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A Little Night Music ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright August 29, 2017

Holly Twyford (Desiree Armfeldt) and Bobby Smith (Fredrik Egerman) . Photo by Christopher Mueller

The most difficult reviews to write are the ones in which there is nothing to critique – where the music washes over you like a waterfall, the Noel Cowardesque repartee is both witty and […]

The Gulf ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright September 29, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

(l-r) Kendra (Maria Rizzo) ~ Betty (Rachel Zampelli) – Photo Credit: Margot Schulman

Signature Theatre’s The Ark offers the perfect frame for DC playwright Audrey Cefaly’s world premiere of The Gulf, directed by the theatre’s Director of New Works, Joe Calarco.

A revealing existentialist […]

West Side Story at Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright December 21, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

Jennifer Cordiner (Graziella) and Max Clayton (Riff). Photo by Christopher Mueller

There’s a rumble going on at Signature Theatre as Director Matthew Gardiner reinterprets West Side Story in a production that breathes new energy into the story of two rival New York City […]

Cabaret – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright May 20, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

Wesley Taylor (Emcee), Rachel Schur, Jamie Eacker, Colleen Hayes, Maria Rizzo, Jessica Thorne in Cabaret at Signature Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman.

Willkommen into The MAX for Signature Theatre’s production of Cabaret and you’ll be transported to post World War I Berlin in Set […]

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 […]