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Friday, September 23, 2016

Opera Review: ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at The Washington National Opera by Jennifer Minich

Dust off your tiaras and opera glasses, the Washington National Opera (WNO) 2016-2017 season is underway. “The Marriage of Figaro” (“Le nozze di Figaro”) is an Italian language oper…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 07:49PM
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘The Trump Card’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jennifer Minich

Trump, Trump, Trump. That man is everywhere lately. I am no fan of Donald Trump and was skeptical of a play that draws further attention to him. Created and performed by Mike Daisey and Dire…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 05:47PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at the Kennedy Center by Jennifer Minich

In 1988, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera hit Broadway after a successful debut on the West End, scooping up the Tony Award for Best Musical, as well as the Tony Award for B…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 08:17PM
Friday, July 1, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ at The Kennedy Center by Jennifer Minich

Written by Robert James Walter in 1992, The Bridges of Madison County was first turned into a movie in 1995 starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The Tony Award-winning musical The Brid…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 10:29PM
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘An Octoroon’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jennifer Minich

We need to talk about An Octoroon: a razor-sharp, thought-provoking, radical, comical blast from the past. Playwright and DC native (bonus points) Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns to Woolly …

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 11:42PM
Monday, May 23, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘The Merry Death of Robin Hood’ at LiveArtDC by Jennifer Minich

Ceramic plates and pint glasses banged and clanged in the bar above my head. It could have been wildly distracting but nay! I couldn’t look away from the madcap performance mere inches fro…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 11:16PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Hedda Gabler’ at Studio Theatre by Jennifer Minich

Hedda Gabler has a scandalous reputation. Premiered in Munich in 1891, Hedda Gabler shocked and scandalized. One reviewer in 1904 went so far as to label Hedda a “vicious, heartless, cowa…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 11:36PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Proof’ at 1st Stage by Jennifer Minich

Almost everyone has lost someone they love. The aftermath can be bewildering. Playwright David Auburn’s Proof delves headlong into the repercussions of loss, love, genius and madness for o…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 04:09PM
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘The Nether’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jennifer Minich

Playwright Jennifer Haley’s The Nether is set in 2050 when Earth is a dystopian wasteland and humanity seeks refuge in the Nether, an interactive wonderland where anything and everything i…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 08:28PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Moment’ at Studio Theatre by Jennifer Minich

Moment is much more than another biblical tall tale of quick forgiveness. Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan traps a dysfunctional family into one room to interact passive aggressively emplo…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 11:54PM
Monday, February 15, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’ at 1st Stage by Jennifer Minich

1st Stage is a haven from the monotonous gimmicks and kinky signage that perforates the modern DC theatre scene. 1st Stage’s small and cozy theatre features a no-frills stage that sits flu…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 02:37PM
Monday, February 8, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Guards at the Taj’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jennifer Minich

Set in 1648 in Agra, India, Guards at the Taj unfolds on the eve of the unveiling of the Taj Mahal. A two-man production, Guards at the Taj tells the tale of imperial guards (Kenneth De Abr…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 06:26PM
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’ at The Kennedy Center by Jennifer Minich

Ever thought seriously about killing a member(s) of your family? Are you part of a love triangle? You are not alone. Or perhaps your life isn’t so complex and you’re only looking for…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 07:41PM
Monday, December 21, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Matilda the Musical’ at The Kennedy Center by Jennifer Minich

Has anyone ever made you feel oh so small? Or told you to put down that book because it’s a waste of time? Ever been called a boy when you’re a girl? If you’ve answered ye…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 10:11PM
Monday, December 14, 2015

Opera Review: ‘Hansel and Gretel’ at The Washington National Opera by Jennifer Minich

Once upon a time, the Washington National Opera (WNO) staged Hansel and Gretel and this glitter aficionado and fairytale devotee loved it. Although it may be a tad sneaky to reel kids into…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 08:00PM
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Bad Jews’ at Studio Theatre by Jennifer Minich

