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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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He’s Back: Alex Stone on Playing The Con Man Again-in Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Alex Stone has returned to the stage to play one of his favorite roles: the con man: Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can at Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre, which ends its run this weekend. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform on our local stages […]

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‘Hairspray’ at City of Fairfax Theatre Company

A huge, multi-generational cast tells the story of integrating a 1962 Baltimore TV dance show in a musical directed by Tara Taylor that is all heart—and soul. With book by Mark O’Donnel and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, the 2003 Broadway musical won seven Tonys and […]

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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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Interviews: McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Plays Tonight thru Sunday

Catch Me If You Can opens tonight  and plays through this Sunday, April 27, 2013 at McLean High School -1633 Davidson Road, in McLean, VA. For tickets, purchase them online, or at the door. INTERVIEWS Catch This! McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Interviews-Part 1: Director Amy Poe. Catch This! McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ […]

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Catch This! McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Interviews-Part 4: Choreographer Marielle Burt

In Part 4 of ‘Catch This! McLean High School’s’ Catch Me If You Can Interviews, meet Choreographer Marielle Burt. Joel: Tell us about your design experience and why you wanted to work on this production? Marielle: I was really excited to work on the choreography for the production because the whole idea is that Frank is presenting […]

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Catch This! McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Interviews-Part 3: Musical Director Walter (Bobby) McCoy

In Part 3 of ‘Catch This! McLean High School’s’ Catch Me If You Can Interviews, meet Musical Director Walter (Bobby) McCoy. How long have you worked at MHS and where did you get your musical training? I have been working with the McLean HS Theatre Company for a little over a year. My previous shows with them have […]

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Catch This! McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Interviews-Part 2: Alex Stone, Jack Posey, and Lily Lord

In Part 2 of ‘Catch This! McLean High School’s’ Catch Me If You Can Interviews, meet cast members Alex Stone, Jack Posey, and Lily Lord. Tell me a little bit about your character. Alex Stone: Frank Abagnale, Jr. is a kid. Between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, he steals more than two million dollars by passing […]

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‘Hairspray’ at Thomas S. Wootton High School by Brent Stone

Welcome to the Sixties, Baltimore style! Grab your neon-colored shirts and Madison down to T. S. Wootton High School Center for the Arts’ production of Hairspray, energetically directed by Jessica Speck. The lively group of some 150 students, including actors, musicians and crew, bring this fun-loving and surprisingly timely show to this vast performance space effectively […]

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150 Students Involved in Wootton High School’s Production of ‘Hairspray’ Which Opens Tonight and Runs 3/28-30 & 4/4-6

More than 150 Students at Rockville’s Wootton High School Gearing up for Performances of the Broadway Hit “Hairspray” Hairspray plays at Thomas S. Wootton High School – 2100 Wootton Parkway, in Rockville, Maryland. Performances are March 28 and 29 & April 4 and 5 at 7:30 PM with 2 PM matinees on Sunday March 30 and April […]

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‘Hairspray’ at Magruder High School

The words “tuneful” and “energetic” only begin to describe Magruder High School’s production of the Tony-award-winning musical Hairspray. Based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name,  with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray combines social commentary with music, dance, romance, […]

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