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 […]
Archives for November 2017
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
You would have to be quite the hermit to be missing the current cultural moment of the horrifying and sometimes violent interactions between bodies, sex, and power. With news full of the empowered brought down by abuses they have committed and feeds full of #MeToo’s, #IHave’s, #MenToo’s, and #BelieveWomen’s, Nu Sass’s DC premiere of the […]
Forty years ago, I was introduced to the world of musical theater with my first visit to Broadway, where I was lucky enough to see Andrea McArdle play the title role in the original production of Annie. I’ve seen the show countless times since, and am always pleased that audiences are filled with young ones […]
One of the most beloved classics of children’s literature is Charlotte’s Web. E.B. White’s 1952 novel has seen stage and film adaptations over the years. I can’t imagine (pun intended) a more glorious stage version than the one that opened this weekend at Imagination Stage.
A Coffin in Egypt, one of Horton Foote’s lesser known scripts, has one of the most unengaging titles imaginable, (it’s actually derived from the last line in Genesis). Get past the title, trust Quotidian, Horton Foote and Jane Squier Bruns and you’ll be in for a treat.
Christmas traditions can pull you back into memories of your favorite childhood outings, gooey or punchy. MetroStage has delivered a seasonal British music hall with more punch than goo. Even the lobby has been turned into a kind of olde London pub with appropriate grub and adult beverages. Stoked with “crisps,” and a pint, we […]