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Archive for April, 2008

H-B Woodlawn High School As Bees in Honey Drown

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Cappies

Who doesn’t want money and fame, at least in theory? For the almost-famous wanting to get rid of the “almost,” it would be easy to fall under the spell of a wealthy producer offering that chance. Such was the concept driving H-B Woodlawn’s excellent performance of As Bees in Honey Drown. Written by Douglas Carter, […]

Bishop Ireton High School The Pajama Game

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Cappies

In their production of The Pajama Game this weekend, Bishop Ireton wowed audiences with their enthusiasm and dedication to a lively performance. The Pajama Game originally opened on Broadway on May 13, 1954, ultimately garnering a Tony Award for Best Musical. It is based on the book “7 1/2 Cents” by Richard Bissell, and was […]

South Lakes High School Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Cappies

The butler is a French candlestick, the cook is a teapot, and the wardrobe was once an operatic star. Such antics could only be possible in the fantastic world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which South Lakes High School brought to life. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, […]

Annandale High School The Boy Friend

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Cappies

Every one knows the latest dance steps in Annandale High School’s production of The Boy Friend. The Boy Friend, a lovable yet corny spoof of the musicals of the 1920’s, is set on the French Riviera. It follows the story of a wealthy student at Madame Dubonnet’s Finishing School for Girls named Polly and her […]

Stone Bridge High School Chess

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Cappies

It is 1986, and with the Cold War leaving nations on the precarious edge of destruction, two powerhouses face off in an intense battle of wits, where a single move can lead to victory or brutal defeat. They are not world leaders, however, but chess champions from the world’s two superpowers, competing in a rivalry […]

Falls Church High School The Boys Next Door

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Cappies

In our fast-paced society, it can be difficult to slow down and appreciate life. But for the protagonists of Falls Church High School’s production of The Boys Next Door, every day brings new obstacles and new discoveries. An off-Broadway success by Tom Griffin, The Boys Next Door follows the lives of four developmentally disabled men […]

C.D. Hylton High School Anything Goes

By • Apr 21st, 2008 • Category: Cappies

“Do you hear that playin’?” With befuddled mobsters, mismatched couples, and the continuous search for true love, C.D. Hylton High School’s Anything Goes showcased the 35-person cast’s musical talent in this timeless romantic comedy.

Which Books Should Every Lover of Theater Read?

By • Apr 20th, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

Beach and pool season is coming up, and there’s nothing like a good book to take along and enjoy. Do you know of any theater-related books (not scripts!) that are fun reads? Or maybe a theater book that isn’t fun but would be beneficial to read? Tell us in the comments, or send us an […]

Vienna Theatre Company Father of the Bride

By • Apr 19th, 2008 • Category: Reviews

Listen to our review of Vienna Theatre Company’s production of Father of the Bride [MP3 4:36 2.1MB]; or read the transcript.

Review Schedule April 18-19

By • Apr 18th, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

Here is this weekend’s schedule of shows we’ll be reviewing, subject to change. April 18, Father of the Bride, Vienna Theatre Company, Vienna, Virginia April 19, Sweet Smell of Success, The Arlington Players, Arlington, Virginia If you’d like us to review your show, please invite us. Obviously we can’t go to every show, so on […]