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Cats ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright September 21, 2019

Cats! Lots of cats! Twenty-six, in fact. Most especially Jellicle cats – the ones T. S. Elliot told of in “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic blockbuster is in town for a short run, and this is the musical to see. Full stop.

As the […]

Aladdin ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright July 22, 2019

For those of you who love fantasy and adventure with royalty and villains, Disney’s Aladdin sits at the pinnacle of Broadway extravaganzas. I doubt there’s ever been any production with more glitter, more sequins, more light-reflecting crystal beads, fields of chiffon, sky-high feathered turbans and all-around glitz and glamour […]

Hello, Dolly! ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright June 8, 2019

There’s nothing like a rip-roaring, old school, Broadway musical to get the heart pumping and the toes tapping. In Hello, Dolly! the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman, one of the greatest composers of the Great White Way, will do just that. You just have to refrain from singing […]

School of Rock ~ The Musical ~ At The National Theatre

Jordan Wright January 19, 2019

Cameron Trueblood in School of Rock Tour. Photo Matt Murphy

For anyone who has harbored fantasies of joining a rock and roll band, School of Rock is a flat-out fantastic, fun-loving musical with an Andrew Lloyd Webber score that hits all the right wah-wahs. With screaming guitar […]

The Sound of Music Hits All the Right Notes ~ The Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright June 19, 2017

Charlotte Maltby as Maria Rainer, and the von Trapp children in The Sound of Music. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

Watching Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s classic, The Sound of Music, is like reuniting with a dear friend from your childhood. Though many of the songs are familiar […]