Author Archive for Ryan S. Taylor

Hip Shot: 1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera

Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 23 6:30 PM
Friday, July 27 10:15 PM
They say: "The Burning of Washington and the Battle of Baltimore come to ear-shattering life in a cycle of original songs performed live by singers, dancers and musicians. Inventive, irreverent, and inspirational, 1814! turns a forgotten war into an unforgettable rock spectacle."
Ryan's Take:
The [...]

Hip Shot: Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk

Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 21, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
They say: "Can disco save your soul? After quitting her bartending job, Mary is lost. Can the “Son of Man” of her dreams save her and help her see the strobe light? Witness this ten-piece band lead you through [...]

Fringe: A Packing List

Don't be a noob: Let Washington City Paper’s team of Capital Fringe reviewers advise you on what essential items to bring to the experimental-theater scrum.

Suspension of disbelief
Zany. Insane. Silly. Absurd. These adjectives show up a lot in descriptions of Fringe performances. Indeed, some of this season’s shows revolve around wacky plot lines—involving puppets and aliens, [...]

Hip Shot: Pitchin’ The Tent: Tia Nina Live at Baldocchino

Baldocchino Gypsy Tent
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, 7/14 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, 7/18 6:45 p.m.
Friday, 7/19 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 7/23 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, 7/27 2:30 p.m.
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They say: Sexy, angry and funny, Pitchin' the Tent: Tia Nina Live at Baldacchino is a mind-numbing, gender-mashing, rock-'n-roll meltdown! Movement-based feminist rock band Tia Nina celebrates and deconstructs rock performance through sweaty, gritty dancing and [...]

Hip Shot: iToonsical

Source – 1835 14th Street NW
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 21st at 8 pm
Friday, July 22nd 8 pm
Saturday, July 23rd at 2 pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 8 pm
They say: "All the magic of a big-studio animated movie musical, without the wicked product placements or 3-D induced headaches. Leave reality behind as the cast of iMusical [...]

Hip Shot: Cecily and Gwendolyn’s Fantastical Capital Balloon Ride

The Mountain – Mount Vernon United Methodist Church – 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Remaining Performances:

Saturday, July 16th at 10:15 pm
Sunday, July 17th at 3:15 pm
Tuesday, July 19th 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 20th at 8 pm
They say:Eager for membership to the Royal Geographic Society, two slightly loopy time-traveling Victorian women run ground breaking social anthropological [...]

GoHorses Talks Process, Audience Interaction, and Misguided Stripping

Jo Firestone and Dylan Marron don’t mind making you uncomfortable.
“Depending on your name tag, your character might have misbehaved yesterday, and if so you will be chastised. “
That’s Firestone, describing the experience of walking into Meagan & David’s Original Low Cost Creativity Workshop, GoHorses' new exercise in audience participation, discomfort, and general hilarity playing though [...]

Hip Shot: Cry of the Mountain

The Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m.
They say: "One woman, thirteen characters. Real stories, verbatim, from America's coal fields in West Virginia and Kentucky. A documentary play about Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia. Coal Miners, Mining Executives, Mountaineers, Hillbillies [...]

Hip Shot: Illuminate: A Martial Arts Experience

Warehouse – 645 New York Avenue NW
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 15th at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 17th at 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 23rd 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 24th 12:00 p.m.
They say: "Conflict, enlightenment... and glowing weapons. See martial artists strike, dodge, jump, break, and battle in the dark with LED equipment. Enjoy live drumming, original music, and comedy. Witness [...]

Hip Shot: The Beasts

The Bedroom – 610 L Street NW
Remaining Performances:
July 13, 9pm
July 16, 4pm
July 17, 9pm
They say: A building secured for generations against what lies outside. A meeting is called to discuss whether it's time to finally open the doors, see whether the Beasts still wait outside, "time to let us out," or to let them in?

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