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Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at The Arlington Players

The Arlington Players have put on a delicious production of the musical She Loves Me. The 1964 musical by Fiddler on the Roof Composer Jerry Bock and Lyricist Sheldon Harnick and book writer Joe Masteroff was not a roaring success when it first premiered on Broadway (it had the bad luck of opening the same season as […]

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‘Shrek The Musical’ at Reston Community Players

Reston Community Players’ production of Shrek The Musical (Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and Music by Jeanine Tesori) is just as fun as the movie it is based on, with the added bonus of unfolding live in front of you. Sue Pinkman directs this lively production with the audience’s enjoyment in mind and a keen […]

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Meet Reston Community Players’ Farquaad and Donkey in ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 4: Chuck Dluhy and Joshua Redford

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of Reston Community Players’ Shrek The Musical, meet Chuck Dluhy and Joshua Redford. Diane Jackson Schnoor: Please introduce yourself to our audience. Chuck:  Hello, my name is Chuck Dluhy. I am originally from the Pittsburgh area, but have lived and participated in theatre in the DMV for […]

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Meet The Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 3: Jennifer Lambert, Patrick Graham, and Evie Korovesis

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Reston Communty Players’ production of Shrek The Musical, meet Jennifer Lambert, Patrick Graham, and Evie Korovesis. Diane Jackson Schnoor: Please introduce yourself to our readers, What shows have audiences seen you in lately? Are there any honors you’ve received that you want people to […]

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Meet The Creative Team Behind Reston Community Players’ ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 2: Director Sue Pinkman and Music Director Elisa Rosman

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Reston Communty Players’ production of Shrek The Musical, meet Director Sue Pinkman and Music Director Elisa Rosman. Joel: Please introduce yourself to our audience. Sue: My name is Sue Pinkman, and I’m the Director of Shrek. I’ve been a member of RCP for 37 years since […]

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Meet The Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 1: Paul Tonden and Jolene Vettese

A talking donkey, a singing ogre, a feisty princess, a sassy cookie, tap dancing rats, and a striking band of  misfit fairytale characters will be working their magic for children of all ages when Reston Community Players opens its 49th season with the Tony Award-winning fairytale adventure Shrek The Musical, October 16-November 17, 2015. Shrek The […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list […]

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Reflections by The Producer & Cast of Reston Community Players ‘A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein & Andrew Lloyd Webber’ by Joshua Redford

We typically open with a big musical in fall, but due to rights restrictions we had to adjust our typical format for our season. Our big musical (and it will be big) is now slated for January. We wanted to still provide our audience members with a musical in the fall, but it needed to be […]

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‘A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein & Andrew Lloyd Webber’ at Reston Community Players by Francine Schwartz

The Reston Community Players opened their 47th season with a rousing and well-conceived juxtaposition of iconic songs from the well-loved musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The popular songs were played with gusto by a group of 30 talented musicians conducted by Musical Director Mitch Bassman, and sung by passionate performers Harv Lester, Jolene Vettese, […]

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Gabe (Terrence M. Barr), Diana (Jolene Vettese) and Dan (Harv Lester). Photo courtesy of Reston Community Players.

‘Next to Normal’ at Reston Community Players by Mike Spain

Reston Community Players continued their season of strong women with the award winning musical Next to Normal. The multiple Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize- winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt has become a popular choice for theatres around the area as several productions of the show are popping up all over the DC […]

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