Cauldron’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ is an Energetic, Passionate Production

June 22, 2017 3:51 PM0 comments

The current, virtually sold-out production of Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” at Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron is a bona fide replica of the original adaptation to the stage first produced by the British Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987.

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Book Review: “To Dream, Anatomy of a Humachine 1”

June 21, 2017 4:20 PM0 comments

By J. Roslyn Louis K. Lowy does a stellar job unveiling a complicated plot with many moving parts in the first novel of his new series: To Dream, Anatomy of a Humachine. His protagonist, Dr. Niyati Bopari, is a brilliant roboticist and bio-physicist who mourns her beloved son, Jay, a […]

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Providence Players End 19th Season with ‘Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike’ Saturday

June 15, 2017 12:24 PM0 comments

It’s no wonder that “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” won the Tony for Best Play in 2013. It’s a marvelous choice for the last show of this season’s productions by the Providence Players of Fairfax who present the (strictly) adult family comedy laced with seriousness, too. Imagine three […]

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Mason High’s Lydia Gompper Scores ‘Graduating Critic’ Award at Cappies Gala

June 12, 2017 5:20 PM0 comments

George Mason High School senior Lydia Gompper won the Graduating Critic award at the 18th Annual ‘Cappies’ Gala held at the Kennedy Center Sunday night.

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Press Pass: Mud Morganfield

June 9, 2017 12:05 PM0 comments

In preparation for the 24th annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival set to take place in venues all across Falls Church this weekend, Larry “Mud” Morganfield, son of blues legend Muddy Waters, shared some of his time with the News-Press to enlighten us about the way of the blues. Everyone’s got […]

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Book Review: Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog

May 30, 2017 11:57 AM0 comments

By J. Roslyn Martin is a dog who stars in a forthcoming ABC television show called, “Downward Dog.” He has written Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog, a poetic homage to his life, his poop, his food and to his beloved human, Nan. Of course, since […]

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After ‘Kaleidoscope,’ Nancy Scott Discusses Late Husband’s Battle With Alzheimer’s

May 26, 2017 12:09 PM0 comments

By Orrin Konheim The audience for Creative Cauldron’s latest play, “Kaleidoscope,” this past Sunday was treated to a post-show discussion with Nancy Scott, the wife of the late Virginia State Delegate Jim Scott, who opened up about her experiences losing her husband after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. The […]

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F.C. Native Nils Westergard Debuts 1st Solo Art Exhibit at D.C. Gallery

May 19, 2017 9:29 AM0 comments

The Falls Church native Nils Westergard is an artist on the rise thanks to his distinctive stencil-driven style that has graced brick, concrete and stucco sidings everywhere from Australia to the Czech Republic to his current home in Richmond.

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Creative Cauldron’s ‘Kaleidoscope’: A Beautiful & Difficult Portrayal of Alzheimer’s

May 16, 2017 6:19 PM0 comments

The current offering at Falls Church’s own award-winning Creative Cauldron theater is a world premiere musical by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith entitled “Kaleidoscope,” running through May 28.

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F.C.’s Creative Cauldron Scores Pair of Helen Hayes Winners

May 15, 2017 11:22 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron acting performance institution further secured its regional reputation Monday night with Helen Hayes Award wins in two major acting categories. Winning as the Best Lead Actress in a Musical was Iyona Blake and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical was Tiara Whaley, both for their performances […]

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