Author Archive | Hilary Sutton

Emily Pogorelc and Alek Shrader in Candide. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Review: ‘Candide’ by the Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with a fresh production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide directed by Washington National Opera’s Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. If it’s been a while since you brushed up on your 18th-century novellas, Voltaire was a French philosopher in the Age of Enlightenment. His story centers on a young man named […]

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Review: ‘Chess’ at the Kennedy Center

Who knew a game of chess could be so rock ’n roll? Or so sexy? Or set off rumblings of nuclear war? The semi-staged concert version of Chess, the 1984 rock opera playing a short run at the Kennedy Center, schools its audience on all that and more in this history play set during the […]

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Review: ‘Les Misérables’ at the National Theatre

One does not simply review Les Mis—at least, not when it’s this stunning revival of the epic that took the world by storm when the novel debuted in 1862 and again when the musical premiered in London in 1985. With song after iconic song sung in full voice, the touring version of the 2014 Broadway […]

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Review: ‘Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush’ at Metro Stage

One of the best parts of the holiday season is being transported to another time and place, putting our worries on hold, and enjoying the moment with friends and family. Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush playing at Metro Stage this season accomplishes just that. Upon entering the lobby, the audience is immediately transported […]

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