Read about composer Dominick Argento and the comprehensive festival of his works produced this April at the Clarice Center and reviewed by Susan Galbraith.
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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.
Book by Hunter Foster Music & Lyrics by Matt Conner Based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving Produced by Signature Theatre Scenic Design Derek McLane Costume Design Kathleen Geldard Lighting Design Chris Lee Sound Design Matt Rowe Orchestrations Michael Morris Music Directon Gabriel Mangiante Directed by Matthew Gardiner From the composer of
It is not by circumstance that Alliance for new Music-Theatre opens its second season with a show that examines the role of the artist in society, and particularly questions the socio-political responsibilities of the artist. In the nation’s capital and in such volatile times, it’s a question we as artists and audiences must also ask
From the Synetic Theater website: The seventh installment of Synetic’s “Silent Shakespeare” series is a modern, provocative take on one of the Bard’s greatest tragedies–King Lear. Director Paata Tsikurishvili brings lightness to this dark and violent tale of a king’s descent into madness and his search for humanity. This eye-popping production, packed with apocalyptic visuals,
Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Based on the Billy Wilder Film Sunset Boulevard Directed by Eric Schaeffer Starring Florence Lacey Produced by Signature Theatre You remember the silent screen goddess Norma Desmond in the original movie. You remember the zingers Gloria Swanson spat out with lips
Welcome to the world of Voltaire in a revival of Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 musical, CANDIDE, opening as a holiday offering at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington. The tale follows a most picaresque trajectory, depicting a battle between forces of optimism and life seen through the lens of the greatest of all possible pessimists. It’s a