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Monday, January 16, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by Helen Ganley

Cast your line off the askew wooden dock, a distressed beach shack behind you, and dangling fairy lights overhead, and you’re sure to catch a nostalgic performance of the jukebox musical, …

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Little Women’ at NextStop Theatre Company by Helen Ganley

Two pianos sit under a simple, wooden, A-frame house, lit by the yellow glow of string bulb lights, settling the audience into the life of the March household during the Civil War. Louisa Ma…

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy’ at Theater J by Helen Ganley

Framed by an open stage and wearing all-black clothing, Brad Zimmerman maneuvers around his simple set of a chair and a table beset with a single rose in a vase and a childhood sports trophy…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Theatre Review: The Second City’s ‘The Revolution Will Be Improvised’ at The Kennedy Center by Helen Ganley

  Six improv comedians walk into a theater and… well, I’m not very good at improv. The cast of The Second City’s “The Revolution will be Improvised” are more than qualified to com…

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Theater Review: ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ at The British Players by Helen Ganley

“Whodunits” are aptly named because at the end of the story, well, you find out who ‘dun it. However, when Charles Dickens passed away without finishing his novel, “The Mystery of Ed…

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘[title of show]’ at Dominion Stage by Helen Ganley

Classical theater is flush with the self-indulgent concept of a “play within a play”—”Hamlet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “The King and I,” to name a few. In the mo…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Theatre Review: Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap by Helen Ganley

           Sitting enraptured in an audience chair listening to Taylor Raven adeptly maneuver her way through “Una voce poco fa,” her rhythmic precision being only bolstered by…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Fringe Review: ‘Intimate Dinner’ at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church by Helen Ganley

When a restaurant brands themselves as being “modern,” one can undoubtedly expect to partake in an elaborate ritual concocted of seemingly endless and over-specific courses: drinks with …

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