Audience members at the late Saturday night performance of The Rocky Horror Showwere stunned to witness a cast accident that brought the show to a halt and sent the audience home prematurely.
Richard O’Brien’s garish and goofy cult classic The Rocky Horror Show is both a Bible and a coloring book. Any troupe playful enough to take it up must honor the show’s signature look, feel, and frisky traditions even as it seeks a genuine pop and irreverance all its own.
If you’re among the many, many Washingtonians who love good vocal and choral music, you can’t do better than to head on down to the Atlas Performing Arts Center to catch the Washington Savoyards’ great current offering, A Grand Night for Singing.
From time to time, most performing arts organizations schedule a special evening of entertainment geared toward raising audience awareness as well as attracting much needed donations from well-heeled arts patrons. These sparkling “gala” evenings usually highlight an ensembles’ best or most popular performers singing, playing, or dancing to classical, pop, or Broadway hits. Click here […]
The Washington Savoyards wrap up their season this month with a snazzy, kinetic, hot and hilarious must-see revival of Murray Horwitz’ and Richard Maltby Jr.’s 1978 hit Broadway revue, Ain’t Misbehavin’. It’s a toe-tapping song and dance tribute to the late, great Fats Waller. With its simple yet elegant nightclub set and a cast of […]
The Washington Savoyards opened their swashbucklingly funny take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic Pirates of Penzance last weekend at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Perhaps a bit overshadowed by the big things going on at Arena Stage’s new Mead Center’s gala opening events—also last weekend—the Savoyards’ sprightly reprise of their 2008 hit production was a […]
Delightful, charming, and fun. That pretty much sums up the Washington Savoyards’ lively new production of The Mikado, which opened last weekend in the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Sprenger Theatre. This classic Gilbert & Sullivan confection has been modernized and infused with fresh political jokes that cast well-deserved zingers down both sides of the aisle.
Treemonisha – This rarely seen classical creation by Scott Joplin glimmers with bits of ragtime, jazzy undertones and strong cultural messages, packaged as a light opera.
If you have ever enjoyed a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Iolanthe is one you should rush to catch before it closes its short run. Iolanthe has a charming story and consistently entertaining music, and it receives a high-quality production in the capable hands of Washington Savoyards.
I have always regarded the 1958 decision to award the Best Musical Tony® to The Music Man over West Side Story to be one of the greatest “what were they thinking” moments in theatre history. Yet after seeing the utterly charming Washington Savoyards’ production of The Music Man, I get it.
Man of La Mancha Play by Dale Wasserman Music by Mitch Leigh . Lyrics by: Joe Darien Directed by Colin Hovde Musical Direction by Shawn Burke-Storer Choreographed by Stefan Sittig Produced by Washington Savoyards Reviewed by Leslie Weisman You don’t often get the chance to see a small local company put on a Broadway blockbuster […]