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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In The Heights achieves new heights with its Spanish language debut (review) by Rosalind Lacy

In The Heights in Spanish is a show to shout about. The Broadway smash by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, that swept New York’s 2008 theatre awards, including the coveted Ton…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In Series stages an inspired update of Don Pasquale (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Gaetano Donizetti miraculously wrote seventy-five operas during his brief lifetime. But what makes Don Pasquale stand out as one of the funniest comic operas (opera buffa) ever written is th…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Seneca: The Library Mouse / Ratón De Biblioteca at GALA (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Actor Adrián Iglesias, who plays Séneca, the mouse who has lived in a library for the past ten years, ambles on stage, carrying a wicker basket, filled with large books and eating utensils…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Yo También Hablo de La Rosa/I Too Speak of the Rose at GALA (review) by Rosalind Lacy

The set places us in a blighted area outside Mexico City in the 1960s. A cyclorama displays a skyline of city buildings. Railroad tracks emerge from upstage center. Dingy walls splotched wit…

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Hispanic theatre thrives at GALA. Best productions of 2016 by Rosalind Lacy

The following plays are my favorite selections best Hispanic productions of 2016, all seen at GALA Hispanic Theatre, and dominated by GALA productions themselves.  GALA Hispanic Theatre  …

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The family friendly Goyesquitas from In Series (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Goyescas is a term used to represent the revival and preservation of Spanish nationalism in music, a movement popular in the early 1900’s and the title of the opera now being staged by In…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Goyescas from The In Series (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Hats in the air and “Olé!” for the In Series team that has delivered an inspired staging of an extremely challenging one-act opera, Goyescas. Written in 1915 by Enrique Granado…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Volcanoes: Tales from El Salvador, a bilingual musical for children (review) by Rosalind Lacy

A trio of howling Cadejos, mythical doglike beings played by actors wearing jingling ankle and wrist bells, romp around GALA’s stage as lively piped-in Salvadoran music comes from ov…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cervantes:El último Quixote / Cervantes:The Last Quixote (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Nothing but the bare essentials for this multi-leveled, rich play, as staged by José Luis Arellano Garcia from Madrid, Spain. It’s his signature style, that won recognition with a 2016 He…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Exploring Cervantes. Director José Arellano Garcia talks about The Last Quixote by Rosalind Lacy

In spite of severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings, heat advisories to stay inside, and Metro track delays, we met at the front door of the GALA Hispanic Tivoli Theatre. Stage director…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

In Series reaches new heights with Beethoven’s Fidelio (review) by Rosalind Lacy

The In Series takes Beethoven’s only opera, the rarely performed Fidelio, and transforms it into a symbol of freedom, a magnificently moving, awe-inspiring vision of hope and redemption t…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

El Paso Blue at GALA Hispanic Theatre (review) by Rosalind Lacy

El Paso Blue by Hispanic playwright Octavio Solís, now making its East Coast debut at the GALA Hispanic Theatre, is a bilingual tribute to Spanglish, (with no surtitles), to the painful…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cosi Fan Tutte Goes Hollywood from In Series (review) by Rosalind Lacy

How can an opera’s venue and staging make so much difference? It just does in this spiced up, expansive and zany remount of In Series’ Cosi Fan Tutte Goes Hollywood at the Atla…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Chronicle of a Death Foretold at GALA Hispanic Theatre (review) by Rosalind Lacy

In this mesmerizing, dreamlike, must-see GALA adaptation by Jorge Alí Triana of Gabriel Garcia Márquez’ masterpiece novella, Chronicle of a Death Foretold/Crónica de una muerte anun…

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Monday, March 14, 2016

El mundo es un pañuelo / The World is a Handkerchief (review) by Rosalind Lacy

What happens when you accept all the different colors in the world as equal and beautiful?  You get a rainbow. In this delightful, droll allegory set to music, El Mundo es un pañuelo/The W…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Kabarett & Cabaret. In Series turns up the heat (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Welcome to the celebration of immigrants who have enriched America. The posters hanging on an upstage backdrop at Source are photos of famous composers who lived in Germany and Austria dur…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

