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The Merry Wives of Windsor ~ Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Jordan Wright January 23, 2020

For his staging of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Director Aaron Posner adapts this delectable comedy about sexual jealousy to the 20th C… specifically the burgeoning hippie styles and Mod culture of 1972. It’s the perfect imaginary moment. The Women’s Liberation movement was in full swing and the times […]

Pipeline ~ Studio Theatre

Jordan Wright January 9, 2020

In Dominique Morisseau’s play Pipeline, a direct line is drawn from the consequences resulting from a broken school system to criminal punishment or expulsion for teenagers acting out. That the system is broken, and kids are warehoused in these ever-larger institutions with no remedies for psychological attention, is well […]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder ~ The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Jordan Wright January 21, 2020 Special to The Alexandria Times

Sometimes the hardest reviews to write are the ones in which a show exceeds all expectations. Shows that excel in all facets of production from onstage to backstage. I had a clue it would be a must-see show when I heard that Frank D. […]

NSO Pops: Diana Ross – Music Book 2020 ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright January 9, 2020

Backed by the 25-member The Joyce Garrett Singers, a DC-based gospel choir, the iconic National Symphony Orchestra, and four back-up vocalists, Diana Ross strode onstage to the tune “I’m Coming Out”, her signature walk-on entrance. Swathed in a tangerine-hued, ruffled silk cape and molten orange floor-length gown, the magnificent pop […]

Jersey Boys ~ The Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons ~ National Theatre

Jordan Wright December 17, 2019

(l to r) Corey Greenan, Eric Chambliss, Jon Hacker and Michael Milton – Photo: Joan Marcus

In an era when Motown was delivering hit after hit and Black singing groups ruled the charts, a quartet of Italian kids from the blue-collar town of Belleville, NJ began their […]