Among the worthwhile moments I saw on stage in 2016, a surprising number became more memorable because of off-stage events. It’s impossible now to remember the Radio City Rockettes performing to Singin In The Rain (in the video below), without thinking of Debbie Reynolds, who became a star at age 19 because of the movie […]
Archives for December 2016
We support DC theatre all year round. Now we ask for your support
In the waning days of 2016, I’m remembering the lesson learned by George Bailey, and in particular that horrifying scene when he saw what Bedford Falls would have been like if he had never been born. Or, in our case, if we had to close.
Your favorite articles from 2016
We’ve looked back at some fun facts from 2016. We’ve announced the best theatre videos, and revealed our most memorable plays and stage moments. But enough about us. DCTS readership is approaching 1.3 million for this year, so let’s take a look at which posts, from all those million plus views, were our readers’ favorites.
Vote for William Shakespeare’s greatest speech
It has been six years since we have challenged our panel of experts – Jenn Larsen, Chris Henley, Gail Kearn Paster, Akiva Fox, Cam Magee and Tim Treanor – to name the best Shakespearean monologue.
Most memorable moments on DC area stages in 2016
As this year closes, perhaps you, like we, are thinking back over your own year spent watching the various riches spread before us by Washington area theatres. I asked our staff for their most vivid memories. We hope you will share your own as comments for us all to savor.
Search for Tricia McCauley ends in tragedy
“Tricia is gone. They have found her body,” her brother, Brian McCauley, wrote in a Facebook post this morning. “Thank you for all your work, support and love. To all of her DC family, I know that she truly thought of you that way, thank you for being there for her all these years. Hang […]
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Ring Cycle director Francesca Zambello has a gift for DC Theatre Scene donors
Opera director Francesca Zambello is as comfortable on the world’s largest stages as she is in a myriad of home kitchens around the world.
Hispanic theatre thrives at GALA. Best productions of 2016
The following plays are my favorite selections best Hispanic productions of 2016, all seen at GALA Hispanic Theatre, and dominated by GALA productions themselves.
Signature Theatre’s production Titanic, the stuff legends are made of (review)
What can I add that has not already been said about Signature Theatre’s end of the year triumph, Titanic? My editor says the highest rating we can offer is five stars. Titanic deserves a few more.
Trailers that sell the live theatre sizzle. DC Theatre Scene’s picks for best video trailers
Turning a stage show into an enticing video is an art. There are three trailers which I think are among this year’s most outstanding. And, best of all, if they happen to convince you to see the show, tickets are still available.
DC Theatre Scene’s most memorable plays of 2016
We asked our staff and some friends, which three plays still resonate with them at year’s end. While a few took slight liberty with the number limit, we’re exceedingly pleased with this final list. Coming soon: Most memorable stage moments in 2016.
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