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BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Enchanting Fun for the Whole Family BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Enchanting Fun for the Whole Family
by Jeremy Bustin - April 29, 2017

From puppetry and stage magic to big dance numbers and notable performances, Virginia Repertory Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast has something for everyone. Billed as children's theatre, the company puts forth a noble effort to mount a show with many accouterments of a mainstage producti... (more...)
BWW Review: Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University Present a Supersized Production of THE WIZ BWW Review: Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University Present a Supersized Production of THE WIZ
by Jeremy Bustin - April 27, 2017

VSC's and NSU's Co-production of THE WIZ runs through April 30 at the Wells Theatre in Norfolk.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Toe-taps Its Way to the Altria Theater BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Toe-taps Its Way to the Altria Theater
by Jeremy Bustin - April 27, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is part of the 2016-2017 Broadway in Richmond series.... (more...)
BWW Review: VMT's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Finds Success with Young Star BWW Review: VMT's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Finds Success with Young Star
by Emel Ertugrul - April 24, 2017

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, through April 23.... (more...)
BWW Review: Strut and Hustle to Riverside To Catch SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER And You'll Feel Like Dancing BWW Review: Strut and Hustle to Riverside To Catch SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER And You'll Feel Like Dancing
by Jeffrey Walker - April 14, 2017

While not landmark piece of musical theatre, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER delivers a few hours of escapist fun and a slew of 1970's disco tunes that will likely take some audience members back to their days in bell bottoms, platform shoes, and hustling the night away. With strong leading performances, a st... (more...)
BWW Review: Early Legends of Rock and Roll Light Up the Stage in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Riverside Center BWW Review: Early Legends of Rock and Roll Light Up the Stage in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - January 27, 2017

Four towering music legends live on in a rousing, tune-filled walk down memory lane at Fredericksburg's Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. Fans of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins need look no further than the retrospective musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, now bringing audi... (more...)
BWW Review: Tom Story Is Fully Committed As 40 Characters In FULLY COMMITTED At MetroStage, A Tour De Force BWW Review: Tom Story Is Fully Committed As 40 Characters In FULLY COMMITTED At MetroStage, A Tour De Force
by Jeffrey Walker - December 19, 2016

Written and first presented two decades ago, FULLY COMMITTED was revised and revived in New York recently with Broadway veteran and one of the costars of TV comedy hit 'Modern Family,' Jesse Tyler Ferguson. This brought enough interest in the show to warrant additional productions and Carolyn Griffi... (more...)
BWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in Manassas BWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in Manassas
by Jeffrey Walker - December 06, 2016

Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the quartet of seasonal spectres - if these characters are back in action, it must mean A CHRISTMAS CAROL has returned to spread humbug and cheer in the Kellar Family Theatre in Manassas. The resident community theatre at the Center for the Arts, Rooftop Productions, is offeri... (more...)
BWW Review: OLIVER TWIST Cries Forward at Virginia Stage Company BWW Review: OLIVER TWIST Cries Forward at Virginia Stage Company
by Emel Ertugrul - November 14, 2016

Music driven and socially poignant, this new adaptation of Oliver Twist is melancholy and dreamlike.... (more...)
BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY With 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Karen Grassle Charms and Warms the Heart At Riverside Center BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY With 'Little House on the Prairie' Star Karen Grassle Charms and Warms the Heart At Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - October 24, 2016

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents a first class production of Alfred Uhry's prize-winning drama DRIVING MISS DAISY. Expertly directed by renowned Washingon, DC-based actor/director Rick Hammerly and starring Karen Grassle from LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE in the title role, Riverside'... (more...)
BWW Review: GROUNDED Soars at Virginia Stage Company BWW Review: GROUNDED Soars at Virginia Stage Company
by Emel Ertugrul - March 14, 2016

