Second City is back at it again with Second City’s Generation Gap…or How Many Millennials Does it Take to Teach a Baby Boomer to Text Generation X?, now invading the Kennedy Center to help DC pass what will likely be another hot-under-the-collar kinda summer with levity and laughter. This time, they’ve got something to say about […]
It’s a funny title, isn’t it? Dancing in My Cockroach Killers. Yet, profoundly telling. About stereotypes. About other cultures. About “our” opinions of Latinos. Yet, this is not a show about Latin ethnicity generally, but rather a specific celebration of Puerto Rico and its rich culture, musical heritage, and ability to survive an oppressor that […]
Charlotte’s Web, the beloved children’s book by E.B. White, is an emotionally taut tale that plays well with music by Charles Strause, who’s next musical was Annie. Here, Creative Cauldron has brought it lovingly to life by children, for children, with the same warmth and spirit that has had generations cheering for a runty piglet […]
As it opens, The Speed Twins makes no bones about were you are: Dyke Heaven! A purgatory of sorts, set up like a seedy bar reminiscent of London’s now shuttered Gateways Club, where a drunken, lonely Ollie sits, head flat-out against a pub table awaiting something, or someone one, to happen. Enter Queenie, decked out in […]
Alice in Wonderland is so well known that it’s easy to forget the original two books—Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass—were written in 1865 in Queen Victoria’s England. This version reminds us of that, merging the best of both books so that we get to tangle with all of their classic, wild […]
In its latest offering, the In Series has pulled a twisty, two-for-one punch with aplomb, presenting two Cuban Zarzuelas, based on the same novel, as Act I and Act II in a single show. It’s kind of a gutsy move, and it works wonderfully. But first, some background.
Much like its storied source material, (Frank L. Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), The Wiz is an American cultural institution. Seven Tony Awards in 1975. Numerous revivals. A 1978 film adaptation turned cult-classic. And a live staging on NBC in 2015. Yet, I’ve never seen it and chose, as I often do, to walk […]
This Little Light, like so many Venus Theatre productions, is a gem that radiates the very joy it dares us to find in ourselves, and each other, when we fear we’ve lost it most.
Light Years celebrates the cornerstone to all human relationships, the first and most defining: child and parent. In this case, the focus is Robbie Schaefer and his father Konnie (Bobby Smith). Konnie is a successful economist who left his home in Romania after World War II for Cyprus and then Israel and then finally to America. In […]
Adventure Theatre MTC’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a laugh-out-loud journey through the worst calamities of childhood, and appealing to kids and adults alike.