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Pilot for NBC’s New High School Drama ‘Rise’ Lacks Originality

The series premiere of NBC’s new drama, “Rise,” at times resembles a gritty, dramatic reshoot of “High School Musical.” The show follows a disillusioned English teacher who takes over a small-town high school’s drama department and leads a ragtag group of students in putting on “Spring Awakening” as the fall[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 1 comment Television, The Guide
KEEGAN THEATRE

‘Chicago’ Makes DC Debut at the Keegan Theatre

Clad in silky lingerie and fishnet tights, Velma Kelly, played by Jessica Bennett, opens the show with “Chicago” classic “All That Jazz.” Her smooth alto and sultry dance moves strikingly portray the unapologetic boldness of the iconic character. She exchanges quick kisses and flirtatious twirls with her accompanying male dancers,[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’

Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’

★★☆☆☆ With a star-studded cast, featuring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, and the direction of Edgar Wright, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed comedies like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Baby Driver” has all the tools necessary for an incredible heist movie. With an electrifying soundtrack and flawlessly choreographed action[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Directed by Sam Gold and based on Alison Bechdel’s award-winning autobiographical graphic novel, Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” made its Washington, D.C. premiere April 18 at the National Theatre. The musical delivers a striking study of human relationships, particularly those between father and daughter, as its protagonist Alison, played by[Read More…]

A Musical Dystopia

A Musical Dystopia

Imagine a post-apocalyptic world where the earth has all but run out of water. Society is split between the wealthy elite in power and the poor population that must abide by their exploitative rules. Mask & Bauble’s new musical “Urinetown” depicts this future society, but as its name suggests, there’s[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘The Last Five Years’

Movie Review: ‘The Last Five Years’

★★★★★ There are not many Valentine’s Day movies that begin with a breakup, but that is only one of the ways “The Last Five Years” distinguishes itself from the goopy, forced love stories that are spewed out every Feb. 14.  The movie is a breathtaking combination of charming and heartbreaking[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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With a long history and big shoes to fill, the National Theatre’s version of “Chicago” provides a hilariously entertaining show.

‘All That Jazz’ and More

If you’ve seen the 2002 film adaptation of the musical “Chicago” — currently playing at the National Theatre downtown — you may think you know what to expect when the curtain rises. But, when you see the orchestra prominently positioned on the stage, and when the first notes of the[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Features, The Guide
Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Those who have seen the long-lived and well-loved musical can agree that putting Les Misérables onto the screen, especially when it involves such ambitious goals as retaining the sung-through structure of the show — and, more still, recording all the singing live — would be a challenging endeavor. With all the anticipation revolving[Read More…]

by December 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Those who have seen the long-lived and well-loved musical can agree that putting Les Misérables onto the screen, especially when it involves such ambitious goals as retaining the sung-through structure of the show — and, more still, recording all the singing live — would be a challenging endeavor. With all the anticipation revolving[Read More…]

by December 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Rock of Ages’ Brings Nothin’ But a Good Time

Rock of Ages’ Brings Nothin’ But a Good Time

3/5 Stars Rock of Ages, a musical comedy about music, features an expansive cast of A-list celebrities filling a variety of roles. There’s a diva (Mary J. Blige), a heartthrob (Tom Cruise), and a crazy person (Russell Brand), as well as a mixture of the three (Alec Baldwin). However, what the[Read More…]

by June 15, 2012 0 comments The Guide