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‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ at Adventure Theatre is charming holiday fare

We all want to feel loved, right? And there are times we feel forgotten. Unseen. Disposable. The classic children’s story The Velveteen Rabbit is...

Washington Stage Guild delivers skillful production of Dickens’ ‘Hard Times’

Like many of Charles Dickens’s sprawling novels, Hard Times chronicles the lives and times of multiple characters dwelling in England’s mid-19th-century industrial chaos. But unlike...

Virginia Opera’s ‘Il Postino’: no “scary modern music” here

Virginia Opera’s artistic director Adam Turner, in his program note for contemporary composer Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, hastens to assure audiences that the company...

Live Garra Theatre connects Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ to present day

The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, situated in the same block as the Fillmore and AFI, has a lot to offer us. Live entertainment,...

‘The Home’ by Nubia Filmworks at Bowie Center for the Performing...

As the Gospel stage play The Home opens, it is clear that the Thompson family must soon face a challenge shared by 43.5 million...

Mark Morris Dance Group boldly re-imagines ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club...

Mark Morris dances are emphatically watchable, easily digestible, eccentric, and smartly witty. He so proficiently pairs music and dance, costume and set – with...

Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ entertains from start to...

Once again, Olney Theatre Center (OTC) has put on a tap-happy show. This time it’s Singin’ in the Rain, where the audience hums the...

Disney’s ‘Newsies’ at Arena Stage is the good news DC needs...

From the moment you enter Arena Stage’s Fichandler Stage, an intimate theater-in-the-round where everyone has a seat close to the action, you’ll be transported...

‘Aladdin’ lights up the skies over Baltimore

On stage, Aladdin starts out as the perfect musical for nine-year-olds. But by the time its two swooning lovers have hopped aboard a flying...

Cantus’s ‘Alone Together’ at the Kennedy Center puts form over function

Attending Cantus’s Alone Together at the Kennedy Center made me realize that meaningful interaction relies as much upon solitude and mystery as it does...

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater shines a fresh light on ‘The Jungle...

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater presents its own adaptation of the popular tale, The Jungle Book. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name,...

Expect the unexpected in Washington Improv Theater’s ‘Life and Death with...

Improvisational theater is comprised of different aspects of live performance genres, like stand-up comedy or fully scripted plays. But what defines improv, is how...

In uproarious ‘Airness’ at Keegan Theatre, the rock ‘n’ roll is...

In the competitive national and international air guitar scene, contestants vie for championships and prizes by pretending to play (or "shred") imaginary guitars to...

Artistry, rivalry, madness, and genius in Folger Theatre’s ‘Amadeus’

What a great lively yarn about a musical disruptor as a stand-in for the volcanic eruptions of out-and-out revolution in the air throughout Europe...

Fun, frenetic ‘RENT’ at The National still satisfies

The 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT touched down at the National Theatre this week, much to the delight of area RENTheads. This modern take...

We Happy Few brings ‘Lovers’ Vows’ into the twenty-first century

Elizabeth Inchbald’s Lovers' Vows, first produced in 1798, is every bit as amusing as the unfortunately named Schitt’s Creek, The Good Place, or any...

In Edward Albee’s first-rate ‘Occupant’ at Theater J, a gutsy woman...

"True if interesting" is Louise Nevelson's byword in Occupant, Edward Albee's witty and wise bioplay about the famous sculptor. She was quite the character....

‘Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue’ offers dazzling dancing and majestic...

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue is a treat for the eyes and an ocean-tide of extravagance for the senses. This is a musical...

Studio Theatre’s ‘White Pearl’ tackles globalization and intra-Asian racism with acerbic...

If you attend Studio Theatre's current production of the brilliantly acerbic White Pearl and feel in the first ten minutes that you're not sure...

American Shakespeare Center mines the humor in Shaw’s ‘Caesar and Cleopatra’

The plays of George Bernard Shaw are, to be honest, an acquired taste. Erudite in the extreme, filled with Shaw’s unique sense of his...

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