This Week in WCP Arts: The Music Man, Moonrise Kingdom, Leo Villareal
Bob Mondello leads this week's arts section with a meditation on familiarity on D.C. stages: A pair of recognizable faces helps The Illusion at Forum Theatre work its spell, while Arena Stage's The Music Man manages to move but brings little that's interesting to this American mainstay. Chris Klimek riffs about the dystopian rock 'n' roll death match in WSC Avant Bard's The Tooth of Crime. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films about the small worlds of eccentric romantics: Wes Anderson's charming Moonrise Kingdom and Jannicke Systad Jacobsen's Turn Me On, Dammit! Lindsay Zoladz concocts her own death match between D.C.'s living embodiments of irony and sincerity: Chain & The Gang's Ian Svenonius and ex-Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison, who both have new (or newly unearthed) recordings. Kriston Capps is impressed by Leo Villareal's painterly light works at Conner Contemporary. And in One Track Mind, Marcus J. Moore chats with hip-hop duo The Other Guys about an airy ode to keeping on keeping on.