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Sunday, October 22, 2023

Comedy and operetta couple in ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ by Victorian Lyric Opera Company by Jennifer Georgia

The uniformly excellent voices ring out powerfully in the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. By JENNIFER GEORGIA

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Friday, July 28, 2023

Iconic boho musical goes symphonic in ‘RENT in Concert’ at KenCen by Jennifer Georgia

It's not a fully staged show, with all the intimate, raw emotions of the original, but Jonathan Larson's masterpiece endures and lifts the heart.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

A show to thrill the soul: ‘The Lion King’ on tour at Kennedy Center by Jennifer Georgia

Few shows are genuinely not to be missed. 'The Lion King' is one of them.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Students take up the challenge of Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’ at Theatre Lab by Jennifer Georgia

The dialogue is sharp, witty, and rich, and the actors did their best, with varied results.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

‘Ravenscroft’ at Colonial Players is heavy on darkness, light on comedy by Jennifer Georgia

A psychological whodunnit for fans of the Agatha Christie style of writing.

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Friday, April 7, 2023

At last, a happy ending for Eliza in ‘My Fair Lady,’ on tour at the National by Jennifer Georgia

It's a rich and nostalgic production, but Bartlett Sher's revival brings us squarely into the present.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

British Players give ‘As You Like It’ a groovy hippie vibe by Jennifer Georgia

In between the comedy and conflict, a sense of communal love and compassion weaves through the show.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

‘The Beaux’ Stratagem’ gets a mod remodel at Greenbelt Arts Center by Jennifer Georgia

The Rude Mechanicals reset this classic Restoration comedy as a sitcom in the 1970s, the decade that taste forgot — and it works.

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

A delicious feast for the mind is served in ‘Arcadia’ at Greenbelt Arts Center by Jennifer Georgia

It takes smart, talented actors to make Tom Stoppard's comedy about chaos theory intelligible, and the cast here is up to the challenge.

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

The Puppet Co’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is pretty and charming and snoozes by Jennifer Georgia

If the cast and crew can pick up the pace, the show will be a sweet little diversion to welcome kids to the world of puppetry and live performance.

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Best Medicine Rep’s noirish ‘In the Gutter’ is a sparkling and silly gem by Jennifer Georgia

“You don’t say!” “I do. I just did.” This is the retort that ricochets through John Morogiello’s In the Gutter like bullets from a Colt 45 — No, never mind. I’m not even goin…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The actors simply sparkle in ‘Learned Ladies’ at Classic Theatre of Maryland by Jennifer Georgia

The classic Moliere farce unfolds with the quick grace of a flower blooming in fast motion.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Humor, grit, and grace in ‘Crowns’ from 2nd Star Productions by Jennifer Georgia

Portraits of church ladies and their hats brought to vivid life, with Gospel music, sass, and heart.

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Friday, February 10, 2023

All the silliness of Dr. Seuss set to music in ‘Seussical’ at Theatre@CBT by Jennifer Georgia

Two hours of loopy delight for the audience and a heaping helping of fun for the cast.

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Friday, December 16, 2022

‘Wicked’ still thrills and sparkles at Kennedy Center by Jennifer Georgia

Even more than its spectacular staging and themes of good and evil that give it depth, what's best is the moving story it tells of female friendship.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Washington Revels’ ‘Celtic Crossroads’ Christmas concert charms and delights by Jennifer Georgia

The production warms with tradition and traces the origins of American holiday music to its Appalachian origins.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

‘Ghost the Musical’ comes to afterlife at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Jennifer Georgia

It is the rare musical that isn’t transmogrified from some other plane of existence. It is not simply a matter of finding inspiration or stories to tell. Given how mind-bogglingly expensiv…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

‘Milo the Magnificent’ at The Puppet Co. delights kids and grownups alike by Jennifer Georgia

When the would-be magician does tricks, weird and wonderful things happen.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Best Medicine Rep’s ‘The Trip’ is fresh, female, and funny by Jennifer Georgia

The comedy about a cross-country journey is written, directed, designed, acted, and crewed almost entirely by women.

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Monday, August 15, 2022

The Puppet Co. updates a fairytale with girl power in ‘Cinderella’ by Jennifer Georgia

It's like a trip back in time and the young audience loves it.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Actors play their parts gamely in ‘Clue: The Musical’ at the Arts Barn by Jennifer Georgia

Arts on the Green and Montgomery Playhouse stage a head-scratchingly absurd musical entertainment, but the cast has a good time with it.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

A marvelous ‘Broadway in the Park’ brings old and new to Wolf Trap by Jennifer Georgia

On a perfect summer evening, Tony winners and local favorites star in Signature Theater and Wolf Trap's third annual concert collaboration.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022

In Silhouette Stages’ ‘Cinderella,’ a classic gets a classy update by Jennifer Georgia

A lively revamp with social awareness, feminism, humor, and beautiful voices.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Hexagon’s ‘One State Two State Red State Blue State’: A chuckle for a good cause by Jennifer Georgia

News got you nervous? Quaking over coronavirus? Morose about the stock market? Fed up with the Fed? Sick of the swamp? And yet, do you fear if you take your mind off it all for a second, thi…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Theatre@CBT’s Peter Pan: something to crow about by Jennifer Georgia

Filled to bursting with Warrior Girls, Lost Boys, dastardly Pirates from tiny to extra-large, and flying children, Theatre@CBT’s Peter Pan is a treat from start to finish. Director Kevin …

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Friday, February 14, 2020

A fascinating rendering of ‘The King’s Speech’ at the National Theatre by Jennifer Georgia

Given that so many plays and films these days are based on, drawn from or inspired by each other, it is worth examining the differences between these media and the treatments they require. T…

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

The British Players’ ‘Alice in Wonderland: A Traditional British Panto’ delivers sublime silliness by Jennifer Georgia

Ah, yes, it’s that most wonderful time of the year: The tingle of frozen breath on the air, the sparkle of lights on the trees, the warmth of spiced cider, and the sublime silliness of Pan…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Enjoy Your Stay at Flying V’s ‘Crystal Creek Motel’ by Jennifer Georgia

Plaza Suite, this is not. In fact, it is about as different as a play can be that shares the same premise: short vignettes about the different people who occupy the same room in, as one char…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Storm Large Is in Charge at AMP by Strathmore by Jennifer Georgia

Ah, an evening of cabaret in an intimate venue in the swanky Pike and Rose complex. Elegant artists dressed to the nines singing and playing sophisticated classics from the Great American So…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: ‘LadyM’ by The Welders by Jennifer Georgia

When the audience enters the performance space at Joe’s Movement Emporium, they are confronted by three women in period clothing (costumes designed by Julie Cray Leong, assisted by Kyla Ca…

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