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Review: ‘She The People’ at the Second City at Woolly Mammoth...

It’s common knowledge that the female cast members of Saturday Night Live like Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones practically run the high-profile comedy sketch...

Review: ‘A Wonder in my Soul’ at Baltimore Center Stage

“We fight like cats, but we love like dogs.” Marcus Gardley, the author of A Wonder in my Soul has just the right way of...

Review: ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ by the Arts Collective at Howard...

If Narnia was one of your beloved childhood worlds, you have the opportunity to share it with your nearest and dearest without anyone having...

Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by Ballet West at The Kennedy Center

Ballet West’s Nutcracker, conducted by Jared Oaks, is one of the most unique productions to hit the stage this season at the Kennedy Center. Steeped...

Review: ‘Crystal’ by Cirque du Soleil at Capital One Arena

Cirque du Soleil's Crystal is staged on a slick sheet of ice where acrobats and skaters combine to create an amazing entertainment. A spectacular...

Review: ‘Anastasia’ at The Hippodrome Theatre

There’s nothing wrong with Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical that a little modern relevance wouldn’t cure. It certainly looks sensational inside the grand proscenium...

Review: ‘Gem of the Ocean’ at Round House Theatre

There are only ever seven characters onstage in this majestic production—three of them former slaves—but it is as if multitudes of Africans lost crossing...

Review: ‘Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush’ at MetroStage

Back by popular demand, MetroStage has Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush again for its 2018 holiday season. Written and directed by Catherine Flye, Christmas...

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas’ at Olney...

The entryway to the Muritz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at the Olney Theatre Center is lined with holiday lights and garnish. The cozy lobby is adorned...

Magic Time!: ‘How to Keep an Alien’ by Solas Nua

I can't recall seeing another play by someone who came to playwrighting from standup, but I'll not soon forget how I laughed my feckin...

Review: ‘How to Keep an Alien’ at Solas Nua

Love is unique. It is an intense bond of emotion, desire, and care between two people, deeply special to one another, that for them...

Review: ‘Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas’ at Adventure Theatre

If you are looking for some holiday merriment that is fun for all ages, dance and sing your way over to Adventure Theatre’s Fancy...

In the Moment: ‘Indecent’ at Arena Stage

“Why must every Jew on stage be a paragon?” A key question asked without bombast by one of the fictional characters created by playwright...

Review: ‘Les Misérables: School Edition’ at Ovations Theatre

At a time when we are marching for our rights, a show like Les Misérables feels only too appropriate. If you don’t hear the...

Review: Paula Vogel’s ‘A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration’...

A Civil War Christmas at 1st Stage is a strong addition to plays that connect with the holiday season. Playwright Paula Vogel embraces and...

Review: Bob Bartlett’s ‘The Accident Bear’ at The Avenue Laundromat

The Accident Bear is an unusual play, staged in an even more unusual location. Written by Bob Bartlett and directed by Jay Brock, it...

Review: ‘Charley’s Aunt’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

At 126 years old and still going strong, Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas has lost none of its power to tickle an audience’s funny bone. Fells...

Review: ‘The Crater Sisters’ Christmas Special’ at Best Medicine Rep

You can skip your one-hundredth viewing of A Christmas Carol or The Nutcracker this holiday season and, instead, laugh the evening away at the...

Review: ‘Woman of No Importance’ at Scena Theatre

The first thing you notice about Scena Theatre’s Woman of No Importance is Alisa Mandel’s lush costume design. Like an unnamed character, her costumes...

Review: ‘Watergate…with Puppets’ by AnyStage Theater

Fans of zany humor might remember when AnyStage Theater popped up in the Capital Fringe Festival with its ridiculous (and mostly fact-free) takes on...

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