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Next to Normal ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright February 3, 2020

How do you make a story about a woman having a nervous breakdown palatable to musical theatre audiences? First, you make the characters poignantly identifiable – Dan, a loving husband and father devoted to keeping his family intact; Natalie, a teenage daughter living in the shadow of her dead […]

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 […]

Freaky Friday ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright October 28, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Heidi Blickenstaff (Katherine Blake) and the cast of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Photo by Jim Saah.

It was a major coup for Disney Theatrical Productions to select Signature as the off-off Broadway theater to debut Freaky Friday – its latest film-to-stage production. We […]