belie their serious natures, suggested dramatic gifts, then surprised us with their musicals suggestions; see which large paperback Tim Treanor found in New York and made his best list, and finally, I, your faithful editor, reveal my bedside reading.
We haven’t forgotten the playwrights, performers and producers who make our theatre scene one of the busiest in the country. You’ll find ways to honor them as well.
We hope you find the perfect gifts to celebrate your love of theatre. Most are available on Amazon which has found a way to deliver to your door within 24 hours, even on the weekends! And when you order through the gift guide, Amazon makes a small donation to DCTheatreScene.
Much happiness now and throughout the new year.