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Review: ‘Blues in the Night’ at Creative Cauldron

Ready for top-notch singing talent that brings the “blues” to vibrant, spicy full life? Then high tail-it to Creative Cauldron (Falls Church) to take-in a cabaret-like revue called Blues in the Night. It’s all about love as a force that will take you under its spell.  In a smoothly unfolding production under Matt Conner’s confident, spirited […]

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Review: 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: REV Theatre Company’s ‘Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum—A Graveyard Cabaret’ at the Laurel Hill Cemetery

Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum—A Graveyard Cabaret, or: When the dead come alive at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with REV Theatre Company Death, dying, and the supernatural have fascinated the public around the world, especially when visiting cemeteries. “How many years do we really have?” may be the question on many peoples’ minds when […]

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Review: ‘Barenaked Comedy’ at Bier Baron

In the Venn Diagram of your brain on burlesque and your brain on standup, Barenaked Comedy is the intersection. It made for an interesting energy flow at BNC’s first show in their new home, the Bier Baron, as both the burlesquers and the comedians addressed pretty much the same life issues we all deal with […]

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Synesthesia: Audio-Described Performance Set for ‘One Night with Janice Joplin’ at Arena Stage by Yvonne French

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc., announced that it will provide audio description of  One Night with Janis Joplin, back by popular demand after opening last fall. One Night with Janis Joplin is packed with classic songs like “Piece of My Heart,” “Summertime,” and “Mercedes Benz,” and our reviewer Mike Spain says it “sizzles and rocks.”  Alison Cusano plays […]

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Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin in 'One Night with Janis Joplin.' Photo by Jim Cox.

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ Begins Performances on Broadway on 9/20 With Opening Night on 10/10 at The Lyceum

One Night with Janis Joplin is coming to Broadway and will begin previews at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre – 149 West 45th Street – on Friday, September 20, 2013. Opening night is on Thursday, October 10, 2013. The production arrives in New York following acclaimed engagements at Portland Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Pasadena Playhouse, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater, before stopping here […]

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‘Women of the Blues’ at Creative Cauldron by Amanda Gunther

A new sound is sliding its way into town as Creative Cauldron presents Women Of The Blues. An original blues review featuring those melancholy melodies from the turn of the twentieth century right on up to more modern inspired music this cabaret style evening is sure to entice your senses with four sensational singers bringing you the songs […]

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