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Tomorrow's Critics: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

The Laughs Are Loud in Damascus's 'Noises Off'

Chris Dooly, a student at Northwest High School, reviews "Noises Off" by Damascus High School. Where does high school theater end and professional theater begin? Damascus High School has clearly bridged the gap with the drama department's production of "Noises...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 20, 2008; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Stone Bridge Shines With Comic Classic

Julia Katz, a student at McLean High School, reviews Stone Bridge High School’s “You Can’t Take It With You." Cornflakes and candy for dinner! Pet snakes in the living room! Making fireworks! Dancing terrible ballet! It’s just a typical night...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 19, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'Midsummer' Gets the '60s Treatment

Becky Joiner, a student at James Hubert Blake High School, reviews Magruder's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." If Shakespeare had attended Magruder High School's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," he probably would have been amazed at how well his play...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 18, 2008; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'A Doll's House' Opens Doors

Colleen O'brien, a student at Fairfax High School, reviews "A Doll House," by Westfield High School. Nora is a simple, loving housewife and mother of three, perfectly content to be subservient to the will of her husband, Torvald - a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 18, 2008; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bishop Ireton Tries to Shake the Shakesfear in 'Romeo and Juliet'

Elizabeth Movius, a student at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, reviews a modern day revival of "Romeo and Juliet," by Bishop Ireton High. The night after a wild party, Mercutio and Benvolio stagger on stage, nursing hangovers with ....

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 18, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Yorktown's Healthy Romp Helps Moliere's 'Invalid'

Keith Boylan, a student at George C. Marshall, reviews "The Imaginary Invalid," by Yorktown High School. Argan the Miser's body is giving him trouble . . . but what is the source of all this pain and misery? Is it...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 18, 2008; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'Pippin' Still Fascinates Despite Technical Flubs

Kyle O'Connor, a student at South County Secondary reviews "Pippin," by Robert E. Lee High School. The curtain opens. The audience is greeted by a troupe of vaudevillian actors chanting "Join us." The ragtag group of performers promises illusion, horror,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 18, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Edison's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Hits the Right Chords

Megan Fraedrich, a student at West Springfield High School, reviews Edison High School's "Fiddler on the Roof." A man is sitting on your roof, incessantly playing the violin. But when you're a poor Jewish milkman who has to deal...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 18, 2008; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Like Raindrops on Roses, Herndon Stages a Favorite

Merril Roth, a student at The Madeira School, reviews Herndon High School's "The Sound of Music." In another context, hills being "alive" would be disturbing, if not downright creepy. But in Herndon High School's presentation of "The Sound of Music,"...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 18, 2008; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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