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Author Archive | Andrew L. Baughman

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Exclusive! Attend The Tale of Landless Theatre’s Sondheim Approved Prog Metal Version of ‘Sweeney Todd’: Announcing The Arrangers-THE FLEET STREET COLLECTIVE

DC’s Landless Theatre Company, currently developing a Prog Metal Version of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, announces that the prog metal orchestration is being written by a team of arrangers known as The Fleet Street Collective. The seven members of The Fleet Street Collective are DC-based metal musicians Lance LaRue, Ray Shaw and Alex Vallejo; Philadelphia-based world […]

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Attend the Tale of Landless Theatre’s Prog Metal Sweeney Todd: Announcing New Venue, Tickets on Sale, and More!

Attend the Tale of Landless Theatre’s Prog Metal Sweeney Todd: Announcing New Venue, Tickets on Sale and More! The Landless Theatre Company announces that the premiere production of Sweeney Todd – Prog Metal Version will now be held at  August 7-30, 2014 at Warehouse Theatre-645 New York Ave, NW, in Washington, DC. The production was originally […]

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‘The Carolina Layaway Grail’ at The Welders

Joseph Campbell taught that myth is a mirror for the ego. So it is through myth that protagonist Diana examines her life experience in Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail, the auspicious debut production of The Welders, a promising new DC-based playwrights collective. Diana (Nora Achrati), born a down-on-her-luck Carolina girl, pulls herself up by […]

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‘Morning, Miranda’ at Doorway Arts Ensemble

When life’s daily routine is interrupted by the death of an estranged parent or relative, it’s like being forced to acknowledge the scattered pieces of an abandoned puzzle. Tucked away letters from past lovers provide clues to the identity of the person who became buried under the veneer of “Mom” or “Dad.” Connections are forged […]

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Bloody Good News! Sondheim Grants Landless Theatre Company Permission to Develop Prog-Metal Version of ‘Sweeney Todd’ by Andrew L. Baughman

Sweeney Goes Metal: Landless Theatre to develop a new production Last June, Landless Theatre Company realized they had stumbled onto something exciting with their world premiere staging of Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein, a prog-metal opera fusion of company artists and local metal musicians. No one expected that a letter to Stephen Sondheim’s agent would result in […]

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‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Andrew L. Baughman

Comedian W.C. Fields was said to have hated working with children and animals, presumably because of their knack for stealing a scene away from hard working actors. That is most definitely the case in Laurel Mill Playhouse’s production of Martin McDonagh’s darkly amusing The Lieutenant of Inishmore, when feline-actor Bones makes his entrance. There has […]

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‘Las aventuras de Don Quixote de La Mancha’ at Gala Hispanic Theatre by Andrew L. Baughman

Las aventuras de Don Quixote de La Mancha, Patricia Suarez’s adaptation of Cervantes’ novel (Bilingual Adaptation by Cornelia Cody), is currently delighting young audiences at GALA Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli. The play focuses on seven chapter episodes from the first part of the classic novel, magically bringing windmills and the scraggly Rocinante to life. The […]

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Opera AACC (Anne Arundel Community College) by Andrew L. Baughman

The last local production of Jesus Christ Superstar I attended was Open Circle Theatre Company’s acclaimed 2004 production. It boasted a brilliantly original concept and some of the region’s most gifted actors; regrettably, however, it left me longing for a production with singers who could better handle the vocal requirements of the score. Thankfully, director/conductor […]

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Landless Theatre’s ‘Davey Jones’ Locker’ Plays at Piratz Tavern November 10, 17, and 18 by Andrew L. Baughman

The Landless Theatre Company, DC’s purveyor of all theatre that is fun and insane, is setting sail for a most unusual venue this November: The Piratz Tavern of Silver Spring! This Fall, Landless will present Davey Jones’ Locker, an original “pirate musical extravaganza” loosely based upon The Flying Dutchman legend, at Silver Spring’s Piratz Tavern […]

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‘Boom’ by Artists’ Initiative at Olney Theatre Center by Andrew L. Baughman

What if the future survival of all humanity hinged upon a single Craigslist casual encounters ad? That is the premise of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s Boom, currently being presented by Artists’ Initiative at Olney Theatre Center’s Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. When quirky young scientist Jules (Stephen Murray) discovers that a comet is poised to extinguish all life […]

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