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Tomorrow's Critics: November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008

In ‘Ragtime,’ the Rhythms Of a Changing Nation

Jacob Horn, a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, reviews Woodrow Wilson's "Ragtime." (Photo by Judy Licht) Last weekend, “the music of something beginning, an era exploding, a century spinning in riches and rags and in rhythm and rhyme” came...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 25, 2008; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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In ‘Brigadoon,’ Love Casts A Strong Spell

Miranda Webster, a student at H-B Woodlawn, reviews George Mason High School’s “Brigadoon." (Courtesy of Katie Buenneke) There’s a gentle hum from the orchestra, distant singing is heard, and out of the mist rises George Mason High School’s production...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 25, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In ‘Noises Off,’ Backstage Is Brought Front and Center

Noelle Viñas , a student at Lake Braddock Secondary School, reviews James Madison High School’s “Noises Off." (Courtesy of Jake Beck) The only thing funnier than a great comedy is the actors who put it on and the ridiculous lives...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 25, 2008; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Paul VI Delivers With a Devilish ‘Yankees’

W.T. Woodson High School's Emily Manno reviews "Damn Yankees," performed by Paul VI Catholic High School. Patrick McDonald (Joe), Dana Lindblad (Lola), Lucy Holden (Lucy) and Jake Miller (Rocky). “One long-ball hitter, that’s what we need! I’d sell my soul...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 25, 2008; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dark Humor Sparkles in ‘Arsenic’

Aubrey Meeks, a student at Hayfield Secondary School, reviews "Arsenic and Old Lace," by Mount Vernon High School. At what point do you cross the line from the wonderful world of sanity into the destructive world of mental illness?...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 25, 2008; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McLean High School Stages Convincing ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Leila Giles reviews McLean High School's performance of "Romeo and Juliet." Vanessa Bretas as Juliet (photo by Julia Katz). A story filled with sword fights, romance, perilous plans, comedy, drama and tragedy opened last weekend. Was it the Thanksgiving blockbuster...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 25, 2008; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'Noises Off' Is a Scream At Langley High

Jodie Awudetsey, a student at South County Secondary School, reviews "Noises Off," performed by Langley High School. Doors that don’t stay closed, a backstage love triangle and a bumbling alcoholic: Throw in a plate or two of sardines and what...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 25, 2008; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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