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Review: ‘What Every Girl Should Know’ and ‘Dry Land’ in Rep at Forum Theatre

One hundred years separate the young women in What Every Girl Should Know and Dry Land, now playing in rep at Forum Theatre. In Monica Byrne’s What Every Girl Should Know, the four teenage girls are housed in a pre-suffrage Catholic reformatory where their capacity to dream is limited to fantasies of romance and murder. In Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Dry Land, the three […]

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Review: ‘Ella Enchanted’ at Adventure Theatre

Glen Echo Park is a hidden gem that’s a blast from the past. As if Ella Enchanted at Adventure Theatre MTC wasn’t enough fun on its own, the park was a delight to walk through on the way to the theatre. This Ella Enchanted musical is a world premiere written by Karen Zacarías, composed by […]

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Review: ‘Hamlet’ at National Players at Olney Theatre Center

At dusk yesterday, the stage lights of Olney Theatre Center’s outdoor Root Family Stage shined bright, as the National Players enlightened the audience with their imaginative take on the Bard’s darkest tragedy: Hamlet. Directed by Jason King Jones, the production is the National Players’ first rendition of the Prince of Denmark’s story in over 30 […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ at NextStop Theatre Company

Weary of winter, Washingtonians? NextStop Theatre Company has your antidote. Instead of a resurrection-vague Jesus Christ Superstar timed to Easter, this praiseworthy playhouse subbed in Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon’s lush, soul-searching The Secret Garden, an operatic and dark but uplifting musical of reawakening. Based on an Edwardian-era children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it follows orphaned Mary who, having escaped […]

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Pa Ingalls (Robbie Gay) plays the fiddle at a square dance in Adventure Theatre MTC's 'A Little House Christmas.' Photo by Bruce Douglas.

‘A Little House Christmas’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by Julia L. Exline

Adventure Theatre MTC presents A Little House Christmas, based on the beloved book series of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie), and adapted by James DeVita. Recommended for ages 4+, Serge Seiden skillfully directs and choreographs this heartwarming production about the true meaning of Christmas, which has become my personal favorite holiday show […]

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