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Thursday, December 19, 2019

‘The Magical Piñata’ at the Keegan Theatre celebrates Mexican culture and teaches valuable lessons about sharing by Kendall Mostafavi

The concept of gratitude and sharing can be one of the hardest things for a child to learn. But in a world full of greed, these principles are vital to maintaining a semblance of peace and p…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Creative Cauldron presents ‘Madeline’s Christmas’ for some wholesome holiday cheer by Kendall Mostafavi

In what is becoming a delightful Christmas tradition, Creative Cauldron reprises their holiday production of Madeline’s Christmas. The lighthearted musical is based on the beloved books by…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

John Leguizamo takes audiences to school in ‘Latin History for Morons’ at the National Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

John Leguizamo is a famously Latino, American, Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, known for numerous roles that defy pigeonholing on the character-genre spectrum. Yet despite the vast ran…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater shines a fresh light on ‘The Jungle Book’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater presents its own adaptation of the popular tale, The Jungle Book. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name, the show centers around the man-c…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Expect the unexpected in Washington Improv Theater’s ‘Life and Death with WIT: Hellcat and iMusical’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Improvisational theater is comprised of different aspects of live performance genres, like stand-up comedy or fully scripted plays. But what defines improv, is how the actors use comments fr…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Prince William Little Theatre brings difficult history and ethical questions to the stage in ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Prince William Little Theatre has chosen some heavy material for their recent show. Judgment at Nuremberg, directed by Harry Kantrovich, focuses on the international military tribunals that …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Local kids learn to “Let it Go” onstage in Disney’s ‘Frozen Jr.’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Encore Stage & Studio has been working with local youth “to build lifelong appreciation for live theatre by involving young people in all aspects of theatre arts — onstage, backstage…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Review: ‘Carrie, The Musical’ at Workhouse Arts Center by Kendall Mostafavi

It’s that time of year again, when there’s a bit of Pumpkin Spice in everything and Halloween themes are taking over. The Workhouse Arts Center is doing its part to add a bit of horror i…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Review: ‘Murder on the Nile’ at Castaways Rep by Kendall Mostafavi

Murder on the Nile is Agatha Christie’s staging of her popular novel, Death on the Nile, published in 1937. Castaways Repertory Theatre has chosen this definitive whodunit for their Fall p…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Review: ‘Ephemeral Fatale’ by Area Woman by Kendall Mostafavi

Area Woman is a group of four local DC artists who came together to premiere their “comedydramadance,” Holon!, for the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival. This August at various venues through…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Review: ‘Disney’s Newsies’ by Encore Stage & Studio at Kenmore Middle School Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

Encore Stage & Studio’s “Theatre by Kids, for Kids!” is currently showing the Disney musical, Newsies. Based on the 1992 movie, and inspired by the real-life newsboy strike in 1899…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Upper Room Theatre Ministry by Kendall Mostafavi

Since 2002, Upper Room Theatre Ministry has presented one musical every summer. This year, they bring the stage adaptation of the Disney classic, Mary Poppins, to Manassas. The story of the …

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Review: ‘Seussical’ by McLean Community Players at Alden Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

Based on the fantastical imaginings of Dr. Seuss, Seussical is a light-hearted musical packed with color, magic, and mischief. McLean Community Players is running their production of this fa…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Review: ‘The Ballad of Mu Lan’ at Imagination Stage by Kendall Mostafavi

Imagination Stage’s The Ballad of Mu Lan is the funny and poignant tale of a Chinese woman warrior who defies tradition in order to protect her father and be the person she feels she was …

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Review: ‘Forest Treás’ by Pointless Theatre Company by Kendall Mostafavi

Pointless Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Forest Treás (pronounced ‘Triage’). Written by Navid Azeez, the play is based around the 2002 Beltway Sniper attacks and the eff…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Review: ‘Hand to God’ by Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble by Kendall Mostafavi

Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble (fte) was established in the Spring of 2011. They’re a nonprofit organization, focusing on guilty pleasures and “celebrating the art of the uncomfortable …

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Review: ‘The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence’ by City of Fairfax Theatre Company by Kendall Mostafavi

In this age of devices, the continuing evolution of man’s relationship with technology has been the subject of many studies and stories. Madeleine George’s play, The (curious case of the…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review: ‘The Full Monty’ at Workhouse Arts Center by Kendall Mostafavi

The Full Monty, a musical about a group of unemployed, average Joes who decide to put on a one-night-only strip show to make big money fast, is currently playing at the Workhouse Arts Center…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Review: ‘Under(world): The Lost and the Found’ by TBD Immersive by Kendall Mostafavi

TBD Immersive presents their new adventure, Under(world): The Lost & The Found, in Dupont Circle. The Dupont Underground has been transformed into a series of settings representing the i…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Review: ‘Ripcord’ by Vienna Theatre Company by Kendall Mostafavi

Vienna Theatre Company has just opened David Lindsay-Abaire’s hilarious play, Ripcord, for the last production of their current season. The show takes place in an assisted living facility,…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Review: ‘Time Stands Still’ at Reston Community Players by Kendall Mostafavi

Many plays try to capture the complexity of the human spirit and the Reston Community Players production of Donald Margulies’, Time Stands Still, does just that. The poignant tale examines…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Review: ‘Robin Hood’ by Encore Stage & Studio by Kendall Mostafavi

Encore Stage & Studio was founded in 1967 and produces “theatre by kids, for kids.” Their current show is Robin Hood, the classic tale of the brave archer who steals from the rich to…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review: ‘Anatole: Mouse Magnifique’ at Imagination Stage by Kendall Mostafavi

Imagination Stage is currently playing Anatole: Mouse Magnifique, a musical adaptation of the children’s book series “Anatole” by Eve Titus. Book and lyrics are by John Maclay and Lee …

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Review: ‘An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly’ at American Pops Orchestra by Kendall Mostafavi

The American Pops Orchestra recently presented their original adaptation of the children’s story, An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. Writer, Claybourne Elder, has taken the madcap rhyme and …

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Review: ‘Visions of Love’ by Pointless Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

Pointless Theatre has produced a stage adaptation of Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece, City Lights, called Visions of Love. Using the original score, adapted and composed by Chaplin himself,…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Review: ‘Peter Pan’ by Vienna Theatre Company by Kendall Mostafavi

J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan is a classic tale whose title character first appeared in a 1902 novel from the same author. Peter is a carefree spirit, who never wants to grow up and embodies inno…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Castaways Repertory Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

The Castaways Repertory Theatre opened their production of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s better-known romantic comedies, this past weekend. The story is packed with chicaner…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at Fauquier Community Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

From the same source of inspiration for the Jimmy Stewart classic, “Shop Around the Corner,” and 1998 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie, “You’ve Got Mail,” is the 1963 m…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ at Synetic Theater by Kendall Mostafavi

Synetic Theater produces another visually captivating and emotion-filled journey in their newest show, My Father’s Dragon. The story, adapted by Ryan Sellers, is based on the children’s …

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Report: ‘Jingle ARRGH the Way’ by Encore Stage and Studio by Kendall Mostafavi

Nothing says Christmas like Pirates, am I right?! Well, Encore Stage & Studio’s production of Jingle ARRGH the Way follows Captain Braid Beard and his crew as they sail to the North Po…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: ‘Elf the Musical’ at Olney Theatre Center by Kendall Mostafavi

The Holidays are upon us and with them comes the rush of themed movies, music, and theater. Olney Theatre Center welcomes the holiday season with their production of Elf the Musical. Based o…

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