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‘Reefer Madness’ is ridiculously high on fun at NextStop Theatre

The slapsticky campfest is a fantastic show with impressive performances and a biting commentary with a striking resemblance to today. By ALEXANDRA BOWMAN

‘Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin’ soars at Creative Cauldron

The show is packed with messages steeped in history and personal strivings, and the music and dance sequences are outrageously good. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

Workhouse Arts Center delivers a rollicking good ‘Drowsy Chaperone’

Top-tier comedic performances abound in this perfectly executed love letter to musical theater. By ALEXANDRA BOWMAN

Patti LuPone’s concert tour leaves fans ecstatic at Kennedy Center

Her extraordinary voice purred, preened, and exploded with depth and power. By AMY KOTKIN

Unsung Black history and exceptional musicality in ‘Mexodus’ at Mosaic

The musical takes us on a sonically immersive sensory ride of sound and light with solid storytelling and performances. By WHIT DAVIS

Four sisters’ self-discovery in ‘Little Women’ musical at Capital One Hall

'Your fate is in your hands' encapsulates the journey of the main characters in standout performances. By TENIOLA AYOOLA

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ enchants as 1980s teen comedy at Everyman Theatre

This wonderful and joyous production hinges on the existential question 'My God, are we gonna be like our parents?' By COLLEEN KENNEDY

A deaf and hearing couple meet their unborn child in magical...

A U.S. premiere by Northern Ireland’s c21 Theatre Company. By LISA TRAIGER

Cirque du Soleil’s dazzling ‘Corteo’ comes to EagleBank Arena in Fairfax

The imaginative premise: What does a circus clown experience during their funeral? By JULIAN OQUENDO

50 years on, an exhilarating ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ rocks the National

The material is still vibrant, and the production pays ample homage to the show's origin as a rock opera. By GREGORY FORD

Folger Theatre mounts a transcendent ‘Metamorphoses’

A singular cultural achievement you will remember for years. By SOPHIA HOWES

Must-see ‘Mummy in the Closet’ returns to GALA with Eva Perón

The musical is lively, entertaining, at times chilling, and deliciously transgressive. By SUSAN GALBRAITH

IN Series’ brilliant ‘Return of Ulysses’ sings of veterans’ homecoming

New opera tells a story with great power not only thousands of years ago in Greek legend but in today’s forever wars. By BOB ASHBY

‘Tuck Everlasting’ musical enchants at Fauquier Community Theater

The beautifully crafted show is like a love letter to the audience. By RENÉE DE PONTE

Sisters as faux bros in ‘Problems Between Sisters’ at Studio Theatre

In the tension between them is some peak mammalian hormonal ferocity, unleashed to a perfervid pitch one rarely sees portrayed by women. By JOHN STOLTENBERG

Radical rethinking in WNO’s powerful ‘Turandot’ at Kennedy Center

The Washington National Opera production resonates for our times like hitting the sweet spot of a gong. By SUSAN GALBRAITH

‘Dua: The Monster’s Story’ at Theatre Prometheus is a masterwork of...

Caitlyn Hooper as the Medusa character delivers an unforgettable performance, projecting the full force of a rape survivor’s grief. By ALEXANDRA BOWMAN

The comedy is classic in ‘Importance of Being Earnest’ at Baltimore...

With a stellar ensemble, beautiful period costumes, and a snappy take on the original text, this production is earnestly worth seeing. By BRITTANY PROUDFOOT GINDER

Dixie Longate seals the show in ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ at Kennedy...

As Washington counts down to Pride Month, this comedic celebration may be just the appetizer one needs to prepare for the coming feast. By D.R. LEWIS

A magical Roz White returns to DC to sing at Songbyrd

After two years on tour with 'The Tina Turner Musical,' the gifted singer-actress was welcomed home in a one-night-only concert. By SUSAN GALBRAITH