Once again, Imagination Stage turns an ages-old classic into something modern and relatable for both kids and adults. In this fine adaptation of the story of Robin Hood by Greg Banks, director Janet Stanford reminds us that the Merry Men weren’t originally merry – they were homeless. Living the outlaw life in Sherwood Forest in […]
Why is Yiddish the language of so many comics? Because nearly every word is inherently funny. String a random batch of Yiddish words together, and you pretty much end up with a standup routine. Case in point (read this out loud, spittily): Di krant administratsye iz referd durkh veevils. Which roughly translated means ‘The current […]
Given a Sharpie and a table of paper at Bats!, Submersive Productions’ new show, participating audience members are given directions to write a haiku on the subject of bats, I penned the below, aware that haiku does not traditionally rhyme and its 5-7-5 meter was more than a bit skewed. But I also figured, with a […]
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Big Apple Circus. Designed originally as a small touring circus with just one ring and a few performers along the lines of traditional American circuses, it’s now outlived many of its predecessors, most notably, Ringling, Barnum and Bailey’s Circus which closed last year after a 140 year run.
You have just three more days to see those fabulous folks of Happenstance Theater in their latest show- and kids, what a show it is! Slapstick Jukebox is a compilation of Happenstance Theater’s greatest hits, with scenes from Cabaret Macabre, Impossible! A Happenstance Circus, and Moxie, A Happenstance Vaudeville.
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.