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Friday, October 18, 2019

New Revision of Broadway Musical ‘Rags’ is a Timely Story of the Immigrant Experience by David Siegel

Something’s coming: an exclusive opportunity to take in an award-winning creative team’s new adaptation of Rags, a hidden away musical gem.  If you are not familiar with it, “Rags is …

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ARTSFAIRFAX Presents 2019 Emerging Arts Award to NextStop Theatre Company by David Siegel

ARTSFAIRFAX presented its 2019 Emerging Arts Award at its eighth Arts Awards event on October 18, 2019. The award was given to the professional, black box NextStop Theatre Company.  The ART…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rorschach Theatre Remounts and Reimagines ‘She Kills Monsters’ at the Atlas by David Siegel

A much-needed rabbit hole to explore is opening in the DMV. Let us rejoice. It is the return of She Kills Monsters some five years after making its first appearance, thanks to Rorschach Thea…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

LA Theatre Works’ ‘SEVEN’ will explore social injustice through documentary theater at George Mason by David Siegel

LA Theatre Works is bringing its distinctive radio style, live theater to the DMV with a production of SEVEN. A documentary theater play, SEVEN is based on the lives of seven extraordinary w…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Personal View of the Coming Apocalypse: Caryl Churchill’s ‘Escaped Alone’ by David Siegel

What a play! Escaped Alone is full of dramatic presentations announcing a coming apocalypse; an end of days. The production at Signature Theatre is receiving rightful praise (read my colleag…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

‘My Barking Dog’ Explores Wildness and Uncertainty at Caos on F by David Siegel

Building on its mission to produce “exciting yet profound theatre in greater Washington, DC” The Edge of the Universe Players 2 is presenting My Barking Dog, a play about “A woman. A m…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Review: ‘The Tempest’ at Synetic Theater by David Siegel

What an inspired creative jewel. What a brave new world. What a daring technical and artistic production. That is Synetic’s The Tempest; Shakespeare’s tale of shipwreck and magic, power …

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Review: ‘Unexpected Turbulence’ at The Fridge DC by David Siegel

What a charmer is the fringy play Unexpected Turbulence. It’s an engaging, first-class “flight” with personable service provided by flight attendant Crystelle Desjardins (Alexander Bur…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Review: ‘Life is a Dream’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre by David Siegel

In our world-class DC area, the GALA Hispanic Theatre continues to be a beacon with a mission to produce playwrights and plays often unknown to English-speaking audiences. GALA is a National…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

REACH Report: DC Playwrights Forum by David Siegel

It’s true. The DC area has moved into the forefront of the nation’s theater communities.  A recent report from Actors’ Equity Association named DC the “fastest-growing theater city.…

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Review: ‘Meatballs and Music’ at Creative Cauldron by David Siegel

“Sing your song… be someone big on earth” is one of the centering lyrics that Tom Sweitzer sang in his one-actor, cabaret-like performance of Meatballs and Music on September 13 & …

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Review: ‘Love Sick’ at Theater J Offers a Contemporary Look at the Biblical Song of Songs by David Siegel

Celebrating the lushness of love without shying away from the moody darkness that might befall lovers, Theater J opens its new season with the East Coast premiere of the musical Love Sick. L…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

In the Moment: Peter’s Alley Theatre Moves to The Writer’s Center in Bethesda and Opens with ‘The Gulf’ by David Siegel

Peter’s Alley Theatre has moved its base of performances to The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Founded in 2012 by Aly B. Ettman, Peter’s Alley is a non-profit professional theatre compan…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Review: ‘Beehive’ at NextStop Theatre Company by David Siegel

Let yourself drift back and be carried away to another time–the time when music with its rhythms was the center of a young life. Now with that thought, take yourself to the vibrant, energe…

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Casting Director Kelly Crandall d’Amboise on Signature Theatre’s ‘Assassins’ by David Siegel

The splendid, bone-chilling darkness of Signature Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins is lifted into reality by a most unexpected source: the humanity of a 10-year-old c…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Providence Players’ David Whitehead Previews Pop-Up Production of ‘Bobby Gould in Hell’ by David Siegel

