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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 […]

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright February 10, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Solomon Parker III, Iyona Blake, Nova Y. Payton, Korinn Walfall and Kevin McAllister. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

Ain’t Misbehavin’, the show that opened on Broadway in 1978 starring Nell Carter is a revue of the compositions of the period, most notably Fats Waller’s. […]

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ~ The Musical Comedy ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright June 7, 2018

Here’s a golden age show presented by Broadway Center Stage that everyone can get behind – frothy, lighthearted, funny and sweet. It’s a story of a young up-and-comer who rises from window washer to CEO thanks to a DYI guide How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a […]

Silver Belles ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright November 29, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Naomi Jacobson (Bo Jack) and Dan Manning (Earl). Photo by Christopher Mueller

Composer and lyricist, Matt Conner (past Sig shows include Crossing, The Hollow, Nevermore, and Partial Eclipse) in collaboration with lyricist, Stephen Gregory Smith gets us in the Christmas spirit with […]

Holiday Performances Around Town

Jordan Wright December 3, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

Reviewer’s Pick – Avant Bard’s Theatre on the Edge brings us Holiday Memories, the tender and evocative semi-autobiographical tale drawn from two beloved short stories by Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory” and “A Thanksgiving Visitor”. Having seen this at press night Monday past, I […]