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Friday, July 20, 2018

Review: Chlamydia dell’Arte: MORE Sex-Ed Burlesque at Capital Fringe by Jill Kyle-Keith

Two unconventional beauties take us on a wild ride through sex, politics, and the politics of sex. As the title implies, Chlamydia dell’Arte is a sort-of burlesque, with a sort-of ske…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:12PM
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Review: Murder for Two from Infinity Theatre by Jill Kyle-Keith

Murder for Two is a nice light evening out. If you’re a fan of both murder mysteries and musicals, with a peppering of slapstick, you’ll have a great time. But be forewarned: tho…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:54AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review: metamorphose at Capital Fringe by Jill Kyle-Keith

In these times of change, it’s comforting to be reminded that nothing ever stays the same. Almost exactly two thousand years ago, Publius Ovidius Naso, known to scholars as Ovid, wrote…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:12PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Review: On the Town at Olney Theatre Center, pure perfection. by Jill Kyle-Keith

Olney Theatre celebrates its 80th season this year with this splendid production of On the Town, the Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical which made its Broadway debut in 1944…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:42PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: Palindrone: Sphere and Pentz at Baltimore Theatre Project by Jill Kyle-Keith

Two musicians, two stories: “Palindrome”, Rapid Lemon’s latest piece, is actually two one-acts, linked by themes of music and madness. Both pieces take their titles from the middle…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:33AM
Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Orwells’ 1984 by Scena Theatre by Jill Kyle-Keith

Time has long moved past the actual date of George Orwells’ classic novel, 1984, yet the future it envisioned when written in 1948 seems more prescient than ever. Director Robert McNam…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:48AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Robin Hood at Imagination Stage (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Once again, Imagination Stage turns an ages-old classic into something modern and relatable for both kids and adults. In this fine adaptation of the story of Robin Hood by Greg Banks, direct…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:54AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review: I Did It My Way In Yiddish (in English) at MetroStage by Jill Kyle-Keith

Why is Yiddish the language of so many comics? Because nearly every word is inherently funny. String a random batch of Yiddish words together, and you pretty much end up with a standup routi…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:48AM
Monday, March 26, 2018

Bats!, a ramble through the brambles of losing your mind (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Given a Sharpie and a table of paper at Bats!, Submersive Productions’ new show, participating audience members are given directions to write a haiku on the subject of bats, I penned …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:03AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Big Apple Circus, now at National Harbor (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Big Apple Circus. Designed originally as a small touring circus with just one ring and a few performers along the lines of traditional American circus…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:09AM
Friday, March 2, 2018

No slips in Slapstick Jukebox from Happenstance Theater. A big hit! by Jill Kyle-Keith

You have just three more days to see those fabulous folks of Happenstance Theater in their latest show- and kids, what a show it is! Slapstick Jukebox is a compilation of Happenstance Theate…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:24PM
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Princess and the Pauper: A Bollywood Tale (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Imagination Stage takes Mark Twain’s classic ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ and with a sprightly script by Anu Yadav, cleverly relocates it to a bedazzling fairytale India, co…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:29AM
Monday, February 12, 2018

Cabaret Rising at the Dupont Underground (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Deep in the bowels of the earth, unnoticed by most yet just beneath the feet of people visiting Dupont Circle, and less than a mile from the White House, lurks the Dupont Underground. Once a…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:01AM
Monday, January 29, 2018

It’s Alive! Young Frankenstein at Toby’s Dinner Theatre (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Toby’s Dinner Theatre’s production of Young Frankenstein proves you don’t have to travel to New York or even as far as DC to get your Broadway Baby fix. Young Frankenstein…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:26AM
Friday, January 19, 2018

