Quotidian Theatre Company Presents Audrey Cefaly’s ‘Maytag Virgin’ October 2-November 1st As Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Quotidian Theatre Company Presents Audrey Cefaly’s New Southern Drama Maytag Virgin as Part of D.C.’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival Quotidian Theatre Company kicks off its dynamic 2016 season, and its participation in the Washington, DC Women’s Voice Theater Festival, with the world premiere of playwright Audrey Cefaly’s newest work, Maytag Virgin. This play marks the […]

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Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces 36 Actors Slated for Their Inaugural Season by T. Chase Meacham

Helen Hayes Award winners and DC favorites join internationally recognized artists and strong newcomers in a company committed to telling diverse stories. Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces 36 actors so-far cast in the 2015-16 inaugural season: “The Case for Hope in a Polarized World.” This far-reaching pool of locally and internationally acclaimed actors represents […]

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‘A Conversation With the Man Who Killed My Son’ at Dynamic Wellness

Twice a week in this land of the free, a white police officer kills a black person—this according to under-reported stats from the FBI. From the official law-enforcement point of view, these are considered justifiable homicides. From another point of view, a political one, these are considered extrajudicial killings—lethal shots triggered by racial profiling, not […]

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The Beach Boys at Wolf Trap

Nostalgic Fun for all Generations: The Beach Boys at Wolf Trap Great music and good weather brought audiences out in droves to Wolf Trap for an unforgettable afternoon with the iconic band, The Beach Boys last night. The sold-out performance was the hottest ticket in town for this eclectic audience. From the littlest “Surfer Girl” to the […]

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‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company

When Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate first premiered on Broadway, it featured a cast of 40 singers and dancers. This makes sense, as there are many roles in this show and enthusiastic, toe-tapping numbers like “Another Openin’ Another Show” and “I Sing of Love” need to be propelled to the audience with a […]

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‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Scena Theatre

Scena Theatre has brought back its hit 2011 production of The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of errors, and DC’s summer just got wittier and sweeter. In Scena’s delectable staging, the show plays like a clockwork confection, and serves up Wilde’s biting bon mots like a shop full of bon bons. With a […]

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Gladys Knight and the O’Jays at Wolf Trap

“Tonight is all about love!” proclaimed the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight herself, as she and the O’Jays gave the crowd an amazing night out at Wolf Trap on Saturday, August 22, 2015. And indeed it was: love from the audience for these Soul greats, love from them for the (extraordinarily supportive) audience, and love […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Summer 2015 Scene Stealers Part 2

Here is Part 2 of DCMetroTheaterArts’ staff’s Summer 2015 Scene Stealers. Congrats to our honorees. ______ Erin Adams as Kate Monster Singing “There’s a A Fine, Fine Line” in Avenue Q at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative “With a singing voice that is both sweet and strong, Erin Adams shines as Kate Monster, especially during her rendition of […]

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Tonight at 6 PM & Tomorrow at 3 PM: ‘A Conversation With the Man That Killed My Son’ at Dynamic Wellness in DC-Reflections from The Cast by Gwen Lewis

Tonight at 6 PM and Tomorrow at 3 PM, Jacqui Brown’s powerful play A Conversation with the Man Who Killed My Son will have only two performances at  Dynamic Wellness – 402 H Street Northeast, in Washington, DC. The cast reflects on appearing in the play and its powerful messages and themes. ______ Playwright Jacqui Brown (Mildred Barnes – Mother […]

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Kurt H. Sutton to Perform ‘An Evening with Mark Twain’ on Wednesday, September 16th at 1 & 8 PM

Kurt H. Sutton was born in Mannheim, Germany, immigrating to the United States in 1950. He grew up in Canton, Ga, graduating from the University of Georgia in 1968. He was a teacher of history for 6 years and taught at Western Carolina University where he received his MA. Ed. He has performed as a business speaker, musician and entertainer […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Give Us Liberty Smith!’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: Give Me Liberty Smith! Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE. ______ Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles August 14, 2015: The 2015 Broadway University Entrance Exam. August 7, 2015: The Wiz That […]

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‘The Fix’ at Signature Theatre by David Siegel

“Public office is a minefield” so you better just “Grit your teeth, sell the lies” though “maybe I’m just too blunt to survive” are lyrics that provide some of the central posits in The Fix now running at Signature Theatre.  And, nope, while these read like ripped-from-headlines quotes from recent front pages of the Post […]

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‘The Fix’ at Signature Theatre by Katie Bogdan

“If I can’t be the wife of the president, you bet your ass I’ll be the mother.” These words, sung by Violet Chandler (Christine Sherrill), set the roller coaster of a ride that is The Fix in motion. After the death of her husband Reed (Bobby Smith) while in bed with his mistress, Violet decides that […]

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at Wolf Trap

Few people in the world have a voice so iconic that they are recognizable after only one note. What was inescapable last night in that bandstand in Virginia is that Frankie Valli is without a doubt one of those talents. Just back from their European tour, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons came to Wolf […]

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Donate to Help Director Gabriele Jakobi With Her Medical Bills

In June 2015,  Theater Director Gabriele Jakobi (Gabi)  suffered a serious stroke while preparing to direct Chekov’s The Three Sisters for Scena Theatre in Washington, DC. As a result, her medical bills are tremendous and rising each day. Also, since she was in America when she had this stroke, many of her medical and rehabilitation bills are not being covered by her socialized healthcare […]

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‘John’ at Signature Theatre in New York City

There are many plays that are known for their sparkling dialogue, others for their rapid fire words that require actors who can deliver them in machine gun manner. Now we have the prolific  and talented Annie Baker who waltzed off with the Pulitzer Prize last year for her play The Flick, which enjoyed a run off […]

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Arts Collective @ HCC’s ‘Underground Rooftop Coffee House: Voices from the Edge’ on Thursday, September 10, 2015 AT 7 PM by Susan G. Kramer

Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!?!” partners with HCC’s Creative Writers and HoCoPoLitSo to fuse improv with powerful stories inspired by poets and writers Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) kicks off its 21st  season by announcing its groundbreaking partnership among AC’s popular improv troupe, What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.), HCC’s Creative Writers and Howard County Poetry […]

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