By Punch Contributor Lindsey Clark As far as fairy tales go, Cinderella is probably one of the most recognized and the most revered. The pauper-turned-princess story has literary origins spanning as far back as the 1600’s, but when theatre giants Rodgers and Hammerstein released it as a made-for-tv musical in 1957, (starring a certain Julie Andrews) theirs became the […]
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Extra! Extra! Read All About How You Must See Disney’s Tony-Award Winning “Newsies” at National Theatre!
It’s only here at the National Theatre until June 21st, so hurry and buy your tickets. You will NOT be sorry. I personally missed the window of the generation who watched the Disney movie Newsies (1992), starring a young (hot) and up and coming (hot) star, Christian Bale. “I had the biggest crush on him!” […]
Irreverent. Unfiltered. Fabulous. Riotous. These are some of the words that come to mind when I’m asked, “Who is Dame Edna Everage?” The first time I saw her perform in D.C. I believe it was her 50th birthday celebration about 10 years ago. Her perfectly coifed just-right-shade-of-purple ‘do (the envy of all “blue hairs”), wild spectacle […]
The first time I saw Dame Edna perform in Washington, DC, I think I was in my 20’s. Granted the end of my 20’s, but still, it had been that long ago . I had had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you, I was bowled over laughing, you know, the kind of physical […]
By Punch Correspondent Taryn White Do you like musicals? Maybe that’s a silly question, because everyone likes musicals! Okay, maybe not everyone, but, if you classify yourself as pro-musical, which just an FYI, I do, you have to, have to, have to see Pippin, which is touring the country and now playing at the National Theatre until […]
By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras I confess. Prior to September 1, 2014, I had never seen the movie Dirty Dancing (1987). It took my 27 years to see why everyone goes crazy whenever “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” begins to play during a night out. Of course I’ve seen many reenactments of “the lift,” […]
By Punch Correspondent Lindsey Clark Before opening on Broadway in September of 1957, a little-known production by the name of West Side Story (starring an also little-known actress by the name of Chita Rivera) hit the stage of DC’s National Theatre for a trial run. The play, a musical scored by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen […]
By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras Prior to last night’s performance at the National Theatre, I knew nothing about the Blue Man Group, except that they were blue. I knew one time one of the classes at my high school chose them as a theme for our pep rally, so there were hundreds of blue juniors […]
By Punch Preview Correspondent Lindsey Clark Samuel Clemens was certainly a character. Remembered largely by his pen name, Mark Twain, his wit and his writing style continues to have influence in the literary world, now over a century after his death, and he remains a legendary figure in American history. Both Twain and his collection […]
As a fan of live musicals and plays, I do my best to see productions (particularly long running, award winning, globally celebrated ones) as often as I can, whether here in DC or New York City (or anywhere it’s possible). These are what memories are made of, especially because I remember years and years growing […]
So much to do, so much to drink, so much to eat…so little time. And while March 4th is the evening when I’ll personally be at the National Theatre for a few hours singing to ABBA’s greatest hits being belted out on the stage by the cast of Mamma Mia!, YOU, should be at the one […]
Mamma Mia! comes to DC’s National Theatre March 4th through the 9th. We’ll be there opening night for a review, but if you are a fan of ABBA’s timeless music or have come to appreciate award-winning long standing Broadway productions that make you feel good while you sing and dance along, or if you have […]