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‘Take A Bow!’ Part 2: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite DC/MD/VA Fall 2016 Performances/Directors/Designers

The Bald Ballerina in Dancing for Divas: A Labor of Love at Howard Community College. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after Margaret “Maggie” Kudirka’s heart-wrenching solo at the Dancing for Divas, A Labor of Love benefit concert at Howard Community College in Columbia Saturday, October 22, 2016. Set to Edith Piaf’s poignant song […]

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Review: ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ at Signature Theatre

The early days of American jazz come fully back to life in Signature Theatre’s Jelly’s Last Jam. But if the notion of spending two hours in the dark watching something historical sounds boring — not to worry. This raucous, flamboyant, and colorful story of Jelly Roll Morton, American jazz pianist, is as fascinating as the man […]

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Review: ‘The New Old Time Music Hall Celebrating Queen and Country’ at The British Players

It’s a gathering of music, humor, and tradition with The British Players in The New Old Time Music Hall Celebrating Queen and Country. The British Players have quite a storied history, performing at the Kensington Town Hall since 1964, with many of the performers being seasoned veterans. This is the Players’ 52nd show, commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s […]

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Review: Washington Performing Arts Presents Chris Botti at The Kennedy Center

Washington Performing Arts Produces an Eclectic and Entertaining Musical Evening with Chris Botti I went to a Chris Botti concert and Cirque du Soleil and Led Zepplin broke out. Saturday night’s Washington Performing Arts concert by Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti was eclectic, entertaining, and downright electrifying. A mesmerizing trumpet player, Botti is also a storyteller who thrives […]

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Review: ‘Shake Loose’ at MetroStage

Shake Loose: A Musical Night of Blues Moods & Icons Hang on to your seats, guys and gals! Over three dozen songs – twelve never sung before at MetroStage – and a libretto comprise a whirlwind, non-stop ninety minute romp and stomp down memory lane in the new musical production of Shake Loose: A Musical […]

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‘American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season’ at GMU’s Center for the Arts

On December 12, 2015, American Festival Pops Orchestra presented Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts’ concert hall. Founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiella conducted a 60-piece orchestra in what has turned out to be one of my very favorite productions of the year! It’s easy to make […]

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Calmus at The Barns at Wolf Trap

I had the pleasure of hearing the entrancing a capella vocals of the German quintet, Calmus, at the Barns of Wolf Trap last night. Anja Poche, soprano, Sebastian Krause, countertenor, Tobias Poche, tenor, Ludwig Bohme, baritone, and Manuel Helmeke, bass, make up the German quintet, but they perform as a singular body with every breath, […]

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‘ReWrapped’ at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC

The annual Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) holiday concert entitled ReWrapped was a lively holiday treat that combined cutting-edge musical arrangements with a light, breezy, and jazz-flavored flair. This progressive, talented, and musically innovative organization is a jewel in the crown of the Washington, DC metro area‘s arts scene. Though there are still some fun […]

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Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: John Lloyd Young

John Lloyd Young, Tony-Award winner and musical wonder of the Broadway never-ending (and well-deserved to be!) musical hit Jersey Boys, enthralled the crowd at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater Friday night with a spattering of songs of all styles. From the auspicious start of the show, when Young bounded out on the stage wearing an […]

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‘Hair’ at Woodrow Wilson High School

Lorin Kayla Holland (Dionne), in all her tranquil beauty, set the mood perfectly for Wilson High School’s production of Hair. Action jumps in as Kellik Dawson (Hud), and Zac Nachbar-Seckel (Berger) hit the stage. This dynamic duo has it all; vocals; dance steps; acting, and; the illusive ability to immediately connect with the audience. Teo Topa […]

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Tracy Lynn Olivera’s ‘Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret’ at Signature Theatre

As Halloween approaches, ghosts and monsters and witches seem to be everywhere. But by far the most entertaining witch of all was Tracy Lynn Olivera, presenting her Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret at Signature Theatre tonight in Shirlington. Olivera, with her strong, versatile voice, combined with her howling wit and style, cast a spell over the audience and […]

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‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company

When Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate first premiered on Broadway, it featured a cast of 40 singers and dancers. This makes sense, as there are many roles in this show and enthusiastic, toe-tapping numbers like “Another Openin’ Another Show” and “I Sing of Love” need to be propelled to the audience with a […]

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Counting Crows at Wolf Trap

With the ascension of their seventh studio album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, California-based folk-rock band Counting Crows returned to Wolf Trap last night, reunifying droves of primarily 30 to 40-something revelers and ‘90s nostalgists to maximum capacity. The Crows, led by pianist and vocalist Adam Duritz and guitarist David Bryson, as too astutely amplified by Jim […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company: Part 1: Director Michael J. Bobbitt

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of Kiss Me Kate at NextStop Theatre Company, meet Director Michael J. Bobbitt. Joel: Please tell our readers about yourself and about other shows on local stage you have directed in the past year? Michael: Hi DCMTA readers, I am the Producing Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre […]

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at McLean Community Players

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock n’ roll opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, and the McLean Community Players cast and crew, directed by Kevin and Pamela McCormack, rocks and rolls. This awesome production is flashy and colorful, loud and entertaining, and ambitious and fun. The musical is based on the […]

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