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Uncategorized December 22, 2018

Cast Announced for Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz at Keegan

December 22, 2018:  The Keegan Theatre announces the cast and creative team of Paula Vogel’s award-winning dramatic farce THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, opening on January 19, 2019.  Directed by Keegan Theatre Artistic Director Susan Marie Rhea, THE BALTIMORE WALTZ features Helen Hayes Award-winning actor Michael Innocenti (Carl), Brianna Letourneau (Anna) and Ray Ficca (The Third Man). Brianna

Reviews December 22, 2018

DC Metro Theater Arts: AN IRISH CAROL 2018

With a heart as cold as the blustery winds blowing people in and out the door, An Irish Carol by Matthew J. Keenan finds David, a pub’s miserly owner, confronted by guests of his past and glimpses of his future on a chilly Christmas Eve. This modern-day A Christmas Carol adaption, directed by Mark A. Rhea, looks at one

Reviews December 17, 2018

DC Theatre Scene: AN IRISH CAROL 2018

[In Keegan’s An Irish Carol,] the Irish pub becomes purgatory and confessional, a place both of escape and a place one can call home. It’s a “carol” true enough, but one for 21st century adults. An Irish Carol was written by company member Matthew J. Keenan (who also designed a most authentic pub as set) and was

Reviews December 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld: AN IRISH CAROL 2018

Humbug’s my usual reaction when there’s yet another variation of “A Christmas Carol” on local stages this time of year. Can’t someone come up with an original idea for a Christmas play? No such complaints at The Keegan Theatre, where their response has been a sublime one, returning for its eighth season — a work

Press Releases November 16, 2018

Cast Announced for THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA family production opens December 22 November 16, 2018:  The Keegan Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the delightful children’s classic, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, written by Kristin Walter. A Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA family production, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER runs December 22- 30, 2018, at the Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington,

Reviews November 14, 2018

DC Metro Theater Arts: AS YOU LIKE IT

Adapted by the unparalleled Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery and directed by Cara Gabriel and Josh Sticklin, Keegan Theatre’s As You Like It brings something fresh, current and exhilarating to this age-old but timeless Shakespearean text. It’s not only because the play is a contemporary musical complete with modern music, creative dancing, and genius set design, but

Reviews November 12, 2018

The Washington Post: AS YOU LIKE IT

The Shakespeare reinvention game is at full throttle in Washington now … so why not now for D.C. to get its first taste of New York singer-songwriter Shaina Taub’s popular new adaptations of Shakespeare? The Keegan Theatre is rocking out with the musical “As You Like It,” which Taub [and co-adapter Laurie Woolery] created along

Reviews November 12, 2018

MD Theatre Guide: AS YOU LIKE IT

The Keegan Theatre’s production of Shaina Taub [and Laurie Woolery’s] new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is as close to perfect as any production that has appeared in Washington this year. Every element works, and all work well together. Directors Cara Gabriel and Josh Sticklin make effective use of the Keegan’s intimate,

Reviews November 12, 2018

DC Theatre Scene: AS YOU LIKE IT

As the cast dances in the aisles of Keegan Theatre, it’s difficult not to catch the contagious, rose-colored energy from this musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery. I left bobbing to a handful of upbeat songs playing on repeat in my head. And with several somber, but just as

Reviews November 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld: AS YOU LIKE IT

Keegan’s production [of As You Like It] is not a traditional Shakespearean play, but instead the DC-area premiere of the musical version of the show, written by co-adapters Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery as a commission for The Public Theatre in 2017. Taub and Woolery’s musical version replaces some of the dialogue with songs, including Jaques’ monologue, which is the basis


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