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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: Palindrone: Sphere and Pentz at Baltimore Theatre Project by Jill Kyle-Keith

Two musicians, two stories: “Palindrome”, Rapid Lemon’s latest piece, is actually two one-acts, linked by themes of music and madness. Both pieces take their titles from the middle…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Orwells’ 1984 by Scena Theatre by Jill Kyle-Keith

Time has long moved past the actual date of George Orwells’ classic novel, 1984, yet the future it envisioned when written in 1948 seems more prescient than ever. Director Robert McNam…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Robin Hood at Imagination Stage (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Once again, Imagination Stage turns an ages-old classic into something modern and relatable for both kids and adults. In this fine adaptation of the story of Robin Hood by Greg Banks, direct…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review: I Did It My Way In Yiddish (in English) at MetroStage by Jill Kyle-Keith

Why is Yiddish the language of so many comics? Because nearly every word is inherently funny. String a random batch of Yiddish words together, and you pretty much end up with a standup routi…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Bats!, a ramble through the brambles of losing your mind (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Given a Sharpie and a table of paper at Bats!, Submersive Productions’ new show, participating audience members are given directions to write a haiku on the subject of bats, I penned …

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Big Apple Circus, now at National Harbor (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Big Apple Circus. Designed originally as a small touring circus with just one ring and a few performers along the lines of traditional American circus…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

No slips in Slapstick Jukebox from Happenstance Theater. A big hit! by Jill Kyle-Keith

You have just three more days to see those fabulous folks of Happenstance Theater in their latest show- and kids, what a show it is! Slapstick Jukebox is a compilation of Happenstance Theate…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Princess and the Pauper: A Bollywood Tale (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Imagination Stage takes Mark Twain’s classic ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ and with a sprightly script by Anu Yadav, cleverly relocates it to a bedazzling fairytale India, co…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Cabaret Rising at the Dupont Underground (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Deep in the bowels of the earth, unnoticed by most yet just beneath the feet of people visiting Dupont Circle, and less than a mile from the White House, lurks the Dupont Underground. Once a…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

It’s Alive! Young Frankenstein at Toby’s Dinner Theatre (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Toby’s Dinner Theatre’s production of Young Frankenstein proves you don’t have to travel to New York or even as far as DC to get your Broadway Baby fix. Young Frankenstein…

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Four looks at love: Love Is a Blue Tick Hound (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Love Is A Blue Tick Hound gives us not one play but four by local playwright Audrey Cefaly. These mini one-acts are but a half hour long ea…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Lookingglass Alice at Baltimore Center Stage (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Lewis Carroll’s famous tales of Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass wears a new look in Baltimore Center Stage’s Lookingglass Alice. As reimagined by David Caplin, Wond…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Other Stories (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Take heart, all those caught up with the holiday shopping frenzy. Thankfully, there is a chance to take a pause and listen to some simple, well-written stories told by Vincent Clark and Lau…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Frosty the Snowman at Adventure Theatre MTC (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Brrr! It’s soon to be wintertime- but seeing Frosty the Snowman, you’ll find yourself toasty warm inside. That’s because this delightful holiday show has a bundle of energy…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Rep Stage (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Billie Holiday died in 1959, but memories of her remain in Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, now at Rep Stage in Columbia, Md. Her voice has influenced American…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

An Act of God at Signature (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

You know how it is with celebrities: you don’t hear from them for awhile, you assume they’re dead. Until they put out a bestseller that refutes/justifies/excuses everything they&…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Tarot Reading III at Evening Star Cafe review by Jill Kyle-Keith

I’m no believer in astrology or the arcane arts. And a production that bills itself as part vaudeville, part carnival ride? The last thing I expected was to be moved to tears. But that…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange review by Jill Kyle-Keith

Rectangles of Astroturf. A leafless blue tree branch, a standing lamp. Four very, very good actors and a script by playwright Amelia Roper. That’s all Taffety Punk Theatre needs to sho…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Review: Big Fish at Keegan Theatre by Jill Kyle-Keith

In my family, my father was the Big Fish: a teller of tall tales and elaborate shaggy dog stories. Most families have someone like him: someone for whom life must be larger, greater, more co…

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Review: Tom Teasely underscoring The Cabinet of Dr Caligari closes this weekend by Jill Kyle-Keith

Looking for something a little… weird? Have I got a show for you. A Zombie. A Mad Doctor. A Carnival. An Insane Asylum. Live Music. Yes, a garden of delights awaits you, courtesy of Co…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Lincoln Center’s tour of The King and I, “Simply sublime” (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

The King and I, Lincoln Center’s dazzling new incarnation now at the Kennedy Center, is the jewel in the crown of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s work. Written during the golden age of…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Clara Bow: Becoming ‘It’ by Jill Kyle-Keith

Though her name is no longer on the lips of an adoring public, during the height of silent film and then early talkies, Clara Bow was The It Girl, the very personification of the carefree fl…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Comedian Elected to Town Council in New Jersey (Capital Fringe review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Ask yourself: how much do you need to know about the inner workings of local government in Flemington, New Jersey? If the answer is “I’d rather know about Flemington, NJ than what’s go…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

J-Swizzle’s (& D-Man’s) Epic Awesome Swaggy Broventure for Sweet Rhymes (Capital Fringe Review by Jill Kyle-Keith

Ah, to be thirteen again- the age full of equal parts hubris and insecurity. Such are the epic struggles of two teenage would-be rappers in this funny new piece by Emma Choi, herself a senio…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

My Fair Lady blooms with Olney Theatre Center’s new take (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

My Fair Lady, now at Olney Theatre Center, is yet another classic brought to life by this versatile theatre company. As reimagined by director Alan Souza, the timeline has been moved a few y…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Boeing Boeing at NextStop, French farce about back when the skies were friendly (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Mad Man meets Mad Women: that’s the farce that is Boeing Boeing, now being staged at NextStop Theatre. Written by French playwright Marc Camoletti in 1962, this madcap adventure involv…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs at Theater J (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

You think you’ve got problems? Try being a too-smart-for-his-own-good Jewish kid in Brooklyn in 1937. Neil Simon’s largely autobiographical comedy follows his alter ego Eugene (C…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum, a rich phantasmagorical experience (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Lovers of the new, the weird and the wonderful, take note: everything you’re looking for is in Baltimore, at Submersive Productions’ fantastical new piece,  H.T. Darling’s…

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them from Iron Crow (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

At its heart, family is less about bloodlines than choice: who do you love, and most importantly, who loves you back? That’s the crux of Iron Crow Theatre’s production of  A. Re…

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Grug and the Rainbow at The Kennedy Center (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

The best children’s shows for young audiences are often ones that are the most like silent movies: minimal talk, maximum action, and if you happen to miss any dialogue because of the r…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Oh, what a tyrant: Richard III at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

The part of King Richard in Richard III is a plum for any actor lucky enough to be cast in the role. Part stand-up comic, part perennial outsider, and part moustache-twirling villain, Richa…

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