Kelle Long

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


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


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


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


BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Virginia OperaBWW 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 TheatreBWW 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.