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  • Fantastic Farce

    Nuclear Family: Reese, Harris, Frith and McGinn (Photo by Carol Pratt )      Even if you've seen productions of What the Butler Saw, the final...

  • Sacred Ground

    Two on the Twelfth: Sutton and Twyford (Photo by Stan Barouh ) Has enough time passed since the horror of September 11 that the terrorists'...

  • Good Eats

    Lord I was born a wrestling man: Tweel and Fry. (Photo by Ian Armstrong)      Generally speaking, processed meat is not a subject for close...

  • Broadway Beauty

    Big Mama: Fierstein      Well, praise the gods of Broadway. The fantastic buzz on Hairspray, the latest musical to hit the boards on the Great...

  • Final Examination

    Little Lady: Blair Brown as Desiree (Photo by Joan Marcus)      Settle down, class. Our summer session in Sondheim analysis isn't over just yet. But...

  • Striking Discord

    Scott Fortier as The Son. (Photo by Fredde Lieberman)      ''A work of art dealing with the night, especially a dreamy, pensive composition for the...

  • Stirring Passion

    The 1994 musical Passion is an exquisite examination of romantic desire turned into destructive obsession, and it's replete with some of composer Stephen Sondheim's most...

  • Powerful Project

    Multiple personalities: The Laramie Project cast. (Photo by Stan Barouh)      Theatre as documentary. As investigation. As memorial. As catharsis. As condemnation. As redemption.     ...

  • Great Timing

    Three's Company: Esparza, Hayden and Shor (photo Joan Marcus)      A story with a happy ending, but it has to be told in reverse chronological...

  • Less Filling

    I have to wonder if the praise the Broadway musical adaptation of the British film The Full Monty has earned is really about critics and...

  • Royal Disapointment

    Elton John is no Andrew Lloyd Webber. Now, that can be taken as criticism or compliment, but it's an unavoidable comparison when composer John's name...

  • Mundane Musical

         Elsewhere across the Potomac, American Century Theater is also represented with a revival of Danny and Sylvia, the musical it premiered earlier this season...

  • Rear View Mirror

    Familiar Territory: Rauscher and Dolliver with Karen Shotts.      Let us consider the art of imitation. More specifically, the ''art'' of imitating beloved...

  • Go Figure

         Loving the Wendy MacLeod play The House of Yes and its subsequent film adaptation, I knew deep inside my bones that MacLeod's satirical black...

  • Back in Time

    The Diaries      Does it take all the bells and whistles Arena Stage gave Tom Walker last season to make a new John...