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Continuing Today @8PM & Tomorrow at 2PM: Silver Spring Stage’s & Montgomery Playhouse’s One Act Festival

Silver Spring Stage is delighted to host Montgomery Playhouse for a collaborative One Act Festival this weekend and next. This weekend belongs to Montgomery Playhouse and its three shows, while next weekend will feature four plays produced by Silver Spring Stage. All performances will be at Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD […]

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Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Zemfira Stage

You may ask yourself why anyone would want to see The Wizard of Oz one more time, especially a semi-professional theatrical production at a county rec center, when you can pick up the MGM movie classic at K-Mart or snatch it off the Internet in the comfort of your own boudoir. That’s a gamble the […]

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Review: ‘Oliver!’ at the Sterling Playmakers

The Sterling Playmakers have put their unique twist on the musical Oliver!, based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Oliver! has music, lyrics, and a book by Lionel Bart. Co-Directors Ashley Kinney and Kim VanArtsdalen worked with Producer Kimberly Fry to tell a story about the disparity of classes while maintaining an undertone of inclusion due to their […]

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Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Metropolitan Youth Theatre

The inevitability of change defines the human experience. We are all subject to our desires, even when we don’t fully understand them. And curiosity and the intrinsic want and need to feel emotions and understand body and mind fuels our existence. The rock musical Spring Awakening explores all these aspects of the human condition through […]

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Review: ‘Women Beware Women’ at 4615 Theatre Company

Most of us know how William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet ends. Romeo, thinking his precious Juliet dead, drinks from a vial of poison. When Juliet awakens, she sees Romeo dead and stabs herself. Shortly thereafter, the two feuding families, seeing the tragedies that have befallen their respective children, agree to settle their differences and move […]

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Theatre Lab Students Ben Cherington and Jack Posey Take ‘Superstar’ Turn in Summer Teen Institute Production This Weekend

Theatre Lab Students Take ‘Superstar’ Turn in Summer Teen Institute Production Ben Cherington and Jack Posey are both veterans of The Theatre Lab’s summer Musical Theatre Institute for Teens productions. Ben was Edgar in Bat Boy (2013) and Riff in West Side Story (2014). Jack played Lt. Schrank in West Side Story and Che in […]

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Review: ‘Maids of Honor’ at Unquiet Theatre Company

With a title like Maids of Honor one would expect romantic comedy “scmoop” and wedding hi-jinks, but if you had ever seen a production at Unquiet Theatre before, you would know that things are never as you expect them to be. Playwright Joan Casademont’s 1991 play about 3 sisters coming together for the oldest sister’s wedding […]

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Capital Fringe Preview #50: ‘H5x7’ by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Kevin O’Connell

Capital Fringe Preview: H5x7 by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Kevin O’Connell “Suppose within the girdles of these walls,” begins Shakespeare’s Henry V, “Are now confined two mighty monarchies…Think when we talk of horses, that you see them.” The self-aware Chorus, who knows that a theatrical production cannot accurately depict the events of Henry […]

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