Tag Archives | Rick Elice

addams family featured image

Review: ‘The Addams Family’ at Washington County Playhouse

The Addams Family, made famous by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938 in The New Yorker, became well-loved in the 1960s when adapted for television, starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones. This was then followed by an animated series in the 1970s and obtained cult status in the 1990s with feature films, starring Raúl Juliá […]

Continue Reading
featured_Stache Under Nose photo by David Pierron

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Eagle Theatre

Peter and the Starcatcher creates a backstory for one of literature’s greatest heroes, Peter Pan. But much of the appeal of Rick Elice’s play – and director Ted Wioncek III’s production – lies in the way it tells that story. Based on a book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher takes […]

Continue Reading
Peter 2

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Black Stache is bringing his pirate ship to Source Theatre, in Constellation Theatre Company’s fantastic production of the 2012 Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. Equipped with lost boys, a girl on a mission, “starstuff,” and majestically beautiful singing mermaids, this production is sure to enchant. A fun and delightful story of how an […]

Continue Reading

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at 2nd Star Productions

2nd Star Productions’ over-the-top presentation of Peter and The Starcatcher is a recent addition to the cannon of lore surrounding the first appearance of that ever-young, pre-tween character, Peter Pan, in 1902. Many of us grew up with Peter Pan – whether it was a Broadway or televised version by Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, Cathy Rigby, […]

Continue Reading

Review: ‘Jersey Boys’ at The Hippodrome Theatre

In the bright and tuneful world of jukebox musicals there are your basic pizza joints that sell by the slice and the hot-diggity neighborhood kitchens that dish up the whole pie. Jersey Boys belongs among the latter, especially in an all-pro presentation like the one playing now at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre. The song list here […]

Continue Reading
download (38)

Review: ‘The Addams Family’ at Alliance Theatre

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams Family.” Director Leslie Anne Ross has once again succeeded in assembling an outstanding cast superbly led by Jim Mitchell as the suave and debonair Gomez and Grace McCarthy as the intoxicating Morticia, to give the audience a fun-filled evening of sheer […]

Continue Reading
images (8)

Review: ‘Jersey Boys’ at National Theatre

Jersey Boys, the 2005 Broadway smash hit and preeminent “jukebox musical”, is now bringing its signature blend of tough guy brashness and doo-wop dazzle to the National Theatre for a brief run through April 24th. It is just as showstopping, toe tapping, and bubblegum pop-tastic as one might imagine for a show that garnered four […]

Continue Reading
DCMTA 200 x 200 Addams (1)

‘The Addams Family’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children’s Theatre

Imaginatively directed by Justin M. Kiska and excellently musically directed by Jordan B. Stocksdale, The Addams Family at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children’s Theatre is definitely a “creepy and kooky” modern musical just in time for Halloween, sparkling with performances from an incredibly quirky cast and fantastic technical elements. The Addams Family, with […]

Continue Reading

‘The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy’ at McLean High School Theatre Company by Jason Landrone

Why not cap off Halloween with a late-night showing of The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy? And so the cast, crew and creative team at the McLean High School Theatre Company (MTC) brought this newly available production to a nicely-filled Burks Auditorium well after both the evening’s trick-or-treating and the witching hour itself […]

Continue Reading

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Hippodrome Theatre

Glowing! Ringing! Flying! That can only mean one thing! Peter and the Starcatcher has landed at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre as a part of the Broadway Across America— CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series. This innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson will take audiences young and old soaring […]

Continue Reading
images (67)

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at The Kennedy Center by John Stoltenberg

If you’re willing to let your inner child stay up after bedtime and go out and play at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater instead, you’re in for an evening of theatrical wonderment and once-upon-a-time delight the likes of which grownups rarely get permission from their inner adult to enjoy. Peter and the Starcatcher, the enthralling prequel to Peter […]

Continue Reading
images (18)

‘Jersey Boys’ at The Hippodrome Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Oh what a night it was when Jersey Boys landed in Baltimore as a part of the Broadway Across America— CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series! Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall) and Rick Elice, it’s the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Featuring […]

Continue Reading
 Blake Hammond (Uncle Fester) in 'The Addams Family.' Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

‘The Addams Family’ at The Kennedy Center by Doug Poms

The Addams Family, the kooky clan that was first the subject of Charles Addams cartoons in the New Yorker, then featured on a popular television sitcom, and more recently a couple of Hollywood films, have finally made it to the stage in a Broadway musical currently on tour at the Kennedy Center. For fans of […]

Continue Reading