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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #23: Best Cabaret, Concerts, and Opera Productions in the DC Metro Area

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The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Cabaret, Concert, and Opera honors go to to:

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CABARETS

Anonymous at Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret Series by Rachel Zampelli.

Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Randy Graff at The Kennedy Center.

Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: LaChanze at The Kennedy Center.

Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Michele Lee: Nobody Does It Like Me, The Music of Cy Coleman.

Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Terri White’s Farewell Performance at The Kennedy Center.

Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Will Chase.

Bayla Sings Barbra at 2015 Summer Cabaret Series at Creative Cauldron.

By George, By Ira, By Gershwin at The In Series.

Gone Country at Signature Theatre.

Latina Supremes at The In Series.

Love Rocks! at The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington.

The S* Show at Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) at Atlas.

Sizzlin’ Summer with Natascia Diaz Featuring David Cole at Signature Theatre.

Sizzlin’ Summer with Kevin McAllister: Songs of L.O.V.E.
(Likes, Obsessions, Vows and Evacuations)

Tracy Lynn Olivera’s Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret at Signature Theatre.

What I Wanted to Sing When I Grew Up at The In Series.

A SPECIAL AWARD TO LA-TI-DO:LATIDO-LOGO-BISTRO-BISTRO1-333x460This is the 4rd straight year that we have honored Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico’s La-Ti-Do. Now performing at Bistro Bistro – 1727 Connecticut Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC – in Dupont Circle on their usual Monday nights, La-Ti-Do continues to offer a place for local talent to strut their stuff at La-Ti-Do’s weekly cabaret performances of music and spoken word. It’s the place be on Monday nights to see the abundance of talent that fills our local stages and music venues. Because of La-Ti-Do, dozens of talented artists have found a home where they can share their talent with all of us.

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CONCERTS

A Candlelight Christmas at The Washington Chorus at The Kennedy Center.

A Jazz New Year’s Eve: Diane Schuur and Strings at The Kennedy Center.

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and Special Guests Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan at Wolf Trap.

Aretha Franklin at The Music Center at Strathmore.

Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour at Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Audra McDonald with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap.

Beethoven’s Ninth with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore.

Born This Way at The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC.

Calmus at The Barns at Wolf Trap.

Cassandra Wilson-Coming Forth by Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday at The Kennedy Center.

Culture Club at Wolf Trap.

Eileen Ivers at Wolf Trap.

Fantasia: An Elegant Evening of Giving at Strathmore.

Freda Payne at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club.

Haydn and Ravel with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore.

Higher: Renée Fleming and Patricia Barber Perform The Music of Patricia Barber at The Kennedy Center.

Kristen Chenoweth at Wolf Trap.

Latino Music Fever at the In Series.

Laura Benanti at The Barns at Wolf Trap.

Megan Hilty at The Barns at Wolf Trap.

Melissa Etheridge: This is M.E. Solo at Strathmore.

The Midtown Men at Hylton Performing Arts Center.

National Symphony Orchestra: The Music of John Williams at Wolf Trap.

Pianist András Schiff at Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore.

Pianist Brian Ganz and Mezzo-Soprano Magdalena Wór in Their All-Chopin Performance at Strathmore.

Pianist Olga Kern and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore.

ReWrapped at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC.

The Romantics Wagner & Liszt at The In Series.

Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread at Strathmore.

The Soul Crackers at The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club.

Tis the Season with Brian Stokes Mitchell at Strathmore with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

When You Wish at Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC.

Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony at Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore.

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OPERA

Adriana Lecouvreur at Riverbend Opera Company.

Appomattox at Washington National Opera.

Bastian & Bastiana at The In Series.

Better Gods at The Washington National Opera.

Carmen at Washington National Opera.

Catone in Utica by Opera Lafayette at The Kennedy Center.

Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land at The In Series.

Don Giovanni at The In Series.

Don Giovanni at University of Maryland’s Maryland Opera Studio.

The Gypsy Baron at Victorian Lyric Opera Company.

Haddon Hall at The Victorian Lyric Opera Company.

Hansel and Gretel by the Washington National Opera.

La Traviata at Virginia Opera.

The Little Prince at Washington National Opera.

La Bohème at Virginia Opera at the GMU Center for the Arts.

The Marriage of Figaro at Wolf Trap.

Orpheus in the Underworld at Virginia Opera.

Penny at Washington National Opera.

Roméo et Juliette at Maryland Lyric Opera.

The Turn of the Screw at the Hub Opera Ensemble at Columbia Festival of the Arts.

LINKS:

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #1: Special Awards.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #2: Best Musicals in Professional Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #3: Best Musicals in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #4: Best Plays in Professional Theaters

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #5: Best Plays in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #6: Best Children’s/Family Productions.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #7: Best Performances in a Play in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in Professional Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #9: Best Performances in a Musical in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2015 #10: Best Performances in a Musical in Professional Theatres and Special Awards.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #11: New York’s Ten Best of 2015 by Richard Seff.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #12: ‘Memorable Dance in Baltimore and Beyond by Carolyn Kelemen.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #13 in Theater in The Philadelphia Area.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #14: Dance Performances.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #15: Best Directors of Musicals in Professional Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #16: Best Directors of a Musical in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #17: Best Directors of a Play  in Community Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #18: Best Directors of a Play in Professional Theatres

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #19: DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #19: ; ‘A Look Back at Dance in 2015‘ by Lisa Traiger.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #20: University Productions, Performances, and Ensembles.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #21: Best Design of 2015 in DC Metro Area Theatres.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #22: High School and Training Programs.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #23: Best Cabaret, Concerts, and Opera Performances in the DC Metro Area.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 Honors Begins Tomorrow-A Look Back at the 2014 Honorees.

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DCMetroTheaterArts writers were permitted to honor productions that they saw and we did not review.

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