Entries by Kaitlyn McQuin

Big Fish: A New Broadway Musical

Have you ever been told a tall tale that had you questioning the sanity of the relative who was telling the story? Perhaps the main character in the story was a giant stomping about or a witch cackling in the forest…or, funnily enough, your dad? For those who visit home during the holidays, we get a taste of […]

Stage & Screen Events: July 2017

RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 2 DeRay Davis Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, DeRay Davis is said to be one of the best live shows to catch at DC Improv. His credits include 21 Jump Street, Barbershop, Jumping the Broom and MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, just to name a few. Basically, this dude is […]

Rent’s 20th Anniversary Tour Hits DC

Since opening in 1996, Rent has become a mainstay of contemporary musical theatre. The iconic play tells the story of seven young artists struggling to achieve their dreams in bohemian New York City under the cloud of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. With a compelling cast of free spirits driven by their imaginations and a score that […]

Stage & Screen Events: June 2017

RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 25 Urinetown What would you do if the government told you that they were removing all private toilets, installing public-only toilets and charging admission for use? Honestly, the way America is going at the moment, this wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Urinetown, a three-time Tony Award-winning musical, tells just the […]

Stage & Screen Events: May 2017

RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 21 I Ought to Be in Pictures Screenwriter Herb Tucker is quite surprised when he finds his abandoned daughter of 16 chilling on his front steps demanding a career in the movies for leaving her as a child. A fair trade, I’d say. It’s later revealed that Libby doesn’t long for […]

Stage & Screen Events: April 2017

RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 9 Mnemonic A commentary on migration through physical movement, Mnemonic touches on the transportation of our ancestors and the parallels in today’s society of staying unsettled. Is this by choice or out of our control? Technology will be placed throughout the performance to effectively highlight the questions of “Where do we […]

Scena Theatre’s ‘The Night Alive’

When I walked into the Lab II at Atlas Performing Arts Center to view The Night Alive by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, I was immediately transported to a place of grunge. The stage was littered in dirty clothes, stripped wallpaper hanging from its foundation, and the lighting was reminiscent of a seedy pub in the […]

Stage & Screen Events: March 2017

THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 18 WNO Presents Dead Man Walking and Champion The Washington National Opera is preparing to hit us all with the feels with this duo of moving performances. Dead Man Walking (through March 11) tells the story of a death row inmate convicted of murder, and Champion (through March 18) is the story […]

Union Market’s Mardi Gras Extravaganza

If you’ve ever been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, you get the hype. Oak trees line the streets of St. Charles and drip in purple, green and gold beads while the sounds of Carnival fill the air. Floats roll throughout the neighborhoods with high school marching bands keeping the rhythm in between people dancing […]