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Review: ‘Needles and Opium’ at The Kennedy Center

Sometimes the viewer of a theatrical experience can only sit in wonder at the spectacle, not because elephants dance on soccer balls or trapeze artists spiral on silken threads, but because actors sit on ceilings while quoting Sartre’s Nausea and dialing 911 (metaphorically). Such a theatrical experience is Robert Lepage’s Needles and Opium, the first of The Kennedy Center’s Spotlight on […]

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‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.’ at Bravo@KAT by Bev Fleisher

All of us were raised with the enchantment of fairy tales, from Thumbelina (Hans Christian Andersen) and Cinderella (Charles Perrault), to Rapunzel (Brothers Grimm), many of them later popularized by Disney. Today I was thoroughly enchanted by Bravo@KAT’s presentation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, JR.’s ‘Beast Cast’ in this double-cast performance, and it was as enchanting as any […]

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