Ah, the land of dreams, whimsy, and mouse ears! Main Street, USA, the Matterhorn ride, and Tom Sawyer’s Island. All these are part of a mecca for family entertainment nestled in sunny Anaheim, California. I could only be talking about Disneyland, the original imagineered theme park where children can eat breakfast with Cinderella, and grown-ups […]
So tell me what’s better: living in the love, support, and strength of a community at the cost of your independence, or living a life that’s free and lonely?
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast may claim to be the “tale as old as time” but it has nothing on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. As Tim Rice’s accessible lyrics state, this through-sung musical takes place “way, way back many centuries ago, not long after the Bible began,” and comes from us from the […]
It is incredible that no one’s thought of pairing Godspell with the structure of “Saturday Night Live” before. I am sure I have just turned off a purist or two who might think such a combination is either blasphemous or just too darned wacky. But stay tuned, and I will tell you why it’s not.
UPDATE: Watch the live flash mob video from July 4. ———————- First came Nelson Pressley’s in-depth article on theatre makers as activists in Sunday’s Washington Post. Now comes this call to take theatrical activism to the streets. Americans Take Action is coordinating a flash mob to sing the most famous theatrical protest song in musical theatre […]
Update: We have our winners. This contest is closed. We have 2 free pairs of tickets from Shakespeare Theatre Company to see David Ives’ The School for Lies in its closing week at the Lansburgh Theatre.
For their inaugural Logan Festival of Solo Performance, 1st Stage will welcome acclaimed artists from San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, and New York for two-weeks of performances and community conversations, July 6-16.
Eclectic and electric, Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure is a wild and wondrous ride through Lewis Carroll’s world of imagination but this time with a heavy beat, some killer rock guitars and enough imagination to spare some for Willy Wonka.
Junie B. Jones has to face a lot of moral and social quandaries for a 5-year-old. Who took her furry black mittens, should she be able to keep a multi-ink pen she found, should she compete against her best friends for the attentions of handsome new student Warren, and how should she best pursue a […]
My Fair Lady, now at Olney Theatre Center, is yet another classic brought to life by this versatile theatre company. As reimagined by director Alan Souza, the timeline has been moved a few years ahead, from the turn of the century to the beginning of the 1920s- all the more to make this tale of […]