Mason’s ‘Metamorphoses’ Does Ancient Poem Justice

May 3, 2018 10:15 AM0 comments

The student team who shared talents and resources with the professional staff of the George Mason High School theater arts department made a big splash, in fact a number of them, in its delightful production of the ancient Roman poet Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” at the GMHS auditorium last weekend. In another […]

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Creative Cauldron’s ‘Witch’ Dazzles & Delights

April 26, 2018 11:40 AM0 comments

This fourth installment, entitled “Witch,” in the Falls Church-based Creative Cauldron’s “Bold New Works for Intimate Stages” project that began its run last weekend is bold, is new and is creative to the max. It is a very edifying production in the purest spirit of the feminist mystique, doing justice […]

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Glowing Cappies Reception for Stuart’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

April 17, 2018 1:25 PM0 comments

By Maggie Klein Young love, rebellious daughters, magic spells, and dinglehoppers?  It’s the perfect recipe for a fin-tastic fairytale. “Life is better down where it’s wetter,” but don’t take it from me; swim on down under the sea to find out for yourself in J.E.B. Stuart High School’s bubbly rendition […]

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Spring Plays on the Bill at F.C. Schools

April 12, 2018 9:30 AM0 comments

This spring’s high school theater offerings in the Falls Church area are right around the corner and are sure treats for audiences. ‘The Little Mermaid’ at J.E.B. Stuart High School “The Little Mermaid” is a musical based on one of writer Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic […]

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Providence Players’ ‘The Front Page’ Brings The Life of 1920s Journalists to the Masses

April 11, 2018 7:27 PM0 comments

In their penultimate play of the 2017-2018 season, the Providence Players of Fairfax tackle the world of yellow journalism and Chicago crime in the classic 1928 stage comedy “The Front Page.” The original play, which is presented word-for-word here minus the racist language, is a significantly different beast than the […]

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Local Filmmaker’s New Documentary Explores Artist’s Connection to Family

March 29, 2018 2:47 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s native son Bob Burnett will be premiering his short film, “Edward Hopper and the Marshall House” at the 4th Annual Northern Virginia International Film Festival this Monday, April 2 at the Angelika Film Center and Café at Mosaic District.

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F.C. Episcopal’s Organ Up to the Task of Saint-Saens’ 3rd Symphony

March 26, 2018 11:03 AM0 comments

If there is one word to describe Camille Saint-Saens’ Third Symphony, known as the Organ Symphony, is would be “big.” Some have said that it would fill the Grand Canyon with its sound. Truly, it is a reason why I tell friends that they haven’t experienced that work until they […]

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City of Fried Chicken

March 19, 2018 9:15 AM0 comments

Along with the recent Little City Restaurant Revolution, there’s been a bit of a Falls Church fried chicken revolution as well.

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Brilliant ‘Don Carlo’ Soiled By Final Scene Suicide

March 12, 2018 6:33 PM0 comments

Don Carlo commits suicide at the end? Not on your life! The Washington National Opera’s otherwise brilliant production of Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” after three-plus hours of magnificent singing and acting on the singular theme of an heroic striving to bring freedom to the oppressed against the machinations of an evil […]

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Press Pass: Lee DeWyze

February 20, 2018 12:58 PM0 comments

Landing a spot – and even more so, winning – American Idol is seen as once-in-a-lifetime launch pad for a music career. However, as previous Idol winners have shown us, being the last man (or woman) standing hardly foreshadows a steady music career afterwards. That’s why Lee DeWyze, Idol’s winner […]

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