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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 […]

The Producers ~ A New Mel Brooks Musical ~ The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Jordan Wright July 28, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

The ProducersThe Little Theatre of Alexandria didn’t seem so little last night with its super-sized production of The Producers, the Mel Brooks/Thomas Meehan musical comedy. The tremendous cast is led by four stellar comic actors – Steve Cairns in the role of the […]

Treasure Island ~ Synetic Theater

Jordan Wright July 23, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

Set sail for adventure with Synetic Theater’s lively production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, Treasure […]

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 […]

Ann ~ Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Association with Dallas Theater Center

Jordan Wright July 19, 2019

History, or shall we say “herstory”, will remember Ann Richards as one of the most colorful lawmakers in Texas politics… and that’s truly saying something about a state that has had its share of unusually quirky politicians. As a mother of four who never planned to dive into the […]