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Monday, October 23, 2023

Funny and quirky ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ clocks in at GMU by Dana Roberts

The tale of office woman power at George Mason University's School of Theater will leave you humming and smiling. By DANA ROBERTS

SOURCE: at 01:53PM
Sunday, October 22, 2023

A glittering, high-energy ‘Kinky Boots’ from Rooftop Productions by Dana Roberts

Passion and sparkly glamor strut their stuff in this fun, catchy musical at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. By DANA ROBERTS

SOURCE: at 08:04PM
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Powerhouse Renée Elise Goldsberry caps ‘ARTS by George!’ at GMU by Dana Roberts

At George Mason University’s Center for the Arts' annual benefit, the 'Hamilton' star showed off her incredible versatility and range. By DANA ROBERTS

SOURCE: at 07:44AM
Monday, September 11, 2023

‘Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van,’ an ambitious spoof at Little Theatre of Alexandria by Dana Roberts

It’s the quintessential nightmare parody of all things wrong with community theater. By DANA ROBERTS

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Something magical happens when ‘The World Goes ‘Round’ at Olney by Dana Roberts

Director Kevin McAllister and a cast of DMV all-stars take the audience on a musical journey with the songs of Kander and Ebb.

SOURCE: at 09:14PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Arlington Players make a splash with ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ by Dana Roberts

Sometimes it’s hard to live up to expectations, but this production did not disappoint.

SOURCE: at 08:57PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Musical legend of ‘Anastasia’ comes in splendor to Capital One Hall by Dana Roberts

The touring production conveyed its own sense of magic with lush costumes, a pretty score, and a gifted cast.

SOURCE: at 02:17PM
Friday, October 28, 2022

A bright rainbow tribute to ‘Judy’ from Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington by Dana Roberts

Each performer brought their own personal connection to a Garland song.

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Well-played ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Prince William Little Theatre by Dana Roberts

This Peter Pan origin story is rich in antic humor and theatrical invention, and the cast is easy to embrace.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Kristin Chenoweth pours on the glitter at George Mason University by Dana Roberts

Her 'For the Girls' concert was the culmination of GMU's annual benefit event, ARTS by George!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Landless Theatre’s compact ‘Camelot’ comes with big voices by Dana Roberts

A well-rounded cast of 10 talented actors delights the audience and honors most of the beloved characters and well-known songs.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

A vocally strong cast goes ‘Into the Woods’ at Creative Cauldron by Dana Roberts

Standouts included the Baker, the Prince, the Baker’s Wife, the Witch, the Narrator, and the Mysterious Man.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:23PM
Monday, March 14, 2022

‘Sister Act’ at Prince William Little Theatre makes a joyful noise by Dana Roberts

The musical numbers dominate, and the enthusiasm of the women’s ensemble is totally infectious.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:11PM
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Some fine singing voices in Theatre@CBT’s ‘Into the Woods’ by Dana Roberts

And the orchestra did quite well on a difficult Sondheim score.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:30PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ immerses in musical memories by Dana Roberts

On tour at the National, a tribute to the masterful singer-songwriters.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:33AM
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sterling Playmakers gets away with an entertaining ‘Catch Me If You Can’ by Dana Roberts

Buckle up for a musical about one of the greatest con men of all time.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:39PM
Friday, April 16, 2021

In eye-opening ‘The Jam: Only Child,’ a son and grandson tells it like it was by Dana Roberts

In The Jam: Only Child — now streaming on demand from Signature Theatre — Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts recounts his life as the only child of a single mother: a latchkey kid who gr…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:09AM
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

‘Genderosity’ by Gay Men’s Chorus is a lovely many-gendered sing by Dana Roberts

By now, you have likely seen a song performed by a “virtual choir,” a group of singers who recorded his/her/their part as a solo video, then a technical person edited the sound and video…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:42AM
Saturday, February 29, 2020

A charming trip down the rabbit hole in Chalice Theatre’s ‘Alix in Wonderland’ by Dana Roberts

In 1865, Lewis Carroll created the classic children’s tale, Alice in Wonderland, a journey into a fantasy world of kooky creatures that exhibit traits of both good and bad in their example…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:41PM
Monday, February 24, 2020

A sexless sex comedy in ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Dana Roberts

Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott’s farce No Sex Please, We’re British premiered in London’s West End in 1971. It was unanimously panned by critics, although it played to full houses …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:56PM
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Creative Cauldron successfully “finishes the hat” in ‘Crowns’ by Dana Roberts

“Hats reveal and they conceal,” Crowns playwright Regina Taylor states in an interview. Crowns is derived from a book of photographs and stories of African American women, compiled by jo…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:40PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Laughs aplenty in Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ at Reston Community Players by Dana Roberts

Reston Community Players’ production of The Game’s Afoot is a lighthearted, murder-mystery comedy. The comedy was written by American playwright and Tony Award winner Ken Ludwig, of Lend…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:40AM

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