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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Theatre Review: At Home with Silhouette Stages: ‘New Ways to Dream’ by Lee Jeffreys

Taking their show on the digital road for the first time, Silhouette Stages celebrates the theatre’s past 17 years with the New Ways to Dream, streaming through December 6, 2020. A look b…

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Theatre Review: Streaming Broadway production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Lee Jeffreys

Attention must be paid once again to Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Lucky for us, and The Actor’s Fund have made it possible to relive a monumental revival of this Ame…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Theatre Review: PBS Great Performances – the 2006 Broadway Revival of ‘Company’ on YouTube by Lee Jeffreys

Brittle, sophisticated, witty, and tuneful are just a handful of words that could be used to describe Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 masterpiece of concept over plot, the musical…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Hairspray Live!’ on The Shows Must Go On online by Lee Jeffreys

Hey, there quarantined Baltimore! The nicest kids in town are back and they are bringing their uplifting show to the world for 48 hours starting today. The show is the award-winning televisi…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by The Young Vic on National Theatre Live by Lee Jeffreys

Poetic reverie and brute force clash as never before in Tennessee Williams seminal drama A Streetcar Named Desire, the 1947 play that took Broadway by storm and remains a piece that traffics…

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘By Jeeves’ on The Shows Must Go On by Lee Jeffreys

Theaters everywhere may be closed due to the global pandemic, but it sure is alive and well on the internet. Thanks to the likes of National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, plays,…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ on National Theatre Live by Lee Jeffreys

Love, war, and empire are mapped out on a large stage in William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. But there is also a rocky and emotional landscape traveled by two very intrepid explore…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Frankenstein’ with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature by National Theatre Live by Lee Jeffreys

Gone is the black and gray, ill-fitting suit, neck bolts, and lumbering walk in platform shoes. This time Victor Frankenstein’s iconic creature has been taken back to his origins in author…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’ streaming by Pandemic Players of Baltimore by Lee Jeffreys

I have to hand it to the Pandemic Players of Baltimore for making virtual lemonade out of the Covid-19 lemon. I sat in the comfort of my home recently and enjoyed their production of Luigi P…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ at Little Theatre of Alexandria by Lee Jeffreys

It’s a wonder any film gets done in Hollywood, based on the conflicts and troubles on display in the hilarious and inventive comedy “Moonlight and Magnolias.” Centering on the ups and …

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ at Reston Community Players by Lee Jeffreys

Recounting one of the most harrowing tales of dignity and resilience from the Holocaust, “The Diary of Anne Frank” has returned to the stage in a touching production, grounded by a remar…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Timon of Athens’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Lee Jeffreys

“Timon of Athens” is certainly not a play that gets done very often. And it is not filled with the memorable lines or plot twists that such Shakespearean gems as “Hamlet,” “Macbeth…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World’ at Mosaic Theater Company by Lee Jeffreys

Romantic, funny and complex, Mosaic Theater Company offers a must-see theatrical event that is sure to warm hearts and occupy minds of those who are lucky enough to experience it. “Pilgrim…

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Theatre Review: Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ at Reston Community Players by Lee Jeffreys

Before this review gets into details, here’s what you really need to know: there aren’t many performances left of Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot” by Reston Community Players and …

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Dead’ at Scena Theatre by Lee Jeffreys

Christmas cheer, flavored with Irish charm, extends a little while longer courtesy of DC’s Scena Theatre and their production of “The Dead.” Don’t allow the title to put you off comp…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Jersey Boys’ at the National Theatre by Lee Jeffreys

Friendship, music, success, drama, and survival – these are among the key ingredients in “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons packaged into a musical filled w…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol’ at Silver Spring Stage by Lee Jeffreys

Children of all ages are in luck! Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge can be found on several stages in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area and one of the most engaging versions of “A Christmas Carol” is…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ National Tour at the National Theatre by Lee Jeffreys

Yehezkel Lazarov, Jonathan Von Mering and the cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Joan Marcus. Family, tradition, and community once again take center stage when “Fiddler on the Roof” …

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