GALA’s Señorita y Madame: The Secret War of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott thrusts us into a 1960’s press conference. Two iconic  feminists, obsessed with eternal youth, anti-ageing makeover creams and Marketing, with a capi…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

GALA celebrates Three Kings Day/ Fiesta de los Tres Reyes Magos by Rosalind Lacy

On Sunday, January 3rd, this was where it was at– with the young people, inside the Tivoli Theatre, kids and their parents wearing crowns of shiny red, green and silver, and packed the…

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rosalind Lacy’s Top 12 shows of 2015 by Rosalind Lacy

Hispanic theatre bonds me to my family heritage. I was born in Los Angeles, California, with Latino roots that date back to Spain through the American southwest. I grew up in a decade on the…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Brilliant! Guys and Dolls at Olney Theatre Center by Rosalind Lacy

Guys And Dolls is playing at Olney Theatre Center!  Directing his first show at this venerable venue, the well-known Jerry Whiddon is raising the roof with a brilliant cast that radiates en…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A smart, surreal Smartphones from Ambassador Theater (review) by Rosalind Lacy

A must-see, wacky send-up, Smartphones, is a fast-paced one-act about the fear of life without a mobile phone. Written in English by Spanish playwright Emilio Williams, award-winning direct…

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Friday, October 30, 2015

New Adventures of Don Quixote/Nuevas Aventuras de Don Quijote at GALA (review) by Rosalind Lacy

“Is that the real Don Quixote?” whispers one awe-struck, five-year-old boy sitting near me in the GALA Hispanic Theatre, as helmeted actor Roberto Colmenares, gallantly flaunting…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Aaron Copeland’s The Tender Land at In Series (review) by Rosalind Lacy

In 1954, The Tender Land at the New York City Opera was a box office flop. American composer Aaron Copland, already famous for his folkloric, cutting-edge ballet scores, Billy the Kid (1938)…

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Monday, October 12, 2015

La Rosa del Azafrán, The Saffron Flower (review) by Rosalind Lacy

In his first entrance as Moniquito, the foolish courtier, ,Alex Alburqueque slid on his knees in an exaggerated send-up of romantic wooing, Latino-style. From that moment on, Alburqueque, wi…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Can’t Complain from Spooky Action Theater Company by Rosalind Lacy

Christine Evans’ Can’t Complain is an exquisitely beautiful play that cuts to the bone. Luciana Stecconi brilliant set plunges us into an in-between world of gradations of gray a…

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Monday, October 5, 2015

The Guard at Ford’s Theatre (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Rembrandt’s “Self-Portrait,” (dated 1659), wearing a coat with upturned collar and crowned with a beret, looms out like an old friend on the Ford Theatre’s proscenium…

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Inheritance Canyon, far-out scifi at Taffety Punk by Rosalind Lacy

When my husband, Donald MacLennan, a brilliant physicist whom I adored, passed away in 2014,  I decided to renew his subscription to Physics Today. I felt his presence guiding my hand as I …

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Garcia Lorca’s Yerma at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Rosalind Lacy

Terrifying, intoxicating, brutally straight-forward and shocking, stripped to its gut-wrenching core, Federico García Lorca’s Yerma, modernized as never seen before, opens the GALA Hi…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Page-to-Stage readings that made Rosalind Lacy’s don’t-miss list by Rosalind Lacy

On Labor Day weekend, Kennedy Center plaza level entry was pandemonium, noisy with skate boarders, who zigzagged and snaked in and out of a recessed pit and across a cordoned-off area.  The…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

At GALA, Slaves To Society/Esclavos A La Sociedad brings promise of emancipation from racial bias by Rosalind Lacy

Emoting that comes direct from the heart can grab you in the heart, even twist your gut. It’s real. You want to reach out and hug the participants in thanks. That’s what I felt, …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Las Polacas: The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires (review) by Rosalind Lacy

Emotionally revitalizing, experimental and spectacular. This gut-wrenching ground-breaker exposes hidden Argentinian history, so expect the unexpected in this well-constructed musical by Pat…

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