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Saturday, September 18, 2021

That goofy guy Patton Oswalt kicks off Kennedy Center comedy season by Mara Bayewitz

He slayed the audience for over an hour and got a standing O.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:12PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Review: ‘Broadway Center Stage: Footloose’ at The Kennedy Center by Mara Bayewitz

Footloose, the 1984 movie starring everybody’s friend, Kevin Bacon, was a hit for many reasons, but one stood out over the others: dancing means life, and dancing gives meaning to life. Th…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:05PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Review: Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Douglas’ at the Kennedy Center by Mara Bayewitz

You know that Hannah Gadsby’s new show, Douglas is different from anything you’ve seen before, even before you enter the theatre, when the ushers inform you that your cell phone must be …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:44PM
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Review: ‘Hamlet’ at the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Mara Bayewitz

You’ve seen ten productions of Hamlet, you’ve seen ‘em all, right? There is nothing new you care to see at this point, because even the innovative approach is becoming tired. But have …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:47AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review: ‘Gilligan’s Island: The Musical’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre by Mara Bayewitz

Imagine sitting in your home watching a rerun of “Gilligan’s Island” when suddenly, the characters come through the screen, stand in your living room, and sing about their adventures w…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:46PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol” A Ghost Story of Christmas’ at Olney Theatre Center by Mara Bayewitz

The entryway to the Muritz-Gudelsky theater at the Olney Theatre Center is lined with holiday lights and garnish. The cozy lobby is adorned with electric candles and sprigs of holly, creatin…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:51PM
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Review: ‘Leather, Sand, Metal: An Audible Exploration of Tap Dance’ by Capitol Tap at Dance Place by Mara Bayewitz

Tap is its own beast. Any dancer can tell you that they can transfer training in ballet to jazz or contemporary, or swing into hip-hop, but they cannot transfer anything to tap. You either d…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:56PM
Monday, May 28, 2018

Review: ‘Bad Jews’ at the Vagabond Players by Mara Bayewitz

A battle between assimilation and affiliation, the personal and historical, Jewish versus Jew-ish. This is Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s bitingly witty maiden voyage that put him on the playwr…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:13PM
Monday, April 16, 2018

Review: ‘Shear Madness’ at The Kennedy Center’s Theatre Lab by Mara Bayewitz

Let’s face it: things have been a little stressful lately. Everywhere we turn we see violence, corruption, investigations, allegations. Shear Madness, a long-running (over 13,200 performa…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:45PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Review: ‘The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence’ at Silver Spring Stage by Mara Bayewitz

Thematically, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence is simple and relevant: the frightening trend toward rejecting selfless, mutual, unconditional love with a person in favor of a me…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:46AM
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: ‘I Hate Hamlet’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Mara Bayewitz

When attending a show whose premise is a “play within a play,” look around. All of those audience members who are cracking up at things that are going right over your head are theatre pe…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:29PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review: ‘Proof’ at Olney Theatre Center by Mara Bayewitz

Who wants to go see a play about math? That could be a typical dialogue when people are perusing the paper wondering how to spend their Saturday night. In the case of David Auburn’s Tony A…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:35PM
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Review #2: ‘An American Daughter’ at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green by Mara Bayewitz

Just when you thought that scandalous political agendas were restricted to CNN’s 24-hour news cycle, along comes An American Daughter, Wendy Wasserstein’s 1997 play about a woman’s nom…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:22PM
Sunday, September 6, 2015

‘Hay Fever’ at Olney Theatre Center by Mara Bayewitz

Noël Coward himself described his breakout hit, Hay Fever as having “no plot at all, and remarkably little action…” The Olney Theatre Center’s production of this part-farce, par…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:23PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Mara Bayewitz

Rockville Little Theatre’s To Kill a Mockingbird ends their 2014-15 season on a smooth note. The play, based on the award-winning book by Harper Lee and adapted by Christopher Sergel, is s…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:31PM
Monday, November 3, 2014

‘Earth and Sky’ at Silver Spring Stage by Mara Bayewitz

Earth and Sky by Douglas Post brings Dylan Thomas, cops and robbers, murder and true love to at Silver Spring Stage in an uninterrupted two-hour production. Director David Dieudonne’s sig…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:14PM
Monday, August 25, 2014

Savion Glover at The Howard Theatre by Mara Bayewitz

There are those who have never heard of Savion Glover, those who have heard his name, and those who fly from England to see him dance at the Howard Theatre in Washington, last night at The H…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:45AM
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bill Spitz on His One-Man Show ‘Honest Abe: The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln” Playing This Weekend at the Rosborough Theatre, in Gaithersburg by Mara Bayewitz

Beginning tomorrow night, the Sandy Spring Theatre Group will be hosting another weekend of their original one-man show, Honest Abe: The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln at the Rosborough …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:09PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013

‘Guys and Dolls’ at Rockville Musical Theatre by Mara Bayewitz by Mara Bayewitz

I discovered something while at opening night of Guys and Dolls - what I thought was my Grandma Grace’s favorite nursery rhyme, “A Bushel and a Peck,” originated as a song from this s…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:15PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013

‘The Nerd’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Mara Bayewitz by Mara Bayewitz

                                      Nerds: Everyone should have one. Last night, I went to the theater and laughed until my stomach hurt as I watched … Continue re…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:47PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

‘War of the Worlds’ Begins Performances at Sandy Spring Theatre Group at Arts Barn October 11th by Mara Bayewitz by Mara Bayewitz

Sandy Spring Theatre Group (SSTG) and The Gaithersburg Arts Barn present War of the Worlds and When Welles Collide, a two-part radio play Directed by: David Dossey *PERFORMANCES: October 11t…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:50AM
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Auditions on September 7 & 8th for “Scrooge, the Musical” at Sandy Spring Theatre Group by Mara Bayewitz by Mara Bayewitz

Auditions for Scrooge, the Musical at Sandy Spring Theatre Group will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Scrooge, the Musical by Leslie Br…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:30AM
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at The Kennedy Center by Mara Bayewitz by Mara Bayewitz

Jekyll and Hyde is simply miraculous, and chilling, sexy, romantic, ironic, dangerous, tragic, jaded, modern, classic, kinky, edgy, and absolutely spectacular. The musical is based on the ac…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:41PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012

‘A Flea in Her Ear’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Mata Bayewitz by Mara Bayewitz

Mistaken identity? Check. Double entendres that would make your grandmother stifle a giggle? Check. Over-the-top characters going in one door and coming out another? Check mate. Ladies and g…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:28AM

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