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Review: “The Secret Garden” at Other Voices Theatre

Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s The Secret Garden boasts one of the most gorgeous scores in the history of musical theatre, but is rarely undertaken by community theatre groups due to its musical and technical complexity. Director Susan Thornton and Other Voices Theatre in Frederick have exceeded the challenge of mounting this heart-wrenching story and […]

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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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Review: ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at Other Voices Theatre

With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, La Cage aux Folles running at Other Voices Theatre is a splendid spectacle stuffed with laughs and many poignant moments about the simple subject of love. Superbly directed by Susan Thornton, the show features a hilariously heartwarming collection of emotionally powerful and […]

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Review: ‘Anything Goes’ at Other Voices Theatre

Other Voices Theatre’s production of Anything Goes is nothing short of spectacular. Of course, the marriage of the legendary Cole Porter’s music and lyrics, the book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, and the efforts of a great director (Susan Thorton), dazzling set design (Lee Hebb), and breath-taking choreography (Donna Grim) make for a memorable […]

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‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ by Other Voices Theatre at the Performing Arts Factory

Fantastically directed by Susan Thornton and excellently musically directed by Pete Meyers, Other Voices Theatre’s Legally Blonde: The Musical is an extremely high-energy show with outstanding performances, plenty of pink hued girl power, and a heartwarming message within all the hilarity. Based on the wildly successful 2001 movie and featuring a book by Heather Hach with […]

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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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‘Reefer Madness’ at Being Revived

STOP! Do you know where you children are? What they’re doing? What they could be— SMOKING? That vile vapor, that odious offender, that sinful slayer waiting to possess your sons and daughters, turning pleasant little children into hooligans and whores— why we’re talking about the reefer! Don’t be fooled not even for a second! The […]

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‘Closer Than Ever’ at Being Revived by Amanda Gunther

True to the company’s namesake, Being Revived is presenting a musical that you definitely may have missed. Having just one run in 1989 and  critically acclaimed revival Off-Broadway just last year (with two new songs by the composers) the fall season is off to a great start up in Frederick, MD with this passionate young […]

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