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Review: ‘Other Desert Cities’ at Bucks County Playhouse

In the opening moments of Other Desert Cities, playwright Jon Robin Baitz introduces us to a wealthy Southern California family whose members love to play tennis – but their favorite sport is getting under each other’s skin. This family is on edge, and while the play starts with rather standard conflicts – parents versus children, […]

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 5: Director Julie Janson by Chip Gertzog

In Part 5 of interviews with the cast and Director of Amadeus, meet Julie Janson who directs Providence Players of Fairfax’s production. Chip: Please tell our readers where they may have seen your work on our local stages. Julie: This is my fourth time directing, though first time with Providence Players (“PPF”). My past work includes The […]

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 4: Debora Crabbe and Bobby Welsh as The Venticelli by Chip Gertzog

Amadeus, the late Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award and Academy Award-winning masterpiece opens this Friday, September 30, 2016 at the James Lee Community Center Theater and kicks off the Providence Players 2016-2017 season. In Part 4 of interviews with the cast and Director of Amadeus, meet Debora Crabbe and Bobby Welsh as The Venticelli. Chip: Please tell our […]

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Review: ‘’Night, Mother’ at The Highwood Theatre

‘’Night, Mother’ explores depths of depression, family secrets The Highwood Theatre’s Night, Mother, expertly directed by Madison Middleton and wonderfully acted by Melissa B. Robinson and Jennifer Berry George, is a thoughtful staging of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work by playwright Marsha Norman. The play asks many questions: How does one deal with a debilitating illness? […]

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The 2015/16th Annual WATCH AWARD WINNERS

Announcement of Nominations 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Winners Were Announced on Sunday, March 6. 2016  at The Birchmere, in Alexandria, VA WINNERS ARE IN BLUE __ Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (5)  Kevin Garrett – Chess – Kensington Arts Theatre  Drew Moberley – Little Shop of Horrors – […]

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Here Are The 16th Annual/2015/WATCH AWARD WINNERS

Announcement of Nominations 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Winners Were Announced on Sunday, March 6. 2016  at The Birchmere, in Alexandria, VA WINNERS ARE IN BLUE __ Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (5)  Kevin Garrett – Chess – Kensington Arts Theatre  Drew Moberley – Little Shop of Horrors – […]

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This Sunday, 3/6@7PM: 2015 WATCH AWARD Winners Announced: Here are the 2015 WATCH AWARD NOMINATIONS

This Sunday, March 6th at 7 PM The WATCH AWARDS CEREMONY. Visit DCMTA to see the winners as they are being announced. _____ Announcement of Nominations: 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Were Announced January 17, 2015 – 7:30 pm  at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA __ Nominations for Outstanding Technical […]

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Here are the 2015 WATCH AWARD NOMINATIONS

Announcement of Nominations 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Were Announced January 17, 2015 – 7:30 pm  at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA __ Nominations for Outstanding Technical Achievements. Outstanding Set Design in a Musical (5)  Bill Brown – Fiddler on the Roof – Damascus Theatre Company Lawrence Gresko – Shrek […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #17: Best Directors of a Play in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Plays in Community Theatres honors go to:  Mark T. Allen for Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Laura Andruski for To Kill a Mockingbird at Rockville Little Theatre. John Dellaporta for Venus in Fur at Silver Spring Stage. Terry Averill […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘Painting Churches’ at Montgomery Playhouse: Part 3: Jane Squier Bruns

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of Montgomery Playhouse’s Painting Churches, meet Jane Squier Bruns. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Jane: I just played Lettice Douffet in Quotidian Theatre Co.’s production of Lettice and Lovage. Also, Quotidian’s production of The Veil and Silver Spring Stage’s Other […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 8: Bill Hurlbut

In Part 8 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet  Joel: Tell readers where they may have seen you perform on local stages. Bill: Most recently I played Edward Seaga in the Baltimore Center Stage world premiere of Marley. I have also appeared […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Vienna Theatre Company’s ‘Other Desert Cities’: Part 4: Patrick David and Jeff McDermott

Meet the cast and director of Vienna Theatre Company’s Other Desert Cities. In Part 4: Meet Patrick David and Jeff McDermott. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us where our readers may have seen you perform on the stage. I am Patrick David, and I’m a long time resident of Falls Church.  I received my BA […]

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‘Other Desert Cities’ at Vienna Theatre Company

In an upscale California house in Palm Springs, the Wyeth family is gathering to celebrate the Christmas season. What is supposed to be a joyous occasion turns out, on this particular Christmas in 2004, to be when the Wyeth family’s lives are flipped upside down and secrets are revealed. Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, […]

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‘Other Desert Cities’ at The Highwood Theatre

“Relationships are hard-earned things” in The Highwood Theatre’s production of Other Desert Cities. Jon Robin Baitz’s beautiful play is a taut family drama involving a clan split by generations, values and their connection to the past. Parents Polly and Lyman Wyeth are cool, conservative, former Hollywood players. Polly’s sister Silda is staying in their guest […]

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‘Other Desert Cities’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Other Desert Cities, a two act play by Jon Robin Baitz, is a drama with a premise that sounds like a dysfunctional family sitcom.Now at Fells Point through Feb. 8th, it is a play about a family riven by pride, politics, fear, money and a not-so-secret secret. Originally an Off-Broadway show that moved to Broadway […]

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