Entries by Monica Alford

Best Local Spots to Catch March Madness

March Madness is upon us, with the NCAA tournament kicking off its 64 games on St. Paddy’s Day. In anticipation of the upcoming games, On Tap put together a list of our top picks in the D.C. area for enjoying the tourney with a little flair. Our short list features sports bars with great drink […]

A Contemporary Take on The Glass Menagerie

Two of the DC area’s most versatile actors are joining forces as siblings with a deeply loving yet complex relationship in The Glass Menagerie at Ford’s Theatre from January 22 to February 21. Tom Story and Jenna Sokolowski star as Tom and Laura Wingfield in Ford’s production of this classic that launched the successful career […]

Shakespeare’s Bad Boy Comes to DC in STC’s Othello

Jonno Roberts has made a career of playing the bad guy. This winter, he’s returning to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) for the second time to play Iago in Othello, perhaps the most notorious villain in Shakespeare’s canon. The New Zealand native views his role as Iago as a sort of right of passage for playing […]

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, […]