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Itai Yasur Itai Yasur is a musician in the DC area and has been involved in local theater for years. He’s been lucky enough to play on some of the most beautiful stages in and around the city, from Strathmore to Blues Alley to the Kennedy Center.


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BWW Reviews: Plenty of MISTAKES & MEDIA at Source
June 9, 2015

MISTAKES & MEDIA perfectly resembles the culture it attempts to speak out against: it's loud, has a short attention span, is obsessed with pop culture and completely unable to step away from it's smartphone, even in the theater. 

BWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at Folger
May 19, 2015

Far before the first lines are spoken director Aaron Posner, known for his unique reinventions of classics, and his creative team have created a new home for Stoppard's absurd spin on Shakespeare, and while doing so have breathed life into a classic nearing its 50th anniversary.

BWW Reviews: METAMORPHOSIS at Fringe
May 4, 2015

Remounting a work originally presented at Woolly Mammoth's rehearsal room earlier this year, the Alliance for New Music-Theatre now brings their original adaptation of METAMORPHOSIS to the new Capital Fringe performance venue. The Trinidad Theatre, located at 1358 Florida Ave NE, is exactly the type of small, hip, black box that DC isn't known for, and it's as good of a host as any for METAMORPHOSIS as the Alliance prepares to take their production to the Prague Fringe Festival later this month.

BWW Reviews: Round House Breathes Fresh Air Into UNCLE VANYA
April 16, 2015

Armed with a new, more relevant, adaptation by Annie Baker, director John Vreeke has pulled together a lively and energetic take on Chekov that is a hilarious as it is heartbreaking. A great team of designers and extraordinary cast has made Round House Theatre's take on UNCLE VANYA a highlight of the season.

BWW Reviews: DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES at the Kennedy Center
February 26, 2015

Poulenc's music is almost hard to believe; romantic without sweetness, contemporary without alienating, and among the extraordinary composers repertoire this epic opera stands out as a remarkable achievement, and this season Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello has designed a beautiful production to accompany it. That and some of the most impressive vocal power on display anywhere in the city makes the Kennedy Center's latest operatic offering an absolute joy to the senses.

BWW Reviews: BARE A POP OPERA at Clandestine Arts
February 22, 2015

While some might complement Clandestine-Arts' production of BARE: A POP OPERA for its 'can-do' attitude, there's a difference between the type of youthful inexperience that leads to theater that is exciting and new, and the type of reckless abandon that is at best moderately amusing and at worst incredibly dangerous. That is to say, there's nothing wrong with upstart theater company Clandestine-Arts' creative vision of producing emotion-driven musicals with low budgets, but theater is an incredibly technical art form. Whether the venue is a Broadway 2,000 seater, a high school auditorium, or a hole in the hall black box in Adams Morgan, there is never an excuse for a production so shoddily put together that the audience can reasonably fear for the performers safety, as well as their own; especially not at the admission price Clandestine is charging. At the end of the day, what really seems to be lacking is a sense of adult supervision.

BWW Reviews: CHEROKEE Sends Woolly on a Spirit Journey
February 19, 2015

Woolly Mammoth's beautiful theater in which every seat has an intimate view of the expansive stage and the company's diehard dedication to new plays has found another win in Lisa D'Amour's follow up to 2013's DETROIT. Upon entering audiences are immediately greeted with recordings of tribal music and a stage dense with flat planks giving the illusion of trees stretching far above. This play is all about transformations, sometimes subtle and sometimes ridiculous to the extreme, and it couldn't have found a better home than Woolly, who's aesthetic seems motivated by the constant need to innovate, explore, and reinvent, not only from season to season and production to production, but often from act to act and even scene to scene. All around, the creative, production, and design teams have risen to the challenge of A'Mour's play and together have created an epic highlight in the DC theater scene.

BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Wilts at Warner
January 8, 2015

Disney is known for bringing the magic to its theatrical events, but there's no enchantment in this touring production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Instead, NETworks has skimped on the production values and has presented a night of theater that is often tacky and rarely captivating. In other words, this BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is more beastly than beauty.

BWW Reviews: THE LITTLE PRINCE Lands at Kennedy Center
December 22, 2014

It seems only fitting that in its efforts to introduce a musical form as grown-up as the opera to younger audiences, that the Kennedy Center has picked for this holiday season the children's classic THE LITTLE PRINCE, a story all about grown-ups trying to understand children trying to understand grown-ups. As the author's original dedication reads, 'All grown-ups were children first,' and in this family friendly production, the Kennedy Center has put forward something for the grown-up and the child in all of us.

BWW Reviews: 101 DALMATIONS Come to Imagination
November 24, 2014

The original score by Cushing is a surprising gem, with extremely well written and witty lyrics and catchy, memorable music sung with bravado and finesse by the talented cast.

BWW Reviews: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Slays at Arena
November 24, 2014

While an oldies-filled jukebox revue complete with a nod to today's boy bands might not sound like the most appealing night of theater DC has to offer, Arena's skillfully lighthearted take has the audience gasping, laughing, singing along, and even dancing on stage, so take the plunge into your radio and let Five Guys Named Moe show you the way.

BWW Reviews: BSO Takes Strathmore on a Journey Through Russia
November 19, 2014

From Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninoff to Shostakovich, the BSO treated the Music Center at Strathmore to a musical journey that bridged romantic and contemporary Russian music.

BWW Reviews: 2 Snaps for KAT's THE ADDAMS FAMILY
November 3, 2014

With a strong cast and surprising production values, KAT's THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a smile inducing, laugh-fest the brings cheese, heart, and a high-energy score to Kensington Town Center.

BWW Reviews: Unexpected Stage's DANNY BOY Measures Up
October 20, 2014

Marc Goldsmith's play about the romantic misadventures of a little person, both in stature and emotional maturity, is making its DC-area premiere after its original award-winning New York International Fringe Festival production in 2006.