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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Sterling Playmakers’ ‘Godspell’ is a heartfelt call for peace in times of strife by Julia Hurley

The cast shares the musical's message with the audience in a warm embrace.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:12PM
Sunday, July 16, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Think Before You Holla’ by Julia Hurley

Ally Theatre Company’s second-ever production is radically different from the first, Miz Martha Washington, a darkly comedic historical play. Conceived and directed by Taylor Reynolds from…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:53PM
Thursday, July 13, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Aflight’ by Julia Hurley

There is no doubt in my mind that Jane Franklin Dance’s Aflight brings something special to Fringe. Usually based in Arlington, this group blends music, dance, and visual art in a way that…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:15AM
Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘LIFE: A Comic Opera in Three Short Acts’ by Julia Hurley

LIFE: A Comic Opera in Three Short Acts is neither quite an opera nor a musical; it is not a really a comedy or a drama. It’s a bit of everything, using classical music, Broadway, doo-wop,…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:07PM
Saturday, July 8, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Hexagon 2017: Let Freedom Zing’ by Julia Hurley

Described as “D.C.’s only all-original political satirical musical comedy troupe,” Hexagon gives a musical zing to the political madness of the past year. Now in its 62nd year, Hexagon…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:22PM
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Capital Fringe Preview: Mike Bartlett’s ‘Contractions’ by Julia M. Hurley by Julia Hurley

Mike Bartlett’s Contractions, directed by Julia M. Hurley, comes to DC this summer and will be performed at the Logan Fringe Arts Space. This production is presented as a part of the 2017 …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:26PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’ at The Keegan Theatre by Julia Hurley

In 1972, there was no Roe v. Wade or Violence Against Women Act. Battered women had little legal recourse, and many found shelter—if they were lucky—in safe houses run by good Samaritans…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:15PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Review: ‘Urinetown, The Musical’ at Nextstop Theatre Company by Julia Hurley

Imagine a musical about a revolution, where a few scrappy rebels fight for the dignity of their fellow man against a tyrannical few. Now add a score that satirizes every musical under the su…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:13PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Fairfax High School by Julia Hurley

Fairfax High School Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls had the audience roaring with laughter. Set in 1930’s New York, the show was based on short stories by Damon Runyon about the g…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:02PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Review: ‘Macbeth’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Julia Hurley

Blood will have blood—so go the grim words of Macbeth as it dawns on him that murder is not as simple as he once thought. When it comes to battling and bloodshed, Shakespeare Theatre Compa…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:43PM
Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: ‘The Fabulous Lipitones’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria by Julia Hurley

Written by John Markus and Mark St. Germain, whose previous writing credits include The Cosby Show, The Fabulous Lipitones is a light comedy that deals with deeper issues with the absolute c…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:22AM
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review: ‘.d0t:: a RotoPlastic Ballet’ at Pointless Theatre Company by Julia Hurley

When you hear the phrase “futuristic dystopia where the human race has almost died out, leaving a single human and a civilization of robots,” you probably don’t think “puppets.” Bu…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:38PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: ‘The Night Alive’ at Scena Theatre by Julia Hurley

Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive is a story of lost souls seeking redemption, of searching for a light in the darkness. Presented here by Scena Theatre, the characters’…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:22PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Review: ‘The Gospel at Colonus’ at Avant Bard by Julia Hurley

In 1983, experimental theatre director Lee Breuer wrote and directed a musical that became a worldwide sensation. Blending Black church gospel music and Motown with a story of Greek tragedy,…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:33PM
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review: ‘Hamlette’ at The Keegan Theatre by Julia Hurley

Being a teenager is never easy, especially if your mother has just married your uncle, who also happens to have murdered your father, and nobody can accept the fact that you’re a girl. Add…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:46AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review: ‘Mack, Beth’ at the Keegan Theatre by Julia Hurley

Chris Stezin’s adaptation of Macbeth, presented by Director Matt Ripa at The Keegan Theatre, is a daring attempt to bring one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies into the modern day. …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:12PM
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review: ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ at the National Theatre by Julia Hurley

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…but you’d better not finish that sentence within earshot of the Grinch. Because as we all know, the Grinch hates Christmas, as this touring …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:15PM
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by the Cincinnati Ballet at The Kennedy Center by Julia Hurley

We know the holiday season is upon us when theaters around the country begin to put on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic The Nutcracker. The Cincinnati Ballet’s production at The Kenned…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:30AM
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review: ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ at The Keegan Theatre by Julia Hurley

We’ve all heard of this idea before—that there are six degrees of separation between everyone in the universe, from the president of the U.S. to a “gondolier in Venice.” John Guare…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:46PM
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Howard University by Julia Hurley

From the moment the actors appear, the stage becomes a non-stop whirl of color and movement. Howard University’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in what is meant to be mod…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:53PM
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review: ‘Cinderella’ With the San Francisco Ballet at The Kennedy Center by Julia Hurley

There are no pumpkins to be found in this Cinderella. The San Francisco Ballet’s version, created by Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and librettist Craig Lucas, departs from the Perraul…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:46PM
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: ‘Radio Golf’ at Howard University by Julia Hurley

August Wilson made it his lifelong project to chronicle the African American experience in every decade of the 20th century with his Pittsburgh Cycle. With its production of Radio Golf, How…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:39PM
Friday, September 23, 2016

Review: ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at Washington National Opera by Julia Hurley

“Perdono no merita chi agli altri non da.” So say the words carved into the wall above the stage in the Washington National Opera’s stunning production of The Marriage of Figaro (Le No…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:34PM
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Review: NSO Pops: The Second City Guide to the Symphony Starring Colin Mochrie by Julia Hurley

What happens when you put together famous improv comedian Colin Mochrie, Canadian comedy troupe The Second City, and the National Symphony Orchestra?  A night of music and sketch comedy at …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:21PM
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review: ‘Who’s the Boss’ at The In Series by Julia Hurley

The In Series’ production of Who’s the Boss? is a fusion of two comic operettas, Giovanni Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial By Jury, re-imagined as compan…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:27PM
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria by Julia Hurley

Set in the pleasantly pastel-colored world of Truvy’s beauty salon, The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias starts out by introducing us the e…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:44PM

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