After being out of house since January to make room for extensive renovations, Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Md., has unveiled its new space just in time for its exciting 2019-2020 season, and it is spectacular. The 400-seat theater has been closed since the beginning of the year to make way for improved acoustics and […]
Archives for August 27, 2019
Review: the nonstop Beehive, The 60’s Musical at NextStop
The decade known as The Sixties contained so may different mini-eras it’s a wonder that those of us who lived through it didn’t all become split personalities. At times näive, hedonistic and fiercely political yet ignorant of events beyond the soda fountain, it’s the time in America when even the teenagers grew up. Beehive suggests the […]
Review: Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine
It has become a trope of a certain type of made-for-TV movie for the successful, career-driven woman in the Big City to have to return home to her humble beginnings and learn the true meaning of happiness (usually with the assistance of a hunky Everyman). But none of them look anything like two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning […]
Review: Sondheim’s Assassins at Signature Theatre. Something just broke.
There are so many weirdly gleeful moments stuffed in Assassins, composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer John Weidman’s darkly comic and brilliant musical vaudeville exposing the ailing heart of American political culture. One of the most gripping is when John Wilkes Booth (Vincent Kempski) passionately borrows from the example of Willy Loman’s ignominious end in […]
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