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Review: ‘Other Desert Cities’ at Bucks County Playhouse

In the opening moments of Other Desert Cities, playwright Jon Robin Baitz introduces us to a wealthy Southern California family whose members love to play tennis – but their favorite sport is getting under each other’s skin. This family is on edge, and while the play starts with rather standard conflicts – parents versus children, […]

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Review: ‘Christmas Inn’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Christmas time, as it says in the famous song, “is the most wonderful time of the year.” So during the month of December, Westchester Broadway Theatre is taking a break from its scheduled lineup and is providing their audience with a heartwarming and a toe-tapping Christmas show. Christmas Inn, with book and original lyrics by Kathy […]

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Review: ‘Promises, Promises’ at the Ritz Theatre Company

Promises, Promises opened on Broadway in 1968, and while the world it depicts seemed relevant back then, today that world has largely vanished. It’s set in the Manhattan skyscraper home of Consolidated Life Insurance, where the women are all secretaries, hostesses and telephone operators, and the men all cheat on their wives. In one scene, […]

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Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy Twelfth Night rings in the New Year at Laurel Mill Playhouse. The run of the show cleverly opens on the actual twelfth night, which was the original intention of its playwright. Twelfth Night was written to be performed for the close of the Christmas season. According to the calendar, the twelfth […]

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‘Seasonal Disorder’ at Washington Improv Theater

‘Tis the season for jolly laughter, and if you like humor that’s loopy, irreverent, quick-witted, and fresh, you’ll fit right in at Washington Improv Theater’s annual Seasonal Disorder. It’s all made up on the spot, so every performance is one night only. Which if you’re in the audience is a funny-bone bonanza but if you’re […]

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BSO: ‘Tis the Season with Brian Stokes Mitchell’ at Strathmore

The Music Center at Strathmore was filled with the holiday spirit as the Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Brian Stokes Mitchell joined Conductor Damon Gupton and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra SuperPops for a joyous celebration of the music and memories of the season of goodwill. This is a particularly exciting time to experience the BSO in […]

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‘The Nutcracker’ at The Washington Ballet at The Warner Theatre

Resplendent visions of sugarplums danced both on the Warner Theatre stage and in the heads of hundreds of hardy multi-generational audience members Friday evening when the Washington Ballet inaugurated its annual Nutcracker performance. Marking its 11th anniversary, Artistic Director Septime Webre’s Washington-centric account of the holiday ballet fete opens in a well-appointed Georgetown mansion of 1882. Peter Horne’s opulently meticulous set […]

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‘The Gifts of the Magi’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

O. Henry’s short story, The Gift of the Magi, has been the stuff of Christmas memories for over a century. The Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts-penned musical version of The Gifts of the Magi, artfully staged by Maryland Ensemble Theatre, will have the same affect this holiday season. Director Suzanne Beal understands what an audience […]

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