Looking for something to do this weekend? I have been having a blast seeing shows all over town and here is what I recommend…
Top 5 Publisher’s Picks:
Kristin Chenoweth is one of the most popular singers from musical theatre.
Synopsis: Star of TV, film and Broadway, Kristin Chenoweth will be at the Hippodrome Theatre for one night only on June 9, 2012! Don’t miss Emmy and Tony Award Winner, Kristin Chenoweth in this rare concert appearance. Performing songs you love from her countless performances including WICKED. And songs from her new album SOME LESSONS LEARNED.
2. A Little Night Music at the Arlington Players
The characters are endearing and the song, “Send in the Clowns” is a Sondheim classic.
Synopsis: This story centers on three mismatched couples in Sweden. Desiree Armfeldt, an actress, is having an affair with Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm who is married to Countess Charlotte Malcolm. Fredrik Egerman, a lover from Desiree’s past, is married to the young and virginal Anne. Henrik Egerman, Fredrik’s son and a divinity student, is in love with his stepmother Anne. The romantic comedy of errors and intrigue features such characters as Anne’s saucy maid Petra, Desiree’s worldly wise mother Madame Armfeldt, and Desiree’s daughter, Fredrika, through whose eyes we see so much of the story. It is a story of love, humor, self-discovery, and timing amidst gossip and intrigue in the Swedish land of the midnight sun. The show debuted on Broadway in 1973 and received six Tony awards including best book, best original score, and best musical.
3. Home of the Soldier at Synetic Theater
This play makes good use of Synetic Theater’s style of intense physical movement mixed with cutting-edge theatre.
READ Jennifer Perry’s review of the play.
Synopsis: Home of the Soldier tells the story of a young man, who joins the army during an unnamed conflict after the disappearance of his father, a respected soldier. The son journeys through the landscape of modern war in search of clues to his father’s fate and his own identity. What was once a video game becomes real, and the son’s ideas of friend, enemy, home, and family transform as the tragicomedy of war comes to life. Appropriate for ages 14+ (parental guidance suggested).
4. Souvenir: A Fantasia in the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins at Vagabond Players
Established in 1916, the Vagabond Players is Americas oldest continuous little theatre which is now in it’s 96th season.
Synopsis: Meet the legendary Florence Foster Jenkins and her devoted accompanist Cosme McMoon as they prepare for her wickedly funny recitals at the Ritz Carlton, despite her inability to produce two consecutive notes in tune. She may be tone-deaf, but this comedy is pitch-perfect.
5. Bobby Gould in Hell at American Ensemble Theater
See why MD Theatre Guide reviewer April Forrer says, “With lively acting, a stimulating set, and a fiery story line, ‘Bobby Gould’ is one hell of a ride and should not be missed.”
READ April Forrer’s review of the play.
Synopsis: AET presents a comedy from DAVID MAMET, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “American Buffalo,” “Oleanna,” and “Speed-the-Plow.” What would you do to avoid eternity in hell? In this fast-talking comic duel of wits, verbal master Mamet sends Bobby Gould straight to hell. A devilish interrogator interrupts his fishing trip to put the screws to Gould. Will Gould confess his sins and prove he’s a good man? Or will an ditsy ex-girlfriend turn up the heat and damn him forever?