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Writers Writing about Writing – A Review of [title of show]

Writers Writing about Writing – A Review of [title of show]
[title of show] is the latest hilarious musical production playing at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. It’s a story of two guys writing a musical about…two guys writing a musical. Confused? In it’s Washington DC area premiere, the show includes recent updates, based on cast member’s real life experiences about the show since it initially debuted off Broadway, and later on Broadway, so it’s been turned into a continual work in progress. The story surrounds two friends (self described...
April 16th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Arlington, theater, top-feature

“Come Up and See Me Sometime” – Bombshell Mae West Takes the Stage in Washington, DC

... performance as Mae West proves that when she’s bad, she’s so very good!! Dirty Blonde Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, Virginia 22206 (map it) 703-820-9771 Dates & Times – Through October 4, 2009. Tuesday and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 7:00 with weekend matinees at 2:00. Tickets - $47.00 – $71.00 and are available online online or by phone at 703-820-9771. Nearest Metro Subway Station – Pentagon City – Blue...
August 21st, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, Dirty Blonde, Mae WEst, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, Signature, The Arts

Ballston Arts and Crafts Market

On the second Saturday through October, about 50 arts and crafts vendors sell their wares at the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market in Arlington, Virginia. Besides local arts and crafts sellers, the market offers live music and other entertainment.  Vendors sells items raging from art, jewelry and photography to whimsical puppets and custom made plushy toys.  So there’s probably something for everyone. Ballston Arts and Crafts Market Welburn Square at the Ballston Metro Station 4230 Fairfax...
July 8th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, Arts and Crafts, Balston, Shopping, Virginia

So Your Brother Thinks He’s Abe Lincoln… How Lincolnesque!

... of President Abraham Lincoln. That’s the basic premise of the comedy-drama Lincolonesque now playing at Theatre on the Run in suburban Arlington, Virginia.  And it’s definitely worth seeing. The play tells the story of Leo (Michael Innocenti), a political speech writer who’s working for the reelection of the dullest Congressman on Capitol Hill.  Facing an uphill battle for reelection, Leo turns to his one time brilliant older brother who set the political world on fire, but eventually...
June 23rd, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, Keegan Theatre, Lincoln, Lincolnesque, The Arts, Virginia

Bar Bites at Morton’s & Win Their Cookbook Contest!

... DC 20036  (map it) 202-955-5997 Other Morton’s area locations that offer the happy-hour specials include: Georgetown  (map it) Arlington, VA  (map it) Bethesda, MD  (map it) Reston, VA  (map it) Tysons Corner (Vienna), VA  (map it) Dates and Times – Bar Bites hours – Weekdays only – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. until closing. Restaurant hours – Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 5:30 – 11:00,  Sunday 5:00 – 10:00. ...
June 16th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, Bethesda, contest, Georgetown, Maryland, Mortons, Restaurants & Bars, steakhouse, Virginia, Washington DC

A “Giant” of a Musical at Signature Theatre

... unique and loved by Washingtonians. GIANT Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Avenue  (use 2772 S. Randolph St. if using a GPS device) Arlington, Virginia 22206 (map it) 703-820-9771 Additional Destination Information Dates and Times – Through May 31, 2009 – Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Running time is 4 hours, with 2 intermissions. Tickets – $49.00 – $77.00 and are available online or through Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT...
May 12th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, Giant, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, Shirlington, Signarture Theatre, The Arts, Virginia, Washington DC

Everything’s Bigger in Texas – GIANT –The Musical

... War II and dealing with an interracial marriage. Giant tells the giant tale of one Texas family. GIANT Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, Virginia 22206 (map it) 703-820-9771 Additional Destination Information Dates and Times – Through May 31, 2009 – Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m., Running time is 3½ hours, with 2 intermissions. Tickets – $49.00 – $77.00 and are available online or through Ticketmaster at...
May 8th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, Giant, musicals, Signature Theatre, The Arts, Virginia

Monument Monday – Changing of the Guard at Arlington Cemetery

The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery outside of Washington, DC has been guarded around the clock, 365 days-a-year, since 1937.  Beginning after World War II, a special detail from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also called The Old Guard, have been protecting the tomb. The tomb, honoring an unidentified soldier who died during World War I in France was created in 1921.  The soldier was initially buried in Arlington National Cemetery in a crypt with a white marble top.  Eleven years...
March 16th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, arlington-cemetery, Attractions, Changing of the guards, monuments, tomb

Half Price Tickets for Les Misérables and The Little Dog Laughed

Signature Theatre in suburban Arlington, Virginia, is offering half priced tickets to young professionals with their “Signature Scene” which includes half-priced tickets to two plays and a pre-show wine tasting. The first play, Les Misérables, (reviewed by The DC Traveler) is the Victor Hugo based musical, about criminal turned solid citizen, Jean Valjean. Tickets are only $32.50. And the comedy, The Little Dog Laughed, is the second offering at just $28.00, with the story of Mitchell, the...
January 30th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, DC, les miserables, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, plays, The Arts, Virginia, Washington

Magic and Laughs for Kids with The Great Zucchini

... National Zoo.  He bring his interactive  show, especially for the toddler-set, to both of the Washington, DC’s area Cinema & Drafthouses in Arlington and Montgomery. The Great Zucchini’s magic tricks may not be all that amazing to an adult, but his interaction with his pre-school audience, making himself the brunt of every joke, is what makes children howl with laughter. The Great Zucchini Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike Arlington, Virginia (map it) and Montgomery...
December 28th, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, children, Family Friendly, magic, Silver Spring

Enjoy Outdoor Ice Skating Around Washington, DC

... open Christmas and New Year’s Day. Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating The Plaza 1201 South Joyce Street Arlington, Virginia 22202 (map it) 703-418-6666 Herbert Wells Ice Rink 5211 Paint Branch Parkway (formerly Calvert Road) College Park, MD 20740 (map it) 301-277-3717 Reston Town Center Ice Skating Rink Reston Town Center – Market Street and Pavilion 11900 Market Street Reston, VA 20190 (map it) Pershing Park Pennsylvania...
December 20th, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, college park, Family Friendly, ice skating, Reston, Tours, Washington

A Formal White Tie Christmas Ball

Kick off the holiday season with a grand Viennese-style Christmas Ball at the beautiful Washington Golf and Country Club in suburban Arlington, Virginia. Highlights of the evening include a traditional champagne reception, a scrumptious Austrian dessert buffet, and music for dancing by Con Brio!, one of Washington’s most regarded salon orchestras.  they will perform waltzes and ballroom music and even a polka or two. The ball will open with a cotillion performance by students from the...
December 7th, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, christmas, Great Activities for a Date, nightlife, Virginia

Peace, Love & Robbery

The American premiere of Love, Peace and Robbery, at the small, 50-seat Theatre on the Run in Arlington, Virginia, tells the story of two Irish ex-cons, Gary and Darren. They were recently released from Cork Prison in Ireland and sincerely want to put their lives back together. But to go straight, each must attempt to avoid the problems that got them originally sent to prison, so staying clean and sober, avoid “tabs” (pills), and obey the terms of their probation and curfew, even if it is hours...
December 2nd, 2008 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arlington, plays, The Arts, Virginia