Archive | Performing Arts


On Stage: With Don Quixote

On Stage: With Don Quixote

Musical 'Man of La Mancha' will attract a variety of new audiences to Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Performing Arts: Loss of a Choral Giant

Performing Arts: Loss of a Choral Giant

Final Bow: The death of Choral Arts founder Norman Scribner hits the music community hard.

On Stage: Last Hurrah

On Stage: Last Hurrah

Comedic timing and a carefully chosen cast make National Theatre's 'Blithe Spirit' an effortless hit.

Power Source: World Premier

Power Source: World Premier

Wynton Marsalis and The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra debut 'Blues Symphony.'

On Stage: A Bundle of Laughs

On Stage: A Bundle of Laughs

Though the laughs in Studio Theatre's 'Laugh' may be strained at times, the quirky play is pleasant.

Performing Arts: Cross-Cultural

Performing Arts: Cross-Cultural

Apollo Orchestra bridges the gap between town and gown with recent Kennedy Center performance.


On Stage: With Don Quixote

On Stage: With Don Quixote

30 March 2015

Musical 'Man of La Mancha' will attract a variety of new audiences to Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Loss of a Choral Giant

Performing Arts: Loss of a Choral Giant

25 March 2015

Final Bow: The death of Choral Arts founder Norman Scribner hits the music community hard.

Posted in Features

On Stage: Last Hurrah

On Stage: Last Hurrah

20 March 2015

Comedic timing and a carefully chosen cast make National Theatre's 'Blithe Spirit' an effortless hit.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Power Source: World Premier

Power Source: World Premier

18 March 2015

Wynton Marsalis and The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra debut 'Blues Symphony.'

Posted in Features

On Stage: A Bundle of Laughs

On Stage: A Bundle of Laughs

18 March 2015

Though the laughs in Studio Theatre's 'Laugh' may be strained at times, the quirky play is pleasant.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Cross-Cultural

Performing Arts: Cross-Cultural

05 March 2015

Apollo Orchestra bridges the gap between town and gown with recent Kennedy Center performance.

Posted in Features

On Stage: Close But No Cigar

On Stage: Close But No Cigar

04 March 2015

Tackling pedophilia in a musical is no easy feat, and makes 'Kid Victory' a bit of a miss.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Singing the Dream

Performing Arts: Singing the Dream

27 February 2015

REVIEW: Choral Arts join forces with Washington Performing Arts choirs for MLK celebration.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts:  Songs of Nostalgia

Performing Arts: Songs of Nostalgia

26 February 2015

REVIEW: Soprano Renée Fleming takes her audience on a journey in song through her past.

Posted in Features

On Stage: Into the Woods

On Stage: Into the Woods

24 February 2015

Lisa D'Amour's simplistic 'Cherokee' doesn't have the same impact as her previous 'Detroit.'

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Comedy at the Ballet

On Stage: Comedy at the Ballet

20 February 2015

The latest Synetic Theatre wordless production, 'Much Ado About Nothing,' is nothing short of genius.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Out of Control

On Stage: Out of Control

19 February 2015

Arena Stage's 'King Hedley II' uncomfortably portrays lives lived in crime in this dark tragedy.

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On Stage: Cell Block Tango

On Stage: Cell Block Tango

13 February 2015

The National Theatre's 'Chicago' is a hit with inventive dancing and memorable numbers.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Off With Her Head

On Stage: Off With Her Head

06 February 2015

'Mary Stuart' hauntingly portrays the bloody battle between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Constrained by Tradition

On Stage: Constrained by Tradition

16 January 2015

'Choir Boy' highlights the duality of tradition and handling contemporary issues.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Reviving a Classic

On Stage: Reviving a Classic

06 January 2015

Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow team up to turn popular movie 'Diner' into a hit Broadway musical.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: 2014 in Review

Performing Arts: 2014 in Review

26 December 2014

A look back at top performances and highlights of the Washington arts scene.

