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Review: ‘Kaleidoscope’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron presents Kaleidoscope, a “Bold New Works” ​World Premiere Musical with Music and Lyrics by Matt Conner and Book and Lyrics by Stephen Gregory Smith, who also co-direct the production. This piece studies the decline of a dementia patient through her lifetime revue as a Broadway star, and the result is poignant and real, […]

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 5: Director Julie Janson by Chip Gertzog

In Part 5 of interviews with the cast and Director of Amadeus, meet Julie Janson who directs Providence Players of Fairfax’s production. Chip: Please tell our readers where they may have seen your work on our local stages. Julie: This is my fourth time directing, though first time with Providence Players (“PPF”). My past work includes The […]

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In the Moment: Providence Players of Fairfax Honor Their Student Scholarship Awardees: Miryam Mendelson and Blake Phillips

Giving back to the community is an important goal for the Providence Players of Fairfax. The Providence Players (PPF) is known for its work to serve its diverse community, especially with its Theater Community Inclusion Project. The Theater Community Inclusion Project aims to reach out to all segments of the Providence Players community to provide quality, […]

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‘The Altruists’ at The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company

Being a student at UC Berkeley, I am all too familiar with how hypocritical and conceited student-activist culture can be. The Altruists, written by Nicky Silver and first performed off-Broadway in 2000, is a critique of the worst aspects of the crazy millennial, left-wing activists and really emphasizes the negative characteristics of their culture in […]

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In the Moment: Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret

Ah, the enduring popularity of sophisticated, stylish cabaret entertainment. Now add-in musical artists who easily mix the known American Songbook standards with the less often heard to bring a closed-eyed, warm sigh of satisfaction to a listener. Oh, and have the venue, an intimate, un-amplified space as the performers provide their own styles and skilled […]

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Pianist Alon Goldstein at the Odeon Chamber Music Series

Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor is a sprawling, at times even rambling composition that takes a full half hour to spin out. Not even one of the world’s greatest living pianists, András Schiff, could complete it without some audience shuffling and coughing when he performed it at the Music Center at […]

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Focus Events: Susan Greenbaum and John Flynn

Welcome to Focus‘ 100th birthday party where over 60 folk music fanatics were in the audience to help celebrate the group’s centennial concert in Alexandria, VA. This is DCMTA’s first review of Focus Events held throughout the Washington metropolitan area on a monthly basis. What an event to cover for a folkie like me. The headliners […]

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In the Moment: ‘Poetry Out Loud’ at Signature Theatre on February 6, 2015

DCMetroTheaterArts is constantly on the look-out to learn about ways local theater companies make their venues available for community activities beyond presenting plays and musicals. We are aware of a nation-wide competition called Poetry Out Loud sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. So, we investigated in one area, Northern […]

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Matt Williams on Playing Seymour in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Providence Players of Fairfax by Joel Markowitz

Matt Williams is having  bloody-good time playing the nebbishy Seymour in Providence Players of Fairfax’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. I fed him these questions. Joel: Tell our readers about yourself.  Matt: I’m a native Virginian, but I grew up in a more rural setting, about 2.5 hours south and west of the Northern Virginia […]

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Toby Nelson on Playing Audrey in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Providence Players of Fairfax by Julia L. Exline

It was so much fun interviewing Toby Nelson, who is starring as Audrey in Providence Players of Fairfax’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. Julia: Hi Toby! Why don’t you tell us something about yourself? Where have we seen you onstage before? Toby: Hey! Well I grew up right down the road from Providence Players in Falls […]

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‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ at Zemfira Stage by Emily Cao

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is – comparatively – a little-known comedic musical. Based on a funny 1988 film of the same name starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, the musical, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane, debuted on Broadway in 2005 and played for 18 months before being taken […]

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TONIGHT AT 8 PM: $10 Tickets for ‘Thunder Knocking on the Door’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron’s Thunder Knocking on the Door has critics raving! “A powerhouse fable full of mythical, magic, intense vocals,and very real emotion..make this production a real knockout!” Julia L. Exline DCMetroTheaterArts. “Thunder provides a lively evening of quality musical theater entertainment and unanticipated unique story-telling” David Siegel, Fairfax Times Catch it now, before it sells […]

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‘Thunder Knocking on the Door’ at Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace by Julia L. Exline

The Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents Thunder Knocking on the Door, a rhythm and blues musical written by Keith Glover, with music and lyrics by three-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ and Anderson Edwards. Stephen Gregory Smith directs and choreographs this powerhouse fable full of mythical magic, intense vocals, and very real emotion. Scenic and […]

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‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ at Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace by Julia L. Exline

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents Peter Pan and Wendy, an artsy adaptation of a beloved classic. ArtSpace’s Our Learning Theater program brings together a group of 35 child actors for this project, with ages ranging from 6-13, and Laura Connors Hull (miraculously) manages to direct the entire brood efficiently and effectively. If this wasn’t ambitious enough, […]

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