Northlight’s ‘A Civil War Christmas’ provides a pleasent alternative to Scrooge and sugar plum fairies

Khori Faison searches for freedom, and warmth, in Northlight’s “A Civil War Christmas” It’s a bitter Washington, D.C. winter in 1864, and the recently re-elected President Lincoln (Will Clinger) shrugs off assassination threats; he’s more concerned in obtaining the forgotten Christmas gift he bought his wife, Mary, from the cottage. Across town, a manic Mary… Read More Northlight’s ‘A Civil War Christmas’ provides a pleasent alternative to Scrooge and sugar plum fairies

New EDGE review: Souvenir @ Northlight Theatre

I was absolutely charmed by this production and Neva Rae Powers’ performance. Charmed, I tell you. Northlight Theatre’s pitch-perfect production of Stephen Temperley’s play Souvenir is a sweet and touching fantasia on the life of the highly unique vocal artist Florence Foster Jenkins. With her love of classical music unquestioned, her temper bright and driven, and… Read More New EDGE review: Souvenir @ Northlight Theatre

New EDGE review: The Marvelous Wonderettes

Oh, man. Nothing irritates me more than canned accompaniment in a professional musical. Especially from a top-tier group like Northlight, whose last season featured the Midwest premiere of Grey Gardens. I know these actresses are capable and talented (particularly Tempe Thomas, who was a wonderful Little Edie in the first act of Northlight’s Grey Gardens),… Read More New EDGE review: The Marvelous Wonderettes