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The fun begins ‘After Midnight’ in big band musical from Signature

The singing, dancing, and songs are all highpoints. The filming, editing, and lighting are all superb.

‘Always…Patsy Cline’ live from Creative Cauldron is heady and sweet

If you’re a fan of live music and looking to reenter society after a long and stressful year, this show is a great choice.

Her Mohegan name means blackbird and she soars in ‘Where We...

Performing solo, Madeline Sayet personifies her people’s heritage of women as powerful carriers of their culture.

‘Will on the Hill’ asks, ‘What’s the deal with Shakespeare?’

Members of Congress and A-list actors join Shakespeare Theatre Company in fun and frolic for a good cause.

An enthralling story of love in ‘Berta, Berta’ from Everyman Theatre

I could not help but root for these two lost and lonely souls to find solace in each other.

Silhouette Stages’ bold ‘BKLYN the Musical’ is a true tearjerker

A scrappy young theater company streams a fairy tale performed by an energetic, cute, and enthusiastic cast.

A sensational seance and powerful storytelling in ‘Animal Wisdom’

Animal Wisdom is a sensational Southern seance with moving original music and heartwrenching storytelling. Animal Wisdom is a collision of traditional storytelling and modern lenses,...

‘GMCW Turns 40’ celebrates equality, justice, and joy

GMCW turns 40 is a joyous, and bittersweet, survey of the breadth of the work of Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC. Photographs, newpaper...

‘Variant Strains’ comedy about a vaccine race is a booster shot...

I didn’t think I was ready to attend live theater again — only the prospect of a new play by the always reliable John...

Post-Play Palaver: A double take on ‘Blindness’ at STC

Post-Play Palaver is an occasional series of conversations between DC Metro Theater Arts writers who saw the same performance, got really into talking about...

An elegently sensual ‘Ella es tango (She Is Tango)’ from GALA

GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Ella es tango (She Is Tango) is the tale of two centuries of music, dance, and female liberation from the origins of...

A woman’s liberation through generations in ‘A Very Present Presence’ from...

A Very Present Presence, written by Ann Timmons and directed by Catherine Tripp, is the latest streaming offering from the women's collective Pipeline Playwrights....

‘A More Perfect Union’ from Arena is a thrilling musical accomplishment

I love what you stand for, but I hate the way you lie. to save our soul your secrets need to die. I still love you....

Bowen McCauley Dance to take last bows, gives penultimate performance

As the dance world eases back to stages, Bowen McCauley Dance was among the first to dip a toe in to test the waters,...

In Mosaic’s darkly funny ‘Inherit the Windbag,’ an epic bickerfest (ep....

Mosaic Theater Company’s web series Inherit the Windbag is a darkly funny revisitation of a debate between two larger-than-life figures. During the 1968 Democratic...

Apropos Edgar Allan Poe: a reminiscense and a ringing listen

Growing up in Baltimore, it was impossible to avoid the story of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849). He was conceivably our most famous resident. There...

A rousing ‘Luther’s Trumpet’ at GMU takes a provocative look at...

"A true believer is never comfortable in his faith," says Martin Luther in Luther's Trumpet. Director Rick Davis brings this rousing drama, written by...

Rorschach Theatre hits the jackpot with immersive ‘Distance Frequencies’

Rorschach Theatre’s current production is not a show. Well, not yet. It’s more of an adventure of the mind and, if you wish, the...

An exhilarating ‘Freewheelin’ Insurgents’ by Psalmayene 24 from Arena Stage

Nobody knows how the crisis that we are currently experiencing is going to turn out. The questions What are we to do? and How...

My impromptu evening when the show couldn’t go on at American...

One by one, our beloved live theaters are reopening, and the level of anticipation cannot possibly be higher. This summer, Staunton, Virginia’s company at...