All posts tagged "kennedy center"

  • Lasting Legacy

    Already this fall there have been several local performances of Verdi's Requiem. The beloved masterwork, as Scott Tucker puts it, ''is often presented kind of...

  • Beefed-Up Ballet

    {Giselle (Photo by Steve Vaccariello)} ''Men in tights.'' Septime Webre laughs after he says that, the first thing that springs to mind when asked what's...

  • One Way or Another

    The funny thing about the Washington National Opera's production of Verdi's The Force of Destiny is that it actually works. Despite an awkward first scene,...

  • Pipe Dreams

    Go figure. The young celebrity musician behind the biggest and loudest musical instrument is himself relatively brash and audacious. Moreover, Cameron Carpenter, the international concert...

  • MOW50: 5 Things to See and Do

    “There’s so much going on in the days leading up to the 28th,” Terri Harris Reed of the George Washington University tells Metro Weekly. She’s...

  • Don’t Miss The (Show) Boat on Two Classics

    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...

  • Don't Miss the Boat

    Deep into Act 1 of Anything Goes, two listless gossipmongers groan that there's nobody famous aboard this voyage of the cruise ship the S.S. American....

  • Bird Brain

    A gloriously neurotic, hilariously self-aware cri de coeur as told through a cleverly irreverent adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird is...

  • Broadway's Musical Wizard

    Stephen Schwartz will make what he calls a ''guest appearance'' with the National Symphony Orchestra this weekend. ''I sing a song with the orchestra towards...

  • Showy Boat

    In a second act scene in Show Boat, the character Magnolia auditions to be a singer at Chicago's popular Trocadero Club. Magnolia was a star...

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