Theater

Theater Outing This Weekend: Annie for Kids

Posted March 17th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Theater Outing This Weekend: Annie for Kids

This review was written by my husband, who went to the show with our daughter and our best friend’s daughter. For the last 40 years, “Annie” has specialized in placing adorable kids with 1,000-watt smiles onstage to delight audiences with their spunkiness and enthusiasm.  The touring production of “Annie,” now […]

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Synetic Theater’s Romeo and Juliet: Review

Posted February 22nd, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Synetic Theater’s Romeo and Juliet: Review

I’m happy to share another theater review from our resident teen critic, Lexie, a ninth grader at a Montgomery County high school. Below is her review of Romeo and Juliet at the Synetic Theater. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic story of two star-crossed lovers. The two teenagers are desperately in love […]

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GIVEAWAY: ANNIE at the National Theatre

Posted February 12th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Giveaways, Theater

GIVEAWAY: ANNIE at the National Theatre

ANNIE was my very first vinyl record. I was six years old and the musical was more popular than ever. It had been on a immensely popular national tour, and the movie adaptation had come out and was my very favorite movie. So, my mom bought me the movie soundtrack, and I played […]

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Family Friendly Theater: Akeelah and the Bee

Posted December 9th, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Family Friendly Theater: Akeelah and the Bee

AKEELAH AND THE BEE, now running at Arena Stage through December 27, 2015, is a joyous, moving tale 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson’s improbable rise from an impoverished neighborhood to the national finals of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee.  The play, adapted by Cheryl L. West from the 2006 film of the same […]

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Hansel and Gretel come to Encore Stage and Studio

Posted November 10th, 2015 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

Hansel and Gretel come to Encore Stage and Studio

Hansel & Gretel at Encore Stage & Studio is a delightful and well-acted production. With tight pacing and a clear sense of momentum, the play felt polished and professional, even though the oldest performers on stage were only sophomores in high school, and most were middle schoolers or younger. When a production is […]

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How Shrek: The Musical saved my summer

Posted October 17th, 2015 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

How Shrek: The Musical saved my summer

Taking my kids to see Shrek: The Musical at Encore Stage & Studio saved our summer. It’s three months later, and I am still humming along and sending up gratitude for such a fun show. We have attended loads of performances with Encore, and my kids have done some of their […]

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