Peter Pan at Valley Players

Our local community theater put up Peter Pan and I took the kids. I’ve seen some things at Valley Players in the past that were outstanding (Outside Mullingar is a favorite). A few kids my kids knew were in the show as well. I should preface this by saying that I cannot even begin to […]


Ragtime at Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University, just up the way in Winchester, has a summer musical series. They bring in professional actors for most of the principal roles and their students make up the ensemble. I knew the general outline of Ragtime, but hadn’t ever seen it performed, so I wanted to see it. The production was outstanding, musically, […]


Ad Nauseum at Dad’s Garage

Dad’s Garage is a comedy theater that does a mix of scripted and improvised shows. I caught a preview performance of a new, scripted show called Ad Nauseum, written and directed by Megan Leahy. I almost didn’t go to this show because the premise sounded a bit tired and reductive: It takes place in a […]


Fat Juliet at Atlanta AppCo Alumni

You may remember Bridget McCarthy from my (depressingly popular–I wish this didn’t resonate with everyone) post about Juliet being played by somebody whose body type is not… sylphish? She’s developing a one-woman show, called Fat Juliet, which she says was catalyzed by our work together on her Juliet audition monologue. That story isn’t in the […]