2015 was a great year for theatre across the MD/DC/NOVA area! From the list of shows that I personally had the chance to review this year for MD Theatre Guide, I chose my ‘Top 10 Favorite Shows of 2015!’
1.Blithe Spirit at The National Theatre.
“In a career spanning over 70 years, Angela Lansbury is still full of vim and vigor, reprising the role which she first played on Broadway in 2009 where she earned her a fifth Tony Award.”
2.Ragtime: The Musical at Toby’s Dinner Theatre.
“Toby’s production of Ragtime is a fitting tribute to those seeking the American dream and the man who wrote the novel Ragtime, E. L. Doctorow. I encourage anyone who has a dream to make time to see Ragtime.”
3. Ruthless! The Musical at Dundalk Community Theatre.
“blessed to have a top-notch cast as well as top-tier production values.”
4. Fiddler on the Roof at Howard County Summer Theatre.
“Mo Dutterer gives one of the finest performances of his career in the lead role as Tevye.”
5. Technicolor Life at Rep Stage.
“Technicolor Life is as colorful as its title implies, saturated with different lives blending together.”
6. Legally Blonde the Musical at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre.
“…not only legally fun, but it also brings out the blonde in all of us!”
7. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change by Epic Productions.
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a light-hearted and endearing musical, just right for those who have ever played the mating game.”
8. The Secret Garden at Center Stage.
“a heartwarming and enchanting musical for the entire family.”
9. Monty Python’s Spamalot at Silhouette Stages.
“Overall, Silhouette Stages’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot has all the right ingredients of a fun show!”
10. Excalibur by Ballet Theatre of Maryland.
“…a fresh, whimsical retelling of the Arthurian legends….The dancers are as sharp as the swords…”