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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Book of Days’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Jeanie Casison

Something is amiss in the small town of Dublin, Missouri, a fictitious location in the “Book of Days” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson. The Colonial Players of Annapol…

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Junk’ at Arena Stage by Jeanie Casison

There is a moment in “Junk” when the protagonist investment banker Robert “Bob” Merkin praises the idea of debt as a simple promise to pay, trying to convince journalist Judy Chen th…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Aida’ at Constellation Theatre Company by Jeanie Casison

Star-crossed lovers facing a destiny unknown is a story that seems to never get old, and the current revival of Elton John and Tim Rice’s moving musical “Aida” by the Constellation The…

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Damned if You Do’ by Upright Citizens Brigade at Woolly Mammoth by Jeanie Casison

Surprise, spontaneity, and hilarity ensue anytime the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) is in the house. The New York-based improv troupe known for igniting the careers of famous comedians incl…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Altar Boyz’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Jeanie Casison

You know who’s in the house? God is in the house! “Altar Boyz,” a super cute, high-energy musical comedy is bringing laughs, life lessons and the word of the Lord to the Annapolis Summ…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Wiz’ at Ford’s Theatre by Jeanie Casison

Following the Yellow Brick Road has never been so much fun or as magical as it is in the current production of “The Wiz,” a vibrant adaptation of the L. Frank Baum classic, “The Wonder…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Jeanie Casison

“What are we going to do, what is going to become of us, what is the future?” wonders Amanda Wingfield, the overbearing and over-the-top mother in one scene of “The Glass Menagerie,”…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Disgraced’ at Compass Rose Theater by Jeanie Casison

It begins innocently enough. An up-and-coming artist Emily is sketching her husband Amir for a portrait in their apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Although the work in progress …

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Chess’ at The Kennedy Center by Jeanie Casison

As tension erupts between the United States and the Soviet Union in the days of the Cold War, a world of cunning deception is quietly unfolding in another arena—this time with a different …

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Theatre Review: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Jeanie Casison

The beloved Broadway musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is delighting new audiences at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. Brilliantly capturing the ‘tale as old as time,’ …

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘On Your Feet!’ at The Kennedy Center by Jeanie Casison

It’s one big fiesta the moment the first beat hits in “On Your Feet!,” the smash musical that follows the incredible story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and their massive success with t…

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Compass Rose Theater by Jeanie Casison

What happens when a man’s faith is tested in a fast-changing world? This is the quandary that modest milkman Tevye faces as he wrestles with both his Orthodox beliefs and the outside facto…

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Jeanie Casison

This season the Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) captures the holiday spirit with its inspiring and heartwarming production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The world premie…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Inherit the Wind’ at Compass Rose Theater by Jeanie Casison

As controversy and culture clashes continue to escalate in the United States, the Compass Rose Theater couldn’t pick a better time for its powerful production of “Inherit the Wind,” th…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Theatre Review: ’33 Variations’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Jeanie Casison

Similar to a musical composition rich in themes, turns, contrasts and elements of surprise, “33 Variations” at The Colonial Players of Annapolis is a masterful work that sparks a wide ra…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Folger Theatre by Jeanie Casison

Exquisite as it is electrifying, William Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “Antony and Cleopatra,” seduces from every angle at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC. Intimate and revealing, t…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘In the Heights’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Jeanie Casison

It isn’t hard to imagine being on the streets of New York when you step inside the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre (ASGT) this season. “In the Heights,” the lively Tony and Grammy…

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Alice and the Book of Wonderland’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Jeanie Casison

Opening the brand new theatre space of the Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC), “Alice and the Book of Wonderland” offers an enchanting escape into an imaginative world of talking animal…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The King and I’ at The Kennedy Center by Jeanie Casison

On stage in the gorgeous Opera House of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I” takes audiences on a captivating and heartw…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Jeanie Casison

Hilarity and chaos ensue in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” the Chekhov-inspired play by Christopher Durang that follows the colorful and complex relationship of three adult sibli…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Richard III’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Jeanie Casison

Deception and death loom large in “Richard III,” William Shakespeare’s thrilling historical drama artfully performed by the Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC). The edgy and stylish pr…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘James and the Giant Peach, Jr.’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Jeanie Casison

Expect a toe-tapping, head-bobbing, happy good time during the magical production of “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” presented by the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. The young ca…

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Season Preview: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2017-2018 by Jeanie Casison

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts theatre season for 2017-2018 looks like it will be an exceptional one with the highly anticipated Broadway hit musical “Hamilton” and t…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Nine’ by The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Jeanie Casison

Dreamy sequences draw you in from the moment The Colonial Players of Annapolis enter the fantastical world of Guido Contini, a complex Italian cinema director inspired by Marcello Mastroiann…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘God of Carnage’ at Compass Rose Theater by Jeanie Casison

Name calling and throwing things are not nice especially for grownups who should know better. On stage at the Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis, “God of Carnage” offers an intimate look …

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The City of Conversation’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Jeanie Casison

Standing up for what you believe in only leads to ugly battles and betrayal in “The City of Conversation” at The Colonial Players of Annapolis. Directed by Ruben Vellekoop, the timely dr…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Roe’ at Arena Stage by Jeanie Casison

As the United States adjusts to a new administration and an uncertain future, and millions of women march in solidarity around the world, one play emerges at a pivotal time in our nation’s…

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ballet Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by Ballet Theatre of Maryland at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts by Jeanie Casison

True to tradition, visions of toy soldiers and sugarplum fairies come to life in the most spectacular way during the recent staging of “The Nutcracker” by the Ballet Theatre of M…

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ by Annapolis Shakespeare Company at Studio 111 by Jeanie Casison

Everything is swell in the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s heartwarming production of Joe Landry’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” directed by Donald…

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