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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

An inside look at WNO’s January 21 American Opera Initiative by Susan Galbraith

Kelley Rourke, the new artistic advisor for the program, previews three new 20-minute operas.

SOURCE: at 07:46PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A preview peek as Washington Revels prepares its 40th Christmas Revels by Susan Galbraith

Holiday joy is on the way in the company's 'Christmas Revels: Celtic Crossroads.'

SOURCE: at 07:41PM
Monday, November 7, 2022

Solas Nua’s new ‘Playboy of the Western World’ is now a laugh riot by Susan Galbraith

In Bisi Adigun and Roddy Doyle's contemporary adaptation of J.M. Synge's classic, it's not clear who has more fun, the audience or the ensemble on stage.

SOURCE: at 08:46AM
Monday, October 31, 2022

World-class ‘Cerrando el círculo’ opens GALA’s Fuego Flamenco Festival XVIII by Susan Galbraith

The weekend program, the first of three, was directed and choreographed by Antonio Granjero, the 'Baryshnikov of Spanish Dance.'

SOURCE: at 06:02PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre revives a visionary ‘Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci’ by Susan Galbraith

Playwright and Director Mary Zimmerman plumbs the mind of the man.

SOURCE: at 09:04PM

A good ‘Good Doctor’ is in the house at Washington Stage Guild by Susan Galbraith

Ten of Chekhov’s short stories adapted by comedy writer Neil Simon and acted broadly.

SOURCE: at 08:39AM
Monday, September 12, 2022

GALA delivers a daring update of ‘Revoltosa (The Troublemaker)’ by Susan Galbraith

The 1897 original — a farce about couples at different ages and stages of love — gets an experimental-musical treatment and is a must-see for theater lovers.

SOURCE: at 08:52PM
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Cirque du Soleil’s fantastical ‘Kurios’ is a heart-stopping marvel by Susan Galbraith

A show about the richness of human imagination in a once-upon-a-time where science meets art.

SOURCE: at 07:18PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

A visit with the 4615 Theatre ensemble getting ready to rage in song by Susan Galbraith

Their original cabaret, 'tempered,' promises to be cathartic art.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

How Baritone Javier Arrey prepared to play a pre-#MeToo cad by Susan Galbraith

When first cast as the Count in Maryland Lyric Opera’s sparkling production of 'The Marriage of Figaro,' he thought the guy was evil.

SOURCE: at 12:17PM
Monday, June 6, 2022

An emotional remembrance of D-Day, in concert at Kennedy Center by Susan Galbraith

In 'The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day,' the words tell the story; the music breaks open our hearts.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:47PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Maryland Lyric Opera’s ‘Don Carlo’ is musically impressive but complicated by Susan Galbraith

The real passionate relationship in this production is carried by a bromance.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:29PM
Monday, March 14, 2022

WNO’s ‘Così fan tutte’ is a treat as tasty as a Viennese pastry by Susan Galbraith

At Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera offers a delectable evening of lighter-than-air meringue fare.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:43PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Washington National Opera’s ‘Written in Stone’: opera as American as apple pie by Susan Galbraith

Four world premieres at Kennedy Center point to the future of the art form and tell stories that relate directly to the American experience.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:43PM
Monday, February 28, 2022

Maryland Lyric Opera in concert delivers a sublime ‘Turandot’ by Susan Galbraith

In Strathmore’s glowing wood auditorium with its stellar acoustics, each familiar tune was more glorious than the last.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:11AM
Sunday, February 27, 2022

A Q&A with Francesca Zambello on WNO’s new opera, ‘Written in Stone’ by Susan Galbraith

For Kennedy Center's 50th anniversary, the Washington National Opera takes on monumentalism.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:46AM
Monday, February 7, 2022

A stellar cast plays a Puerto Rican family in GALA’s ‘House on the Lagoon’ by Susan Galbraith

Their three-generation story takes us inside themes of class, racism, and sexism that are woven into the island’s history.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:59AM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Hanging in and forging ahead at GALA with theater that matters by Susan Galbraith

¡Pa’lante! An inspiring conversation about resilience with Executive Director Rebecca Medrano and Actor Ernesto Concepción.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:09AM
Monday, December 13, 2021

‘…(Iphigenia)’ opera at Kennedy Center pushes musical boundaries by Susan Galbraith

The creators have thrown away the rulebook. It’s not jazz exactly and certainly not classical contemporary.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:39PM
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Welcome to the sound and sheer energy of ‘Rent’ at Signature Theatre by Susan Galbraith

In these still difficult times, 'Rent' is a much-needed tonic for the soul.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:54PM
Monday, November 8, 2021

At Kennedy Center, the WNO has fun being back home by Susan Galbraith

In a concert called 'Come Home: A Celebration of Return,' the variety of styles and greatest hits was almost too much for the ear and heart to bear.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:15AM
Saturday, November 6, 2021

GALA’s flamenco festival begins with a dramatic gem in ‘Salvador’ by Susan Galbraith

Choreographer/dancer Edwin Aparicio mines his own childhood memories of war and migration.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:00PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

A performance of magnitude and nuance: David Strathairn as Jan Karski by Susan Galbraith

At Shakespeare Theatre, this one-man play about a hero who bore witness to the Holocaust packs a wallop.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:57PM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘The Amen Corner’ returns in glory by Susan Galbraith

The acclaimed production of James Baldwin's classic is back for two weeks only.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:28PM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Lorca’s ‘Doña Rosita the Spinster’ is pure pleasure at GALA by Susan Galbraith

Spanish actress Mabel Del Pozo brilliantly creates a portrait of a woman who struggles with but finally eludes how society would fix her. 

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:02PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Dispatch from Glimmerglass on the Grass: ‘Songbird’ and ‘Il Trovatore’ by Susan Galbraith

The famous opera festival in Cooperstown, New York, now in its 46th year, has been reimagined as a whole new adventure.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:43PM
Monday, May 3, 2021

‘Blindness’ in darkness at Shakespeare is a brilliant beacon of theater by Susan Galbraith

On this Kentucky Derby weekend, wondering what theatrical “horse” will nose ahead and augur well for a new world of theater when we can emerge from the pandemic, I’m placing my bet on …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:54PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

I took Natsu Onoda Power’s ‘Okinawa Field Trip’ and came back with questions by Susan Galbraith

In a world where our lives are bounded by pandemic restrictions, performance and travel alike have been reduced mostly to private viewings and stay-cations. The situation has spawned experim…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:50PM
Monday, April 26, 2021

Live at last at GALA, a boldly comic ‘Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter’ by Susan Galbraith

Trudging up the two flights from the rainy street-level pavement to GALA Hispanic Theatre’s auditorium entrance felt like a pilgrimage. (Yes, I could have taken the elevator, but who would…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:57AM
Friday, November 13, 2020

Review: El Perro del Hortelano (The Dog in the Manger) from GALA Hispanic Theatre by Susan Galbraith

February 8, 2020 I sat in GALA’s historic entertainment “palace” to review Nilo Cruz’ Exquisita Agonia. It was the last time (pre-Covid) I enjoyed live theater. Nine months later, Ma…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:54PM
Friday, November 6, 2020

Review: The interrogation of Alberto Gonzales hits its musical mark in Gonzales Cantata by Susan Galbraith

Election night 2020 IN Series opened a cantata-as-opera based on the Senate Judiciary hearings of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. It was bold enough that Artistic Director Timothy Nelson …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:36PM

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