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Mary Poppins Soars at Encore

Mary Poppins Soars at Encore

Posted July 19th, 2016 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

The wind blew Mary Poppins into Arlington last weekend, and she’ll be returning for four more shows July 21 through July 24. Encore Stage & Studio is “theatre by kids for kids,” but in the summer, they do a production that includes professional actors. So this show has a different feel than the ones […]

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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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Summer song and dance at Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Posted July 21st, 2015 by Jessica Haney in concert, Entertainment, Green, music, Uncategorized

Summer song and dance at Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Seeing the Native Pride Dancers perform at Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods was a delightful way to inaugurate the first post-camp week of summer break. The Theatre-in-the-Woods truly is a gem I was glad to get back to this year. At nine years old, my son fondly remembers seeing Steve Songs when I was pregnant with his […]

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A Peek Inside the First Indoor National Book Festival

Posted August 30th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Uncategorized

A Peek Inside the First Indoor National Book Festival

The Library of Congress National Book Festival is still going until 10 p.m. this evening, so I’m no expert about how many people are attending this year, but I present this scientific estimate: A lot. I know that many folks — including one of this year’s top readers, Alice McDermott, […]

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Training to runDisney for Charity

Posted August 26th, 2014 by Sandie in Uncategorized

Training to runDisney for Charity

I’m running a 10K, but it’s not for me. I’m running it as a gift for my daughter, who turns 10 in November and wants to run a 10K as her 10th birthday. She asked to run for charity, and she chose’s Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization that helps children […]

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