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Review: ‘Mad Libs Live!’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

Mad Libs Live! sounds like a political gathering many would want to avoid. But happily it turns out to be a (Fill-in-the-Blank) musical providing peppy songs, millennial-rich humor, and random word-play based on audience input. This 2015 Off-Broadway work is getting its first staging outside of New York at the tiny, always-up-for-a-challenge Red Branch Theatre […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #12: Best Direction of Plays in Professional Theater in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Direction of Plays in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees! THE BEST DIRECTION OF PLAYS  in 2016 IN DC/MD/VA ARE: Paul Morella for A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas at Olney Theatre Center. Michael Baron for A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre. Laurie T. Freed […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #10: Best Direction in Musicals in Professional Theatres in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Direction of Musicals in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees: David James for A Christmas Carol at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Columbia. Matt Lenz for A Christmas Story: The Musical at The Hippodrome Theatre. Pierre-Jacques Brault A Christmas Story: The Musical at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show at Iron Crow Theatre. Scott Ward Abernethy as Doctor Madden in Next to Normal at The Keegan Theatre. Nicklas Aliff as Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown at Constellation Theatre Company. […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #1: Best Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Musicals in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees! A Christmas Carol at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Columbia. A Christmas Story: The Musical at The Hippodrome Theatre. A Christmas Story: The Musical at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. American Idiot at The Keegan Theatre. Black […]

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Review: ‘Heathers’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

High school can be rough on anyone, but in Heathers it’s murder. The well-mounted area premiere at Red Branch Theatre Company shows that the 1989 movie, which poked fun at making the grade in grade school, has lost none of its darkness in the long transition to stage musical. If its adolescent rage comes off […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #21: Best Design of 2015 in DC Metro Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is pleased to honor the following designers for their work in 2015: CHOREOGRAPHY Germaul Barnes for Marley at Centerstage. Michael Bobbitt for Guys and Dolls at Olney Theatre Center. Kristen Cooley for Zombie Prom at Spotlighters Theatre. Ivan Davila and Hayley North for Shrek The Musical at Reston Community Players. Patti D’Beck for Sister Act at Riverside Center for […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #15: Best Directors of Musicals in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to: Patrick A’Hearn for The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Melissa Baughman for Sweeney Todd (Prog-Metal Version) at Landless Theatre Company. Suzanne Beal for The Gifts of the Magi at Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Walter […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2015 #10: Best Performances in a Musical in Professional Theatres and Special Awards

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to:   Best Actor in a Musical Andrew Lloyd Baughman as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (Prog-Metal Version) at Landless Theatre Company. Danny Bertaux as Melchior in Spring Awakening at Red Branch Theatre Company. Paul Binotto as Nathan Detroit […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #9: Best Performances in a Musical in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Performances in Musicals in Community Theatres go to:  Best Actor in a Musical Rich Amada as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Alliance Theatre.  Steve Antonsen as Ensemble Member in Side by Side by Sondheim at Vagabond Players. Steven Baird as Algernon Moncrieff in Ernest in […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #2: Best Musicals in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Musicals at Professional Theatres honors go to: The Addams Family at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. The Addams Family at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. Avenue Q at Constellation Theatre Company. Avenue Q at Red Branch Theatre Company. Avenue Q at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative.  A Year With […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #1: Special Awards

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Special Awards have been awarded to: ARI ROTH AND MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY OF DC Mazel Tov to Ari Roth and Mosaic Theater Company of DC for launching a brand-new major company within barely a year, for announcing what may be the most ambitiously substantive and politically pertinent […]

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‘Peter Rabbit’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

The world premiere of the new musical Peter Rabbit at Red Branch Theatre Company in Columbia finally puts to rest one of life’s great riddles: Why are bunny tails so short? Answer: To keep tiny young playgoers from squirming in their seats. At only 90 minutes including intermission, Dustin Merrell’s original musical doesn’t so much run […]

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‘Avenue Q’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

Good news, theatergoers. Your favorite sassy surrogate love puppets are back at Red Branch Theatre Company performing at Columbia’s Drama Learning Center. Now through August 8th the neighborhood playhouse is whisking visitors away to Avenue Q, Broadway’s tunefully infectious goof on Sesame Street for those whose prime Sesame Street years are a decade or more […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

Spring Awakening always makes a strong impression on audiences. But it is a particularly bold choice for the season-opener at Red Branch Theatre Company. The 2007 Tony-winning musical, adapted from a controversial 1891 German tragedy by Frank Wedekind, looks at the unhappy repercussions of a repressive society on the lives of its children. In a […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Ensembles in DC Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Ensemble honors go to: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Castaways Repertory Theatre A Soldier’s Play at 2nd Star Productions Amadeus at CENTERSTAGE Annie at Port Tobacco Players Bat Boy: The Musical at The Colonial Players Bat Boy: The Musical at 1st Stage Beauty and the Beast at […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Design of 2014 in DC Metro Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is pleased to honor the following designers for their work in 2014: CHOREOGRAPHY Michael J. Bobbitt for Carrie the Musical at The Studio Theatre Debbie Clark, Nancy Newell, and Anna Bartels-Newton for Hairspray at Thomas S. Wootton High School  Philip Lee Clark for Little Shop of Horrors at West Potomac High School Ben Cunis for Inherit […]

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