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Review: ‘Gruff!’ at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre

Part of the first Summer Family Theater Festival at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Gruff!, a co-presentation by Vital Theatre Company and Doppelskope, is everything that great children’s theater should be. The ecologically-conscious musical fairytale, with concept and text by Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer and music by Toby Singer, is entertaining, engaging, and educational, in its […]

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Review: ‘Snow White’ at NextStop Theatre Company

Adapted from the Brothers Grimm classic, originally published in 1812, NextStop Theatre’s current family-friendly production of Snow White is by no means an untold story. Yet, this version by Kyle Encinas, with music and lyrics by Alyssa Wilden, breathes new life into the old tale, making Snow White a relevant and inspirational story that will […]

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‘Cinderella’ at The Puppet Co.

The Puppet Co. presents Cinderella, arguably the world’s most beloved fairy tale, with over thirteen hundred different versions of this story spread over countries and cultures. One thing about The Puppet Company that I have always loved is their affinity for the older, lesser-known versions of our childhood favorites, and such is the case with […]

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‘The Winter’s Tale’ at HalfMad Theatre

Just a couple of blocks north of the now bustling H-Steet corridor in Northeast Washington, tucked away on Florida Avenue, you’ll find one of Capital Fringe’s newest venues: The Trinidad Theatre. If you can locate the sign that says “bar open” (the only marking), you make a left turn, and discover a surprisingly hip hangout […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Coriolanas’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Shakespeare’s Coriolanus has been played, memorably, by some of the greatest actors.  Richard Burton played it; Laurence Olivier played it twice, and here in D.C., Patrick Page starred in a successful modern-dress production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2013.  It has never, to my knowledge; been performed by a […]

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