Author Archive | Lauren Honeycutt

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Review: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at Vagabond Players

As a former actress, I can attest that the goings-on backstage are often just as dramatic as what is happening onstage. Celebrating their 100th anniversary season, the Vagabond Players expertly demonstrate the ups and downs of being an actor in Ken Ludwig’s hilarious play, Moon Over Buffalo. First appearing on Broadway in 1995 and set in […]

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Review: ‘The Normal Heart’ at Vagabond Players

Motivational Speaker David Joseph Schwartz once wrote, “To fight fear, act. To increase fear, wait, put off, postpone.” In their latest production during their 100th year of being America’s Oldest Continuously Operating Little Theatre, the Vagabond Players show their audience what can happen when fear and ignorance overshadow the need for action in Larry Kramer’s The […]

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Review: ‘Our Town’ at Vagabond Players

Because of technology, our lives move much more quickly than in the past. We can find out information faster, travel places faster, and even have packages arrive at our home faster than we ever could have imagined even 20 years ago. But at the same time, with these technological advancements, we now find ourselves glued […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ at Center Stage

When I was a child, I read Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, The Secret Garden. Like many other children my age, I relished the loveliness of the story and wished for a garden of my own. Although Burnett’s novel is beautifully written, I felt as though I truly saw the story come alive in the […]

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‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company

When Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate first premiered on Broadway, it featured a cast of 40 singers and dancers. This makes sense, as there are many roles in this show and enthusiastic, toe-tapping numbers like “Another Openin’ Another Show” and “I Sing of Love” need to be propelled to the audience with a […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘So We Meet Again’

On the television show Grey’s Anatomy, when characters are having a difficult time dealing with pain or another type of struggle, they “dance it out.” This means that the characters will release their frustrations and allow themselves to work through an issue through dance instead of keeping the feelings bottled up. In their newest dance […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Purge’

Memories can break you down. They can take away your power, strength and ability to trust. In the Capital Fringe Festival show Purge, the fusiondance company uses contemporary dance and excerpts from poetry to demonstrate the releasing and sharing of memory through a performance full of power, strength and trust. Choreographed by Candra Eglin, Laura […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Altered Archives’

Memories make us who we are today. Strange as it may seem, the tiniest object may trigger a memory and send us reeling into the past. As part of this year’s Capital Fringe Festival, the dancers of Motion X DC in collaboration with Lindsay Benson Garrett ponder the following thought in their production Altered Archives: […]

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‘The Wedding Singer’ at Cockpit in Court

As someone who grew up in the 1980’s, I desperate try to forget my penchant for crimped hair, huge bangs and shoulder pads. Cockpit in Court’s production of The Wedding Singer, however, manages to bring back the 80’s in such a way that makes me proud to be an 80’s kid! Based on the 1998 […]

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