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Saturday, February 22, 2020

‘Perfect Arrangement’: Silver Spring Stage explores perfect present, future dreams by Jim Pearson

Recipe for a Perfect Evening: Take heaping cups of American mid-century corn (straight from the pages of Good Housekeeping), place it in a beautifully crafted Dutch Oven (from the pages of t…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’: beautiful sounds and rapt silence at the National Theatre by Jim Pearson

Success strikes like a cobra. It mesmerizes, then it strikes. It paralyzes its target, freezes it in the moment. Simon and Garfunkel found that cobra, that success, in 1966 as “Sounds of S…

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‘Grey Rock’ at the Kennedy Center Spotlights the Extraordinary in the Ordinary by Jim Pearson

In Grey Rock, Playwright-Director Amir Nizar Zuabi invites us into the home of an ordinary Palestinian family in a small West Bank village. We soon recognize the extraordinary in the ordinar…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Comedic twist on Hamlet, John Barrymore, and theater archetypes in ‘I Hate Hamlet’ at The Castaways Repertory Theatre by Jim Pearson

I Hate Hamlet invites the audience to spend an evening with a young man plagued by indecision in a marvelous modern re-telling of Hamlet’s own quandary. With ghosts that appear upon the cl…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington jump-starts the season with ‘The Holiday Show’ by Jim Pearson

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC (GMCW) opens the holidays with humor and beauty, power and reverence – and balloons! Upon entering the Lincoln Theatre, the audience relaxes into a …

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Review: ‘The Juliet Letters’ by UrbanArias by Jim Pearson

UrbanArias delivers a physical, aural, and emotional journey in their brilliant interpretation of Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet’s The Juliet Letters. Based upon imagined love lett…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Workhouse Arts Center by Jim Pearson

The Workhouse Arts Center rocks an audacious combination of classic rock, classic longing, and sci-fi horror show in a hyperkinetic presentation of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Little S…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Review: ‘The Talented Clementine’ at Encore Stage & Studio by Jim Pearson

A new musical based upon Sara Pennypacker’s book “The Talented Clementine” debuted May 31 at Arlington’s Encore Stage & Studio. Adapted by writer-composer Paul Reisler and childr…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Review: ‘Curtains’ at The Arlington Players by Jim Pearson

The Arlington Players’ new production of Curtains brings all that musical theater promises an audience: gorgeous sets, outsized talent, big production numbers, and memorable musical pearls…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Review: ’12 Incompetent Jurors’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Jim Pearson

Laurel Mill Playhouse delivers a madcap, hilarious examination of judicial frailty in Ian McWethy’s 12 Incompetent Jurors. The twelve jurors are a rollicking physical ensemble that makes y…

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