Entries by Monica Alford

The Critic & The Real Inspector Hound

Shakespeare Theatre Company invites audiences to poke a little fun at critics this winter with two famous “behind-the-scenes” plays condensed into one night of comedy. Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 18th-century satire, The Critic, and Tom Stoppard’s 1968 play-within-a-play, The Real Inspector Hound, will be performed in tandem at STC’s Lansburgh Theatre from January 5 to Valentine’s […]

Motown The Musical Comes to DC

Broadway’s Motown The Musical is in DC for the holidays, bringing the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the music legends whose careers he launched to National Theatre’s stage. From “My Girl” to “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” Motown features 40 classic Motown hits performed by a stellar cast playing Diana Ross, Smokey […]

Arena Stage’s Contemporary Take on Oliver!

Arena Stage invites audiences to experience modern-day London, transforming Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!  from the days of Charles Dickens to 2015. Under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith, the classic story of young orphan Oliver Twist becomes a commentary on class disparity and violence in England’s capital today. “We’re definitely holding up the mirror […]

The DC Shakespeare Experience Kiss Me Kate

The nation’s capital is full of Bard-themed productions this fall, from Kiss Me, Kate – the famous musical retelling of Taming of the Shrew – to monthly productions of Shakespeare’s plays at local bars around the tri-state area. On Tap caught up with the great minds behind these productions, so read on to get an […]

The Bard Imbibes Shakespeare in the Pub

For a different spin on Shakespeare, check out Shakespeare in the Pub performances around the DC area. These libation-friendly theatrical events are the brainchild of John Stange and Kelsey Meiklejohn, who approached The Limerick Pub in Wheaton several years ago about performing their favorites by the Bard while imbibing. “A good half of the point […]

A Genre-Bending Night with The Mavericks

To say that The Mavericks have a signature sound is a bit of an understatement – after seeing them live at the State Theatre in the City of Falls Church on Friday night, it’s clear that they’re a group of musicians who can transition from one genre to the next in a matter of notes, […]

Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen

Strathmore is celebrating the artistry of cooking this fall, unveiling 21 original portraits of renowned regional and local female chefs created by 22 visual artists. The Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen exhibit pairs artists with chefs, giving the artists the opportunity to explore different mediums and portray each chef through their own creative interpretation […]

VelocityDC Dance Festival

Don’t miss the seventh annual VelocityDC Dance Festival at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall from Oct. 15 to 17. The popular festival sells out every year, with tickets at only $18 per show and featuring world-renowned dance companies and artists all based in the DC area. VelocityDC’s performances run the gamut from ballet to […]