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Review: ‘Bells Are Ringing’ at The Fredericktowne Players

The Fredericktowne Players have just opened their revival of the classic musical Bells Are Ringing. This is an infrequently performed work from the 1950s, that has many charms. Musical theatre completeists will certainly want to check it out. For others, FTP offers an ambitious production with some memorable performances and strong production values. Bells are […]

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Review: ‘Comic Potential’ at McLean Community Players

Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn is well known in England, but less so here in the states. A prolific playwright with over seventy plays to his name, his work includes dramas, comedies, and many interesting experimental works. One such play, his 1998 sci-fi comedy Comic Potential just opened in McLean, the newest offering from the venerable […]

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Review: ‘Gypsy’ at Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater

Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater has just opened their new production of Gypsy, the classic 1959 musical. Often listed among the greatest musicals ever written, Gypsy is dark, complex, and ambitious musical that can challenge even the best of theaters. Does everything come up roses for Washington County Playhouse? Gypsy is the story […]

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