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Review: ‘New York – The Melting Pot’ at Soulpepper on 42nd Street

The first in Soulpepper Theatre Company’s three-part musical celebration of the history of diversity in New York – The Melting Pot pays tribute to Lower Manhattan, from Battery Park to Chelsea. Written and directed by Founding Artistic Director Albert Schultz and included in this month’s Soulpepper on 42nd Street festival at the Pershing Square Signature […]

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Review: ‘Alligator Pie’ at Soulpepper on 42nd Street

Adapted from the verses of beloved children’s book author and poet Dennis Lee – known to generations of fans as “Canada’s Father Goose” – Soulpepper Theatre Company’s ensemble-devised Alligator Pie, playing as part of the 2017 Soulpepper on 42nd Street festival at the Pershing Square Signature Center, is an original family musical that not only […]

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Review: ‘Cage’ at Soulpepper on 42nd Street

The avant-garde work and Zen convictions of 20th-century American composer John Cage are the inspiration for Soulpepper Theatre Company’s ensemble-devised piece Cage, performed in this month’s Soulpepper on 42nd Street festival at Pershing Square Signature Center. It’s a brilliant homage to the artist, a discerning evocation of his experimental style, and another stellar production by this […]

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Review: ‘Of Human Bondage’ at Soulpepper on 42nd Street

The first-ever stage adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage, written by Vern Thiessen and directed by Albert Schultz for Canada’s Soulpepper Theatre Company, is also the recipient of the most Dora Awards (Toronto’s equivalent of the Tony Awards) in its city’s history, and with good reason. Now playing at the Pershing Square Signature […]

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New Records: Listening to the Music of 3 Tony-Nominated Shows

New Records is a new column that discusses recordings of theatrical shows. It’s a companion to the theater reviews that appear here on DC Metro Theater Arts. This week, in connection with the Tony Awards, let’s take a look at albums from three of the most accomplished productions of the season: Dear Evan Hansen, Come From […]

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Review: ‘Almost, Maine’ at Quince Orchard High School

“If needed, use additional sheets.” I remember always being curious how anyone writing a High School exam essay could ever write enough to need additional sheets. Then I had the opportunity to review the Quince Orchard High School production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani and produced by Linda Lee. According to Wikipedia Almost, Maine was developed at […]

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Fringe Encore Series Review: ‘Piaf and Brel (The Impossible Concert)’ at SoHo Playhouse in NYC

Though they never met or performed together, Édith Piaf (1915-63) and Jacques Brel (1929-78), nearly fifteen years apart in age, both became legends of the modern “chanson française” and the 20th-century Parisian café-cabaret with their passionate songs of love and loss, sorrow and hope. In Piaf and Brel (The Impossible Concert), Canadian-born chanteuse Melanie Gall […]

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Save the Day and Get a Medal: An Interview with Charles Ross, Star of ‘One Man Star Wars Trilogy’ Coming to Baltimore Soundstage This Friday

DCMetro Theater Arts’ Winters Geimer had an exclusive interview with Charles Ross on what you should know before the show and his thoughts on the upcoming Star Wars films. This is the first time that Charles Ross has returned to Baltimore since 2008. One Man Star Wars Trilogy is in town for one night only this […]

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Spine: ‘Famous Puppet Death Scenes’

Gordon Craig, one of the early giants of modern theatre, provocatively wrote: “There is only one actor – nay one man – who has the soul of the dramatic poet, and who has ever served as the true and loyal interpreter of the poet. This is the Marionette.” Watching the Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s Famous Puppet […]

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An Interview With Washington, DC Piano Sensation Thomas Pandolfi About Classical and Popular Music and the Artist’s Life

If Thomas Pandolfi hasn’t done all that a pianist can do to present an exceptionally broad range of music to an engaged public, he certainly seems determined to. The D.C. native, one of the area’s leading up-and-coming classical pianists on the national and world stage, is happy to test boundaries to find out what works […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: SOURCE Festival 2014 – An Interview With CJ Ehrlich on Her Play ‘Picnic on the Lake’

Welcome to the conversation and The Playwright’s Playground, an in-depth conversation with female playwrights in the D.C. theatre community. Female theatre artists make up more than 50 percent of those involved in the theatre, yet the number of female playwrights being produced is dramatically lower. In this continuing Interview Series, I’ll introduce DCMTA readers to […]

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‘The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer’ Plays Tonight Through Sunday at Artisphere by Barry Halvorson

THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER“Winner **Outstanding Solo Show** New York Fringe Festival TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY- FEB 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 at ARTISPHERE   1101 Wilson Blvd, in Arlington, VA 22209 In a visually inspired, one-man micro-epic performance piece, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, Artisphere brings Australian writer […]

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Aquila Theatre’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts by Audrey Thornton

From the first scene to the last, Aquila Theatre’s riveting posthumous production of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 play, Fahrenheit 451 was superb; the best I have seen in casting, design, lighting and music (credits follow). Directed by Artistic Director Desiree Sanchez the play scored high marks for updating Bradbury’s themes of censorship and the battle of […]

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‘Cavalia’s Odysseo’ Gallops Into National Harbor TONIGHT through October 27th

The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment once again with its second production: a 30-million dollar extravaganza that is wowing critics and audiences alike across North America. Cavalia’s Odysseo will make its premiere under the White Big Top at National Harbor in Maryland TONIGHT October 9th through October 27th. Tickets for Cavalia’s Odysseo are now on sale online at  or by […]

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‘Cavalia’s Odysseo’ Gallops Into National Harbor From October 9-27th

The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment once again with its second production: a 30-million dollar extravaganza that is wowing critics and audiences alike across North America. Cavalia’s Odysseo will make its premiere under the White Big Top at National Harbor in Maryland on Wednesday, October 9th through October 27th. Tickets for Cavalia’s Odysseo are now on sale online at or by calling 1-866-999-8111. […]

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‘Cavalia’s Odysseo’ Gallops Into National Harbor From October 16-27th

 The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment once again with its second production: a 30-million dollar extravaganza that is wowing critics and audiences alike across North America. Cavalia’s Odysseo will make its premiere under the White Big Top at National Harbor in Maryland on Wednesday, October 16th through October 27th. Tickets for Cavalia’s Odysseo are now on sale online at or by calling 1-866-999-8111. […]

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‘Red Bastard’ at Warehouse Theater by Flora Scott

His Mission: To Charm, Disarm, Shock, and Seduce…His Target: YOU. But when I checked out his website, he looked rather menacing to me. I was a bit scared. I was scheduled to review Red Bastard on it’s premiere night in DC, but because sometimes I get depressed and there were tornado warnings – it was […]

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