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Silver Belles ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright November 29, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Naomi Jacobson (Bo Jack) and Dan Manning (Earl). Photo by Christopher Mueller

Composer and lyricist, Matt Conner (past Sig shows include Crossing, The Hollow, Nevermore, and Partial Eclipse) in collaboration with lyricist, Stephen Gregory Smith gets us in the Christmas spirit with the […]

Kid Victory – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright March 3, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

Jake Winn (Luke) and Christiane Noll (Eileen) in Kid Victory – Photo by Margot Schulman.

Luke is frightened. He can’t relate to anyone anymore and can’t explain where he’s been. At seventeen he vanished and now, one year later, he’s returned to his middle […]

The Threepenny Opera – Signature Theatre

Jordan wright April 29, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Photo of Mitchell Jarvis by Christopher Mueller.

Is capitalism and corruption as pervasive today as when Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill wrote The Threepenny Opera in 1920’s Germany? They certainly thought so then basing their theme on John Gay’s 1728 The Beggar’s Opera. […]

Gypsy At Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright December 27, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times

Louise (Maria Rizzo) becomes Gypsy Rose Lee in the musical “Gypsy.” – Photo by Teresa Wood.

When lyricist Stephen Sondheim and composer Jule Styne’s original production of Gypsy hit Broadway in 1959 I witnessed Ethel Merman play Rose, a role that […]

Deck the Halls with Lots of Show Tunes! A Broadway Christmas Carol Comes to MetroStage

Special to the Alexandria Times Jordan Wright November 22, 2010

Donna as Baby Fan

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me. 31 well-known Broadway show tunes, 23 wig changes, 20 separate costume changes and 4 sprightly cast members in a theatre where there are no bad seats in one […]