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Review: ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Brave Spirits Theatre

Love is a battlefield in the vivid, high heat of Brave Spirits Theatre’s striking, fencing-match take on Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Once again Brave Spirits (BST) is true to its mission; bringing forth an ambitious, beautifully wrought, and passionate production of a classic play. Under Charlene V. Smith’s dandy molding, Antony and Cleopatra is full […]

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In the Moment: ‘A Dream Within A Dream: Madness’ Playing 9/7-10/31 at The Torpedo Factory

Many know Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory Arts Center (TFAC) as a re-purposed war-time munitions plant now a prominent and beloved non-profit home for artists to create works in a publicly accessible environment. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is a place and space to slowly stroll through for an arts experience like few others. Patrons and gawkers […]

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Review: ‘All About Dvořák’ at National Chamber Ensemble by Ross Heath

Czech out the National Chamber Ensemble The wonderful National Chamber Ensemble closed its ninth season tonight with a Mother’s Day concert spotlighting the music of the renowned Czech composer, Antonin Dvořák. Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Leonid Sushansky, the group of chamber musicians has solidly established itself as one of the top music […]

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‘U-Street, The Musical’ Plays at the Richard Kauffman Auditorium From January 29th-February 6th

U-Street, The Musical is a socio-political drama highlighting the issue of homelessness in America. While providing an empowering message to patrons, the show pushes the envelope in addressing a host of other debatable topics including race relations, inequality, religion, and the justice system. Set on the famed U-Street corridor in Washington, DC, this wholly original […]

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In the Moment: ‘Poetry Out Loud’ at Signature Theatre on February 6, 2015

DCMetroTheaterArts is constantly on the look-out to learn about ways local theater companies make their venues available for community activities beyond presenting plays and musicals. We are aware of a nation-wide competition called Poetry Out Loud sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. So, we investigated in one area, Northern […]

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Introducing QuackenSteele Theatre Company, LLC

INTRODUCING QUACKENSTEELE THEATRE COMPANY, LLC  Contemporary. Compelling. Challenging. Those are the three C’s newly formed QUACKENSTEELE THEATRE COMPANY, LLC hopes to thrive by. Founded by Laura Quackenbush and Lou Steele, QTC is the newest, professional theatre company in the MD/DC/NOVA area. Having been immersed in the NYC theatre scene for over a decade QTC Co-Founders wondered […]

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Marcus Kyd on Performing ‘The Thousandth Night’ at MetroStage

In her review of The Thousandth Night at MetroStage, reviewer Yvonne French described Marcus Kyd’s performance as: … poignant, moving, courageous, and appropriately desperate…Marcus Kyd’s tour de force performance as he carries the audience from the soaring heights of comic storytelling to the heartbreaking depths of human frailty, is one that should not be missed. Marcus […]

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‘The Thousandth Night’ at MetroStage

MetroStage’s The Thousandth Night is a Five Star Perfect Night at the Theater How do you define the perfect night at the theater? Does it make you laugh? Does it make you cry? Do you witness a tour de force performance? Does it give you food for thought on the car ride home? Does it change your […]

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‘Next Fall’ at Port City Playhouse by Carl Nubile

You can’t get more intimate theater than at Port City Playhouse with their production of Next Fall. The very personal story of a tragic relationship is brought to life up close and personal and uses every inch at the Lab at Convergence where the group makes its home in Alexandria. Written by Geoffrey Nauffts and originally […]

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre by Alyssa Denton

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre brings William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to life in 1982 Italy Spun into an Olivia Newton John and Madonna-esque 1982 Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s teen production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Shakespeare expert Heather Sanderson and assisted by eight grader Emily Lyon. This production […]

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The 14th WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced!

The 14th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors‘ (THE WATCH AWARDS) nominations were announced tonight at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Here are this year’s nominees: 14th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS January 19, 2014 – 7:30 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  Award Ceremony Sunday, March 9, 2014 – 7:00 […]

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WATCH AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TONIGHT!

The 14th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors‘ (THE WATCH AWARDS) nominations will be announced tonight at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. The WATCH Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 9, 2014 back at The Birchmere, in Alexandria, VA. Tickets are $17.50 at the Birchmere Box Office, or purchase them online. In the COMMENT BOX […]

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Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s Teen Production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Opens February 8th by Robin Parker

Announcing Mount Vernon Community Theatre‘s Teen Production of  Much Ado About Nothing  WHEN:                        February 8, 14, & 15 – @7:30pm                                     February 9 & 16  – @3:00pm   WHERE:                      Heritage Presbyterian Church                                      8503 Fort Hunt Road, in […]

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Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Holds Auditions for Actors 8-18 Years Old on 1/13 and 1/14 by Robin Parker

Announcing AUDITIONS for Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s  (MVCCT) Spring Musical Once Upon A Mattress is Holding Auditions on  Monday and Tuesday January 13th and 14th Bryant High School 2709 Popkins Lane in Alexandria, VA WHO: Young Actors 8–18 years old To sign-up for auditions, CLICK HERE. If you thought you knew the story of  The Princess […]

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Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Auditions for ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ to be Held Next Monday & Tuesday 12/9-10th

AUDITIONS for MVCCT’S Teen Production Much Ado about Nothing WHO: Teens 12–18 years old WHAT:  Auditions for Much Ado About Nothing WHEN: December 9th  & 10, 2013 Register online to audition at mvcct.org WHERE: Heritage Presbyterian Church 8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA CONTACT: For audition information: admin@mvcct.org Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday evenings, December 9th and […]

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