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Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at 2nd Star Productions

A show that’s “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” on every level. There has never been a nanny quite so magical – or musical – as Mary Poppins, a character created by author P.L. Travers in eight books written from 1934 to 1988. But, there was a hint that a magical experience was in store when an usher handed me […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD Are: John Alexander for his lighting for Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre. John Alexander for his lighting for Black Nativity at Theater Alliance. Brian Allard for his lighting for Sleeping Beauty at Synetic Theater. Clint Allen for his projections for Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches: […]

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Review: ‘Snow White’ at The Heritage Players

The Heritage Players of Catonsville, MD have created a wonderful production of Snow White, the classic fairytale with a young beauty, an evil Queen, a Magic Mirror, seven dwarves, and a handsome Prince who saves the day. This version, dramatized by J. Michael Straczynski, is narrated by the Magic Mirror and stays true to well-known […]

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Review: ‘Man of La Mancha’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse proves the dream is possible in their powerful production of Man of La Mancha. This 1964 musical with its book by Dale Wasserman and music and lyrics by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion stands the test of time. It tells the story of a “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play-within-a-play, performed by […]

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: Fred Nelson, Andrea Bush, Erin Lorenz, Malarie Novotny, Samantha Yangilmau, Samantha Garner, Mia Lulli, Alex Meyer-Stokes, and Stevie Mangum. Photo by Nathan Jackson.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at 2nd Star Productions by Kim Moeller

There’s a fantastic cart-dragging, cow-milking, heartwarming Tevye at The Bowie Playhouse in 2nd Star Production’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. Local favorite Fred Nelson tackles the starring role for the first time in his long career. With a glint in his eye, a big smile, and a solid sense of comedic timing, Nelson displays the […]

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