All stories by Laura Mills on BroadwayStars

Monday, October 16, 2023

Big laughs and fuzzy feelings in ‘Avenue Q’ from Reston Community Players by Laura Mills

A hilarious and heartfelt production that is both campy and edgy. By LAURA MILLS

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Star quality shines in Fauquier Community Theatre’s ‘Evita’ by Laura Mills

The show is filled to the brim with musical talent from its cast and live orchestra. By LAURA MILLS

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

‘Taming of the Shrew’ in rep at American Shakespeare Center is an entertaining triumph by Laura Mills

Director José Zayas offers a thought-provoking and modern take on the play.

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at Kennedy Center is a perfectly flawed hit by Laura Mills

Impecably timed and coordinated mishaps make for nonstop laughs.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ with heart and grace from Upper Room Theatre Ministry by Laura Mills

The talented cast and memorable musical numbers create a magical experience that audiences of all ages will cherish.

SOURCE: at 06:37PM
Sunday, June 4, 2023

Enchanting ‘Beauty and the Beast’ reimagined at Hope Theater by Laura Mills

Reflecting the historical context of 18th-century France, the production brings a lovely balance of heart and humor to the story.

SOURCE: at 07:49PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Fast-paced laughs in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ at Fauquier Community Theatre by Laura Mills

Unforgettable performances had the audience in stitches.

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Reston Community Players’ ‘Cabaret’ is wildly entertaining and eerily relevant by Laura Mills

Standout performances, a beautiful orchestra — and a devastating finale.

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Hilarious camp comes to the Warner in ‘Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue’ by Laura Mills

The beloved franchise as a comedy in drag makes for a fabulous night out.

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Faded glamor dazzles in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ at Kennedy Center by Laura Mills

Broadway Center Stage returns with Andrew Lloyd Webber's soaring epic, and Stephanie J. Block is a revelation as Norma Desmond.

SOURCE: at 02:25PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Rooftop Productions’ ‘Curse of Huxley Manor’ is laugh-out-loud whodunnit by Laura Mills

The script is full of puns, quick whips, and clever wordplay, leaving dinner guests howling and chuckling throughout the night.

SOURCE: at 05:53PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

A joyful ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ from City of Fairfax Theatre by Laura Mills

The storybook charm and childlike wonder were front and center.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

A kooky and spooky ‘Addams Family Musical’ from Good Shepherd Players by Laura Mills

A family-friendly show with plenty of chuckles for older audience members.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Rooftop Productions presents ‘Sweet Delilah Swim Club’ with warmth and heart by Laura Mills

A moving comedy about five women and their lifelong friendship.

SOURCE: at 09:54AM
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Synetic Theater remounts its stunning ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Laura Mills

The wordless adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy is a feast for the eyes, ears, and imagination.

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

NSO presents plays a symphonic spectacular for kids at Kennedy Center by Laura Mills

A concert a five-year-old would love, based on 'Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs,' the best-selling book by Mo Willems, with music by Ben Folds.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:32PM
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

New group Hope Theater debuts with inspired ‘Godspell’ by Laura Mills

The show requires high energy, creativity, and unencumbered joy — a recipe that this cast perfects.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:52PM
Monday, January 3, 2022

Feel-good Temptations musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ returns to KenCen by Laura Mills

Every role requires high-caliber singing, acting, and dancing, and the cast knocks it out of the park.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:04AM
Monday, June 7, 2021

A sensational seance and powerful storytelling in ‘Animal Wisdom’ by Laura Mills

Animal Wisdom is a sensational Southern seance with moving original music and heartwrenching storytelling. Animal Wisdom is a collision of traditional storytelling and modern lenses, burstin…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:30PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NextStop’s ‘First Date’ is a show to fall in love with by Laura Mills

This small show with a big heart is smart, funny, and moving.  The post NextStop’s ‘First Date’ is a show to fall in love with appeared first on DC Metro Theater Arts.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:24PM
Friday, May 7, 2021

All the tuneful fun of ‘Urinetown’ done with puppets by Landless Theatre by Laura Mills

If there was ever a Broadway show that could be done justice as a puppet musical melodrama, it’s Urinetown. The script and songs of this beloved cult musical are the same. The only differe…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:47PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

KenCen puts on puppet show and kids try it at home by Laura Mills

I had the opportunity to watch Leonardo and Sam: The Terrible Monster and the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World, Respectively with my daughters (aged 7 and 9). The show is adapted from…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:56AM
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A theater fan tests Synetic’s impressive new streaming service by Laura Mills

The award-winning Synetic Theater is known for innovative interpretations of classic stories, most notably for their Wordless Shakespeare adaptations. As theaters pivoted to virtual performa…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:29AM

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