Urban Arias pens itself as “low maintenance opera.” Don’t be fooled, however. Robert Wood, Artistic and Music Director, is very serious about delivering the highest level of musicality as well as demonstrating his commitment to edgy stories that speak to audiences today. This Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m., Alliance for New Music-Theatre supports this
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Ladies Swing the Blues at MetroStage is a glimpse into the story of American jazz and some of the people who made it great. Written by the creative team, composer William Knowles and Thomas W. Jones II, it takes as its premise a gathering of female artists who knew and kept the music of Charlie
Composer Michael Bowie leads his fearless music ensemble Siné Qua Non, collaborating with the Alliance, in a dance-theatre journey where the worlds of sound – jazz, classical, and world music – join with 5 dancers to form new bonds and language beyond the edges of predictable styles to tell the story of the migration of
Playwright Cheryl L. West was first introduced to the Pullman porters when she boarded a train at the age of five. She remembered mostly the men’s ever-smiling faces. Later, she uncovered the truth behind those seemingly happy smiles, that the porters lives were filled with long hours of work, miles of track, and often humiliation
Thursday October 11th 8pm at Arena Stage
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas just got an extreme make-over. The Madam of the house, Miss Mona, got something of a breast reduction (though they’re still fabulous, dahling.) The only other thing Sherri L. Edelen kept from Dolly Parton’s theatrical closet were a pair of high-heeled shoes (as both broads are somewhat vertically challenged.)
Read about composer Dominick Argento and the comprehensive festival of his works produced this April at the Clarice Center and reviewed by Susan Galbraith.
Drag chanteuse extraordinaire Joey Arias and master puppeteer Basil Twist invite you on a magical mystery tour through space and time. From a neon-lit space lab, to an abundant Garden of Eden, to a smoky Manhattan night club, Arias with a Twist is a trippy, madcap, musical fantasia of ecstatic desires and eye-popping enchantments. With Arias’
This musical sizzled with strong singing, toe-tapping music, and dazzling dancing. A strong score and wonderful lyrics added up to some unforgettable songs. But here are my questions: So, according to this show, was Miss Baker someone who succeeded because of her talents? A calculating mind? Or an unbeatable will. Or was she at the
Radical new staging by David Alden of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Washington National Opera makes for electrifying evening of theatre, Susan Galbraith writes reviews on DC Theatre Scene.