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Shake Loose – A Musical Night of Blues Moods & Icons – MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 1, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L-R) Anthony Manough, Lori Williams,Rayshun LaMarr, Roz White – Photo credit: Chris Banks

If you’ve been seeing clouds of steam heat billowing over the rooftop of MetroStage lately, blame it on the four-member cast and six-piece band of Shake Loose. Fire and ice […]

Uprising – MetroStage

Jordan Wright September 29, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

As part of this fall’s ongoing Women’s Voices Theater Festival featuring over 50 world premiere productions of plays by female playwrights, MetroStage Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin presents Uprising, a musical telling of the true story of noted abolitionist Osborne “Ossie” Perry Anderson. Set against […]

Bessie’s Blues – MetroStage

Jordan Wright January 29, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

TC Carson, Lori Williams, Stephawn Stephens, Roz White, Djob Lyons, Nia Harris, LC Harden Jr., Bernardine Mitchell – Photo credit Chris Banks

“I heard it said the Blues was the Truth.” And Bessie Smith had an intravenous line along the Truth Trail and […]

Three Sistahs – At MetroStage

Jordan Wright September 23, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Three Sistahs-Bernardine Mitchell, Roz White, Ashley Ware Jenkins – Photo credit: Chris Banks

I’m not sure why I’m writing a review of Three Sistahs, Thomas W. Jones II’s multi-award winning musical comedy-drama that opens MetroStage’s 30th season. Thrice presented by Producing Artistic Director, […]

Ella, First Lady of Song At MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 4, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Freda Payne as Ella Fitzgerald – photo credit Chris Banks

Maurice Hines wants to entertain you, in the same way he’s entertained audiences through seven decades from Broadway to Vegas, and most recently at DC’s Arena Stage where his show […]