Annaleigh Ashford has starred on Broadway in Wicked, Legally Blonde, Hair and Kinky Boots; accepted a Tony for what she called “the worst dancing that ever happened on Broadway” and portrays the ex-prostitute in the Showtime series Masters of Sex. All that has led to Sylvia, where Ashford is the best show dog ever.
Archives for October 27, 2015
Girlstar at Signature. You’ll love it or hate it. (review)
I haven’t seen a show so polarize an audience since Studio Theatre staged Annie Baker’s The Aliens, where I witnessed multiple patrons demanding their money back at intermission and a patron in the front row hissing “It’s like watching paint dry!” in between scenes. But critics loved that show, and The Aliens turned out to […]
Shakespeare gets revenge in Titus Andronicus at Chesapeake Shakespeare
“Give the Public What It Wants”. This mantra of theatrical management goes back a long, long time, and long before he became the Elizabethan age’s Boy Wonder, William Shakespeare wrote a rather standard revenge play to pay the bills and bring in the crowds.
RAW at Venus theatre
Raw milk is liquid gold. Or so Eliza (Allison Turkel), the human matriarch of Red Robin Farm, believes. It’s nutritious and pure, and she thinks it will save her derelict, multi-generational dairy farm, which has fallen in disrepair for myriad reasons, including the government regulation banning the direct sale of raw milk for drinking. But, […]
Duir-wyyd: The Dreamer’s Doorway (review)
Women’s rituals, eco-spirituality, shamanism, and Celtic wisdom are the themes in Sandra Kammann’s self-produced offering for the Women’s Voices in Theater Festival. The unabashed celebration of the Feminine is a “strand” in the tapestry of women’s writings and in other art forms that we might expect to see in a women’s festival – and yes, […]