Annie finds a new family in the holiday musical, now onstage at Olney Theatre Center. Olney’s meeting with Bob Scheer of Comfort Cases inspired the company to open a drive to bring new pajamas to children in need. We loved the idea and thought you might welcome this chance to help make children’s lives a […]
Archives for November 2017
U. S. premiere of The State at Forum Theatre (review)
The State begins with utmost silence. As soon as the lights dim, we obediently silence ourselves, waiting for the pivotal moment to mark the beginning of the show. Yet, we’re greeted with silence, and nothing more than a bare stage. We listen, captive, to the sounds of the fellow humans around us, becoming increasingly aware […]
Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical (review)
Amid a year of callousness, a message of kindness is joyfully delivered in Toby’s Dinner Theatre’s production of Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical, touchingly directed by Shawn Kettering.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Other Stories (review)
Take heart, all those caught up with the holiday shopping frenzy. Thankfully, there is a chance to take a pause and listen to some simple, well-written stories told by Vincent Clark and Laura Giannarelli, two fine actors with a flair for storytelling.
Lakeforest Mall becomes comedy central for Best Medicine Rep
John Morogiello has had us laughing since his 2009 Irish Authors Held Hostage which Steven McKnight called “inspired silliness.” This year Morogiello moved beyond the cushy confines of the playwright when he established a professional theatre company, Best Medicine Rep Theater Company. Morogiello, Best Medicine’s Artistic Director, swears all productions will make us laugh, for, as he […]
Thomas Keegan at his fiercest and funniest in Misterman
Hello DC Theatre Fam, As we head into the holiday season, there are quite a good number of offerings from now until New Years Eve. Not to be overlooked are a few one man plays floating about and luckily, I had the opportunity to chat with a few folks over at Solas Nua regarding Misterman, starring […]
Fans of the Glee TV show and the Pitch Perfect films were thrilled by the performances of GOBSMACKED! at the Kennedy Center. The show earns the all caps, the exclamation mark, and the subtitle The Amazing A Cappella and Beatboxing Show.
Ethan McSweeny’s Twelfth Night from Shakespeare Theatre Company (review)
The Ethan McSweeny-helmed Twelfth Night currently at Shakespeare Theatre’s Harman Hall is the darkest, most melancholy production of a Shakespearean comedy I have ever seen. You too, I bet. And the thing is you won’t get it until a half hour after the show, when you’re driving home in silent recollection, or talking about the […]
Holiday shows 2017 in New York City
The holiday show tradition in New York ranges way beyond Radio City Music Hall and family entertainment, to include shows that are offbeat and others that are decidedly not for children.
Me … Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall (review)
One of the most poignant moments I’ve recently seen at the theatre occurs (no spoiler alert needed!) at the end of Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall, which opened this past weekend at Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences.
Frosty the Snowman at Adventure Theatre MTC (review)
Brrr! It’s soon to be wintertime- but seeing Frosty the Snowman, you’ll find yourself toasty warm inside. That’s because this delightful holiday show has a bundle of energy at its core: talented actor/dancer Dallas Tolentino plays Frosty- and a more lovable and antic rapscallion has yet to be seen.
Review: A masterful Misterman at Solas Nua
I emerged Saturday night from the Dance Loft on 14th certain of several things. Firstly, that one of the most dangerous things in the world is a young, isolated, ideology-obsessed male. Secondly, that it’s a very good thing for DC that Solas Nua is producing theatre again. Thirdly, that Thomas Keegan is one hell of […]