Report: ‘Leslie Odom, Jr.’ and ‘The Roots’ perform at the 6th Annual ‘An Evening of Unexpected Delights’ Fundraiser at Baltimore Lyric Opera

Generous donors and enthusiastic fans enjoyed a night of bountiful music and goodwill at the 6th Annual “An Evening of Unexpected Delights” Fundraiser to decrease homelessness in Baltimore. The tone for the evening was set on the beautiful Lyric Opera House stage which was lit up with an outline of the Baltimore skyline and the logo […]

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Review: ‘Freaky Friday’ at Signature Theatre

In its world premiere at Signature Theatre, the musical Freaky Friday is a warm, sweet, accomplished family-friendly confection with a progressive message. It is a contemporary musical about empowerment, personal growth and dealing with, if not over-coming, family struggles powered by a driving, mostly pop-rock score with terrific popping up-to-date street move choreography. Under the […]

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Review: ‘Cinderella’ With the San Francisco Ballet at The Kennedy Center

There are no pumpkins to be found in this Cinderella. The San Francisco Ballet’s version, created by Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and librettist Craig Lucas, departs from the Perrault story most of us are more familiar with, borrowing instead from the Brothers Grimm and crafting something entirely their own. In this magnificent production at the Kennedy […]

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Meet the cast of ‘Postmortem’ at Montgomery Playhouse: Part 3: Sydney Ouellette

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Montgomery Playhouse’s Postmortem, meet Sydney Ouellette. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform before on our local stages. Sydney: My name is Sydney Ouellette and I am playing the role of Louise Parradine in Montgomery Playhouse’s Postmortem. Originally […]

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Magic Time! ‘Rameau’s Nephew’ at Spooky Action Theater

There comes a scene in Rameau’s Nephew at Spooky Action Theater when Robert Bowen Smith playing He (the titular character) coughs an aria. Literally. Just like an opera singer except without music or lyrics. He goes on and on wordlessly, hackingly, raspingly, inflecting cough after ridiculous cough with a sincere and silly musicality that had […]

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Review: The National Chamber Ensemble’s ‘A Night In Vienna’

The National Chamber Ensemble opened it’s 10th season last Saturday at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. The concert called, A Night In Vienna was a collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum. The Director of the ACF, Andreas Pawlitschek was present to give introductory remarks. The National Chamber Ensemble has become more polished over the last decade, offering […]

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Howard Community College Arts Collective’s ‘The Return of Hallowscream’ at HCC Smith Theatre THIS Friday, October 28TH at 8 PM by Susan Kramer

Arts Collective @ HCC’s “The Return of Hallowscream” – Improv Actors and Writers Take On Everyone’s Favorite Scary Holiday on  Friday, October 28, 2016 Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) Partners with HCC’s Creative Writers and  HoCoPoLitSo – Wear a Halloween Costume to the Show and Get a Ticket Disount! Columbia, MD – Howard Community […]

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Review: ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ at 2nd Star Productions

A merriment of song and dance from stunning cast, 2nd Star Productions’ H.M.S. Pinafore, is a toe-tapping delight. The Music is by Arthur Sullivan and Book & Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert. Director Jane B. Wingard brings together a stellar cast, whose voices fill the auditorium with joy and passion. Ms. Wingard also has a knack […]

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Here are the 2016 Barrymore Award Winners

Here are the 2016 Barrymore Award Winners (IN RED): F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist Alex Bechtel Emma Goidel Justin Jain Bi Jean Ngo Mary Tuomanen * The winner will receive $15,000.00. Each finalist will receive $2,000.00. Virginia Brown Martin Philadelphia Award Exit Strategy (Philadelphia Theatre Company) A Knee That Can […]

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