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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Virtual Concert Review: ‘Journey to Awe’ by the Choral Arts Society of Washington by Jeannette Mulherin

With great warmth and enthusiasm, Artistic Director Scott Tucker and Executive Director Tad Czyzewski host “Journey to Awe,” a passionate tribute to the power of choral arts to build com…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Opera Review: ‘Doubt’ at the Minnesota Opera by Jeannette Mulherin

Written by Tucson, Arizona-born composer Douglas J. Cuomo, set in a Bronx, New York Catholic school in 1964, and sung entirely in English, ‘Doubt’—a dark and riveting tale—will delig…

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The King and I’ by Lincoln Center Theatre, Streaming on BroadwayHD by Jeannette Mulherin

Lincoln Center Theatre’s spectacular Tony award-winning production of “The King and I” features Broadway’s brightest stars singing some of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most beloved cla…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Presented by Pandemic Players of Baltimore by Jeannette Mulherin

The Pandemic Players of Baltimore have leaped into the fray, filling the void being experienced by arts-starved audiences with a virtual production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Pass Over’ at Studio Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Two young black men, Moses (Christopher Lovell) and Kitch (Jalen Jamar Gilbert) stand on a street corner, shooting the breeze and sharing their dreams about one day “passing over” into a…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Wanderers’ at Theatre J by Jeannette Mulherin

Anna Ziegler’s beautiful and riveting new play peels away the window dressing of two seemingly disparate Jewish marriages—one secular, the other Hasidic—to reveal the unseen commonalit…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Opera Review: ‘Cinderella’ at Virginia Opera by Jeannette Mulherin

A prolific composer and master of the opera buffa genre, Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella” (La Cenerentola) was brought to life this weekend in a production by the Virginia Opera that f…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at Iron Crow Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Whether the Rocky Horror Show is on your bucket list, or you lost your Rocky Horror virginity years ago, Iron Crow’s production of the much-loved cult classic will whisk you into a world o…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ at National Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ features the duo’s best-loved songs, performed before a backdrop of film and still images that capture the turbulence of the era—the cultural icons, s…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Concert Review: ‘Unforgettable: A Nat King Cole Tribute’ at Gaithersburg Arts on the Green by Jeannette Mulherin

Don Dillingham and the North Metro Jazz Collective made musical magic in a Nat King Cole tribute that transported listeners to a time and place long past but not forgotten.  With songs stil…

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Thank you, Dad’ by Factory 449: A Theatre Collective at The Kennedy Center’s 18th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival by Jeannette Mulherin

Cult leader, Jim Jones.  Photo courtesy of Factory 449: a theatre collective. “Thank you, Dad” doesn’t tell us what was going on in the mind of cult leader Jim Jones, but it does allo…

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at The City of Fairfax Theatre Company by Jeannette Mulherin

The cast of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at The Fairfax Theatre Company. Photo by Khuyen Dinh. Marking the end of its 10th anniversary season, The Fairfax City Theatre Company has gifted the c…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Theatre Review ‘American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables’ at The Hub Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Phillip Reid (Maneki Neko), Rae Venna (Paper Crane), Toni Rae Salmi (Natsuko) and Kramer Kwalick (George) in ‘American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables’ at The Hub Theatre (Photo by Ryan…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Falsettos’ at The Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

  ‘Love is love,’ is a turn of phrase we hear often during pride month. The Tony-nominated musical “Falsettos,” a theatrical milestone in the movement for LGBTQ liberation, has arri…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Fame the Musical’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Since the early 1980s, the story of “Fame” has been told and retold in multiple forms: as a feature film, a six-season television series, and a Broadway musical.  The decades-old belove…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Opera Review: ‘Tosca’ at Washington National Opera by Jeannette Mulherin

A lavish production of “Tosca,” one of Giacomo Puccini’s most popular works, is currently gracing the stage of the Kennedy Center opera house. Set in 18th century Rome, “Tosca” ope…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Thunder Knocking on the Door’ at Creative Cauldron by Jeannette Mulherin

When the mysterious Marvell Thunder appears on the Dupree family’s doorstep, he brings with him supernatural powers and a high-stakes challenge that alters the Dupree’s lives and relatio…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Working’ by Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington by Jeannette Mulherin

A musical in two acts, ‘Working” is a humorous and touching meditation on how and why we do what we do, what our work means to us and the people we care about, and how we feel when our w…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Cosmic Twins’ at Nelwat Ishkamewe Two-Spirit Theater by Jeannette Mulherin

Nelwat Ishkamewe Two-Spirit Theater brings indigenous mythology to life with “The Cosmic Twins,” a play for young audiences that tells the story of how the sun and moon were created, bas…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek’ at MetroStage by Jeannette Mulherin

Inspired by the work of outsider artist, Nukain Mabuza, South African Playwright, Athol Fugard offers the audience an intimate look into the stories of three South Africans whose lives, by v…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Color Purple’ at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Jeannette Mulherin

The Tony Award-winning revival of “A Color Purple” has arrived in the nation’s capital at a pivotal moment in the fight against injustice and oppression, with a tear-stained, y…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Enchanted April’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater by Jeannette Mulherin

Matthew Barber’s “Enchanted April” is a play for anyone who ever considered making a break for it and leaving it all behind, at least temporarily, in the hopes of transforming …

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Richard Marx’ at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts by Jeannette Mulherin

An enthusiastic crowd greeted Richard Marx, who opened the acoustic concert with his 1987 hit “Endless Summer Nights,” followed by audience favorites that spanned his decades-lon…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Trayf’ at Theater J by Jeannette Mulherin

Funny, affecting, and thought-provoking, “Trayf” tells the story of two young Chabad-Lubavitcher Jewish men, one committed to the orthodox lifestyle, the other, drawn to a life i…

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Boys Next Door’ at Port City Playhouse by Jeannette Mulherin

Set in a homey apartment with a view of the local prison, Tom Griffin’s “The Boys Next Door” is a funny and deeply moving glimpse into the lives of four mentally handicapped men living…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Eclectic, Essential…Relationships’ at Vienna Theatre Company by Jeannette Mulherin

Smart, inventive, and at times, laugh-out-loud hilarious, the Vienna Theatre Company’s “Eclectic, Essential…Relationships” is an evening of four original one-act plays written by loc…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Mistress Cycle’ at Creative Cauldron by Jeannette Mulherin

Vixen. Paramour. Mistress.  Five women, separated by time, distance, and culture, emerge from the shadows to tell their stories, each unique and yet, somehow the same. Creative Cauldron has…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at McLean Community Players by Jeannette Mulherin

In this witty and entertaining production of “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee,” quirky contestants, parents, and spelling aficionados alike converge at the Bee, each with hopes, drea…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘A Little Princess’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater by Jeannette Mulherin

Based on the popular children’s novel first published in 1902, ACCT’s production of “The Little Princess” will delight both adults and young people alike. Enrolled in a London boardi…

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ at The Hub Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

A little bit of theatre magic is taking place in Fairfax in this one-woman production that explores the peculiarly American perspective on happiness, one in which its attainment is as much a…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Red White & Tuna’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria by Jeannette Mulherin

What would a 4th of July reunion be without new-age hippies, an attack cat, and a surprise visit from the local UFOlogist?  Satire at its finest, the two-man tour de force “Red White …

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