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Review: ‘Zombie Prom’ at Unexpected Stage

With Halloween drifting in the cool, autumn air, Zombie Prom, as directed by Unexpected Stage Company Co-Producing Director Christopher Goodrich, and with Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey, is a zany trip back in time to a 1950’s America replete with bomb shelters, broken hearts, and zombies. Set in the aptly-named Enrico Fermi High School, […]

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Review: ‘Zombie Prom’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

A Thriller! Grab your hoverboard and blast over to Greenbelt Arts Center to see its latest show, Zombie Prom. It’s totally nuclear, a tongue in chic fusion of Happy Days, Grease, and The Walking Dead. Zombie Prom with a compact cast of ten, some playing multiple roles, is deftly directed by Jeffery Lesniak. It’s the oft told […]

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‘Zombie Prom’ at Spotlighters Theatre

This musical comedy goes nuclear! Zombie Prom, with Music by Dana P. Rowe, and Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey, currently stalking the underground stage of Spotlighters in Baltimore, is a howl that combines teen hormones, comedy, great music, hysterical lyrics, an amazing cast, and buckets of nuclear waste to create an explosively funny show. Expertly directed […]

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‘The Fix’ at Signature Theatre by David Siegel

“Public office is a minefield” so you better just “Grit your teeth, sell the lies” though “maybe I’m just too blunt to survive” are lyrics that provide some of the central posits in The Fix now running at Signature Theatre.  And, nope, while these read like ripped-from-headlines quotes from recent front pages of the Post […]

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‘The Fix’ at Signature Theatre by Katie Bogdan

“If I can’t be the wife of the president, you bet your ass I’ll be the mother.” These words, sung by Violet Chandler (Christine Sherrill), set the roller coaster of a ride that is The Fix in motion. After the death of her husband Reed (Bobby Smith) while in bed with his mistress, Violet decides that […]

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Signature Theatre Announces its 2015-2016 Season

Signature Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season  Season features two world premiere musicals: Cake Off and Girlstar  plus  The DC Premiere of Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner The Flick  The DC Premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s 2015 Play The Mystery of Love & Sex  Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Road Show  The return of Dempsey and Rowe’s The […]

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Scene Stealers-Week Ending 9/1/14

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers honorees, Congrats to all of you! ______ The Band Perry Singing “Pioneer’ at Wolf Trap on August 28, 2014 “My favorite moment of the night has to be when they performed “Pioneer.” As part of the intro, Kimberly tells the Audience that every night they dedicate “Pioneer” to a […]

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Signature Theatre Announces its 2014-2015 Season-3 New Musicals, 2 Musical Revivals, A New Play, a New Sondheim Revue &;’The Fix’ Opens 2015/16 Season

Signature Theatre Announces 25th Anniversary Season 2014/15 Season features three world premiere musicals: –John Kander and Greg Pierce’s Kid Victory –Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson’s Diner –Nick Blaemire’s Soon – DC Premiere of playwright Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers  –Revivals of -Sunday in the Park with George -Musical version of Elmer Gantry -Cabaret  –Simply Sondheim, a limited-run world premiere revue of Sondheim’s […]

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