Little Dancer, a musical about the young and strong-willed ballerina Edgar Degas immortalized in his famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, opens this weekend at the Kennedy Center and tops my list of "I hope to I get to it," before the show ends Nov. 30.
Now that the Silver Line has opened, the sparkling new Spring Hill Metro stop is just a half block from the theater. With 1st Stage's engaging and innovative black box performances and its central location just east of Leesburg Pike and just west of Tysons Galleria, I have no doubt that I will no longer be able to keep this gem of a theater to my self.
Trying to choose which performance we were going to see of the over 150 acts taking part in the Capital Fringe Festival 2014 was like trying to choose one chocolate out of the world’s biggest box. In its ninth year, the Capital Fringe Festival has every amalgam of drama, comedy, dance, solo performance, interactive theater you could hope for playing at 23 venues through July 27.
Part of the reason I started this blog was to give potential employers in the wine, spirit and hospitality industries a sampling of my writing ability. But I've also embraced this mission to discover fun activities for those of us 40-55, and I don't want to give the impression that our fun is dependent on having a drink in hand.