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‘The Wiz’ Eases on Down to The Gaithersburg Arts Barn From August 7th-23rd by Laura Andruski

In partnership with ANKH Repertory Theatre and The Finest! Performance Foundation, Inc., Arts on the Green presents The Wiz, a modern musical version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The Wiz is a retelling of Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in the context of African-American culture with a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, […]

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Elaine Wilson on Co-Founding The Alliance Theatre by Tom Harman

The Alliance Theatre Co-Founder Elaine Wilson remembers the conversation that would prompt her to change the direction of a then-struggling community theatre still in its infancy. Wilson had co-founded the nonprofit group along with Pat Kallman in order to serve western Fairfax County in November 2000, but said the initial productions – aimed primarily at adults […]

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A New Spy Musical Ready to Seduce DC Audiences at Pallas Theatre Collective by Ty Hallmark

Summer 2015 is turning out to be the season of original musicals making their premieres with Washington area theaters. One of the most anticipated and appropriately “local” offerings opens this week at Pallas Theatre Collective. code name: CYNTHIA was born at the International Spy Museum, conceived by Chicago writers Steve & Karen Multer who hoped all […]

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Howard Community College’s Arts Collective Announces its 2015-2016 Season By Susan G. Kramer

 Twenty-one years of powerful story-telling… and this is just the beginning! This season, AC celebrates the extraordinary gifts of poets, prose writers and playwrights, from original works to a Tony Award-winning musical and all in between! Join us for a rooftop coffeehouse, a time-capsule of a woman’s life, a hilarious nod to reality television, a championship […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #55: ‘Neighborhood 3: Part 5: ‘The Music of Neighborhood 3: Video Game Fever, Driving Me Crazy and Making It Scary’ by Gregory Thomas Martin

How does one create a sonic world on something that is such common place to our homes today? Video games are such a large part of our popular culture, and with their popularity come a lot of baggage. Most of us have played video games, whether it is in the arcade or at home on […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #53: ‘Neighborhood 3: Part 4: ‘What’s a Nice Mom Like You Doing in a Play Like This?’ By Annette Mooney Wasno

When I was cast in Molotov Theatre Group’s show Neighborhood 3:Requisition of Doom (now through August 2nd at DCAC, in Adams Morgan: www.molototheatre.org), I was pretty excited because, hey, I’m an actor and I got cast in a show! But during the rehearsal process seeds of doubt began to sprout in my mind. Not right […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #50: In ‘Neighborhood 3,’ the kids – and the parents – are not alright…. by David Dieudonne

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, by Jennifer Haley is a cautionary tale about a medium surrounded by many questions that are past time to start asking. Awash in physical and emotional carnage, Neighborhood 3 reflects on the difficulties of parenting in a digital age: How much privacy should we allow our children to have without […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview # 49: ‘The Movement’

Award-Winning Performer Returns to Fringe with One-Man Show: The Movement DC native and Emmy Award-winning actor Ron Jones will debut his new show The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle at the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival. Highlighting many of the cultural, social and political markers in the 50 years since the passage of the […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #46: ‘Paper Glass’

Paper Glass explores the struggles of childhood and the absurdity of adult logic through the eyes of a girl whose memory works backwards. In Paper Glass, Alex desperately tries to understand her surroundings at school, at home and in-between. This highly visual performance is set in a surreal wasteland of crumpled paper in a world […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview # 45: We Happy Few’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ by Kerry McGee

WE HAPPY FEW PRODUCTIONS Presents: THE WINTER’S TALE By William Shakespeare A Part of the 10​th ​Annual Capital Fringe Festival, July 9​​-August 2, 2015. I am a feather for each wind that blows THE WINTER’S TALE is a complicated story filled with impossible magic and preposterous plot points. Bears eat messengers but leave babies to be discovered by shepherds, […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #44: ‘The Insanity of Mary Girard’ by Liz Imler

2015 Capital Fringe Preview: Lanie Robertson’s ‘The Insanity of Mary Girard’ Last year’s Audience Award winners in Dance and Physical Theatre, The Wandering Theatre Company, return to this year’s Capital Fringe Festival with playwright Lanie Robertson’s first piece, The Insanity of Mary Girard. Based on a true story, Mary Girard is committed to the basement […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #42: ‘After Eleven’ by Amy Harbison

“I loved my son, but he terrified me,” admits Jude Temper, a 9-11 widow and mother. After Eleven bears witness to Jude’s struggle to love and protect her son Matty, who suffers from mental illness and life at the edge of uncontrollable violence. An intimate, one-woman play performed by Rebecca Roy, After Eleven investigates how systemic failures in our […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #41: ‘Mine/Field’

Answer: Secrets. Data. Spying on other audiences. Charts and graphs made of dancers. Question: What is in a dance about debating data privacy vs. national security? Bonus Question: How do you make this dance, using a consensus-based collective process? “Collective choreography – it’s like the democratic process. It’s slow, but it’s worth it,” Emma Dozier, […]

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