Posts Tagged ‘musicals’

I Was Going to Quit Theater: A Short Conversation with Urinetown Cowriter Greg Kotis

What might a successful Fringe show look like? Probably something like "Urinetown."

The FringeCasting Couch #7 — With (75 Percent of) the cast of You, Or Whatever I Can Get

FEATURING: Vaughn Irving! (Pictured at left.) Farrell Parker! (Pictured at right.) Doug Wilder! (Pictured at top.)
DISCUSSED: You, or Whatever I Can Get. Using a schematic method to write a musical that feels organic. Why an entire generation has passed since an original musical produced a hit pop song — though none of us thought to [...]

Hip Shot: You, or Whatever I Can Get

Baldacchino Tent Bar – Fort Fringe
Remaining performances:
Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
They say: This original song cycle looks at the anxieties, insecurities and joys of dating and friendship in your late twenties and early thirties, with live music by the [...]

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: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: The Musical

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church—Mountain
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 4 p.m.
They Say: "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is one of the most controversial plays in recent theatre history. It has been produced over 50 times all over [...]

Hip Shot: Where in the World? The Untold Story of Camilla Sanfrancisco

Studio Theatre – Milton Theatre
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 21, 12 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 5 p.m.
They say: "A new musical comedy, inspired by Carmen Sandiego, tracks the global pursuit of an agent gone rogue. While on the run, she encounters colorful criminals, outrageous heists...and puns. For Camilla, getting caught is just the beginning."
Lindsey's Take: Carmen Sandiego was [...]

Hip Shot: ‘Shirley Dreaming’

American musical tradition meets Michel Gondry light.

Hip Shot: ‘[best imitation]’

The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar – at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Avenue NW
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 17, at 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 18, at 9 p.m.
They say: “ original musical by Jeremy F. Richter about five twenty-something individuals, their natural desire to be noticed and the existential 'what if?' mindfuck...”
Derek's Take: [...]

Hip Shot: ‘Duets’

The Clinic, 1006 6th St. NW
Remaining Performances:
Friday July 9 @ 10:30 pm
Saturday, July 17 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday, July 20 @ 10 pm
Sunday, July 25 @ Noon
They Say: A classic musical follows an AWOL soldier hoping to convince a friend that he is the one. A humorous indie-rock story about a guy rekindling an old flame. [...]