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Review: ‘Cabaret’ at The Kennedy Center

Cabaret, the blistering musical satire written more than 50 years ago by John Kander and Fred Ebb, stormed into The Kennedy Center this week with a performance that had the audience on its feet, and roaring with approval at curtain. The response is resounding proof that the show – both in its original form, created […]

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Review: ‘Bud, Not Buddy’ at The Kennedy Center

Last night, The Kennedy Center presented an inspiring world premiere commission of Bud, Not Buddy. Kirsten Greenidge created the fast-paced and touchingly funny script, based on the book from award-winning children’s literature author, Christopher Paul Curtis. It’s the story of an orphan boy’s journey to find his father, in Michigan during the Great Depression. Interwoven with […]

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Review: Debbie Allen’s ‘FREEZE FRAME… Stop the Madness’ at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater

Ever since Debbie Allen parleyed a killer look in the 1980 movie Fame into a featured role on the popular television series, this triple threat has been busting open doors in Hollywood for women of color. The Texas-born, Howard University-trained dancer/singer/actress/director/choreographer has conquered Broadway, television, and film. She’s had a recent comeback on the popular […]

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Review #1: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at The Kennedy Center

The appropriately psychologically penetrating and vivid production of The Merchant of Venice (now playing at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater) embraces all the conundrums of William Shakespeare’s conceivably most controversial play.  Luckily for the theatergoer, top-notch acting and superior technical elements propel the dramatic and thematic thrust of this play with considerable aplomb.  A valuable […]

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Reviews: The Washington Ballet’s ‘Carmina Burana’ and ‘Bowie/Queen’

Going Out With a Bang: The Washington Ballet’s Carmina Burana and Bowie/Queen The standing ovation came before a single dancer took the stage. It lasted about two minutes to honor the final time The Washington Ballet’s loyal opening night audience would hear the game-show like introduction: “Ladieeeessssss and Gentlemen, Septiiiiiiiiime Webre.” Bounding onto the stage in […]

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‘Once’ at The Kennedy Center

Brilliantly blending theatricality and intimacy, the 2012 Tony Award-winning best musical Once officially opened last night at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, championing the awe-inspiring power of love, music and community to reinvigorate and transform lives in new and unexpected ways. Bolstered by John Tiffany’s astute direction on a minimalist, but versatile, pub-interior set, delineated with a […]

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ at The Washington Ballet

‘Sleepy Hollow’ ballet premieres at the Kennedy Center:  D.C. Ballet shakes up expectations Yes, even classical ballerinas let their hair down once in a while. They relish tossing off those stiff upper body movements and taping their feet to a syncopated beat rather than a traditional waltz. Mainly, though, ballet dancers (the guys and the […]

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‘Wayne McGregor Random Dance’ at The Kennedy Center

The curtain rises on a dark stage, lit only by torches held by four dancers at the four corners of the stage, surrounding two dancers prancing and weaving about in coordinated, syncopated step. One by one, the torchbearers walk off the stage—leaving only darkness. In the distance, the twinkle of small lights becomes visible, growing […]

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We Are Giving Away 2 Pairs of Tickets to Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan-Choose 4/18, 4/19, or 4/20;Enter by Thursday at Noon

WE HAVE 2 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY TO THE WASHINGTON BALLET’S PRODUCTION OF SEPTIME WEBRE’S PETER PAN CHOOSE FROM THESE THREE PERFORMANCES: Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 19 at 1:30 pm Sunday, April 20 at 6:30 pm Take a high-flying adventure to Neverland with The Washington Ballet’s NEW Production of […]

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World Stages: International Theatre Festival – ‘Rupert’ at The Kennedy Center by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

The World Stages: International Theater Festival takes the center stage at the Kennedy Center, March 10-30, 2014 bringing together some of today’s most exciting theatrical visionaries presenting an unprecedented focus on theatre from around the globe. Twenty-two theatrical offerings from nineteen countries, and every continent except Antarctica, are represented in this theater Festival of dynamic stories […]

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Synesthesia: More Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Performances in January and February 2014 by Yvonne French

The Angelica Film Center & Cafe at the Mosaic in Virginia’s mod new Merrifield development has audio captioning devices that fit into the drink holders. 2911 District Ave @ Lee Hwy & Gallows Rd Fairfax , VA 571.512.3301 Angelika.Mosaic@readingrdi.com __ JANUARY 2014 Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Friday, January 10, 2014 at […]

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Suzanne Farrell Ballet at The Kennedy Center by Carolyn Kelemen

Farrell gets good times rolling at The Kennedy Center Hold onto your hat and step lively. The ballet season at The Kennedy Center finally gets into the gusty days of fall with a whirlwind of activity. Last week the Washington Ballet treated us to its haunting version of Giselle, and next Tuesday evening, British choreographer Matthew Bourne offers […]

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‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at The Kennedy Center by Derek Mong

Million Dollar Quartet is back! After having performed a run here in Washington earlier this year, the remarkable quartet of the celebrated Elvis Presley (Tyler Hunter), Johnny Cash (Scott Moreau), Jerry Lee Lewis (John Countryman), and Carl Perkins (James Barry) are back in the nation’s capital once again—back by popular demand until October 6th! Billed […]

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‘Cinderella’ at The Washington Ballet at The Kennedy Center by Colleen Sproull

The Washington Ballet’s production of Cinderella at the Kennedy Center is fun for the whole family. All the elements of storytelling combine, with incredibly impressive scenic design by James Kronzer and lighting by Tony Tucci, ravishing costumes by Judanna Lynn, and playfully intricate choreography by Artistic Director Septime Webre to the noteworthy music of Sergei […]

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‘Fanny and Alexander’ at Nordic Cool 2013 at The Kennedy Center by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

An audacious four-hour stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning feature film – Fanny and Alexander by Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theater highlights the Nordic Cool 2013 Festival in its U.S. Premiere at The Kennedy Center from March 7-9, 2013. Startling as it may seem, I enjoyed this live version of Fanny and Alexander as much as I […]

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