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Meet the Cast of the McLean Community Players’ Production of ’13′: Part Two: Alex Weinstein, Brett Hungar, Cole Sitilides, Ryan Selig, Will Hemmingson, and Winston Oughourli by Laura Dailey

13 is a hilarious, coming-of-age rock musical with music and lyrics by Tony-Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. The story centers around Evan Goldman, who must quickly establish his popularity and avoid an un-cool label amongst his middle school classmates after moving from New York City […]

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The 32nd Annual Choreographer’s Showcase at The Clarice

The 32nd Annual Choreographer’s Showcase at The Clarice offered up an evening of dance ranging from the outwardly exuberant, to the internally nuanced, and emotions in between. The evening’s choreographers were articulate, both in their messages through movement and their abilities to speak about the works the audience witnessed. The first work on the program, Exuberant […]

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‘Be My Baby’ at Vienna Theatre Company

Playwright Ken Ludwig is famous for farce, fevered dialogue, and throwing his characters’ worlds off-kilter. Vienna Theatre Company’s endearing take on 2005’s Be My Baby — which Ludwig is alleged to have created in a fit of fatherly fawning — plays the kilt to the hilt! But Director Suzanne Maloney’s tender touch is thankfully less […]

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‘The Abduction’ at Apollo Civic Theatre

The Abduction, opening this weekend at the Apollo Civic Theatre, is an adrenaline-filled thriller with crisp staging and impressive performances from a talented ensemble cast. Fantastically directed by J.D. Wine and written by Billy St. John, The Abduction is a modern day thriller. After celebrating her parent’s anniversary, college student Cindy is forced off the […]

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The Canellakis-Brown Duo at The Barns at Wolf Trap

Chamber Music at The Barns at Wolf Trap is a special treat for those of us who remember what music appreciation used to imply before enormous venues and well-dressed audiences prevailed. An intimate setting and a relaxed atmosphere is a welcome antidote to the hustle and bustle of traffic and work. WETA broadcaster Rich Kleinfeldt […]

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‘One Night in Miami…’ at CENTERSTAGE

Playwright Kemp Powers takes a haphazard historical happening, a meeting between civil-rights leader Malcolm X, Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, singer-songwriter Sam Cooke and newly-crowned heavyweight champion Cassius Clay, and imagines what might have transpired in the East Coast premiere of One Night in Miami… at Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE as the fourth main stage production of its […]

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The Reel Deal: Watch Kyle Osborne’s Movie Review Video of ‘The Boy Next Door’ and ‘Still Alice’

DC AREA SHOWTIMES. DC AREA SHOWTIMES. LINKS Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of Taken 3 and Inherent Vice. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of Kill the Messenger. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of Gone Girl. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of The Equalizer. Kyle Osborne’s Video Movie Review of  The Maze Runner AND This Is Where I Leave You. Kyle […]

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‘Penny’ at Washington National Opera

The world premier for the Washington National Opera’s newest American Opera Initiative takes a new look at the power of music in the touching, engrossing drama Penny, which follows an autistic young woman who cannot speak but finds a way to communicate in song. WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello continues her hot streak and her […]

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‘An Evening with Jason Alexander’ with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

Jason Alexander famously known for his role as George Costanza in Seinfeld, is also a seasoned, Tony Award-winning (for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway) Broadway performer. Last night with the BSO at Strathmore he showed off his glorious voice. The first half of the show the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), conducted by Michael Krajewski, beautifully performed different songs […]

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Filichia on Friday: Catching Up: ‘Is the Third Time the Charm – or Strikeout – for ANNIE on Film?'; ‘Into The Woods’ Goes into the Nation’s Cinemas;’December’s Leftovers and January’s Brainteaser’ and ‘An Evening with Dame Diana Rigg’ 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. Time to catch up: December 19, 2014: Is the Third Time the Charm – or Strikeout – for ANNIE on Film?  December 26, 2014: INTO THE WOODS Goes into the Nation’s Cinemas  January 2, 2015: December’s Leftovers and January’s Brainteaser  […]

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Filichia on Friday: Take the ‘2015 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam’-Answers Due in by February 3rd!

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. ______ Take The 2015 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam-Answers Due in by February 3rd! While the musical is an inherently American art form, it hasn’t neglected other nationalities – as is proved by the 50 examples that make […]

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‘Annie’ at Hippodrome Theatre at The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

Forget about “Tomorrow.” In Baltimore the sun came out the minute the latest road tour of Annie unpacked its bags. From its elaborate sets by Beowulf Boritt, Suzy Benzinger’s costumes, and Ken Billington’s lighting, and its enormous performing talents, this production is everything a U.S. national, tour should be. Audiences at the refurbished Hippodrome Theatre […]

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Meet the Cast of the McLean Community Players’ Production of ’13′: Part One: Bailey Drew, Cuinn Casey, Izzy Gaskill, John Ray, and Tori Garcia by Laura Dailey

13 is a hilarious, coming-of-age rock musical with music and lyrics by Tony-Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. The story centers around Evan Goldman, who must quickly establish his popularity and avoid an un-cool label amongst his middle school classmates after moving from New York City to […]

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‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

First performed in 1594, William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is one of his earliest and most farcical of his comedic works. With adaptations on stage, film and television, its story is classic. The Comedy of Errors is full of heavy slapstick and many ‘plays on words.’ Most theatres shy away from Shakespeare because of […]

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‘Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous)’ at Theater J

An intriguing question runs through Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous), which is whether in fact life sucks or not. Is life inherently such a bummer that there’s no point going on? Or is life itself its own darn good reason for hope and optimism? In Theater J’s delightful new production—Writer/Director Aaron Posner’s metatheatrical mashup […]

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‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

The scintillating cast of Riverside Center Dinner Theater’s The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber almost blew the roof off when I saw this new production on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The entertaining new revue is conceived, produced, and directed by Riverside Center Dinner Theater’s Producing Artistic Director and Broadway veteran Patrick A’Hearn. Each singer – Sara Ashley, […]

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