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Review: ‘NOC-tURNE’ by NFT Dance & Company at Atlas Performing Arts...

The airy-fairy world of contemporary ballet takes a turn toward the macabre in Nancy Flores-Tirado’s darkly romantic NOC-tURNE, performed by NFT Dance & Company...

Review: ‘I Am What I Am: The Music of Jerry Herman’...

The American Pops Orchestra’s presentation of I Am What I Am: The Music of Jerry Herman was nothing short of spectacular. Maestro Luke Frazier...

Review: ‘Jubilee’ at Arena Stage

In 1871, Fisk University - an all-Black institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee - was in dire financial straits. To raise money for...

WNO Gala Demonstrates America’s Solid Standing on Opera’s World Stage

From the nexus of divas, dollars, and diplomats at this year’s Washington National Opera Gala, there arose a thrilling truth: The finely frocked foreigners...

Review: ‘Mary Stuart’ at Olney Theatre Center

What does a 200-year-old literary classic have to do with the chaos of the US Congress today? A lot, according to Jason Loewith, Olney Theatre...

Review: ‘Fame’ Is Full of Heart at GALA Hispanic Theatre

There is something very “meta” about Gala Hispanic Theatre’s production of Fame. See, you’ve got this group of scrappy young artists with talent, so...

Review: ‘The Member of the Wedding’ at 1st Stage

It was nearly 70 years ago that Carson McCullers adapted her beloved 1946 novel The Member of the Wedding into a prizewinning Broadway play....

Review: ‘Variations on Myth’ at Rapid Lemon Productions

This weekend at Baltimore Theatre Project, Rapid Lemon Productions opened Variations on Myth, both the second show in RLP’s Season of Belief and the...

Review: ‘Oliver!’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Oliver! is a fun, colorful treat. The 1960 musical by Lionel Bart, based on Oliver Twist, here directed by...

Review: ‘On Air’ at Creative Cauldron

Dancing and singing over the wireless airways--how might it have happened? What might have been a dry history lesson is given delightfully appealing musical...

WNO’s ‘Tosca’ Serves Up Classic Opera Comfort Food Done Right

The Washington National Opera’s (WNO) fine opening night performance of Puccini’s Tosca provided an opportunity for catharsis and reflection, two things our overwrought city needs...

Review: ‘Queens Girl in the World’ at Everyman Theatre

The mark of good theatre, of a truly transformative piece, is how universal it is. How much it speaks to the then and the...

Review: ‘Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical’ at The National...

Spectacular. Amazing. Unforgettable. Pride & Joy is a musical that tells the little known love story of Anna Gordy Gaye (January 28, 1922 -...

Review: ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ By Other Voices Theatre

“Happiness is anyone and anything at all that’s loved by you.” This line from the final song of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown...

Review: Ben Platt’s ‘Sing to Me Instead’ Tour Lights Up The...

Undampened by the rain outside, the DC stop on the Ben Platt’s Sing to Me Instead tour brought three serious talents to the Anthem...

Review: ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ at The Clarice

The University of Maryland’s Production of The Heidi Chronicles, by playwright Wendy Wasserstein and directed by Scot Reese, leads the audience through the productive...

Review: ‘The Tarot Reading (V)’ at Anacostia Arts Center

The circusy-party vibe begins before showtime. The place is festooned with streamers,  furnished with comfy sofas, bedecked in colored light, and stocked with bags...

Review: ‘How to Catch Creation’ at Baltimore Center Stage

Part soap opera, part sitcom, part reflection on Black feminist writers, Baltimore Center Stage’s How to Catch Creation is an expertly staged dramedy, with...

Magic Time!: ‘The Chibok Girls: Our Story’ at Georgetown University

One night five years ago, a horror happened in Chibok, North Eastern Nigeria. The Boko Haram—Islamicist terrorists who believe that Western education is evil—abducted...

Review: ‘Spunk’ at Signature Theatre

Since 1990 when New York’s Public Theater first staged George C. Wolfe’s adaptation of three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston into the play...

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