Tag Archives | Laura Connors Hull


Review: ‘Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron

The twelve little girls in two straight lines of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved children’s series have taken the stage this holiday season in Creative Cauldron’s Madeline’s Christmas. With book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby and music by Shirley Mier, this playful musical brings to life a timeless Madeline adventure thanks to twelve cases of the flu, […]

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In the Moment: ‘The Mistress Cycle’ at Creative Cauldron

Illuminating what has been in the shadows, or usually whispered about, Creative Cauldron has provided a delicately rendered musical about the harsh realities women have faced over the centuries when viewed as the “other” woman. Having its DC area premiere, the musical is The Mistress Cycle. From ancient Biblical times to the very present the […]

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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: ‘The Dancing Princesses’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron presents The Dancing Princesses, a Learning Theater  production adapted by Ellen Selby and Laura Connors Hull, with music by Matt Conner and lyrics by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith. There are many variations of this tale, spanning across different eras and cultures worldwide. Directed by Laura Connors Hull and Ellen Selby, the […]

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‘Madeline and the Gypsies’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron has a reputation for their, well, creativity. And their most recent production of Madeline and the Gypsies shows yet again their ability to take a simple story and turn it into a visually stimulating journey. Madeline with her classmates and friend, Pepito, visit a traveling carnival that is in town, but, while on […]

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‘Pinocchio’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater Workshop is an excellent program for children interested in exploring the art of live theater. The program is recommended for kids, third grade through high school, and provides professional performers, who mentor the young actors through the rehearsal process and the run of the show. For their fall session, The Learning Theater’s […]

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In the Moment: Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret

Ah, the enduring popularity of sophisticated, stylish cabaret entertainment. Now add-in musical artists who easily mix the known American Songbook standards with the less often heard to bring a closed-eyed, warm sigh of satisfaction to a listener. Oh, and have the venue, an intimate, un-amplified space as the performers provide their own styles and skilled […]

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‘The Jungle Book’ at Creative Cauldron

Olivia Laurine’s fantastic performance as Mowgli, plus original music and artful masks, make for an absolutely mesmerizing rendition of The Jungle Book at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA. The Cauldron has cooked up an inventive production of the 120-year-old classic tale by Rudyard Kipling complete with a two-headed snake. “But don’t expect something like […]

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‘Arabian Nights’ at Creative Cauldron

“Imagination is more important than knowledge,” says Aladdin in one of three stories told by Scheherazade to her Persian King husband, in order for her to save her life. Spinning tales of troublemakers and thieves, honor and courage, and magic and love, Arabian Nights is a family-friendly show for all ages in current production at […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron is presenting an artful rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with everyone in the huge cast under the age of 20 except for the king and queen of the faeries. The queen, Titania is played by Laura Connors Hull, the founder of Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA. She and Tom Stamp, as the […]

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‘Shout! The Mod Musical’ at Creative Cauldron

I attended Shout! The Mod Musical braless. TMI? Well, Creative Cauldron invited us to dress like something out of the Sixties-Seventies, so there we were, women in our 50s and 60s, grooving to the hits of our youth and letting it all hang out. Those were the days, my friend, when young women burned their bras, […]

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater production of Alice in Wonderland provides an imaginative synthesis of Lewis Carroll’s dialogue and original contemporary musical numbers by Matt Conner. This whimsical production is driven by the energy of a cast of 39 youthful performers, creating a dream world of which Lewis Carroll would be proud. The score boasts original […]

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Creative Cauldron Kicks Off 4th Annual ‘Passport to the World Festival’ With Open House at ArtSpace Falls Church Falls Church, VA on January 18th and 19th

On Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th Creative Cauldron will host an Open House with family-friendly workshops, demonstrations and free performances. Veteran members of Creative Cauldron’s artistic circle will lead the free workshops along with ethnic performers who are participating in the 2014 Passport to the World Festival. The open house is presented through […]

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‘Tales from the Brothers Grimm’ at Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace by Julia L. Exline

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents Tales from the Brothers Grimm. This is a Learning Theater Production, where, after seven weeks of work shopping, a flock of young actors complete a sixteen-performance run alongside two professional actors. The large number of children participating in this project makes this a particularly ambitious task, one which Director Laura […]

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Creative Cauldron’s 2013-2014 Season includes Sondheim’s ‘Marry Me a Little’ and ‘SHOUT! The Mod Musical’ by Laura Connors Hull

With its fall kick off of the 2013-14 Season, Creative Cauldron celebrates the launch of its fifth year of programming at ArtSpace Falls Church. “We are thrilled to have a growing audience of subscribers and patrons, who have discovered our ‘little center for the arts in the Little City’,” Producing Director Laura Connors Hull commented. […]

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‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ at Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace by Julia L. Exline

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents Peter Pan and Wendy, an artsy adaptation of a beloved classic. ArtSpace’s Our Learning Theater program brings together a group of 35 child actors for this project, with ages ranging from 6-13, and Laura Connors Hull (miraculously) manages to direct the entire brood efficiently and effectively. If this wasn’t ambitious enough, […]

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