Filichia on Friday: ‘April’s Leftovers and May’s Brainteaser’

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:  April’s Leftovers and May’s Brainteaser ______ 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 April 24, 2015: Paris Makes Me Thorny April 17, 2015: Gigi’s New Gigi. […]

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UPDATED May 1st: Baltimore Weekend Theatre Schedule Changes: Vagabond Cancels “Side by Side by Sondheim’ tonight

May 1st Update: EPIC PRODUCTIONS   Epic Productions has also cancelled this weekend shows and will have one last show on may 9th. ______ FROM VAGABOND PLAYERS: We regret to announce that TONIGHT’S – Friday, May 1, performance of ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’ at the Vagabond Theatre is cancelled. We will exchange your tickets […]

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Audaciously Magical MOMIX Performing on the Center for the Arts Stage Tomorrow Night at 8 PM

“Optical confusion” is how choreographer Moses Pendleton describes the inventive, arresting illusions he has developed over the past decades for his renowned dance theater company, MOMIX.  In a recent interview, Pendleton spoke passionately about how he “conjures a world to be seen and felt as if it is an invigorating conversation.” At its upcoming Center […]

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MetroStage Announces Changes to its Spring and Summer Schedule: ‘Anne & Emmett’ and ‘The Letters’ Announced; ‘The River’ Returns

METROSTAGE UPDATE: A show added. Dates change. A show returns. Everything you need to know about this spring (and summer) at MetroStage.  A METROSTAGE UPDATE  in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER: MetroStage is pleased to announce that Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne & Emmett, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, with original music by Joshua Coyne and for this […]

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‘Take the Stage’ is Offering 8 Pairs of Free tickets to their Broadway Showcase for tonight -5/1, tomorrow-5/2, and Sunday-5/3. Enter DCMTA2015 Online and Grab a Free Pair of Tickets

Take the Stage is giving away 8 pairs of free tickets for tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday’s production of their Broadway Revue Showcase ‘Loud and Clear’ at the Rockville Jewish Community Center. It’s easy. Do it yourself and grab a pair and enjoy the show! Follow the ticket link at and enter discount code DCMTA2015 on […]

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Israeli Tea at the Strathmore Mansion

What a glorious day to go to tea at a beautiful mansion. The Israeli Tea at the Strathmore Mansion was a special as the beautiful Spring Afternoon. If you get there early, you can browse the Artwork in the Mansion. Right now there is an exhibit of If the Show Fits ranging from shoes with […]

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Due to Baltimore Curfew Spotlighters Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Centerstage,Vagabond Players, and Rep Stage Adjust Their Weekend Schedules for ‘Jacques Brel’ ‘Ghosts,’ ‘4000 Miles,’ ‘Side by Side by Sondheim, and ‘Sunset Baby”

Because of the curfew imposed in Baltimore, MD, Spotlighters Theatre, Everyman Theatre, and Centerstage have announced changes in their weekend starting time: ______ From Fuzz Roark at Spotlighters Theatre: Regarding Change of Times for Performances of Jacques Brel for this weekend (May 1 – 3, 2015) at Spotlighters. With the City Wide Curfew in effect […]

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In the Moment: Meet the Encore Chorale

Ideas for this column can come from unexpected encounters. This column was sparked over a dinner with some good friends a few nights ago. Let’s call them Rayna and Ed. We were at the neighborhood comfort New Zealand menu Cassatt’s in Arlington, chatting over some yummy food as the sun went down. They began to talk enthusiastically […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Vienna Theatre Company’s ‘Other Desert Cities': Part 4: Patrick David and Jeff McDermott

Meet the cast and director of Vienna Theatre Company’s Other Desert Cities. In Part 4: Meet Patrick David and Jeff McDermott. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us where our readers may have seen you perform on the stage. I am Patrick David, and I’m a long time resident of Falls Church.  I received my BA […]

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Watch the 69th Annual Tony Award Nominations Being Announced: ‘An American in Paris’ and ‘Fun Home’ Lead Musicals with 12; ‘Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2′ Leads Plays with 8

HERE ARE THE 2015 TONY AWARD NOMINEES Best Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Author: Simon Stephens Producers: Stuart Thompson, Tim Levy for NT America, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Nick Starr & Chris Harper for NT Productions, Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Glass Half Full Productions, Ruth […]

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‘The Fire and the Rain’ at Constellation Theatre Company

It is extraordinary that Constellation Theatre Company continues to seek out and present works of artistry that would likely be unknown to us. And Constellation’s willingness to take financial risks with rarely produced fare is a major business decision that can have significant financial impacts. So kudos to Constellation for producing The Fire and The […]

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John Stoltenberg Interviews John Stoltenberg About His Play ‘Love Godfrey / Love George’ That Has a Free Reading on May 3rd @ 2 PM

A play by contributing writer John Stoltenberg will have a staged reading Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 2:00 pm at the MLK Library. John sat down with himself to pick his brain about it. John: Readers of DCMetroTheaterArts know you as a writer about theater, not a writer for theater. What’s up with that? John: […]

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‘The Addams Family’ at West Potomac High School

Feeling Trapped? Move Towards the Darkness and go out to see The Addams Family at West Potomac High School. Entering the theater, the audience is greeted by the gate to the Addams Family estate – a gruesome spectacle adorned with a large skull, gargoyles, and ADDAMS across the top of the great barrier. My chemical […]

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‘Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival’ at Wolf Trap

There was a lovefest last night at Wolf Trap with the traveling Hawaiian Slack Guitar performance in front of a full-house of aficionados many of whom could sing along in Hawaiian due to their familiarity with the genre and these amazing artists. Many of the men in the audience wore Hawaiian shirts and there was […]

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