Tag Archives | Kathryn Chase Bryer


Review: ‘The Little Mermaid’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage, in collaboration with The Washington Ballet, presents the world premiere of The Little Mermaid. This creative partnership follows the highly acclaimed award-winning production The Lion, The Witch, & the Wardrobe (2012), and like the former, fuses music,  theatre, dance, and puppetry to create a thrilling and expressive performance. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s classic, […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘When She Had Wings’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents the world premiere of When She Had Wings, a play by Susan Zeder. Inspired by the mystery of famed aviator Amelia Earhart, this production is a proud participator in Washington DC’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, this show is a multi-faceted must-see! Scenic Designer Luciana Stecconi uses a […]

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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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‘Blue’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents Blue, the newest production in their Early Childhood series, written by Annie Cusick Wood and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. Best for children ages 1-5, this interactive show is full of fun! There is no elevated stage in this particular theater– children and their parents are invited to sit on the floor […]

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‘Wiley and the Hairy Man’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents Wiley and the Hairy Man, an adventurous folktale about a boy who must face his biggest fear, with Book by Suzan Zeder and Music by Harry Pickens. Pickens and Zeder co-wrote the lyrics for this production, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, and with musical direction by Deborah Jacobson. Scenic Designer Samina Vieth […]

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‘Wake Up Brother Bear’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage is renowned for its inventive children’s theater, their very popular interactive theatrical experience for youngsters, Wake up Brother Bear is no different. First produced in 2010, Wake Up Brother Bear opens Imaginations Stage’s 2014-2015 season in their early childhood program called My First Imagination Stage. Creators Janet Stanford and Kathryn Chase Bryer and […]

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‘Breast in Show’ at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Poignant. Sophisticated. Elevating. Witty. These are just some of the adjectives to describe Breast in Show, now appearing at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. First conceived in 2009 by Executive Producer Eileen Mitchard, it is a show designed to reach people far and wide, to educate and empower audiences about breast cancer and its “warriors.” A […]

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‘Breast in Show’ Begins Run at Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD Tonight and Runs Through September 27th

Breast in Show opens tonight at Arts on the Green at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn with the critically acclaimed cast from this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. The show was honored as ‘Best of the Capital Fringe’ on DCMetroTheaterArts and the Ensemble was honored for their moving performances. Gracie Jones was honored as a ‘Capital Fringe […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Breast in Show’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) At last. A show that has taken the Capital Fringe Festival 2014 theme to heart: Move Me. Breast in Show, conceived and produced by Eileen Mitchard, is arguably the best titled and best marketed show in this season’s lineup. (Collecting Fringe buttons? Patrons get their own pink Breast in Show […]

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‘The BFG’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant), based on the book by Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood, and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer and Eric J. Van Wyk. Before you read on, let me just say this: I review shows quite often, but this is one of the best […]

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Peter Pan (Jonathan Atkinson). Photo by Margot Schulman.

‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ at Imagination Stage by Julia L. Exline

Imagination Stage presents Peter Pan and Wendy, a musical adaptation of a longtime family favorite by Alyn Cardarelli and Steve Goers. Kathryn Chase Bryer directs this hilarious and enthralling production, with musical direction by George Fulginiti-Shakar. Scenic and Projection Designer Klyph Stanford does a fine job joining two different settings on one stage. A child’s […]

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The Witch (Gillian Shelly) celebrates Rapunzel's (Felicia Curry) birthday in 'Rapunzel.' Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Rapunzel’ at Imagination Stage by Julia L. Exline

Imagination Stage presents Rapunzel, a musical fairytale adventure, with Book and Lyrics by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and Music by Michael Skloff. Director Kathryn Chase Bryer gives a unique spin on the beloved story through the use of music, dance, and subtle plot tweaks while also celebrating its true spirit, striking a favorable balance between […]

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