If you hail from a drama-free household, Bad Jews may be a little jarring. Witty, laugh-out-loud, but nonetheless, a tad jarring. Bad Jews premiered at Studio Theatre this time last year and…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 09:27PM
Monday, December 7, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Harvey’ at 1st Stage by Jennifer Minich

Harvey at 1st Stage is the refreshing alternative for any theatergoer feeling overburdened by an aggressively festive holiday season. Sidesplitting and heart-warming, Harvey harkens back to …

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 11:02PM
Monday, November 16, 2015

Opera Review: ‘Appomattox’ at The Washington National Opera by Jennifer Minich

Appomattox has received a lot of hype here in DC. The opening night crowd were there to be part of a new kind of opera: a relevant English-language opera. Important. Relatable. Innovative. …

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 03:30PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at The Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society by Jennifer Minich

Wednesday night was the opening night of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the Hart Auditorium of the Georgetown University Law Center. Wait, you didn’t know that the Georgetown Gilbert …

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 04:37PM
Sunday, November 1, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Winners and Losers’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jennifer Minich

Is the month a January a winner or a loser? How about microwave ovens or shag carpets? If you want the opinion of two Canadian comedian playwright performers (also professors, essayists, jou…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 11:01PM
Friday, October 23, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Antigone’ at The Kennedy Center by Jennifer Minich

Every single seat was full for the opening night of the touring production of Antigone produced by the Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luembourg at the Kennedy Center. An intimate…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 09:04PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Cake Off” at Signature Theatre by Jennifer Minich

Light, fluffy, and super tasty, Cake Off has fully risen to the occasion. Written by Sheri Wilner and Julia Jordan, with lyrics by Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon and music by Adam Gwon, Cake Off…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 11:50AM
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Now Comes the Night’ at 1st Stage by Jennifer Minich

1st Stage’s award-winning, 100-person theatre can be found in the corner of a strip mall in the middle of Tysons Corner. Identifiable by the year-round twinkling lights and the eager patr…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:42PM
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Women Laughing Alone with Salad’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jennifer Minich

  Women Laughing Alone with Salad is Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s contribution to the DC-based Inaugural Women’s Voices Festival and the first production of their 36th Season. I…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:56PM
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Concert Review: ‘A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy Circa 1500’ at Folger Consort by Jennifer Minich

The pleasure of watching the talented singers and musicians of the Folger Consort perform A Renaissance Christmas is a Christmas present of the highest order. The Folger Consort’s dedicati…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:13AM
Thursday, November 13, 2014

News: ‘Zombie: The American Appetizer’ as part of the Appetizers Series at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jennifer Minich

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has chosen to build on its previous Connectivity initiative by devising yet another innovative way to reach out to its community. Still in its development stag…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 02:32PM
Monday, November 10, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘The Addams Family’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Jennifer Minich

The Addams Family presented by Kensington Arts Theatre, better known by its acronym KAT, is full up with professional performers, Bachelor of Arts/Music and Master of Arts graduates from top…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:10AM
Sunday, November 9, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘Handbag’ at Scena Theatre by Jennifer Minich

Scena Theatre’s Handbag is complex, grotesque and enticing. The aptly named “in-yer-face” theatre movement has certainly arrived in Washington, DC, and found a home in the capable hand…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 07:15PM
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society by Jennifer Minich

Affectionately known by its acronym GG&SS, the Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society is known for the incomparable amount of joy and enthusiasm they bring to the Georgetown Universit…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:54AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘The Wolfe Twins’ at Studio Theatre by Jennifer Minich

The Wolfe Twins at Studio Theatre’s Studio Lab explores the relationship of the Wolfe twins Lewis (Tom Story) and Dana (Brigit Huppuch). Half Jewish on the wrong side, “Irish” twins fr…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:49AM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Theatre Review: ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at Reston Community Players by Jennifer Minich

Is there anyone who doesn’t have fond memories of reading Charles M. Schulz’s iconic comic strips or watching the cartoons on a Saturday morning? The adventures of Charlie Brown and the …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 01:01PM

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