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‘Take A Bow!’ Part 1: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ DC/MD/VA Fall 2016 Favorite Performances/Directors/Designers

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ first series of ‘Take A Bow!’ Fall 2016 honorees: ____ Edwin Aparicio, as Choreographer, Flamenco Dancer, and Co-Director of Salvador, at GALA Hispanic Theatre. The great Flamenco choreographer and dancer Edwin Aparicio delivered an astonishing performance in Salvador, the full-length autobiographical dance that celebrated its world premiere at the opening […]

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‘Take A Bow’ Part 3: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 3 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! _____ Christopher Broughton, DeMoya Watson Brown, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., V. Savoy McIlwain, Olivia Russell, Joseph Monroe Webb, and Stephen Scott Wormley: Ensemble and Dancers in Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theatre. The ensemble and incredible dancers rocked the house […]

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Take A Bow Part 2: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 2 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! ____ Stori Ayers as Alma (and others), in Yellowman at Anacostia Playhouse. Stori Ayers’ performance as Alma is magnificent. The hurt inside the character—which Playwright Dael Orlandersmith’s script makes explicit—coexists in Ayers’s incandescent embodiment with a warmth, humor, and largesse […]

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Scene Stealers-Week Ending August 24, 2014

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers honorees, Congrats to all of  you! ______ Natascia Diaz Performing ‘All That Jizz’ in The Summer Hummer “One of the highlights of the evening was Natascia Diaz performing a “MadLibs” version of Chicago’s “All That Jazz,” which was renamed “All That Jizz.” The segment began by encouraging audience members to […]

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‘Voodoo Macbeth’ at The American Century Theater by David Friscic

The American Century Theater (TACT), under the Artistic Direction of Jack Marshall, pulls it all together with a stunning and audacious production of “that Scottish play” – William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of the murderous Macbeth. This Macbeth – Voodoo Macbeth – is even a deeper and more complex re-working by Director Kathleen Akerley – of the […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts is One Year Old Today!

DCMetroTheaterArts is one year old today. Thanks to all our readers for supporting and visiting our site. A special thank you to the theatre and arts communities who welcomed us and reached out to help us and support our efforts. And to all the following DCMTA writers and staff and volunteers who helped make this […]

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‘The Show-Off’ at The American Century Theater by David Friscic

The American Century Theater’s (TACT) vital and esteemed tradition of producing classic American plays of the 20th Century continues with playwright George Kelly’s venerable chestnut The Show-Off. Under the leadership and Artistic Direction of Jack Marshall, TACT has a very commendable reputation for meticulous recreation of American period pieces. The somewhat convoluted plot mainly revolves […]

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Barbara Cook at Barbara Cook’s Spotlight at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

Who is Barbara Cook? Kennedy Center Honoree, peerless  Broadway, concert and cabaret star —or simply a legendary icon? Barbara Cook stepped out on the stage of the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater Friday night to prolonged “bravos” and applause which befits the reputation of this beloved iconic  performer but also showed the deep affection and love that her audience feels for […]

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‘Come Fly Away’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

Twyla Tharp, the innovative dance pioneer and Kennedy Center Honors recipient, joins forces with the smooth, lush, and swinging vocals of Frank Sinatra to conceive the glorious and witty homage to life during the big band era in Come Fly Away. In traditional Twyla Tharp style, nothing is really traditional at all, and that is what makes this theatrical […]

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 "I wanna dance!" Julie Roundtree as Froggy and Tony Bullock as Baylis in The Barrelhouse Theatre production of 'Blackbird' by Adam Rapp. Photo by Gabriel Swee.

‘Blackbird’ at The Barrelhouse Theatre by David Friscic

The insistent presence of a blackbird tapping against a window hovers above the two characters trapped in their own mutual hells in Adam Rapp’s intense and stimulating play Blackbird. Under the astute directorial control of Director Gabriel Swee, the play delivers a high-voltage mix of anger, remorse and raw emotion laced with biting, black humor […]

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