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Review: ‘Machinal’ at George Mason University

Taut and remarkable is the production of Sophie Treadwell’s expressionistic play Machinal (1928), performed by George Mason University School of Theater and Mason Players. A student production, Machinal...

A Youthful Fresh Take on ‘Our Class’ at Georgetown University

Long before the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Derek Goldman had planned to direct a production of Our Class...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Georgetown University

Last night I had the pleasure of visiting a 167-year-old drama society. Georgetown University’s Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society was established in 1852, making...

In the Moment: Interview with Sound Designer Justin Schmitz

All too often the work of a theater sound designer can go unnoticed. In fact, not long ago the Tony Awards decided not to...

Review: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at the United States...

The United States Naval Academy’s Department of Musical Activities’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a feast for the eyes and...

Review: ’35mm: A Musical Exhibition’ at George Mason University School of...

35mm: A Musical Exhibition is referred to as a musical by the directors, but it is different from the way many think about the...

Review: ‘Blood at the Root’ at Howard University’s Department of Theatre...

Hard to imagine a dramatic work more perfect for undergraduate actors or more pertinent to the racial tensions of our times than Dominique Morisseau's...

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘These Terrible Things’ by the University...

It’s a zany self-referencing case of art imitating life in These Terrible Things, as the University of the Arts and The Berserker Residents team...

​Review: ‘Into the Woods’ at Summer Dinner Theatre at Montgomery College

Each time I've seen Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, now playing at Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre through July 2nd, is the best time I've seen Into the...

Review: ‘Love and Information’ at Temple Theaters

“I did tell you” “You didn’t” “I did I said Wednesday we’re going to dinner with” “But you didn’t” “Yes because I remember because you said” “All right I...

Magic Time!: ‘Off the Leash: A Journey Into Reality One Black...

After I watched eleven B.F.A. candidates in Howard University's Class of 2017 perform a program of self-scripted audition pieces—character-rich monodramas, actually—I had one overwhelming...

Review: Howard University’s Spring Dance Concert: ‘Unjust’

Every time I send a reviewer to Howard University to review a show they always have this reaction: "Oh My God!!" And there were...

Review: ‘In the Next Room or the vibrator play’ at Georgetown University

I lost count of how many orgasms are in this show. They keep, um, coming and coming. And each one is performed stunningly by...

Review: ‘King Lear’ at George Washington University

Director Leslie Jacobson has book-ended Shakespeare’s dark tragedy King Lear with lyrical and lovingly-lit tableaux of the mad king’s court as if in a...

Review: ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at The Catholic University of America

Who would have thought that an evening of love, ambition, betrayal, violence, and death could be so enjoyable? That is precisely what last night’s...

Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Howard County Community College Theatre

The Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening (The Musical), with Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, and Music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind,...

Review: ‘Avenue Q’ at Montgomery College

Well lately it has "sucked to be me" with new health challenges, the political climate ain't pretty, and you-know-who has moved to DC, so...

Review: ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’: The FATS WALLER Musical Show’ at Howard University

Coming out of the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts production of Ain’t Misbehavin’: The FATS WALLER Musical Show, we checked googlemaps to be...

Review: ‘SISSY Accompanied by Johann Sebastian Bach and a Mouse’ at...

If you can imagine a play that captures bits and pieces of The Wizard of Oz and Greek Mytholgy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and...

Review: ‘Little Women’ at The Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School...

Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's production of Little Women is nearly three hours of spectacular musical merriment. Directed by faculty member...

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