“Sucking your thumb without a blanket is like eating a cone without the ice cream.” This is just one of many lines young audience members will be able to relate to in this lively production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
“Be careful what you wish for,” is the lesson in this entertaining musical adaptation of Tomie dePaola’s picture book about Strega Nona, or “Grandma Witch.”
Holes by Louis Sachar, adapted for the stage from his novel of the same name Directed by Rachel Grossman Produced by Adventure Theatre Reviewed by Tim Treanor The novel Holes is designed to make older children excited about reading. Adventure Theatre’s fine, faithful production of the Louis Sachar novel will make them excited about theater. […]
Zomo the Rabbit
Zomo the Rabbit-A Hip-Hop Creation Myth Written and Directed by Psalmayene 24 Produced by Imagination Stage Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson With some artists, you can purchase a ticket on trust, knowing that they will deliver quality goods. Psalmayene 24 is quickly becoming such an artist. Renown in the metro area for his uniquely personal […]
Starting the year with some great performances
WHAT A WAY TO WELCOME IN 2009! Serendipity 4, Natalie Joy Johnson, The Wizard of Oz and Alice Ripley at Millennium Stage New Year’s Eve with ‘Serendipity 4′ What’s a better way to welcome in the New Year, than by attending a haymishe (very comfortable and “homey”) Yiddish, Hebrew, Greek, Bosnian, Romanian, Russian Gypsy Bulgarian, […]
Three Who Shone in Beauty and the Beast
A Beauty of a Beauty and the Beast Interviews with actors Josh Simon and Mike Mainwaring and lighting designer Scott Selman I had heard that Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD had a terrific drama department, and a huge Broadway size stage, so when Scott Selman – whose work I knew from Act Two […]
Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman Book by William Francis Music and lyrics by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins Produced by Adventure Theatre Directed by Karl M. Kippola Choreography by Michael J. Bobbitt Reviewed by Tim Treanor Let’s get to the bottom line first: Frosty the Snowman is BubbaTM-approved and BubbaTM-certified. Go see it and take your kids.
Alice Adapted by Mary Hall Surface from a story by Charles Dodgson, who wrote as Lewis Carroll Directed by Mary Hall Surface Produced by Round House Theatre Reviewed by Tim Treanor What churl could not love a stage adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? What sort of cretin would not melt like a caramel nougat […]
Miss Nelson Is Missing
Miss Nelson Is Missing! Based on the book by Harry Allard Book, music, & lyrics by Joan Cushing Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Produced by Imagination Stage Reviewed by Steven McKnight Miss Nelson Is Missing!, a hit children’s musical that made its world premiere at Imagination Stage in 2001, has returned to delight a new […]
Playing from the Heart
Playing from the Heart By Charles Way Directed by Janet Stanford Produced by Imagination Stage Reviewed by Leslie Weisman What do you get when you take an almost bare-bones set, a heroine who can’t hear but who won’t hear of not making music, an orchestra of ideophones evoked by sticks, boards, panes and chimes and […]
Busytown adapted for the stage by Kevin Kling from the book “What Do People Do All Day” by Richard Scarry music by Michael Koerner lyrics by Kevin Kling and Michael Koerner directed by Krissy Marty produced by Imagination Stage reviewed by Ted Ying “So simple, yet so brilliant.” says Huckle the cat when the postal […]
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon book, music and lyrics by Adam W. Roberts based on the book Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson directed by Michael J. Bobbitt produced by Adventure Theatre reviewed by Lorraine Treanor Adam W. Roberts has taken the purple and white book about Harold and his purple crayon, added a few characters, […]
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