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‘Godspell’ at Olney Theatre Center

Do you remember when “psychedelic” and “flower power” were prevalent in the American vocabulary? It doesn’t really matter, because Olney Theatre Center’s tuneful and energetic production of Godspell can be enjoyed by theatre lovers of all ages. Originally produced off-Broadway in 1971, with music by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell is a […]

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Film Review: ‘Gloria’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

What is it about the name ‘Gloria’ that inspires songs and films written about tough minded, independent woman making their own way in an imperfect world? One can’t help but think of Laura Brannigan’s 80’s hit from the Flashdance soundtrack as it reverberates memories of a nostalgic past. And, when I hear of a film titled […]

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‘Flashdance-The Musical’ at The Kennedy Center by John Harding

In the Flashdance smackdown between fresh new show tunes and nostalgia-laden 1980s soundtrack hits, the title decision at The Kennedy Center isn’t even close. Showtunes lose the match, although the theater-goer emerges the winner. It has been 65 years since Mary Martin delighted Broadway every night when she “washed that man right out of her […]

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The Kennedy Center’s 2013-2014 Theatre Schedule: 6 Musicals & New ‘Side Show’ & Int’l Theater Festival

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2013-2014 THEATER SEASON: -A new Kennedy Center production of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell’s Side Show -Touring productions of Sister Act, Elf, Flashdance – The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, and the return of Million Dollar Quartet and Disney’s The Lion […]

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