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Review: ‘A Never-Ending Line’ at The Players Theatre

Conceived by Composer and Director Jaime Lozano as a loving tribute to the women in his life and his matriarchal upbringing, A Never-Ending Line, produced by Maribel Escobosa, Martha Orendain, and Victoria Kühne, presents a cycle of seventeen songs written by nine female lyricists set to his original music. The show, which made its New […]

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Report: ‘Noche de Estrellas’ Benefit for GALA Hispanic Theatre at the Organization of American States

GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Noche de Estrellas benefit was a brilliant success, raising money for GALA’s youth education programs and offering inspired performances and speeches from diverse artists who have stepped up and shown the world that Washington, DC is a hub of Latin American artistry. Guests entered the elegant Organization of American States building for […]

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Who’s in Town?: Jaime Camil from TV’s ‘Jane the Virgin’ to Receive the Inspiration Award at GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Noche de Estrellas on Monday, June 5 at 6:30PM

Ok, I admit it. I’ve become slightly obsessed with the CW show Jane the Virgin this week. The love triangles, the mysteries, the heartwarming family moments, what’s not to love? In preparing to interview Jaime Camil, who plays Jane’s father, telenovela star Rogelio de la Vega, (It’s pronounced “Rrrrrrrrro-Hhhhhhhhh-elio de la Vega! Try it, it’s […]

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Review: ‘In the Heights’ (Spanish Version) at GALA Hispanic Theatre

Those looking to add “a little bit of cinnamon” to their theatergoing should head to GALA Hispanic Theatre’s current production of In the Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Award-winning musical about ordinary Latino families exploring what it means to belong takes on new resonance thanks to a new Spanish translation of the lyrics. While Spanish-language […]

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Who’s in Town?: Luis Salgado, Director and Choreographer of GALA Theatre’s Spanish Language ‘In the Heights’

¡No pare, sigue, sigue! Hamilton lovers rejoice! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights premieres tonight at GALA Hispanic Theatre in the show’s first Spanish-language production in the United States. In the Heights, which tells the story of ordinary Latino families trying to scrape by in the New York City neighborhood where Miranda grew up, […]

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Review: ‘El Paso Blue’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

 ‘El Paso Blue’ in long-awaited East Coast Premiere at GALA It took roughly 20 years for Octavio Solis’ El Paso Blue to make it to Washington, DC. But now that it has arrived, the play—written and performed entirely in English—is enjoying a rousing reception at GALA Hispanic Theatre, where it has been brought to life under […]

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Teatro de la Luna’s Children’s Theater Festival: 6 Hours of Drama and Magic on Sat 1/16 at The Rosslyn Spectrum

On Saturday, January 16, 2016 –  from 11 AM until 5 PM – it’s six Children’s Hours, full of continuous mystery and magic, drama and dance: “al major estilo latinoamericano” (with the best Latin flavor). All the many activities are bilingual. But the tempo will be distinctively Latino and the seasoning often “comico” and sometimes […]

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Theatrical Latino Beat Tuned to the Season with “Three Kings Festival” in Columbia Heights This Sunday, January 3rd

“We Three Kings of Orient are; Bearing gifts, We travel afar, Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder Star.” The words of this iconic Christmas Carol will come alive for the 40th year, this Sunday, January 3, 2016, in the Latino “corazon” — the heart of Columbia Heights — on 14th Street NW. In its […]

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‘Flamenco Men 2’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

It is said that there are four elements of flamenco: Cante, or voice; Baile, or dance; Toque, or guitar, and; Jaleo – audience participation. All were in full force at GALA Hispanic Theatre’s celebration this past weekend. Flamenco Men 2, choreographed by Edwin Aparicio and directed by Aparicio and Aleksey Kulikov, was snazzy and seductive, presenting […]

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‘Mariela in the Desert’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

“There’s always something beautiful in the truth, even when it’s ugly.” After a standing ovation, many of us in the audience at Sunday’s showing of Mariela en el Desierto sat right back down to take a collective breath – feeling the aftershock of an unforgettable performance. Mariela in the Desert, GALA Hispanic Theatre’s’ third production of […]

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‘The Mundo Perfeito’ (Perfect World) As part of the Iberian Suite at the Kennedy Center.

The Mundo Perfeito (Perfect World) has arrived in DC’s America. As part of the Iberian Suite. At The Kennedy Center. Presenting a full evening of theatre, Mundo Perfeito offers two productions: Three fingers below the knee and By Heart. Technically one-acts, both shows run about 90 minutes each. Both shows share similar concerns. Both offer […]

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Winter Heat Courtesy of Teatro de la Luna: ‘No hay que llorar’ (No Need to Cry) Opens February 19th by Christine Stoddard

Winter Heat Courtesy of Teatro de la Luna Teatro de la Luna’s Luna de Tangos/Moonlight Tangos, a sold out cabaret featuring tangos and milongas, made Ballston’s NRECA Conference Center an extra cozy place the night of February 1, 2015. Elegant men and women sipped on wine and enjoyed empanadas to the tunes of Argentina and […]

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