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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Enjoy Your Stay at Flying V’s ‘Crystal Creek Motel’ by Jennifer Georgia

Plaza Suite, this is not. In fact, it is about as different as a play can be that shares the same premise: short vignettes about the different people who occupy the same room in, as one char…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Storm Large Is in Charge at AMP by Strathmore by Jennifer Georgia

Ah, an evening of cabaret in an intimate venue in the swanky Pike and Rose complex. Elegant artists dressed to the nines singing and playing sophisticated classics from the Great American So…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: ‘LadyM’ by The Welders by Jennifer Georgia

When the audience enters the performance space at Joe’s Movement Emporium, they are confronted by three women in period clothing (costumes designed by Julie Cray Leong, assisted by Kyla Ca…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Review: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ by Sandy Spring Theatre Group by Jennifer Georgia

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013, is a comedy about neurotic, middle-aged, well-off white people whining about thei…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Review: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ at Adventure Theatre by Jennifer Georgia

To transmogrify Seuss, What a difficult task! Just how do they do it? And well might you ask! This master of mayhem Who leaps from the page, How could he possibly be Put on the stage? In dra…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Review: ‘Old Time Music Hall’ by The British Players by Jennifer Georgia

It’s June, a time for anniversaries, celebrations and commemorations. Where can you simultaneously look back with fond nostalgia at British pluck and cheek, and party for Pride month? How …

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: ‘Oliver!’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Jennifer Georgia

The question when reviving a classic musical is always how much to preserve and how much to adapt. Audiences can often have fond memories of famous original productions, but times change, an…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Review: ‘The Great Commedia Hotel Murder Mystery’ by Faction of Fools by Jennifer Georgia

As much as modern culture claims to worship novelty, innovation and even disruption, there is a lot to be said for the tried and true. From an imaginative rendition of a beloved Shakespeare …

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Review: ‘Appropriate’ at Silver Spring Stage by Jennifer Georgia

Silver Spring Stage is known for producing professional-level community theater, garnering more WATCH nominations and awards than any other company in Maryland. The Obie-award winner Appropr…

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Review: ‘Play Date’ at Best Medicine Rep by Jennifer Georgia

Farce is a classic form of comedy, based on ludicrous characters, silly situations, mistaken identities, sex, slapstick, and many slamming doors. After centuries of development (refinement w…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Jennifer Georgia

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Pride and Prejudice is an impeccable dance, an elegant minuet from start to finish. Every element works gracefully with every other, producing a pleasing, …

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Review: ‘Noises Off’ by the British Players by Jennifer Georgia

Noises Off is the Mount Everest of farce. Numerous critics have called Michael Frayn’s 1982 masterwork the greatest farce ever written, and its second act may well be the most difficult to…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Review: ‘Heathers’ at Rockville Musical Theatre by Jennifer Georgia

Heathers: the Musical is an intense roller-coaster of a show, careening from biting satire and dark comedy to touching and intense emotion to hope. In the 2013 Off-Broadway debut, based on t…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Review: ‘Confection’ by Third Rail Project at the Folger Shakespeare Library by Jennifer Georgia

Note before you begin: Confection is a unique, multimedia, multisensory, ambulatory, audience-interactive, site-specific theatrical experience — “a rollicking rumination on teeny-tiny d…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Review: ‘Plaza Suite’ by Sandy Spring Theatre Group by Jennifer Georgia

Those who aspire to great heights of theatrical art tend to look down on comedy. They don’t take it seriously, which is understandable, since it is, by definition, not serious. Famed c…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Review: ‘Philosophus’ at Best Medicine Rep by Jennifer Georgia

One of the things Best Medicine Rep does best is comedies about historical and literary figures, such as last year’s Engaging Shaw. They are now presenting another, Philosophus, by …

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Review: ‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ by Rockville Little Theatre by Jennifer Georgia

When you go to see The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at Rockville Little Theatre — and you should — prepare to be confused. This is not a bug, it’s a feature. The comedy…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Review: Olney Ballet Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’ by Jennifer Georgia

There are certain things that start popping up everywhere to mark the Holiday season. Carols on the radio. Decorations on houses and main streets. (Objecting to the fact that both of these a…

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Review: ‘Frosted: A Traditional British Panto’ at Kensington Town Hall by Jennifer Georgia

It is a truth universally acknowledged in the modern era that everything must be novel, revolutionary, and exciting. People will (apparently) stand in line for the newest iPhone (whether the…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Review: ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ by the National Players by Jennifer Georgia

It seems particularly appropriate that the National Players should be mounting a production about an imperturbable, peripatetic gambler who takes every mishap in stride while journeying as f…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: ‘Engaging Shaw’ at Best Medicine Rep by Jennifer Georgia

There is an engaging sub-genre of theater, that one might call the battle of wits or the comedy of intellect, that takes some of the greatest minds in history and brings them to life, with a…

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Review: Off the Quill’s ‘Frankenstein’ by Jennifer Georgia

First, to avoid any confusion, let me state what this Frankenstein is not: It is not the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein, with “Abby Normal” brains and creator and creation donning…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Review: ‘Legally Blonde’ at Zemfira Stage by Jennifer Georgia

I came to Zemfira Stage’s production of Legally Blonde as a virtual newbie, having seen neither the musical nor the 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy film on which it was based. I knew to expe…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The 2018 Ruby Griffith Awards by Jennifer Georgia

As we know from the recent Royal Wedding, the British know how to throw a party. The most recent example was the top-notch afternoon when the British Players hosted the leading lights of Was…

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Marx in Soho’ by Jennifer Georgia

Marx in Soho is a one-man show written in 1999 by the late historian Howard Zinn. It was re-mounted by Iron Age Theatre for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2004, produced and directed b…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘MasterMimes: The Show’ by Jennifer Georgia

MasterMimes: The Show, created and performed by Gabe Simms and Julianne Nogar, presents a series of … what to call them — vignettes? Scenes? Dances? — without words, accompanie…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Review: ‘A Swellegant, Elegant Party: An Original Musical Revue’ by Bethesda Little Theater by Jennifer Georgia

Why don’t community theater companies do more revues? They are entertaining for audiences, fun for actors, and although permissions to use the songs are needed, they don’t carry …

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Review: ’53rd Annual Old Time Music Hall’ by the British Players by Jennifer Georgia

Sick of cynicism, vitriol, and vulgarity? The British Players has an antidote: their 53rd Old Time Music Hall (directed by Malcolm Edwards and produced by Sue Edwards). The latest installmen…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Olney Theatre Center by Jennifer Georgia

How do you make a stage musical from a movie that was “Practically Perfect in Every Way”? A movie that won five Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects for cinematic magic …

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

‘The Gypsy Baron’ at Victorian Lyric Opera Company by Jennifer Georgia

One might not be surprised to hear Johann Strauss Jr’s The Gypsy Baron described as delightful and charming, as that is what a late 19th century Viennese operetta aspires to be, but fresh…

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Monday, March 18, 2013

‘Les Misérables’ at Good Counsel High School by Jennifer Georgia by Jennifer Georgia

Our Lady of Good Counsel Theatre Company’s Les Misérables is a stellar production. In fact, it’s hard to believe this is a high school production; the singing, music, acting, and t…

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