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Sunday, June 25, 2023

Steamy and sensual ‘Semele’ is a comic sex romp at Wolf Trap by Kj Moran Velz

If you’re an opera novice or even an opera hater, this production is well worth your time.

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Actors have a ball in abbreviated Bard at American Shakespeare Center by Kj Moran Velz

'The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] (Again)' is a fun 130 minutes — even if it could have been 97.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

New opera ‘Geniza: Hidden Fragments’ was inspired by medieval Jewish texts by Kj Moran Velz

The latest work by Arnold Saltzman has the potential to be one of the great new operas of the 21st century.

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Friday, April 21, 2023

An exhilarating Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ flies into the National by Kj Moran Velz

The magic of Genie and Aladdin can make any day better, and this North American tour is no exception.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Virginia Opera’s ‘La Traviata’ is a triumph despite the libretto by Kj Moran Velz

The magnificently melancholy season finale features an epic, insightful performance of Violetta by Brandie Inez Sutton.

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Engaged all-aged ensemble steals ‘Pirates of Penzance’ at Chalice Theatre by Kj Moran Velz

Each actor is engrossed in the world of the comic opera, which helps audiences enter that world too. 

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Creepy musical ‘Mortification of Fovea Munson’ premieres at Kennedy Center by Kj Moran Velz

Although the TYA show is cleverly centered on the whimsy of the dead — singing cadaver lab specimens! — the script could use a little more life.

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Monday, February 27, 2023

A mesmerizing and exquisite ‘Eurydice’ in rep at American Shakespeare Center by Kj Moran Velz

Playwright Sarah Ruhl reimagines the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine, and the production is a testament to the mission of ASC.

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