Reviews -- Entertainment

MidAtlantic USA
This section contains reviews of current and ongoing productions of theatrical and musical performances in the MidAtlantic region.

BSO Contest and Season End Events in Baltimore star
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is closing out its 2008-2009 performance season, but there's still enough music left for you to enjoy great music well into the summer. There's also a singing contest, too!

Cool Papa's Party at Metro Stage -- Interview star
Read more about choreography Maurice Hines and the cast and crew who put together Cool Papa´s Party, now playing at MetroStage Theater in Alexandria, VA.

Cool Papa's Party at Metro Stage in Virginia star
The legendary Maurice Hines brings Broadway to Arlington, VA, with rousing choreography in Cool Papa´s Party at Metro Stage Theater. This musical is entertaining, energetic, and dazzling from beginning to end.

DC Fashion Makers at Ida's Idea Boutique star
New York and Los Angeles aren't the only trendsetting areas in the United States. Washington, D.C. is also home to several noteworthy boutiques. Join me as I venture into Ida's Idea Boutique near Chinatown and talk with designer Carolyn Wilbourne about the Wilbourn Sisters collection.

Funeral Potatoes at the Source Theater in DC star
Funeral Potatoes is the new, one-woman dramatic comedy now playing at the Source Theater in Washington, D.C.

Legacy of Light at Arena Stage in Virginia star
Legacy of Light is the latest world premiere from local DC award-winning playwright Karen Zacharias. See it now at Arena Stage in Arlington, Virginia.

Mahalia at MetroStage in Alexandria, VA star
The cast of Mahalia have what my mother would call “the anointing,” that special gift from God that is one’s talent. And that would be appropriate because Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel and subject of the eponymous musical, had the very same gift: the gift of music and song.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Review star
The Round House Theater in Bethesda, Maryland, is now running One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest with stellar performances from Matthew Detmer and Kathryn Kelly. It´s a must-see Broadway-worthy production.

Pearl Bailey...By Request star
Enjoy the soulful sounds of the legendary Pearl Bailey in this world premiere MetroStage production of Pearl Bailey...By Request. The show runs now until Nov. 10th.

Quilts for Obama in Washington, DC star
Curator Roland L. Freeman has teamed up with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and artists around the world to present "Quilts for Obama," which features quilts from MidAtlantic artists as well as a special contribution from the family of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Roller Derby Art in Washington, DC star
Up and coming pop artist Cory Orberndorfer is now on display at the Gallery at Flashpoint in Washington, DC. His latest work celebrates the spirit of roller derby that has taken women across the United States by storm. Read this article excerpting a release describing the show and the artist here.

Roller Derby USA star
Not much into sports? Have you tried roller derby? This decades-old sport is finding a resurgence across the country and you can find a game all over the MidAtlantic.

Sophisticated Ladies at Lincoln Theater in DC star
Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies chronicles the music of the legendary jazz player Duke Ellington. With original music written by Ellington and performed by a full jazz band, the musical is a sensuous production that titillates the mind and ears as much as it stimulates the soul.

The Fantastics at Arena Stage in DC star
The longest running musical off Broadway is now on U Street in Washington, DC at Arena Stage. The show is The Fantastics, a story of a ready-made match between Louisa (Addi McDaniel), a school girl wrapped in fairytale dreams, and Matt (Timothy Ware), a bookish young man blindsided by love.

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