Posted in Features

On Stage: Coming of Age

On Stage: Coming of Age

26 December 2014

Lucie Arnaz delights in the National Theatre's production of 'Pippin.'

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Candlelight Christmas

Performing Arts: Candlelight Christmas

26 December 2014

REVIEW: Washington Chorus' concert of holiday favorites resounds at the Kennedy Center.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: Italian Christmas

Performing Arts: Italian Christmas

18 December 2014

REVIEW: The Folger Consort performed Christmas music inspired by the Renaissance.

Posted in Features

On Stage: Supernatural Vision

On Stage: Supernatural Vision

18 December 2014

REVIEW: Studio Theatre's grotesque yet beautiful monologue play, 'Terminus,' is mesmerizing.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Beyond the Puppet

On Stage: Beyond the Puppet

17 December 2014

REVIEW: 'Famous Puppet Death Scenes' takes a deeper,darker look at the humor of these wooden creatures.

Posted in Editor's Letter

Performing Arts:  A Capital Christmas

Performing Arts: A Capital Christmas

17 December 2014

REVIEW: The 34th annual Choral Arts Society Gala painted a musical tapestry woven with diversity.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Journey of the Songbird

Music Notes: Journey of the Songbird

17 December 2014

Local singer/songwriter Debi Smith keeps flying high amidst a blend of truly eclectic experiences.

Posted in Features

On Stage: The Beauty of It

On Stage: The Beauty of It

10 December 2014

REVIEW: Synetic Theatre delivers a creative take on the classic fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast.'

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: The Next Hot Ticket

On Stage: The Next Hot Ticket

05 December 2014

REVIEW: Little Dancer's pre-Broadway run at Kennedy Center indicates it will be a smashing success.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts:  Outside the Box

Performing Arts: Outside the Box

17 November 2014

REVIEW: The Washington Bach Consort takes a welcomed detour with Mozart's 'Requiem' for season opener.

Posted in Features

On Stage: ‘Fiddler’ Making a Match at 50

On Stage: ‘Fiddler’ Making a Match at 50

17 November 2014

REVIEW: Arena Stage revives another legendary musical.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts:  Glorious Bach

Performing Arts: Glorious Bach

14 November 2014

The Choral Arts Society of Washington offered variety in their performance of Bach's "Mass in B Minor."

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Ready to Pounce

Music Notes: Ready to Pounce

10 November 2014

Genre-bender Kat Dahlia uses life and rock-and-roll to keep it real.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Power Play

On Stage: Power Play

05 November 2014

REVIEW: Folger's 'Julius Caesar' a provocative retelling of infamous political assassination.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Where the Wild Things Cower

On Stage: Where the Wild Things Cower

17 October 2014

REVIEW: Synetic takes on H.G. Wells’ “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts:  Welcome Kano

Performing Arts: Welcome Kano

14 October 2014

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington welcomes Thea Kano as its new artistic director.

Posted in Features

On Stage: In the Rear View

On Stage: In the Rear View

07 October 2014

REVIEW: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Ford’s, a play for a bygone era.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Queen of Excess

Performing Arts: Queen of Excess

01 October 2014

REVIEW: Woolly's 'Marie Antoinette' a reminder of over consumption in a modern age.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts:  Peking Opera

Performing Arts: Peking Opera

25 September 2014

Performances of traditional Chinese plays marked the 120th birthday of Mei Lanfang.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: Stealing the Show

Performing Arts: Stealing the Show

25 September 2014

REVIEW: Lighthearted ‘The Shoplifters’ tackles bigger issues.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Searching for Tragedy

Performing Arts: Searching for Tragedy

11 September 2014

REVIEW: Globe's 'King Lear' goes light on traditionally grim tale.

