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Three Sistahs – At MetroStage

Jordan Wright September 23, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times 

Three Sistahs-Bernardine Mitchell, Roz White, Ashley Ware Jenkins – Photo credit: Chris Banks

I’m not sure why I’m writing a review of Three Sistahs, Thomas W. Jones II’s multi-award winning musical comedy-drama that opens MetroStage’s 30th season. Thrice presented by Producing Artistic Director, Carolyn [...]

Ella, First Lady of Song At MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 4, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times 

Freda Payne as Ella Fitzgerald – photo credit Chris Banks

Maurice Hines wants to entertain you, in the same way he’s entertained audiences through seven decades from Broadway to Vegas, and most recently at DC’s Arena Stage where his show Maurice [...]

Gee’s Bend at MetroStage

Jordan Wright September 17, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times 

Roz White as Sadie and Margo Moorer as Nella in Gee’s Bend – Photo credit Chris Banks

“I had a vision.  Like the story passed down by my grandfather,” says Sadie Pettway, though she wasn’t a Pettway yet, at least not [...]

Ladies Swing the Blues – A Jazz Fable

Jordan Wright January 28, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times

Lori Williams, Anthony Manough, Yvette Spears, Sandy Bainum, Roz White Photo credit: Christopher Banks

The pioneering influence that Charlie “Yardbird” Parker made on the world of jazz, blues and bebop in the mid-twentieth century is the most inextricable [...]

His Eye Is On The Sparrow Tells it Like it Was At MetroStage

Jordan Wright January 2011 Special to The Alexandria Times

Bernardine Mitchell as Ethel Waters in His Eye is on the Sparrow at MetroStage photo credit: Colin Hovde

“It’s important that the truth come out,” insists Bernardine Mitchell, star of His Eye is on the Sparrow, MetroStage’s production of the life and music of Ethel [...]