Ever had the hankering to stop being a seat warmer and jump up onstage to join the action? Careening out of your comfort zone and inadvertently breaking the fourth wall are two of the themes in Tom Stoppard’s affable send-up of pat murder mysteries and theater critic pretensions, The Real Inspector Hound.
Those already familiar with the awesome powers of the inimitable Bernardine Mitchell and have waited anxiously for her return to the metro area can breathe a sigh of relief. She’s back in a winning combination—Mitchell telling the story of Ethel Waters –it’s a no brainer. You gotta go.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the old chestnuts of the holiday season without a doubt, as evidenced by the scads of adaptations whether radio play, film, movie musical or animated feature. MetroStage has opted to make merry with Kathy Feininger’s show tune-driven riff on the classic tale.
A glimpse into the ‘big switch’ at MetroStage: Lauren ‘Coco’ Cohn and Natascia Diaz on Glimpses of the Moon It’s a great 42nd Street-type story: the lead gets sick and another cast member assumes her role and saves the show. Then bring in a talented actress/comedienne who comes down from The Big Apple to play […]
Pop, fizz, deliriously good. Mash up the sensibilities of Gatsby and Thoroughly Modern Millie; pour over jazz-kissed show tunes laced with interesting harmonies (John Mercurio); stir in a witty book and lyrics (Tajlei Levis) — especially dazzling when cross-talking lyrics float on the intricate score; and before you can say, “Gilded Age” or “Roaring Twenties,” […]
Natascia Diaz, winner of last year’s Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Metro Stage’s ROOMS, a rock romance, will be assuming the lead role of Susy Branch when Metro Stage’s new season officially opens Sunday, September 12th with the romantic musical Glimpses of the Moon.
It’s starting to make the regional theatre rounds, new productions are popping up, and there are no happier people than composer Paul Scott Goodman and his wife Miriam Gordon, who composed and co-wrote the book of the musical ROOMS a rock romance. DC audiences and critics loved the MetroStage production of the show,
MetroStage’s Mahalia, A Gospel Musical is a tribute to the late, great gospel warrior who captivated the nation and audiences around the world with her distinctive soulful voice and effervescent delivery.
Musical theatre lovers will be thrilled to know that The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is back and better than ever. MetroStage has chosen to revive their hit 2007 production to kick off its 25th season,
Played correctly – as it surely is in MetroStage’s sweet and charming production – Gérald Sibleyras’ Heroes is something Noël Coward might have written, had Coward been free to be earthy
I am waiting to pick up my ticket for the opening night production of ROOMS a rock romance at New World Stages when I suddenly find that I am nervous. From the moment Carolyn Griffin called me to tell me about this new musical she had just landed for MetroStage,
Cool Papa’s Party Written and Directed by Tom W. Jones II Produced by MetroStage Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson Cool Papa’s Party is a frantic smattering of music, dance, with bits of dramatic elements tossed on an overlay of historical chronology, coarsely swirling together as a wild-eyed homage to the life spirit of Sammy Davis, […]