Articles Tagged With: Melanie Bishop

Steel Magnolias at Spotlighters Theatre

I wasn’t sure what to think about
seeing a play I had only ever heard of as an acclaimed movie.  Director Fuzz Roark assuaged those fears by
allowing us to experience the story in a setting not only made more intimate by
being kept in the same room as Alan Zemla’s set designs, but also brought to
our senses by virtue of Spotlighters Theater being a cozy space.  Being so very close to the action made you
not an audience member at a play,

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Blythe Spirit at Spotlighters Theatre

Amanda N. Gunther | TheatreBloom

Looking for an evening out? Like something a little more
1940’s than 1840’s? Tired of the trifecta ghosts of Christmas? Spotlighters
offers a more blithe spirit this holiday, Noel Coward’s Blythe Spirit, a witty little farce to bridge the transition from
2018 to 2019.

The cast of Blythe Spirit at Spotlighters TheatreShaelyn Jae Photography The cast of Blythe Spirit at Spotlighters Theatre. Photo courtesy of Shealyn Jae Photography

The neighborhood of Mount Vernon,

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Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Spotlighters Theatre

It was a white dress with pink floral patterns all over it, A-frame and 50’s vintage style cut with a singular crinoline layer that peaked out from the bottom. I wore it with a pink hat dotted in flowers and pearls, the hat that my partner calls “…that flower bucket on your head…” I got the dress in Vegas, at a retro-chic wannabe vintage shop called Rockin’ Betty’s over in the Arts District— that’s off the strip— on the last Sunday of our family trip there.

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Picnic at Showcase on Main

Pretty things are rare in this life; they’re like billboards telling us life is good. There’s a ‘life is good billboard’ rising up in Rising Sun, Maryland this summer with Showcase On Main’s latest theatrical endeavor. Away from their usual Minihane’s location, they’ve popped up in the black box of Street Lamp Productions to present William Inge’s Picnic. Directed and Designed by S. Lee Lewis with original score composition by A.J.

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The Women at Spotlighters Theatre

Pride is a luxury a woman in love cannot afford. And the devilish lengths a woman in love will go to in order to maintain that love is unseemly and unsightly to the modern feminist. But in the world of Clare Booth Luce’s The Women, where the utmost priority for the women of society was maintaining a marriage and quashing scandals before they could rise, it’s quite a different story. Directed by Fuzz Roark,

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Review: The Game’s Afoot at Spotlighters Theatre

Madhouse doesn’t begin to describe the utter shenanigans happening in William Gillette’s New England mansion on Christmas Eve. Scandal! Mystery! Murder! For god’s sake, there are actors present! What else could be expected from Ken Ludwig’s bitingly humorous and boisterously bloody play The Game’s Afoot? Directed by Fuzz Roark, this scintillating madcap comedy with just a dandy drop of blood for the murder mystery enthusiast in us all is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season.

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Review: Farragut North at Milburn Stone Theatre

Ambition seduces. Power corrupts. Milburn Stone Theater delivers. For a one weekend exclusive engagement, MST takes on the scandalously charged political thriller Farragut North at the Elkton Station found-space location. Written by Beau Willimon and Directed by Andrew John Mitchell, this edgy political chaser keeps you enthralled with the backroom politics as the race for the big house unfurls in backwoods Des Moines, the biggest political victory a candidate can hope to make in their campaign.

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