Strong performances filled with laughs and tears make Riverside Center’s production of Steel Magnolias a strong choice for southern charm and entertainment on a warm spring evening.
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The ensemble cast delivers not only one well-conceived laugh line after another but also highly satisfying character development along the way.
The Creative Cauldron’s Shout! The Mod Musical will be comfort food for those who know each lyric and opening musical note from a time when the songs were fresh and new; song by female singers hoping to make their way onto American Bandstand.
Synetic Theater has successfully moved well beyond its usual formula of “silent” Shakespeare with a light-hearted Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the dog).
The excellence of the performances and thoughtful design elements make this production one I will remember.
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale is given a terrifyingly beautiful performance by the Constellation Theatre Company.
In the polished, strongly sung production of The Threepenny Opera at Signature, there are still stings of social critique from Brecht and Weill that make their marks in the venom-laden book and score.
The uneven Vienna Theatre Company (VTC) production of the stage musical version retains considerable charm.
As produced by GALA Hispanic Theater, Living Out is chock-full of Sophie’s choices for families deeply affected by their unequal economic and legal relationships.
Pandemonium Theatrical Productions, using a performing space in Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center, provides a generally satisfying rendition of this familiar show.