‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at The American Century Theater

Brian Childers IS the exact personification of Danny Kaye in the wonderfully amusing and slightly manic current production at The American Century Theater (TACT), An Evening with Danny Kaye. Childers bounded onto the beautifully-rendered concert style setting (a hallmark of TACT is above-par superior, authentic period detail and scenic design) and emanated the many and […]

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‘Abominable’ at The Hub Theatre

There’s no question: puberty can be a bitch. Or, more to the point, a beast… It is the latter metaphor that is explored extensively in The Hub Theatre’s intriguing new play, Abominable.  Playwright and Hub’s Artistic Director Helen Pafumi pens a tale that fuses a dark fairy tale with a classic coming-of-age story. Sam (Chris […]

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‘The Tempest’ at Aldersgate Community Church Theatre

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Amanda Coffin. For this production, Aldersgate ditches the elaborate sets and costumes in favor of a minimalist experience, hoping to strip down distractions and letting the material breathe in its rawest, truest form. When I first set eyes on the somewhat barren set (simply decorated […]

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‘The Tempest’ at Olney Theatre Center

How beauteous mankind is! Particularly the beauty found in those willing to brave the natural tempest of Maryland’s summer weather at Olney Theatre Center this summer season. A fantastical stormy adventure, by way of the Bard, sets shore upon the Root Family Stage beneath the stars and The Tempest provides a brilliant evening of classic […]

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‘Dani Girl’ at Unexpected Stage Company

Dani Girl is a gem worthy of placement at the highest point in a royal’s crown. Go see it before it closes its brief run on August 10th! Every member of this musical’s cast and creative team deserves accolades. This musical about death and hope in the face of despair is, at its core, an […]

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‘The Daily Dish’: Now Serving Mykl Wu by Jenny Splitter

The Daily Dish: Now Serving Mykl Wu  Today the cast of The Dish welcomes Mykl Wu Wu is an American cook, photographer and writer with a specialty in food, restaurants, travel and social media. Bethesda Magazine listed him as “Five Photogs to Follow” on Instagram. You can follow him here - ChezWu and @ChezWu on Twitter. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he is fluent […]

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‘A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey’ With the National Symphony Orchestra, Emil de Cou, conductor, and Woodley Ensemble, Frank Albinder, Music Director

After a week of cramped and un air conditioned Fringey-ness, it was a pleasure to step into the cavernous Filene Center at Wolf Trap last night. The massive open air space, illuminated by starlight and animated by a cool evening breeze, was a perfect host for a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s celestial 2001: A Space […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Mandarin Orange’

The cute and clever title and a quick read of Kate Robards’one woman show synopsis can’t help but put a smile on your face. Mandarin Orange, directed by Jill Vice, is an earnest, heartwarming performance and a poignant international comedy about change, identity, and the deep rooted meaning of home based on Robards rural Texas […]

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‘Into the Woods’ at Wildwood Summer Theatre

Wildwood Summer Theatre conquers Sondheim for their 49th annual summer season with Into the Woods. Wildwood is a youth-run summer theatre; everyone from the chair of the board to the set designer is under 25 years of age and they attract some of the most promising talent from across the region. This production is no exception […]

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The 2014 Ruby Griffith Award Winners Announced

Last Sunday, July 13, 2014, The 2014 Ruby Griffith Award winners were announced at a ceremony at Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Germantown, MD. The awards honor the best productions in Community Theatre in the DC Metro area. Here are the recipients! All Round Production Excellence 2nd Star Productions Hello, Dolly! Outstanding Achievement in a […]

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Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Review: ‘Dead and Breathing’

Despite the deus ex machina that ends the show—the miracle that I don’t mind mentioning because playwrights that resort to miracles as conclusions should have their audiences warned in advance—Dead and Breathing is an engaging, heartfelt exploration on death and the need for redemption.  I only pray for my own miracle: that playwright Chisa Hutchinson finds some other […]

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Meet the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Stars of SSMT’s Magical Premiere of ‘Mary Poppins’ Part One: Meet Catharine Kay and Patrick Clealand Rosé

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre hosts the regional premiere of the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins, opening July 23. In part one of a three part interview series, we meet two of the young stars of Mary Poppins: Catharine Kay (Mary Poppins) and Patrick Clealand Rosé (Bert). Diane: Please introduce yourselves to our readers. Catharine: Originally from […]

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