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Tag Archives | Harold Arlen

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Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Creative Cauldron

America’s beloved franchise The Wizard of Oz gets a sprightly and spectacular makeover at Creative Cauldron this month. The musical — with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, as adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987, based on the 1939 landmark film, seeded by L. Frank Baum’s wonderful […]

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Review: ‘NSO Pops: Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company’ at The Kennedy Center 

Acclaimed vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Sy Smith and Montego Glover joyously hopped the A train to Harlem along with the NSO Pops in tribute to the Queen of Jazz in Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company. This year marks Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday and conductor Steven Reineke’s brilliant creation to honor the First Lady […]

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Review: ‘Blues in the Night’ at Creative Cauldron

Ready for top-notch singing talent that brings the “blues” to vibrant, spicy full life? Then high tail-it to Creative Cauldron (Falls Church) to take-in a cabaret-like revue called Blues in the Night. It’s all about love as a force that will take you under its spell.  In a smoothly unfolding production under Matt Conner’s confident, spirited […]

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Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Zemfira Stage

You may ask yourself why anyone would want to see The Wizard of Oz one more time, especially a semi-professional theatrical production at a county rec center, when you can pick up the MGM movie classic at K-Mart or snatch it off the Internet in the comfort of your own boudoir. That’s a gamble the […]

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Charm City Players

A year old, Charm City Players has to be commended for their ambitiousness with the wonderful shows they have produced this past year. From the screen to the stage, Charm City Players’ latest production is the always enchanting The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The music and lyrics are from the MGM motion […]

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An Interview With Director Laurie Nelson on ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ at George Mason University on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m

DCMetroTheaterArts (“DCMTA”) is interested in highlighting community performing arts events that focus on emerging musical theater talent and fresh voices. With well over 100 professional and community-based theaters and opera companies in the DC metropolitan area, there are always opportunities for new talents to perform. DCMTA’s David Siegel recently spoke with Laurie Nelson, director of […]

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at The Lyric

Baltimore is off to see the wizard! The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! Following the yellow brick road all the way from Toronto the touring production of the MGM film classic The Wizard of Oz touches down at The Lyric Opera House for a limited engagement. Adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, this new […]

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‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

A Valentine’s Day treat was offered to all those who were lucky enough to attend celebrated jazz and cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway’s concert Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More at last night at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. The very prodigious Callaway‘s artistic output is phenomenal from being the […]

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‘Erin Driscoll: Get Happy! The Songs of Harold Arlen’ at Signature Theatre by Kim Moeller

I spent a wonderful evening last night going back in time at Signature Theatre’s ‘Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret’s’ Erin Driscoll: Get Happy! The Songs of Harold Arlen. It wasn’t just the music of Harold Arlen from the 1930s and 40s and 50s, songs like “Get Happy,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” and “Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive.” […]

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