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Archive for June, 2008

American Century Theater Stunt Girl

By • Jun 30th, 2008 • Category: Reviews

On Sunday, June 29, 2008, over 250 bodies crushed together in the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, waiting with baited breath to see and hear the new musical Stunt Girl, presented by The American Century Theater (TACT). It was over 90 degrees, and the air conditioning was broken, but no one seemed to care.




Washington Post: A Roaring Success and Its Effects on Broadway

By • Jun 30th, 2008 • Category: Published Elsewhere

Nelson Pressley in the Washington Post writes about technical effects of the new breed of musicals on Broadway and on tour, including Spiderman, Shrek, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid: Even if you’ve never seen the musical “The Lion King,” you might have heard rumbles about why for so long it’s been, um, a rather […]




Washington Post: Little Theatre’s ‘Underpants’ Frayed Around the Edges

By • Jun 29th, 2008 • Category: Published Elsewhere

The Underpants Little Theatre of Alexandria Little Theatre of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA $14 to $17 Through June 28th Michael Toscano in the Washington Post writes: Enjoying Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of “The Underpants,” the 1911 lampoon of German bourgeois sensibilities from German satirist Carl Sternheim, might be primarily an exercise in managing expectations. The […]




Less Than Two Weeks Until Opening Shakespeare (Abridged)

By • Jun 28th, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

Listen to Mike and Laura give another update on their behind the scenes work of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [MP3 1:36 .8MB]; or read the transcript.




Review Schedule June 28-29

By • Jun 27th, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

This weekend we are planning to cover the following shows: A Bad Year for Tomatoes,, Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel Mill, Maryland Stunt Girl, American Century Theater, Arlington, Virginia We know that Stunt Girl is only playing for two performances, Friday the 27th and Sunday the 29th. But we couldn’t fit the Friday night reading into […]




Reston Community Players Introductory Class in Stage Combat

By • Jun 25th, 2008 • Category: News

Reston Community Players are conducting an introductory class in stage combat, Sunday, July 6, 2008 through August 24. An introductory class in stage combat, exploring various weapon styles. Join Karen Schlumpf and Brian Farrell of the Noble Blades for this 8-week course. Cost: $200. When and where: Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, RCP Scene […]




Washington Post: The Short, Cool Summer On 14th Street

By • Jun 24th, 2008 • Category: Published Elsewhere

Source Festival Source Source Theatre, Washington DC $15 Playing through July 13th Peter Marks wrote an interesting article about the Source Festival in last Sunday’s Post: Mike Batistick kept a bite-size play parked on his hard drive: the story of one Macy’s doorman telling another about an odd happening at the zoo. The New York […]




2008 NVTA One Act Play Festival Summary

By • Jun 23rd, 2008 • Category: News, NVTA

The 2008 NVTA One Act Play Festival took place at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia, from June 13 through the awards ceremony on June 22. The professional judges (from The American Century Theatre in Arlington), were Rhonda Hill, Stephen Jarrett, and John Moran. 




Washington Post: Elden Street Players’ Skill Is the Only Certainty in Doubt

By • Jun 20th, 2008 • Category: Published Elsewhere

Doubt: A Parable Elden Street Players Industrial Strength Theatre, Herndon, VA $19/$16 Seniors and Students Playing through June 28th Michael Toscano in the Washington Post writes: With their stunning production of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Doubt, a Parable,” Elden Street Players audaciously invite comparison of their work with not only this spring’s […]




No Reviews June 20-22

By • Jun 20th, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

Mike & Laura are traveling out of town this weekend, thus there won’t be any new reviews posted until next week. But have a good time at the shows you do go see, there are a lot of shows to choose from.