Tag Archives | Michael Bobbitt

JOEL MARKOWITZ MARCH 1 2014

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Publisher and Editor Joel Markowitz To Receive The Gary Maker Award From DCTheatreScene At A Benefit Cabaret at MetroStage TONIGHT Monday, May 1st at 7 PM

DCMetroTheatreArts’ Pubisher and Editor Joel Markowitz has received the Gary Maker Award from DCTheatreScene. In her announcement Publisher and Editor of DCTheatreScene Lorraine Treanor wrote: Joel Markowitz is a man passionately in love with theatre, its audiences and its artists. He has played a major role in the DC area theatre scene for more than 25 years. He […]

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Review: ‘Ragtime’ at Ford’s Theatre

Glorious! Dazzling! Verve! Bursting at the seams with voices and stories of America’s humanity and originating dreams. These are the words I felt as Ragtime, now at Ford’s Theatre, unfolded before me. And it all began with the show’s opening; a full-company production number in which 24 voices, 48 feet, nine musicians, and an upright […]

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Review: ‘Ella Enchanted’ at Adventure Theatre

Glen Echo Park is a hidden gem that’s a blast from the past. As if Ella Enchanted at Adventure Theatre MTC wasn’t enough fun on its own, the park was a delight to walk through on the way to the theatre. This Ella Enchanted musical is a world premiere written by Karen Zacarías, composed by […]

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Magic Time! ‘Trans Lives and Theater as Change Agent: A Q&A with Dane Figueroa Edidi and Natsu Onoda Power’

Theater in DC has begun only recently to tell stories that attempt to be faithful to trans experience. Despite progress on local stages toward accurate portrayals of the lives of other populations marginalized on account of “difference”—those who are women, black, Latinx, Asian, queer, Deaf, or disabled, for instance—the lives of transfolk have been conspicuously […]

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Review: ‘Pippin’ at The George Washington University

“Join us,” cry the players, led by sophomore Madeline Winstel, in George Washington University’s performance of Pippin. In the show’s opening number “Magic to Do,” the players invite the audience to witness a story of intrigue, humor, romance, illusion, war, and murder. With Composer Stephen Schwartz and Book writer Roger O. Hirson, Pippin tells the […]

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Review: ‘Jumanji’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) finishes out its 2015-2016 Season with their fourth world premiere production, Jumanji. The adaptation was co-written by Sandra Eskin and ATMTC’s Artistic Director, Michael J. Bobbitt, and was based on Chris Van Allsburg’s book of the same name, which won the Caldecott Medal-a prize that goes to the artist of the […]

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‘Guys and Dolls’ at Olney Theatre Center

The dice are rolling, the men are kicking face, and the audience is rolling in the aisles as Olney Theatre Center’s last show of the season, Guys and Dolls, opens this weekend. One of Frank Loesser’s best known works, this production of the classic musical is one that everyone needs to run to see. Set […]

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‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company

When Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate first premiered on Broadway, it featured a cast of 40 singers and dancers. This makes sense, as there are many roles in this show and enthusiastic, toe-tapping numbers like “Another Openin’ Another Show” and “I Sing of Love” need to be propelled to the audience with a […]

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‘Oliver! The Musical’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

This summer, Adventure Theatre MTC brings Lionel Bart’s Oliver! to Round House Theatre in their first Two Act Musical in 63 years! While Adventure Theatre is celebrated for their award-winning one-act children’s shows, they endeavor to expand their horizons (as well as their audience) with this ambitious project– and they rise to the challenge spectacularly. Director Joseph […]

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A Chat With Ken and Jack Ludwig on ‘Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

It’s not every day one gets to mingle with Ken Ludwig, but since Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol premiered, Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) has been buzzing with the energy of the show’s internationally-acclaimed playwright and all-star cast. This is Ludwig’s second piece for young audiences and his second collaboration with Michael Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director for ATMTC. […]

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‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at Ford’s Theatre

Exhilarating— adj. “making one feel very happy, animated, or elated; thrilling.” E-X-H-I-L-A-R-A-T-I-N-G. Exhilarating; the perfect word used to describe your mood once you’ve attended the Ford’s Theatre‘s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  With Music and Lyrics by William Finn, and Book by Rachel Sheinkin, this catchy, quirky comedy will inspire delight and amusement […]

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‘Fido’s Friends Unleashed’ for Beltway Barks! This Saturday, 6/8@10-2 Part 3: Sandy Bainum & Donna Migliaccio

DC Actors for Animals presents: BELTWAY BARKS!  Where DC actors help DC animals find forever homes! Lisa Carrier Baker, Founder, Beltway Barks DC Actors for Animals: As I have grown into the DC theatre scene, I have been amazed by the amount of actors I’ve met who tirelessly volunteer, foster, transport, rescue and adopt animals in need. Being […]

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‘Fido’s Friends Unleashed’ for Beltway Barks! on 6/8: Part 2: Evan Casey, Sherri L. Edelen, and Bobby Smith

DC Actors for Animals presents: BELTWAY BARKS!  Where DC actors help DC animals find forever homes! Lisa Carrier Baker, Founder, Beltway Barks DC Actors for Animals: As I have grown into the DC theatre scene, I have been amazed by the amount of actors I’ve met who tirelessly volunteer, foster, transport, rescue and adopt animals in need. Being […]

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‘Fido’s Friends Unleashed’ for Beltway Barks! on 6/8: Lisa Carrier Baker, Michael Bobbitt & Debra Buonaccorsi

DC Actors for Animals presents: BELTWAY BARKS!  Where DC actors help DC animals find forever homes! Lisa Carrier Baker, Founder, Beltway Barks DC Actors for Animals: As I have grown into the DC theatre scene, I have been amazed by the amount of actors I’ve met who tirelessly volunteer, foster, transport, rescue and adopt animals in need. Being […]

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