With the success of their first pop-up theatrical venture, the Providence Players of Fairfax are ready for a second pop-up production. This time the Providence Players, a Northern Virginia s…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Vocalists Add a Narrative Twist to Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ by David Siegel

Cirque du Soleil’s Volta is a rush of energy and hand-over-mouth gulps of emotions. Currently decamped in Fairfax County, a quick saunter from the raised Metro Silver Line station at Tyso…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

In The Moment: Kimberly Gilbert Is King In ‘Bootleg Shakespeare, Richard III’ by David Siegel

Once again, Taffety Punk Theatre Company has succeeded at challenging the theatrical status quo. This time, it was with a mesmerizing Bootleg Shakespeare Richard III. Under the open-eyed, …

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dark Horse Theatre Company Brings Daring Production of ‘No Exit’ to Two Northern Virginia Venues by David Siegel

Adding to professional theater options for audiences in Northern Virginia, Dark Horse Theatre Company will be mounting its next production at ArtSpace Herndon, as well as in its regular home…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

In the Moment: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ at 1st  Stage by David Siegel

With a return visit to The Happiest Place on Earth, new gemstones are uncovered, adding complexity and currency to its bittersweet tale about dreams that a heart makes. In its current incarn…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: ‘The Things They Carried’ at the Logan Festival of Solo Performance at 1st Stage by David Siegel

The Things They Carried is a personal people’s history. A sharply conjured chronicle. It is told at the most granular of levels by a platoon of characters. Performed solo by David Sitler, …

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Review: ‘Joy Rebel’ at the Logan Festival of Solo Performance at 1st Stage by David Siegel

Joy Rebel, written and performed by Khanisha Foster, is a moving, deep dive into fluid identity and the fraught experiences of a mixed-race human being on her journey to self-understanding. …

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ at The Kennedy Center by David Siegel

“All alone in the quiet /And my ears are thirsty / For your voice, for your voice / Can you answer me.” Those lyrics from The Band’s Visit’s “Answer Me” burrowed into my heart as…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Monumental Theatre Opens DC-Area Premiere of ‘Be More Chill’ July 11 by David Siegel

You may remember James Corden, Sara Bareilles, and Josh Groban singing a parody of the song “Michael in the Bathroom” a few weeks ago on the Tony Awards network television show. The star…

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Review: ‘Vivian’s Music 1969’ at The Essential Theatre by David Siegel

It was 50 years ago. Lost deep in the pages of the June 26, 1969 edition of The New York Times was this, “Firebombings, rock throwing and rifle shots marked a third straight night of racia…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Review: ‘L’homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus’ at Strathmore by David Siegel

Glory days of diminutive touring tent circuses visiting small towns return with David Dimitri and his L’homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus, currently at Strathmore. In a cozy tent set up on …

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Review: ‘Blackbeard’ at Signature Theatre by David Siegel

I have no idea who the “real” Blackbeard might have been. But I raise a cup (maybe a cutlass as well) to Signature Theatre’s epic, cheeky vision of the dude and his daring-do. Envision…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Playwright Sam Hamashima and Director Kathryn Chase Bryer Discuss ‘American Spies’ by David Siegel

Once again Fairfax’s Hub Theatre will be introducing a new playwright, and a new play that highlights America’s common humanity, to a wider DMV audience. This time the playwright is Sam …

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Review: ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Scena Theatre by David Siegel

I love Brecht. My heart and soul were ready for Scena Theatre’s production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (written during World War II but not produced in America until the late 1950s…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ at Round House Theatre by David Siegel

Battle lines drawn. Cogent argument made. Can everyone be right at the same time? Does it matter in a world full of choices? Invigorating and decidedly bracing, the Round House production of…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chamber Dance Project Brings ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ From Page to Stage by David Siegel

‘‘Do I dare/Disturb the universe?” asked T.S. Eliot’s protagonist in the confessional modernist masterwork “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Through a world-premier devised …

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