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Review: ‘Ben Dibble: Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret)’ at the Arden Cabaret Series

Ben Dibble might be as fine a cabaret performer as anyone in that field. He demonstrated that with the presentation of Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret), produced by the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Many excellent singers have failed in their attempts at that delicate art. Cabaret demands naturalism, which requires […]

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Review: ‘The Dancing Princesses’ at Pumpkin Theatre

My wee littles stopped being wee little some time ago so, until yesterday, it’d been a number of years since I’d been to see children’s theatre. I’ve been hearing a lot of positive things about Pumpkin Theatre for some time now, so I decided to attend the opening performance of The Dancing Princesses to check […]

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Review: ‘Snow White’ at The Heritage Players

The Heritage Players of Catonsville, MD have created a wonderful production of Snow White, the classic fairytale with a young beauty, an evil Queen, a Magic Mirror, seven dwarves, and a handsome Prince who saves the day. This version, dramatized by J. Michael Straczynski, is narrated by the Magic Mirror and stays true to well-known […]

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Review: ‘The Merry Death of Robin Hood’ at LiveArtDC

The Merry Death of Robin Hood, written by Paul Resiman, (based on the stories by Howard Pyle), is my first experience of LiveArtDC and it was choice. I hadn’t thought of Robin Hood since the mid-70s film Robin and Marian starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn as the famed pair in their golden years. Thanks to […]

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Review: ‘Snow White’ at Encore Stage & Studio

Encore Stage & Studio presents the beloved childhood tale Snow White, a musical adaption by Tim Kelly, with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. A company who produces shows “by kids, for kids,” Encore prides itself on encouraging vital life skills through the theater arts. Says Executive Director Sara Duke, “They rely on one another […]

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Review: ‘Better Gods’ at The Washington National Opera

Friday night, the Washington National Opera (‘WNO’) premiered a brand new opera, based on the life of the last sovereign in Hawaii, Queen Liliʻuokalani. Better Gods, directed by Ethan McSweeny, was commissioned through a WNO program called the American Opera Initiative. Started in 2012, WNO describes the program as “a comprehensive commissioning program that works […]

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Laura Benanti at The Barns at Wolf Trap

You know how it feels to reunite with a friend you haven’t seen in a while? I’m talking about a good friend, the kind of friend where you can let time go between meetings but you pick up right where you left off? The two of you laugh so hard your sides are sore, you […]

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‘The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo’ by the Isango Ensemble at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The South African Isango Ensemble makes a joyful noise with soaring, full of life signature flair performing catchy rhythms, and singing beautiful melodies fusing classical arias and ethnic ululations in The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo (September 12-21), as they open the gates of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Presentation Series 2014 – 2015 Season.’ Wolfgang Amadeus […]

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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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‘We Will Rock You’ at The Warner Theatre

Guaranteed to blow your mind and your senses, We Will Rock You appeals to the rebel in all of us. Written and directed by Ben Elton with music and lyrics by Queen, We Will Rock You will astonish you with spectacle and trigger your sense of nostalgia. The show features mesmerizing light displays and a […]

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