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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Review: ‘South Pacific’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. The winner of multiple Tony awards, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, South Pacific contin…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Review: ‘Southern Hospitality’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater by Julia L. Exline

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents Southern Hospitality, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Eddie Page directs this outlandish comedy about a band of people …

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Review: ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ at Creative Cauldron by Julia L. Exline

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a popular show right now with several venues running it around the same time. Creative Cauldron makes a grand entrance with their version of Disney’s Bea…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Review: ‘Leaving Iowa’ by Providence Players of Fairfax by Julia L. Exline

Providence Players of Fairfax presents Leaving Iowa, a touching comedy written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, and directed by Julie Janson. A hilarious homage to the typical American family r…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Review: ‘The Pirates of Penzance (or the Rascals of the Rappahannock)’ at Riverside Center by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center of the Performing Arts reprises Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, a two-act comic operetta that was first produced in December of 1879, and remains in produc…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review: ‘Bus Stop’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater by Julia L. Exline

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents Bus Stop, by William Inge. Written in 1955, this production follows a group of strangers who find themselves stranded together overnight after be…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Review: ‘August: Osage County’ by Providence Players of Fairfax by Julia L. Exline

Providence Players of Fairfax presents Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best New Play. Michael Donahue directs a strong, se…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: ‘Grand Concourse’ at Prologue Theatre by Julia L. Exline

Prologue Theatre presents Grand Concourse, by Heidi Schreck. This show kicks off the inaugural season for Prologue, a new Arlington based non-profit professional Theatre company. Artistic Di…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review: ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents La Cage Aux Folles, with Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman and Book by Harvey Fierstein. Based on Jean Poiret’s farcical play by the sa…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: ‘A Rockabilly Christmas’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by Julia L. Exline

This holiday season, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents A Rockabilly Christmas, co-created by Todd Meredith, Patrick A’Hearn and Jeremy Renner. For this production, Riversid…

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Review: ‘Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron by Julia L. Exline

This holiday season, Creative Cauldron reprises Madeline’s Christmas, with book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby and music by Shirley Mier, based on the beloved children’s book by …

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Providence Players of Fairfax by Julia L. Exline

The Providence Players of Fairfax and The Young Hearts present Charles Dickens’ beloved classic A Christmas Carol, in an inventive adaptation by Rob Zapple. Set in the outskirts of St.…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: ‘Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush’ at MetroStage by Julia L. Exline

Back by popular demand, MetroStage returns Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush for its 2018 holiday season. Written and directed by Catherine Flye, Christmas is reflective of British variet…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Time Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. A belov…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review: ‘Blueberries for Sal’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by Julia L. Exline

Adventure Theatre MTC presents the world premiere musical Blueberries for Sal, written by Michael J. Bobbitt and Sandra Eskin, and featuring new music and lyrics by William Yanesh. Based on …

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Heartbreak Hitman’ by Julia L. Exline

Capital Fringe Festival presents Heartbreak Hitman, an original rom-com by Leigh Giangreco. This DC-based piece follows the story of Jon (Walter Riddle), a man who makes a career out of outs…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Movie Magic Live!’ by Julia L. Exline

You Win! presents Movie Magic Live!, an evening of silly, competitive fun for movie lovers! Hosted by Jason Fraley and Ally Jenkins, this is perhaps the most interactive show at the Fringe t…

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Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Tales of The Mysterious and Grotesque: The Works of Edgar Allen Poe’ by Julia L. Exline

The Phenomenal Animals, in conjunction with Capital Fringe 2018, present, Tales of The Mysterious and Grotesque: The Works of Edgar Allen Poe, an original work by Robert Cousins, directed by…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Phantom Limb’ by Julia L. Exline

Could I be addicted to my smartphone? It’s a question that has drifted across most of our minds at some point – a vague blip on the radar, quickly rationalized and moved to the m…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: ‘Enchanted April’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater by Julia L. Exline

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April. Directed by Marzanne Claiborne, Enchanted April follows a group of disillusioned women who embark on a life-c…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at Imagination Stage by Julia L. Exline

Imagination Stage presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Clark M. Gesner provides book, music, and lyrics, with additional…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Interview: Playwright Patrick Flynn Shines New Light on ‘Tinker Bell’ at Adventure Theatre by Julia L. Exline

Tinker Bell has been a part of children’s lives since J. M. Barrie first introduced her to the literary canon in his 1904 play and 1911 novel. The Tinker Bell character has been ever prese…

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Review: ‘California Suite’ at Providence Players of Fairfax by Julia L. Exline

Providence Players of Fairfax presents Neil Simon’s California Suite, a quartet of play-lets set in Suite 203-04 of California’s famed Beverly Hills Hotel. Director Beth Gilles-Whitehead…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Review: ‘Always Patsy Cline’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director Patrick A’Hearn present Always Patsy Cline. Created by Ted Swindley, the show is inspired by the true story of …

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Someone’s Got To Be the Bad Guy: An Interview with Waitress’ Nick Bailey by Julia L. Exline

To be honest, and I know this may sound strange, my favorite characters are usually the bad guys. The antagonists. The seemingly irredeemably flawed. I’ve always thought that they were…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Review: ‘How I learned to Drive’ at Dominion Stage by Julia L. Exline

Dominion Stage presents Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive. This raw, piercing piece won Vogel the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1998, and after experiencing it at Dominion Stage, I un…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Review: ‘Outside the Lines’ at Arts on the Horizon by Julia L. Exline

Arts on the Horizon is a non-profit theater company that provides a professional, safe, and interactive theater experience for children ages six and under. Known for their vibrant nonverbal …

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Review: ‘Witch’ at Creative Cauldron by Julia L. Exline

Creative Cauldron presents the world premiere of Witch, the fourth installment in their Bold New Works for Intimate Stages commissioning project. Written by Co-Directors Matt Conner (Music …

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell. Based on the Victor Hugo nove…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Review: ‘The Snow Queen’ at Creative Cauldron by Julia L. Exline

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater Ensemble presents The Snow Queen, an original adaptation based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Written by Ellen Selby, this production joins a …

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Reston Community Players by Julia L. Exline

Reston Community Players present Tennessee Williams’ classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Sharon Veselic directs a talented cast for this insightful production. While a lot has changed in t…

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