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​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...

Review: ‘All My Sons’ at The George Washington University’s Department of...

Some plays survive the test of time. Arthur Miller's All My Sons is such a play. And the production mounted by The George Washington University's...

Review: ‘Dracula’ at American University

The famous novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker, has been adapted for countless film and stage productions, thrilling audiences since 1897. With a cinematic look...

Review: ‘Eclipsed’ at Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts

Howard University presented the powerful new play, Eclipsed, in their black box theater this past weekend. Eclipsed was written in 2015 by Danai Gurira...

Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the University of Maryland...

Oscar Wilde’s final show is subtitled “a trivial comedy for serious people,” and when it premiered in 1895, it was comparatively trivial. Two men,...

Review: “Romeo and Juliet” at The Maryland Shakespeare Players at The...

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, The Maryland Shakespeare Players’ Romeo and Juliet, expertly directed by Vera Belaia, was a fantastic voyage into both Shakespeare’s...

Review: ‘Picnic’ at The Catholic University of America

Picnic comes to Catholic. And by the time it’s over, lives are overturned, dreams are rekindled, and who knows what will happen next. William Inge, master playwright...

Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at the Players Club of Swarthmore

The Players Club of Swarthmore’s new production of Mary Poppins may surprise some devoted fans of the movie. This stage adaptation, which had a...

Review: ‘DanceWorks Fall 2016’ at The George Washington University’s Department of...

This past weekend, The George Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presented DanceWorks Fall 2016. The program consisted of nine separate dance pieces,...

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