Step Afrika! Returns this Holiday Season

Step Afrika!'s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show, coming to Arena Stage next month, is the second time Arena will present a Step Afrika! production since the multi-year partnership officially kicked off (Drumfolk in Spring 2022).  As the world’s first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, Step [...]

By |2023-01-25T17:58:53-05:00November 21, 2022|Categories: Productions|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Step Afrika! Returns this Holiday Season

20s Trends Trending Again

Our production of Holiday is set in the lush and fabulous 1920s. We couldn't help but wonder how fashion has changed in the 100 years since Philip Barry wrote this incisive romantic comedy. What styles are currently obsolete and which trends are trending again?  Post-Wartime [...]

By |2023-01-25T18:02:57-05:00October 25, 2022|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Productions|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 20s Trends Trending Again

Meet the Playwright: Philip Barry

When Holiday opened on Broadway in 1928, Philip Barry was 32 years old. It was his eighth Broadway show. Born in Rochester, NY in 1896 to a wealthy Irish immigrant family, Barry started writing at age 9. After studying at Yale, he was accepted into a famous play workshop program [...]

By |2023-01-25T18:07:20-05:00October 25, 2022|Categories: Productions|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Meet the Playwright: Philip Barry
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