Results tagged “Signature Theatre” from Spotlight

Yes, it's true: Signature Theatre presents a world premiere musical adapted from the 1985 novel Beaches, best remembered as the 1988 weepy film starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. The theater's Eric Schaeffer directs Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot). The book's author Iris Rainer Dart did the adaptation, with ... [Read]

Matt Conner Plays the Christmas Hits at Signature Theatre

By Doug Rule
December 11, 2013 4:41 PM |
One of two holiday music cabarets this season at Signature Theatre, A Matt Conner Christmas features local gay actor and musical composer Matt Conner (Crossing, Nevermore) singing and playing piano, performing some of his favorite Christmas standards -- “Children, Go Where I Send Thee” and “Ave Maria” among them -- as well as a few of his own original holiday ... [Read]

Don't Miss The (Show) Boat on Two Classics

By Doug Rule
June 28, 2013 6:12 PM |
Got a hankering for a classic musical? It’s pretty easy to get a fix around this theater-loving town. Generally there’s at least one classic being staged somewhere nearby. A glance at the calendar proves that that axiom will mostly hold for the remainder of 2013. Next week opening in previews, for example, is a Studio Theatre production of The Rocky ... [Read]

Don't moan to me that you have nothing to do this weekend. There's plenty to do. Here are four incredible examples. To start, there's the always reliable Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. The troupe is presenting "Side by Side," featuring the chorus's two stellar vocal ensembles, Rock Creek Singers and Potomac Fever, both sharing the spotlight in an intimate ... [Read]

The Helen Hayes Awards nominees for 2012, DC's theater awards, were announced on Monday, Feb. 27, and include nominees ranging from fifteen nominations, including Outstanding Resident Play, for Synetic Theater's King Lear to nine nominations, including Outstanding Resident Musical, for Signature Theatre's Hairspray to six nominations -- including two Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play, nominations -- ... [Read]

A Second Chance at Signature

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 27, 2011 10:46 AM |
Shirlington’s Signature Theatre offers yet another world premiere musical this season -- A Second Chance, with book, music and lyrics by Ted Shen (director of Signature’s Giant). Shen’s intimate musical is about finding love when you're least looking for it. Isn’t that always the case? It stars real-life couple Brian and Diane Sutherland. To Dec. 11. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell ... [Read]

Felicia Curry, James Gardiner, Jake Odmark and Bayla Whitten unite to close out Signature's season with an eclectic evening of the greatest duets ever written for the Broadway stage, accompanied by pianist Howard Breitbart. The Broadway Duets Cabaret Series takes place in the intimate Ark theater space, transformed into a cabaret venue, complete with tables, candlelight and a full-service bar. ... [Read]

Theater Thursday! Art at Signature!

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 28, 2011 9:03 AM |
Three longtime friends debate the purchase by one of a hugely expensive painting in Yasmina Reza's Art. As the friends become increasingly fractious and, eventually, unhinged, they still deliver their one-liners and rueful glances. For although there are a few piquant moments here, this is theatre at a cooler temperature; the kind that lets you keep your emotional distance even ... [Read]

And the Curtain Rises

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 18, 2011 9:07 AM |
And the Curtain Rises is the third part of Signature's American Musical Voices Project, aimed at nurturing new shows. This valentine to musical comedy, a classic backstage comedy about the creation of the first American musical, is from Michael Slade, Joseph Thalken and Mark Campbell. Now playing through April 10. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Tickets are $54 to ... [Read]

The hysterically funny Walter Cronkite is Dead takes place here in Washington, where two women -- representing red state vs. blue state -- have been stranded in an airport bar because storms have grounded airplanes up and down the East Coast. Joe Calarco's play is far more than a tale of opposites in close quarters and its comedy does not ... [Read]

Win tickets to A Fox on the Fairway!

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 2, 2010 7:15 AM |
Signature Theatre presents A Fox on the Fairway, a world premiere comedy from D.C. playwright Ken Ludwig, which pays tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Recalling the Marx Brothers classics, A Fox on the Fairway stars Broadway’s Jeff McCarthy and local favorites Holly Twyford and Andrew Long as it focuses on the stuffy denizens of ... [Read]

A Fox on the Fairway

Posted by Randy Shulman
October 24, 2010 9:14 AM |
Signature Theatre presents A Fox on the Fairway, a world premiere comedy from D.C. playwright Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You), which pays tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Recalling the Marx Brothers' classics, the comedy stars Broadway's Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown, Side Show) and local favorites Holly Twyford (Little Dog Laughed) and Andrew Long (I Am ... [Read]

Signature opens its cabaret season with the songs that got away during the decade that gave us Gypsy, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady and The King and I. Sherri L. Edelen (Sweeney Todd), Erin Driscoll ([title of show]) and Jake Odmark (Tamar and the River) reintroduce you to songs cut from the Broadway songbook -- literally, ... [Read]

Chess at Signature Theatre

Posted by Randy Shulman
September 15, 2010 9:35 AM |
Chess does its very best to make you believe that there is nothing sexier than a board game. Signature Theatre has decided to kick the fall season off with the first major production of the show in nearly 20 years and, while some elements feel just a bit undone, it's a bold choice that delivers genuine rewards. And if you've ... [Read]