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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 […]

Jesus Christ Superstar ~ At The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Jordan Wright July 24, 2018 Special to The Alexandria Times

When composers Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber brought their controversial musical sing-through to the Broadway stage in 1971, four-and-a-half decades ago, it wasn’t heralded by critics. In fact, the mixed reviews didn’t bode well for the young men who at the time had […]

Chess ~ Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright February 16, 2018

Bryce Pinkham and Ensemble in CHESS_Photo by Teresa Wood.jpg

Kennedy Center theatregoers were treated to an all-star inaugural production of Chess on Thursday night. Heading for its Broadway run, this latest treatment of the original 1986 rock opera is chockful of enough extraordinary singers to make any producer […]

Evita – Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright October 6, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Sean MacLaughlin as Juan Peron and Caroline Bowman as Eva – Photo credit Richard Termine

When we mention the names Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber we are floating around in the pantheonic stratosphere of most beloved collaborators ever to hit the […]

The Lion King – Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright June 23, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as ³Rafiki² in the opening number ³The Circle of Life² from THE LION KING National Tour. Copyright Disney. Photo Credit Joan Marcus

Disney’s The Lion King roars onto the stage with a procession of African wildlife in its opening […]