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Review: ‘Portraits’ by Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at the...

The portraits hang solemnly, unmoving at the Smithsonian’s Portrait Gallery. Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess breathes life and movement into these two-dimensional works of...

Review: ‘The Maid’s Tragedy’ at Access Theater

With its all-too familiar themes of ambition and power, sexual misconduct and attempted cover-up, disclosure, remorse, and ultimate retribution, the plot of Francis Beaumont...

Review: ‘Leather, Sand, Metal: An Audible Exploration of Tap Dance’ by...

Tap is its own beast. Any dancer can tell you that they can transfer training in ballet to jazz or contemporary, or swing into...

In the Moment: Another look at Round House’s ‘The Legend of...

Round House is the current Promised Land for anyone wanting to get happy. With its divine, illusion rich production of The Legend of Georgia...

Review: ‘Switch’ at The Welders

The gender-flip trope has been a staple on stage for much of theater history, and just when you thought it had been trotted out...

Party On! ‘Will on the Hill’ at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Romeo and Juliet, Beatrice and Benedick, and even (don’t say it) Macbeth were on hand for a Shakespearean love fest on Monday night, all...

Review: ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ at Round House Theatre

In The Legend of Georgia McBride, a theatrical cornucopia of camp, country music, drag, domestic dilemmas, and larger-than-life divas await you. This disarming and...

Review: ‘The Vagrant Trilogy’ at Mosaic Theater Company

The vagrant of the title is a Palestinian scholar named Adham who, while on a trip to London as a grad student, must decide,...

‘A Night at the Gaming Tables’ at The Russian Chamber Art...

Love and money: when fated to compete, can the fight ever be fair? Or is it—and are the parties caught between them—invariably, if not...

Review: ‘The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence’ at Step Afrika!

Step Afrika!, the acclaimed African American dance company, launched this powerful multisensory dance-theater work eight years ago. Since then the spectacular show has toured...

Review: ‘Dancing in my Cockroach Killers’ at GALA Hispanic Theater

By Ellie Milewski Today, theater has grown into an extravagant event. It’s normal to spend hundreds of dollars on tickets, go to a fancy Broadway...

Review: ‘Ever in the Glades’ at the Kennedy Center

Whether we grew up in the heart of DC, Manhattan, Evanston, on a midwestern farm, or in the Everglades, we all seemingly arrive at...

Review: ‘Patience’ at The Victorian Lyric Opera Company

If you've ever found fleeting social trends to be disconcerting- never fear, so did Gilbert and Sullivan. In their comedic operetta Patience, now on...

Review: ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ at the...

The Kennedy Center advertises its Broadway Center Stage series as presenting shows in a “semi-staged concert format.” For Frank Loesser’s 1961 satire of mid-20th...

Review: ‘The Tempest’ by Avant Bard

How does a nimble theater company retool an often produced Shakespeare classic such as The Tempest? Well, Avant Bard found a way under Tom...

In the Moment: Another Look at Theater J’s ‘Trayf’

I looked forward to taking in the premiere stage production of Lindsay Joelle’s Trayf at Theater J. The title Trayf alone brought me smiles...

Review: ‘The Miser’ by Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Miser, performed at the outdoor patio of Reynolds Tavern, is a fun farce of a French play. Written...

Review: ‘On Your Feet!’ at the Hippodrome Theatre

Politics may have played a key role in driving the future Gloria Estefan from her home in Cuba and positioning her for eventual world...

Review: ‘Trayf’ a World Premiere at Theatre J

New York, 1991: Zalmy (Tyler Herman) and Shmuly (Josh Adams) are two young men, best friends since childhood, excited to get behind the wheel...

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

The “double bind” of being gay in an oppressive climate of prejudice against gays and, yet, choosing to turn down any hope of redemption...

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