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‘A Grand Night for Singing’ Opens This Friday at The Arts Barn

Montgomery Playhouse in Partnership with the City of Gaithersburg – Arts on the Green Presents:    “A Grand Night for Singing”  Music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein Book by Walter Bobbie Directed by Kevin Sockwell Musical Direction by Arielle BayerChoreography by Melanie BarberWith: Brian Lyons-BurkeLauren-Nicole GabelJennifer GeorgiaDaniel SantiagoRachel Weisenthal Opening This Friday, February 12 […]

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Auditions for Arts Collective@HCC’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ on 2/27/16 for its May-June Production

Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective proudly announces open auditions for actors 16 and up for the Tony award-winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, under the direction of Anthony Scimonelli, with music direction by Mayumi B. Griffie, and choreography by Jess Beach, on Saturday, February 27 and Saturday, March 5, from 10:00 a.m. – […]

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Review: ‘Pirates of Penzance’ at H-B Woodlawn by Jessica Cruz

After its debut in 1879, The Pirates of Penzance has been produced and performed many times and was even made into a movie in 1983. A combination of W.S. Gilbert’s libretto and Arthur Sullivan’s music provides satisfying entertainment for the audience. This past weekend the students at H-B Woodlawn recreated the comic operetta, directed and […]

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Tonight 2/5@8pm: HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group (W.I.G.) Presents a One-Night-Only Improv Show ‘A Valentine Fit for Queens’

HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group (W.I.G.) Presents a One-Night-Only Improv Show “A Valentine Fit for Queens” on Friday, February 5, 2016 Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective continues its 21st season by presenting a one-night-only improv show with A Valentine Fit for Queens featuring its popular improv group “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) on Friday, February 5, at […]

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Live Arts Maryland’s “Finian’s Rainbow” Performed on Friday, 2/12@7:30 PM & Sat 2/13 @3 and 8 PM

Live Arts Maryland presents Broadway in Annapolis: Finian’s Rainbow, Friday, February 12th at 7:30 PM and  Saturday, February 13th at 3 PM and 8 PM at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. With a dream cast of audience favorites, stellar new performers and members of the Annapolis Chorale under the direction of Music Director J. Ernest Green, this […]

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Here Are The 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominations And A Look Back at The 2015 Nominations & Recipients

______ Outstanding Choreography in a Musical-HAYES Production Parker Esse   West Side Story Signature Theatre Michele Lynch  Kiss Me, Kate Shakespeare Theatre Company Tommy Rapley Carousel Olney Theatre Center Tara Jeanne Vallee The Producers  Olney Theatre Center Outstanding Choreography in a Musical-HELEN Production Rachel Leigh Dolan   Avenue Q Constellation Theatre Company Rachel Leigh Dolan  […]

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HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group (W.I.G.) Presents a One-Night-Only Improv Show ‘A Valentine Fit for Queens’ on Friday, February 5, 2016

HCC’s Arts Collective Improv Group (W.I.G.) Presents a One-Night-Only Improv Show “A Valentine Fit for Queens” on Friday, February 5, 2016 Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective continues its 21st season by presenting a one-night-only improv show with A Valentine Fit for Queens featuring its popular improv group “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.) on Friday, February 5, at […]

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WSC Avant Bard is Giving Away 2 tickets for the Extension Weekend of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

WSC Avant Bard is giving away two tickets for the extension weekend of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That’s a $70 value for free! The winning answer will also be tweeted from @AvantBard To enter, fill out this form by Monday, February 8, and tell us (in 140 characters or less):  What advice would you give to a pair of love-struck […]

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Molotov Theatre Group’s Alex Zavistovich’s Testimony To Be Presented Today In Support of ‘Made in DC Program Establishment Act of 2015’

Today, January 28, 2016, at the Wilson Building, Molotov Artistic Director Alex Zavistovich presents testiimony before the Council of the District of Columbia, in support of the “Made in DC Program Establishment Act of 2015,” an initiative from the office of Councilmember Charles Allen, of Ward 6. The “Made in DC” program includes a provision for […]

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Flying V and National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts Bring Back Cap Fringe 2014’s Best Musical ‘You, or Whatever I Can Get’ to the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre From 2/11-2/27

Coming off the successful, sold out, workshop production at the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, Flying V brings back its award winning original musical (Best Musical, 2014 CapFringe), YOU, OR WHATEVER I CAN GET in an more fully fleshed-out and even more Awesome elaboration on the original script! The walk of shame, that guy who’s always on […]

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‘U-Street, The Musical’ Plays at the Richard Kauffman Auditorium From January 29th-February 6th

U-Street, The Musical is a socio-political drama highlighting the issue of homelessness in America. While providing an empowering message to patrons, the show pushes the envelope in addressing a host of other debatable topics including race relations, inequality, religion, and the justice system. Set on the famed U-Street corridor in Washington, DC, this wholly original […]

