Archive for February, 2008
Listen to our review of Tantallon Community Players’ production of The Piano Lesson [MP3 4:06 1.9MB]; or read the transcript.
Listen to our review of Silver Spring Stage’s production of The Cripple of Inishmaan [MP3 5:45 2.6MB]; or read the transcript.
In a town governed by religious austerity, the desire to avoid punishment can push a person so far as to ruin the lives of others. Is your friend and neighbor really a witch or is she just lying to save herself from an unfortunate accusation? At what point is saving your life worth abandoning your [...]
Madeira’s production of Annie didn’t wait until tomorrow to shine. Last weekend, the girls at Madeira outdid themselves as orphans, maids, and even men of New York City. Annie, originally based on a comic strip by Harold Gray, was adapted for the stage by Thomas Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin [...]
A tale as old as time graced the stage at St. Albans & National Cathedral Schools this weekend. Beauty and the Beast, the 17th century French folk tale retold so memorably by Disney on screen, has a new life onstage. When the classic animation came out in 1991, it was the first cartoon to be [...]
These are the shows we’re planning to review this weekend, weather and health permitting. February 27: The Secret Garden, Little Theatre of Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia February 29: Moon Over Buffalo, Providence Players, Falls Church, Virginia (we missed this on Opening Night because of ice and Laura was sick.) March 1: Urinetown, the Musical, Reston Community [...]
Here are a few interesting stories I’ve read on the web over the past few weeks: BackStage.com: Theatre Breaks Barriers for Disabled Actors Inside Higer Ed: Worried About Guns? Ban a Campus Musical TimeOut Chicago: Everyone’s a critic