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Review: ‘Hairspray’ at Fredericktowne Players

A transformation is underway in Frederick Maryland’s local theater community. Nowhere is that more evident than inside the JBK Theater, watching the Fredericktowne Players (FtP) latest production of Hairspray. Eschewing the historic conventions of past productions, this production is noteworthy for bringing in dozens of new performers, crew and an infectious energy not seen on […]

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Review: ‘Babes in Arms’ at The FrederickTowne Players

Babes in Arms, a classic Rodgers & Hart “let’s put on a show” show, blasts onto the stage in the latest FrederickTowne Players production. The youthful energy of the cast fuels this two and a half hour funfest. The show is essentially just a showcase for some legendary songs, strung loosely together around a tale […]

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Review: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at The FrederickTowne Players

The FrederickTowne Players’ latest production of Bye Bye Birdie highlights their forty-seventh season with the always popular story of a rock-and-roll heartthrob, star struck teens, fifties sensibility and the world’s most overbearing helicopter Mom. Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse (Annie). From the opening moments, Director Matt […]

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Fredericktowne Players

You know the story. A meek, mild-mannered floral shop worker meets an other-worldly plant during a solar eclipse, and the rest is doo wop history. Fredericktowne Players, a Frederick County-based theater group active since 1969, drew the curtain on their latest production, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors. The inaugural production of […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Directors/Musical Directors in a Musical in Community Theatres

Hans Bachmann for La Cage aux Folles at McLean Community Players  Musical Director: John Edward Niles ______ Homero Bayarena for Les Misérables at Glyndon Area Players Musical Director: Matt Hartman ______ Rich Bird for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Reston Community Players Musical Director: Mark V. Deal ______ Zina Bleck for Spamalot at Zemfira Stage Musical Director: Annette Fakoury _____ Stephanie Bonte-Lebair for My Fair […]

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