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Peter Pan and Wendy ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harmon Hall

Jordan Wright December 18, 2019

Though Peter gets top billing in Lauren Gunderson’s world premiere, make no mistake about it, her interpretation of J. M. Barrie’s classic tale elevates the female roles to star status. As the most produced playwright in America, Gunderson’s imprimatur is writing plays about accomplished women in science and the […]

Billy Elliot the Musical ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright November 10, 2018 Special to The Alexandria Times

The ensemble of Billy Elliot. Photo by Margot Schulman.

The story of Billy Elliot is a tender tale of a boy who dreams of becoming a dancer while growing up in a working-class mining town in Ireland. But it’s so much more. […]

The Taming of the Shrew ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright May 25, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Maulik Pancholy as Katherina and Peter Gadiot as Petruchio. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A curious production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is currently showing at Sidney Harman Hall. I say curious, because it doesn’t have a real identity – unless […]

Cake Off – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright October 10, 2015

As part of this fall’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Director Joe Calarco commissioned American playwright Sheri Wilner and lyricists Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon to write Cake Off – – an original musical. What they came up with is a musical comedy, so off-the-wall sidesplitting that I’m still trying […]