Post Tagged with: "National Theatre"

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage : at National Theatre Now through September 14

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage : at National Theatre Now through September 14

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,” [...]

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West Side Story Returns to National Theatre Through June 8

West Side Story Returns to National Theatre Through June 8

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 [...]

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Experience the Blue Man Group at The National Theatre Through May 11

Experience the Blue Man Group at The National Theatre Through May 11

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 [...]

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Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! at National Theatre for Two Nights Only

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! at National Theatre for Two Nights Only

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 [...]

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Mamma Mia! the Musical Makes March Melodious (at the National Theatre)

Mamma Mia! the Musical Makes March Melodious (at the National Theatre)

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 [...]

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March 4th Mardi Gras (& Cocktail Making & Tasting)

March 4th Mardi Gras (& Cocktail Making & Tasting)

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 [...]

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Mamma Mia! to Comes to the National Theatre

Mamma Mia! to Comes to the National Theatre

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 [...]

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STOMP Your Way to the National Theatre through February 9

STOMP Your Way to the National Theatre through February 9

By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras  Remember all those times as a child you were told to stop dragging your feet, to stop clanking your glass while dining out, or to stop tapping your pencil on your desk? The sounds from each of these activities can become quite annoying if they are done while someone else [...]

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Tony Award Winner Idina Menzel Brings “If/Then” to Life on Stage at National Theatre

Tony Award Winner Idina Menzel Brings “If/Then” to Life on Stage at National Theatre

By Punch Preview Correspondent Lindsey Clark  We’ve all had moments in our lives that we look back on later and wonder “what if?”  What if we’d made another choice, been in a different place at a different time, smiled at the person behind us in line at the grocery store, accepted that job, or moved [...]

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Returns to National Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Returns to National Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide Broadway musical produced by NETworks, is returning to National Theatre beginning June 12 through June 24. What makes this so special is that the original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production. Both director and choreographer (Rob Roth and Matt West [...]

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“Rock of Ages” Will Keep You Rocking in Your Chair

“Rock of Ages” Will Keep You Rocking in Your Chair

By Punch Passport Correspondent Lori González Lazzarini A couple days ago, I went with a friend to see “Rock of Ages“ at the National Theatre.  We arrived at the theatre and the energy was amazing, I quickly realized that I was not dressed appropriately for the event.  I had my boring work clothes on and [...]

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The Color Purple at the National Theatre – A Must See

The Color Purple at the National Theatre – A Must See

When you attend a musical performance in the theater, how often are you compelled to jump to your feet as soon the curtain is called? And do you have a tear coming out of the corner of your eye as you do so?  I cannot guarantee that you will pop to your feet immediately like [...]

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