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gjames432 has written 77 posts for Capitol Media USA

Review: The Very Last Days of First Colored Circus

    “One of the top five plays that I’ve seen all year. This show has drama, deep laughter and head-nodding original music from start to end. If you don’t see this, you are robbing yourself of a great time!” Advertisements

Review – Are You Now or Have You Ever Been – Langston Hughes Up Close

“This performance that blends history and relevant issues (from today and decades gone) with art, music and dance will make you tap your feet and ponder on the needed change to come.”   Are you now, or have you ever been… runs through November 5, 2017 at MetroStage – 1201 North Royal Street, in Alexandria, VA. … Continue reading

Review: You Should Be Off to See “The Wizard of Hip”

You should be ‘off to see the Wizard! Yes, as of today, you have two more weekends left to see the ball of musical and energetic storytelling called ‘The Wizard of Hip (Or When in Doubt, Slam Dunk), brought to you by MetroStage in Alexandria, VA. Let both the title both confuse and intrigue you … Continue reading

Review – Arena Stage Brings Back “The Originalist”

I’ll start by saying that this is the best play that I’ve seen all year. So many aspects would get 5 out of 5 stars – Edward Gero’s portrayal (and likeness) of Justice Scalia, Jade Wheeler bringing criticizers of Scalia to life with her rapid response, know-it-all yet wet behind the ears and the continuous … Continue reading

Review – “Still Life with Rocket” by Theater Alliance

isk Just in time for the summer’s family reunion season, Theater Alliance brings you Still Life with Rocket, created and directed by Mollye Maxner. A moving (literally) comedy drama about a family reunited and coming full frontal with their past childhood, current lives, and each other (again, literally). The story is about a matriarch, Etta … Continue reading

Review – Essential Theatre’s “Jean and Dinah…The Play”

  “Jean and Dinah…The Play” It’s Carnival time – Jouvay morning! Yes it’s party time with friends and family and also time to make new memories. Jean stops by her long-term friend, Dinah’s, house so they can party together – just as they’ve done for the past 40 years. But for these two best friends, … Continue reading

“Smart People” – now playing at Arena Stage (Review)

I can probably bet that you think you’re one of the ‘Smart People’ in your circle. That fact is, most of us are. And that is part of what makes Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People, now playing at Arena’s Kreeger Theater, so intriguing… relative… and well, SMART! Grab your seats. It takes a small amount … Continue reading

Nothing Dry about Arena Stage’s “A Raisin in the Sun”

Arena Stage’s “A Raisin in the Sun” contains some one of the strongest team of actors and actresses that I’ve seen in the DMV area in years. It was simply powerful. The casting and passion of the performers were spot on and drew the audience in in a way that is hard to accomplish for some popular plays. They took us back into the 1950s and we sat with them, in the living room on that old couch – and they were a family. Continue reading

Theater Alliance’s “Mnemonic” Takes Attendees on a Journey of Their Own

Journey. That’s how I explain Theater Alliance’s rendition of “Mnemonic” by Complicite. While the word ‘journey’ leaves much to the imagination, it seems to be the exact intent-to paint moving pictures while also leaving enough room for others to finish their own works of art. The play begins with the stage empty except for a … Continue reading

Jason Ellis’ Small Theater Musical “Not My Baby” Packs Big Stage Punch

*Images from musical’s Facebook page* Jason Ellis’ new musical “Not My Baby” went into full production this past weekend for its two-weekend show running through April 1st weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets to the musical, visit https://nmbplay.wordpress.com. One of the opening numbers had the words ‘Destiny is calling you,’ a line very … Continue reading