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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Off-kilter ‘Misery’ is a thriller at Dominion Stage by Caroline Bock

A theatrical experience that shouldn’t be missed—no matter how many times you've seen the movie. By CAROLINE BOCK

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

A+ performances touch hearts in ‘Look Both Ways’ at Kennedy Center by Caroline Bock

The engaging, high-energy production for young people was co-produced by Theater Alliance. By CAROLINE BOCK

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Gripping and timely ‘The Chosen’ profoundly resonates at 1st Stage by Caroline Bock

The moment we are living in gives even greater urgency to this production's deep questions on faith, family, and friendship. By CAROLINE BOCK

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

With Young Artists of America on the red carpet for ‘Hal Prince’s Broadway’ by Caroline Bock

The joyful, fast-paced mix of music performances will air on Maryland Public Television October 14 and 15. By CAROLYN BOCK

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

‘Something Rotten!’ scores a hit at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre by Caroline Bock

Brilliant comic timing and choreography elevate this uproarious production.

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Within a Deaf Black family, a quietly explosive ‘Raisin in the Sun’ by Caroline Bock

Visionaries of the Creative Arts revives its poignant Gallaudet production at Atlas.

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Fresh voices, raw energy in ‘Dreamgirls’ at BlackRock Center for the Arts by Caroline Bock

A dreamy kick-off to the Germantown arts center's new effort to stage their own professional productions.

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Monday, April 24, 2023

A searing ‘Mojada’ at 1st Stage tells tragedy of a Mexican family in LA by Caroline Bock

Passionate performances and magic realism depict immigrants' quest for the American dream.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Young Artists of America welcome next generation to ‘Hal Prince’s Broadway’ by Caroline Bock

The world premiere at Strathmore was part memorial to the master and part message to young performers to 'do the work.'

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Silver Spring Stage floats a buoyant ‘Men on Boats’ by Caroline Bock

The play is lifted up by a spirited cast of ten performers full of swagger and humor—all female and nonbinary—playing male historical figures.

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Top-notch, witty performances in ‘Boston Marriage’ at Dominion Stage by Caroline Bock

A delightful production of playwright David Mamet's answer to the timeworn question: what do women want?

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Young Artists of America pack Strathmore for ‘Wonderland’ by Caroline Bock

YAA's one-night-only national youth premiere of Frank Wildhorn's adaptation of Lewis Carroll's childhood classics was a resounding success.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Uplifting American classic ‘The Rainmaker’ triumphs at 1st Stage by Caroline Bock

At the center of this emotionally charged story is Tamieka Chavis as Lizzie Curry, and her performance shines.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

In ‘No Place to Go’ at Signature, a whimsical musical ode to the anxious by Caroline Bock

Starring veteran performer Bobby Smith, the play reflects the uncertainty of our times with surety and style.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ jumped to life at Lubber Run by Caroline Bock

The joyful energy of the cast, highlighted by the children’s choir in their brightly colored T-shirts, made this a delightful evening in a picture-perfect setting.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

‘Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life’ at 1st Stage is storytelling at its best by Caroline Bock

Keith Alessi's remarkable one-man show is truth-telling as much as storytelling.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

A commanding performance of a police officer in ‘Wanda’s Way’ at 1st Stage by Caroline Bock

The impressive and versatile Deidra LaWan Starnes solos in a hard-hitting and heartbreaking play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Interrupted’ by Hyla Matthews by Caroline Bock

An optimistic and funny solo performance that brings us together around the artist's loss and pain.

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2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Gate’ by Robbie Gringras by Caroline Bock

A gripping 45-minute solo show that captures Arab–Israeli tensions with compassion and a touch of humor.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Women wow in all-female production of ‘A Doll House’ at the University of Maryland by Caroline Bock

Director Kathryn Chase Bryer’s bold staging of A Doll House—beginning with the alternative translation of the traditional title of this classic by Henrik Ibsen—transforms a 19th-centur…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:46PM
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Audience-pleasing revival of ‘Guys and Dolls’ by Kensington Arts Theatre by Caroline Bock

You promise me this. You promise me that. You promise me anything under the sun… belts out a swell Elizabeth Hester as Miss Adelaide, the cherry on top of a high-energy revival of Frank Lo…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:46PM
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Haunting world premiere by Ally Theatre Company of ‘Dhana and the Rosebuds’ by Caroline Bock

The email popped into my box from my editor. To paraphrase: “Is it too far for you to go cover Ally Theatre’s new theatre piece in Mt. Rainer about Syrian refugees?” The irony was not …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:18AM
Monday, October 14, 2019

Crashing the Party: Pink Martini Celebrates 25 Years With a Kennedy Center Blowout by Caroline Bock

If the invitation would have been to see the genre-bending Portland-based cabaret-style self-described ‘little orchestra,’ Pink Martini, featuring China Forbes with special guest star Me…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:55PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Review: A Simmering Production of ‘The Gulf’ at Peter’s Alley by Caroline Bock

Silences speak loudly in the first Maryland production of The Gulf by Audrey Cefaly at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda. This professional production by Peter’s Alley Theatre group, featu…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:36PM
Friday, July 19, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘SPEAK*Girls Presents’ by Caroline Bock

The true critic of this year’s second annual SPEAK*Girls Presents is a thirteen-year-old young woman, who shared at the rousing end of this year’s production, “I’m hard to impress, a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:22PM
Monday, July 15, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘All for the Union’ by Caroline Bock

15 actors. 20 scenes. The Civil War. A lot is at stake in All for the Union, written by the prize-winning playwright, librettist, and historian Meredith Bean McMath and directed by Jenna Pow…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:10PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards