Archive for 'Arts'

Visiting artists take up shop at Torpedo Factory

Visiting artists take up shop at Torpedo Factory

By Julia Brouillette Alexandria’s premier waterfront attraction, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, has opened its doors to the creatively inclined from across the country as part of the Visiting Artists Program. Now in its fourth year, [...]

High-flying act bound for Northern Virginia

High-flying act bound for Northern Virginia

By Jordan Wright Cirque du Soleil is bringing the critically acclaimed “Quidam” to the area later this month. The captivating extravaganza, which has toured five continents and been seen by millions in its 17-year history, will [...]

A star is reborn

A star is reborn

By Jordan Wright It’s 2013 at Arena Stage, or is it? The house is exploding and a tripped-out light show has begun. Eight slim-hipped, long-haired musicians — a three-man horn section, crack drummer, bluesy keyboardist and [...]

A stylish addition to Del Ray

A stylish addition to Del Ray

By Julia Brouillette Salon Bisoux — a hip, stylish shop with a talented staff and top-notch amenities — is quickly making a name for itself in Del Ray. Krista and Philippe Depeyrot opened Salon Bisoux in [...]

SCENE AROUND TOWN: ’20th Century’ roars into Little Theatre

SCENE AROUND TOWN: ’20th Century’ roars into Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright There’s nothing like the sound of a collective gasp from the audience when the curtain draws back to reveal a dazzling stage set. “20th Century” set co-designers John Downing and Bill Glikbarg achieved [...]

A Signature performance of ‘Company’

A Signature performance of ‘Company’

By Jordan Wright When the cast of Signature Theatre’s “Company” struts onstage in the musical’s first number, the thing to keep in mind is that three of the four onstage couples — Sherri L. Edelen as [...]

One for all and all for one at Synetic Theater

One for all and all for one at Synetic Theater

By Jordan Wright Synetic Theater’s dancers excel in perceived weightlessness and acrobatic suspension, and in “The Three Musketeers,” their talent is put on display. The play is full of good, old-fashioned swashbuckling, fight-till-the-death duels and leaping [...]

Booming sales prompts Port City Brewing’s expansion

Booming sales prompts Port City Brewing’s expansion

By Derrick Perkins Port City Brewing’s line of local craft beers has got tongues wagging, so much so the West End brewery is expanding capacity — again. Owner Bill Butcher, a native of the city, is [...]

MetroStage’s “Ghost-Writer” is a spellbinding show

MetroStage’s “Ghost-Writer” is a spellbinding show

By Jordan Wright As MetroStage celebrates its three Helen Hayes Awards for last year’s “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,” theatergoers are treated to another brilliant show by producing artistic director Carolyn [...]

A tale of troubled savants at Little Theatre

A tale of troubled savants at Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright “33 Variations,” playing at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, takes the audience on an intellectual exercise, meditating on Ludwig van Beethoven’s intent when he composed 33 variations on his music publisher’s mediocre waltz. [...]