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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: ‘Hairspray JR.’ at the Bowie Community Theatre Youth Theatre Program by Sharon Preator

Tracy Turnblad reminds us that “You gotta think big to be big” as Bowie Community Theatre (“BCT”) delivered a big success with Hairspray JR. for their Youth Theatre Program’s first production. This shorter, more child-friendly version of the John Waters film, with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #13: Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays of 2016 in Community Theatres in DC/VA/MD Are: BEST DIRECTION AND MUSICAL DIRECTION IN MUSICALS IN COMMUNITY THEATRES IN 2016 IN DC/MD/VA ARE: Director Kevin Sockwell and Musical Director Arielle Bayer for A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse and […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #10: Best Direction in Musicals in Professional Theatres in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Direction of Musicals in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees: David James for A Christmas Carol at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Columbia. Matt Lenz for A Christmas Story: The Musical at The Hippodrome Theatre. Pierre-Jacques Brault A Christmas Story: The Musical at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show at Iron Crow Theatre. Scott Ward Abernethy as Doctor Madden in Next to Normal at The Keegan Theatre. Nicklas Aliff as Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown at Constellation Theatre Company. […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #2: Best Musicals In Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here are The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best Plays of 2016 in Community Theaters. Congrats to all the honorees. A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green. Anything Goes at Other Voices Theatre. Assassins at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. Avenue Q at Vagabond Players. Babes in Arms at The FrederickTowne Players. Bat […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #1: Best Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Musicals in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees! A Christmas Carol at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Columbia. A Christmas Story: The Musical at The Hippodrome Theatre. A Christmas Story: The Musical at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. American Idiot at The Keegan Theatre. Black […]

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Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ at The Kennedy Center

In The Kennedy Center’s current production of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, a cornucopia of vibrant color runs riot through this exuberant and defiant celebration of diversity and solidarity.  From start to finish, I was swept up in the kaleidoscopic world of variety and ebullience that characterizes Cindi Lauper’s pulsating and melodic score and, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #3: Best Musicals in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Musicals at Community Theatres honorees are: Altar Boyz at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Avenue Q at Other Voices Theatre. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Rockville Musical Theatre. Bring It On at Drama Learning Center. Bye Bye Birdie at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. […]

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An Interview with Isaac Solomon

On the evenings of November 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2014 Isaac Solomon performed the role of Link in Hairspray at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD. I had a chance to talk with Isaac about his theatre experiences. Eric: What gave you the “initial push” to get involved with theater? Was it some event […]

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‘Pippin’ is Playing at The National Theatre: A Chat with John Rubinstein on Coming into the Broadway Production, Playing Charles, and Playing Pippin in the Original Broadway Production

[Editor’s Note: Press Night for The National Tour of Pippin is tonight at The National Theatre in DC, and John Rubenstein is here to play King Charlemagne direct from The Tony Award-winning Broadway production. Teresa McCormick Ertel interviewed John right after he began performances on Broadway (June 19, 2014 – August 24, 2014).. Here’s her interview: Actor, director, teacher, […]

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