Kelle Long

Kelle Long

  Kelle Long is a community theater and Stagedoor Manor alum who now exercises her passion for live performance as an audience member. She was formerly the Associate Editor of the Motion Picture Association of America’s film site, The Credits. She tries her best not to sing along during musicals but your understanding is appreciated.




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BWW Review: GAVIN CREEL at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: GAVIN CREEL at The Kennedy Center
Posted: Oct. 4, 2019


BWW Review: A WINTER'S TALE at The Wheel Theatre CompanyBWW Review: A WINTER'S TALE at The Wheel Theatre Company
Posted: Oct. 7, 2019


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BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Virginia OperaBWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Virginia Opera
Posted: Nov. 11, 2018


BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Kensington Arts TheatreBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Kensington Arts Theatre
Posted: Oct. 28, 2018


BWW Review: KLEPTOCRACY at ARENA STAGEBWW Review: KLEPTOCRACY at ARENA STAGE
Posted: Jan. 27, 2019


BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Kennedy Center
Posted: Dec. 22, 2018


BWW Review: GAVIN CREEL at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: GAVIN CREEL at The Kennedy Center
Posted: Oct. 4, 2019


BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL at National TheatreBWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL at National Theatre
Posted: Jan. 19, 2019


BWW Review: A WINTER'S TALE at The Wheel Theatre Company
October 7, 2019

Grand sets and spectacle draw crowds, but the basis of all great theater is human connection and that can be born from sparsity. The Wheel Theatre Company's highly affordable presentation of William Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale is a perfect reminder that authentic theatrical experiences occur wherever passionate players gather.

BWW Review: GAVIN CREEL at The Kennedy Center
October 4, 2019

When I told my friends that I was going to see Gavin Creel's show, guys and girls alike had the same response: a?oeHe is my ultimate Broadway boyfriend.a?? If you have the same affinity for the Tony Award winner, his solo concert is the night you've been dreaming of.

BWW Interview: Spenser Micetich of FINDING NEVERLAND at National Theatre
February 25, 2019

In a city that is often associated with cynicism, you may soon feel a little fairy dust sprinkled over town. FINDING NEVERLAND is flying into the National Theatre in Washington DC this week, stoking our childlike wonder that can be easily lost in the daily grind. The musical, based on the Academy Award-winning film, spins a fantasy blending the real life of author J.M. Barrie and his most famous production, PETER PAN. Spenser Micetich stars as Mr. Cromer, a member of the Duke of York Theatre troupe acting in Barrie's latest play.

BWW Review: KLEPTOCRACY at ARENA STAGE
January 27, 2019

When I moved to Washington years ago, my friends would always ask me, 'Is DC just like House of Cards?' I was always regretful to disappoint them, but would have to reply, 'Well, we're not quite at the point of pushing people in front of trains without consequences, but…have you see Veep?'

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL at National Theatre
January 19, 2019

Every kid with a performer's heart deserves to experience three things in their childhood: access to an incredible arts program, a passionate mentor, and a really great Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. For me, that was the Springfield (Missouri) Little Theatre, Beth D., and The Phantom of the Opera. I wish for all of today's youth to find the arts and an inspiring mentor. As for Webber for this generation, there is School of Rock The Musical, which actually touches on all of the above. The tour is visiting the National Theatre in Washington, DC this month and packs the biggest dreams and highest professionalism into the tiniest bodies.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at The Kennedy Center
December 22, 2018

I cannot fathom willingly undertaking the escalating catastrophes of The Play that Goes Wrong night after night. The potential for disaster is, of course, the masochistic thrill of live theater. Anything can happen but how often do you actually see anything go wrong in a play? Yet, we are all tethered by this morbid curiosity for the possibility that things could at any moment fall apart.

BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Virginia Opera
November 11, 2018

Mozart's Don Giovanni is a must in every opera goer's repertoire. If you are looking for a first encounter with the Don, you could be in no more responsible hands than the Virginia Opera. The material and musical mastery are deliciously indulgent in equal measure. Director Lillian Groag's rendition is a vibrant and youthful take on the infamous playboy invigorated by lively performances. The work may be named for the relentless philanderer, but the ensemble offers a rich bounty of characters.

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Kensington Arts Theatre
October 28, 2018

Craig Pettinati's staging of Sweeney Todd at the Kensington Arts Theatre is bursting with bright, young talent that promises theater traditions will be faithfully kept by a new generation. Most of the cast members are likely a decade or two younger than the 1979 Broadway debut of Stephen Sondheim's bloodiest musical, but they have a command of the material that is refreshing. The community theater favorite is staged in an intimate, and sometimes interactive, setting that offers an exciting new experience for fans and newcomers alike. The reward, however, is viewing a production featuring a number of fresh performers who feel primed to command any equity stage they choose.