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Performing Arts: Sound Proof

Performing Arts: Sound Proof

29 August 2014

Life's anthology: Live recording captures legendary gospel artist Richard Smallwood's genius.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: Dreaming of Sunday

Performing Arts: Dreaming of Sunday

22 August 2014

REVIEW: Signature's revival of Sondheim's 'Sunday in the Park with George' sparkles.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts:  Flourishing Season

Performing Arts: Flourishing Season

21 August 2014

Round Up: A look back at some of the season's most memorable concerts and performances.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: High School Sweetheart

Performing Arts: High School Sweetheart

17 July 2014

REVIEW: Taking another stab at "Carrie: The Musical."

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: One-Stop Shop

Performing Arts: One-Stop Shop

25 June 2014

REVIEW: ‘Buyer & Cellar’ takes an affectionate, satirical look at Barbra Streisand's quirks.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Journey to Coron

Performing Arts: Journey to Coron

25 June 2014

REVIEW: An obscure Verdi opera performed by Washington Concert Opera is well received.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: Madcap Mayhem

Performing Arts: Madcap Mayhem

20 June 2014

REVIEW: Detective shenanigans in Signature's 'Cloak and Dagger' satire.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: The 9-to-5 War

Performing Arts: The 9-to-5 War

19 June 2014

REVIEW: Emotional toll of drone wars hits home in Studio’s ‘Grounded.’

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: That Magic Moment

Performing Arts: That Magic Moment

13 June 2014

REVIEW: Rediscovering all that sparkles in Coward’s ‘Private Lives.'

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: The Greatest Question of All

Performing Arts: The Greatest Question of All

09 June 2014

REVIEW: Theater J’s scintillating debate for two intellectual giants.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts:  Philadelphia Lady Remembered

Performing Arts: Philadelphia Lady Remembered

29 May 2014

WPA hosted 75th anniversary celebration of Marian Anderson's historic Lincoln Memorial concert.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: Musical Memories

Performing Arts: Musical Memories

22 May 2014

REVIEW: Preserving rock n’ roll’s greatest hits with ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ at Arena.

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Performing Arts: Three men and a dog get into a boat…

Performing Arts: Three men and a dog get into a boat…

20 May 2014

REVIEW: And hilarity ensues in Synetic’s Jerome play.

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Performing Arts: ‘Threepenny’ Showstoppers

Performing Arts: ‘Threepenny’ Showstoppers

07 May 2014

REVIEW: Signature's Natascia Diaz among the standouts with 'Mack the Knife.'

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Performing Arts: A Prince of a Guy

Performing Arts: A Prince of a Guy

29 April 2014

REVIEW: Shakespeare Theatre takes on 'Henry IV' with Stacy Keach.

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Performing Arts: A Frolicking Good Time

Performing Arts: A Frolicking Good Time

24 April 2014

REVIEW: Fiasco’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” breathes life into Shakespeare’s ‘weakest’ play.

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Performing Arts:  The Fleming Charm

Performing Arts: The Fleming Charm

24 April 2014

REVIEW: Star soprano Renée Fleming joins the NSO for an evening of Strauss.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: Golda Hour

Performing Arts: Golda Hour

22 April 2014

REVIEW: Tovah Feldshuh delivers powerful one-woman show in ‘Golda’s Balcony’ at Theater J.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: A Meeting of the Minds

Performing Arts: A Meeting of the Minds

10 April 2014

REVIEW: Arena's 'Camp David' an emotional walk down memory lane.

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Performing Arts:  Happy Birthday Verdi

Performing Arts: Happy Birthday Verdi

08 April 2014

REVIEW: The Washington Chorus celebrated the music of Giuseppe Verdi in grand style.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: More Than a Moment

Performing Arts: More Than a Moment

01 April 2014

REVIEW: Lasting impressions with Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Brief Encounter.’

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Common Ground

Performing Arts: Common Ground

31 March 2014

REVIEW: Theater J’s minimalist ‘The Admission’ tackles hard truths behind Middle East conflict.

Posted in Editor's Picks

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