The principal lesson of Adventure Theatre’s curiously inert and un-Adventuresome production of the Dr. Seuss classic appears to be watch out for mom, since the shenanigans our laid-back Cat in the Hat (Rick Hammerly) proposes to Sally (Jessica Shearer) and her brother (Tyler Herman) are so mild and slo-mo that they could be offensive only […]
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
There’s a moose on the loose in Glen Echo and he’s mad for muffins.
Big Adventures for little people next season
Glen Echo’s Adventure Theatre – Musical Theater Center will present some adventures in size for its young audiences next season, exploring from both ends of the spectrum. Adventure will call down some of the biggest names in the fictive arts to tickle and intrigue patrons as little as four years old.
Five Little Monkeys
Helen Hayes nominee Valerie Leonard has likely not had to jump and pounce and cajole and herd a troupe of monkeys for a role before, but as Mama, she ratchets up the loving energy and keeps up with all five in this lively and adorable production.
Adventure Theatre merges with Musical Theater Center
Adventure Theatre, the Glen Echo-based children’s theater company is getting used to big announcements. It has been nominated for 13 Helen Hayes Awards this year; has developed such new projects as the Harry Connick Jr. musical The Happy Elf and the upcoming children’s version of the musical Big. Last night, Adventure Theatre announced that they have merged […]
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day
The Alexander story with the extremely long yet fully descriptive title is as engaging as it can be, considering its over wrought premise. The story starts off strong with jubilant promise as Alexander day dreams with his chums about what he’d do if he was in charge of the world.
Theatres get ready for gala season. Here’s your invitation to join them
Well, all right, you’ve got some money in your pocket, and you feel like unleashing your own personal stimulus program for Washington area theaters. You know the primary benefit of your tax-deductible contribution: quality theater, DC-style. But what’s the icing? How are you going to have fun at the same time you’re handing cash over […]
Adventure Theatre auditioning child actors this Sunday for Big, the Musical
Adventure Theatre is casting child actors for the world premiere Theatre for Young Audience version of Big, the Musical. The company is seeking young musical theatre singing and dancing performers who look 9-17 years old. Actors should prepare two contrasting songs. Accompanist will be provided. And come prepared to dance.
The Snowy Day
Adventure Theater takes the classic story by Ezra Jack Keats to a new fun-filled level in this world premiere musical The Snowy Day. From the opening moments when the mistress of Snow surreptitiously creates a winter wonderland spritzing snowflakes all about, to the finale where all the characters rejoice over the wonders of a new snowy […]
Adventure Theatre helps young writers take a stand against bullying
Adventure Theatre gets Montgomery County Middle Students involved with Anti-Bullying New Play contest. Deadline to submit is Jan 30, 2012.
David Emerson Toney’s snowy day
David Emerson Toney agreed to write the book for a children’s musical at Adventure Theatre based on Ezra Jack Keats’ well loved book “The Snowy Day”. But he was stuck.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Adventure Theatre’s holiday production, ’’Twas the Night Before Christmas is a star studded event, written by Broadway celebrated Ken Ludwig, featuring well-known D.C. actor Gary Sloan, and directed by Jerry Whiddon.