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Review: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at The Goodspeed

I have been viscerally connected to this charming musical about teenage life during the mid-1950s, when pop music was surrendering to the hot wave of rock ‘n roll started more or less by icon of the era, Elvis Presley. He was no  new Sinatra, Perry Como, or Andy Williams and new music plus his unique […]

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Review: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at The FrederickTowne Players

The FrederickTowne Players’ latest production of Bye Bye Birdie highlights their forty-seventh season with the always popular story of a rock-and-roll heartthrob, star struck teens, fifties sensibility and the world’s most overbearing helicopter Mom. Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse (Annie). From the opening moments, Director Matt […]

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In the Moment: Providence Players of Fairfax Honor Their Student Scholarship Awardees: Miryam Mendelson and Blake Phillips

Giving back to the community is an important goal for the Providence Players of Fairfax. The Providence Players (PPF) is known for its work to serve its diverse community, especially with its Theater Community Inclusion Project. The Theater Community Inclusion Project aims to reach out to all segments of the Providence Players community to provide quality, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #6: Best Children’s/Family Productions

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Children’s Theatre Productions in 2015. Congrats to all our honorees. A Christmas Carol at Hope Garden Children’s Ballet Theatre.  A Christmas Carol at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. A Lump of Coal for Christmas at Adventure Theatre MTC A Year with Frog and Toad at Imagination Stage. Aladdin […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #3: Best Musicals in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Musicals at Community Theatres honorees are: Altar Boyz at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Avenue Q at Other Voices Theatre. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Rockville Musical Theatre. Bring It On at Drama Learning Center. Bye Bye Birdie at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. […]

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‘An Act of God’ at Studio 54 in New York City

Jim Parsons was put together with pieces of PeeWee Herman, Jerry Lewis, and James  Stewart and the result is a most appealing actor who’s found himself a character very close to the real Jim Parsons. His  face is a tabula rasa which, in repose, can conjure up an entire spectrum of colorful emotions. With his […]

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‘Into the Woods’ at Wildwood Summer Theatre

Wildwood Summer Theatre conquers Sondheim for their 49th annual summer season with Into the Woods. Wildwood is a youth-run summer theatre; everyone from the chair of the board to the set designer is under 25 years of age and they attract some of the most promising talent from across the region. This production is no exception […]

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Wildwood Summer Theatre Presents ‘Into the Woods’ Tonight Through July 26th by Kristina Moyer

From Brigadoon to Chicago to Pippin, Wildwood Summer Theatre has spent many summers producing a variety of musicals in the D.C. metro area. But what makes this summer special is that Wildwood Summer Theatre will be celebrating its 50th season with Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale classic Into the Woods. Wildwood Summer Theatre is a nonprofit theatre company […]

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