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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Little Theatre of Alexandria’s ‘Young Frankenstein’ is a blast by Kendall Mostafavi

Mel Brooks' madcap musical is perfect for the spooky season. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

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Monday, October 23, 2023

God visits a gay boy in his bedroom in ‘Dear Daddy, Who Art in Heaven’ by Kendall Mostafavi

A witty, insightful, and hopeful new play written and performed by Trevor Telesz. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

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Gender fluidity comes naturally in Constellation’s ‘Orlando’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Acceptance and self-exploration are timelessly relevant in this visually delicious and humorous production. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

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Monday, September 18, 2023

True heart and compassion in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at NOVA Nightsky Theater by Kendall Mostafavi

Shakespeare's tragic romance is performed outdoors just as the weather is turning, providing a cool evening of poetry under the stars. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

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Monday, August 14, 2023

Red Rat Theater’s ‘Pitchfork Disney’ crams angst and terror into CHAW by Kendall Mostafavi

Inside the intimate Capital Hill Arts Workshop black box, four phenomenal actors bring a dark and dreamlike drama to life. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

‘American Idiot’ rocks the early aughts at McLean Community Players by Kendall Mostafavi

A good cast and a rocking score connect the audience in the joyous way that only music can.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Before COVID there was AIDS, in ‘Not My First Pandemic’ at 1st Stage by Kendall Mostafavi

A deeply personal account by César Cadabes, told with tremendous charm and compassion.

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

2023 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Dildos and Body Parts’ by Diva D’Luscious (5 stars) by Kendall Mostafavi

A sexy and hilarious parody of musicals and Disney romances with gorgeous vocals and stunning burlesque skills.

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2023 Capital Fringe Review: ‘All the C Words’ by Sarah Mineiro (5 stars) by Kendall Mostafavi

One woman's emotional journey of pain and loss, told with humility and humor.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Interstate tiff makes fine farce in ‘Holy Toledo!’ at NOVA Nightsky Theater by Kendall Mostafavi

A mix of absurdity, political satire, and camp that the cast delivers with energy and love for what they do.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Witty and moving ‘Last Match’ is served beautifully at 1st Stage by Kendall Mostafavi

A story told with lots of tennis about heartbreak that can forever change you.

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Friday, June 9, 2023

Mind-blowing and heart-stopping ‘Hadestown’ plays the National by Kendall Mostafavi

The award-winning musical features a thick amalgam of rock, blues, gospel, and jazz with ethereal and breathtakingly haunting harmonies.

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Monday, May 8, 2023

Musical makers Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith score a Helen Hayes nomination by Kendall Mostafavi

Get to know the creative duo who are up for the prestigious Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Iconic divas bicker in ‘Legends and Bridge’ at StageCoach Theatre Company by Kendall Mostafavi

Massive egos, jealousy, and bitterness reign as three former screen queens catfight their way through back-stabbing comedy.

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Uproarious musical ‘Urinetown’ opens at Workhouse Arts Center by Kendall Mostafavi

A knockout production with a great cast and equally stellar design, the entire show is one big guilty pleasure.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Sisterhood and history star in ‘Silent Sky’ at Providence Players of Fairfax by Kendall Mostafavi

Lauren Gunderson's fascinating play highlights the valiant efforts of women in science and the many advancements they made that went unrecognized.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Chuck Dluhy is one DC actor to ‘WATCH’ this awards season by Kendall Mostafavi

A conversation spotlighting his years of work, past and present recognitions, and love and affection for community theater.

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Sunday, March 12, 2023

’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ spells fun at Prince William Little Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

The fast-paced show hits all the comedic notes and promises to leave you with a grin.

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

‘Kinky Boots’ is a must-see well of positivity at Olney Theatre Center by Kendall Mostafavi

Every note is filled with a genuine hope and heart that spills into the audience from the moment the musical begins.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The heart rings true in ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ from NOVA Nightsky Theater by Kendall Mostafavi

There are many lovely moments where decency and compassion are beautifully displayed.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Fun French farce ‘Boeing Boeing’ flies by fast at Reston Community Players by Kendall Mostafavi

There are plenty of laughs as everything that can go wrong does go wrong — and the audience can just relax and enjoy the mayhem.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

With strong ensemble, a heavenly ‘Sister Act’ at Little Theatre of Alexandria by Kendall Mostafavi

The feel-good story is chock full of humor and silliness with a killer soundtrack.

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Goofy spoof ‘A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol’ at StageCoach Theatre Company by Kendall Mostafavi

The musical's humor is so incredibly silly the show flies by.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Smart and funny ‘Women Playing Hamlet’ plays at Workhouse Arts Center by Kendall Mostafavi

An insightful original work focused on a young woman's journey to take on a 400-year-old male character.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Impressive talent visits Irving Berlin’s ‘Holiday Inn’ at Fauquier Community Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

The production pays tribute to a Christmas classic packed with familiar '40s tunes.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

‘Tootsie’ is a stunner on tour at Capital One Hall by Kendall Mostafavi

You will laugh until your side hurts and walk out with a smile on your face.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

‘Chicago’ at the National is as splendiferous as ever by Kendall Mostafavi

Kander and Ebb’s Chicago is one of those timeless shows that falls under the category of: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  Originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, C…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Synetic Theater ‘Dracula’ is an esthetic delight and visually delicious by Kendall Mostafavi

The entire show flows as one long epic ballet, beautifully crafted and elegantly executed.

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Friday, October 14, 2022

‘Ichabod: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,’ a new musical of love and lore, premieres at Creative Cauldron by Kendall Mostafavi

A wonderful production full of tradition but colored with a true heart that a modern audience can connect to.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Thursday, September 22, 2022

‘Newsies’ impresses with fantastic performances at Arlington Players by Kendall Mostafavi

The music fills the heart to bursting, and the dancers are inspiring.

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards