Sarah Myers

Sentimental for the District

When local D.C. band The Sentiment lost its bass player, the band members went to an unusual source to find a new one. “The almighty Craigslist – the great unifier,” said lead singer Michael Medlock. Through the site they were able to hook up with senior Katie Thomas, and the band’s so-called revolving door of […]

From demo tapes to downloads

Record companies beware: the Internet is taking over. Kids in garage bands across America are logging on to, one of the biggest destinations in the do-it-yourself industry. Once a haven for self-absorbed teenagers taking pictures of themselves at weird angles (“MySpace: The Movie” is a favorite on, MySpace now has a rich and […]

A glimmer of hope

The legendary Zelda is back. Tony Award-winning “godmother of D.C. theatre” and co-founder of Arena Stage Zelda Fichandler makes her homecoming to the nation’s capital after nearly 10 years, with her production of Clifford Odets’ depression-era classic Awake and Sing! It’s 1935, and the Bergers are a Jewish family living in the Bronx, clinging to […]

Classic Comedy: Forbidden Planet performs hit musical Guys and Dolls

The audience of Forbidden Planet’s last production, Rocky Horror Picture Show, came expecting the sacrilegious. Perhaps not so for their most recent, Guys and Dolls. But it fits in with company Artistic Director Roxanne Orkin’s philosophy. “There’s nothing sacred about scripts, we just do what we feel like,” she said. “My take on this production: […]