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A New Spy Musical Ready to Seduce DC Audiences at Pallas Theatre Collective by Ty Hallmark

Summer 2015 is turning out to be the season of original musicals making their premieres with Washington area theaters. One of the most anticipated and appropriately “local” offerings opens this week at Pallas Theatre Collective. code name: CYNTHIA was born at the International Spy Museum, conceived by Chicago writers Steve & Karen Multer who hoped all […]

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‘As You Like It’ by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It is fun for the family. The Meadow, just below the historic Evergreen House, is a lovely place to spend a late afternoon or early summer evening. Spread a blanket on the hillside – you can see the performance from just about anywhere on the meadow – and lookup at the […]

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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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The Playwright’s Playground – The Playmakers CATF 2015: Part 5: Playwright Michael Weller on ‘The Full Catastrophe’

This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground begins ‘The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015.’ In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams associated with the plays at this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival. Playwrights, and the Directors share revealing behind the scene insights about their inspirations and the development of their […]

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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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Filichia on Friday: ‘It’s Kristin’s Birthday!’ by Peter Filichia

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:  July 24, 2015:  It’s Kristin’s Birthday! 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 July 17, 2015: July, 2015; July, 1977; November, 1965; June, 2014 […]

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The Playwright’s Playground – The Playmakers CATF 2015: Part 4: Playwright Sheila Callaghan on ‘Everything You Touch’

This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground begins ‘The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015.’ In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams associated with the plays at this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival. Playwrights, and the Directors share revealing behind the scene insights about their inspirations and the development of their […]

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