- ‘Jekyll and Hyde the Musical’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse.
“Laurel Mill Playhouse’s production of “Jekyll and Hyde, the Musical” is compelling, cleverly staged and performed by one of the best musical casts you will see this year. Follow your better side and go down to Main Street Laurel to catch this show. The real crime would be to miss it.” – Susan Brall.
Synopsis: The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.
2. ‘A Murder is Announced’ at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore.
“Overall, this performance was entertaining and easy to follow.” – JV Torres.
Synopsis: A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie begins with the newspaper in Chipping Cleghorn, The Gazette, printing a story about a murder. The odd thing is that the murder has yet to take place. Most of the people of Chipping Cleghorn believe that the announcement is merely an invitation for a game, and not an actual murder. The event is advertised to take place at Miss Blacklock’s home at half past six o’clock. Neighbors attend. The lights go out and they hear gunshots. When the place is illuminated, a bullet has grazed Miss Blacklock, and a man lies dead at her feet, a gun next to him on the floor. The neighbors realize the advertisement was not a game—the man really was killed. But was it murder? Or suicide? Maybe it was an accident.
3. ‘The White Snake’ at Constellation Theatre.
“This is a magical story brought to glorious life on Constellation’s stage. It has power and charm and sorrow and so much glorious love that it spills from the characters and warms the entire theatre.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: Forsaking their lonely mountaintop for just one day, enlightened animal spirits White Snake and Green Snake magically transform into beautiful women in order to experience the human world. There, White Snake meets and falls passionately in love with the humble pharmacist’s assistant Xu Xian, but the secret of her true identity soon comes back to haunt her. Brimming with poetry, humor, and theatrical spectacle, this classic tale will delight and enchant audiences as only Constellation can.
4. ‘Annie’ at Reston Community Players.
“This was a thoroughly enjoyable production of a musical classic, and should not be missed.” – Kristin Franco.
Synopsis: Leapin’ lizards! The timeless tale of the comic strip heroine, Little Orphan Annie, is back. With equal parts pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she encounters as she sets out to find her parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of Miss Hannigan’s New York City orphanage. The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this beloved book and score features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and “Tomorrow.” A Broadway classic that inspires its audiences to never give up hope, Annie is a delightful theater experience for the entire family.
5. ‘Curtains’ at Arlington Players.
“This is a fun show to help bring in spring; it’s zesty and bursting with madcap life.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: A classic case of “whodunnit?” This Kander and Ebb musical follows Lt. Frank Cioffi as he tries to find the murderer who’s offing cast members around a new show, Robin Hood, in 1959 Boston. The musical starts off with a bang when lead actress Jessica Crenshaw is murdered and the bodies begin to quickly pile up! Lt. Cioffi must find a way to stop the killer before it’s too late. Come join us for a night of mayhem, mystery and intrigue!