Four looks at love: Love Is a Blue Tick Hound (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Love Is A Blue Tick Hound gives us not one play but four by local playwright Audrey Cefaly. These mini one-acts are but a half hour long ea…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:33PM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Lookingglass Alice at Baltimore Center Stage (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Lewis Carroll’s famous tales of Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass wears a new look in Baltimore Center Stage’s Lookingglass Alice. As reimagined by David Caplin, Wond…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:48PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Other Stories (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Take heart, all those caught up with the holiday shopping frenzy. Thankfully, there is a chance to take a pause and listen to some simple, well-written stories told by Vincent Clark and Lau…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:04PM
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Frosty the Snowman at Adventure Theatre MTC (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Brrr! It’s soon to be wintertime- but seeing Frosty the Snowman, you’ll find yourself toasty warm inside. That’s because this delightful holiday show has a bundle of energy…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 09:33AM
Monday, November 13, 2017

 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Rep Stage (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Billie Holiday died in 1959, but memories of her remain in Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, now at Rep Stage in Columbia, Md. Her voice has influenced American…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:42AM
Monday, October 16, 2017

An Act of God at Signature (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

You know how it is with celebrities: you don’t hear from them for awhile, you assume they’re dead. Until they put out a bestseller that refutes/justifies/excuses everything they&…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:18AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Tarot Reading III at Evening Star Cafe review by Jill Kyle-Keith

I’m no believer in astrology or the arcane arts. And a production that bills itself as part vaudeville, part carnival ride? The last thing I expected was to be moved to tears. But that…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:24AM
Monday, October 2, 2017

She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange review by Jill Kyle-Keith

Rectangles of Astroturf. A leafless blue tree branch, a standing lamp. Four very, very good actors and a script by playwright Amelia Roper. That’s all Taffety Punk Theatre needs to sho…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:42AM
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Review: Big Fish at Keegan Theatre by Jill Kyle-Keith

In my family, my father was the Big Fish: a teller of tall tales and elaborate shaggy dog stories. Most families have someone like him: someone for whom life must be larger, greater, more co…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:04PM

Review: Tom Teasely underscoring The Cabinet of Dr Caligari closes this weekend by Jill Kyle-Keith

Looking for something a little… weird? Have I got a show for you. A Zombie. A Mad Doctor. A Carnival. An Insane Asylum. Live Music. Yes, a garden of delights awaits you, courtesy of Co…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:54PM
Monday, July 24, 2017

Lincoln Center’s tour of The King and I, “Simply sublime” (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

The King and I, Lincoln Center’s dazzling new incarnation now at the Kennedy Center, is the jewel in the crown of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s work. Written during the golden age of…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:48PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Clara Bow: Becoming ‘It’ by Jill Kyle-Keith

Though her name is no longer on the lips of an adoring public, during the height of silent film and then early talkies, Clara Bow was The It Girl, the very personification of the carefree fl…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:18PM
Monday, July 10, 2017

Comedian Elected to Town Council in New Jersey (Capital Fringe review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Ask yourself: how much do you need to know about the inner workings of local government in Flemington, New Jersey? If the answer is “I’d rather know about Flemington, NJ than what’s go…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 09:42AM
Sunday, July 9, 2017

J-Swizzle’s (& D-Man’s) Epic Awesome Swaggy Broventure for Sweet Rhymes (Capital Fringe Review by Jill Kyle-Keith

Ah, to be thirteen again- the age full of equal parts hubris and insecurity. Such are the epic struggles of two teenage would-be rappers in this funny new piece by Emma Choi, herself a senio…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 06:33AM
Monday, June 26, 2017

My Fair Lady blooms with Olney Theatre Center’s new take (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

My Fair Lady, now at Olney Theatre Center, is yet another classic brought to life by this versatile theatre company. As reimagined by director Alan Souza, the timeline has been moved a few y…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:48AM
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Boeing Boeing at NextStop, French farce about back when the skies were friendly (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Mad Man meets Mad Women: that’s the farce that is Boeing Boeing, now being staged at NextStop Theatre. Written by French playwright Marc Camoletti in 1962, this madcap adventure involv…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:24AM
Monday, April 10, 2017

Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs at Theater J (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

You think you’ve got problems? Try being a too-smart-for-his-own-good Jewish kid in Brooklyn in 1937. Neil Simon’s largely autobiographical comedy follows his alter ego Eugene (C…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:36PM

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