Tag Archives | Alan Naylor


Review: ‘Godspell’ at NextStop Theatre Company

NextStop Theatre is reaching the end of their July 2017 to June 2018 “Point and Counterpoint” season. Their third and final show pairing explores the contrasting effects that religious teachings can have on society. The dark comedy, Bad Jews, will close out the season, highlighting the way religion can bring out the very worst in […]

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News: Exclusive La-Ti-Do 2018 Season Feature Announcement

Curated and hosted by co-founders Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico, La-Ti-Do is DC’s premiere musical theatre cabaret and spoken word series. Cabaret and spoken word performances appear in New York City on a frequent basis, but this is not the case in DC. With that in mind, Mendoza and Cabico were inspired to create La-Ti-Do in […]

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Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Creative Cauldron

America’s beloved franchise The Wizard of Oz gets a sprightly and spectacular makeover at Creative Cauldron this month. The musical — with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, as adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987, based on the 1939 landmark film, seeded by L. Frank Baum’s wonderful […]

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Review: ‘Boeing Boeing’ at NextStop Theatre Company

Oh, what fine comic talent and an attuned director can do to bring pleasure. Under the sure hands of NextStop’s Evan Hoffmann and a talented six-member ensemble, there is enjoyable life to an old war-horse of a farce from the mid-1960s – Boeing Boeing. Working with paper-thin characters created by French playwright Marc Camoletti then translated […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. Lizzi Albert as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Megan Anderson as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre. Megan Anderson […]

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‘Take A Bow!’ Part 1: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ DC/MD/VA Fall 2016 Favorite Performances/Directors/Designers

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ first series of ‘Take A Bow!’ Fall 2016 honorees: ____ Edwin Aparicio, as Choreographer, Flamenco Dancer, and Co-Director of Salvador, at GALA Hispanic Theatre. The great Flamenco choreographer and dancer Edwin Aparicio delivered an astonishing performance in Salvador, the full-length autobiographical dance that celebrated its world premiere at the opening […]

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Review: ‘Ruthless! The Musical’ at Creative Cauldron

Ruthless! The Musical, Creative Cauldron’s season opener, offers a night of supersized camp and comedy. Ruthless! debuted Off-Broadway in 1992 with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley. The show spoofs musicals such as Gypsy and Mame and movies like the Bad Seed as it tells the story of the Denmarks, […]

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Take A Bow Part 2: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 2 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! ____ Stori Ayers as Alma (and others), in Yellowman at Anacostia Playhouse. Stori Ayers’ performance as Alma is magnificent. The hurt inside the character—which Playwright Dael Orlandersmith’s script makes explicit—coexists in Ayers’s incandescent embodiment with a warmth, humor, and largesse […]

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Review: ‘Urinetown’ at Monumental Theatre Company

Urinetown is not what you would call a “feel good” musical. Monumental Theatre Company has mounted this funny and politically-punching show about a town which, due to a catastrophic water shortage, has instituted a hefty fee that everyone must pay anytime they need to use the bathroom, and the eventual revolution that ensues. Monumental Theatre […]

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‘Silence! the Musical’ at Studio’s 2nd Stage

Silence! The Musical is very easy to digest (pun intended), as presented in the tightly directed current production now playing at the creatively configured 2nd Stage space of The Studio Theatre. A dark satire replete with savage wit and dancing, interactive lambs, the filmic source material (the 1991 Jody Foster-starring and Academy Award-winning film) has always […]

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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 10/12/14

Here are our new DCMetroTheaterArts Scene Stealers. Congrats to all our honorees. ______ The Cast of University of Maryland’s The Me Nobody Knows ‘Singing “Numbers,” “Take Hold the Crutch,” and “If I Had a Million Dollars” at The Clarice. “There are some twenty tunes in The Me Nobody Knows to showcase the talent of this wonderful cast…The entire […]

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