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Review: ‘Forsaken Angels’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company

“Write what you know.” Attributed to Mark Twain, this advice is adhered to by many a playwright, including a local one, William Leary. His Forsaken Angels, a joint production of Wolf Pack Theatre Company and Community Crisis Services, Inc. (Leary’s primary employer, hence the knowledge base for this story) and interestingly, the First Baptist Church […]

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Review: ‘Samsara’ at Single Carrot Theatre

Samsara isn’t a person’s name (despite seeming like a blend of “Sam” and “Sara.”) It is defined as either the process of coming into existence as a differentiated, mortal creature (Buddhism) or the endless series of births, deaths, and rebirths to which all beings are subject (Hinduism). At Single Carrot Theatre, it’s the title of […]

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Review: ‘Salute to Vienna: A New Year’s Concert’ by Strauss Symphony of America at The Music Center at Strathmore

The Music Center at Strathmore celebrated the start of 2017 with Salute to Vienna. This annual tour, produced by Attila Glatz Concert Productions, featured the Strauss Symphony of America, conducted by the spirited Imre Kollár, who hails from Budapest. Several of the orchestral selections were showpieces for opera/classical singers Soprano Katarzyna Dondalska (Berlin-Warsaw) and Tenor Zoltán Nyári (Budapest). […]

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Review: ‘Enchanted April’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

Are you ready to ditch this cold, rainy weather we’ve had and enjoy an Enchanted April? Vicariously escape to Italy to appreciate wisteria and sunshine in the Greenbelt Art Center’s charming rendition of this play by Mathew Barber. Aptly directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell and produced by Malca Giblin, Enchanted April explores how transformative a month […]

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Review: ‘Harry and the Thief’ at Strand Theater Company

It’s admirable when a playwright takes on depicting a public figure when creating a show that questions history. Putting words in the mouth of a real person, such as the heroic Harriet Tubman, can be a daunting proposition. Will the voice ring true? In Harry and the Thief, a Strand Theater Company production, playing at […]

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Review: ‘Something Like Jazz Music’ at Single Carrot Theatre

Something Like Jazz Music, at Single Carrot Theatre in Baltimore, is something like a montage time traveling piece, with challenging parts that engaged me and the  audience to rethink the way local life was in the Roaring 20s. This world premiere, creatively written by one of the theater’s ensemble members, Genevieve de Mahy, centers around […]

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‘The Music Man’ at 2nd Star Productions

Second Star’s current production of The Music Man takes its audiences back a full century to the (fictional) town of River City, Iowa in 1912. This classic tale of a con-artist who wins over skeptical townspeople and finds love along the way will enchant you and get your toes tapping. This version of the musical, with […]

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‘Company’ at Tantallon Community Players

Company, the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical (book by George Furth), examines the pros and cons of being married vs.staying single, from a 35 year-old bachelor’s point of view, circa 1970. He is friends with “good and crazy people” who all live in New York City – well, married couples who harangue him about how he should […]

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‘Choking Out the Kudzu’ at The Greenbelt Arts Center

In the program notes for Choking Out the Kudzu: The Musical, Director Billie Colombaro says that this show began its journey into being back in 1992. Interestingly, this was just one year after the hit movie Fried Green Tomatoes was a big hit on movie screens all over the country. Similarly, the new musical, currently on […]

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‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ at KAT 2nd Stage and The City of Gaithersburg at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn by Jenna Jones

Chocolate lover? Fond of seeing talented kids on stage? Well, rush over to The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg for KAT Junior and The City of Gaithersburg’s co-production of Willy Wonka Jr., and catch one of their last two performances tomorrow, Sunday, March 29th, at 11 am or 2 pm. It’s a delightful adaptation based on the book […]

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