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Review: ‘Two Trains Running’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Okay, I’ll say it: the production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running is so packed with dynamic performances under the direction of the multi-faceted Fuzz Roark, it threatens to explode out of the black box theater in the basement of The Madison. The show was moderately attended on opening night, but there should have been […]

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Review: ‘The Women’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Fangs for the Memories The Women by Clare Booth Luce, which opened on Broadway Christmas week in 1936 after its premiere in Philadelphia three weeks earlier, and included an actress named Doris Day in a minor role, was an anomaly for its time – it boasted a large, all-female cast of 44 characters including a […]

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Review: ‘The Three Penny Opera’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Ever-willing to mount bold musicals with large casts you’d never expect to see in such an intimate, cozy space (remember last year’s gorgeous Evita?), Fuzz Roark at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”) has done it again. Spotlighters’ first show of 2017 proves once again that you really can fit a big Broadway musical into a […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD Are: John Alexander for his lighting for Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre. John Alexander for his lighting for Black Nativity at Theater Alliance. Brian Allard for his lighting for Sleeping Beauty at Synetic Theater. Clint Allen for his projections for Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches: […]

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Review: ‘Political Cabaret’ at Cohesion Theatre, Baltimore Improv Group, and Spotlighters Theatre

As a welcome election-year treat, Cohesion Theatre Company (“Cohesion”), Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”), and the Baltimore Improv Group (“BIG”) have collaborated to create a lighthearted performance event they call Political Cabaret. The production combines “improv, sketch comedy, and musical satire speaking to all things election season.” It’s a night of good fun. The production […]

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Interviews from London Below: Inside Cohesion Theatre’s ‘Neverwhere’: Part 8 – Director Brad Norris

In Part Eight of a series of interviews with cast members of Cohesion Theatre Company’s Neverwhere, meet Director Brad Norris. Patricia: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers about some of the many hats you’ve worn in the Baltimore theatre community. Brad: Norris. Brad Norris. My name is Brad Norris. I’m bad at constructing thoughts […]

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Meet the Cast of Laurel Mill Playhouse’s ‘Man of La Mancha’: Part 4: John Brown, Tracy Davidson, Richard Greenslit, Joseph Mariano, Kel McClanahan, and Christine Thomas-O’Meally

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of Man of La Mancha at Laurel Mill Playhouse meet John Brown, Tracy Davidson, Richard Greenslit, Joseph Mariano, Kel McClanahan, and Christine Thomas-O’Meally. ______ JOHN BROWN (DR CARRASCO/DUKE/KNIGHT OF THE MIRRORS) Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform on the stage and other […]

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Interviews With the Cast and Director of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘The Laramie Project’: Part 2: Zoe Bulitt

In Part 2 of  a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s The Laramie Project, meet Zoe Bulitt. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform before on local stages? My name is Zoe Bulitt and recent performances I have been in are Jesus Christ Superstar […]

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Interviews With the Cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘The Laramie Project’: Part 1: Susan S. Porter

In Part One of  a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s The Laramie Project, meet Susan S. Porter. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform before on local stages? My name is Susan S. Porter. For the past 15 years I’ve been performing at […]

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‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Spotlighters Theatre has gone south for the winter, spending the holidays in Texas with their production of A Tuna Christmas. Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, and directed by Fuzz Roark, A Tuna Christmas is set in the town of Tuna, Texas, the third smallest town in the state, on a particularly […]

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‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bercusse’s Jekyll & Hyde on stage at Spotlighters Theatre in Baltimore is a close-up look at one man’s self-destruction. Despite a book that lacks depth and, sometimes, a clear narrative thread, this production is beautifully staged and directed by Fuzz Roark and worth far more than the ticket price. The Broadway […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 11/27/14-Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our new list of Scene Stealers honorees for the week ending 11/27/14.  ______ Simon Diesenhaus as Tobias Ragg, Singing “Not While I’m Around” at Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Act Two @ Levine “Another standout on opening night was Simon Diesenhaus as Tobias Ragg, who works for […]

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‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at Spotlighters

The Rocky Horror Show first premiered in June of 1973 at a 63-seat theater in London. Since then, the show has been staged all over the globe in ever larger theaters. Perhaps the most famous version of The Rocky Horror Show is its film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Those who have seen the The […]

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‘Game Show’ at Spotlighters Theatre

The hilarious and thrilling Game Show at Spotlighters Theatre (The Comedy YOU Play), by Jeffrey Finn and Bob Walton,- offers an intimate look and feel of an ever-popular television trivia game show. If your family is ready for hearty laughs, anticipation, and surprises, this is a must see! Not only do the actors give you a […]

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‘Edward II’ at Spotlighters Theatre

They say that love will conquer all but what happens when love gets in the way of the crown? A court turned against its king for forbidden love; a throne overturned in the face of adversity. The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre brings Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II to the stage as its penultimate show of the […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musical Direction and Choreography′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices for our Favorite Music Direction and Choreography of 2013 by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to our honorees and to every Musical Director and Choreographer who worked on our local stages in 2013. Please leave your list of designers and their work you would like to personally honor in the COMMENT BOX. […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musicals of 2013’ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, after seeing over 2,000 professional, community, children’s, university, and high school productions have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. […]

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