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‘Signature Sisters’ at Signature Theatre

Growing up during my early, early years, my parents use to grab a babysitter, dress up fancy, and scoot out with their friends to what they called, a cabaret. They always looked so gorgeous and seemed so ecstatic – I couldn’t wait for the moment that I could go to one too! To my dismay, […]

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‘WORDLESS!’ at Lisner Auditorium

There was a cool visiting professor in town the other evening. You know the one, in his 60’s, an ex-hippie, still in the prime of life. He came with a vibrant presentation of a topic of great personal interest about popular culture over the years. And this professor had a smoking six-member jazz band to […]

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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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‘A Few Good Men’ at The Colonial Players

Utilizing a minimalist set and military issued uniforms, (by Set Designer Terry Averill and Costume Coordinator Beth Terranova), Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men, directed by Jeff Sprague, is an intensely-charged, high-octane production on stage at The Colonial Players in Annapolis, MD. The simplicity of a few wooden tables and chairs, along with military garb, is what makes […]

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‘The Wolfe Twins’ at The Studio Theatre

Crying Wolf; ‘The Wolfe Twins’ at Studio Theatre The Wolfe Twins, by Rachel Bonds, is a World Premiere by Studio Lab, which features scaled-back productions of provocative new plays. First-rate acting and directing characterize this initial offering of the new commissioning program; a tale of intimacy gone wrong, as an estranged brother and sister attempt […]

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‘Ain’t Misbehavin” at The Vagabond Players

The joint was jumpin’ yesterday as The Vagabond Players wisely chose The Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr. Tony Award-winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ filled to open their 99th Anniversary Season with songs by the ingeneous Fats Waller. Before I hurl some laurels on the cast and musicians I need to let you know that for yesterday’s matinee, which I […]

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‘Danny Boy’ at Unexpected Stage Company

It’s not often that theatergoers have the rug of common assumptions pulled out from under them and enjoy both the trip and—as the dust and a few loose threads settle to the ground beside them—the landing. But that’s likely to happen at Unexpected Stage Company in Silver Spring, where Marc Goldsmith’s 2006 New York International […]

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