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Review: ‘Thirst’ at The Contemporary American Theater Festival

Dystopias can be off-putting places, for those in search of more traditional fictional locales. Why would you want to begin your story in a...

Review: ‘A Late Morning (In America) With Ronald Reagan’ at...

Truth be known, there is much about Ronald Reagan that is eminently unlikeable: his shameless embrace of the southern, “State’s Rights” strategy, his contempt...

Review: ‘Berta, Berta’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

“The past is never dead.  It’s not even past.” --William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun. Of the many great moments in the late August Wilson’s Twentieth...

Review: ‘The Cake’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

The Contemporary American Theatre Festival is off to a rocking start, and with the local premiere of Bekah Brunstetter’s ripped-from-the-Supreme-Court-blotter comedy The Cake, the...

Review: ‘Guerrilla Theater Works 3: A New Nation’ by Convergence Theatre

Sunday morning, before I drove from my home in Western Maryland to see Convergence Theatre’s production of A New Nation, I noted the following...

Review: ‘Why is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me? A Love...

Getting audience attention these days with a title few likely know is no easy task. So know that once again UrbanArias has found a...

Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Just months after finishing its final pro tour, Mamma Mia! has hit us closer to home at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. In the hands of...

Review: ‘Secrets of the Universe (And Other Songs)’ at the Hub...

Secrets of the Universe (And Other Songs), a new play by Marc Acito having its world premiere at the Hub Theatre in Fairfax, explores...

Review: ‘People for Whom the World Spins and Turns’ at The...

The boarding house play is a staple in theater. Assorted folks who might otherwise never cross paths are thrown together by a playwright who...

Magic Time!: ‘East of the River’ at Anacostia Musical Theatre Lab

Community engagement is a noble aspiration for a lot of theaters around town. The challenge is to make theater matter to folks who live...

Review: Sarah McLachlan at the Strathmore

Attending one of Sarah McLachlan’s concerts is like attending a spiritual mass where your inner being is serenely centered, uplifted, and renewed. McLachlan has a...

Magic Time!: ‘The Till Trilogy’ at Mosaic Theater Company

The murderous race hate that killed young Emmett Till in 1955 is alive and well. The impunity with which white assailants get away with...

Review: ‘Urinetown’ by Stillpointe Theatre

Baltimore-based Stillpointe Theatre’s trademark is taking cult and non-mainstream musicals, and with bare-bones resources and the absolute best local talent, delivering productions that make...

Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations’...

Ain’t too many surprises in Ain’t Too Proud, the new jukebox musical about the supergroup The Temptations and their rise to meteoric heights. Their...

Review: ‘Motown the Musical’ at Wolf Trap

Motown the Musical is one irresistible playlist of infectious chart-topping music performed by a bevy of fine singers and dancers who have plenty of acting...

Review: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Clark M. Gesner provides book, music,...

Review: ‘Tinker Bell’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

As a parent, it’s hard to watch yet another adaptation of Peter Pan without fixating on the fact that he essentially kidnaps children and...

Review: ‘#poolparty’ by Ally Theatre Company

“No diving. No running. Absolutely no cannonballs,” the pre-show announcement at Joe’s Movement Emporium orders. But get ready to dive deep for the world...

Review: ‘On the Town’ at Olney Theatre Center

D.C.–area audiences are notorious for their too-free-and-easy awarding of standing ovations. But last night’s prolonged, enthusiastic, standing, whooping, hollering, response to Olney Theatre’s presentation...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Who can resist entertaining theater on a warm, summer night? An outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is especially apropos for such...

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