Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Brandi's Top Theater Experiences

Washington-Lee High School student Brandi rejoins the Signature in the Schools program for her third year in Veni, Vidi, ViciGet to know her as she takes you through her favorite theater experiences. 

The Lion King at the Kennedy Center "This show was great to me because it was undoubtedly the most grand show I've ever seen. The scenery, costumes, music, and puppets were so positively beautiful and who doesn't love to see one of their favorite childhood movie acted out on stage?"

Dreamgirls at Signature Theatre "This show was simply a powerhouse of talent. It was just so much fun and the singing was unbelievable. It was the first really huge musical I had ever seen and, well, I was blown away to put it simply."

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at Arena Stage "I really loved this show simply because it hit close to home. Just like the movie it was based on, the play focused on prejudice and its role in the acceptance of interracial relationships. I'm multiracial so the entire show really resonated with me."

Sex with Strangers at Signature Theatre "While the name certainly threw me off, this show is so much more than flirtation and falling in love. While the plot was relatively straightforward, it's something so special to watch two actors embrace the subtlety that is inherent to real conversations and real life. Everything was so natural and believable. The arcs for the characters were beautifully laid out and it was one of those shows that remind you why you love acting."

King Hedley II at Arena Stage- "While watching this play, one is reminded of the extreme relevancy it has considering more recent discussions about race and poverty. The script tackled issues that I think about nearly every day and the absolute passion the actors were radiating it each scene was nearly palpable. I was impressed, to say the least."

Pride in the Falls of Autry Mill at Signature Theatre "This was undoubtedly the funniest show I've ever seen. The comedic timing was perfect and the actors blended together wonderfully. The balance of drama and comedy was exceptional and it felt like real life. After all, no one lives a tragedy or a comedy- you just live and it's clear the actors took that notion to heart."

Be sure to check back in the coming weeks to hear more from the amazing 20th Anniversary cast and crew of Signature in the Schools. For more information on the program be sure to check out our web page. Tickets for this year's production are available now through the Signature Theatre Box Office at 703 820 9771.


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