Author Archive | Ben Beriss

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Review: ‘Grease’ at Wildwood Summer Theatre at The Arts Barn

Wildwood Summer Theatre’s first 2016 summer production of Grease (with book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey), directed by Jake Young, combines youthful enthusiasm with great performances, to create a stunning production. Grease follows several teenagers as they try to make through the politics and parties of 1950’s high school. The 1971 musical has had […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ten Principles )'(‘

Ten Principles )’( is storytelling in its purest form: friends getting together to talk about their favorite adventures. Ten Principles is simple at its core. Get people who have experienced the gathering in the desert that is Burning Man and have them tell their stories. These stories range from simple small-world stories to stories of […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Fractals’

As the dancers in Fractals glide, dip, and jump around the stage in the Elstad auditorium, they create a superb example of how entertaining dance for the sake of dance can be. Fractals is DanceArtTheater’s Fringe performance inspired by fractals, shapes of which each part is identical to the whole. Choreographed by Meredith Barnes with […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ready to Serve’

Ready to Serve is an engrossing monologue which captures its audience with the oft-neglected story of World War I army nurses. The show is the creation of Spoken Word Artist and veteran storyteller Ellouise Schoettler, who has told many stories of unknown women before and who has a reputation for her one-woman shows, especially during […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Crazy in America’

Ron Litman, accompanied by Tom Pile, has become renowned for his raving style of comedy at the Fringe with shows such as his 2014 hit Waiting for Armageddon. His current show, Crazy in America, doesn’t disappoint. The show starts with “Maestro” Litman attempting to start the show with “conductor” Pile, while running into comedic difficulties […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Kick Before You Drown’

A solid show with impressive acrobatics, Kick Before You Drown presents Cirque which will easily please fans of the genre. It is important to note that Kick Before You Drown is as different from a traditional three-ring experience as a show can be while still being “circus.” The show presents a series of acrobatic routines, with […]

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