Monthly Archives: February 2014

Romeo & Juliet – Broadway Screening

This show played on Broadway and I will admit that there was a very brief flicker of interest just because of the name recognition of Orlando Bloom in his Broadway turn as the ill-fated Romeo, but I never would have paid Broadway ticket prices to see the show and I was even uncertain if I … Continue reading »

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The Importance of Being Earnest – STC

When the Shakespeare Theater Company hits it out of the park with a production they typically clear the fence with room to spare and with this production of The Importance of Being Earnest, they not only cleared the fence, they made it look effortless. Is it okay to use sports metaphors to describe theater? Everyone … Continue reading »

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Mother Courage and Her Children-Arena Stage

Arena Stage typically dedicates one show a year to reviving a popular classic musical, and be it Oklahoma! My Fair Lady or Camelot they tend to do a great job with these shows. This year for a change of pace Molly Smith and her band of intrepid actors take on beloved and oft performed musical … Continue reading »

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Violet – Ford’s Theatre

One of my theater practices is that I do not read reviews of a show once I’ve decided to go see it. I don’t want my experience to be tainted by other people’s opinions and expectations. When I saw the ads for the Ford’s Theatre production of Violet,  a show which I knew to be … Continue reading »

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