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Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s gorgeous ‘Swan Lake’ pays tribute to artistic...

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s production of Swan Lake is a gorgeous combination of dancing, costumes, and lighting. With choreography by Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto,...

Victorian Lyric Opera’s ‘Pirates of Penzance’ elicits laughter, delight

There's no doubt that The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most beloved of Gilbert and Sullivan's works. Like most Gilbert and Sullivan...

NSO: Noseda’s homecoming mints the ‘NSO sound’ in spectacular Mahler’s Fifth...

Even though being a classical music reviewer often feels like a gig too good to be true, I don’t recall ever forgetting my purpose...

Creative Cauldron successfully “finishes the hat” in ‘Crowns’

“Hats reveal and they conceal,” Crowns playwright Regina Taylor states in an interview. Crowns is derived from a book of photographs and stories of...

The room where it happens: ‘Henry IV, Part 2’ at Brave...

The HBO hit Succession centers around a wealthy media family reportedly based on the Rupert Murdoch dynasty. Its central dilemma: who will succeed the...

Despite killer performances, ‘Shipwreck’s’ political message falters

Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017, the new play by Anne Washburn in its US premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, summons the dread...

Natsu Onoda Power’s adaptation of ‘Thumbelina’ captivates audiences of all ages...

By Kelly Hanson Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, a beloved fairy tale about a tiny girl searching for a place to belong, has been captivating children...

‘The 39 Steps’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company is a delightful evening...

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The 39 Steps is a hilarious send-up of Alfred Hitchcock movies. Adapted by Patrick Barlow in 2005 and based...

‘Cinderella’ (La Cenerentola): Well-sung Rossini at Virginia Opera

Spoiler alert: Cinderella and the Prince live happily ever after. Of course, since Virginia Opera, like all opera companies of any size, prints a...

In ‘Boy’ at Keegan Theatre, the anguish of a gender experiment...

"Oh, god. Maybe it didn't work," the mother exclaims in alarm. It's the moment in this hold-your-breath drama when she realizes the gender experiment...

‘Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally’ reveals the quotidian miseries...

Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally, playing at Baltimore’s Center Stage through March 1, feels oddly familiar in several ways, and in others,...

Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson in NSO Pops: Broadway and Beyond...

If your ideal Valentine’s date is cheerful, charming, and looks fantastic in formal wear, then get thee to the Kennedy Center to spend an...

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Mother Road’ brings powerful journey to Arena Stage

William Joad is a proud Oklahoma farmer with roots to the land as old and deep as the fields his family has tended for...

‘The Boy Detective Fails’ is a charming success at American University

"I'm good at finding out the truth," says Billy Argo (Spencer Coben), the boy-prodigy detective, near the beginning of this clever, quirky, and quite...

A fascinating rendering of ‘The King’s Speech’ at the National Theatre

Given that so many plays and films these days are based on, drawn from or inspired by each other, it is worth examining the...

Beethoven in its bones: Faust-Queyras-Melnikov Trio at UVA’s Tuesday Evening Concert...

When an elite chamber music trio has Beethoven in its bones, the ensemble apparently doesn’t need to spend most of their time together or...

‘Heroine’ at The Kennedy Center tells the searing true story of...

Post-Play Palaver is an occasional series of conversations between DC Metro Theater Arts writers who saw the same performance, got really into talking about...

The power of romantic love endures in American Ballet Theatre’s ‘Giselle’

After almost two centuries of gracing the ballet world, American Ballet Theatre’s Giselle, sometimes called the Hamlet of ballet, still has the redemptive power...

‘The 39 Steps’ at Constellation: a walk on the hilarious side

For an evening of dry wit and sophisticated, subtle humor, make your way…Oh forget it. Just come to Constellation Theatre’s The 39 Steps for...

Synetic Theater delivers visually stunning, ballet-driven adaptation of ‘Phantom of the...

As Synetic Theater races through its rowdy teenage years (not quite 20, yet), they have earned a reputation for finely-honed narrative dance, brilliant original...

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