Erin P. Doherty Linkow is a technical writer at Northrop Grumman. She participates in Federal Plain Language workshops and applies the related principles to USPS Statistical Programs policies, software-related procedures, correspondence, and training materials. Otherwise, Erin adopts shelter parakeets and enjoys caring for them and other people’s pets holistically. By day, Erin enjoys hiking and attending Phoenix Landing Parrot Education workshops. By night, she enjoys attending plays with her husband, Raymond, and getting quotes at the after party for her reviews.
"Dirty Blonde" seamlessly toggles between Mae West’s career in the 1920s through 1950s and the friendship between two fans—Jo (Alexandra Guyker) and Charlie (Daniel J. Calderon) who meet at her resting place shortly after her death at age 87 in 1980.
Thirty years ago on June 11, Neil Simon converted Oscar and Felix’s characters to Olive and Florence's. Since then, the focus has shifted from comparing the male and female versions to developing the female characters fully.
LTA's production features a cast with expert comic timing who is as down-to-earth as their characters. Charles
Classical music reminiscent of that enjoyed in 1936, when the play is set, is well selected and played at a nice soft volume by Alan Wray, the sound designer. The customary, familiar fog fills Little Theatre of Alexandria before the show begins. Signs on the doors surround the theatre as well
LTA’s simple staging, period costumes and lilting choral harmonies make this one-act, one-hour version of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” a must see. Ebenezer Scroogeطs (Mike Baker, Jr.)
metamorphosis from tightwad grouch to the very embodiment of the Christmas spirit begins
Most know it as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the film released in 1975 the same year as it opened on Broadway. Hence, the playgoers received 3D glasses for the play, which was first staged in 1973 in London. The Rocky Horror Show musical is an ode to the science fiction and horror movies of the 1940s to 1970s.
No curtain opened on this opening night; rather, the audience could absorb Baron Pugh's stark and claustrophobic two-room apartment set design immediately and throughout the play. As frequent theatergoer and Russian literature enthusiast Patrick Estrada
Arthur Snow and his team effectively execute special effects, beginning with projections of floating clouds and sky that change color behind the curtain. Then, the curtain opens and a high-energy evening of fun begins.
The Historian (Patrick Graham) provides context from a castle tower before Arthur’s story commences with slapstick humor.