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Campy and heartwarming ‘Xanadu’ sparkles at Workhouse Arts Center

The show's creativity and charm will leave audiences nostalgic for the '80s and hoping for their own divine strange magic.

NextStop’s free outdoor ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ delights and satisfies

Strong acting and effective scenic and sound design make the show a majestic evening.

‘Pass Over’ joins four-play summer season at American Shakespeare Center

Antoinette Nwandu’s groundbreaking drama about young Black men looking for a way out will follow 'Every Brilliant Thing,' 'Twelfth Night,' and 'Thrive.'

Diverse, multi-abled Omnium Circus to play one special matinee

'I’Mpossible' — a world-class, fully inclusive, fully accessible circus show — comes to Capital One Hall on February 26.

American Shakespeare Center gets new AD and sets new season

With Artistic Director Brandon Carter and a new leadership structure, the troubled company rebounds and resumes performances in February. 

Nostalgic ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ charms at Riverside Center for...

The show is wholesome, sentimental, and highlights the warmth and comfort of family.

August Wilson’s personal passion takes center stage at Avant Bard

A laudable performance of the renowned playwright's autobiographical 'How I Learned What I Learned.'

NextStop Theatre slates five shows for winter/spring 2022

'Every Brilliant Thing' | 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' | 'Nat Turner in Jerusalem' | 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' | 'Lucky Stiff'

Without reservation, ‘Fully Committed’ at NextStop is a delight

The script gives an actor the opportunity for a sparkling display of comic virtuosity, and Jaclyn Young takes full advantage.

A ‘Bright Star’ on the horizon for Riverside Center

The Fredericksburg, VA, venue's 2021–22 season is underway, featuring musicals, farces, mysteries, and beloved classics.

New play from Shoestring tells true story of a Frenchman Who...

...and it wasn’t the Marquis de Lafayette.

NextStop’s racy ‘Act of God’ is theater done right-eously

Playing God, Jacob Yeh is a revelation.

Music and joy collide in ‘Making Opera Soup’ from 1st Stage

In her solo performance outdoors, supreme storyteller Lori Brown Mirabal reveals the fun in opera for both children and adults.

Arts on the Horizon brings back ‘By the Seashore’ outdoors

The sensory-filled production takes children age 0–3 on a magical journey to the beach.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria launches dynamic new season

The company's 2021-22 lineup includes comedies, thrillers, mysteries, an August Wilson classic, and more.

COVID resurgence prompts major changes at NextStop

'An Act of God' opening postponed one week; 'Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood' and 'Disaster (the Musical)' postponed to 2022.

A Chekhov trio from Workhouse Arts is an intellectual tickle

Chekhov is not a feel-good story teller. His plays tell a brutal truth about people: their motivations, their weaknesses, and their duplicity.  The Workhouse Arts...

Jessika D. Williams as Othello at ASC is a marvel to...

By far one of the most exciting theatrical discoveries for me has been the work of the remarkable Jessika D. Williams. Those of us...

Alden Theatre’s new Drive-Thru is a family-friendly mystery

With the sold-out success of Small Change, their first Drive-Thru theater experience, the creative folk at the Alden Theatre in McLean have developed a...

Three ways to catch ‘Twelfth Night’ at The American Shakespeare Center

Theater is changing. It has to; and, as ever, to survive we need to respond creatively to one of the greatest threats it has faced...