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Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Olney Theatre Center

How do you make a stage musical from a movie that was “Practically Perfect in Every Way”? A movie that won five Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects for cinematic magic tricks and a sequence combining animation and live action that would be impossible to reproduce onstage? Well, first you go back to the source: […]

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‘The Gypsy Baron’ at Victorian Lyric Opera Company

One might not be surprised to hear Johann Strauss Jr’s The Gypsy Baron described as delightful and charming, as that is what a late 19th century Viennese operetta aspires to be, but fresh and contemporary might not be the first words that come to mind. The new production playing this weekend at Rockville’s F. Scott Fitzgerald […]

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‘Les Misérables’ at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School by Jennifer Georgia

Our Lady of Good Counsel Theatre Company’s Les Misérables (the musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer, based on the classic Victor Hugo novel, that originally opened in London in 1985) is a stellar production. In fact, it’s hard to believe this is a high school production; the singing, music, acting, and tech set a standard that will […]

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