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Cats ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright September 21, 2019

Cats! Lots of cats! Twenty-six, in fact. Most especially Jellicle cats – the ones T. S. Elliot told of in “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic blockbuster is in town for a short run, and this is the musical to see. Full stop.

As the […]

Jesus Christ Superstar ~ At The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Jordan Wright July 24, 2018 Special to The Alexandria Times

When composers Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber brought their controversial musical sing-through to the Broadway stage in 1971, four-and-a-half decades ago, it wasn’t heralded by critics. In fact, the mixed reviews didn’t bode well for the young men who at the time had […]

The Phantom of the Opera ~ Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright July 24, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

The news was worrisome and unexpected. A sudden trip to the hospital sent Phantom lead Chris Mann in for an emergency appendectomy, thus delaying media review night for an extra week. For the many who ask why we haven’t reviewed a show you’ve already seen, […]

Evita – Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright October 6, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Sean MacLaughlin as Juan Peron and Caroline Bowman as Eva – Photo credit Richard Termine

When we mention the names Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber we are floating around in the pantheonic stratosphere of most beloved collaborators ever to hit the […]

The Charms of Airlie House and The Castleton Festival – An Engaging Duet in the Countryside

Jordan Wright July 11, 2013 Special to DC Metro Theater Arts and LocalKicks

Airlie House – photo credit Jordan Wright

It is with heavy heart that I divulge to my dear readers one of my secret pleasures – because not to share my latest adventures is anathema to my […]