Jane Austen’s resilient and comedic novel “Pride and Prejudice” has survived high school English classes, stuffy college seminars, the musical stage, several film adaptations, and even a parody in which the Bennett sisters dispatch zombies while remaining the fine young ladies they were written to be. Now thanks to prolific playwright and actor Kate Hamill, […]
Archives for October 9, 2019
Review: Disenchanted! Suitably madcap, Princess-worthy performances at Creative Cauldron
All the charm in Creative Cauldron’s Disenchanted! is homespun, from madcap performances to powerful voices and kitschy props. But the script lobs too much hate at the House of Mouse (while staying just this side of copyright) to buoy or sustain the funny. Which is unfortunate, cause it has enough dirty wit and wink wink moments to […]
Louis Altarescu and Alan Friedman, recipients of 2019 Gary Maker Audience Award.
Louis Altarescu and Alan Friedman, well known volunteer ushers and theater enthusiasts until Friedman’s untimely death last month, have been selected to receive the 2019 Gary Maker Audience Award, given to audience members who support theater enthusiastically and well. Altarescu will receive the Maker Award at a brief ceremony before Washington Stage Guild’s October 20 […]
Review: Paquita from The Mariinsky Ballet, rarely produced and newly conceived
The Mariinksy Ballet marks its annual appearance at the Kennedy Center this week with an unusual offering: a full-length three-act Paquita, a ballet that is rarely performed in its entirety. While it is worth seeing for that reason alone, this production fuses new and historic choreography in interesting ways. Most ballet audiences have seen the […]
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