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Use Code ‘pops15’ and Save $15 for Christine Ebersole, Paige Faure & Nick Ziobro At The Amercan Pops on 10/16@8 pm at Lisner for ‘Stairway to Paradise: A Gershwin Spectacular’

 LUKE FRAZIER CONDUCTS THE AMERICAN POPS IN ‘STAIRWAY TO PARADISE: A GERSHWIN SPECTACULAR’ With Tony® Award Winner Christine Ebersole, Broadway’s Paige Faure, Great American Songbook Ambassador Nick Ziobro, and the National Broadway Chorus Friday, October 16, 2015, 8 PM at The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium   Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra are pleased […]

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‘Carousel’ at Live Arts Maryland

The version of Carousel, with Music by Richard Rodgers and Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, presented in the recently renovated theater of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis by Live Arts Maryland, is not so much a full production of a musical as it is a performance of the rich, lush sounds of the […]

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at The Arlington Players

I have a confession to make, by the end of The Arlington Players’ production of Little Shop of Horrors, I wanted to feed the plants. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, this talented and clever community of theater performers deftly transported a rainy night in Arlington to the shaded […]

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‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at St. Mark’s Players

St. Mark’s Players mount a hilarious production of the farce Moon Over Buffalo by local playwright Ken Ludwig. This play marked Carol Burnett’s return to Broadway in the ‘90s, and it is two funny and fast-paced plays within a play. Two aging stars perform Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in repertory get the chance […]

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‘The Children’s Hour’ at EgoPo Classic Theater in Philadelphia

As EgoPo Classic Theater’s  Artistic Director Lane Savadove said in his curtain speech, “Women play a bit part of the American canon.” And the 2015-15 season’s theme, “American Giants II: Women,” a season featuring all female playwrights, makes sure to follow that mantra. It kicks off with an inspiriting challenge by producing Lillian Hellman’s powerful […]

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Megan Hilty at The Barns at Wolf Trap

It was a “Smash”-ing evening at the Barns at Wolf Trap last night as Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty lit up the stage with some of her signature songs. Hilty’s vivacious and energetic stage presence, combined with her brassy Broadway vocals, have earned her legions of fans who were more than happy to brave […]

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Meet The Director and Cast of PWLT’s ‘Julius Caesar’: Part 2: Scott Olson, Matthew Scarborough, and Jay Tilley

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince William Little Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar – set in the Soviet Union during the August Coup of 1991 – meet Scott Olson (Julius Caesar), Matthew Scarborough (Antony), and Jay Tilley (Brutus). Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers […]

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‘The World Goes ‘Round’ at Creative Cauldron

Heartbreak, dark humor, desperation, raucous fun, and biting commentary are just a few of the words one could use to describe the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round, presented by Creative Cauldron at Artspace Falls Church, is a collection of the duo’s collaborative works that span over 26 years. The […]

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‘Beautiful-The Carole King Musical’ at The Kennedy Center

Beautiful–The Carole King Musical takes the audience on a ride through songs that in three minutes or so, framed and reflected many a life; especially of the Baby Boomer generation. As directed by Marc Bruni, certainly the earth moved under the feet of the over 2,300 in attendance at The Kennedy Center’s Opera House as they […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Remembering The Rothschilds’ Hillard Elkins’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: Remembering THE ROTSCHILDS’ Hillard Elkins. Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE. ______ Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles October 2, 2015: The Return of THE ROTHSCHILDS — & SONS. September 28, 2015: September’s […]

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1st Stage Extends ‘Now Comes the Night’ until October 18th

1st Stage Extends Now Comes the Night until October 18th “Visceral, haunting, and beautifully executed” – DC Metro Theater Arts “Riveting…intense dialogue” – The Washington Post “Powerful ideas and well-crafted artistry” – The Connection Newspaper A Helen Hayes Recommended production   1st Stage has extended the critically acclaimed Now Comes the Night. through October 18th. […]

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‘Godspell’ at Montgomery College

Stephen Schwartz’ 1971 rock musical works best when it brings a “joyful noise.” Director David Gram and the cast and crew have done exactly that with this latest production. Based on the Gospel of St. Matthew (and parables found in the Gospel of Luke), Godspell is a high-energy, rollicking celebration of love, joy, faith and […]

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Magic Time! The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: A Conversation With the Director and Writer of Arcturus Theater Company’s ‘The Point’ Ross Heath and Marilyn Ansevin Austin

I’ve made a point to see as many productions in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival as I can. Some have thrilled me; some have not. For me theatergoing is like a gambling addiction. I always go expecting to hit the jackpot. But realistically I know the odds are I won’t always. One play in particular, […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Animal’ at The Studio Theatre (Review #2)

When a leading Shakespearean actor changes hats—literally—to play a neurotic housewife whose comic riffs include a paean to a ballpoint pen, that’s news. And it’s very good news indeed for theater-lovers lucky enough to catch Kate Eastwood Norris–last seen as Mary Stuart, the arrogant and foolhardy Queen of Scots, at The Folger last season—in this […]

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