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The Pajama Game ~ Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Jordan Wright November 16, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L-R) Tim Rogan (Sid Sorokin) and Britney Coleman (Babe Williams) in The Pajama Game. Photo by Margot Schulman.

A freshly minted production of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross’s musical, The Pajama Game, now on the Fichandler Stage, lightens the country’s mood considerably. This is […]

Carousel ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright November 13, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. Photo by Maria Baranova.

A brief moment of panic set in as my jaw hit the floor. I’d just read Artistic Director, Molly Smith’s notes in the playbill and saw she was inspired by Thornton Wilder’s […]

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 […]

New Production of Oliver Is Edgy at Arena Stage

Jordan Wright November 12, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

Jeff McCarthy as Fagin and the company of Oliver! at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Photo by Margot Schulman.

A decidedly refreshing Oliver debuted at Arena Stage last night signaling a break with traditional productions of Charles Dickens’ mid-19th […]

Smokey Joe’s Café – Arena Stage

Jordan Wright May 12, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Kara-Tameika Watkins in Smokey Joe’s Café—The Songs of Leiber and Stoller – Photo by Teresa Wood

Smokey Joe’s Café The Songs of Leiber and Stoller gets off to a slow easy roll. Forty-two of the most beloved songs from the pantheon of R&B […]