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Review: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at City of Fairfax Theatre Company

For those who love musical theatre, there is something amazing going on in Fairfax, Virginia this weekend and next, as the City of Fairfax Theatre Company and Truro Anglican Church present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this production is a spectacular, high-octane, musical […]

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Review: ‘Grease’ at the John W. Engeman Theater

Grab your leather jacket and go back in time to Rydell High, 1959 in Grease. The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport has opened its 2017-2018 season with this much loved classic, and it’s fabulous. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, this production is directed by Paul Stancato. The well-known […]

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Review: ‘Annie’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Westchester Broadway Theatre is currently presenting Annie, and this production, directed and choreographed by Mary Jane Houda, is enjoyment and smiles from start to finish. In 1970 Martin Charnin was inspired by the Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” and bought the rights to turn it into a musical which opened on Broadway in […]

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Review: ‘Chicago’ at ArtsCentric at Motor House

The city of Chicago is “Hog Butcher for the World… City of the Big Shoulders,” as poet Carl Sandburg wrote just over a 100 years ago. Much the same could be said of certain elements of the press, which sensationalizes and grants celebrity status to human interest subjects and stories far and wide. The 1920s […]

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Review: ‘Barefoot in the Park’ at The Candlelight Theatre

Six days do not a week make. These famous words of nonsense, uttered by the young wife Cory, will tell all serious theatergoers that they are in the domain of Neil Simon and his oft-performed blockbuster Barefoot in the Park.  Written in 1963, Barefoot established Simon as the go-to playwright for Broadway comedy.  Nowadays we […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’

Imagine a bird emoji tweeting. No, it’s not another bizarre White House official message. The Hodgepodge Group has adapted Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five. It would be wise to be have read the original or at least be familiar with the plot prior to this production. I read it way too long ago in high school. Kelly George […]

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Review: ‘New York – The Melting Pot’ at Soulpepper on 42nd Street

The first in Soulpepper Theatre Company’s three-part musical celebration of the history of diversity in New York – The Melting Pot pays tribute to Lower Manhattan, from Battery Park to Chelsea. Written and directed by Founding Artistic Director Albert Schultz and included in this month’s Soulpepper on 42nd Street festival at the Pershing Square Signature […]

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Movie Review: ‘Landline’

Landline, the latest from Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, the creative team behind Obvious Child, opens with the sounds of… rutting, I guess is the word I can use in a family publication. The movie revolves around sex in many ways, how sex does and/or does not connect us emotionally to a person, even as […]

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Review: ‘The Mark of Cain’ at Synetic Theater

Fans of Synetic Theater’s music-and movement-based works derived from classic texts will find a surprise twist in the company’s latest offering. Typically, a Synetic extravaganza creates a vivid other world, someplace unto itself, visually voluptuous, aurally luscious, always a trip to somewhere fantabulous. But with The Mark of Cain, Synetic’s first wholly original devised work […]

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Review: ‘Night Tide’ at the New York Musical Festival

Ancient sea lore meets Sixties beach party in Night Tide, a new musical parody by Taylor Tash (book and lyrics) and Nathania Wibowo (music), based on Curtis Harrington’s 1961 B-movie thriller of the same name starring the young Dennis Hopper. Playing a limited engagement at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in this year’s New York […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Portraits of GRRRLs

The production of Portraits of Grrrls felt like I walked into a high school guidance counselor’s activity. This should not diminish the discussions, content, importance, and impact this activity has, I’m just not sure this is the venue for this message heavy performance. Kelly George full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show […]

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Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘Everything Is Wonderful’

The Amish with their horse and buggy, 19th century culture; their simple, old world uniforms and habits; their infamous Rumspringa where the teenage Amish is given the opportunity to choose between the church and the outside “English” world; and, after the West Nickel Mines school massacre, the Amish’s capacity to forgive. Chelsea Marcantel’s Everything is […]

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An Interview with Josh Hitchens and Ryan Walter: Going Dark in the New Jersey Fringe with ‘The Confession of Jeffrey Dahmer’

Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer committed the shocking murders of seventeen men, involving necrophilia, dismemberment, cannibalism, and the preservation of the victims’ body parts. After years of law enforcement and the public ignoring the many signs that could have led to his earlier capture, he was ultimately found “guilty but sane” in 1992, and […]

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Review: ‘The Tempest’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a colorful, spirited spectacle. Co-directed by Donald Hicken and Sally Boyett, The Tempest is performed outdoors, in the gardens of the historic Charles Carroll House. It combines talented acting, directing, choreography, and lighting with a beautiful setting for a night of wonderful theater, with magic, romance, and […]

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