University Shows

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,...

Review: ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ by the Maryland Opera Studio at...

There’s a saying that says, “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia most definitely fulfills that...

Review: ‘The Outcasts of Poker Flat’ at The Catholic University of...

The Outcasts of Poker Flat is the story of six uncanny people trapped together as they take shelter during a blizzard. Adapted from Bret Harte’s...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The George Mason University School...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare has long been among my favorite plays. If it isn’t already yours, the Mason Players production could...

Review: ‘The Waiting Room’ at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Inside Montgomery College (MC) Online advertised The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer as, “a dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty--and its cost.”...

Review: ‘Marat/Sade’ at Temple University

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de...

Review: ‘Wind Me Up, Maria!: A Go-Go Musical’ at Georgetown University

There’s a delectable new musical in town celebrating a distinctive genre of music called Go-Go, and it’s gotta be one of the most go-to...

Review: ‘City of Angels’ at The Catholic University of America

The 1989 musical City of Angels opened last night at Catholic University's Hartke Theatre, offering its appreciative audience a glimpse into the past through...