The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents Heaven Can Wait, a play written by Harry Segall about a boxer taken from his body sixty years before his death date by an over-eager angel. Unable to return to his own body, the boxer is given one of a recently murdered millionaire tycoon. This production is directed by [...]
The Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre presents The Mousetrap, a murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Agatha Christie. Based on a real-life case, The Mousetrap opened in London, 1952, and is still going strong, holding the world record for a play with the longest initial run. Jeffrey B. Davis directs this suspenseful and thrilling production.
Rep Stage presents Yellowman, an intensely powerful love story between two childhood friends from a Gullah community in South Carolina Lowcountry, written by Dael Orlandersmith. Kasi Campbell directs this highly emotional production, where the characters must struggle through a world of hate that stems from race, class, and social prejudice. Scenic Designer Terry Cobb keeps [...]
Imagination Stage presents P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, where the beloved classic Pinocchio is re-imagined for a newer, tech-savvy generation. Powerhouse talent Psalmayene 24 boasts the titles of playwright, director, and performer (as P.Nokio himself!) in this energetic visual feast that children and parents will both love.
With breathtaking technical designs and some of the best directing and acting I’ve seen in years, The Gaming Table is well worth one of your evenings. It’s an extraordinary battle of wits and banter in a play where the women are strong-minded and independent, and the men, well…they just have to deal…
Performer and Puppet Designer Christopher Piper stands behind this platform, on which he attends to several marionettes at once, each with a distinct voice and personality. I always have such a fun time when I visit The Puppet Co., and today was no different. With a great score and playful, fun marionettes, Peter and the Wolf is a hit with both children and their parents.
Adventure Theatre presents The Snowy Day, a production based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. Jessica Burgess directs the story of a child exploring his first snowfall to life, with music and lyrics by Darius Smith. Scenic Designer Timothy Jones uses large, bold-colored slats to resemble apartment buildings, around which sit glittery snow [...]
Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Fiddler on the Roof, the timeless and beloved musical about faith, love, tradition, and hardships. Directed by Robert M. Kelly, this thrilling production yields plenty of humor and zest despite the trying subject matter. This is due in part to the superb music direction by Rollin E. Wehman, which is [...]
The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a wacky musical comedy about the prospect of winning, losing, and competition through the eyes of children. This madcap production is directed by Frank D. Shutts II, with musical direction by Christopher A. Tomasino.
When Christmastime comes around, there is one standout show that pops up all over town: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. A theatre and audience favorite, this production is re-imagined countless times, with each venue bringing its own unique qualities to the classic. However, with so many choices, which performance should you pick? Director Hans Bachmann adapts this famed story into one that musical lovers would particularly favor, presented by the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents A Christmas Carol, the beloved holiday classic by Charles Dickens about a miserly old man that is visited by three cautionary spirits on Christmas Eve. This superb production, directed by Robin Parker, has won the title of my personal favorite holiday show of the year.