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This is the place where I can tell you how I feel, promote young and up-and-coming actors, and let you know what I think about what’s happening in our theatre community. And I’l be writing “They Stole the Show,’ an article about actors/actress/singers that ‘stopped the show.’ And you’ll have your chance to chime in!

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An Interview with Composer Steven Lutvak on ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ and his FREE Masterclass at Young Artists of America on Tomorrow at AMP -Thursday, February 28, 2016 From 7-9:30 PM

Steven Lutvak’s Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is bringing a lot of laughs to audiences in The Eisenhower Theater at The Kennedy Center. And he is also in town to conduct a Masterclass with young singers artists at Young Artists of America on Monday, January 25th. Joel: Please introduce yourself and […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Part 8: Jenna Berk

In Part 8 of a series of interviews with the cast of Avant Bard’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, meet Jenna Berk.. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Jenna: I played the contortionist and straitjacket escape artist Wendy in Stephen Spotswood’s The Last Burlesque, Pinky Swear’s contribution to Capitol Fringe […]

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Interviews With the Cast and Director of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘The Laramie Project’: Part 4: Clancey Yovanovich

In Part  4 of  a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s The Laramie Project, meet Clancey Yovanovich. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform before on local stages? Clancey: I’m Clancey Yovanovich – a 2015 American University graduate with a BA in Musical Theatre.  Why […]

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A Chat With Douglas Sills on Appearing in ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

It was wunderbar having an opportunity to schmooze with Douglas Sills, who is having a blast appearing in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s fabulously entertaining production of Kiss Me Kate.  Joel: Why did you want to be part of this production of Kiss Me Kate at Shakespeare Theatre Company? When were you first contacted about playing Fred Graham/Petrucio? Douglas: They […]

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A DiSalvo ‘Tuna Christmas’: Thomas, Dillon, and Frank on Parlor Room Theater’s ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Playing 12/17-20

It’s an all-family affair at Parlor Room Theater‘s A Tuna Christmas and Thomas, Dillon, and Frank DiSalvo, Jr. tell us all about it. Joel: This production of A Tuna Christmas is has several family members in it and behind the scenes. Introduce them to us, and tell us what they are contributing to the production. Frank: Well my […]

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Scene Stealers/Showstoppers of the Week-December 10, 2015

Congrats to our new Scene Stealer/Showstoppers honorees. ______ Sandy Bainum, as Mame, Singing “If He Walked Into My Life’ in Mame at Riverside Center Dinner Theater “The cast here is stellar, with Sandy Bainum giving a strong vocal and comedic performance in the title role. Her heartbreaking rendition of “If He Walked Into My Life” was a […]

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Scene Stealers/Showstoppers of the Week-Part 2: December 2, 2015

Here’s Part Two of this week’s Scene Stealers/Showstoppers honorees, from productions that played during this Fall season. Read Part One Here. ______ Shayna Blass, as Piggie, Joe Mallon, as Gerald the  Elephant, and The Squirrelles Played by Jamie Eacker, Ashleigh King, and Allie Parris Lead the Audience in “We’re in a Play’ in Elephant & Piggies […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Holiday Memories’ Part 3: Christopher Henley

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Holiday Memories—a stage adaptation of two classic short stories by Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory” and “The Thanksgiving Visitor—meet Christopher Henley. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Christopher: At The American Century Theater […]

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Blake Hammond on Playing Sebastian in ‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ at The National Theatre

Blake Hammond is playing Sebastian in the Tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella which is about to open at The National Theatre. Joel: Hi Blake. Where may have some of our readers seen you perform on the stage?  Blake: My name is Blake Hammond I have performed throughout the country many times on Broadway, regional stages and […]

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Meet Soloist Paul Negron of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s ‘The S Show’ Playing This Saturday at 5 & 8 PM at Atlas

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the soloists of this Saturday’s The S* Show: Sinatra, Sondheim, and Streisand? performed by The Gay Men’s Chorus of  Washington, DC Meet Paul Negron. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us how long have you been in the Gay Men’s Chorus. What are some of your fondest memories of GMCW […]

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Meet Soloist JJ Vera of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s ‘The ‘S Show’ Playing This Saturday at 5 & 8 PM at Atlas

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the soloists of this Saturday’s The S* Show: Sinatra, Sondheim, and Streisand? performed by The Gay Men’s Chorus of  Washington, DC Meet JJ Vera. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us how long have you been in the Gay Men’s Chorus. What are some of your fondest memories of GMCW shows […]

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