In cold, gray, industrial abstraction The Pilot describes in euphoric detail what it means to be surrounded in blue. We are never given the blue she sees. What we do get is a precisely projected wash of fluid blue light swirling on the large steely walls that line the perimeter of her world and we c... (more...)
BWW Review: There's Nothin' Like Liberty University's SOUTH PACIFIC BWW Review: There's Nothin' Like Liberty University's SOUTH PACIFIC
by Danielle Ashley Dias - February 27, 2015

This past weekend, Liberty University's Department of Theatre Arts opened its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's World War II era musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. In the midst of two snowstorms, a transformation to the South Pacific was the perfect way to let the Lynchburg area know that spring and warm... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Alluvion Stage Company Debuts PETER AND THE STARCATCHER BWW Reviews: Alluvion Stage Company Debuts PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Danielle Ashley Dias - January 19, 2015

'When I was young, I wish I could fly!' And fly the boy did. This weekend, Alluvion Stage Company debuted another first for the central Virginia area: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: An Original Christmas Twist with MR. DICKENS CHRISTMAS CAROL at Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare BWW Reviews: An Original Christmas Twist with MR. DICKENS CHRISTMAS CAROL at Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare
by Bruce Levy - December 01, 2014

This one act marvel truly embodies the heart of the season... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Virginia Rep's MAME Brings 'A Little Christmas' Spirit to Richmond BWW Reviews: Virginia Rep's MAME Brings 'A Little Christmas' Spirit to Richmond
by Bruce Levy - November 24, 2014

With themes of unconditional love, family, and hope, Mame makes for a perfect Christmastime musical... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular Kicks Off Christmas Season at Swift Creek Mill Theatre BWW Reviews: Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular Kicks Off Christmas Season at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
by Bruce Levy - November 16, 2014

If you enjoy country music…if you enjoy Christmas music….you will enjoy The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Virginia Rep Will Leave You Humming Along BWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Virginia Rep Will Leave You Humming Along
by Bruce Levy - November 10, 2014

While more than 30 years have passed, Virginia Repertory Theatre at Hanover Tavern's current production shows that the musical stands the test of time.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is a Must See at TheaterLAB BWW Reviews: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is a Must See at TheaterLAB
by Bruce Levy - November 03, 2014

TheatreLAB and Spin, Spit and Swear have started their season off right with a production that I am sure we will still be talking about at next year's RTCC Awards!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CAT Theatre's SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE is a Bit Elementary BWW Reviews: CAT Theatre's SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE is a Bit Elementary
by Bruce Levy - October 27, 2014

The creative sets and overall solid performances will help fans of Arthur Conan Doyle's works enjoy CAT Theatre's current production... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Cadence Theatre's SIGHT UNSEEN Is a Sight To Be Seen BWW Reviews: Cadence Theatre's SIGHT UNSEEN Is a Sight To Be Seen
by Bruce Levy - October 20, 2014

Take a leap of faith "sight unseen" and go and see Sight Unseen... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Richmond Triangle Players Designs Quality Performances in DESIGN FOR LIVING BWW Reviews: Richmond Triangle Players Designs Quality Performances in DESIGN FOR LIVING
by Bruce Levy - October 06, 2014

The play itself is a dichotomy. While written by Noel Coward in 1932, and no longer as controversial as it was in its day, the material is still timely and the themes are not dated.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Firehouse Theatre's WAIT UNTIL DARK BWW Reviews: Firehouse Theatre's WAIT UNTIL DARK
by Bruce Levy - September 28, 2014

Uneven performances and constant technical problems dragged down what could have been a unique and suspenseful evening of theater.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Run, Don't Walk to See Swift Creek Mills Theatre's SEE HOW THEY RUN BWW Reviews: Run, Don't Walk to See Swift Creek Mills Theatre's SEE HOW THEY RUN
by Bruce Levy - September 22, 2014

For non-stop laughs; run, don't walk to see "See How They Run."... (more...)
BWW Reviews: 5th Wall's Inaugural Production of H20 BWW Reviews: 5th Wall's Inaugural Production of H20
by Bruce Levy - September 07, 2014

H20 is the right baptism to welcome this infant production company into Richmond's theater community.... (more...)