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Review: ‘American Idiot’ at Act Two @ Levine by Laura Marshall

Great punk music paired with edgy, mature performances and soaring orchestration rocked the house in the Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage last weekend. The pre-professional program from Act Two @ Levine, filled with high school aged performers, presented Green Day’s American Idiot on January 15-17th. Directed by Kevin Kuchar, the musical is an adaption of a concept […]

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The Theatre Community Mourns the Passing of Nicholas Delaney

The theater community is saddened by the sudden passing of Nicholas Delaney, at age 34 two days ago. Our condolences to his family, to Alice, to his friends, actors, and fellow musicians who worked with him and loved him. Nicholas was seen last weekend as the Musical Director of Coshesion Theatre Company and Baltimore Shakespeare […]

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Announcement of Nominations 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Were Announced January 17, 2015 – 7:30 pm  at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA __ Nominations for Outstanding Technical Achievements. Outstanding Set Design in a Musical (5)  Bill Brown – Fiddler on the Roof – Damascus Theatre Company Lawrence Gresko – Shrek […]

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Anya Randall Nebel’s Benefit Tonight 1/16@6PM at Atlas to Benefit Wanda Alston Foundation to Provide Shelter & Support for DC’s LGBTQ Youth

From Anya Randall Nebel: “January 5th marked my 50th birthday. I wanted to do something to give back to the community. How wonderful, I thought, to use my talents to raise awareness to the plight of children in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) Community. By visiting the TrueColors Fund website, I found a […]

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Prince George’s Little Theatre Opens ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at the Bowie Playhouse Tonight

Prince George’s Little Theatre will produce Christopher Durang’s award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Bowie Playhouse from January 8 – 23. All Friday performances and Saturday performances on January 9th and 16th are at 8 p.m. The Sunday performances January 10th and 17th and the closing performance Saturday January 23rd are […]

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‘Physics, Family, and Bees: “Humble Boy” Opens Tonight at Silver Spring Stage’

Every excellent comedy offers an unexpected mix of elements. In Humble Boy – opening tonight, Friday, January 8, 2016, at Silver Spring Stage – that mix includes physics, family, forlorn love, and bees. This intriguing stew starts to bubble when an astrophysicist returns home to find everything upside down, and it’s as dysfunctional and entertaining […]

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The Unified Scene Theater and Women From Mars Presents ‘Silent Reflections: A Clown Noir Cabaret’ on 1/12-13

Unified Scene Theater and Women From Mars are proud to present Silent Reflections: A Clown Noir Cabaret, for two shows in January (January 12th and 13th), at The Unified Scene Theater, located at 80 T Street NW in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC. It’s the first collaboration between Women From Mars, a theatrical troupe […]

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Bravo Productions’ Disney’s ‘Peter Pan JR’ Takes Flight on January 16th and 17th at 4 & 7:30 PM at The Randolph Road Theatre

Sir James Matthew Barrie wrote Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up in 1904, a “fairy play” about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland with the Lost Boys, Pirates, Indians, Fairies, and Mermaids. This timeless tale has charmed millions of children and […]

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‘Mamed and on the Mend’-Sandy Bainum Takes a Fall, Has Surgery, and is Back as Mame at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

From Sandy Bainum: “It’s Today” is my first song, as Mame Dennis, in the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known of the Riverside Dinner Theater) terrific production of Mame. It’s a song about living every moment to the fullest – and I could not agree with that philosophy more. With that in mind, […]

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The National Chamber Ensemble’s Holiday Concert by J.M. Greig

The National Chamber Ensemble never fails to delight, and the “Happy Holidays” concert on Saturday, December 12, 2015, provided a sparkling start to the holiday season, with works by Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Leroy Anderson, and others. The musicians of the National Chamber Ensemble were joined by guest artists and a group of talented young musicians. […]

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WAPAVA Offers Free Showing of Olney’s Smash Hit “Colossal’ on Monday 12/14@7:30 PM @The Clarice at U of MD in College Park;Panel DIscussion Follows by Karen Shod

Fellow theatre-football-dance enthusiasts — Exciting one-night-only opportunity: This Monday, December 14th @ 7:30 at UMD, WAPAVA inaugurates a new “movie night” series with a FREE showing of its recording of Olney Theater’s 2014 blockbuster premiere of COLOSSAL, plus discussion with some of the artists. If you saw the show, you know how extraordinary it was. […]

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Now Playing: Providence Players Opens a Family Friendly Comic Twist on A Classic Tale: ‘Snow White and the Family Dwarf’ To Benefit The Young Hearts Foundation

Providence Players opens a Family Friendly Comic Twist on A Classic Tale: Snow White and the Family Dwarf This weekend through the 20th of December, the Providence Players will be presenting a cheeky twist on the classic fairytale Snow White. It has been said no amount of movie magic can replicate the experience of watching the classic […]

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