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In two live shows at Keegan Theatre, a transwoman and two...

The Keegan Theatre’s streamed live performances from their stage are the closest thing I’ve seen so far to theater as we remember it avant...

Adrienne Kennedy festival opens with haunting letters between lovers

Round House Theatre, in association with McCarter Theatre Center, has launched its digital series of works by Adrienne Kennedy with the enigmatic He Brought...

Opera Lafayette takes a French comic classic to the Old West

Take any decent road trip through the American West and you’re bound to pass half a dozen old opera houses in varying states of...

IN Series’s amusing ‘Gonzales Cantata’ musicalizes a congressional grilling

The Gonzales Cantata, a streaming production of the IN Series online program Invision, The Logan Operahouse Without Walls, is a cleverly done “docu-opera.” Composer...

IN Series’s emotional ‘Orphée et Eurydice’ evokes loss of a loved...

Orphée et Eurydice, a streaming production of the IN Series online program Invision, The Logan Operahouse Without Walls, is a cleverly updated version of...

‘Brown Sugar Bake-Off’ festival centers Black women’s voices

When I learned that a bake-off was taking place, I instantly thought of warm apple pie and holiday-themed gourmet cookies. That’s the foodie in...

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s ‘Dracula’ is perfectly spooky

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s production of Dracula is the perfect Halloween show, even in these scary times. Viewing the performance outdoors, on the grass...

Spooky Action Theater’s ‘To the Earth’ literally zooms into space

As the pandemic continues to take its toll on live theater, smaller-budget theaters are staying nimble and daring, thanks to generous support from donors....

A George Mason University music review celebrates underrepresented voices

Give yourself a musical boost and some warm inspiration for these stormy days.  Add plenty of deeply appreciated civility during an unsettled period. These...

If you missed ‘What the Constitution Means to Me,’ now’s your...

This tense election season has been made all the more nerve-wracking by our president's persistent dissing of the Constitution he swore to uphold. Short...

In Synetic Theater’s ‘Joy,’ two fearless performers get personal

Synetic Theater is renowned for its lively, “silent,” physical-movement–oriented productions of classic theatrical works propelled by original music. Now, with precautions necessary to combat...

Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates Sondheim in stellar quarantine cabaret

The pandemic has caused many arts organizations to search for creative ways to bring their talent to fans. The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington,...

Urban Arias’ ‘The Roost’ takes a steamy look at a couple...

The Decameron Opera Coalition, a collection of different opera companies throughout the United States, has created a unique event, inspired by classic literature and...

In ‘American Dreams’ at Round House, it’s game on! for U.S....

“Every form of refuge has its price,” once sang The Eagles. That concept hasn’t changed as the ardent, emotion-packed American Dreams unfolds before audiences....

Fresh and funny ‘👨🏾‍💻😷👨‍💻’ from Solas Nua creates a flash community

There were a number of factors that led Solas Nua, the 15-year-old theater company dedicated to presenting contemporary Irish arts, to abandon their previous...

Vanessa Williams and Renée Fleming sing in a new era at...

It goes without saying that things haven't quite gone as planned this year in the DC performing arts scene. The recent pandemic shuttered many...

A strange phone tree leads to hilarity in ‘Human Resources’ at...

When was the last time you enjoyed a funny, edgy Woolly Mammoth production while digging up stubborn weeds from your garden or taking a...

Élan Ensemble’s ‘Arias for the Autumnal Equinox’ was a garden delight

Élan Ensemble’s outdoor concert, “Arias for the Autumnal Equinox,” was a delightful celebration of 17th- and 18th-century music, performed in the marvelously picturesque garden...

‘Macbeth’ as fast-moving radio drama from PG County Shakespeare in the...

How, exactly, does one make theater in the middle of a pandemic? People are sitting on the couch streaming The Umbrella Academy. Broadway is...

Virginia Opera is all about Stayin’ Alive

With live performances shut down since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, artists unemployed, and income streams disrupted, performing arts organizations continue to face...