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Monday, May 28, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Cecily’ at The Mansion at Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

One of this year’s Artists in Residence at Strathmore is Cecily, a bright and vibrant young singer-songwriter who is all soul. She is a truly entrancing artist with incredible vocal power …

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Theatre Review: ‘The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs’ at Spooky Action Theater by Elle Marie Sullivan

Now playing at the Spookey Action Theater, “The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs” by Carole Fréchette is an exploration of love, pain, and isolation. What starts out like a b…

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Remains’ at Studio Theatre by Elle Marie Sullivan

“The Remains” is a “Where are they now?” story of sorts about one of the first gay couples to be legally married in Massachusetts. The play is set 10 years after that histori…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Saint Joan’ by Bedlam Theater Company at Folger Theatre by Elle Marie Sullivan

George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” is about the young farm girl Joan who became a military hero in 15th century France. She claimed to receive visions for Saint Catherine, Sain…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Theatre Review: ’10 Million’ at The Kennedy Center by Elle Marie Sullivan

“10 Million” is an autobiographical play by Carlos Celdrán, the founder of Argos Teatros. The play started its life as Celdrán’s diary about the relationships he shared with …

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Elle Marie Sullivan

Based on the Biblical book of Genesis, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ follows Jacob’s favorite son Joseph through a series of misfortunes that start because he dreams t…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant’ at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Elle Marie Sullivan

‘The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant’ follows the glamorous Petra as she begins her life after the end of a marriage. Her relationships with the women in her life change drastically due t…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Rite of Spring’ at Pointless Theatre Company by Elle Marie Sullivan

Igor Stravinsky’s controversial orchestral piece, ’The Rite of Spring’ premiered in 1913 at the Ballet Russes in Paris. It caused riots with its opening performance. Stravinsky’s exp…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Waiting for Godot’ by Druid at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Elle Marie Sullivan

Samuel Beckett’s iconic work ‘Waiting for Godot’ follows two men, Vladimir and Estragon, as they wait for the elusive Godot. This existential tale of boredom and humanity is sure to le…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Roz and Ray’ at Theater J by Elle Marie Sullivan

“Roz and Ray” by Karen Hartman is a different type of AIDS drama. This story follows Dr. Roz Kagan and her relationship with Ray and his twin boys. These young boys were living w…

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Theatre Review: ‘Lucky Stiff’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Elle Marie Sullivan

Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens have created a completely absurd story about a young man who feels his life is not going anywhere and is suddenly thrust into an adventure. Harry Witherspoon…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Skerryvore’ at AMP Powered by Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

Blending together folk, trad (traditional), rock, and Americana has created a beautiful and powerful sound for Skerryvore from Scotland. This group is engaging and combines bagpipes, whistle…

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Concert Review: ‘Anthony Walker and Friends’ at AMP Powered by Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

Anthony Walker is a gifted jazz pianist who takes inspiration from gospel, classical, and rhythm and blues. He is a performer who connects with the audience and genuinely looks like he is ha…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Concert Review: ‘The Chieftains’ at Music Center at Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

What an utter delight to have the opportunity to see Paddy Maloney and the Chieftains at Strathmore. This group, known for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention, is cel…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at Olney Theatre Center by Elle Marie Sullivan

1. Ice cream 2. Water Fights This is the start of the list that the character of Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donahoe’s play “Every Brilliant Thing” makes for his suicidal mothe…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Porgy and Bess: A Concert Opera’ at the Music Center at Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

George Gershwin’s masterful folk-opera “Porgy and Bess” premiered in 1935. Unfortunately, it did not gain popularity until 1976 when the Houston Grand Opera brought it back to …

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Comedy Review: ‘Lafayette Wright’ at AMP Powered by Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

It is not often that one gets to experience stand-up comedy in a venue as beautiful as AMP Powered by Strathmore.  It has a warm and delightful atmosphere that puts the audience at ease and…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Concert Review: ‘The Pat Martino Trio’ at AMP Powered by Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

Pat Martino, legendary jazz guitarist and composer, is an elegant example of the timeless beauty of the genre. His incredibly dexterous playing and technical skill matched with the emotional…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Familiar’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre by Elle Marie Sullivan

What makes up an individual’s identity? Where someone’s family is from? Where one is born? One’s name? These topics and more are explored in Danai Gurira’s newest play ‘Familiar.…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘La Foto: A Selfie Affair’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Elle Marie Sullivan

Today it is easier than ever to share information. A picture can be seen by an entire community in a limited amount of time. In “La Foto: A Selfie Affair” Venezuelan playwright G…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Concert Review: ‘Tom Teasley and Seth Kibel’ at The Mansion at Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

The greater Washington DC area has been blessed with two of the foremost musicians in the genre of world music. Seth Kibel is the region’s premier woodwind specialist while Tom Teasley has…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Concert Review: ‘Robyn Helzner Trio’ at The Mansion at Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

Robyn Helzner is a beautiful musician who shines on stage. Her passion for the traditional Jewish music that she sings comes through and makes her that much more engaging as a performer. She…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Curve of Departure’ at Studio Theatre by Elle Marie Sullivan

Rachel Bonds’ play ‘Curve of Departure’ is a stark look at family and what it means to be a family. Bonds is a gifted storyteller who is able to craft a narrative with natural dialogue…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Theater Review: ‘The Real Americans’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Elle Marie Sullivan

Early in President Obama’s administration, Dan Hoyle left his urban liberal bubble of San Francisco to travel Small Town America and meet the “real Americans.” He wanted to understand …

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Theatre Review: ‘The Real Americans’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Elle Marie Sullivan

Early in President Obama’s administration, Dan Hoyle left his urban liberal bubble of San Francisco to travel Small Town America and meet the “real Americans.” He wanted to understand …

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Concert Review: ‘The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra’ at the Mansion at Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

Founded in 2010 at the famous jazz club for which they are named, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) is the premier big band in the Washington DC area. Unfortunately, Bohemian Cavern…

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Draw the Circle’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Elle Marie Sullivan

It is an unfortunate fact that the stories of transgender individuals are often told by cisgender playwrights. “Draw the Circle,” written and performed by Mushuq Mushtaq Deen fol…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Concert Review: ‘Stephen Wade’ at AMP by Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

Stephen Wade, of local ‘Banjo Dancing’ fame, is one of the countries foremost scholars on American folk music. His depth of knowledge partnered with his musical skill makes him an engagi…

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Snow Day’ at Arts on the Horizon by Elle Marie Sullivan

Although adults often find drudgery in snowy days, children usually experience them with wonder and excitement. Snow days are opportunities to spend time with their adults and play. Arts on …

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at Imagination Stage by Elle Marie Sullivan

The beloved story “Charlotte’s Web” at E.B. White has been enthralling readers since 1952. The tale of the love between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte teaches …

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Theatre Review : ‘Gobsmacked!’ at The Kennedy Center by Elle Marie Sullivan

What is it about a capella music that makes people smile? Even after the “Pitch Perfect” craze has died down, there is still something magical about watching a group of people si…

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