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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Little Shop of Horrors opened last night at the Laurel Mill Play House directed by Michael Hartsfield and produced by Maureen Rogers. This quirky satirical farce has become an American classic. It is hard to believe that it has been around over 50 years. That this originally off-Broadway musical has become an American standard is […]

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‘The Fox on the Fairway’ at Reston Community Players

“Golf is not a game, but a way of life. A religion, if you will,” intones Henry Bingham, president of the Quail Valley Country Club, in Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway, playing now at Reston’ Community Players at CenterStage, and directed lovingly by Adam Konowe. The production by the Reston Community Players faithfully […]

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Meet the Producers and Director of RCP’s ‘The Fox on the Fairway': Bea and Jerry Morse and Adam Konowe

The award-winning Reston Community Players are proud to bring Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway back to the DC Metro area through May 3rd.. The stuffy atmosphere of a private golf club is the perfect setting for Ludwig’s madcap adventure featuring mistaken identities, slamming doors, and hysterical hi-jinx. The Washington Examiner stated, “Ken Ludwig […]

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Freda Payne at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

Freda Payne, singer “extraordinaire” who was especially prolific during the 1970s, delivered a powerhouse performance Thursday night at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Embodying a style that merged a jazz-infused core with theatrical and pop flourishes, Payne was indefatigable in powering through sixteen songs and two encores with no break or intermission whatsoever. […]

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‘The Revolutionists’ at The Catholic University Department of Drama (Review)

The Revolutionists, an ambitious and promising new play by Lauren Gunderson, is getting a spiffy first full production courtesy of The Catholic University Department of Drama prior to its professional debut in February 2016 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The fact that this well-resourced university theater has proffered such quality talent to showcase such […]

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‘The Visit’ at The Lyceum in New York City

Full disclosure: I have known and loved Chita Rivera and her talent since we were virtually toddlers. I was then (we’re talking the early 1950s) a baby agent and she had just emerged from the choruses of road companies into a featured role off/off Broadway in a tiny revue aptly named The Shoestring Revue. I wandered […]

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‘Living on Love’ at The Longacre Theatre in New York City

In the 1940s and ’50s summer theatres popped up all over the place, particularly in New England, where every other town boasted of one. Westport, Ct. had two; Hyannis, Falmouth, Dennis, all on Cape Cod had one each. Next door so did Newport, Rhode Island. Olney in Maryland, Stockbridge in Massachusetts, Ivoryton and East Hampton […]

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Washington Performing Arts Presents Ute Lemper Performing ‘Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda’ to the Sixth and I Street Historic Synagogue This Saturday at 8 PM by Gary Tischler

Ute Lemper contains worlds, and moons, and each time she comes to Washington, she brings a different world, a different song with her. Lemper is in most circles considered a cabaret singer, that ever growing tribe of singers and performers that are best seen and heard in intimate settings, a club, a hotel bar, someplace […]

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Adventure Theatre MTC Announces Cast of Steampunk ‘Oliver!’ Playing July 24-August 16th at Round House Theatre

 ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF OLIVER! FEATURES YOUTH PERFORMERS AND HELEN HAYES AWARD RECIPIENTS & NOMINEES Adventure Theatre MTC is thrilled to announce the cast of this summer’s OLIVER!, ATMTC’s two-act steampunk reimagining of the musical by Lionel Bart. Actors Melynda Burdette, Marni Ratner, Keith Richards, Danny Pushkin, Greg Twomey, Jennie Lutz, Kelsea […]

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‘Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour’ at The National Theatre by Gina Jun

Capping a spectacular career spanning nearly 60 years of bravura showmanship, legendary 81-year-old Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist and author Barry Humphries performed as his charismatic, flamboyant alter ego Dame Edna Everage in the debut of Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour at National Theatre Tuesday night, which is scheduled to run through April 26th. Set on a simple stage, […]

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‘Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour’ at National Theatre by Jordan Wright

A fresh breeze blew into town last night and she was wearing rhinestone-encrusted cat eye glasses out to there, and a hot pink fringe gown glittering with Swarovski crystals. Yes, you guessed it – – the internationally infamous, dearly beloved, barb-slinging insultress known familiarly as Dame Edna. Trashing more Washington politicos than the Drudge Report […]

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In the Moment: NOVA International Film Festival

The inaugural season of the Northern Virginia International Film Festival, at the Angelika Film Center in the vibrant, youthful Mosaic District of Fairfax County, just wrapped up. Fernando A. Mico, Festival Director, aspired to create a local film festival to bring “a slice of Hollywood in Northern Virginia” for local and independent film makers and […]

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