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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

‘Crucified: The Stage Play‘ tackles personal and family dysfunction  by William Powell

Sheena D. Horne’s moving show explores alcoholism, incest, and family secrets but is punctuated with lighter moments. By WILLIAM POWELL

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Monday, October 16, 2023

‘Where Do We Go From Here’ from MPB Entertainment tackles racial justice by William Powell

Using powerful monologues and songs, the touching show looks at the fight for equity from the Civil War to the present. By WILLIAM POWELL

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Monday, October 2, 2023

‘Bridges of Madison County’ combines music and forbidden romance at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by William Powell

This thought-provoking and heartfelt musical is yet another jewel in Riverside’s 25th season. By WILLIAM POWELL

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Snobbery, satire, and song in ‘Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater by William Powell

Black comedy and marvelous performances send up class warfare and deadly ambition. By WILLIAM POWELL

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Spectacular songs and a touch of church in ‘Sister Act’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by William Powell

The heartwarming musical is full of ‘holy’ excitement. By WILLIAM POWELL

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Sunday, August 6, 2023

With hits of the 1970s, ‘Disco Fever’ at Signature offers nostalgia and escapism by William Powell

Studio 54, Donna Summer, Saturday Night Fever. Those are some of the things that come to mind when I hear the word Disco.  Disco, derived from the French word discothèque, was a popular fo…

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Monday, July 24, 2023

‘42nd Street‘ is a winner at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by William Powell

This Tony-winning Broadway musical is paved with terrific tap dancing and soaring solos.

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

2023 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Charlie Ross Comedy & Magic’ by Charlie Ross (4 Stars) by William Powell

This quickly-paced and entertaining act features 'sex, drugs, and magic tricks.'

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Friday, June 23, 2023

 ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre is musical paradise by William Powell

This jukebox musical, based on the hits of singer Jimmy Buffett, will put you in a summertime mood.

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ delivers a full plate of laughs at Providence Players by William Powell

This convoluted romantic farce is a deliciously funny show.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

‘He Creeps’ is a fiercely funny farce from 3rd Eye Open Productions by William Powell

Old and new jokey tropes combine in this comedy about how a woman can be deceived by her desire for 'a man.'

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Monday, May 8, 2023

Port Tobacco Players plays up the dramedy in ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ by William Powell

Though the story seems dated, the production features a top-notch set and good performances.

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

Compelling story and near-perfect acting in ‘Stick Fly’ at Rockville Little Theatre by William Powell

The show combines family angst and outrageous soap opera.

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Vibrant ‘Grease’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre celebrates 1950s teen love by William Powell

Music lovers will dig the energy and innocence.

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Monday, April 3, 2023

‘Ragtime the Musical’ soars at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by William Powell

The show was masterfully directed. The voices of the singers were of Broadway quality.

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Friday, March 24, 2023

‘SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!’ at Ford’s Theatre is triumphant by William Powell

The touching musical pays tribute to crossover singer and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who trailblazed rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, and R&B.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Musical comedy at its finest in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ at Port Tobacco Players by William Powell

An entertaining cast and marvelous direction make this a hilarious musical retelling of 'The Princess and the Pea.'

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

‘Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future’ to air February 28 by William Powell

The latest American Pops Orchestra concert on PBS celebrates Black excellence through iconic stars and performances.

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Monday, February 13, 2023

‘Ghost/Writer’ at Rep Stage digs into racial and personal reckoning by William Powell

Dane Figueroa Edidi's new play fearlessly explores the roles that justice, love, and joy play in a society where past ghosts continue to haunt us.

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

‘Twelfth Night’ livens the heart and tickles the ribs at Port Tobacco Players by William Powell

Director Rachel Wallace sets Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy in the 1940s and the result is incredibly entertaining.

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Dark comedy of family disfunction in ‘Crimes of the Heart’ at Colonial Players by William Powell

A masterfully staged and beautifully performed tragicomedy about three sisters having a bad day.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

‘Hello, Dolly!’ offers laughter and escapism at Port Tobacco Players by William Powell

Featuring a melodious score and rib-tickling dialogue, this classic musical explodes with high energy.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Humor, tears, and song combine in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by William Powell

This musical based on the beloved film is a cozy show for the greatest time of year.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Outstanding acting as Black pioneers in ‘Flyin’ West’ at Bowie State University by William Powell

Great storytelling about indomitable Black women and men of the Old West in a student production of the play by Pearl Cleage.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Happenstance Theater’s ‘Pocket Moxie’ is a fantastic throwback by William Powell

Five talented performers give vintage vaudeville routines — from a ventriloquist's dummy to lighthearted songs — new life.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

‘TINA’ star Roz White on her emotional turn as Tina Turner’s mother by William Powell

The DC-based actor shares the challenges of performing in a national tour.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

‘Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe’ is a cozy evening of horror at StageCoach Theatre by William Powell

This mood-setting show is perfectly timed for Halloween.

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

‘TINA – The Tina Turner Musical’ at the National takes you to a rock concert by William Powell

Star Naomi Rodgers has the piston-pumping legs, booming voice, and energetic dance steps to drive this show to the stars.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Port Tobacco Players presents a pensive ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ by William Powell

The dynamics of a broken family are seen through the eyes of an autistic teen.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

An uproarious ‘Night With Jackie “Moms” Mabley’ from Essential Theatre by William Powell

The humor in this one-woman show will make you laugh your worries away.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

‘Treachery Lies & Deception’ journeys through betrayal, heartache, redemption by William Powell

Mental health, domestic violence, and the healing power of forgiveness are central themes in this relatable show.

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