Venue Details

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206
703-820-9771
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 73 members
Review from SA
Red Velvet 122 events 61 reviews

This was a very interesting and wonderful play. The music is beautiful and the actors/actresses are awesome! They all have fabulous voices.
It is risqué but very funny and really pulls you into the story with a twist.

reviewed Apr 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Vince Careatti
Red Velvet 60 events 29 reviews

This one really makes you think

reviewed Mar 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Daniel J Mason
Red Velvet 30 events 5 reviews

Creative, theatrical, inventive, brilliantly staged and acted!

reviewed Apr 15 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Dempsey’s lyrics are exceptionally witty, and Rowe’s music jaunty and tuneful, yet with the sophisticated sweep of a Sondheim.” —Time
See a video preview of the show on Signature Theatre’s website.
Named “Most Anticipated New Musical” for Spring 2012 by the Washington Post.

Description

Book & Lyrics by John Dempsey

Music by Dana Rowe

Directed by Eric Schaeffer

In a desolate potato field north of Omsk, a comically fourth-rate Russian theatre troupe sets up its tents and wows the local farmers with rock-fueled adaptations of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Tonight, however, the company will toss classic literature aside to showcase the life story of their impresario and star, the seemingly immortal Brother Russia – more commonly known as Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. Yes, that Rasputin: the hypnotic mystic who seduced and ruled the Tsar and Tsarina in the waning days of Imperial Russia.

_Brother Russia _contains theatrical haze, strobe lights, cigarette smoke, gunshots, and adult situations. No one younger than 6 years old will be admitted into the theater.

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