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Review: ‘Twenty Years with Love’ at Bowen McCauley Dance

Lucy Bowen McCauley celebrates 20 years as a choreographer and artistic director of her own company, with Twenty Years with Love, Bowen McCauley Dance, an evening of three pieces including one world premier filled with her original choreography and fantastic music. Bach Chaconne in D minor starts with an athletic pas de deux that is […]

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‘The Impresario’ at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Sheaves of music start flying and the upper octaves get higher and louder during an open opera audition. Vanity and rivalry turn into a feline fight-fest when two sopranos vie to get the best part. Mozart’s The Impresario, a comedy with music in one act, is an entertaining mélange of Viennese classical opera with a musical theater […]

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‘Hair’ at Woodrow Wilson High School

Lorin Kayla Holland (Dionne), in all her tranquil beauty, set the mood perfectly for Wilson High School’s production of Hair. Action jumps in as Kellik Dawson (Hud), and Zac Nachbar-Seckel (Berger) hit the stage. This dynamic duo has it all; vocals; dance steps; acting, and; the illusive ability to immediately connect with the audience. Teo Topa […]

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‘Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra’ at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

In 1998, Forbes magazine declared Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra the “best band in America.” And that was before they attained a huge following for their entertainment value and focus on music of the 1930’s. Doc Scantlin’s Orchestra’s performance Friday night was likened by many in the audience to going to Birdland or other […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list […]

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Russian Chamber Art Society Ensemble: Russian Bel Canto at the Embassy of Austria by Jane Coyne

On Friday evening, the Russian Chamber Art Society, led by Artistic Director Vera Danchenko-Stern, presented Russian Bel Canto, a lovely concert of Russian vocal masterpieces composed by Glinka, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov. The concert, which featured the artistry of Nils Neubert (tenor), Timothy Mix (baritone), Julian Milkis (clarinet), Donald Shore (bassoon), and Vera Danchenko-Stern […]

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The National Chamber Ensemble’s Concert “Jewish Musical Treasures” This Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 pm at The Rosslyn Spectrum

I highly recommend ….      The National Chamber Ensemble  2013-14 Season opening night concert: Jewish Musical Treasures Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere I am looking forward to attending the opening night of the National Chamber Ensemble’s 2013-2014 Season this Saturday, November 9th, at 7:30 pm at the Rosslyn […]

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The National Chamber Ensemble at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage by Jane Coyne

The National Chamber Ensemble made its debut at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, September 26, 2013 with a wonderful and well-performed concert that delighted a clearly appreciative audience. Members of the National Chamber Ensemble performing in this concert included NCE Artistic Director and violinist Leo Sushansky, pianist Carlos Rodriguez, and guitarist Andrew Pal. The Kennedy Center’s […]

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Here’s the List of Honorees of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best Scene Stealers of 2012-2013

Here are the 2012-2013 Scene Stealers honorees selected by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all of you on your fine Scene Stealing performances. ____ *Kevin Adams’ transformation in An Irish Carol at The Keegan Theatre. *Ian Armstrong singing his monologues in Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety Punk Theatre Company. *Steve Beall singing “Goldenhair” in James Joyce’s […]

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Favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ of the 2012-2013 DC Area Theater Season: Part 2

There were many wonderful Scene Stealing moments on DC Metro Area stages in our professional, community, children’s, and university theaters during the past theater season (August 1, 2012-August 1, 2013). The DCMetroTheaterArts staff will be offering their favorite Scene Stealers in the next ten days, so here’s our second set of honorees: From John Stoltenberg: Felicia Curry Singing “The Way” in Disco […]

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‘Caroline, or Change’ at The Elden Street Players by John Stoltenberg

Caroline, or Change—the gorgeously resonant musical about race relations and resilience—has just opened in a gloriously heart-rending production by The Elden Street Players. Here in Herndon, Virginia, tucked into an intimate black box theater, is a show with such a superb cast and orchestra, performing with such emotional authenticity and theatrical authority, that it left me after […]

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Here is the Schedule for Today’s Open House at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre is holding its Annual Open House TODAY from Noon to 9:30 PM  Starting at noon, come enjoy performances every 15 minutes, master classes, Signature Idol and special single ticket offers through the day followed by the grand Broadway on the Plaza finale concert. SPECIAL ONE-DAY ONLY OPEN HOUSE DEALS! BOX OFFICE OPEN 12:00 PM TO 9:30 […]

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Here’s The Schedule for Signature Theatre’s Open House This Saturday August 3rd from Noon to 9:30 PM

This Saturday August 3rd, Signature Theatre is holding its Annual Open House From Noon to 9:30 PM Kick off the 2013/14 season with Signature’s annual FREE Open House. Starting at noon, come enjoy performances every 15 minutes, master classes, Signature Idol and special single ticket offers through the day followed by the grand Broadway on the Plaza finale concert. […]

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‘Inside the Music’: An Interview with National Chamber Ensemble Artistic Director Leo Sushansky by Jane Coyne

One of the things I love the most about living in the Washington, D.C. area is that the music never ends, nor does the opportunity to meet the wonderful musical artists who perform here. Among them is National Chamber Ensemble’s talented and innovative Artistic Director Leo Sushansky. I attended my first National Chamber Orchestra performance […]

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