Imagination Stage takes Mark Twain’s classic ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ and with a sprightly script by Anu Yadav, cleverly relocates it to a bedazzling fairytale India, complete with music and dancing. With original music by Aks, quicktime choreography by Tehreema Mitha, and adeptly directed by Janet Stanford, young audiences get a two-for-one introduction to […]
Deep in the bowels of the earth, unnoticed by most yet just beneath the feet of people visiting Dupont Circle, and less than a mile from the White House, lurks the Dupont Underground. Once a defunct series of streetcar tunnels and entrances, the enormous space is finding new life as a unique arts and multidisciplinary […]
Toby’s Dinner Theatre’s production of Young Frankenstein proves you don’t have to travel to New York or even as far as DC to get your Broadway Baby fix.
Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Love Is A Blue Tick Hound gives us not one play but four by local playwright Audrey Cefaly. These mini one-acts are but a half hour long each, yet so skillfully written that the depths of each character shines through. The playlets transverse a theme, though they don’t […]
Lewis Carroll’s famous tales of Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass wears a new look in Baltimore Center Stage’s Lookingglass Alice. As reimagined by David Caplin, Wonderland becomes urbanized, Carroll’s poetry becomes spoken word, and a petulant Alice becomes a young woman of color on a journey of self-confidence.
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.
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.
Billie Holiday died in 1959, but memories of her remain in Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, now at Rep Stage in Columbia, Md. Her voice has influenced American music for decades, but nobody, no matter how good, can ever really recapture the sheer cussed essence of the original woman.
You know how it is with celebrities: you don’t hear from them for awhile, you assume they’re dead. Until they put out a bestseller that refutes/justifies/excuses everything they’ve ever done.
I’m no believer in astrology or the arcane arts. And a production that bills itself as part vaudeville, part carnival ride? The last thing I expected was to be moved to tears. But that’s what happened Sunday night at Evening Star Cafe.