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‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ Highlight Young Artists of America’s 2014-2015 ‘British Invasion’ Season by Rolando Sanz

Last season was a dream for us at YAA! We opened the season with a gala performance of SHOW BOAT in Concert at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in November 2013. Over 90 students were joined onstage by guest mentors from the Washington National Opera, Strathmore, National Philharmonic and The Catholic University of America. We could not have […]

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‘Once Upon A Mattress’ at Encore Stage & Studio

Encore Stage & Studio presents Once Upon A Mattress, a hilarious musical adaptation of the famous fable involving a princess, a pea, and a stack of mattresses. With Music by Mary Rogers, Lyrics by Marshall Barber, and Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, this production provides the perfect material for an enthusiastic […]

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‘Into the Woods’ at Wildwood Summer Theatre

Wildwood Summer Theatre conquers Sondheim for their 49th annual summer season with Into the Woods. Wildwood is a youth-run summer theatre; everyone from the chair of the board to the set designer is under 25 years of age and they attract some of the most promising talent from across the region. This production is no exception […]

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Wildwood Summer Theatre Presents ‘Into the Woods’ Tonight Through July 26th by Kristina Moyer

From Brigadoon to Chicago to Pippin, Wildwood Summer Theatre has spent many summers producing a variety of musicals in the D.C. metro area. But what makes this summer special is that Wildwood Summer Theatre will be celebrating its 50th season with Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale classic Into the Woods. Wildwood Summer Theatre is a nonprofit theatre company […]

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“Shall We Dance? “Meet Jenna Pinchbeck-Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre’s Anna in ‘The King and I’

Shall We Dance? Meet Jenna Pinchbeck, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre’s Anna in The King and I, Opening Tonight, July 9th Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic, The King and I, boasts one of the most luscious scores of all time. Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) opens this romantic musical about tolerance and cultural differences tonight, July […]

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CFTC Performs Rollicking ‘Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical’ July 18-26, 2014 at Lanier Middle School

Grab your hat and join the fun as pirates, circus entertainers, a few cops and robbers, and the world’s most popular whippersnapper come to life this summer in the City of Fairfax Theatre Company (CFTC) and Truro Anglican Church’s rollicking and whimsical Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical, running July 18-19 and July 25-26, 2014 at Lanier Middle School. CFTC Creative Director Kirsten […]

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‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Castaways Repertory Theatre’s Youth Theater and Homeschool Theatre Troupe

In an adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, Castaways Repertory Theatre and Homeschool Theatre Troupe provide an evening of laughs coupled with a heartwarming love-story. The 31 actors, ranging from ages 11-18,  provide charming, dry, and often very real characters. Set in Harforshire, England, in 1811, Most of the play centers around Elizabeth […]

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“Spring Awakening’ at Little Butterfly Theatre Company

It wasn’t difficult to locate Little Butterfly Theatre Company’s production of Spring Awakening. All I had to do was follow the overpowering scent of teenage hormones coming from the theatre. Since its Broadway debut in 2006, Spring Awakening has brought to raucous life the pubic angst and sexual frustrations of adolescence. And because it employed […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron is presenting an artful rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with everyone in the huge cast under the age of 20 except for the king and queen of the faeries. The queen, Titania is played by Laura Connors Hull, the founder of Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA. She and Tom Stamp, as the […]

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An Evening of Theater Celebration at the 15th-Annual Cappies Gala

While the Tony Awards were celebrating the nation’s top theater talent, the Washington capital area hosted its very own celebration of up-and-coming theater talent. The National Capital Area Cappies celebrated the 2013-2014 Season with its 15th an Awards Gala Sunday, June 8th in the Concert Hall of The John F Kennedy Center fro the Performing Arts, […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘Ghost The Musical’ at Drama Learning Center Opening This Friday 6/13-Seth Fallon, Claire Cerand, and Josh Altenburg

TYA (Teaching Young Actors) at Drama Learning Center present the area premiere of Ghost the Musical. After getting special permission from Theatrical Rights Worldwide to present this title prior to its release for regional productions, the cast and production team are brimming with excitement over the opportunity to tell the story of this show in a new way. Meet […]

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‘The 12 Dancing Princesses’ at Encore Stage & Studio

Encore Stage and Studio presents The 12 Dancing Princesses, adapted for the stage by Matthew Heap. Executive Director Sara Strehle Duke, Artistic Director Susan Alison Keady, and Director Sarah Conrad lead an extensive number of youths (well over 20 cast members!) in this production, based on a lesser known Brothers Grimm classic. Technical Director Kristen […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ at McLean High School Choral Society

The McLean High Choral Society is putting on a magical performance of The Secret Garden even as it weathers budget cuts that did away with a formal class for a 50-year-old Renaissance-style singing troupe called the Madrigals. But the Madrigals must have hopped into Dr. Who’s TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) police box […]

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