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Dear Evan Hansen ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright August 11, 2019

Four years ago, Dear Evan Hansen premiered at Arena Stage under the direction and guidance of Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie. The angsty teen musical starred Ben Platt who subsequently became a huge star when the show went to Broadway where it won six Tony Awards in 2017 […]

Dave ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright July 29, 2018

Frustrated with the current administration’s wackadoodle politics and its daily grind of mean-spirited tweets? Then let Dave be your panacea. This uplifting story is drawn from the 1993 eponymous movie written by Gary Ross and starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. Remember that? Well, it’s now a musical written […]

Ain’t Too Proud ~ The Life and Times of The Temptations ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright July 1, 2018

Ephraim Sykes, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, Derrick Baskin, and James Harkness in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, now playing at The Kennedy Center. Photo by Doug Hamilton.

Jam-packed with hits from America’s number one R&B/Soul/Funk/Pop group of the 50’s, 60’s and […]

Dear Evan Hansen Taps Into Teen Angst – Arena Stage

Jordan Wright August 4, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L to R) Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe and Ben Platt as Evan in the world-premiere musical Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater July 10-August 23, 2015. Photo by Margot Schulman.

A good indicator that this […]