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The 15th Annual 2014 WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced

THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced January 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Tickets $17.50 at the Birchmere Box Office or through Ticketmaster (plus service charge) 111 productions (34 musicals, 77 plays) were adjudicated in 2014. Thirty-one community […]

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ at 2nd Star Productions

Call on 2nd Star Productions! They’re the one this reviewer recommends for its fine production of Hello, Dolly! The timeless musical about the meddlesome widow who puts love in its place is alive and well and back on the boards of the Bowie Playhouse this season. Directed by Jane B. Wingard with Musical Direction by Joe […]

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‘Les Misérables’ at Reston Community Players by Beverly Fleisher

Reston Community Players’ production of Les Misérables is la plupart magnifique! From the moment the curtain rose on a group of prisoners, including Jean Valjean, toiling in misery to “Look Down,” to the reunion of Fantine and Jean Valjean at the end of life, the production was mesmerizing. Reston Community Players’ exquisite and brilliant production of the […]

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Meet the Children in Reston Players’ Upcoming ‘Les Misérables’ by Diane Schnoor

This fall, many talented children from the Washington, D.C. area auditioned for the three children’s roles in Les Miserables. Meet Ella Schnoor, Ethan Van Slyke, and Maggie Slivka, who play Little Cosette, Gavroche, and Young Eponine in the Reston Players’ production opening this Friday night, January 17th. According to Director Andrew JM Regiec, “These talented […]

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Meet the Lovers of Reston Community Players’ ‘Les Misérables’ by Diane Schnoor

When Reston Community Players opens its stirring production of the Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables on January 17th, three incredibly talented young actors will anchor its heart-wrenching love triangle. Meet Emma Lord, Sean Bartnick, and Cara Bachman, who play Eponine, Marius, and Cosette. Emma Lord, a recent graduate of the University of Virginia and an aspiring singer/songwriter, […]

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‘The Matchmaker’ at The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at University of Maryland by Tiffany Draut

University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ production of The Matchmaker at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has it all: mistaken identity, incessant weeping, public drunkenness, adventures, and true love. Thornton Wilder’s play, upon which the musical Hello, Dolly! was based, pays homage to timeless human frivolity and frailty, set in the world of […]

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‘Paul’s Case’ at UrbanArias by Terry Byrne

The words “world premiere” don’t always translate to “Must-See,” but in the case of Paul’s Case, a post-minimalist, compact opera unveiled by UrbanArias at Artisphere, they’re synonymous. Adapted from a 1905 Willa Cather short story of the same name and set in gritty, post-industrial Pittsburgh, the work, composed as a eulogy by Gregory Spears with libretto […]

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