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Review: ‘Legally Blonde’ at Zemfira Stage

I came to Zemfira Stage’s production of Legally Blonde as a virtual newbie, having seen neither the musical nor the 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy...

Review: ‘Dinner’ at 4615 Theatre Company

Dinner is darkly hilarious, absurdist and at times psychologically frightening. The play, similar to Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, is about a dinner party gone terribly wrong....

Review: ‘Chicago’ at Other Voices Theatre

Chicago, now running at Other Voices Theatre in Frederick, has a long and winding history. In 1924, Chicago reporter Maurine Watkins covered the sensational trials...

Review: ‘The Color Purple’ at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it,” said the character Shug...

Review: ‘The Story of the Gun’ at Woolly Mammoth

“All you have to do is move your little finger, move your little finger, and you can change the world.” That line from Stephen...

Magic Time!: ‘The Story of the Gun’ at Woolly Mammoth

Mike Daisey's monolog The Story of the Gun is a show both hilarious and sobering, and he begins it with a wry riff on...

Review: ‘King John’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

King John of England was not a popular ruler, and Shakespeare’s play about him is not, to put it mildly, among his most popular...

Review: ‘An Irish Twist on a Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Quotidian...

Quotidian Theatre Company's An Irish Twist on a Midsummer Night's Dream is a fantastical adventure that transports Shakespeare's classic to 1820s Ireland. This production...

Review: ‘A Chorus Line’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

A Broadway musical about Broadway musicals—what could be better for theatre-lovers of all stripes? The iconic A Chorus Line truly fits the bill! It...

Magic Time!: ‘Dave’ at Arena Stage

You know those big live TV versions of blockbuster musicals that get broadcast decades after the show was a hit on the stage? Like,...

Review: ‘Macbeth’ at 4615 Theatre Company

Why do people commit evil, and once they have started, why can’t they stop? Now, as always, it is a question worth asking. Macbeth,...

Magic Time!: A Report on ‘The Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company’

The prodigiously imaginative performance artist Holly Bass belongs to the first generation of her family not to pick cotton for a living. I learned...

Review: ‘Bernstein at 100: A Celebration’ at Wolf Trap

What could bring luminaries from the worlds of opera, musical theatre, a cappella, jazz, dance, choral music, and symphonic music together for one night...

Review: ‘Dave’ at Arena Stage

The real news getting you down? Do you have a plentitude of cares and woes hanging over your head? Are you an addicted MSNBC...

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Perfecting the Kiss’

This comedy about bad theater and inappropriate backstage behavior is just gobsmacking good. Laugh-a-minute is an underestimation. Don't miss it. Perfecting the Kiss, a production from...

Review: ‘Be a Good Little Widow’ at Unexpected Stage

It's anybody's guess what goes through a person's mind in their final moments. Most of us are very familiar with what goes through the...

Review: ‘The Theory of Theories’ at District of Columbia Arts Center

An unnamed academic (Cristen Stephansky), in town for a conference, lounges on a sofa taking notes for her presentation. Her host, (Karoline Troger) a...

Review: ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ at Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater’s admirable, family-friendly production of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is the premiere mainstage production of Synetic’s New Voice...

Review: ‘No Time’ by Timeless Entertainment at Bowie Center for the...

It’s been said that family is a foundation---the one area in which failure can cause permanent heartache. Director and writer Gill Nelson’s amazing stage...

Review: ‘RIOT!: A Celebration of Women in Comedy’ at the Kennedy...

Riot!: A Celebration of Women in Comedy was part of the District of Comedy Festival at the Kennedy Center, featuring a weekend of comedy...

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