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Author Archive | Gina Jun

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‘The Gift of Nothing’ at The Kennedy Center

Looking for a new, fun and entertaining way to spend the afternoon in a historic setting with the kids this holiday season? Introducing a brand new musical for the first time anywhere, The Kennedy Center presents the world premiere production of The Gift of Nothing, which opened last Saturday in the Family Theater, an inviting […]

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‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ at Olney Theatre Center

Just in time to celebrate the holiday season and experience an artistically-enriching live performance, Olney Theatre Center concludes its critically-acclaimed 76th anniversary season with the area professional premiere of the “Under the Sea” musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which opened on Saturday night with two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Donna Migliaccio burning up the stage as […]

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Kim Coles at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

It is not easy to make a successful come back in the entertainment business, but comedian-actress Kim Coles demonstrates that she has accomplished that feat in the Bethesda premiere of her heartfelt and hilarious one-woman show: Oh, But Wait…There’s More! last Thursday night at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club.    Truly a renaissance woman, and a […]

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‘Urinetown: The Musical’ at Heritage Players

Urinetown: The Musical satirically and hilariously poses the question: what would it be like if water supplies became so scarce that people, including the poor, had to a pay a fee to pee? All bets are off, because the results are cleverly charming. Featuring animated music by Mark Hollmann, acerbic lyrics by Hollmann and Greg […]

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‘Cabaret Macabre’ at Happenstance Theater

Delivering a tantalizing treat for the Halloween season, Happenstance Theater makes its Baltimore debut at the Theatre Project with the fifth iteration of its 2013’s Helen Hayes multiple award-nominated production of Caberet Macabre. Inspired by the droll, darkly comic material of late author/illustrator Edward Gorey, who may be best known for his gothic storybooks (his […]

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‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ at The Salem Players

What would happen if two of the most influential and prolific geniuses of the 20th century randomly met and hung out for a night at a bar? In Picasso at the Lapin Agile, award-winning actor, comedian and writer Steve Martin imagines and conceives just that, as visionary, young virtuosos Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein meet […]

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‘An Evening with Molly Ringwald’ at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts

America’s sweetheart and ‘80s teen idol, Molly Ringwald is well known and celebrated for her acting work in critically acclaimed, rite-of-passage movies. However, long before she became a Golden Globe-nominated actress, Ringwald was singing and performing with her father’s jazz band (since she was a three) and has never really stopped. Saturday night, she kicked off […]

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‘Girls Night: The Musical’ at The Warner Theatre

Girls Night: The Musical, an off-Broadway show, described as Desperate Housewives meet Mamma Mia with Sex in the City bawdiness, made its Washington, DC premiere at the Warner Theatre Friday night, transporting the mostly female, middle-aged audience members, some sporting flashing light-encrusted tiaras and hot pink feathered boas, back decades in time. Written by Louise Roche and directed […]

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‘Grounded’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre soars high with the Baltimore debut of Grounded, gluing audience members to their seats with an absorbing, emotionally-brimming, one-woman drama by multiple award-winning American playwright, George Brant, who explodes our assumptions about modern warfare, and unapologetically tells a story of our times through a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe […]

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‘Next to Normal’ at CENTERSTAGE

CENTERSTAGE soars to new heights with its electrifying production of the multiple Tony Award-winning, contemporary rock musical, Next to Normal, launching the second show of its 2014-15 Season. Debuting off-Broadway in 2008, hitting Broadway the following year and going on to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2010 (a relative rarity for a musical), […]

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‘Bug’ at Dominion Stage

Directed by Jennifer Lyman, Dominion Stage’s presentation of Pulitzer-winning playwright Tracy Letts’ Bug explores timely issues of vulnerability, loneliness, isolation, substance abuse, mental illness and domestic violence – all while delving down a rabbit hole of madness, paranoia, fantasy and psychosis. Letts’ 18-year-old play, made into a film in 2006 (starring Ashley Judd and Harry […]

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‘The Wedding Singer’ at The Arlington Players

With skillful staging, an impressive band, nostalgic choreography and a talented ensemble, The Arlington Players'(TAP) production of The Wedding Singer celebrates the ‘80s in earnest with fanciful fun and froth. Based on the 1998 romantic comedy film, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the musical, with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by […]

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‘Hamlet: Believe None of Us’ at Off the Quill

Blending a mix of performance mediums, including modern dance, contemporary music and stage combat, Off the Quill (OTQ)’s Hamlet: Believe None of Us reconceives the original play by Shakespeare, underscoring its signature spin on the classic piece to create a more dynamic art form. Launched in 2013, OTQ was founded by four friends, Patrick Mullen, Katie Wanschura, […]

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‘Metamorphosis’ at Big Apple Circus at Dulles Arts Center

Big Apple Circus Soars with its Debut of Metamorphosis Big Apple Circus theatrically unveils its 37th season with the world premiere of Metamorphosis at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, Virginia, transporting ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys to a realm of enchantment and illusion, an intimate dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet […]

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‘Amadeus’ at CENTERSTAGE

Under the visionary leadership and cultivation of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, CENTERSTAGE kicks off its 2014/15 season in high gear with an epic new revival of Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play Amadeus, a baroque melodrama, featuring the lives of classic musical composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. “Amadeus is going to start our season with […]

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‘Clybourne Park’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

A Then and Now Tour: Clybourne Park at Maryland Ensemble Theatre Taking a modern twist on Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal play, A Raisin in the Sun, Bruce Norris in his 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Clybourne Park, satirically juxtaposes the evolution of American race and class relations in the late 1950’s to the 21st Century, resonating the clichéd expression: the […]

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Colbie Caillat at Wolf Trap

Three is a Charm for Colbie Caillat at Wolf Trap Wolf Trap got a dazzling bolt of California sunshine last night from Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songstress Colbie Caillat, as she returned for the third time to cap off its summer concert series. Caillat exuded a palpably positivity and vibrant spirit as she entered the two-tier […]

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