Author Archive for Rebecca Ritzel

Newsies at The National Theatre, Reviewed

Newsies might make you feel like you're gonna be 14 forever.

Much Ado About Nothing Goes 1950s Vegas at Synetic Theater

Sequined bras, showgirls, and strip poker, anyone?

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s As You Like it, Reviewed

A sub-par production, a misleading marketing campaign, and a crazy Oklahoma!-esque hoedown that feels entirely unearned.

Theater J’s Apples From the Desert, Reviewed

Apples From the Desert is a clever title for a play with a familiar storyline, but unfamiliar setting. Many a play, reality show, and soap opera has revolved around a chaffing child with overbearing parents who finally breaks free, leaving her family to ponder whether the prodigal son or daughter will return. But in this [...]