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Author Archive | Diane Jackson Schnoor

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Review: ‘110 in the Shade’ at Ford’s Theatre

Glorious vocals and a strong cast heat up Ford’s Theatre with the musical gem 110 in the Shade. With music and lyrics by The Fantasticks creators Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, this rollicking musical, based on The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, has more than enough heat to satisfy. Directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom […]

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Review: Washington Performing Arts Presents Chris Botti at The Kennedy Center

Washington Performing Arts Produces an Eclectic and Entertaining Musical Evening with Chris Botti I went to a Chris Botti concert and Cirque du Soleil and Led Zepplin broke out. Saturday night’s Washington Performing Arts concert by Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti was eclectic, entertaining, and downright electrifying. A mesmerizing trumpet player, Botti is also a storyteller who thrives […]

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Meet the Cast of Reston Communty Players’ ‘Master Class’: Part 5: Richard Durkin

Here is Part 5 of a series of interviews with the director, producer, and cast of Reston Community Players’ production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class. Meet Richard Durkin. Maria Callas, one of the most famous opera divas of all time, is teaching a master class in front of a live audience at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage from […]

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Meet the Cast of Reston Communty Players’ ‘Master Class’: Part 4: Molly Pinson Simoneau

Here is Part 4 of a series of interviews with the director, producer, and cast of Reston Community Players’ production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class. Meet Molly Pinson Simoneau. Maria Callas, one of the most famous opera divas of all time, is teaching a master class in front of a live audience at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage from […]

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Meet the Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘Master Class’: Part 2: Lisa Anne Bailey

Here is Part 2 of a series of interviews with the director, producer, and cast of Reston Community Players’ production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class. Meet Lisa Anne Bailey. Maria Callas, one of the most famous opera divas of all time, is teaching a master class in front of a live audience at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage […]

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Meet the Cast, Director, and Producer of Reston Community Players’ ‘Master Class’: Part 1: Director Rosemary Hartman and Producer Kate Keifer

Here is Part 1 of a series of interviews with the director, producer, and cast of Reston Community Players’ production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class. Meet Director Rosemary Hartman and Producer Kate Keifer. Maria Callas, one of the most famous opera divas of all time, is teaching a master class in front of a live audience at […]

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Meet the Kids of ‘Shrek The Musical’ at Reston Community Players: Allie Lytle, Ella Schnoor, Erik Peyton, Mhairi Cameron, and Brayden DiBacco

In Part 5 of our series of interviews with the cast of Shrek The Musical at Reston Community Players, we meet the girls of RCP’s Shrek: Allie Lytle, Ella Schnoor, Erik Peyton, Mhairi Cameron, and Brayden DiBacco. Please introduce yourself to our audience. Allie: Hello I am Allie Lytle, I am fifteen, and I am […]

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Meet Reston Community Players’ Farquaad and Donkey in ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 4: Chuck Dluhy and Joshua Redford

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of Reston Community Players’ Shrek The Musical, meet Chuck Dluhy and Joshua Redford. Diane Jackson Schnoor: Please introduce yourself to our audience. Chuck:  Hello, my name is Chuck Dluhy. I am originally from the Pittsburgh area, but have lived and participated in theatre in the DMV for […]

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Meet The Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 3: Jennifer Lambert, Patrick Graham, and Evie Korovesis

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Reston Communty Players’ production of Shrek The Musical, meet Jennifer Lambert, Patrick Graham, and Evie Korovesis. Diane Jackson Schnoor: Please introduce yourself to our readers, What shows have audiences seen you in lately? Are there any honors you’ve received that you want people to […]

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Meet The Creative Team Behind Reston Community Players’ ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 2: Director Sue Pinkman and Music Director Elisa Rosman

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Reston Communty Players’ production of Shrek The Musical, meet Director Sue Pinkman and Music Director Elisa Rosman. Joel: Please introduce yourself to our audience. Sue: My name is Sue Pinkman, and I’m the Director of Shrek. I’ve been a member of RCP for 37 years since […]

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Meet The Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 1: Paul Tonden and Jolene Vettese

A talking donkey, a singing ogre, a feisty princess, a sassy cookie, tap dancing rats, and a striking band of  misfit fairytale characters will be working their magic for children of all ages when Reston Community Players opens its 49th season with the Tony Award-winning fairytale adventure Shrek The Musical, October 16-November 17, 2015. Shrek The […]

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‘Spamalot’ at Port Tobacco Players

Summer Silliness: Port Tobacco Players Frolic in Spamalot What happens in Camelot stays in Camelot…and the Port Tobacco Players gamely give it their all in a sparkling and entertaining performance of Spamalot, a musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with book and lyrics by Eric Idle and […]

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‘The Wiz’ at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre

Ease on down the road to Winchester and join Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre for a fast-paced, campy, fun, and ultimately heart-warming journey down the yellow brick road with The Wiz, now playing through July 19th. Director/Choreographer Edward Carignan and Music Director Matthew J. Pool bring their own exciting vision to this 1970s revamp of The […]

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Meet the Producers and Director of RCP’s ‘The Fox on the Fairway’: Bea and Jerry Morse and Adam Konowe

The award-winning Reston Community Players are proud to bring Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway back to the DC Metro area through May 3rd.. The stuffy atmosphere of a private golf club is the perfect setting for Ludwig’s madcap adventure featuring mistaken identities, slamming doors, and hysterical hi-jinx. The Washington Examiner stated, “Ken Ludwig […]

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Meet the Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘The Fox on the Fairway’: Part 2: Dina Soltan, David Segal, and Zell Murphy

The award-winning Reston Community Players are proud to bring Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway back to the DC Metro area April 24-May 3, 2015. The stuffy atmosphere of a private golf club is the perfect setting for Ludwig’s madcap adventure featuring mistaken identities, slamming doors, and hysterical hi-jinx. The Washington Examiner stated, “Ken […]

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