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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Like most Americans of a certain age, I have seen A Christmas Carol… a lot. I have seen multiple different iterations of the traditional story, I have seen Scrooge!, I have seen Scrooged. This is well-worn, well-covered territory. So I am happy to say that Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, running this […]

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‘Twelfth Night’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare probably never imagined a cowboy reciting one of his most famous lines, but Twelfth Night, currently running at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET), is a great comedy with a unique twist. The production, directed by Tim Seltzer, is set […]

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ENTER BY MIDNIGHT TO WIN 1 of 5 pairs of tix for WSC Avant Bard’s brand new, scorching hot glam rock musical NERO/PSEUDO, For TOMORROW NIGHT! 5/8@7:30 PM at Fort Fringe

WIN ONE OF 5 PAIRS OF TICKETS (10 TICKETS TOTAL) for WSC AVANT BARD’S BRAND NEW, SCORCHING HOT GLAM ROCK MUSICAL: NERO/PSEUDO  FOR TOMORROW NIGHT-THURSDAY, 5/8 AT 7:30 PM  AT  FORT FRINGE-THE SHOP 607 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20001 TO ENTER: SEND AN EMAIL TO: dcmetrotheaterarts@gmail.com BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND TELL US WHY […]

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We Are Giving Away 12 pairs of Tickets to WSC Avant Bard’s brand new, scorching hot glam rock musical NERO/PSEUDO for Previews on May 2-4 & 6! Enter by TONIGHT AT 8 PM

ENTER BY TONIGHT AT 8 PM! WE ARE GIVING AWAY  3 PAIRS OF TICKETS FOR EACH PREVIEW PERFORMANCE:  (12 PAIRS OF TICKETS -24 TOTAL TICKETS!-Only One Pair Per Winner) TO   WSC AVANT BARD’S BRAND NEW SCORCHING HOT GLAM ROCK MUSICAL: NERO/PSEUDO ON May 2ND, MAY 3RD, MAY 4TH, AND MAY 6TH at 7:30 PM! […]

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‘Willy Wonka: The Musical’ at Vienna Theatre Company

Vienna Theatre Company presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, and adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald. Jessie Roberts directs this production. If any Willy Wonka production has a tall order to fill, it is probably in the set design. […]

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‘The Velocity of Autumn’ at The Booth Theatre

As the curtain rises on Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, directed with much heart by Molly Smith, we find Alexandra, played by the phenomenally spunky Estelle Parsons, under “extraordinary circumstances brought on by duress.” She has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn Brownstown and has decorated the apartment with a couple dozen Molotov cocktails, all of which […]

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From Arena Stage to The Booth: ‘The Velocity of Autumn’ Interviews: Part 2: Meet Director Molly Smith and Cast Members Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella

This upcoming Monday night-on April 21st-The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble opens on Broadway at The Booth Theatre. It’s been an exciting journey so far for the play that entertained enthusiastic audiences at Arena Stage. Audiences in DC and critics alike applauded the glorious performances of Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella. Here […]

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From Arena Stage to The Booth: ‘The Velocity of Autumn’ Interviews: Part 1: Producers Larry Kaye and Van Dean & Playwright Eric Coble

Tonight The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble begins previews at The Booth Theatre. It’s been an exciting journey so far for the play that entertained enthusiastic audiences at Arena Stage. Audiences in DC and critics alike admired the glorious performances of Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella. In a series […]

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“A Matt Conner Christmas” at Signature Theatre by Derek Mong

The weather outside may be frightful, but Matt Conner’s peppy, rich piano playing and his group of eclectic friends makes certain that you knew nothing of it. In an hour-long cabaret-style performance on Wednesday night at the ARK at the Signature Theatre, composer Matt Conner transported audiences to a world of sleigh bells, mistletoe, and […]

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‘The Velocity of Autumn’ to Open on Broadway at The Booth Theatre on April 21, 2014 and Previews Begin April 1, 2014

The Velocity of Autum is off to Broadway’s The Booth Theatre! “A bracing, honest and deliciously funny performance played with wonderful gritand wit by the great actress Estelle Parsons.” – The New York Times “Estelle Parsons is sublime in a delightfully nuanced performance with exuberance and sensitivity” – Variety “The team of Parsons and Spinella feels right for almost any occasion.  You’re in the presence of actors of the top rank under Molly Smith’s unassailable direction.” – The Washington Post  Estelle […]

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‘Behind the Barricade at Toby’s’ Part 9—An Interview with Daniel Felton (Jean Valjean) by Amanda Gunther

“Now bring me prisoner 24601!” The time is up—well, nearly anyhow (they close on November 10th), as the end of the epic run of Les Misèrables at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia approaches. How fitting we should save Jean Valjean to conclude this incredible journey. In the final installment of the Behind the Barricade at Toby’s interview […]

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Liesl Tommy on Directing ‘Appropriate’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Gearing up for the second show of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s 34th season, Appropriate, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Fitting into their season’s theme, “America’s Tell-Tale Heart,” the show focuses on unearthing secrets of an American family’s past as they come together to settle the estate of the recently deceased patriarch figure. I was invited […]

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