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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Theatre Review: Visionary ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Returns to Synetic Theater by Norah Dick

Creating a unique staging of a play produced as often as Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a daunting task, but one that Synetic Theater more than achieves in its reworkin…

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Dance Review: New York City Ballet’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Enchants at the Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

The mortals are foolish and the fairies spectacular in New York City Ballet’s new production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Kennedy Center. This cheerful show is wonderfully p…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ and ‘Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen’ at Avant Bard Theatre by Norah Dick

Nature is red in tooth and claw, the poem says, and that’s especially true in Avant Bard’s incredibly compelling new production of “Suddenly Last Summer,” directed by Christopher Hen…

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Marys Seacole’ at Mosaic Theater Company by Norah Dick

It’s hard to imagine a play more timely than “Marys Seacole,” Jackie Sibblies Drury’s astonishing new show, which is having its regional premiere at the Mosaic Theater Company. Openi…

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ Doubles the Fun at Synetic Theater by Norah Dick

If you need a pleasant escape from the world right now, look no further than Synetic Theater’s new staging of “The Servant of Two Masters.” A brilliant farce, this lighter than air sto…

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre Closes Kennedy Center Run with ‘Don Quixote’ by Norah Dick

American Ballet Theatre closes its run at the Kennedy Center with the resplendent “Don Quixote,” fantastically staged by artistic director Kevin McKenzie and Regisseur Susan Jones. A cla…

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at Signature Theatre by Norah Dick

Spring is in the air and so is romance in “She Loves Me,” a gorgeously performed and staged production of the well-loved musical, now at Signature Theatre. Anyone needing a feel-good, or…

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore by Norah Dick

Murder will out, eventually, in the charming “Arsenic and Old Lace,” directed by Sarah O’Hara and now on stage at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore. This community theatre offering is a co…

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Trans Am’ at The Keegan Theatre by Norah Dick

People contain multitudes, which is why telling the story of oneself can seem so daunting. It’s a challenge that “Trans Am,” a one-woman, autobiographical rock musical, meets with star…

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

‘A Quick 5’ with Lisa Stephen Friday, Actor and Writer of ‘Trans Am’ at the Keegan Theatre by Norah Dick

In the fall of 2020, I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing “Trans Am,” a one-woman rock musical, written and performed by the electric Lisa Stephen Friday. Like many productions at th…

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Prom’ at The Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

The divide between middle America and so-called coastal elites has been much dramatized in recent years, but perhaps one of the most enjoyable incarnations is “The Prom,” a glittering di…

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The Madness of Poe’ at Synetic Theater by Norah Dick

In his pre-show introduction to Synetic Theater’s new production, “The Madness of Poe,” Director Paata Tsikurishvili jokes that he wanted to start the season with “something light.…

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Dance Review: ‘Dance Around the World’ at Olney Theatre Center by Norah Dick

Olney Theatre Center’s suite of summer programming continues strong with Dance Around the World, a two-part series that features dance troupes with traditions from across the globe. The fi…

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Trans Am’ at Keegan Theatre, Streaming Live by Norah Dick

It’s old news that theatre is undergoing a transformation this year due to the pandemic. At the same time, it might be the most important moment for the rawness and immediacy the instituti…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Theatre News: Olney Theatre Center Presents ‘Streaming Saturdays: Artists Envision the Future’ by Norah Dick

Though the pandemic continues, theatre is alive and has a future, according to the playwrights who took part in Olney Theatre Center’s Streaming Saturdays, a video series that investigates…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Theatre Review: “Frankenstein” with Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature from National Theatre Live by Norah Dick

“No man is a monster!” claims one of the characters in “Frankenstein,” partway through the thrillingly staged production, directed by Danny Boyle and produced at the UK’s Royal Nat…

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ by Adventure Theatre by Norah Dick

Make time for “Make Way for Ducklings,” Adventure Theatre & ATMTC Academy’s digital preview of its new musical, based on the classic children’s book and scheduled to debut as par…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Perfect Arrangement’ at Silver Spring Stage by Norah Dick

An appropriate subtitle for “Perfect Arrangement,” a highly attractive period piece now at Silver Spring Stage, could be “The Way We Never Were.” A satire of 1950s conventionality, t…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Round House Theatre by Norah Dick

“Spring Awakening,” the turbulent rock-musical about teenage sexuality, is being given new life at Round House Theatre. Round House stages a surprising and skillful production of this ro…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Dance Review: ‘Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake’ at the Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” is not your mother’s Swan Lake, and it’s marvelous indeed. A gorgeous reinvention of ballet’s revered classic, the production, in performance by Bour…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Snow Queen’ at Synetic Theater by Norah Dick

The weather outside isn’t yet frightful, but Synetic Theater’s debut production of “The Snow Queen” creates a delightful winter wonderland inside. This innovative outfit’s new show…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Come From Away’ at The Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

Holiday shows understandably tend towards the heartwarming, and the touring production of “Come From Away,” now at the Kennedy Center, fits the bill. It’s a rich, exhilarating story ab…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Norah Dick

If you need something to lift the spirits in this dark season, definitely consider “Peter Pan and Wendy,” a buoyant and sparkling new reimagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale adapted …

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Cabaret’ at Olney Theatre Center by Norah Dick

Olney Theater Center kicks off its season with a captivating new production of “Cabaret.” With a story that charts the rise of fascism in Germany’s inter-war Weimar Republic, it’s ha…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Hamlet’ by Shakespeare Theatre Company by Norah Dick

“Hamlet” is back at the Shakespeare Theatre Company for this year’s annual Free For All, and it is not to be missed. The annual program features a Shakespeare production every summer a…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical’ at Olney Theatre Center by Norah Dick

“Matilda,” Roald Dahl’s perennially popular children’s book, will likely be familiar to most generations of readers and theatergoers. Olney Theatre Center’s impressive new staging …

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Gypsy’ by 2nd Star Productions by Norah Dick

The audience at last Saturday’s Tony Awards Ceremony were treated to a karaoke performance of “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” sung by the indelible Billy Porter. The number was a lov…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Dance Review: ‘Ballet Across America at The Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

In its fifth year, Ballet Across America is still offering an exhilarating week of culture and dance at The Kennedy Center. An initiative designed to “explore the breadth and depth of Amer…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Richard III’ at Synetic Theater by Norah Dick

For those mourning the loss of Game of Thrones, look no further than Synetic Theater’s debut production of “Richard III,” which transforms Shakespeare’s bloody history tale into a cy…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play’ at Silver Spring Stage by Norah Dick

Energy is at the center of “In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play,” in an impressive new production at Silver Spring Stage. As the subtitle might suggest, some of that energy is used fo…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Dance Review: ‘Raise the Red Lantern’ by National Ballet of China at The Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

The Kennedy Center’s week of Lunar New Year celebrations ends on a high note indeed with the National Ballet of China’s exquisite performance of “Raise the Red Lantern,” an epic ball…

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