Theater

Sound of Music at Kennedy Center: Must See This Summer

Sound of Music at Kennedy Center: Must See This Summer

Posted June 27th, 2017 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is at the Kennedy Center Opera House now through July 16, and if you’re a fan of the Rodgers & Hammerstein music or movie and miss this opportunity for a family-friendly theatrical experience, you’ll regret it. The beautiful new production, directed by three-time Tony Award winner […]

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RENT Wraps 20th Anniversary Tour at National Theatre

Posted June 22nd, 2017 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

RENT Wraps 20th Anniversary Tour at National Theatre

This post was written by special contributors Beth and Abby Weaver. The 20th anniversary tour of RENT, wrapping this week at the National Theatre, wows the audience.  Based on Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème,” this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical follows the lives of seven struggling artists during one year against […]

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Fun Home: Wonderful Musical to See With Your Teen

Posted April 24th, 2017 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Fun Home: Wonderful Musical to See With Your Teen

This review is written by my husband, who attended the Fun Home premiere with our daughter. FUN HOME, the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for best musical, opens with childhood playfulness, moves to celebrate first love, and closes with the unbearable shame and bitterness of middle-aged regrets.  Every minute […]

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A Raisin in the Sun Is A Must-See Classic

Posted April 12th, 2017 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

A Raisin in the Sun Is A Must-See Classic

Although many of us may not be able to make it up to New York to see “Sweat” on Broadway, how appropriate that we DCists can see “A Raisin in the Sun” at Arena Stage. Lynn Nottage, who is African American, just won her second Pulitzer Prize for Drama, so […]

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Holiday Show: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Posted December 16th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Holiday Show: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This post was written by our contributor Melissa MooreWhen my family found out that Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical was coming to The National Theatre, my kids were simply buzzing with excitement. Our family loves the Grinch! As toddlers my kids were gifted with a copy […]

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Adventure Theatre’s C.S. Lewis Adaptation

Posted December 8th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Adventure Theatre’s C.S. Lewis Adaptation

This post was written by our contributor Melissa Moore Step into the magical land of Narnia with snowball fights and Turkish delight at Adventure Theatre’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Within the first few minutes of Adventure Theatre’s production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, siblings […]

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Carousel – A Bittersweet, Classic Musical

Posted November 25th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Carousel – A Bittersweet, Classic Musical

We are lucky to have so many choices for world-class local theater here in the DC area, and one of the premiere sources of live performances is Arena Stage. It’s latest revival of a classic musical is a must-see, either with an older child (teenager) or on a date night […]

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