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In the Moment: Strauss Artist Grant Bestowed on Scenic, Costume, and Puppet Designer Margaret (Margie) Jervis

The Arts Council of Fairfax County announced a $5,000 Strauss Artist Grant award to Falls Church-based theater designer Margaret (Margie) Jervis. Jervis, a Falls Church native, is the resident Scenic, Costume, and Puppet Designer for Creative Cauldron in Falls Church. She is also a Teaching Artist for their educational programs for children. “The Arts Council […]

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Review: ‘Kaleidoscope’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron presents Kaleidoscope, a “Bold New Works” ​World Premiere Musical with Music and Lyrics by Matt Conner and Book and Lyrics by Stephen Gregory Smith, who also co-direct the production. This piece studies the decline of a dementia patient through her lifetime revue as a Broadway star, and the result is poignant and real, […]

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Review: ‘A Christmas Carol Memory’ at Creative Cauldron

Right in time for the Holiday Season, Creative Cauldron has presented another installation from their Bold New Works project with the World Premiere of A Christmas Carol Memory. Adapted from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the classic tale is framed with a more modern, and perhaps relevant, story of a broken family clinging to the […]

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Review: ‘Ruthless! The Musical’ at Creative Cauldron

Ruthless! The Musical, Creative Cauldron’s season opener, offers a night of supersized camp and comedy. Ruthless! debuted Off-Broadway in 1992 with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley. The show spoofs musicals such as Gypsy and Mame and movies like the Bad Seed as it tells the story of the Denmarks, […]

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Review: ‘The Wind in the Willows’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Caldron presents The Wind in the Willows, an original reimagining of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved classic. Directors Ellen Selby and Denise Perrino adapted this production for the performers of Learning Theater Studio, a creative program for youngsters interested in the performing  arts. This program helps strengthen their stage presence by teaching a number of helpful […]

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Review: ‘Caroline, or Change’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron presents the Tony Award-winning Caroline, or Change, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and music by Jeanine Tesori. Director Matt Conner leads a dynamic cast for this powerful sung-through musical, which centers around a steadfast woman named Caroline during the sweeping political and social changes of the 1960’s. Caroline Thibodeaux  is noted as one […]

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Review: ‘The Dancing Princesses’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron presents The Dancing Princesses, a Learning Theater  production adapted by Ellen Selby and Laura Connors Hull, with music by Matt Conner and lyrics by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith. There are many variations of this tale, spanning across different eras and cultures worldwide. Directed by Laura Connors Hull and Ellen Selby, the […]

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‘Madeline and the Gypsies’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron has a reputation for their, well, creativity. And their most recent production of Madeline and the Gypsies shows yet again their ability to take a simple story and turn it into a visually stimulating journey. Madeline with her classmates and friend, Pepito, visit a traveling carnival that is in town, but, while on […]

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‘The World Goes ‘Round’ at Creative Cauldron

Heartbreak, dark humor, desperation, raucous fun, and biting commentary are just a few of the words one could use to describe the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round, presented by Creative Cauldron at Artspace Falls Church, is a collection of the duo’s collaborative works that span over 26 years. The […]

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‘The Little Prince’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents The Little Prince, based on the book by Antione de Saint Exupery, with music by Rick Cummins and book and lyrics by John Scoullar. Directors Denise Perrino and Matt Conner (who also choreographed the production) lead a group of young actors in this poetic adaptation of a classic French story. […]

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‘Once on This Island’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron’s production of Once on this Island (book and lyrics by Lynn Aherns and music by Stephen Flaherty) starts off with a bang.  Well, to be more precise, a thunderclap. What follows is one of the most impressive thunderstorms ever created in live theater, courtesy of Lighting Designer Joseph Lovins. And what follows that […]

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‘The Jungle Book’ at Creative Cauldron

Olivia Laurine’s fantastic performance as Mowgli, plus original music and artful masks, make for an absolutely mesmerizing rendition of The Jungle Book at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA. The Cauldron has cooked up an inventive production of the 120-year-old classic tale by Rudyard Kipling complete with a two-headed snake. “But don’t expect something like […]

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‘The Turn of the Screw’ at Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace

Creative Cauldron presents the World Premiere of The Turn of the Screw, a musical adaptation of Henry James’ novella, with Book and Lyrics written by Stephen Gregory Smith and score by Matt Conner. Conner and Smith co-direct this suspenseful production alongside Musical Director Alvin Smithson, and it is the first installment in a five-year commissioning […]

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‘Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron

“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” With that familiar phrase, Creative Cauldron’s cast of Madeline’s Christmas musically brings to life the adventures of author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans precocious heroine Madeline. In this adaptation by Jennifer Kirkeby and Shirley Mier, feisty Madeline joins forces […]

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‘Arabian Nights’ at Creative Cauldron

“Imagination is more important than knowledge,” says Aladdin in one of three stories told by Scheherazade to her Persian King husband, in order for her to save her life. Spinning tales of troublemakers and thieves, honor and courage, and magic and love, Arabian Nights is a family-friendly show for all ages in current production at […]

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