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  • Awkward 'Aliens'

    A theatergoer just might get lost daydreaming during The Aliens, plotting an escape out of the Studio Theatre's intimate, second-floor Milton Theatre. That is, of...

  • My Fair Musical

    Funny, joyful and generally festive, Arena Stage's My Fair Lady is a pleaser. Grey heads will bob nostalgically, children will delight, and lovers of the...

  • North Pole Longing

    {GMCW: Born This Way (Photo by Ward Morrison)} ''Mrs. Claus is going to be very classy, with maybe just a hint of Karen Walker,'' says...

  • Folksy Feeling

    If your idea of a fun Saturday night is popping a cold one and tuning the radio to A Prairie Home Companion, then you should...

  • Lingering Accents

    ''I think it's a universal story that's quite specific to this moment in time in America,'' says Arena Stage's artistic director Molly Smith, who directed...

  • Cox Appeal

    For the record, Deborah Cox does not think she's a gay man trapped in a straight woman's body. ''I've never looked at myself like that,''...

  • Bombs Away

    All My Sons opens with a terrible thunderstorm – made more ominous by incorporating the sounds of fighter jets and bombs bursting in air. It's...

  • Off the Gay Grid

    As far as humorist Mike Albo knows, his older brother Dave Albo hasn't taken anti-gay stances as an elected official representing Fairfax County in the...

  • Flock of Foul

    ''There is nothing in the world as amazing as something that is neither completely clear, nor completely unclear,'' goes one of the morals imparted in...

  • Theater Booster

    ''By several different measures, Washington is the nation's largest theater community outside of New York,'' says Buzz Mauro. ''It's a great theater town, but it...

  • Four Legs Good

    In this age in which every successful fantasy or adventure novel has been – or will be – fully ''realized'' via computer generation, there is...

  • Dirty Truth

    Right now there's a freestanding toilet in a remote section of the third-floor stage at Studio Theatre. There's also a lot of dirt on the...

  • Horse Play

    {Warhorse (Photo by Brinkhoff Mogenburg)} Christopher Mai is a dancer by training, and has done some previous work with puppets. But for his latest role?...

  • Almost Like Clockwork

    Anthony Burgess came to loathe so intensely the one piece of literature he's best known for, a few years before he died he created a...

  • Love Hate

    With its nightmare-filled bank of jumbled TV screens – always on and always ready – Synetic's dance-theater interpretation of Jekyll and Hyde suggests mightily that...

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