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National Symphony Orchestra Eighty-Fourth Season Opening Ball Concert at The Kennedy Center

Last night the National Symphony Orchestra debuted its eighty-forth season in The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, one of the most anticipated musical events of the year, with a delightful evening of music and appreciation featuring guest artists Joshua Bell and Kelli O’Hara. The evening not only marks the beginning of the eighty-fourth season of the […]

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‘The Seven Year Itch’ at American Century Theater

An unadulterated look at a one man’s plans for an affair   The American Century Theater enters its 20th – and final – season itching to make a lasting impression. This the company does with its production of George Axelrod’s Broadway hit, The Seven Year Itch. It was not a rash decision. The show and its […]

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‘God of Carnage’ at Silver Spring Stage

God of Carnage, originally Le Dieu du Carnage, was written by famed Art playwright Yasmina Reza (ART), and was  first produced in 2006. After critical success in Europe it opened with a new American twist by Christopher Hampton opening on Broadway in 2009. Taking Broadway by storm -all four actors-Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, […]

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Wanda Sykes With Special Guest Keith Robinson at Strathmore

The Music Center at Strathmore welcomed Wanda Sykes for the first-time to the Marriott Concert Stage to a sold-out crowd of adoring Wanda Sykes fans. Veteran comedian, writer, actress and Emmy Award-winning wit, Wanda Sykes, has been doing standup and much more in comedy entertainment since she first performed at a talent show back in 1987 in […]

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‘Stuart Little’ at Adventure Theatre-MTC

Adventure Theatre MTC opens their 63rd (wow!) season with Stuart Little, based on the award-winning children’s book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette. Colin Hovde directs this production, following an adventurous small mouse around a very big city! That city is New York, circa 1945. Scenic Designer Klyph Stanford makes […]

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‘Aladdin & the Magic Lamp’ at Pumpkin Theatre

Pure giddy-ness, energy running at about a ten, and heart felt childlike laughter, literally!! – That is what the atmosphere encompassed as we walked in Pumpkin Theatre. But of course, that should’ve been expected as tiny theatre goers grabbed their parents hands to skip in to see Alyn Cardarelli’s Aladdin & The Magic Lamp!! I, […]

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‘Amadeus’ at CENTERSTAGE

Under the visionary leadership and cultivation of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, CENTERSTAGE kicks off its 2014/15 season in high gear with an epic new revival of Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play Amadeus, a baroque melodrama, featuring the lives of classic musical composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. “Amadeus is going to start our season with […]

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‘Florencia in the Amazon’ at Washington National Opera

A mystical and lushly romantic journey down the Amazon River is only the beginning of the fully absorbing and richly textured production of the current offering of the Washington National Opera (WNO), Florencia in the Amazon. This intriguing and somewhat rarified opera encompasses the search for a lost love as embodied in the character of […]

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‘Broadway’s Next Hit Musical’ at Hylton Performing Arts Center

Cue the bright lights. Quick witted, theatrically smart, and skillful  improv artistry took to the stage of the gleaming Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas bringing good cheer to the full-house audience in the 1100 seat Merchant Hall. It was opening night for the Hylton Center’s 5th season with the on-the-spot invented songs and theatrics […]

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