2024-07-15 7:50 PM

Love-Rock Musical ‘Hair’ Still Delivering Powerful Performance

Big, bold, and brassy are what you get at this memorable “Hair” onstage now through July 7 at Signature Theatre. Rocking outasight! And that’s what they do nonstop. Drugs, sex, rock and roll…but wait! There’s more, much more! This bunch of energetic hippies sing a song, song a sing, song, song, song, sing their story […]

First Female Elected Commander of VFW Post 9274

The first woman to lead the Falls Church post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has been elected to serve the office for the coming year. Heather Lampkin, a former Marine, has been elected commander of VFW Post 9274 for the term beginning June 1 and is emphatic that “it’s not about me, but it’s […]

GALA Theatre’s Latest Comedy Brings Exciting Entertainment

Don’t cry for us, Miss Evita! No! Join us to cheer “Mummy in the Closet: Evita’s Return” on stage now at GALA Hispanic Theatre.The black comedy has everything needed for great entertainment: fabulous music, romance, outstanding dancing, conflict, action, and a true story about Eva Perón, the first lady of Argentina from 1946 until her […]

‘The 39 Steps’ is Delightful! Hilarious! Ridiculous!

These are some of the adjectives that pop up when I think about “The 39 Steps,” the newest production of the Vienna Theater Company, onstage at Vienna’s Community Center through Sunday afternoon.It’s solid entertainment which kept me laughing practically from beginning to end, starring magnificent actors who obviously love their work. Without a doubt, the […]

Meridian’s ‘Frankenstein’ A Horror Story Within A Horror Story

Members of the audience leaped to their feet to applaud and cheer the performance of “Frankenstein” when it ended Friday night at Meridian High School. What a show it was! A horror story within a horror story, infused with murders and mayhem as told in the semi-fictional tale about Mary Shelley who, at age 18 […]

Which Trees Are the Major Pollen Offenders During Spring?

Homeowners have choices when it comes to planting trees, including choosing species which are better suited for those in the household who are allergy sufferers. When it comes to springtime, there are trees which are “major pollen offenders,” other trees, not so much, and some which fall in-between, says Lou Meyer, an arborist who has […]

Creative Cauldron’s Laura Hull Brings Us ‘Chicks in Heaven’

“Chicks in Heaven” is one of Creative Cauldron’s “bold new voices” premieres, featuring original words and music by women, the vision of the founding artistic director, Laura Connors Hull, who directs “Chicks.”The ladies fulfill the mission. It’s the world debut for Carol Lee Campbell’s memorable production which is sure to please theatre goers who welcome […]

‘Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Paris’ Dazzles, Wall to Wall

If a trip to Paris this summer for the Olympics is not on your calendar, but visiting the “City of Light” is appealing, for a much lower cost you can stay at home and enjoy Paris at a new exhibition, “Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Paris,” presented by Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. It’s not a huge […]

Creative Cauldron’s ‘Princess and the Pea’ Delights Audience

This is the last weekend to see the charming story “The Princess and the Pea” at Creative Cauldron, its newest Learning Theater Production. It’s delightful, it’s fun, and this variation by Ellen Selby and Lenny Mendez (also, a co-director and understudy for the queen) makes a terrific spin on an old story for “children” of […]

Book Review: Diana P. Parsell’s ‘Eliza Scidmore’

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better now that winter is (mostly) behind us and spring is upon us, along comes a book about the American woman who spearheaded the effort to bring the Japanese cherry trees to Washington, written by a Falls Church resident, no less, and titled “Eliza Scidmore: The Trailblazing […]