Author Archive | Jennifer Perry

Marissa Perry and Nick Adams. Photo courtesy of BroadwayWorld.

‘Hairspray in Concert’ With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra @ The Music Center at Strathmore by Jennifer Perry

John Waters’ classic cult film Hairspray is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. After the huge success of the film-based musical on Broadway – which won several Tony Awards, spawned more than one national tour, and paved the way for a multitude of regional productions, and a Hollywood film musical – I’d dare say that […]

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Danny Gavigan (Zorro). Photo by Andrew Propp.

‘Zorro’ at Constellation Theatre Company by Jennifer Perry

The story of Zorro has long been the source material for many a creative endeavor. Following in the footsteps of many that have come before them, Janet Allard and Eleanor Holdridge have examined this classic story with a slightly different lens. This incantation of Zorro, now receiving its world premiere at Constellation Theatre Company, considers […]

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Emily Skinner. Photo courtesy of Signature Theatre.

Emily Skinner’s Cabaret ‘There is Nothing Like a Dame’ at Signature Theatre by Jennifer Perry

Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner is no stranger to the Washington, DC area. In addition to appearing in full productions in the area (Dirty Blonde and The Witches of Eastwick at Signature Theatre for example), she has charmed local audiences with cabaret performances at The Kennedy Center and Signature Theatre. This week Ms. Skinner returns […]

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The cast of 'The ehBeauty . Photo by C. Stanley Photography,

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ at Synetic Theater Teen Ensemble by Jennifer Perry

4 stars (3 ½ stars for production execution; 4 ½ stars for the teen performances) Synetic Theater’s teen company’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is an example of a case where a talented group of energetic and committed kids are able to overcome some production-related deficiencies to delight and entertain audiences young and […]

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The Tooth Fairy (Ryan Sellers) and Mrs. Claus (Heather Whitpan).
Photo by Greg Velichansky.

‘You Can’t Get a Decent Margarita at the North Pole’ at Grain of Sand Theatre by Jennifer Perry

Around this time of the year, it’s quite possible to experience what I like to call ‘Christmas-themed theatre overload.’ After all there’s a plethora of productions of A Christmas Carol to choose from in our area, plenty of holiday concerts, and Nutcracker productions galore. For something slightly different, and definitely a bit off-kilter, one might […]

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Judy Kuhn. Photo by Stephen Sorokoff.

‘Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Judy Kuhn’ at the Kennedy Center by Jennifer Perry

Three-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn charmed The Kennedy Center audience last night with her technically impeccable singing, low-key yet welcoming performance style, and sweet stories about milestones in her life and career.  Her cabaret performance featured an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, folksy pop, and musical theatre songs (all of which will be recorded […]

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