Articles Tagged With: Kristina Martin

John Stange as Coriolanus

Coriolanus at Brave Spirits Theatre

For a world turned upside down as 2018, Director Charlene V. Smith has crafted a riveting, provocative, explosive Coriolanus. “Are we even capable of not harming ourselves?” she asks in the director’s notes, echoing Tori Boutin as citizen of Rome: “We willingly consented to his banishment, yet it was against our will.” 

Smith’s Rome is not a pinnacle of civilization. It’s violent and dirty, its citizens easily provoked to engage every whim.

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The Trojan Women Project at Brave Spirits Theatre

The natural orders are ours to make. Gender is a sphere. Women are women regardless of what kind of women they are. Does it make you a bad feminist or a bad woman if your version of feminism and supporting women is not the same as someone from a different generation, from a different race, from a different background, from a different socio-economic standpoint? The Trojan Women Project, devised by Rachel Hynes and the ensemble,

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Godspell at Infinity Theatre Company

If you have ears to hear, then listen! Live from Annapolis it’s Godspell! In the summer of ’17 when everyone seems to be picking up the good book of John-Michael Tebelak (with Music and new Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) Infinity Theatre Company is reinventing the story of Godspell in a refreshing and original new fashion. Directed by Alan Ostroff with Musical Direction by Laura Mueller, Godspell is being presented like a studio recording of Saturday Night Live and if you’ve ears to hear me,

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A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline at Infinity Theatre Company

Come on in and sit right down and make yourself at home! Infinity Theatre Company is opening its doors for the 2017 summer season with a country classic— Miss Patsy Cline— though unlike you’ve seen and heard her previously on the Infinity Stage! Directed by Tommy Iafrate, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline offers exactly as its namesake implies! An intimate jukebox musical; A Closer Walk pays tribute to the late Patsy Cline with some of her greatest hits and career highlights like performing at The Grand Ole Opry and some of Hank Williams’ covers that she really enjoyed singing!

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[gay] Cymbeline at Theatre Prometheus

Make Shakespeare gay again! The perfectly timed hangtag for Theatre Prometheus’ latest production from the Bard’s canon, [gay] Cymbeline. The company as a whole, though only entering their fourth year, lives up to their motto— “we bring the fire.” For not only do they boldly and daringly swap around the genders in William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline to present a lesbian love story, but their judiciously rendered production actually makes the plot palatable and sensible!

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Review: Million Dollar Quartet at Infinity Theatre Company

Well it’s one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat go! Go directly to Infinity Theatre Company this summer as they bring on some great balls of fiery talent all wrapped up in the second half of their repertory season! One magical night— December 4, 1956— brought four of the greatest rock-n-roll performers the musical charts have ever known together for an unspeakably sensational jam session.

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Review: Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver at Infinity Theatre Company

Infinity Theatre Company just can’t wait to get on the road again. Here they are, back in Annapolis for the 2016 season, and they’ve brought with them Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver. Boldly challenging their audience with this revitalization of a bluegrass-folk infused musical revue featuring the songs of the iconic John Denver, Co-Producing Artistic Directors Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff present a sensational show filled to the very brim with heart and soul that triumphantly calls through the hills of Colorado all the way down to the Chesapeake Bay.

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Review: Seussical: The Musical at NextStop Theatre Company

When the holidays are frantic or your Christmas is blue—

You should pack up the family and do what I do!

Head to NextStop Theatre Company this holiday season

Just keep on reading I’ll give you plenty of reason!

It’s their family production, suited for people of every age

It’s Seussical: The Musical now appearing live on the NextStop stage!

Directed by Jennifer Lambert with Evie Korovesis as Musical Director

These champions of family fun are this holiday season’s protector!

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Review: Deathtrap at NextStop Theatre Company

A feverish pandemic of Thrilleritis Malignus is sweeping through the Northern Virginia area as NextStop Theatre Company unloads Ira Levin’s Deathtrap onto their stage just in time for the tail-end of spooky season. Directed by Evan Hoffmann with eminence and experience, this comedic thriller delights audiences with laughs and screams as the play-within-a-play-within-a-play takes a chilling twist around the bend of darkness and deceit.

A lavish yet simultaneously foreboding set takes root in the play space of NextStop Theatre Company compliments of Scenic Designer JD Madsen.

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Review: Kiss Me, Kate at NextStop Theatre Company

It’s too darn hot over at NextStop Theatre Company! They’re shaking up the sizzling end of summer and going out with a big bang as they bring Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate to the stage. One final summer hoorah falls perfectly into place in the intimate black box space under the Direction of Michael Bobbitt and Musical Direction of Steve Przybyiski. This zesty zinger of a show-stopping feel-good comedy,

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