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Review: ‘Big Fish’ at The Keegan Theatre

Family-friendly musicals are relatively rare these days. Family-friendly musicals that have adult themes are even rarer. Big Fish, with book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, is a rare bird indeed. T.S. Eliot’s J. Alfred Prufrock “heard the mermaids singing, each to each,” but he didn’t think that they would sing […]

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Act Two @ Levine Music Students Perform ‘Parade’ for Show’s Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown by Lauren Selman

Students of Act Two @ Levine Music Pre-Professional Program performed the Tony Award-winning musical Parade for the show’s composer and lyricist, Jason Robert Brown. Act Two’s Parade was initially performed in the Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage and was remounted for Mr. Brown at Georgetown Preparatory School. “Levine is a process-focused music school and bringing […]

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Act Two@Levine’s Pre-Professional Program and ‘Parade’ at The Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage by Jane Coyne

It is always a privilege to support aspiring young artists and the wonderful organizations and professionals who provide them with training and opportunities to explore and experience the performing arts. As such, I was pleased to be invited to attend Act Two @ Levine’s opening night of Parade, presented in the Kogod Cradle at Arena […]

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Eitan Mazia on Playing Leo Frank in ‘Parade’ at Act Two @ Levine This Weekend at The Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage

First of all, I cannot thank Director Kevin Kuchar enough for allowing me the privilege to play this role, especially at such a young age. It’s an especially unique opportunity for me because I’ve never played a character that actually existed at one point. They’ve all been fictional so far, so this drastically changed how […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An 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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‘Show Boat’ at Young Artists of America-With Video Highlights by Jessica Vaughan

Young Artists of America wowed the sold-out crowd with classics from Show Boat for their annual fundraising gala at the beautiful Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The 85 high-school aged performers did not sound anything like high school musicians; they sang and played in the orchestra with technical superiority and an already well-honed musicality. Nevertheless, the focus of the […]

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‘Show Boat In Concert’ at Young Artists of America by Jessica Vaughan

Young Artists of America wowed the sold-out crowd with classics from Show Boat for their annual fundraising gala at the beautiful Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The 85 high-school aged performers did not sound anything like high school musicians; they sang and played in the orchestra with technical superiority and an already well-honed musicality. Nevertheless, the focus of the […]

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Broadway Veteran Sutton Foster Helps Educate Aspiring Young Artists by Lauren Selman

Students of the Act Two @ Levine Pre-Professional Program gathered for a master class with two time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. Ms. Foster’s class was presented by Strathmore in conjunction with her performance on Saturday night at the Music Center at Strathmore. Foster answered questions from students and Strathmore patrons about her performing career and […]

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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 8

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). Here’s our eighth set of honorees: From John Harding: Jamar Brown as Tom Collins Singing ‘I’ll Cover You (Reprise)” in Rent at Silhouette Stages. The sexy young cast that revived Rent at […]

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‘Next To Normal’ at Act Two @ Levine by Max Johnson

When approaching an issue as sensitive and pervasive as mental illness, even the most seasoned performers can underplay the massive implications of a disorder or dramatize it to the point where it reads as an offensive caricature. However, the players of Act Two @ Levine superseded their reputation as a “Pre-Professional Program” in their moving […]

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‘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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