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Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ at Hedgerow Theatre

Universal button-perfect delivery of delicious Noël Coward lines takes Carly L. Bodnar’s production of Blithe Spirit at Hedgerow Theatre miles into gratifying comic territory, but rollicking payoffs come from the cast’s physical antics and Goldilocks-right facial reactions. The maid, played by the redoubtable Susan Wefel, responds to an admonition to moderate her “on the double” […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey  Are: Caroline Aaron as Ruth Zweigman in All the Days at McCarter Theatre Center. Justin Ariola as Dull in Love’s Labour’s Lost at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Jessica Bedford as Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #6: Best Plays in Professional Theaters in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Plays in Professional Theaters in 2016 in Philadelphia, NYC, New Jersey, and Delaware. Congrats to all our honorees! A Moon for the Misbegotten at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3. A View From the Bridge at The Lyceum Theatre. Birdie’s Pit Stop (and the tribe of […]

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Review: ‘Hughie’ at The Booth Theatre in New York City

Jason Robards first played the central  character in this Eugene O’Neill one-act mood piece; that was in 1964. That character isn’t “Hughie” — no, he’s gone to his reward just before first curtain. But he remains a force, a presence, as “Erie Smith” stumbles into the ramshackle hotel where Hughie had long been the night […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 7: Charlene Sloan

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet Charlene Sloan. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell readers where they may have seen you perform on local stages. Charlene: My name is Charlene Sloan and I most recently played Chris Gorman in […]

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‘Blithe Spirit’ at Everyman Theatre

Word has it that English playwright Noël Coward took only five days to write Blithe Spirit during the full fury of World War II, which premiered just six weeks later in June 1941, creating a new long-run record for non-musical British plays of 1,997 performances. Somehow, even while the Germans were barraging London and the death toll was mounting, […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending March 31, 2015 Part 2

Here is Part 2 of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Scene Stealers ending March 31, 2015. Congrats to our honorees! ______ Charles Edwards as Charles in a Ghostly Encounter he National Theatre “Not even Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati could eclipse the comical predicament in which character Charles Condomine found himself in Blithe Spirit. British actor Charles Edwards refused […]

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‘Blithe Spirit’ at The National Theatre

No matter how low your spirits these days, Angela Lansbury will raise them. That’s the professional promise now drawing people into Washington, D.C. from all over the Mid-Atlantic region to catch one of the final performances of Blithe Spirit at the National Theatre. It’s noteworthy that this SRO North American tour has chosen to end […]

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The 15th Annual 2014 WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced

THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced January 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Tickets $17.50 at the Birchmere Box Office or through Ticketmaster (plus service charge) 111 productions (34 musicals, 77 plays) were adjudicated in 2014. Thirty-one community […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Ensembles in DC Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Ensemble honors go to: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Castaways Repertory Theatre A Soldier’s Play at 2nd Star Productions Amadeus at CENTERSTAGE Annie at Port Tobacco Players Bat Boy: The Musical at The Colonial Players Bat Boy: The Musical at 1st Stage Beauty and the Beast at […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Design of 2014 in DC Metro Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is pleased to honor the following designers for their work in 2014: CHOREOGRAPHY Michael J. Bobbitt for Carrie the Musical at The Studio Theatre Debbie Clark, Nancy Newell, and Anna Bartels-Newton for Hairspray at Thomas S. Wootton High School  Philip Lee Clark for Little Shop of Horrors at West Potomac High School Ben Cunis for Inherit […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Directors of a Play in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Directors in a Play in Community Theatres go to: Adam R. Adkins for God of Carnage at Silver Spring Stage Howard Berkowitz for Art at The Vagabond Players John Coscia for Of Mice and Men at Providence Players of Fairfax Amanda Coffin for The Tempest at Aldersgate Church Community […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Plays in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Plays in Community Theatres honors go to: A Few Good Men at The Colonial Players A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Castaways Repertory Theatre A Soldier’s Play at 2nd Star Productions A Streetcar Named Desire at The Little Theatre of Alexandria A Thurber Carnival at Vienna Theatre […]

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Meet The Cast of ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ at The Flying Muskrats: Meet Caity Brown

In Part 2 of interviews with the cast of The Flying Muskrat’s Gruesome Playground Injuries, meet Caity Brown. Joel: Where might DC theatre-goers have seen you before? Caity: Most recently, I was in Perfect Wedding with the McLean Community Players. Prior to that, I played Ruth in Blithe Spirit with Prince William Little Theatre and young, pregnant protagonist in the […]

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‘Blithe Spirit’ at Prince William Little Theatre

Lift your spirits with Prince William Little Theatre’s (PWLT) production of Noel Coward’s comedic play, Blithe Spirit. Taking place in the 1940s at the stunning British home of Charles (Matthew Scarborough) and his second wife Ruth (Caity Brown) as they host a dinner party, Charles plans a séance to do research for his new book. […]

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