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An Interview with the National Orchestral Institute and Festival (NOI+F) Director Richard Scerbo: Thirty Years After It Began, NOI+F is Breaking Ground and Stronger Than Ever by Robert Lintott

When the National Orchestral Institute and Festival (NOI+F) began in 1987, its first director appealed to student musicians across the country by telling them that “participants will have the opportunity to study great orchestral literature with internationally renowned conductors… and with distinguished musicians of some of America’s foremost orchestras, and faculty from the University of […]

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Baltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah Announces Departure at End of 2017/18 Season

The Board of Directors of Baltimore Center Stage and Kwame Kwei-Armah have jointly announced that Kwei-Armah will leave his position as artistic director at the end of his contract on June 30, 2018. Kwei-Armah has served as artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage since 2011. While at Baltimore Center Stage, Kwei-Armah is credited with producing […]

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Preview: Thunderous Productions’ ‘Murder on the Nile’ Opens on Friday, June 23rd at the Greenbelt Arts Center by Aref Dajani and Emily Canavan

Thunderous Productions’ Murder on the Nile is not your parents’ or grandparents’ version of Agatha Christie. Opening Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Greenbelt Arts Center – with a cast that screams diversity – this production invites those who have never been sucked in by Christie’s twists and turns to climb aboard their “small paddle […]

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Single Carrot Theatre Announces Additional Performances of Sold-Out ‘Promenade: Baltimore’

In response to continued demand for tickets, Single Carrot Theatre will be extending the sold-out Promenade: Baltimore for three performances. The production, which is already the highest-grossing show in Single Carrot’s ten-year history, has been praised by critics and audience members alike as innovative, immersive, and moving. “The response from audiences has been overwhelming,” said […]

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DC Theatre Scene and DCMetroTheaterArts Announce Agreement to Share Review Coverage of Capital Fringe Festival 2017

The two media companies combine writing strength to review 70 openings in 6 days Washington, DC, June 9, 2017—The editors and publishers of DC’s two major theater websites—DC Theatre Scene and DCMetroTheaterArts—today announced plans to join forces to cover this year’s Capital Fringe Festival, which kicks off July 6, 2017, with 70 openings in six […]

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‘Doubt: A Parable’ has Press Night Tonight at SeeNoSun OnStage at the Anacostia Arts Center

SeeNoSun OnStage will open a four-week run of Doubt: A Parable, John Patrick Shanley’s controversial Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama. The play examines the Catholic Church abuse scandal while trying to answer the question, “What do you do when you’re not sure?” “Doubt: A Parable blurs the line that separates right from wrong,” said SeeNoSun’s Founding Artistic Director Michael Wright. “Shanley’s play touches […]

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Review: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at the Kellar Theater at the Center for the Arts by Leslie Ann Ross

Delightful and charming. Those are the words I would use to describe Rooftop Production’s current offering You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown which comes to life at the Kellar Theater at the Center for the Arts (Kellar Theater) in the picturesque Candy Factory in downtown Manassas City. The 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics […]

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Review: ‘Hairspray JR.’ at the Bowie Community Theatre Youth Theatre Program by Sharon Preator

Tracy Turnblad reminds us that “You gotta think big to be big” as Bowie Community Theatre (“BCT”) delivered a big success with Hairspray JR. for their Youth Theatre Program’s first production. This shorter, more child-friendly version of the John Waters film, with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics […]

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Review: ‘Taking Sides’ at Port City Playhouse by Wesley Cobaugh

Taking Sides by Ronald Harwood is a stark look at post-war process and what is really meant by getting at the truth of what happened, why, who knew and when. Director Mary Ayala-Bush has crafted a thought-provoking scenario of whether Wilhelm Furtwangler, the celebrated conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra was a Nazi sympathizer, supporter […]

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The Kennedy Center Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Season: ‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Humans,’ ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘In the Heights,’ ‘An American in Paris,’ ‘On Your Feet,’ ‘The Book of Mormon,’ and More

From The Kennedy Center: 2017–2018 Theater Season: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017–2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. Today’s presentation included songs from The Color Purple, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Publisher and Editor Joel Markowitz To Receive The Gary Maker Award From DCTheatreScene At A Benefit Cabaret at MetroStage TONIGHT Monday, May 1st at 7 PM

DCMetroTheatreArts’ Pubisher and Editor Joel Markowitz has received the Gary Maker Award from DCTheatreScene. In her announcement Publisher and Editor of DCTheatreScene Lorraine Treanor wrote: Joel Markowitz is a man passionately in love with theatre, its audiences and its artists. He has played a major role in the DC area theatre scene for more than 25 years. He […]

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Review: ‘The Wiz’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Sherri Chandler

Originally opening in October 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, MD, The Wiz, with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, is a reimaging of Frank L. Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”) production, directed by Tracie Jiggets, returned The Wiz to its Baltimore roots when […]

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Review: ‘Godspell’ at Encore Stage & Studio by Emma Kiely

The message of Easter came early this year as Encore Stage & Studio’s (Encore) Musical Theatre Intensive presented John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell. Performed in the sparsely set black box space of Gunston Arts Center-Theatre Two, this musical follows the parables of the New Testament told through a small group of disciples, John the […]

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Review: ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at The Catholic University of America by Natalie Barsoum

Who would have thought that an evening of love, ambition, betrayal, violence, and death could be so enjoyable? That is precisely what last night’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor at The Catholic University of America was – enjoyable. Gaetano Donizetti’s macabre opera based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel, The Bride of Lammermoor (a twisted Romeo […]

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