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Chatting with Rupert Holmes About Landless’ Symphonic/Metal Version of his Musical ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

He’s a triple threat! He’s won Tony awards for writing the book, score, and lyrics for his Tony award-winning Best Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood,  not to mention Tony nominations for the musical Curtains and his play Say Goodnight, Gracie. Now he has given Landless Theatre Company his blessing to create a symphonic/metal arrangement of his score. I asked Rupert Holmes […]

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Review: ‘Rob McClure: Smile’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC

Talent, showmanship, and charm—Rob McClure has it all, and he brings it all to Feinstein’s/54 Below with Rob McClure: Smile, his premiere solo concert in New York City. The pride of New Jersey (where he was born and raised), Philadelphia (where he lives), and Broadway (where he’s currently appearing as Nick Bottom in Something Rotten!) […]

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Review: ‘Assassins’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse

Assassins, comes to Laurel Mill Playhouse for a murderously fun evening of theatre. This quirky little musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. The premise of the show is a murderous carnival game. It is a revue style portrayal of […]

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Olney Theatre Center Unveils its 17-Show 2016-2017 Season Schedule: Co-Production with Round House Theatre of ‘Angels in America’ Announced

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING 17 SHOWS IN 2016-17 World Premieres from Hinderaker and Miroshnik, Multi-Year Co-Production Agreement with Round House Theatre, and Expanded Family Series Headlined by Mary Poppins Make Up Theater’s 79th Season< Olney Theatre Center, a mid-Atlantic destination for professional theater performance and education, proudly announces its largest season ever in 2016-17, […]

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‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at Walt Whitman High School

Whitman Drama’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (school edition) is a superb production that demonstrates the strength and ambition of the Whitman High School Theatre program. An enormous production, with complex dance and choreography, and musical numbers that are executed perfectly while actors are running up and down the professional level set. This […]

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East Street Arts Center is coming to Frederick and Landless Theatre Company Has Found a New Home

The Landless Theatre Company is opening the new “East Street Arts Center” at 919-B N. East Street in Frederick, MD. The 12,000 square foot former church space will include a 180-seat performance venue, classrooms, rehearsal space, and an Art Gallery. A “soft opening” is scheduled for December 5, 2015, and the Arts Center expects to […]

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Tracy Lynn Olivera’s ‘Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret’ at Signature Theatre

As Halloween approaches, ghosts and monsters and witches seem to be everywhere. But by far the most entertaining witch of all was Tracy Lynn Olivera, presenting her Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret at Signature Theatre tonight in Shirlington. Olivera, with her strong, versatile voice, combined with her howling wit and style, cast a spell over the audience and […]

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Pianist Alon Goldstein at the Odeon Chamber Music Series

Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor is a sprawling, at times even rambling composition that takes a full half hour to spin out. Not even one of the world’s greatest living pianists, András Schiff, could complete it without some audience shuffling and coughing when he performed it at the Music Center at […]

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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at Silhouette Stages

Silhouette Stages’ hilarious production of Monty Python’s Spamalot opened last night at Slayton House in Columbia, MD. It is based on the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle (of Monty Python fame) and Music by John du Prez and Eric Idle. Whether or not you saw the movie, you […]

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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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Landless’ Opens ‘Sweeney Todd – Prog Metal Version’ This Weekend and DCMTA Coverage

Landless Theatre Company’s Sweeney Todd – Prog Metal Version opens Thursday night at Warehouse Theater. Sweeney Todd -Prog Metal Version plays from August 7-31, 2014 at Warehouse Theater – 645 New York Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. Purchase tickets online. DCMetroTheaterArts has been honored to have had the ‘breaking news’ of the show and here’s our coverage: LINKS: Attend […]

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‘Into the Woods’ at Purple Light Theatre Company

Be careful what you wish for! Or you might just find yourself tumbling into a fairytale at the Purple Light Theatre Company. Of course, all fairytales have happy endings, don’t they? Or perhaps an ending that is a little more interesting as Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods comes to life in this new minimalist approach. […]

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Attend The Tale: Cast Announcement for Landless’ Summer of Rock productions of ‘Sweeney Todd – Prog Metal Version’ and ‘Rock Bottom’ [A Rock Opus] by Landless Theatre Company

The Landless Theatre Company announces casting for Summer of Rock productions at Warehouse Theatre: Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd – Prog Metal Version and Rock Bottom [A Rock Opus]. Both productions will incorporate distinguished vocalists from local metal and rock bands, including A Sound of Thunder, Aries, Cassandra Syndrome and Los Swamp Monsters. “We’re developing a […]

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Exclusive! Attend The Tale of Landless Theatre’s Sondheim Approved Prog Metal Version of ‘Sweeney Todd’: Announcing The Arrangers-THE FLEET STREET COLLECTIVE

DC’s Landless Theatre Company, currently developing a Prog Metal Version of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, announces that the prog metal orchestration is being written by a team of arrangers known as The Fleet Street Collective. The seven members of The Fleet Street Collective are DC-based metal musicians Lance LaRue, Ray Shaw and Alex Vallejo; Philadelphia-based world […]

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