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Blackbeard ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright June 29, 2019

Full disclosure: I am a descendant of Edward Teach aka Edward Thatch aka Blackbeard.

Okay, now that my admission of partiality is out of the way, I can talk about why the world premiere of Blackbeard is a rousing success. First and foremost, Lyricist John Dempsey (Brother Russia, The Witches […]

Holiday Happenings

Jordan Wright December 3, 2018 Special to The Alexandria Times

Christmas at the Old Bull & Bush – Originally staged in the Old Vat Room at Arena Stage, this delightful show harkens back to the famed Hampstead, England public house circa 1918. The 6-person variety show promises to jolly up your holidays with Vaudeville-era […]

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. […]

Passion ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright August 24, 2018

Weeks ago, I began to think about Natascia Diaz in the role of Fosca after I saw her perform one of the numbers from Passion at Signature’s Annual Open House. I wondered how this actress would inhabit a character not known to garner sympathy from female audiences. […]

Girlfriend ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright April 28, 2018

Girlfriend is writer Todd Almond’s warmhearted story about two teens searching for love while trying to find their footing amid the anxiety-fraught, coming-of-age high school years. Will is a footloose, no-plans, out-of-the-closet introvert. His new friend, Mike, is the high school’s prom king and quarterback. Mike has a structured […]