News: ‘Le Rêve’ Making a Unique Splash in Las Vegas

Ballroom Tango. Photo courtesy of the production.

When in Las Vegas your entertainment options are endless. Le Rêve, which is playing at the Wynn, might be one of the most unique and spectacular choices. Entertainment in Las Vegas is done on a grand scale, but I don’t know of any other show on the strip that has a 1.1 million gallon, 27ft […]

News: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Mystère': 20 Years of Theatrical Magic in Las Vegas

Cirque du Soleil's Mystère. Photo courtesy of the production.

My fellow readers, it’s that time of year again when this aging theatre type goes on vacation with his wife Jen to recharge before the upcoming season. The cities this year are Denver and Las Vegas and while there are side trips to the Grand Canyon, Pike’s Peak and even the National Atomic Testing Museum […]

News: Tina Ghandchilar to be Featured Artist for Month of August at LA-TI-DO

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Actress, singer and MD Theatre Guide writer Tina Ghandchilar will be the featured artist for the month of August at LA-TI-DO the place where musical theatre and poetry collide every Monday evening at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Expect to hear anything from showtunes to Disney to pop as Ms. Ghandchilar never dissapoints […]

Concert Review: ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ at Wolf Trap

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis.

On an unusually cool night at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, the stage heated up with the swinging stylings of NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis co-founded the jazz program at Lincoln Center 25 years ago and today the program continues to entertain and educate all over the world. …Wynton […]

Fringe Review: ‘Uniform’ at Gearbox

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Do you remember back in Jr. High School English when your teacher would give you a scenario and ask you what you think the ending is? That is what Pseudostyle Theatre’s Holocaust play called Uniform is like. The piece, written by Aaron Sulkin, was a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. […]

Fringe Review: ‘Killer Quack’ at Goethe Institut-Mainstage

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Stop the presses!! Master storyteller James Judd is back for his tenth anniversary at Capital Fringe with his latest show Killer Quack which features a story that you just can’t make up. Dean Faiello was convicted in 2003 after killing one Maria Cruz with a lidocaine injection into her tongue. Cruz went to Faiello for […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Rachel Stroud-Goodrich and Chris Goodrich

Rachel Stroud-Goddrich and Chris Goodrich

Rachel Stroud-Goodrich and Chris Goodrich are one ambitious theatre couple. They are the C0-Artistic Directors of Unexpected Stage Company which is presenting its first musical called Dani Girl at Randolph Road Theatre (original home of Round House Theatre) in Silver Spring MD, through August 10th. Here is a couple raising three young kids, while holding full-time […]

Fringe Review: ‘Marriage, Lizards and Love’ at the Shop at Fort Fringe

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Good talent gets drawn to a play for many reasons. In the case of Jean P. Bordewich’s predictable and melodramatic play Marriage, Lizards and Love, you have to wonder what that reason was. Julia (Stephanie La Vardera) is a successful lawyer who is married to an opera composer named Henry (Erik Harrison.) Henry is living […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Robert Michael Oliver

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Robert Michael Oliver is currently embodying Walt Whitman in his one man tour de force solo piece called Song of Myself: The Whitman Project. This is the second in Oliver’s American poetry-in-performance series which started with his one man show based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe which also played Capital Fringe. Some of you might […]

Fringe Review: ‘Dream Love’ at The Shop at Fort Fringe

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What happens when you take the dance elements of a Synetic Theater production and merge it with a traditional theatre script? Avalanche Theatre Company’s devised theatre piece Dream Love answers this question. …Dream Love is an interesting merging of dance and traditional theatre and is definitely worth checking out. The show tells the story of six […]

Theatre Review: ‘Gidion’s Knot’ at Forum Theatre

L-R Caroline Stefanie Clay and Katy Carkuff. Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography.

Any play that deals with a hot topic like bullying in school is likely to get a lot of attention from theatre companies across the country. Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams is one of those shows and is currently being presented by Forum Theatre in Silver Spring as a co-production with Next Stop Theatre Company […]

Fringe Review: ‘TAME.’ At Gearbox

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A southern take on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew in Jonelle Walker’s TAME. is being presented by Blind Pug Arts Collective as part of this year’s Capital Fringe festival. Good script, acting and direction make for a great night of theatre and TAME. succeeded in all of these departments. In this interesting  and sometimes moving […]

Fringe Review: ‘Medea’s Got Some Issues’ at Warehouse

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In the theatre the life of an understudy is a hard one. You never know if you are going to get a chance to go on after spending weeks learning a particular role. It’s enough to make you turn bitter as a performer. The esteemed No Rules Theatre Company’s entry into this year’s Capital Fringe […]

Fringe Review: ‘Mandarin Orange’ at Caos on F

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Solo shows need a few elements to make them successful. First the solo performer needs to engage you as an artist. Kate Robards is attractive to look at and has lots of energy onstage so this point is covered in Robards’s solo turn called Mandarin Orange. …a performer with lots of spunk The other thing […]