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All posts tagged "signature theatre"

  • Singing Santas

    Right now, there are surprise gifts in store for everyone at Signature Theatre. ''We're going to put songs in stockings,'' explains singer Bobby Smith, ''and...

  • Untraditional Tidings

    Got the holiday spirit – but tired of tradition? Call it bah-humbug blasphemy, but most area theaters and concert venues aim to entice the average...

  • Musical Trips

    No doubt, you've heard the hype. Last month The Washington Post reported that Signature Theatre decided to stage Dreamgirls, purely and simply, as a showcase...

  • Fun at the Whorehouse

    How does the song go? ''Just lots of good will, and maybe one small thrill, but there's nothing dirty going on.'' {Best Little Whorehouse in...

  • Ring Them Bells

    Ever see a gender-bending twist on ''Cell Block Tango'' from Chicago? ''I think that is so typical of what the show is,'' says Eric Schaeffer...

  • Gay Skate: Xanadu

    ''It appeals to more than just the gay audience, but for some reason it appeals to our sensibility the most,'' says Matthew Gardiner. In fact,...

  • All Skate

    Leg warmers, roller disco, an Aussie pop star cavorting on the big screen as a muse from Greek mythology…. Gee, the '80s got off to...

  • Crossed Lines

    As a piece arriving in the midst of a chattering class that has not only discovered the joy and angst of parenthood but also the...

  • Eastern Edge: 'Brother Russia'

    While 1776 celebrates the Declaration of Independence at Ford's Theatre, revolution is brewing at Signature Theatre, too, in the world premiere of the musical Brother...

  • Nominees for 2012 Helen Hayes Awards Announced

    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...

  • Taking the Stage

    Will today's musicals have lasting cultural relevance? In most cases no, argues Robert Aubrey Davis. ''One hundred years from now,'' says the local arts critic...

  • Big Hair

    After six years on Broadway, national tours and a splashy big-screen adaptation, how much charm could be left in the Charm City of the musical...

  • A Second Chance at Signature

    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...

  • A Musical Mystery

    Adam Gwon got the idea for his new musical The Boy Detective Fails from the most mysterious of places: Amazon.com. The online superstore's complicated algorithms...

  • Tea Time

    Intimate one-man shows are like that friend who's just been on a cooking course. You know, the one who's frantic to make you dinner? On...

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