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Review: ‘City of Angels’ at The Catholic University of America

The 1989 musical City of Angels opened last night at Catholic University’s Hartke Theatre, offering its appreciative audience a glimpse into the past through its double filtered lens. There’s no doubt you’ll remember this well-choreographed show and its spectacle. 1940’s Hollywood, film noir, Broadway comedy–the popular detective novelist, an ethically flawed yet earnest Stine, has […]

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Review: ‘American Idiot’ at The Keegan Theatre

The Keegan Theatre’s American Idiot speaks to collective genius. Hardly a no-brainer to mount this explosive, war-weary work, weaned in the Bush II era, at the height of today’s media-hijacked, cock-eyed presidential campaign. (Careful, now, no name-calling or naming names. Hand gestures should suffice.) But the payload of mixing Ritalin-wracked choreography, transcendent stagecraft and megaphonic […]

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‘Dogfight’ at The Keegan Theatre

A trip to the Keegan Theatre is a must for they are now presenting the first collaboration of the dynamic songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul—namely, the musical Dogfight (based on the popular cult film of 1991 starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor and a critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway hit). It will be very easy for […]

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The cast of 'Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon' at Strathmore March 10, 2013. Photo by Michelle Drumheller.

‘Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon’ at YAA and MCYO at The Music Center at Strathmore by Miriam Urquhart

The heat was truly on in Saigon at The Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon – a spectacular joint-production between Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, directed by Alan Paul. The concert featured 130 musicians, singers, and soloists, including three professional opera singers who sang […]

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Kristofer Sanz on Conducting YAA & MCYO’s ‘Madama Butterfly & Miss Saigon’ This Sunday @4 PM at Strathmore

In our final interview and article about Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras’ joint production of Madama Butterfly & Miss Saigon on Sunday, March 10th at 4 PM at Strathmore, Kristofer Sanz takes us behind the scenes of conducting over 130 musicians and singers while preparing for this Sunday’s performance. Joel: We have already heard from […]

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Student Vocal Soloists of YAA & MCYO’s ‘Madama Butterly & Miss Saigon’ on 3/10@4 @ Strathmore by Joel Markowitz

Meet the the student vocal soloists (who are high school students) who will be singing the roles in Miss Saigon at Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras’ production of Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon, which will be performed at The Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, March 10th at 4 PM.  The production will feature over 130 performers in […]

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Meet The Guest Soloists of YAA & MCYO’s ‘Madama Butterly & Miss Saigon’ on 3/10@4 at Strathmore by Rolando Sanz

Meet the performers and guest soloists of Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras’ production of Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon which will be performed at The Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, March 10th at 4 PM. Today, meet our guest soloists. The production will feature over 130 performers in various roles The […]

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