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Reviews July 27, 2011

Review Round-Up: Steel Magnolias

MD Theater Guide The Keegan Theatre presents Steel Magnolias, a play about love, friendship, sadness, and the strength of women, directed by Mark A. Rhea.  The first thing you notice when you walk into Church Street Theatre is the remarkable set, designed by Trena Weiss-Null…. Costume Designer Erin Nugent smartly depicts every character’s personality through

Reviews July 26, 2011

MD Theatre Guide: Steel Magnolias

FIVE STARS! The entire ensemble is fabulous … Mark A. Rhea’s direction is superb … In a clever and wonderful casting move, Laura Herren takes the part as Shelby, while her real-life mother, Sheri S. Herren, plays her on-stage mother – M’Lynn … The Keegan Theatre’s Steel Magnolias is truly an entertaining – and at times – heart-breaking production … theatre at its best.

Announcements July 25, 2011

Benefit Performance of “Steel Magnolias”

Keegan Theatre To Host Benefit Performance of “Steel Magnolias” for American Diabetes Association On August 19, 2011, proceeds from the 8:00 pm performance of STEEL MAGNOLIAS will support the American Diabetes Association.  For this performance, tickets are $50.00 — in addition to the performance itself, audience members will enjoy a silent auction and an opportunity to

Press Releases June 28, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias Hits Keegan Stage July 23 June 27, 2011, Washington, DC- The Keegan Theatre closes its 2011 season with Robert Harling’s comedy-drama STEEL MAGNOLIAS, running July 23rd through August 21st at the Church Street Theater. STEEL MAGNOLIAS focuses on the camaraderie of six Southern women who talk, gossip, needle and harangue each other through the

Reviews June 9, 2011

DC Theatre Scene: SPELLING BEE

It’s tough being a kid, and the pay is very low. You may have forgotten how it was to bear the sodden weight of your parents’ expectations while coping with the assault of the raging hormones, but book-writer Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, who composed a witty upbeat score, did not, and neither has Keegan

Reviews June 9, 2011

Washingtonian: SPELLING BEE

Plenty of winners in this charming production “The combination of Jesus, Anthony Weiner, and the word “acouchi” might sound like the beginning of an SNL skit, but all three actually make an appearance in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, currently showing at the Keegan Theatre (well, Weiner doesn’t so much make an appearance

Reviews June 9, 2011

Review Round-Up: SPELLING BEE

DC THEATRE SCENE “It’s tough being a kid, and the pay is very low. You may have forgotten how it was to bear the sodden weight of your parents’ expectations while coping with the assault of the raging hormones, but book-writer Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, who composed a witty upbeat score, did not, and

Announcements June 8, 2011

June 20 Special Event: Spelling Bee!

Why should the kids have all the angst? As part of the events surrounding Keegan Theatre’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Blacktop Theatre is joining them to stage a real live spell-off for adults, the one night only Blacktop Theatre Spelling Bee. One Night Only! A new twist on an old classic: a

Reviews June 8, 2011

MD Theatre Guide: SPELLING BEE

How do you spell Keegan Theatre’s rousing and sweet and often touching production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? (‘Spelling Bee’) F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S and W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L! Everyone in town seems to have this show on their season schedule and I’ve already seen three other local productions, but this Keegan Theatre production is the most endearing, heartwarming,

Announcements Awards June 7, 2011

Helen Hayes Recommends “Spelling Bee” – SHOW EXTENDED THRU July 9!

The Helen Hayes Awards has recommended Keegan’s production of “THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE,” now playing through July 9 by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn Directed by Christina A. Coakley Music Directed by Elisa Rosman Choreographed by Melissa Douglass Bustamante JUNE 4 – JULY 3, 2011 ***NOW EXTENDED TO JULY 9 *** WITH


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