‘Civil War Christmas’ Shines at Tysons’ 1st Stage

December 6, 2018 1:00 PM0 comments

With the holidays and their all-encompassing cheer afoot, 1st Stage Theatre in Tysons is putting a historical spin on the season with their showing of “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration.” Taking place in 1864 on Christmas Eve in Washington, D.C., the play weaves together the stories of […]

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Signature Theatre’s ‘Billy Elliot’ Continues Play’s Storied Legacy

November 30, 2018 1:00 PM0 comments

Arlington’s Signature Theatre in the heart of the Shirlington district is now performing “Billy Elliot the Musical” through January 6. In my life as a devotee of the musical theatre, I rank this show as my Number One. I’ve seen it multiple times in New York, the Kennedy Center and […]

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Cappies Review Hails George Mason High School’s ‘Chicago’ Production

November 22, 2018 9:00 AM0 comments

Last weekend’s spectacular George Mason High School production of “Chicago,” was called “a fantastic retelling of one of the most produced musicals of all time” by W.T. Woodson High School’s Marlaina Horewitz, selected by the Cappies of the National Capital Area program to write the student review for the show. […]

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Awarded Journalist and Film Consultant Talks Role in Rob Reiner Production

November 16, 2018 6:00 PM0 comments

As someone who has spent a storied journalism career capturing other people’s stories, John Walcott never envisioned himself being the center of attention. For this reason, it was pretty surprising when he got a call a couple years ago about a movie in development that was partially based on his […]

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Dogwood Tavern Honors Hugh Brown with ‘Mr. Brown’s Rusty Nail’

November 9, 2018 4:06 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s Dogwood Tavern is honoring Hugh Brown, the longtime owner of Brown’s Hardware who passed away Monday at the age of 92, with a cocktail. “Mr. Brown’s Rusty Nail,” will be available starting Monday as the Little City sports bar’s drink of the week. The twist on the classic […]

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‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ Returns to Creative Cauldron

November 8, 2018 2:04 PM0 comments

Oh, the cleverness of this production! Back again after four years as a Learning Theater offering of Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron, “Peter Pan and Wendy” opened last weekend and will run through Nov. 18. This is a show that delights all ages and once again showcases the enormous talents that […]

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