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Riverside Dinner Theater Steel Magnolias

By • May 19th, 2014 • Category: Reviews

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.



Keegan Theatre Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight

By • May 19th, 2014 • Category: Reviews

The ensemble cast delivers not only one well-conceived laugh line after another but also highly satisfying character development along the way.



Creative Cauldron Shout! The Mod Musical

By • May 14th, 2014 • Category: Reviews

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 Three Men in a Boat

By • May 14th, 2014 • Category: Reviews

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).



NextStop Theatre Company Into the Woods

By • May 5th, 2014 • Category: Reviews

The excellence of the performances and thoughtful design elements make this production one I will remember.



Constellation Theatre Company The Love of the Nightingale

By • May 5th, 2014 • Category: Reviews

Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale is given a terrifyingly beautiful performance by the Constellation Theatre Company.



Signature Theatre The Threepenny Opera

By • May 2nd, 2014 • Category: Reviews

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.



Vienna Theatre Company Willy Wonka

By • May 2nd, 2014 • Category: Reviews

The uneven Vienna Theatre Company (VTC) production of the stage musical version retains considerable charm.



GALA Hispanic Theatre Living Out

By • May 1st, 2014 • Category: Reviews

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 The Fantasticks

By • May 1st, 2014 • Category: Reviews

Pandemonium Theatrical Productions, using a performing space in Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center, provides a generally satisfying rendition of this familiar show.