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Reviews March 20, 2017

Broadway World: PARADE

Co-directed with precision by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea, Keegan’s PARADE keeps the staging simple and imaginative, cutting away clutter and using only the barest of props and scenic elements to help the story unfold. Keegan Theatre’s production deserves to be seen and heard – just like the story of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank deserves to live on, more than 100 years after the original incidents.

Reviews March 17, 2017

DC Metro Theatre Arts Review #2: Parade

The Keegan Theatre’s current production of Parade is a wholly transformative piece of theater that made me not only forgot myself but my surroundings. I don’t like to throw the word flawless around but this production was exactly that. And with the heavy themes of racism and hatred that are all too relatable today, the message of the show hits painfully close to home.

Reviews March 16, 2017

DC Theatre Scene: Parade

Keegan’s Parade is well worth seeing, a bold reminder, as if we needed one, of America’s habitual self-crippling bigotries as well as its better angels.

Reviews March 15, 2017

DC Metro Theatre Arts: PARADE

An intriguing musical piece of consequential historical value, Keegan Theatre’s production of the Award-winning musical PARADE is unapologetically dark and honest. Based on actual events, the musical follows the struggles of Leo Frank (played by Michael Innocenti), a Jewish factory superintendent who was convicted of a crime he did not commit, and his relationship with his wife Lucille Frank (played by Eleanor J. Todd). Directed by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea for Keegan Theatre’s 20th anniversary season, The Keegan Theatre’s riveting Parade is a production that should not be missed.

Press Releases February 28, 2017

Keegan Presents Award-Winning Musical PARADE, Opening March 11

The Keegan Theatre presents PARADE, the Tony Award-winning musical by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and composer Jason Robert Brown about a miscarriage of justice in early 20th-century Georgia, when a Jewish outsider was wrongly accused of murder.

Awards Buzz/Press February 7, 2017

Keegan in the News: Washington Post

Keegan Theatre harvested 16 Helen Hayes nominations, powered by revivals of the recent rock musicals “Next to Normal” (eight) and “American Idiot” (five).

Buzz/Press January 30, 2017

The Washington Post: HAMLETTE

Keegan Theatre has always done plays for adults, often showcasing Irish writers and themes. Now it’s launching a youth program whose three-part title, PLAY-RAH-KA, also has Gaelic roots: (a) revelry, (b) boisterous merrymaking and (c) a party you don’t want to miss. Besides classes and camps, Keegan will stage professional shows for young audiences.

Buzz/Press Reviews January 30, 2017

DC Metro Theater Arts: HAMLETTE

Hamlette is a family-friendly take on what has become one of the most frequently interpreted plays by the Bard. It has a little something for everyone, giving us an idea of the characters as they were originally imagined while connecting the stories to the present day.

Reviews January 28, 2017

MD Theatre Guide: Mack, Beth

Does the curse of the Scottish play still apply when the play is stylized “Mack (comma) Beth”? If the audience’s reception is any indication, I would say no. Keegan Theatre has shown once again its talent for bringing together meaningful works of storytelling and exceptional artistic talent.

Reviews January 26, 2017

DC Metro Theatre Arts: Mack, Beth

Chris Stezin’s adaptation of Macbeth, presented by Director Matt Ripa at The Keegan Theatre, is a daring attempt to bring one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies into the modern day … entertaining … filled with twists and turns.


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