We calculate there were 455 shows on our stages in 2017. After each show closes and the actors move on the the next rehearsal what remains are the ideas and emotions they have left behind in the minds and hearts of the audiences. Which shows were most memorable? We asked our writers and three busy theatregoers, […]
When we say our region is one of the major theatre hubs in America, what do we really mean? As we did last year, we dove into our own records for 2017 to see how robust our scene has been.
One of the big stories of 2018 is already coming into focus: several theatre companies will be moving into new spaces. One of them was announced today.
During the eleven years that DC Theatre Scene has been online, our theatre community has realized tremendous growth and professionalism. We’re not the cause of it, but we have played a part.
Goldstar is giving DC Theatre Scene readers a $5 gift certificate good for any Goldstar event now through January 10, 2018.
Happy St. Nicholas Day! Last weekend, I watched a marvelous production of St. Nicholas in Bethesda’s Quotidian Theatre. Quotidian is a fine small theater with special expertise in plays by Horton Foote and Conor McPherson. The Washington Post wouldn’t send a critic, so they missed a chance to tell you how good this production is. […]
There are plenty of shows filled with holiday spirit (and spirits) from the sweet to the scary on our stages this year. Here’s a look.
Annie finds a new family in the holiday musical, now onstage at Olney Theatre Center. Olney’s meeting with Bob Scheer of Comfort Cases inspired the company to open a drive to bring new pajamas to children in need. We loved the idea and thought you might welcome this chance to help make children’s lives a […]
John Morogiello has had us laughing since his 2009 Irish Authors Held Hostage which Steven McKnight called “inspired silliness.” This year Morogiello moved beyond the cushy confines of the playwright when he established a professional theatre company, Best Medicine Rep Theater Company. Morogiello, Best Medicine’s Artistic Director, swears all productions will make us laugh, for, as he […]
The Christmas day rape and murder of Tricia McCauley, which rocked the DC theatre community, has resulted in the confession and sentencing of Duane Johnson, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced today.