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Capital Fringe 2014 Preview: ‘Rock the Warehouse’: Interviews with the Writer/Directors of CapFringe’s ‘Rock Bottom [A Rock Opus]’ and ‘The 27 Club’

The Warehouse Theater seems to be the performance space that won’t die. A main venue for the Capital Fringe Festival since its inception, it’s also been home to countless performances for a variety of theater companies. Once slated for destruction, it keeps rising from the ashes – much like some of the productions slated there […]

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PT. 3: Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein:Landless Making a Monster Rock Opera: Meet Irene Jericho by Ally Jenkins

This is part three in a series of interviews with the cast and creative team behind Landless’ upcoming prog-metal rock opera Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein. Today, meet Irene Jericho. Irene Jericho plays “Elizabeth,” Victor Frankenstein’s ill-fated bride. Jehricho is the frontwoman of Maryland-based Operatic Metal band Cassandra Syndrome. She is a classically trained spinto soprano of […]

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Part Two: “Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein: Landless Making a Monster Rock Opera”: Meet Andrew Baughman

This is part two in a series of interviews with the cast and creative team behind Landless’ upcoming prog-metal rock opera Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein. Today, meet Andrew Baughman. Andrew Baughman plays “Dr. Victor Frankenstein.” Baughman is the Producing Artistic Director of Landless Theatre Company where his rock musical performances have included Diamond Dead, High Fidelity […]

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“Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein: Landless Making a Monster Rock Opera”: Part 1: Robert Bradley by Ally Jenkins

After a brief hiatus from producing theatre in DC, Landless Theatre Company is back to the grindstone with their most ambitious project to date: Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein, a World Premiere “Prog-Metal” Rock Opera based on Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, to be presented at Gala Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli in June. Composer Richard Campbell is an up-and-coming UK-based […]

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Capital Fringe Review:’ I <3 Hummels' by Ally Jenkins

Raymond (James Radack) loves Hummels. No, I mean he REALLY loves them. For those not in the know, Hummels are porcelain figurines depicting apple-cheeked boys and girls in all sorts of settings. They were created in the 1930s by  Sister Maria Hummel, a German nun and some versions are worth a lot of money. Raymond, […]

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FIST at Washington Improv Theater by Ally Jenkins

Do you like American Idol, The Voice and…[insert competitive reality show here]? Do you like “March Madness”? Then you’ll love Washington Improv Theater (WIT)’s cheerfully exuberant mash-up Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament (FIST). For five weeks, 58 teams will battle each other for the right to be crowned FIST champion. In its sixth year, FIST features […]

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