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‘Oliver! The Musical’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

This summer, Adventure Theatre MTC brings Lionel Bart’s Oliver! to Round House Theatre in their first Two Act Musical in 63 years! While Adventure Theatre is celebrated for their award-winning one-act children’s shows, they endeavor to expand their horizons (as well as their audience) with this ambitious project– and they rise to the challenge spectacularly. Director Joseph […]

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‘The Meeting’ at Clifton Town Hall

“Hello – my name is  …  and I am an alcoholic.” These powerful words reverberated in the Clifton Town Hall as myself (and I am sure each member of the audience) recalled our personal experiences with friends and family who have dealt with the issue of recovery. The diversity of the talented cast was the […]

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Howard Community College’s Arts Collective Announces its 2015-2016 Season By Susan G. Kramer

 Twenty-one years of powerful story-telling… and this is just the beginning! This season, AC celebrates the extraordinary gifts of poets, prose writers and playwrights, from original works to a Tony Award-winning musical and all in between! Join us for a rooftop coffeehouse, a time-capsule of a woman’s life, a hilarious nod to reality television, a championship […]

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‘Avenue Q: The Musical’ at Other Voices Theatre

It is very rare than you see a musical where every role is ideally cast, and even more unexpected in a show where the majority of the actors are acting as puppeteers. However, the Other Voices Theatre production of Avenue Q: The Musical is perfectly cast and executed to evoke laughs at every available opportunity. […]

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‘Bayla Sings Barbra’ at 2015 Summer Cabaret Series at Creative Cauldron

“A musical buffet for the audience” is the way Matt Conner, Creative Cauldron Associate Artist and curator of the Cauldron’s 2015 Summer Cabaret Series described what to expect. Laura Hull, founder and Producing Director of the Cauldron noted that, “each of the talented performers will create their own journeys through music and interacting with the audience.” […]

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‘In the Heights’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) has launched In the Heights, as part of their ‘Director’s Dream Season.’ Frank D. Shutts II has wanted to put this 2008 ony Award-winning Best Musical for over five years and has succeeded in recreating the magic of this unique American musical, mostly due to the heart and talent […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Capital Fringe Honors Announced

Here are the 2015 Capital Fringe Honors Selected by the Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all our honorees: FAVORITE COMEDY:  Ambien Date Night Barenaked Comedy Blind Pug Arts Collective Presents: The Theatre of Self-Loathing Presents: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? BrouHaHa DC Trash – Recycled!! Half Past What? Interviews With… It’s a Circus Out There […]

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‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ at The Alliance Theatre

A heartfelt story of family loyalty and triumph, The Alliance Theatre’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, directed by Elaine Wilson, starts as the tale of a loving father who tries his hardest to make his children happy and then transforms into a fantastical adventure as he and his kids must help to rescue his father from […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #53: ‘Neighborhood 3: Part 4: ‘What’s a Nice Mom Like You Doing in a Play Like This?’ By Annette Mooney Wasno

When I was cast in Molotov Theatre Group’s show Neighborhood 3:Requisition of Doom (now through August 2nd at DCAC, in Adams Morgan:, I was pretty excited because, hey, I’m an actor and I got cast in a show! But during the rehearsal process seeds of doubt began to sprout in my mind. Not right […]

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‘American Moor’ at Anacostia Playhouse

As I walked into the cool confines of the Anacostia Playhouse, I was greeted by soft, far-upstage lighting that gently illuminated the sole performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb, idly looking over his lines and doing vocal warmups. It was a comforting, almost bucolic tableau of an actor doing the familiar rituals of a pre-audition; a sanctuary, […]

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival

Summer and Shakespeare go hand-in-hand and Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet is a departure from “traditional” productions of this iconic William Shakespeare plays. Produced by Christel Stevens and overseen by Artistic Director Christopher Dwyer, next weekend’s performances can be seen at various locations. The hostilities and tragedies that befall the Montagues and […]

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‘Shrek, the Musical’ at Encore Stage & Studio

Encore Stage & Studio presents Shrek, the Musical , with Music by Jeanine Tesori and Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Artistic Director Susan Alison Keady and Music Director Matthew Heap lead a large group of enthusiastic young actors in this production. Set Designer and Technical Director Kristen Jepperson uses large set pieces that are […]

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‘Silence! the Musical’ at Studio’s 2nd Stage

Silence! The Musical is very easy to digest (pun intended), as presented in the tightly directed current production now playing at the creatively configured 2nd Stage space of The Studio Theatre. A dark satire replete with savage wit and dancing, interactive lambs, the filmic source material (the 1991 Jody Foster-starring and Academy Award-winning film) has always […]

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