The Little Theatre of Alexandria is presenting Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, which was adapted from the classic novel by L.M. Montgomery & is directed by Michael J. Baker, Jr., thru February 3.The show has a book by Donald Harron& music by Norman Campbell. The tale is set at the turn of the century, “when a family decides to adopt an orphan boy for help on their farm, Green Gables. The “boy” turns out to be Anne Shirley, who quickly charms her new home and community with her fun spirit and comical adventures.
Image below: The logo for Anne of Green Gables - The Musical
The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present Peter Morgan’splay titledThe Audience, directed by Ruben Vellekoop, February 24-March 17. Historically, Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain has met privately with each of her 12 prime ministers on a weekly basis at Buckingham Palace for the past 60 years. Both the Queen & the prime ministers agree to never repeat what is said in these private “audiences.”The playwright imagines “what these meetings would be like as they span decades of the Queen’s reign.”
Signature Theatre is presenting 4,380 Nights by Annalisa Dias, thru February 18 in the Ark. The play is “a complex and intriguing look at an American worldview created in the wake of September 11. For the last 12 years, or 4,380 nights, Malik Djamal Ahmad Essaid has been held without charge by the U.S. government at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. As he languishes in his cell, his interactions with those on the outside are juxtaposed with historical events in a riveting exposé into the most dangerous prison of all—fear.” The play is presented as part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
Signature Theatre is presenting the world premiere of the new musical Light Yearsby Robbie Schaefer, directed by Eric Schaeffer, thru March 4.The acclaimed folk-rock band Eddie from Ohio’s Robbie Schaefer launched his album titled Sounds Like Home – Songs from The Musical Light Years at Signature Theatre on December 11. The musical follows Robbie “from his childhood in India to the joys and struggles of growing up, pursuing his passion and raising a family.”
Images below, left to right from top: Natascia Diaz, Robbie Schaefer, Bobby Smith, Luke Smith, John Sygar & Kara-Tameika Watkins
Synetic Theater is presenting The Trial, thru February 18.The play – inspired by Franz Kafka’s 1914/15 work, is about a 30-year-old man going about his day, “when suddenly without cause or warning, he is arrested while at work. The play explores the struggles of the man and his encounters with the invisible Law and the untouchable Court. This production is recommended for ages 14+ for mature content.”