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5 Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 5/29/14

Here are our 5 Top Scene Stealers for the week ending May 29, 2014. Congrats to all our honorees!  ______  (1) Frank Britton as Pontius Pilate Testifying in ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot‘ at Forum Theatre. “Frank Britton’s memorable time on the stand as the militant and righteous Pontius Pilate is a second act highlight […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at Montgomery College by Paul M. Bessel and Barbara Braswell

Teenage sexuality and rebellion; adult cruelty and hypocrisy; deeply intense drama and moments of humor; alternative rock music and folk ballads — these are just some of the elements in the Tony Award-winning musical, Spring Awakening, currently being performed at Montgomery College in Rockville. Spring Awakening is based on the 1891 play of the same […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 6: David Tuttle (Hanschen) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 6 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet  David Tuttle, who is playing Hanschen. Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? David: I’ve wanted to be a part of Spring Awakening since it was still playing on Broadway. Years […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 5: Director Emily Zickler by Joel Markowitz

In Part 5 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Director Emily Zickler. Joel: Why did you want to direct Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening? Emily: This show is so powerful. I remember watching the preview for the original Broadway production online and being intensely drawn […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 4: Harrison Smith (Moritz) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 4 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Harrison Smith (Moritz). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Harrison: When I heard whispers that this show was going to happen right before KAT announced their ‘13-’14 season, I was […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 3: Ryan Alan Jones (Melchior) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 3 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Ryan Alan Jones (Melchior). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Ryan: Melchior is a dream role of mine; I have wanted to play him ever since I saw the tour […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 2: Catherine Callahan (Martha) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 2 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Catherine Callahan (Martha). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Catherine: I have always wanted to be in Spring Awakening ever since I heard the music. The score is gorgeous and I first […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 1: Joanna Frezzo (Ilse) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 1 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Joanna Frezzo (Ilse). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Joanna: I have always wanted to be in Spring Awakening, so when I found out KAT was going to do […]

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‘Bad Dates’ at Bay Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Maybe thunderstorms really are a gift of The Buddha. Maybe owning too many pairs of shoes isn’t really such a bad thing. And maybe going out to see Bay Theatre Company’s production of Bad Dates is an excellent idea. In fact, not maybe, it is an excellent idea. In their first production since the company’s […]

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‘Closer Than Ever’ at Being Revived by Amanda Gunther

True to the company’s namesake, Being Revived is presenting a musical that you definitely may have missed. Having just one run in 1989 and  critically acclaimed revival Off-Broadway just last year (with two new songs by the composers) the fall season is off to a great start up in Frederick, MD with this passionate young […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 6: Grayson Owen (Benedick) by Amanda Gunther

“If her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” Says Benedick of Beatrice in the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. In the final part of the series, I sit down with actor Grayson Owen to get his thoughts […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 4: Alex Foley (Dogberry) by Amanda Gunther

Oh that someone were here to write him down an ass! Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Alex Foley is far from being an ass, but getting to embody one of the most backwardly hilarious characters in the Bard’s cannon made for a wildly entertaining interview. Sitting down with Mr. Foley taught me everything I could ever hope […]

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‘Annie’ at Pasadena Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

The sun has come out at the Pasadena Theatre Company as they present their summer production of Annie. A children’s classic and a favorite of the young and young at heart, this well-recognized fun loving musical, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan, is perfect for the middle of heated July with its jaunty […]

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