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Sunday, December 24, 2023

Theatre Review: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ at The Kennedy Center by Eric Colchamiro

Disney’s first Broadway musical premiered almost 30 years ago. Since that time, there have been visionary productions which have grossed billions worldwide, including “Beauty and the Bea…

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Dance Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland at Maryland Hall by Eric Colchamiro

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” is a wonderful holiday ballet for how its iconic music and gorgeous dance is intertwined into a large spectacle of a show. The Ballet Theatr…

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Dragon King’s Daughter’ at The Kennedy Center by Eric Colchamiro

Imagine being transported from downtown Washington, DC (and one of our country’s greatest cultural institutions) to New York City then to China and yet again to another dimension. The worl…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ at Adventure Theatre by Eric Colchamiro

The sensation of wonder is a fantastic experience. Adventure Theatre’s “‘”The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,” based on the 1950 novel by C.S. Lewis, delivers that sensation and…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Honey Trap’ by Solas Nua at the Atlas Performing Arts Center by Eric Colchamiro

The Solas Nua production of Leo McGann’s “The Honey Trap” is one of the best plays of the 2023-2024 DMV season. It is just November and there are many more productions to come, but thi…

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ at Children’s Theater of Annapolis by Eric Colchamiro

How delightful is it to have not just a wealth of theater in our region, but also a host of talented child actors. “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” which recently concluded its run at th…

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Friday, November 3, 2023

Opera Review: ‘Grounded’ by the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center by Eric Colchamiro

What if, each day, you took part in a war? And then you went home? The 68th season of the Washington National Opera (WNO) begins with “Grounded,” with music by Jeanine Tesori and librett…

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at the National Theatre by Eric Colchamiro

“Hellooooo!” For those of a certain era, the booming voice of Robin Williams’s Scottish nanny is a favorite movie memory. The challenge for the stage production of “Mrs. Doubtfire”…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’ by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse by Eric Colchamiro

“Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” presented by 2nd Star Productions at The Bowie Playhouse, is a delightful production of the 2013 Tony-award winning musical and the eponymous book. …

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ at Imagination Stage by Eric Colchamiro

Eric Carle’s children’s stories—which he started publishing almost 60 years ago with “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and have sold tens of millions of copies—are the t…

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Theatre Review: ‘Sylvia’ presented by Compass Rose Theatre at Maryland Hall by Eric Colchamiro

Compass Rose Theater’s production of “Sylvia”’ is a howl-out-loud, funny production of A.R. Gurney’s insightful 1995 play. As the play opens, you might question whether a script bu…

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Communicating Doors’ presented by Rockville Little Theatre at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre by Eric Colchamiro

RLT’s production of “Communicating Doors,” written by English playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn in 1994, tells the story of Poopay—a British, “special sexual consultant”—who is hir…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by Eric Colchamiro

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is delightful children’s theater from the Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC). The cast, the first show of the 2023-2024 season, and the inaugural choice…

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Friday, September 15, 2023

Theater Review: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’ at the Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre by Eric Colchamiro

There should always be a place in the wide canon of musical theater for shows that are fun. They are not tear-jerking aor deep explorations of social and political issues. They are, instead,…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Monumental Travesties’ presented by Mosaic Theatre Company at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Eric Colchamiro

How do symbols of our past impact our present? Mosaic Theatre Company’s production of “Monumental Travesties,” now playing at its home in The Atlas Performing Arts Center, takes on tha…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘American Idiot: The Musical’ at McLean Community Players by Eric Colchamiro

“American Idiot: The Musical” is a lightning bolt of intensity. McLean Community Players’ (MCP) production is a well-staged mounting of the rock opera based Green Day’s 2004 multi-pl…

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ezra Pound Couldn’t Sleep Here’ at DCJCC-Cafritz Hall by Eric Colchamiro

John Harney’s “Ezra Pound Couldn’t Sleep Here” presented by Valcour Island Productions is an ambitious play, a well acted play, but not yet a really good play. The main character of …

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Almost 13’ at Squirt Theatre Space by Eric Colchamiro

Joan Kane’s “Almost 13” is an affecting vignette of her true experiences which shaped (but did not define) her woman’s future. The play, a solo performance, brings the audience to a …

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards