Community Theater

Review: ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ at the Colonial Players of...

Colonial Players’ production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a rollicking farce, and a fun trip down memory lane. Shakespeare’s comedy has been...

Review: ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ at the Little Theatre...

When one thinks about a classic romantic comedy, exploding with moments of farcical mayhem, You Can’t Take It With You is as classic as...

Review: ‘In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play’ at Silver...

When I think of how the scientific community has historically addressed the scourge of feminine hysteria, I tend to think of electro-shock treatments -...

Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Theatre@CBT

Everything about the Theatre@CBT production of The Wizard of Oz (book by John Kane based on L. Frank Baum's classic novel, music and lyrics...

Review: ‘Plaza Suite’ by Sandy Spring Theatre Group

Those who aspire to great heights of theatrical art tend to look down on comedy. They don't take it seriously, which is understandable, since...

Review: ‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ by Rockville Little Theatre

When you go to see The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at Rockville Little Theatre -- and you should -- prepare to be confused. This is...

Review: ‘Perfect Arrangement’ at the Greenbelt Arts Center

The title of Topher Payne’s play is, of course, ironic. Set during the early 1950s “Lavender Scare,” a purge of gay and lesbian Federal...

Review: ’12 Incompetent Jurors’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse delivers a madcap, hilarious examination of judicial frailty in Ian McWethy’s 12 Incompetent Jurors. The twelve jurors are a rollicking physical...

Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by the Arlington Players

A quaint house at first glance is anything but when it is discovered that Aunt Abby and Aunt Martha are serving their guests something...

Review: ‘Gilligan’s Island: The Musical’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

Imagine sitting in your home watching a rerun of Gilligan’s Island when suddenly, the characters come through the screen, stand in your living room,...

Review: ‘Chess’ at 2nd Star Productions

Chess, the complicated Cold War tale with music by Abba alumni Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics by the unstoppable Tim Rice, bursts...

Review: ‘Peter Pan’ by Vienna Theatre Company

J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan is a classic tale whose title character first appeared in a 1902 novel from the same author. Peter is a...

Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Castaways Repertory Theatre

The Castaways Repertory Theatre opened their production of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s better-known romantic comedies, this past weekend. The story is...

WATCH Awards Nominations: 19th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors

The nominees for the 19th Annual WATCH Awards were announced tonight at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.

Review: ‘Jerusalem’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

People staying when they need to go; people going when they long to stay. People hanging on to bits of myth and legend, or...

Review: ‘Superior Donuts’ by Reston Community Players

In Superior Donuts, which opened at the Reston Community Players last night, the new Starbucks across the street is taking business from a 60-year-old...

Review: ‘The Fantasticks’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s The Fantasticks had a legendary 42-year Off-Broadway run (and then an 11-year revival), suggesting that there’s something strangely captivating...

Review: ‘Silent Sky’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis

Colonial Players’ production of Silent Sky is a beautiful combination of wonderful acting, direction, lighting, and sound. The 2011 play, written by Lauren...

Review: ‘And Then There Were None’ at Vagabond Players

By Andy Arnold If you fancy a trip to Broadway to see a play, a less expensive offering is the Vagabond Players' adaptation of Agatha...

Review: ‘Proof’ by St. Mark’s Players

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree" implies that a child has similar qualities or characteristics as his or her parents. A particular...

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