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DC Theatre Scene: WEST BY GOD

A love letter to rural life in West Virginia Brandon McCoy admits that he has written a love letter to his home state of West Virginia. McCoy has created a work that is both personal and heartachingly relatable to anyone who has pulled up roots and moved away from home. And yet, his home of

DC Theatre Scene: LEGALLY BLONDE

A delightfully funny, sweet summer musical “Oh. My. God.  Oh my god, you guys!” Keegan Theatre’s production of Legally Blonde is so over-the-top, fabulously fun – the perfect sweet treat on a sweltering DC summer evening. Director Ricky Drummond dials up the campiness with fun sight gags and asides to the audience, all played for laughs. Ashleigh King’s

DC Theatre Scene: GOD OF CARNAGE

“In the end, we’re all just taller children,” croons Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman on her band, Elizabeth & The Catapult’s, aptly title 2009 song, “Taller Children.” This is the lyric that immediately sprang to mind as I watched Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage unspool in front of me at the Keegan Theatre — a finely designed and executed production

DC Theatre Scene: HANDS ON A HARDBODY

Sure, it might not immediately resonate as stereotypical Broadway fodder, but Hands on a Hardbody actually makes a lot of sense as an idea for a musical. The show was based on a documentary of the same name, had a brief Broadway run in 2013 and is known for helping launch the career of “The

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

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

DC Theatre Scene: LINCOLNESQUE

Lincolnesque is a look back at a man and a time and a look at the here and now, when the high-minded words and ethics—integrity, honor— of the 16th President are seen as an innovative take on politicking. The script is funny, full of long runs of dialogue barbed with truths that catch your breath and make

DC Theatre Scene: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

From Kurt Boehm’s direction and nuanced yet sure performances of the leads to Michael Innocenti’s evocative gorgeous lighting and Patrick Lord’s projections, Keegan Theatre’s The Bridges of Madison County injects spine and humor into a sentimental journey and brings the heartland to life. Having just returned from a family reunion in the Midwest – well, not Iowa

DC Theatre Scene: CHICAGO

“Razzle dazzle ‘em!” Silver-tongue shyster lawyer Billy Flynn melodically opines that if you do that, you’ll have an audience eating out of your hand. If you can snag a ticket to the Keegan Theatre’s new production of Chicago, prepared to be razzled, dazzled and blown away. As is fitting for a musical set in the turbulent 1920s

DC Theatre Scene: UNNECESSARY FARCE

The performers make the most of it. The characters who are supposed to engage our sympathy — [Noah] Schaefer as Eric and [Jenna] Lawrence as Billie — eventually do so, notwithstanding that their characters appear to have the IQs of toasters. (Lawrence does an outstanding bit where she rapidly translates the hit man’s incomprehensible Scottish



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