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‘Beetlejuice:’ A ‘Perfect’ Musical?

Beetlejuice opens at the National Theatre this month, featuring the work of a tightknit team of American theater professionals - and one Australian that none...

Review: ‘Aida’ by Constellation Theatre Company at Source

Just before intermission in Constellation Theatre Company's sparkling and stirring production of Aida, there comes a wonderful "Wakanda Forever" moment. The fearless Nubian princess Aida...

Review: ‘How I Learned to Drive’ at Round House Theatre

Twenty years ago, Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive shocked audiences with its holistic examination of pedophilia. It takes a village to molest...

Review: ‘The Fall’ at Studio Theatre

A passionate purity burns bright in The Fall. The incandescence of young people with hearts on fire contending against oppressive institutions burns bright in the...

‘Perhaps He’s a Prodigy.’ How Walter ‘Bobby’ McCoy Went from High...

Many students use their high school musical to dip their toes into the theater world. Walter “Bobby” McCoy, used it to launch himself into the deep...

Photo Feature: ‘The Jonathan Larson Project’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Last week's The Jonathan Larson project was a fitting tribute to composer Jonathan Larson, who tragically passed away in 1996 just as his seminal...

Review: ‘Dracula’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Local theatre gems exist everywhere and The Little Theatre of Alexandria is definitely one of the DC area's theatrical treasures. An exceptional cast brought...

Review: ‘Anon(ymous)’ by Theatre Prometheus at the Silver Spring Black Box

Countless migrant children have been separated from home and family in war-torn parts of the world, and there is no way all their stories...

Review: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ at Synetic Theater

It is officially Fall and nothing says Halloween season like Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Synetic Theater has taken this American horror classic...

Review: ‘The Jonathan Larson Project’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Before his untimely death in 1996 at the age of 35, composer and playwright Jonathan Larson created groundbreaking work that would become the touchstone...

Review: ‘Les Misérables’ at the Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre has bookended its 2018 season with a pair of heavy-lifting musicals about democracy and revolution. For openers, it has that 30th-anniversary...

Review: ‘La traviata’ by the Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera’s current production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata is a moving and heart-wrenching view of tragic romantic love in all its variations....

Review: ‘Nevermore’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron’s production of the musical Nevermore places the work of 19th-century writer, poet and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe at your feet. With...

Review: The Coil Project’s ‘Strange Tales: Paradise Motel’ at Capitol Hill...

Seasonally-themed evenings of short plays are a staple for smaller theater companies – and with Halloween just weeks away, The Coil Project offers up...

Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ by StillPointe Theatre

Ryan Haase, the wunderkind behind StillPointe Theatre Initiative, ends the pre-show announcement for his current production of the musical Spring Awakening by urging us...

Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts...

It’s the heartwarming story of a hapless boy and his exotic plant. No, wait, it’s a cautionary sci-fi allegory about human desire. Correction: it’s...

Review: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's earliest and most popular works, so there is little point recounting the plot. One must only...

Kelsey Hunt Dresses the Stars in Ford’s Frothy Revival of ‘Born...

“Born Yesterday is a winner.” Those are the words of my colleague, David Siegel,  whose review of the gloriously effervescent comedy that just opened at...

Review: ‘Labour of Love’ at Olney Theatre Center

Just when Americans think we have a monopoly on political rancor, along comes a show from across the pond to remind us that we...

Review: ‘Summerland’ at Washington Stage Guild

What began as a mundane two-hander focused on stiff argumentative males in an investigative procedural play, develops into something pleasingly knotty and intense. All...

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