Friday, March 8, Falls Church’s live music venue, the State Theatre, will be given over as a “safe space” for LGBTQ persons to assemble, something the principal organizer of the event hopes will become a regular happening in the Little City. David Tax of Clare and Don’s Beach Shack, next […]
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Lipetz beamed while noting the Herndon show was one of the best experiences of her young life, though she also knows it will be hard to let it go after this weekend’s final run.
It started with her asking, “What kind of musician am I at heart, beyond just traditional bluegrass?” From there Hull began writing and playing more music unencumbered by people’s idea of how she should be writing and performing.
Bluegrass music typically conjures up images of dusty rural folk posted up on a wooden porch with a “XXX” bottle nearby serving as the inspiration and compensation for a good song. And while that may hold true in some corners of the country, Falls Church’s own Leesburg Pike Bluegrass brings […]
For its holiday-themed play of the season, the Providence Players of Fairfax chose an extremely ambitious adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” by Rob Zapple that’s set in Missouri during the Great Depression. The classic Dickens iteration follows a miserly businessman in 18th-Century London, Ebenezer Scrooge (played here by […]
By Elisabeth Snyder What is one to expect in a half-century old, Tony-award winning show called “The Pajama Game”? Certainly, some sexiness or a love story. But what the show delivers is so much more: A tale of two workers for Sleep Tite Pajama Company, one the superintendent and one […]
After sold out runs in 2014 and 2017, the Creative Cauldron (410 S. Maple Ave., Retail 116, Falls Church) is reviving “Madeline’s Christmas” once more for the 2018 holiday season, running from Dec. 6 – 23. In this musical adaptation, Madeline’s schoolmates and tutor are all sick in bed on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]